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Helping Rish bounce back from floods and lockdown

With the Club's trading income already reduced following flood damage from Storms Ciara & Dennis, increasing lockdown measures from 16th March then cut income to virtually zero. This made funding our ongoing overheads, let alone uninsured losses such as pitch restoration extremely difficult. Luckily the Club has been able to apply for and secure recovery grants from the following organisations:

Sport England           Pitches restoration programme
Calderdale Council     Business support & recovery - Floods & Coronavirus
Rugby Football Union     Extreme weather recovery
Yorkshire RFU               Pitch flood recovery
Community Foundation For Calderdale  Flood recovery

We wish to record a huge thank you to all for their generous financial support in these very challenging and uncertain circumstances. Your funds are a massive boost, helping us sustain the Club and restore pitches so groups from age 5 upwards can once again enjoy playing rugby, reviving the heartbeat of our community.

Like so many sports and leisure organisations we are now making preparations to bounce back into community rugby and social activities just as soon as the authorities judge it safe enough to do so.

Work starts on pre season pitch Maintenance

Work on both flood damaged pitches at Copley started this week with removal of debris and scarifying the pitches prior to over seeding. Further work willbe carried out once the seed has germinated and established some growth.

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Rishworthians bounce back into Yorkshire 1

Following the early end of the rugby season in England as a result of COVID-19, the RFU decided that final standings for the community game would be calculated on a best playing record formula maintaining promotion and relegation for those leagues.

The tables were released Friday3rd April and we are promoted back to Yorkshire 1 as runners up to champions Roundhegians. Congratulations to Brods and Heath who are promoted to North East 1 with Huddersfield YMCA relegated down into Yorkshire 1. This leaves Yorkshire 1 with 13 teams with another club to be announced.

Congratulations also to the development team after Yorkshire decided to calculate merit league final standings based on the best playing record formula. They finished second behind Heath with Yarnbury a close third and Moortown fourth. Well done both teams.

Mini/Junior rugby 2020-21
New Players welcome

At present we do not have a date when rugby can start up again but as soon as the RFU give us the green light we will be in touch with everyone with a start date for mini and junior rugby. Any boys or girls interested in playing mini or junior rugby will be welcome to come down to the club and have a go at playing rugby. Whether you have played before or new to the game we have experienced qualified coaches to develop your skills.
We will be running teams from under 5s to under 18s and always looking for players to join our squads.

Just come down on a Sunday 10am - noon for some taster sessions or contact
Dave Butler on 01422 371672
or e-mail davebutler@orrufc.co.uk.

Looking for a sporting activity for your 4-6 year old?

We also run a very successful micros section for 4 to 6 year olds and you will be welcome to come down anytime during the season hopefully from September to April. Take a look at the video clip of a typical training session, if you like what you see click on more information to join.
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The Clubhouse, Copley
Halifax West Yorkshire
Telephone  01422 353919
e-mail  rugby@orrufc.co.uk
Colours Maroon, White, Black
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