Gloucester Rugby join forces with Katharine Lady Berkeley and Renishaw to inspire girls into engineering and rugby! #TacklingStigma

Gloucester Rugby Community team have joined forces with Renishaw, and Katharine Lady Berkeley to inspire teenage girls to take up apprenticeships in engineering and try rugby under the new Tackling Stigma programme.

The girls were given a tour of the fantastic facility at Renishaw, before taking to the rugby field for coaching from the Gloucester Rugby Community team.

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Gloucester Rugby Half Term Rugby Camps off and running

Half term is here! And a busy week is underway for the Gloucester Rugby Community Team across Gloucestershire. The start of the week sees the team at Sir Thomas Rich’s in Longlevens, and Wycliffe School in Stroud delivering rugby camps to hundreds of young players.

Later in the week, the action moves to Katharine Lady Berkeley for the Girls Only Camp

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Gloucester Rugby Mixed Ability team get off to a winning start!

The Gloucester Rugby Community Team have been busy carrying out coaching sessions across the county, following the creation of the new Mixed Ability Rugby programme.

Mixed Ability Rugby is a simplified version of the game, for men and women of all abilities, disabilities and ages.

And they recently had the chance to pull on the famous Cherry and White jersey for their first competitive fixture against the Worcester Warriors Mixed Ability team, and just like the first team fixture at Kingsholm that night, the Cherry and Whites came out on top!

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Sun shines on the 2017 Gloucester Rugby Beach Weekender 

The Gloucester Quays was a sea of Cherry and White recently, as the Gloucester Rugby Beach Weekender came to town, with thousands of supporters joining the first team squad for three days of fun on the sand.

Saturday saw the first team in town, playing games on the sand, before taking part in the biggest team photo that Gloucester has ever seen. The Wooden Spoon Wiltshire Tag Rugby Tournament took place, with plenty of exciting skills and tries on show on the beach.

On Sunday, the Gloucester Rugby Mixed Ability squad were displaying their skills in a tournament, before the Rugby for Heroes Tag Rugby tournament on the Monday.

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Mixed Ability Rugby launches with great success with Gloucester Rugby 

We recently saw the launch of a new Mixed Ability Rugby programme from the Gloucester Rugby Community Charity, alongside the International Mixed Ability Sport body (IMAS) and Longlevens RFC.

A fun packed afternoon saw participants learn all about Mixed Ability Rugby and the different rules and enjoyment that can be had, before giving it a try themselves in the sunshine.

The Gloucester Rugby Community team were on hand to deliver coaching after several weeks of learning the rules of Mixed Ability sport and what every participant can achieve with different rules for players with a variety of physical and learning difficulties.

Wooden Spoon Charity Floodlit Festival

It was a busy day on Saturday, with the culmination of the Wooden Spoon Floodlit Festival at Kingsholm Stadium, and nearly 300 young players from across the South West competed on the famous turf after a season of competition.

Organised by the Wiltshire Wooden Spoon Charity, the tag rugby tournament came to an entertaining end on Saturday where the teams competed for the title, with some fantastic action on show.

The players were also treated to a quick meet and greet session with the Cherry and White first team, as they prepared for Sunday’s fixture at The Rec with their team run.

EDF Energy Under 14 Schools Cup Finals Day

The Gloucester Rugby Community team saw the culmination of a season of competition take to the Kingsholm pitch on Wednesday 26 April, as four Year 9 school teams went head to head for the EDF Energy Under 14 Schools Cup and Plate

Sir Thomas Rich’s emerged victorious over Katharine Lady Berkeley’s by 41-7 to lift the Cup, with Pates recording a strong 63-21 win over Dean Academy in the Plate Final

Easter Camps underway in the Gloucestershire sunshine

The weather was spot on for a great start to the Junior Rugby Camps across the county with the Gloucester Rugby Community Department.

Monday and Tuesday saw the Junior Rugby Camps take place at Berry Hill RFC in the Forest of Dean, with the camps moving on this week to Dursley RFC.

The camps focus on the core skills of rugby, as well as the core values of the sport with inclusion and involvement to the fore as all of the junior players develop their skills as well as everything that rugby promotes!

The following week, the Community team hosted two sold out Junior Rugby Camps at Sir Thomas Rich’s School in Longlevens, before moving on to Cinderford RFC.

Gloucester Rugby Community Charity Golf Day

On Friday 30 March, we joined forces with Rugby for Heroes, and hosted the Gloucester Rugby Community Charity Golf Day, at the picturesque Tewkesbury Park Hotel.

Supporters, proud sponsors and players took to the tee for a great day in the sunshine, before sitting down for a celebration dinner and auction to raise funds for worthy causes including the Gloucester Rugby Community Charity and Rugby for Heroes.