Tuesday, 28 September 2010
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Thursday, 24 December 2009
Saturday, 19 December 2009
Wednesday, 16 December 2009
Sunday, 6 December 2009
Thursday, 5 November 2009
Sunday, 11 October 2009
If anyone is interested.. I use Picasa to store and manage my photos. It's a free download from here.
The latest version (3.5) has face recognition, it will search all your photos for individual faces and let you group them by person. This lets you see how your kids have grown through photos.
If you have a gmail (googlemail) account you can copy your photos online with a single click and either share them to one person on a private basis, a group of people or everyone in the world. It makes backing up your photos childs play. You can also download them onto another computer.
Sunday, 4 October 2009
Thursday, 27 August 2009
Hope you all had a good summer (although I'm still waiting for the BBQ summer we were promised). We are now Hove Under 12s, last year in the minis, and thought I'd let you know what was happening (well, at least for the first couple of weeks!).
The 2009-10 Season Starts on Sunday 6th September and we will be on Pitch 3 at the kit store room end, http://www.multimap.com/s/jrDxex38. The first four weeks of the season will be training from 10.00-12.00 as usual.
Please note that Registration will be on Sunday 6th and Sunday 13th September. All existing members are being sent a renewal form next week - please bring this form and cash or cheque with you. Details of membership fees can be found on the website: http://www.hoverfc.com/index.php?menu=Club&submenu=Membership&ql=22.
The club is holding its pre-season BBQ at the clubhouse on 30th August, 2009. ALL club members and familes are welcome. Deano is providing the food, and there will be a live band during the afternoon. There will also be a bouncy castle for the littl 'uns. The event starts at 1pm.
So, if I don't see you this Sunday, I'll see you on 6th September
Friday, 8 May 2009
We have been asked to let you know about a Wasps Coaching day on Weds 27th May at Hove for ages 8 - 14. The day is open to all clubs in the south Sussex area. Places are limited, first come first served.
Best way to sign up is online at www.rugbycamps.com/londonwasps
Friday, 1 May 2009
Sunday 3rd May is proving to be EXTREMELY busy with lots of other things going on apart from the Minis Awards Day.
As you know a lot of our squad will be missing through various activities, so we would like to hold a separate U11 awards day so that everyone can be present and give us a chance to vote for player of the year etc.
There is a Tag match for coaches/parents (parents you have been warned please bring suitable footwear!) between the age groups that should be taking place around 10.30 on the U10/U12 pitches:
Pool A: U6/U7, The Dogs, U11s
Pool B: The Rhinosaurs, U9s, U12s
There is a £1 per person match fee - and small people will be wandering around with collection buckets. This should be completed by 11.30 - so there will be a chance for kids to have a game of bulldog or similar before the Chinook Helicopter lands about 11.45 - then there will be club presentations at the front of the clubhouse by the Wing Commander to coaches etc.
There will also be a bouncy castle and hopefully a BBQ and of course the bar will be open. They are looking for volunteers to help with the BBQ - anyone willing please let me know asap.
Just to let you know there are also the following events happening:
10.30 - Hove U13 game Pitch 2 which needs to be finished by 11.45 otherwise the helicopter will land on them!
11.00 - Colts County Final - Pitch 1
2.00pm - Women's Final - Pitch 1
2.30p - Hove park old boys game - Pitch 2
not to mention a home cricket match!
Final bit of advice from the club is to try not to drive down as parking will be horrific - you have been warned!
Monday, 27 April 2009
First of all well done to everyone who went to Edenbridge - the A's were the runners up in the Plate Competition (our first bit of silver!) and although the Bs did not progress into a final they played with a lot of commitment and against some very strong opposition - so well done to all and well done to all the parents for their stamina! Sitting in the sun all day is hard work!
This Sunday, 3rd May, is the Minis Fun Day at Hove. We are expecting a Chinook Helicopter, the pilot is an ex-Hove player, and it will arrive at 12pm and depart at 2pm. There may also be a tag game between coaches/parents of all age groups! So for those who are available please turn up for some gentle exercise and fun at the normal time.
In the meantime though it appears that many of our players won't be available on Sunday as it is the start of the cricket and athletics season. At the moment I know of the following who won't be available.
Freddie Nehls, Freddie Garth, Freddie Packham, George Oliver, George Turner, George Karous, Max Karous, James Hadfield, Luke Griffiths, Mikey Howell, Lawrence Wright, Sam Pfeiffer, Steph Pfeiffer, Zac Downey
If there's anyone else who knows they are not around next Sunday please can you let me know as soon as possible as this will affect when we have the U11s awards day.
Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or text me on 07929 325827.
I also wanted to let you know that John Wright, Lawrence's dad, has very kindly uploaded some photos from recent tournaments onto a Picasa web page http://picasaweb.google.com/HoveRFC1997 . The Wasps group photo from this year and 2008 are also on this page.
Catch up with all soon
Tuesday, 21 April 2009
Hope everyone who went paintballing on Sunday has survived! Many thanks to Steph for finding the place and also to Nicky Turner for helping me with giving out the paintballs!!
This Sunday 26th April, we are all at Edenbridge. My understanding is that the following are available:
IF ANYONE FROM THE ABOVE LIST IS NOT AVAILABLE - PLEASE LET ME KNOW BY RETURN.
WE WILL ANNOUNCE TEAMS LATER IN THE WEEK.
In the meantime, details from Edenbridge Ruby Club as follows:
The Pavilion, Lingfield Road Recreation Ground, Edenbridge, TN8 5DY
ERFC are looking forward to your arrival for this year’s Edenbridge Mini Rugby Festival.
Keep your carbon footprint small and share a car!
CAR PARKING + 10 minute walk - I will forward maps separately.
Please park at Eden Valley School, Four Elms Road, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 6AD and then take the short, 10 minute, walk to Edenbridge RFC, The Pavilion, Lingfield Road, Recreation Ground, Edenbridge, TN8 5DY
A free minibus shuttle service and will be running to and from the Car Park to the Recreation Ground. Priority to be given to the elderly, infirm, and to those with young children.
At the parking area there will be clearly identifiable Edenbridge Marshals who will direct you to the Festival Ground.
Please do not attempt to park in the vicinity of the clubhouse as these places have been allocated to referees who have been issued with special passes and to those with disabled parking permits. Police will stop any unauthorized vehicle from entering roads leading to the clubhouse and will not allow parking on Lingfield Rd.
Please also note the following:
· The fast flowing tributaries to the River Eden, with steep banks, run to the side and rear of the Recreation Ground. Do not allow the children to play by these streams.
The event, by its very nature, is in the public arena and participants and their parents acknowledges that recording and publication of images may ensue. The organisers reserve the right to challenge any suspect photography.
· Please remember to bring plenty of warm and waterproof clothing for players.
· There will be refreshment tents serving sausage rolls, burgers, hot dogs, soup, hot & cold drinks and sweets. Alcoholic beverages will be available from the clubhouse.
· Please note that NO BARBEQUES are allowed on the playing area as this is council property.
· There will be a display area for “RAM Rugby” selling rugby kit, gum shields, studs etc.
· DE Photo will be taking action photographs which will be available for purchase on the day.
· Remember: your players are your responsibility! Please ensure they are under the supervision of a responsible adult at all times.
Finally, the first games kick-off at 10:00. Please ensure you allow ample time to park and to walk to the Recreational Ground and to locate your pitch, etc. (We suggest 9;15 at the latest.) Why not arrive early for a sausage roll and a coffee – these will be available from 9:00!!
See you Sunday - please aim to get the ground for 09.15 at the latest.
Friday, 10 April 2009
Just a few reminders!
1. No Rugby for U11s on Easter Sunday
2. Paintballing - Sunday 19 April -
Currently, the following are taking part:
James Cull x 2
Dan Foulds-Holt x 2
Freddie Garth x 3
James Hadfield x 1
George Karous x 1
Max Karous x 1
Freddie Nehls x 2
Miley Porritt x 4
Sam Pfeiffer x 2
Yoann Steque x 2
George Turner x 2 or 3
Davis West x 2
Charlie Butcher x 2
If anyone else wants to take part, I need to know by Tuesday 14 April. I will send out further details next week but be warned it is a prompt 09.15 start!
3. Edenbridge Tournament - Sunday 26 April
At the moment I understand everyone is available for this with the exception of:
Raffaele, Kian, Lewis and Yoann/Francois.
If anyone else is not available please let me know asap as we are planning to enter an A and B team.
4. Belated Congratulations to the arrival of Grace Ava (sister to Raffaelle) on 1st April.
Wednesday, 1 April 2009
Thought you might like to know what's happening for the rest of the season.
