Chris Smith was one of Kingsclere Rugby Clubs original founders. The start of the club stemmed from a conversation between Chris, Roly Ellis and Ian Balding one night in 1975 at The Crown. They rallied friends around and created the club in August of that year. A few months later they played their inaugural match.
For the next 27 years Chris was the driving force
behind the running of the club, as Hon Secretary, until he sadly had a stroke
Kingsclere start their 19/20 campaign this weekend as they play their first league game in Hants Merit 3, against Farnham 4ths, an unknown quantity to Kingsclere as they are a team new to the Hants Merit leagues.
Kingsclere is lead by head coach Mike Amor and assistant Geoff Curtis. Mike is looking to build on the positives from his last two seasons coaching, utilising not only his own ideas but player led ones too. Preseason training has been been tough but the boys have benefited both in their fitness and building on the basics. With strong numbers and new faces throughout the summer, moral is high and hunger is strong going in to the season especially after last weekend’s friendly against Hungerford 2nds. Physically demanding and under great pressure the boys were able to keep a clean sheet with a strong defence and put an attractive 44 points on the score sheet with some beautiful attacking play across the board from the forwards and backs!
Do you worry that you might miss a match?
Do you sometimes wonder “who’s Kingsclere playing this week?” or “is there a match this week?”
Kingsclere Rugby Club would like to invite you to come along and join us for the new 2019 – 20 season. No matter what level of experience you have you will get a great welcome from the players and club.
Rugby is a full-contact, team game, inclusive of all ages (17 to as old as you like!), shapes and sizes – where the 20 odd stone bulldozers are valued just as highly as the small, pacy whippets! We train with RFU qualified coaches from 7:00 pm on Wednesdays at The Fieldgate Centre, and play our matches on Saturday afternoons.
Our first league game of the season is at home on Saturday 14th September against Farnham 4s, and a preseason away against Hungerford 2s on 7th September. We welcome all new members to the Club both on and off the field. For further information please contact Aurie Woodley on 07733 367900 or alternatively please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Training is for all ages from 17 upwards and caters for all levels of fitness and experience. We’re a friendly bunch and although we train to improve, it is also ‘fun-time’ with our mates. Anyone is welcome, and you can join in in with as little or as much as you want. Last season the ages at training ranged from 17 to 51 and all enjoyed it. Turn up and join in- or alternatively contact us for details first. We’d love to see you there.
Kingsclere Minis Rugby Club would like to invite you to come along and join us from Sunday 8th September.
Mini rugby is a fantastic way of gradually introducing children to the great game in a carefully structured format in line with their physical development and motor skills. In addition to keeping children fit, rugby creates a strong bond of friendship and mutual respect not just for team mates, but for opposition players and the rules of the game. The life skills children learn through rugby are invaluable and many of the friends that the children make during their rugby career will be with them for life.