St Albans Minis News

by James Papworth 07 Jun, 2017
Our new season begins on 10th September 2017 @ 9.45am with a gentle rugby-reacclimatisation session.
New players are very welcome. Please come down and give us a try.
Returning players have no need to re-register: just tick your name on the list as you arrive and pick up a '2017/2018 Player/Parent Info Pack'.
We'll see you all there.          
by James Papworth 30 Apr, 2017
To end the 2016/17 season in style, we traded-in our final training session for a morning of rugby 'mucking about' and inflatable fun. Over 100 children, plus assorted parents and relatives, enjoyed Adults vs Children Bulldog-Tag, Rugby Tennis, Bouncy Castle, inflatable Assault Course, Pugil Sticks and Sumo Wrestling. 

In glorious sunshine the hot-dogs and burgers flowed freely, as did for the mums and dads, the 'Prosecco Bar'. A big thank-you to Jamie Beeney for arranging the equipment and to Richard and Emily for keeping the kitchen in full swing, for many hours.

Have a great summer Minis and we'll see you all next season: kicking-off 10.00am on Sunday 10th September 2017 at St Albans RFC. 
by James Papworth 01 Apr, 2017
England RFU President, Peter Baines, visited St Albans RFC on 1 April to draw the RFU National Prize Raffle. Each year the honour of hosting the prize-draw is bestowed on a local, grass-rooots club. St Albans was selected in no small part because Mr Baines, a former St Albans solicitor, actually founded the club in 1970.
by James Papworth 01 Feb, 2017

Early last Friday a luxury coach left St Albans RFC car park heading for Twickenham Stadium. On board were forty St Albans minis with assorted parents, excited about our trip to watch an open England training session, in the midst of the 2017 Six Nations tournament.

After some quick-witted negotiations with stadium security staff, we took our ‘unofficial’ place in VIP parking and strolled just a few meters into the stadium.

Once settled, we enjoyed two hours of watching the full England squad train and practice in preparation for their upcoming match against Wales. The session was described in a running commentary by England team staff, including 2003 World Cup winner Richard Hill and a pop-up appearance by HRH Prince Harry.

Beer (parents only), sarnies and a trip around the RFU Rugby Museum followed. Then all on the coach back to St Albans. #teamspirt #gooddayout

Share by: