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AGM – on Wed 7th June, 8:00pm (not 7:30).
Summer 7s – See Jak to play
Essington 7s round – on 24th June. 1030am start.
Autumn International Tickets – see tickets page

AGM, 8:00pm – Wed 7th

Come and listen to the club summary and feed into plans for 2017/18 season.

– Positions for the 2017/18 committee:
President
Chairman
Secretary
Vice Chairman
Manger of Accounts
Fixture Secretary (Men)
Fixture Secretary (Ladies)
Social Secretary
Director of Rugby
Coach
First team captain
Second team captain
Third team captain
Ladies captain
Booking (Outside events) coordinator
Staffing coordinator
Bar Manager
Committee member

– RFU Golden roles
Referee coordinator
Coaching coordinator
Safe guarding officer
Volunteer coordinator
Web master

(Note: Company secretary role is not in the above – it is voted by the management committee at the first meeting after the AGM)

Concussion in Rugby

How common is concussion in rugby?
It is hard to say how common concussion is as players often don’t admit to being concussed or there isn’t someone who can correctly diagnose concussion available at the time.
How common concussion is also varies depending on the level of play; studies in professional rugby have shown that it occurs at a rate of about 3.9 per 1000 player hours (i.e. one concussion in every six games among all the players involved) whereas studies at amateur adult level suggest that concussion occurs at a rate of about 1.2 per 1000 player hours (i.e. one in every 21 games).

What Essington Rugby Club would like you to do!
Whether you are a player or spectator, Essington Rugby club like you to take part in the RFU Headcase interactive web course,which takes 20 minutes and it will explain what concussion is, how it happens and what you can do as a player to avoid injury or return safely to playing following a concussion.
Headcase course.

What will Essington Rugby Club offer to you for completing the course!
At the end of the course print off or screen grab the certificate and bring to the club and claim a free pint of beer or glass of wine!

The 2017 Tour : Paris in May!

Members only. See Stew to pay. Bank details, facebook page and other info at: Tour page

New clothing shop!

We are proud to announce clothing deal with Raging Bull. You can buy playing and leisure wear, plus kids clothing!
Go to shop.

Training!

All welcome for those who want to try rugby.
Mens and Ladies: Wednesday 7:30pm. Ladies only on Thursday 7pm.
We need players to come training and also be available for games, to ensure in have 2 strong men teams and a strong ladies team.

Notable Press coverage:

Club refurbishment official opening by local MP
We had a grand opening by MP Gavin Williamson on the evening of Fri 18th September 2015, – also done on night of the Rugby World Cup opening and the first game of England v Fiji.
The grant acquired for work to club, was through hard work of some of our committee members!
See Oct 28th Grant Announcement: BBC news webpage .

Charity work
We do a lot for Charity. Since 2015 our our nominated charity has been British Legion – http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/
We run band nights, quiz nights and raffles to raise money for them.

In 2014, our Charity was Heartlands Recurrent Miscarriage Clinic for whom we raised £570, plus 700 from EssingtonFunFest = £1270 total!
Essington Fun Fest in summer 2014 raised money for Myloma and Heartlands Recurrent Miscarriage Clinic: