Update 3 - 20/07/2020.
Ash RFC are still working to bring rugby back safely for all ages. However there seems to be other clubs breaking the Senior's Return to Rugby Roadmap, as the RFU have created an article last Friday reminding all clubs that we are still on Phase B, which is groups of 6 training, social distancing is absolutely necessary, no contact and minimal equipment (rugby ball only). As previously stated, we are following the roadmap, and will let everyone know when new adults can train.
The RFU have also put out a provisional fixture list for the 1st XV, who are playing in the RFU League Shepherd Neame Kent 2. The fixture list is public on the RFU website, but they have asked clubs not to post them as dates haven't been confirmed. Regarding the Hornets, the Kent Rural league organisers have confirmed that we will be playing in Shepherd Neame Kent Rural 5 East, with 9 other teams. Fixtures will be posted when we're allowed too.
Update 2 - 15/07/2020.
Hello all Ash Rugby Club members and parents,
A quick update for the Minis and Juniors members. We hope you and your families are safe and well. This is just a quick note to say that we, at Ash Rugby Club, are keeping up to date with government, health dept and RFU guidelines on making a plan to return to rugby safely (hopefully sometime near the start of the new season in September).
The RFU and Kent RFU are communicating with us about how we can safely plan for the Minis and Juniors to return to rugby. As you will appreciate, this will take a lot of planning, risk assessments and new guidelines for training, groups and facilities.
We will stay in touch on the Ash RFC website and WhatsApp groups as these plans develop. If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with your age group Coach, Kelly or Jo.
Kind regards, Ash RFC.
Update 1 - 13/07/2020.
Ash RFC are aware that other clubs are training, for all ages. Ash are working on making training safe and effective, and also within the procedures of the Return to Play from the RFU. Below we have a update from all sides of the club.
Seniors: We are trialling small training sessions within the existing squad, to make sure the procedures and policies put in place work correctly, and the overall session operates smoothly. We will let you know when we are opening training to new players.
Minis & Juniors: We are working on a way that we can restart training again correctly and most importantly, safely. There are more issues to consider with the age groups, as there may be more spectators, for example. We will keep everyone updated in what we are planning to do.