Effingham & Leatherhead RFC News

BIG GAME 10 - general information

20th December 2017

minis

big game

As at 20-12

We are all looking forward to the BG10 on 30 December and hoping to see as many as possible on the day. This is a summary of key times and events to help make the day go smoothly.

We want everyone to enjoy and remember the day; unfortunately, the schedule does not allow much spare time for visiting the shops, getting photos and looking around. Please pay attention to the instructions given by the YGMs who will be responsible for the directing of players. If times are missed, the schedule will not wait.

KIT;
Players will need full club kit to play - bring boots and trainers, club shirt, club socks, club training smock (if owned), club raincoat. Players not wearing club shirts will not be allowed on the pitch.

Coaches will need a club shirt and training smock.

Bring a drink, snack and changes of clothes and shoes - when the games are over, players will want to get warm and comfortable to enjoy the rest of the day.

TRAVELLING;
Whether travelling solo or on the charabancs, there are 500+ club members travelling to the day - it is likely you will see someone you know so please help those who look lost!

Carparking through RFU and Quins is full; public carparks may be available and websites will give options and information.

The stadium is sold-out; buses and trains will be full. Be warned.

COACH DEPARTURE TIMES;
Please arrive at the pickup at least 10 mins prior *coaches will not wait for stragglers*

DEPART  FROM
09:30      Effingham KGV            bus 1 & 2
09:45      Ashtead                      bus 1
09:30      Bookham rail station    bus 3
09:30      Effingham rail station   bus 4

Coaches will park at Rosebine carpark and will remain there all day - players will need to make their way to Twickenham for the meeting time 11:30.

*Each bus takes 50 people - be aware car parking at the departure points may be limited*

GAMETIME;
One year group coach per year is allowed on the pitch; the coach will ensure players will be rotated on and off the pitch to give everyone game-time. Please make sure your YGM knows you are going and has included you in the play-list; we do not want disappointed players.

QUINS TIMELINE;

11:30

Clubs to meet is designated location for pre-match games  **ELRFC MEETING AT LIONS GATE, WEST CAR PARK**

12:15 - 13:30

Selected clubs to play matches on Twickenham Stadium pitch  **ELRFC u7-12s playing**

**10 minute walk from HQ to The Stoop**

13:15

Player Q&A in Members Bar - The Stoop

14:00

Walkover from Stoop to Twickenham Stadium for players

**10 minute walk from The Stoop to HQ**

15:50

Harlequin Amateurs to take field for Guard of Honour

16:00

Kick-off

16:40

Half-time - selected clubs to play on pitch

**ELRFC not involved in this**

(watch this space for 2018)

17:35

Full time

 

PHOTOGRAPHS;
"There will be an opportunity for your team to have a photo taken by our professional photographers on the Twickenham pitch, under the posts. Please see below for your designated time.

As our professional photographers will be taking team photos under the posts and also action shots whilst playing, we ask parents not to wander around the bowl trying to get photos. We have strictly been asked by Twickenham Stadium to stay in our allocated blocks. We will email photos to all four clubs.

The photo will take place under the posts in the South Stand in front of where you will be sat."

PHOTO TIMES;
12:50   U7
13:00   U8
13:10   U9
12:20   U10
12:25   U11
12:30   U12 

 MATCHPLAY INFORMATION

Time

Event

11:30

Clubs playing on pitch to meet Harlequins representatives at designated area

11:35

Clubs to be taken inside stadium and allocated area to sit to get ready for games

12:00

Team for first set of matches line up ready to enter pitch

12:15

First set of matches kick off

12:40

First set of matches end

12:40

Team for second set of match line up ready to enter pitch

12:45

Second set of matches kick off

13:30

Second set of matches end

13:35

All clubs to leave Twickenham Stadium bowl

RETURN JOURNEYS;
18:00 Return to coaches in Rosebine carpark (15 minute walk from HQ)
18:30 Coaches' departure from Rosebine carpark 

*Coaches will only drop off at the pick-up points and will not be diverting to alternative addresses*

SAFETY CONCERNS;
Players on the pitch are the responsibility of the YGMs; off the pitch, they are the responsibility of their guardians and parents - please be diligent and attentive. Please work together as a club.

Any questions, please contact your YGM.

MASCOT RAFFLE
"The Harlequins Foundation are giving your child the once in a life time opportunity to be a mascot at Big Game 10 on Saturday 30thDecember. The lucky winners run out with a Harlequins player on to the Twickenham Stadium pitch in front of 82,000 cheering supporters at the start of Big Game 10 in their very own limited edition Big Game 10 shirt.

How to enter
The Foundation team will be selling raffle tickets during the pre-match games from 12:15–13:00 at Twickenham Stadium only. We will be selling a ticket for £2 or a strip of 5 tickets for £5, please remember to bring cash.

The draw will take place in the Members Bar at 13:15 during the player Q&A. Ifyou’re not there to claim the prize in the Members Bar, we will contact you on your mobile and you will have until 2pm on the day to accept. If you do not accept by 2pm we will draw again. There are 2 mascot places available.

This is an exclusive opportunity for clubs that are taking part in the Community pre-match games at Twickenham Stadium only.

For more information about the Harlequins Foundation please visit www.harlequins.foundation."

BIG GAME 10 - TICKET UPDATE

20th December 2017

Minis

Big game

Correct as at 20-12

On Sunday, we allocated 400+ tickets to club members at the final day of the season. But we still have more to allocate.

Right now, I am waiting to receive a batch of tickets from Quins to be able to hand-out to all who have not yet received their allocation; mainly we are still to allocate to U12s and some large single orders.

Rest assured we will get tickets to everyone; we may need to hand-out at the gate on the day but we will get everyone in somehow.

In the meantime, please contact me if you need any information or reassurance. Please bear with us - Christmas is causing some logistical issues but we will get tickets to everyone who has bought through the club.

Nick Wilkinson
Minis Chairman

200 Club winners

14th December 2017

The winners for December are:
£100       106         J Page
£50         94           N Wilkinson

A certain G Page won the first prize last month.  We must have forgotten to turn the Pages!

Colts through to the Waterfall Cup Semis

10th December 2017

The Colts win against Camberley 26-17 in brutal wintery conditions, continues their unbeaten run in all games and put them into the Semi Finals of the Waterfall cup.

Keep it rolling boys.

Referee Event 15 Jan 18

6th December 2017

We have received an invitation from Surrey RFC to a FREE referee event at Cobham Rugby Club on Monday, 15th January 2018.  The invitation is open to ALL L1 and L2 referees and CREFC's in the County with or without a role at the club.

This is your opportunity to learn more about refereeing and the pathway to elite refereeing, along with support knowledge for your Young Match Officials and trainee CREFs education.  You will also be able to ask how Surrey can help you.

To register click here.

Attendees will need to print off their invite in order to be placed in the Surrey RFC prize draw for referee accessories.

Further information can be obtained from Steve Smith.

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