Club Profile: Guernsey Raiders

Club: Guernsey Raiders Founded: 1913 Club History Nowadays, Guernsey Rugby Club use the impressive facilities at Footes Lane and boast a Men’s 1st XV who ply their trade in the London & South East Premier, a combined 2nds team with St Jacques RFC, a Veterans team and a Ladies team in Women’s NC South East West 1. But it is all a far cry from their humble beginnings. Rugby was played in the small Channel Island well before organised football in the late 19th century, but it was not until one February evening in 1913 that the Guernsey Rugby Club … Continue reading Club Profile: Guernsey Raiders

Q&A: Kathleen Digby, Head of Ladies & Girls at Alton RFC

Rugby Blindside Q&A with Kathleen Digby, Head of Ladies & Girls at Alton RFC A little about you… Can you tell us a bit about your background? I originally trained as a PE teacher in the 1980s but have worked for 30 years or so in Special Educational Needs. I was massively into sport but was never given the opportunity to play rugby. How did you first get involved with Alton RFC? My son started playing rugby at Alton RFC when he was about 8 so I spent many years on the touchline watching. About 2 years ago I approached … Continue reading Q&A: Kathleen Digby, Head of Ladies & Girls at Alton RFC

Rugby Blindside – Summer 2019 Issue

In this issue we have stories from: – Horsham Rugby Club – North Walsham RFC – Stockton Rugby Club – Halstead Templars RFC – Northwich RUFC – Carlisle Rugby Club – Newest RFC – Nuneaton RFC – Cosby Rugby Football Club – Prenton Rugby Club – Wanstead RFC – Tynedale RFC – Eastern Rhinos RLC – Colchester Rugby Football Club – Culcheth Eagles – Morley RFC – Clifton Rugby Football Club – Alton RFC – Towcestrians RFC – Luton RFC – Old Emanuel RFC – Whitley Bay Barbarians Continue reading Rugby Blindside – Summer 2019 Issue

Q&A: Joe Brace, Head Coach at Southwark RFC

Rugby Blindside Q&A with Joe Brace, Head Coach at Southwark RFC A little about you… Can you tell us a bit about your background? As a Junior I played for Welwyn, Saracens and my school (chancellors). I have played Senior rugby since 2005 where I played for Welwyn until 2013. I had 18 months away from the game after suffering a knee injury (dislocation and ligament damage) I then played for Verulamians from 2015-2017 when I semi-retired from playing. I played as high as level 6 during my time. From 2006-2017 I also played Rugby league in the summer months for … Continue reading Q&A: Joe Brace, Head Coach at Southwark RFC

Rugby Blindside – Spring 2019 Issue

In this issue we have stories from: – Halstead Templars RFC – Newbury Blues – Cullompton rugby Club – Guernsey Raiders – Prenton Rugby Club – Harrogate  RUFC – Lincoln RFC – Horsham Rugby Club – Winnington Park RFC – Stockton RFC – Haywards Heath RFC – Datchworth RFC – Fylde Rugby Club – Sevenoaks RFC – Petersfield RFC – East Grinstead Rugby Club Continue reading Rugby Blindside – Spring 2019 Issue