A full 2014-15 fixture list is now available on the Fixtures 2014-15 tab on the sidebar of this page. This list is subject to a few possible remaining changes, and does not as yet include the proposed 2nds/development Friday night series. The first of these Friday night fixtures is provisionally fixed for Friday 22 August at Ventnor.
IWRFC Weekly Club Events
|Thu. 21 Aug.
||7 pm start at club|
|Sat. 23 Aug.||Work day at club||10 am start at club - need to complete club renovations before start of new season|
Tue. 26 Aug.
|Training||7 pm start at club.|
|Thu. 28 Aug
||7 pm start at club.
Members of Isle of Wight RFC swapped their rugby balls for power tools as part of the NatWest RugbyForce weekend. Created by RBS, RugbyForce is a community initiative that supports local rugby clubs in building for their future. Since the initiative was launched in 2009, RugbyForce has helped over 1,500 clubs at the grassroots of the game by providing them with tools to help coordinate a community-wide effort to give facilities a ‘make over’, online guidance and financial support. This year, IWRFC was awarded the top grant for the region of £2,500 to carry out works including refurbishing the toilets, as well as upgrading the disabled and baby changing facilities. This was combined with a whole club makeover, including repainting the changing rooms and smartening up the bar area. The Island’s MP, Andrew Turner, helped the club clean up its act by helping out on the day. Richard Freeman, Community Rugby Development Officer for the Isle of Wight, was also in attendance to provide support.
IWRFC Chairman, Nick Puckett, said: “The club is going through a sustained period of change and as the oldest rugby club on the island, which is also celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, is well placed to offer men ladies and children the chance to play rugby ahead of the rugby world cup next year. A brilliant turnout of players, partners and children over the course of the weekend ensured a great atmosphere while we worked and allowed us to complete all of the tasks we wanted to get done. This means that the work on the clubhouse is on schedule to be finished in time for the new season.
The IWRFC held its Annual General Meeting at the clubhouse recently. Members who attended discussed the season just past, and looked forward to the club’s upcoming 90th anniversary season. Officers for the 2014-15 season were elected as follows:
President: Paul Simpson
Chairman: Nick Puckett
Hon Secretary: Andy White
Hon Treasurer: Tony Newnham
Membership Secretary: Martin Newnham
Fixtures & Match Secretary: Andy Puckett
Coaching Co-ordinator: Simon Samuels
1st XV captain: Dan Tennant
2nd XV captain: Mark Westley
Party in the Park is coming round again, on Saturday 19th July at Wootton Rec.
Setting up from 10am
Bar licensed from 12.
Afternoon events start at 2pm to 5pm
Evening from 6pm to 10pm.
Clear up 10.30pm.
We need you for the following:
Setting up at the club.
BBQ serving (Throughout the day and evening)
Bar serving (Throughout the day and evening)
Stewarding of the event.
Tug of War.
We also have live music outside the club in the afternoon and there is musical entertainment in the evening. It’s a fun day and a big fundraiser for the club. Please let us know your availability.