Sunday 5th April - Staines Festival
Forwards: James Cull, James Hadfield, Mikey, Jacob, Lawrence, Sacha, Freddie Packham
Backs: Sam, George Oliver, Davis, George K, Max, Zac, Yoann
If you have not already let me know your availability - please do so asap.
There will be training at Hove for everyone else.
Sunday 12th April - EASTER SUNDAY - No Training
Sunday 19th April - "Fun Day" - Paintballing - Effingham
As there is no tour this year - this will be an opportunity for the kids (and the coaches) to let off some steam. We have reserved places at Deepwood - Fort Bravo (yes, honest!)
http://www.paintballgames.co.uk/centre/deepwood.html and hope as many as possible can come along - including parents.
Cost will be approx £17.50 per head to include:
Games from 09.15 to 4.00pm
Lunch of pizza (margarita or pepperoni)
Free coffee, tea, water
150 paintballs per person free
All other clothing/equipment included.
This facility will allow 10 and 11 year olds to play as long as there are some adults around. We are also looking into the possibility of a coach.
If you are interested please let me know as soon as possible and I can forward a brochure and map etc.
Sunday 26th April - Edenbridge TBC
Sunday 3rd May - Minis Awards Day at Hove
Friday, 27 March 2009
Sorry for delay in getting email out but have had a few challenges with availability etc.
Horsham - Festival
The team going to Crowborough are going to have some subs from the other teams playing in this tournament as we don't have quite enough players.
As you can see we need everyone so any queries/problems please let me know asap.
Will send out full details for both tournaments to the individuals later today, you need to arrive by 09.30 for both festivals but, please, please don't forget THE CLOCKS GO FORWARD ON SATURDAY SO DON'T BE LATE!!!!
Monday, 23 March 2009
As soon as I have details on the group photo I will get that to you and if, in the meantime, anyone has any photos for the website please do email me and we will update the slide show on the blog. I have certificates for everyone and will get those distributed next time we are all together.
Onto next week............. we are trying to get two teams together. There is an A Festival at Horsham and a 4-way fixture at Crowborough for the Bs.
At the moment we are working on everyone being available with the exception of:
If there are any additional people not available, please can you let me know by Wednesday evening at the latest - thanks.
Tuesday, 17 March 2009
Just to let you know that I will be sending around an email with further details on the Wasps Trip on Sunday to everyone who has booked a place - but just wanted to let you all know the basics!
We need to be at the training ground, Royal Grammar School (High Wycombe) by 09.40 so for those of us on the coach we will need to meet at Shirley Drive at 07.30!!
Training will be at the RGS for 2 hrs - there is an opportunity for children to shower and change after the training session so please make sure any change of clothes/towels etc that are brought are clearly named. After the training session we will go onto Adams Park and anticipate arriving there at 12.30pm.
Refreshments will be available during the morning and it is recommended that you bring a packed lunch to eat at the Stadium. Please also note there is a bit of hanging around until the community photographs are taken at 2.00pm - you have been warned! Not sure of the weather forecast yet but needless to say please make sure you have sufficient warm/wet weather gear for kids and adults alike!
The coach will depart Adams Park around 5.00pm and we should be back at Shirley Drive by 7.00-7.30pm.
For those who are not coming to Wasps - there is no training and the next matches are on Sunday 29 March - As will be at Horsham and Bs at Crowborough. As ever, if anyone knows they are not available, please let me know as soon as possible.
See you Sunday
Tuesday, 10 March 2009
We have two festivals this coming Sunday 15th March - and everyone on the lists below should have received an email regarding the appropriate Festival - if nothing has been received, please contact me asap!
West Sussex Festival - Haywards Heath
Worthing B Festival
In both instances please be at the Festival by 09.30 and be prepared for wet/cold weather and have plenty of food and drink!
As you can see we only have squads of 14 for both these festivals so it is really important that everyone turns up - if there are any problems, please phone me on 07929 325827.
PS - Will send round more information on the Wasps Day - 22nd March - after the Festivals.
Wednesday, 4 March 2009
Just to remind you all that there is training at Hove on Sunday. The fixtures for March are:
Sunday 8 March - Training @ Hove
Sunday 15 March - West Sussex Festival (Haywards Heath) and Worthing B Festival
Sunday 22 March - WASPS Day
Sunday 29 March - Horsham Festival and Crowborough Mini B festival
As you can see we have two dates now where we need all our players. If anyone is not available for 29 March please let me know otherwise I will assume you are available.
See you Sunday.
