Rugby (Men)

Queen Mary Mens Rugby Club 

QMRFC is proud to be one of the most prestigious sports clubs at the university. We aim provide the opportunity for as many students to get involved in rugby throughout their time here. We are open to players of all abilities, from absolute beginners to seasoned pros. The rugby we offer covers 7-, 10-, and 15-a-side variations of the game, allowing our members to develop every aspect of their game. We also offer the chance for members to gain coaching and refereeing qualifications through the club. 

Take a look below to see what we have on offer for the upcoming 2019/20 season

 

Inter-mural League

A new university league open to players of all abilities running for 10 weeks each semester. Training sessions will focus on learning the laws of the game, improving ball handling, tackling and other key skills. Tournaments held each week will involve mixed-ability teams playing 7s and 10s. This is a social game with a competitive element, allowing players to develop their rugby in a safe and friendly environment. The league will culminate in a 7s tour held at the end of semester 2.

When: Wednesdays, 1:30pm-4:00pm

Where: Victoria Park (15 minute walk from campus)

What to bring: Boots (or trainers), gum shield, sports clothing

Whats provided: Coaching, equipment, bibs, club shirt

Commitment level: Attendance is essential once assigned to a team 

 

Competitive Rugby

A new opportunity for all to play competitive rugby on a weekly basis. Having forged a new relationship with East London RFC, Queen Mary students now have opportunity to join one of their four teams playing across London & South East leagues. Training is held twice a week and delivered by their professional coaching staff. Matches are played on Saturday afternoons. This is open to players of all abilities and especially those with previous rugby experience.

When: Training on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30-9pm. Matches on Saturday afternoons. 

Where: East London RFC, 71 Holland Road, London E15 3BP (near West Ham tube station)

What to bring: Boots, gum shield, sports clothing

Whats provided: Coaching, equipment, match day kit

Commitment level: Attendance is essential for team selection, otherwise more relaxed

 

Socials

We meet every Wednesday evening to celebrate the weeks achievements, providing the chance to get to know other club members in a more relaxed environment. Our events are the envy of all other sports clubs because of the variety of things we do. We aim to provide events that are fun and inclusive, however they’re not always for everyone. We are all part of the club regardless and we will strive to make you feel part of it. 

 

What next?

- Visit our stall at the freshers fair for a chat with the current committee

- Email president.qmrfc@gmail.com with any other questions you might have

- Attend our welcome week events and training taster session to see what QMRFC is all about!

 

Key dates

Wednesday 19th - Thursday 20th September: Freshers fair

Sunday 22nd September: Welcome event and training taster session, 9:00am meet outside Drapers

Sunday 22nd September: Rugby World Cup match, England vs Tonga, 10:45am meet at Drapers, 11:15am kick off

Tuesday 24th September: East London training, 6:30pm meet outside Drapers 

Wednesday 25th September: Inter-mural league introduction, 1:00pm meet outside Drapers

Wednesday 25th September: First session, 6:00pm meet at Drapers

All events in the first week are completely free to all students. There is no selection process as this is your chance to try rugby and get to know the club. 

 

Contact Details

President - Jack Allenby (president.qmrfc@gmail.com)

 

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