Latest News & Match Reports
Saturday 8th November
Worthing Rugby Club`s and the award winning Frontier Fireworks present the annual firework display
Hot food outlets - Mini Funfair -
and much more gates open at 6pm - display 7.30 pm
Members Family Ticket just £10.00 ( 2 Adults & 3 Children )
Tickets from the office or behind the Bar
Call 01903 784706
Comments from James Arthur - Player/ Coach. For those who are do not know we play in the Zoo Sports Shield Division 1, the highest non-professional second team league in the country. The As will play second teams from across the highest leagues including the Championship, National 1, 2 and 3. So far we have played five games winning three, against Dorking, Ampthill and Old Albanians, whilst losing two, to Blackheath (a game we should have won) and a very strong London Scottish side, consisting of five full time players.
I have been very impressed by the standard of the players this year. As I said earlier we have a young side (in fact as someone took great pleasure in pointing out to me, a few of the boys are approximately half my age!) and while their experience of senior rugby is limited at the moment the way they are performing shows great potential. We must not forget the seasoned players both new to the club and those returning for another season, who are all setting a good example guiding the youngsters around the paddock through great leadership.
We would like to invite those not able to watch the Raiders on their away trips to pop along for our home games and give the second team as much support as possible.
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Raiders travelled to Southend hoping to build on their win the previous week against Bishop’s Stortford, but were beaten 23 – 14.
Southend were dominant in the first half scoring their first points after three minutes when they were awarded a penalty after Raiders collapsed the scrum. Tom Ashton converted. Southend 3 – Raiders 0.
After eleven minutes, despite some resolute defence by Raiders, Southend were awarded a penalty just short of the Raiders try line. They opted for a scrum from which no.8 Harry Hudson picked up and scored. Tom Ashton successfully converted. Southend 10 – Raiders 0.
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Congratulations to the October '14 500 Club winners .....
£200 - No. 119 : David G Smith
£50 - No. 96 : Robin White
Also welcome to the most recent joiner - club stalwart Keith Midwinter - thanks & good luck to you and all in the 500 Club!
Results for Sat 25th October
National League South 2
Southend 23-14 Worthing Raiders
Zoo Sports Shield Div 1
Worthing Raiders A 44 Old Albanians 2 12
Sussex 1 League
Hellingly 1 42 Worthing Senior 1 8
Sussex Two West League
Worthing Senior 2 10 Shoreham 2 32
SUCCESS FOR WRFC U7s
WRFC U7s took part in another festival at Brighton RFC last weekend. We put forward two teams each of which were successful with a 2nd and 3rd place out of a total of 10 teams from Brighton, Hove, Pulborough and Haywards Heath. The competition was tough with Brighton taking first place. Congratulations to Brighton and well done to all the boys that took place.
Two of our coaches who attended with the teams were involved in refereeing. All of our coaches are taking place in several Rugby courses being held at the club this season. One of these is a referee course, organised by Fred Jefferiss (WRFC U11 coach) and being held at the club. A special thanks to Fred for organising this.
Raiders ground out a well-earned win against Bishop’s Stortford at Roundstone Lane, but the defibrillators were again on stand by during the last two minutes of the game.
The first few minutes of the match were pretty even and then in the 7th minute Charlie McGowan powered for the try line breaking two tackles and taking three Stortford players with him. He was stopped just short and Raiders were awarded the scrum. The ball came out and Josh Ibuanokpe drove for the line to score a try under the posts. Matt McLean converted.
Raiders 7 – Bishop’s Stortford 0
The next 10 minutes saw both sides make attacking forays into each others halves but without any reward.
Then on 18 minutes Bishop’s Stortford were awarded a penalty on the half way line which they took quickly and after a couple of drives and rucks they appeared to be making no headway. However, the ball came to fly half Coleman and after some slick interplay involving the winger, the ball found its way to Richard Gill who scored a try. Tom Coleman converted.
Raiders 7 – Bishop’s Stortford 7
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Sat 18th October
National League 2 South
Worthing Raiders 24 Bishop Stortford 22
Zoo Sports Shield Div 1
London Scottish Highlanders 22 Worthing Raiders A 15
Worthing Senior 1 81 Holbrook 0
Sussex League Two West
Littlehampton 50 Worthing Senior 2 21
Sussex League Two East
Seaford 2 35 Worthing Senior 3 5
JOHN WRIGHT 1932-2014
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of another long serving member of Worthing Rugby Club.
John peacefully died after a short illness on 27th September, 2014 aged 82. There will be a private family funeral.
A thanksgiving service will be held at St John the Evangelist Church,
Bury, West Sussex, on 22nd October at 11am.
Donations to the Alzheimer’s Society via Richard Steel and Partners of Winchester.
Our thought are with Valerie and the family.
500 CLUB WINNERS FOR SEPTEMBER
Congratulations to the winners of the September 500 Club Draw.
£200 #059 Nigel Lee
£50 #095 Frank Griffith
Drawn by the steady hand of Duncan Hart!
Thanks to all for their continued support - just recently we have been able to help by replacing the failed bar ice-maker, which was starting to cost the membership dearly in buying in ice both for drinks and injuries!
Well done and thanks to all who contribute from all the members who benefit!