Tuesday, 24 February 2009
First of all, for those of you who were at Hove on Sunday - Lawrence is fine - he had an x-ray on his neck and it is sore but otherwise all OK.
We are expecting Sevenoaks to visit on Sunday so, as ever, if you are not available, please let me know.
The club have asked us to let everyone know about the England vs Barbarians match on Saturday 30 May - details below and on Hove RFC website.
The club is able to purchase, on behalf of members and their families, tickets for an all day rugby extravaganza to be held at Twickenham on Saturday 30th May.
England vs Barbarians - Kick off 4pm - tickets include the County Championship Shield at 10am and Bill Beaumont Cup at 12 noon.
Ticket Prices - Adults £50 (2 for 1) and Juniors £10 - East & West Stands
Family - 2 Adults & 2 Juniors - £80 - North & South Stands
The 2 for 1 offer lasts until 10th March
If you wish to purchase tickets, please contact Andy Ward (email@example.com) stating precisely how many of each ticket type you require - more details on the website.
See you Sunday
Tuesday, 17 February 2009
They started off with a great win over Heathfield (the first time we’ve beaten them for some time). Unfortunately we then lost to Haywards Heath in a tight game and although we beat Hastings convincingly (6 tries to 0) we lost our last game to Horsham by 1 try.
Tries were scored by Freddie Packham (2); James Hadfield (3); George Oliver and Zac Downey.
The group winners were Haywards Heath – the result dependent on their final game against Heathfield. Hove came a creditable 3rd in the group.
This week we will be at home and expect Crawley and possibly Shoreham (TBC) to visit.
I know quite a few will not be available on Sunday - if you have not already let me know, please advise of your availability.
Thanks and see you Sunday
Wednesday, 11 February 2009
First of all - sorry to everyone not involved with the H Trophy at Hove this week. I am afraid I have been unable to find us a fixture and we will not have sufficient space or coaches to undertake any training at Hove - so make the most of the lie in on Sunday! Of course if anyone wants to come down and support the A team please feel free.
I am also looking for some help with keeping score etc on Sunday (you get to wear a yellow vest!) - any offers gratefully received!
Fixtures for the next few weeks now look as follows:
Sunday 15 Feb - H Trophy at Hove
Sunday 22 Feb - Home - Crawley and possibly Shoreham visiting
Sunday 1 March - Home - Sevenoaks visiting
Sunday 8 March - Home - Training
Sunday 15 March
West Sussex Festival at Haywards Heath and B Festival at Worthing. PLEASE CAN EVERYONE LET ME KNOW, IF THEY HAVE NOT DONE SO ALREADY, OF THEIR AVAILABILITY FOR THIS DATE - REALLY NEED AS MANY AS POSSIBLE AS WE WANT TO FIELD TWO SQUADS ON THIS DATE.
See you soon
Tuesday, 10 February 2009
The following have been chosen to play in this week's H Trophy at Hove:
If anyone is unavailable please let me know by return. We will need players at Hove by 09.30 and I will send out further information later this week.
In the meantime I am trying to find a fixture for the remaining players but it is not looking too hopeful - I will give it until this time tomorrow (Weds) and then let you know for definite.
Friday, 6 February 2009
Just to remind you that it is training at Hove this Sunday - if there is any change to that because of weather conditions - I will text/phone you!
Also to remind you that number for WASPS Day will be confirmed on Sunday and money will be needed. It may be possible to book extra seats after Sunday but I can't guarantee it.
Thursday, 29 January 2009
Sunday 22nd March, Wasps vs Bristol in the Guinness Premiership.
Then, coach to the ground where we watch the game against Bristol from the stand, before heading back to Hove after the match - arriving back approx 7.15pm.
All those that have attended previously have agreed that these Match Day coaching sessions provide a fantastic day for both kids and adults alike.
We need to give numbers to Wasps 6 weeks prior - so need to know by next week - and, preferably, by this Sunday.
Prices are as follows;
£20 per participant child - including training and ticket and a Certificate and London Wasps Gift (this year I believe it will be the 08/09 Beanie Hat - but don't hold me to that!)
£20 per adult.
£10 per concession (OAP, Students & U18's).
Note - the prices for kids have not gone up for the last 2 years and the adult price has only gone up by £1 - excellent value for money!
I will need a deposit of £10 per child/adult and £5 per concession.
In addition to the participating child, I need to know how many adult tickets you require, and how many concessions, together with how many seats on the coach you require. If you intend to drive instead, can you confirm this too.
