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by James Papworth 18 Dec, 2017

The only animal thought to produce its own sun tan lotion via secretions from its pores? The Hippo. The first space mission to land on the moon (allegedly) was called ... Apollo XI.

On Friday 15th Dec a spruced up,’Christmasy’ St Albans RFC clubhouse hosted the inaugural Minis Quiz Night. Questions, answers, beer & banter flowed freely as the small, but perfectly formed crowd battled to come up with the three elements of an atom? the length of a tennis court? and the opening line of ‘Our House’ by Madness?

Food was provided by Richard and Sarah, with adults treated to fish & and chips, children opting for the burger. Several pounds were raised for the club funds and good fun had by all.

One attendee said, "This was too good not to be repeated soon". So watch out for next dates.

by James Papworth 27 Nov, 2017
In glorious sunshine (and a bit of a nippy wind) all age groups of St Albans Minis traveled west to the mighty Fullerians.
Fullers were, as usual, extremely welcoming and well organised. Large flags clearly signposted each age groups' playing area - given that they are one ofone of the largest clubs in the county, this certainly helped with arranging out teams. Mixed training began at 10.00am, then shortly after it was into match-play.

St Albans U9 has a cracking day, running in couple of wins. Our U12 were once again joined by our new friends Watford U12, and equipped themselves well. U11 had a harder day at the office. Matches one and two were much closer than the scoreline suggested. By match-three our tired players were up against fresh legs of the Fullerians-massive, so the going got a little tougher. However, everyone played their part, got stuck in and never gave up. #proudparent #proudchairman. We also learned the value of the long-range kick behind. Once we got the hang of it, and on the occasions had Fullerians chasing back, it was very exciting.

Training at home next week (3rd Dec). Luton at home the week after (10th Dec). 2017 finishes of on 17th Dec with Home training and a special guest.         
by James Papworth 13 Nov, 2017
St Albans RFC MInis & Youth is proud to announce a new club sponsor, global engineering and infrastructure behemoth Murphys Ltd.

St Albans club, which began only five years ago has grown quickly, becoming one of the leading rugby providers for children in Hertfordshire. Murphys, who recognise a good foundation when they see it, are joining with the club initially as training-shirt-sponsors, with their contribution  helping to develop club membership and ultimately success. And as we head into winter, keep everyone warm.  
by James Papworth 13 Nov, 2017
With St Albans U13 playing at OVs in our successful U13 'Barbarian' joint venture, St Albans' U6 - U12 hosted visitors Datchworth RFC for our first full home match of the season. As usual Datchworth were very well supported by players and parents, so the newly formed St Albans Car Park Marshalling team were put through their paces. Everything ran smoothly and by 10.00am over 400 players, parents and coaches were parked, settled in, ready for kick-off.

As the damp start gave way to glorious sunshine, all age groups enjoyed mixed training and series of closely fought matches. All told, honours went to Datchworth, with St Albans' putting up very credible performances all across the park. U12 had the added spice of Watford RFC joining with St Albans for their own Barbarian fixture.

Sunday was also Remembrance Day. A little before 11.00am everyone gathered together in a circle of players and parents to observe a two minute silence. Well done to all the players who, even the youngest, joined in quietly and respectfully.

The 11.02am whistle sent us back to more rugby and more fun. Matches ended at 11.30am when the S Albans Cafe, already serving hot drinks and hot food all morning, switched into overdrive to hand out hotdogs to over 200 hungry players. Finally, after a morning of passionate rugby,vocal coachingand enthusiastic cheering from the crowd, the fixture wound down with a few 'medicinal beers' for sore throats.
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 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.
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