May Ball | Saturday May 16 2015 | Mere
Knutsford Rugby Club present yet another night of fun and frolics
A huge welcome to the Knutsford Rugby Club May Ball 2015! We trust it will be fabulous, fun and one never to be forgotten!
Although our May Ball history stretches back a mere 10 years we have created a grand spectacle which has become one of the most sought after events in the social calendar. Our commitment to deliver a great experience for entertainment, food and drink is second to none and our considerable thanks goes to our Social Events team who have created something magical. The work by Tony Evans, Steve Kindred, Tom Selby, Sam Bensky and even John Selby is inspired and truly appreciated.
Whilst we celebrate another marvellous year at Knutsford Rugby Club, its important to recognise the impact that our sponsors Oliver Valves, Stirling Lloyd and Valley Resource have had on the club. Their incredible support over the years has created new platforms and opportunities for the club to grow and develop into a vibrant, friendly and fun place to play rugby bringing people from all walks of life together. Its a great success and one we are immensely proud of.
This year we've seen thrilling senior rugby directed by Geoff Crawford and Steve Mooney with our senior captain, Sam Bensky, elegantly delivering a true team experience both on and off the field. Our mini and junior section splendidly chaired by Neil Clark reached new heights with a dazzling group of coaches who have shaped, motivated and enthused young players from ages 6 upwards. One of the considerable achievements is the amazing work of U15 coaches (Steve Davies, John Parr, Gavin Hewson, Steve McGuinness) and the U15 team itself with a team in the Cheshire Cup finals and the promise of our first Colts side in the next season. For a club with such a short history it is simply fantastic. We wish all the players of the U15/Colts a brilliant future and one which the club will fully support in any way we can.
Finally, it is also important to recognise the amazing support of Knutsford Academy in helping the club grow and next year Knutsford Rugby Club will be funding a school scholarship for rugby with the Academy. It will help with any student wishing to engage in any aspect of the sport and develop differing skill sets.
Neil Loftus, Chairman Knutsford Rugby Club
Fun Day | U16s final | Sunday May 3 2015
U16's bring home silverware | A great Fun Day
It was to be a perfect day as we celebrated the success of the U16s winning the Cheshire Cup Vase Final against Oxton Parkoninans. A great game by both sides but Knutsford came out tops led by captain Max Davies. The day not only recognised the players and coaches for the mini and junior section but played host to the Presidents invitation game. Superb fun and moments of inspired rugby.
2014-2015 | Mini and Junior Section Season
Sunday mornings starting at 10:30am | Knutsford Academy
Open to all players and all abilities from the age of 6 upwards. If you are new to the game or simply wish to try it out come down on Sunday morning to Knutsford Academy (please enter the post code WA16 OAZ, the entrance to the school is on the corner of Lilac Avenue and Westfield Drive). It starts at 10:30am on Sunday mornings and its free to try out. Watch out for more news in August 2015.
Membership for each mini and junior player is GBP70 for the entire season. For families with more than one child the costs per player are reduced; GBP120 in total for 2 players (GBP60 per player), GBP150 in total for 3 players (GBP50 per player). It is an amazing club to be part of and with over 250 juniors playing rugby it is a safe and friendly environment to enjoy sport at all levels.
Mini and Junior Rugby | Facebook Page
Our mini and juniors now have a dedicated facebook page.
Click here to link to facebook >
Mini and Junior Rugby | Fixture List
The fixture list for 2014 is now updated for the 2014-2015 season. Please note we will update this link periodically as fixtures may change.
Download 2014 Fixtures list >
Please park responsibly on Sunday mornings
Be thoughtful and courteous
The Mini and Junior Rugby Club is an incredible success with close to 250 mini and junior players. We recognise this success brings new challenges in logistics, particularly parking. We would kindly ask all parents (and visitors) to think carefully about parking in the school and please be very courteous to our local neighbours. Parking is limited within the school grounds and please respect the needs of our residents when parking close to the school.
May we also kindly remind everyone parking within the bounds of the school to avoid parking on the grass.
We also wish to highlight the schools responsibility to ensure the safety of children and visitors to the playing fields. To help avoid any potential safety issues we kindly ask all visitors to avoid bringing dogs onto the playing fields, unless they are an assistance or guide dog.
Your help is really appreciated.
Play and Get Fit | Free to all Members!
Tuesday nights at the Knutsford Leisure Centre starting at 7:30pm
You might be a player or you might simply want to get fit. On Tuesday evenings we hold a gym night at Knutsford Leisure Centre (post code WA16 0BL); its free for all club members and starts at 7:30pm. Its open to all age groups.
For senior training please contact Steve Mooney on 07891 488427 or feel free to turn up at a training session on Thursday night at 7.15 at Booths Hall.
Venue Booths Hall | 18:30h-19:30h designed for all players (juniors and seniors)
This is a great way of keeping fit and it is open to all players (we welcome all new players as well). If you have never played rugby its a great way to start. All sessions are supported by our local RFU coach Alex Cartney. All are welcome !
Non-contact, removing elements such as scrums, rucks, mauls, lineouts and kicks
Tackles are replaced by touches
Touch rugby is often played informally
Archive News from 2014 May Ball
Saturday 17 May 2014 | May Ball | Mere | Black Tie Event
A fabulous evening and a great fund raiser for the club. Our considerable thanks to everyone who supported the event and an incredible thanks to Evans, Kindred, Selby and Selby for working tirelessly on this event.
Click here to link to the fantastic photos taken by James Broome.
Sunday 4 May 2014 | Fun Day | Knutsford Academy
Our considerable thanks to everyone who helped on the Fun Day. It was a great success for the Club and reflected on the amazing achievements of the mini and junior section and hosted the traditional Presidents XV game.
The Presidents Match was played with great passion, speed and valour. As befits this game the match was won by drop kicks after a well engineered draw and once the again the Presidents Shield was surprisingly won by the elite Presidents XV. Click here for photos.
Great work by so many !
Knutsford Rugby Club YouTube
We are swiftly approaching our 10th anniversary and in that short time we have built up an incredible Junior Section playing at Knutsford Academy, supported local children's charities with over 100kGBP in fund raising, achieved Cheshire East Club of the Year, hosted a fantastic celebration of rugby with our twin town Montmorency and shared in fantastic memories with our Senior Squad and Sportmans Dinners. It is simply astonishing!
Click here to Watch the YouTube Video
As 2014-2015 season is about to start, we wish to thank an incredible team of volunteers (a team so vast it is impossible to list each individual). At the same time it is important to recognise the help of Knutsford Sports Club (our first home was held in 2003; our first league fixture was in 2014), the RFU in supporting the growth of our club (the RFU helped fund new kitchen facilities at the Sports Club) and Knutsford Academy (incredible support for all levels of our club).
Knutsford Rugby Club Core Vales
Knutsford Rugby Club is committed to supporting the RFU Core Values program. The key elements of the program focus on Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship.
Further details are available from the RFU web site.
Knutsford Rugby Club promotes the cores values:
Play to win - but not at all cost.
Win with dignity, lose with grace.
Observe the Laws and regulations of the game.
Respect opponents, referees and all participants.
Reject cheating, racism, violence and drugs.
Value volunteers and paid officials alike.
Enjoy the game.
As RFU President John Owen stated "These five values are what brought us into the sport and what keep us part of it, they are what rugby union has to offer and go way beyond the pitch and the clubhouse,".