PLEASE EMAIL ME YOUR REQUIREMENTS ASAP - I WILL OF COURSE ALSO HAVE MY CLIP BOARD WITH ME ON SUNDAY!!
Tuesday, 27 January 2009
This is obviously destined not to happen. Received the following from Worthing this morning
"Unfortunately I have to inform you that the decision has been made to cancel the curtain raiser for this weekends match. With the current state of the pitches and the forecast for more rain this week, the playing committee have requested that the curtain raiser does not take place."
Many thanks to everyone who made themselves available for the game.
See you Sunday - we are at home to Pulborough.
Friday, 23 January 2009
Just to remind you that we are taking everyone to Midhurst this Sunday. Please arrive in plenty of time for a 10.00am start
Weather forecast is not great so please make sure you bring wet weather gear and change of clothes (not to mention the towels and black bin bags required for the back of the car!)
Message from Hove RFC:
The Colts are playing in the London Division final of the National U19 Cup. Win this - and they go national. The match is at HOME (Sunday 25th) at 2pm. Come and lend your vocal support.
Opponents this weekend are Westcliff, who beat Harpenden in the London North final.
DATE FOR YOUR DIARY - WASPS MATCHDAY COACHCLASS
LONDON WASPS v BRISTOL on SUNDAY 22 MARCH
DETAILS TO FOLLOW
See you all Sunday
PS Don't forget, if you haven't already done so, to let me know availability for Sat 31 Jan Curtain Raiser
Wednesday, 21 January 2009
We have just heard from Worthing that they are re-scheduling the curtain raiser for Saturday 31 January. The opposition are Chinnor and the timings are to be confirmed but anticipate same as last time, ie there by 12.45 for 1.30 kick off. Please can you let me have availability by return.
Thursday, 15 January 2009
Just wanted to update you on remaining fixtures for January.
Mixed Training and Matches at Hove
Visitors; Haywards Heath and Crowborough
Mixed Training and Matches
Away at Midhurst
As ever, if you know of non availability, please let me know soonest.
For your information, there are some changes to February fixtures but these have not yet been finalised as it involves the H trophies - once we have confirmed dates and arrangements, I will let you know.
See you Sunday
Saturday, 10 January 2009
Friday, 9 January 2009
We will therefore not have a curtain raiser against Worthing tomorrow.
We still have Shoreham and Burgess Hill coming to Hove on Sunday.
Just to let you know that Burgess Hill and Shoreham are visiting Hove this Sunday for mixed training and matches so please can everyone be at Hove promptly for a 10.00am start. If anyone will not be attending - please let me know asap.
Good luck to all those involved in the Worthing Curtain Raiser tomorrow.
See you Sunday
Wednesday, 7 January 2009
Tuesday, 6 January 2009
I would like to run a training session tomorrow evening at 18h15 for an hour in preparation of Saturday's game at Worthing.
Ideally I would like the players who have been selected for Saturday, however if you want to show your commitment, every player is welcome. we are a team and this is a good occasion to brush up our rugby skills
please confirm by return if you can participate.
The details for the Curtain Raiser prior to the Worthing v London Scottish match at Worthing are as follows:
The team will be:
It is anticipated the curtain raiser will be at 1.30pm, so please aim to arrive between 12.30 and 12.45 so there is plenty of time for a warm up. Worthing are expecting a lot of people. Please let the people on the gate know that your children are playing in the Curtain Raiser and you will not be charged. There will be light refreshments for the kids after their game and you can stay and watch the main match.
Directions to Worthing are given on their website: www.worthingrfc.co.uk but they do not appear to have a map so here is a link: http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&tab=wl.
Please can everyone confirm to me that they are able to attend and if there are any problems/delays on the day please let Francois know as he and Richard will be there.
Thursday, 1 January 2009
Just a gentle reminder that there is training at Hove this Sunday 4th January.
In addition we have been asked by Worthing RFC to provide a curtain raiser on Saturday 10th January for their first team who are playing London Scottish at Worthing, It would be on the first team pitch prior to the main game. It would be one 7 min each way game and we would then have the opportunity of forming a tunnel for the first team to run through. Worthing would then provide some light refreshments and we would then be free to go or watch the main match. This would all take place at around 1.30p.m, ie. we would need to be there by approx 1pm for warm up etc.
Please can everyone let me know, if they have not already done so, if they are available for both Sunday 4 and Saturday 10th January.
