Welcome to Hereford Rugby Football Club
Dear Players and Parents
Welcome to the 2012–13 season
I suppose I should start with hoping that we have a long warm and dry winter following all the rain we had during the summer. What a nightmare!
As always I’ll start with a summary of the past season. At senior level things didn’t go to plan, the 1st XV were relegated from National 3 to Midland 1, the 2nd’s didn’t play many games, however the 3rd’s played a good number and won most of them. The positive news for the season is that the drop in level of the 1st team coupled with the seniors having a new coaching structure will help integrate the mass of quality younger players we have into 1st and 2nd team rugby.
At junior level things were pretty good, the u16’s got to the NM cup semi’s and supplied the bulk of the county u16 squad. The u14’s lost in the NM Cup final and hardly lost all session and the u12’s won the cup at Bournemouth, our annual Mini’s pilgrimage.
At u7 to u9 level this season the new “shaping the game” rules kick in, which will need some adjusting to, hopefully for the good. At junior level we are looking to shake up the coaching structure and try to improve the coaches which in turn will improve the players.
Off the field you will have heard or read about Hereford Council reconfirming our planning approval to build a new club at Hampton Bishop. All things being equal we hope to have moved in within the next three seasons. The new facility will have a large 2-storey clubhouse with function rooms, an indoor sports hall, full size 3G pitch, 4 adult and 2 junior size grass pitches plus a car park for 240 cars. This will give the Hereford RFC a great boost forward. The light at the end of the tunnel is growing!
As always with a large club like ours we are always in need of additional coaching, administrating and other forms of volunteers. If you can help please speak to your team manager or coach.
Good luck to all and have a great season of rugby.
PLEASE NOTE : All fixtures are subject to amendment from those published in our fixtures booklet. Please ensure you check with you coach in advance of any game.