Touch Rugby | Summer 2016

Friday 3rd June, 6-7pm at the KRFC Toft pitch

We are pleased to announce that Knutsford RFC has been selected to be an O2 touch centre. Touch Rugby is an enjoyable unisex, non-contact sport and is a great way to stay fit and meet new people over the summer. The sessions are aimed at all levels, whether a complete beginner or an ageing player missing the game but not the contact.

We will look to run two sessions simultaneously: one pitch for youngsters + 'the not so fit' and another pitch for the more serious players. With both the aim is to broaden skills, increase fitness and have fun!


Touch Rugby | Summer 2016

Friday 3rd June, 6-7pm at the KRFC Toft pitch

Our launch event is Friday 3rd June, 6-7pm at the KRFC Toft pitch where we will have free kit on offer for the first 30 to sign up on the night plus some free snacks and refreshments on offer.

So whether you are an existing member of the club, a willing new participant or a parent who is keen to get involved come and join us on Friday nights 6-7pm at our Toft pitch. (Chelford road, Knutsford, WA16 8GS). All you'll need is some kit, trainers/boots and a drink.

The sessions are free but you may need some drink tokens for a beer after!

We look forward to seeing you there!


The World Rugby U20 Championship

The World Rugby U20 Championship is a 12-team tournamentand consists of 30 matches taking place over five days at two venues: AJ Bell Stadium (home of Sale Sharks) and Manchester City's Academy Stadium. We have special club booking link with no booking fees. Click here to get to the link.


For more information or please click here

To all current U7, U8, U9 and U10 parents

Just when you thought that the rugby season had or is about to finish for the season, along come the u20s! This is a great opportunity not only to expand your rugby season (you know you'll get bored in a few weeks) and to see the future stars of rugby. Check out the festivals at the Sale Sharks and Man City ground for each of the age groups. Please let your age grade coach know if you are interested in attending and we can put teams together. Click here for details.

Posted by Chris Edmonds (Junior Chairman) 20 May 2016


WRU20 | Update from World Rugby U20 Championship

'Super Saturday' 11 June at the Academy Stadium | Tickets are now sold out.

Whilst great for the tournament, it may not so be such good news for those still to book, but tickets are now sold out for 11 June at the Manchester Academy Stadium and it's not possible to book any online currently. All new ticket enquiries / group bookings can be requested to go on a waiting list by emailing Stuart.Lynd@Ticketmaster.co.uk and they will be contacted in the event that additional tickets become available.

Semis and Finals Days (Mon 20 and Sat 25 June)

It's worth noting that irrespective of how England progress through the group stages and into the knock-outs, England's knock-out match on Mon 20 June will be played at the Academy Stadium and on Sat 25 June at the AJ Bell Stadium (ie. irrespective of their final placing and whether they reach the Final or not). Outside of the above match days, school ticket sales in particular are stronger for Weds 15 June, largely as Tues 7 June falls within or just after the half-term break for many schools. Where possible it would be great to push the 7 June to help ensure a great audience and atmosphere for the Opening matches of all teams.

Match Day Community Pitch activity

Many of you will be aware that Dave Southern's Rugby Development team are running a programme of girls and boys playing activity (including masterclasses in partnership with Sale Sharks Community Trust) on all five match days. Many of these take place on the 3G pitch that we have available at each Stadium, others are taking place off-site at a local rugby club. I am just checking on current availability of these courses before sharing a full schedule with you.

Trophy Tour

Thank you to everyone that has been involved in the Trophy Tour to date and for sharing photos on your social media channels. We are just over half way through and a summary of last week's activity can be found here. We are back to back again on the tour this week but do have availability (day-time only) during the half term week should you be aware of, or involved in, any half-term sports camps or similar that would be worth considering. The trophy tour is a great way to raise the profile of the tournament and generate interest in tickets.

Hands Up for Jonny Wilkinson's Right Boot

The touring theatre, Live Wire Theatre's Hands Up for Jonny Wilkinson's Right Boot performance has been really well received by schools to date. A number of rugby clubs are hosting the performance over this weekend and throughout next week. Tickets are still available for the penultimate performance taking place at The Dancehouse Theatre, Manchester at 20.00 on Friday 3rd June and further details available are here.