Friday, 19 December 2008
Just to confirm there will be training this Sunday at Hove; there is NO rugby on Sunday 28 December and we will begin the new year with training at Hove on Sunday 4 January. The Midhurst and East Grinstead matches are being re-scheduled and I will give you more news of those in the New Year.
In the meantime please find below a message from the mini's Chairman re the Christmas Party - please note the change in time!
The mini's Christmas party will be held this Sunday 16:30 - 18:30 at the club house and is free. For those of you new to the club this is one of the most important fixtures of the season.
For the children we offer a full Christmas Creche facility hosted by Father Christmas himself along with a disco, various ridiculous games and more sweets than you can shake a stick at. Undoubtedly, this is a prime opportunity to get our children exhausted and thoroughly into the festive swing. It has always been a resounding success and we have always managed to contain the excitement......just. Fancy dress is always highly amusing and we leave this down to your discretion.....!!
For the parents we offer the other side of the club where you are obliged to frequent our well stocked bar and make merry. This is a great opportunity to spend some time with the other parents away from the cold touchlines that have been haunting us so far this season. Again, you can't go wrong - just turn up, drop your child into the disco and order a festive round what could be a better way to see in Christmas??
All we need from you, parents, is to be your own child's Father Christmas. What does this mean? Well.....we need you to bring a small present, max. £5.00, to give to your child via the real Father Christmas. This is absolutely the best way forward and means your child will receive something that they want rather than something plastic we've guessed at. We'll run all the entertainment but you bring a small gift. The distribution of the gifts will be done by age group so on arrival please hand in to one of Santa's helpers. Should you forget, we will have bought in some spares.....
All that remains is to see you there enjoying Christmas and supporting your club.
See everyone on Sunday and for those who won't be there MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR from all the Coaches.
Tuesday, 16 December 2008
Message from Hove RFC as below:
The club's Xmas newsletter is being dispatched this week. If you have not already been given/collected your membership card, then your membership card(s) is(are) enclosed in the same envelope as the newlsetter. Please do not throw away the envelope before checking for your membership card. If you've not yet paid, then you won't get one, but this seems to be very few this year.
Saturday, 13 December 2008
Thursday, 11 December 2008
Just to let you know that the As played really well last week at Lewes and were unlucky to lose to Heathfield in the final match - a report has been posted on the club website - many thanks to Malcolm for keeping score!
This week Eastbourne will be visiting Hove for training and a match and the following week, 21st December it is training at home - there is no training on 28 December!
There have been some changes to the fixtures for January and I hope to be able to get these to you shortly.
Thursday, 4 December 2008
Just to confirm that we are sending an A squad to the Lewes Festival this Sunday, 7 December and they are listed below.
FOR EVERYONE ELSE THERE WILL BE TRAINING AT HOVE AT 10.00AM AS USUAL.
Please arrange to arrive by 09.30 and remember that parking at Lewes is always tricky so may want to car share. The club have asked that visitors DO NOT PARK in Cranedown opposite as this annoys local residents. Alternative parking can be found in Southdown Club Car park in cockshut Road (access to club via tunnel under A27) - if anyone needs a map please let me know.
The Under 11 pitch is in the far right hand corner from the club house and game duration will be 7 minutes each way. Each team is scheduled to play 4 games.
"The Tournament will be played by way of a straight league play-off. Teams will be awarded 3 points to win and 2 points for a draw. If at the conclusion of all games two teams are drawn on points, then a decision will be made based on the most tries scored, if there is still a draw then least tries conceded will denote the winner. If there is still a draw then the result will be decided by the toss of a coin. Weather and unforeseen events permitting the presentation of wards will be held by the Club House at approx 13.50hrs.
Good luck for the Festival and, as always, if anyone cannot make either Lewes or Training please let me know in good time.
Saturday, 29 November 2008
Wednesday, 26 November 2008
As you know from the fixtures booklet, the plan for this Sunday was A's away to Hastings and B's away to Crawley. However, there was some confusion as to whether Hove minis were visiting Hastings or vice versa. It has therefore been arranged for ALL minis (except U9's I believe) to go to Crawley for triangular matches with Hove, Hastings and Crawley.
Please therefore meet at Crawley:
for a 10.00am start.
Bearing in mind last week's weather conditions (by the way congratulations to all players and spectators who managed to withstand the torrential icy rain!) - please ensure that players have not only tracksuits tops and bottoms but also wet weather gear. Note to self "remember wet weather trousers next time".
As ever, please let me know if you are unable to attend.
See you Sunday
Friday, 21 November 2008
Just to remind you that Worthing are visiting Hove this Sunday for training and matches - please be at the ground in plenty of time for a 10.00am start.
Found: 1 pair blue/white/maroon joggers (age 10) - any takers?
As ever, if you are unable to attend Sunday, please let me know as soon as possible.
Thursday, 13 November 2008
Friday, 7 November 2008
As you know we are holding a recruitment day this Sunday so don't forget to bring along any friends you think will be interested in playing rugby.
Remembrance Sunday - please note that the club will be holding a 2 minute silence at 11.00am on Sunday 9 Nov and they ask that all members - young and old - show their respects for this brief period of time.
Sunday 16 November - Pulborough Festival and/or Uckfield & Horsham at home
We are waiting for confirmation of a place at the Pulborough Festival (re-scheduled to 16 November) and as soon as we have confirmation we will advise of A team to be entered. We are also expecting Uckfield and possibly Horsham at Hove - so games for everyone!
Sunday 23 November - Worthing at home
If anyone is unavailable for any of the above dates, please let me know as soon as possible.
Thursday, 30 October 2008
As you know Hove have not been entered into the Crowborough Festival this week but the B's have always had a match scheduled at Sevenoaks.
We will therefore be taking a B group to Sevenoaks. If anyone from the list below is unable to make this week, please let me know by return (tel 07929 325827).
Link to Sevenoaks Rugby Club: http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=sevenoaks%20rfc&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wl
For the rest there will be training at Hove. We can still use our normal space but will have to share with at least the U10s because of the U12 Festival.
Monday, 27 October 2008
Found - girl's red coat (blue heart on pocket) age 11-12, found 1st or 2nd game of the season - is in the lost and found box (ie. back of my car) - any takers?
Lost - Samurai Training Top (belonging to Freddie Garth) size medium boys, lost Sunday 26 October - if found, please let me know.
Missing - 3 Samurai water bottles - if these have been taken home by mistake - please bring them to next game.
Friday, 24 October 2008
Also, don't forget your fundraising ideas - prize for the boy that comes up with the best idea. All suggestions to Baders or Fiona this Sunday please.
Tuesday, 21 October 2008
The Club are paying for the party this year and hot dogs etc are being provided by Adam Tunesi - so we just have to supply the kids! Fun, Games, Prizes to be had!
We will also need some help with the raffle (selling of tickets, donation of prizes, helping with decorations etc and also any donations of cakes etc will be gratefully received.
Please let me know if you are planning to attend - to ensure that replies also come to me, please could you add firstname.lastname@example.org in the cc part of your reply.
Friday, 17 October 2008
Just to confirm arrangements for the next couple of weeks:
Saturday 18 October - curtain raiser/fundraising cancelled as not enough notice or people available - we will try and re-schedule for later in the season
Sunday 19 October - ALL players to Burgess Hill for mixed training/matches. Link to Burgess Hill RFC
Sunday 26 October - ALL at Hove - Brighton will be our visitors.
Sunday 26 October - Minis Halloween Party - U6 - U9 4.30 - 6.30 and U10 - U12 7.00 - 9.00. Fun, Games, Prizes to be had! The Club have kindly agreed to pay for the party this year and hot dogs will be provided by Adam Tunesi. We have been asked, as an age group, to provide something for after, eg. chocolate rolls or krispy cakes, etc etc - any suggestions/volunteers please come forward. Any other offers of help, selling of raffle tickets, helping with decorations etc also gratefully received.
To ensure that replies also come to me, please could you add email@example.com in the cc part of your reply.
Thursday, 16 October 2008
Boys will need to be at Hove Rugby Club by 12.40 and a match will be played at approx 1.00pm. They would then be asked to form a tunnel for the players for kick off at 14.30hrs. We thought this would also be an ideal opportunity to do some fundraising and a "Boot Wash" has been suggested. The club will provide us with some buckets and scrubbing brushes and a couple of tables outside the clubhouse and the boys can clean boots after the game for a donation. We will need some parental help for this!
Please get back to us as soon as possible with availability (boys and adults) for Saturday.
Wednesday, 8 October 2008
This Sunday there will be a mini festival at Hastings & Bexhill and also training at Hove.
We can only take 17 players to the Hastings and Bexhill Mini Festival. These are:
If anyone is unable to make it please let Jay or I know as soon as possible.