Twitter handles: @EnglandRugby

Please make sure you include @EnglandRugby so we can RT were possible and share with the 650k+ followers. Official hashtags: #FutureStarsofRugby #WorldRugbyU20s

Always use the hashtag so we can see the conversation grow across social media platforms. #WorldRugbyU20s will also be used but during tournament time only. Facebook: England Rugby / World Rugby

Instagram: englandrugby / worldrugby

Snapchat: England_Rugby

Knutsford Rugby Club May Ball 2016

An amazing night and our huge thanks go to Tony Evans, Steve Kindred, John Selby and Chris Edmonds who worked so hard to make this evening a great success. To Tony, Steve, John and Chris our considerable thanks!

We also recognize the superb work and support by Neil and Sue Clark helping the juniors grow into a fantastic club experience. Neil has played a pivotal role in the club, he has been inspirational in growing the mini and junior section and we are truly thankful for his amazing commitment and drive to make things happen. After a great number of years as Junior Chairman, Neil will pass on the Mini and Junior Chairmanship to Chris Edmonds. Whilst we thank Neil for all his incredible work we wish Chris great success for the future.

For our inspired coaches and volunteers we have such high praise. There are so many people to recognize for their help but special mention should go out to a few including Debbie Lever (tireless helper on Sunday mornings), Steve and Alex Davies (Steve for an unbelievable Colts tour to Belgrade and Alex for all her brilliant support for making things happen) and the chaps who make Tuesday evenings such fun during the gym night (Guy, Steve, Nick and Gavin).

As for the entertainment, it was truly thrilling - we have short video to share - click here.

Finally, it is also important to recognise the amazing support of our sponsors Oliver Valves, Stirling Lloyd and Valley Resource; their help is so important for the club to grow and develop into a vibrant, friendly and fun place to play rugby, bringing people from all walks of life together. It's a great success and one we are immensely proud of.

Neil Loftus

Club Chairman

Knutsford Rugby Club

Summer 2016

Things to watch out for!


May Ball 2016

Saturday 14 May 2016 | Mere Golf Resort and Spa.

A thrilling evening - our considerable thanks to Tony Evans, Steve Kindred, John Selby and Chris Edmonds to make it happen.

Click here to see Navi's web site.

Colts Section | Final match of season | Sunday 17th April 2016 | JP's Match Report

Knutsford finished off the 2015-2016 season with an impressive 31-17 victory against local rivals Didsbury Toc h last Sunday. Somewhat unusually Knutsford started off slowly and were trailing 0-12 after the first quarter but two quick tries from Ollie Meagher and Fergus Grieves, who also added a conversion, levelled the scores at half time. In the second half Knutsford found their form and with the pack dominating possession space opened up for the Ollie and Fergus to show their pace and bag another try each.

Nevertheless Didsbury never looked beaten and their continued attacks were rewarded with an unconverted try to put the game within their reach at 24-17 until Ted Parr finished off another exciting Knutsford attack to score under the posts and secure a well deserved win for the Knutsford boys. Next week sees Fergus Grieves on County duties and the rest of the squad training in preparation for the annual President's match at the Junior Rugby Club Fun Day at the Academy on Sunday 1st May.

Kasuals

Saturday 20 Feb 2016 | Knutsford Kasuals v Holmes Chapel Vets

Great work by Steve McG to make this game happen.

Although the conditions were a bit muddy, Knutsford Kasuals emerged victors but full marks to Holmes Chapel for a spirited and highly entertaining encounter.

Watch out for the next game!

Frequently asked questions

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  • Why join the club?

    A huge number of really positive factors. You can be part of a great sporting enterprise and its tremendous fun.

    Neil Loftus

    Club Chairman

  • How do you join the juniors starting in September 2016?

    Players from U6 upwards are really encouraged to join in. The first few weeks are free to try out and we start from 10:00h on Sunday mornings. Details will follow after the summer holiday.

    Chris Edmonds

    Junior Club Chairman

  • How do I join the seniors?

    Simple, give me a call. The best thing to do is to go down to training on a Thursday night at Knutsford Academy (from September we will train at Booths Hall). Ask for me or Geoff Crawford.

    Sam Bensky

    Club Captain

  • Whats so special about the club?

    Knutsford Rugby Club is a fantastic example of a community sports club that has really impacted upon its local environment. We are now in our eleventh season and in such a short space of time the milestones that we have achieved are truly remarkable. These include the RFU President's XV Awards for our support to the local community, the highly prestigious RFU Whole Club Seal of Approval (we were the first club in Cheshire to achieve this status) and Cheshire East Club of the Year.

    Tony Evans

    Club President