Please be at Hastings by 10.00 at the latest. There will be 8 teams in each age group so parking will no doubt be difficult. Directions can be found on http://hastingsrugby.org.uk/dyn/_pages/page_39.shtml
Jay, Francois and Badders will be going to Hastings and Steph will take training at Hove, again, if anyone is unable to make this, please let Steph or I know ahead of time.
Anyone wishing to give in cheques for Subs can give them to me at Hove or Jay at Hastings - thanks.
Finally, I will be contacting everyone over the next week or so to make sure all our contact details are up to date and also find out availability up to Christmas - if anyone has changed addresses, telephone numbers or knows dates where their son will NOT be available, please feel free to email me!
Sunday, 5 October 2008
Friday, 3 October 2008
This Sunday, the 5th October, Haywards Heath RFC looks forward to welcoming the U11s and U12s of the following clubs:
Eastbourne (U12 only)
Please can everyone arrive at 10.00 a.m. ready to start their first game at 10.30 a.m.
It is hoped that we will be finished by 12.30 p.m. at the latest.
If required, directions are available off the HHRFC website at http://www.hhrfc.co.uk
As parking at the club is limited, please can all coaches and parents car share as much as possible.
Please note that the playing format for Sunday is simply a "round robin", not a Festival, and there will be no winners and losers and no medals and trophies.
Each club will get to play one game against each other in their respective age group and, as we have a good mix of clubs with a wide range of playing ability, each club is being encouraged to bring their whole squad in order to be able to rotate players so that everyone gets a reasonable amount of playing time and opposing teams are as evenly matched as possible.
As this will be, for most of us, our first competitive games of the season, it is an ideal opportunity to get all the players playing and start preparing for the more important fixtures and festivals to follow.
Please be aware that the Continuum only allows a player to play a maximum of 5 games of 7 minutes each way
There will be running two pitches for the U11s and these will all be on the new field which is situated through the gate on the far side of the 1st XV pitch.
Ideally, one referee will be required from each club at U11 and U12 and the games equally shared. However, if any club has a referee that is considered suitably qualified and competent to referee more games, then as long as all parties concerned are agreeable, that is fine.
To avoid any confusion on the day, can all coaches please make sure that they and their players are familiar with the new ELVs.
For those players not playing, some of the HHRFC coaches will be running gentle training drills adjacent to the pitches in order to keep the players warm and active and all visiting coaches and players are welcome to join in and help out.
Wednesday, 1 October 2008
Tour - April 2009
We are trying to gauge interest in a tour for the U11's this year and are currently looking at the Easter/Spring Break, specifically Friday 3 - Monday 6 April or the Easter Weekend itself, Friday 10 - Monday 13 April. There are mini festivals in the West Country on both those dates but we really need a clear idea of numbers and dates. Please can everyone let me know as soon as possible (ideally by Friday 10 October) if they are interested in the tour and if so, their preferred dates. It may be easiest to email me on firstname.lastname@example.org. We would then hope to convene a meeting of the Tour Committee week commencing Monday 13 October. Sally Griffiths and Bev Garth have kindly agreed to be responsible for fundraising; Diana Hadfield and Helen Howell have also volunteered to be on t'committee. If anyone else would like to be involved (the more the merrier as they say) just let Jay or I know.
As you know we will be charging all players £2 a week for Subs and as this was really only agreed last week, ie Sun 28 September, this gives us a total of 30 fixtures/training days for the rest of the season. You are welcome to pay me on a weekly basis but the consensus is that it may be easier to pay up front and to encourage this there will be a discount for those paying in full by Sunday 12 October, ie. 30 weeks for the price of 27. Cheques for £54 should be made payable to Hove RFC and given to me by that date. If money has not been received by that date I will "nag" for £2 per player on a weekly basis!
Information on arrangements for this Sunday, 5th October, to follow.
Thursday, 25 September 2008
First I'd like to thank Neale for holding the team together for the last 4 years and to let you know that he has decided to step back from management for a while. Fortunately Fiona Nehls has volunteered to help with admin and management so I'd like to thank her for that. Anyone else who can help please let me know.
We are hoping to tour again this year so will hold a meeting after training this Sunday to discuss options. Please come along if you can.
Tuesday, 26 August 2008
The first day of the new season is 7th September. This is also registration day so come equipped with a cheque book!
There will be no more Wednesday evening training until the season is underway.
See you on the 7th.