Guildford Rugby Football Club

Letters

TO ALL GRFC MEMBERS

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Treasurer’s Letter – May 2019

Having now completed the majority of the rugby playing, it’s an ideal time to take stock of our finances and provide an update to all members on the financial health of the club. This update reflects the year-to-date financial position from July 2018 to March 2019, plus a view of the final three months of […]

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GRFC Colts Surrey XPitch 7’s Champions!

On Sunday 5th of May Guildford Colts were victorious in winning the Surrey XPItch Sevens tournament held at Esher RFC XPitch is a new format of the sevens game designed to keep the game fast with less contact and with player welfare in mind. The boys took to the new rules well running out comfortable […]

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GUILDFORD GRIZZLIES GIRLS RUGBY

 The end of season Surrey U13 Girls 7s Festival hosted by Esher was a fitting finale for all the girls that participated.  With 5 teams competing, Guildford came away winners of their match v Battersea Ironsides 8 – 0 and lost v London Irish 4  – 1, having included a few players from Old Reigatians. […]

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It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Dr Des Carroll

Des was a former President of Guildford & Godalming RFC, one of the parent Clubs of Guildford RFC from 1995-2000, although Des’ contribution to rugby at Broadwater and in Surrey goes far beyond the positions he has held over the past 40 years. A former centre for Leinster, Des was one of the founders of […]

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It’s farewell but not goodbye as Giles steps down as Mini’s Chair

his role as Mini’s Chair at the end of this season. Giles has balanced his professional life as a barrister with the demands of family and rugby fantastically. Giles has approached the challenges calmly, gracefully and with his natural charm, which he shares with guests and members alike. With a commitment to his section, Giles […]

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Mini’s End of Season Awards 2018/19

Wow – what a season it has been for the Minis. Some great fixtures, festivals and joint training across the county including at prestigious clubs such as London Irish, Dorking and many others. At every level, team players, coaches, first aiders and administrators have pulled together to support their teams and were recognised at a […]

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My abseil from 50 metres high – 18th May

I have just had my 8th birthday. This means that I am now old enough to abseil from the top of Guildford cathedral. It is 50 metres high! My sisters, cousins, aunties and Grandma (aged 75) have all done it, and now I really want to do it. My Grandpa has Parkinson’s which makes me […]

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Minis Festival Update!

There was great excitement at the club on the 5th April as the Mini’s Floodlit Festival kicked off. What a way to start the weekend. 200 children gathered to burn off the last of the week’s energy. They arrived in daylight but as dusk fell the floodlights came on – an exciting first for these […]

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Guildford Grizzlies at Surrey Core Values 7’s Festival

After Guildford RFC hosted the inaugural Surrey Core Values Festival on December 2nd, 2018, where the Guildford Grizzlies acquitted themselves well early in the season playing multiple sides for 10 minute halves, Dorking RFC then hosted the second Surrey Core Values Festival on Sunday 17th March. Guildford took their U13 and U11 girls 7’s teams to […]

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Egg shaped fun at Guildford Rugby Club

Friday 5th April from 6pm Why not come along on Friday evening and enjoy watching our junior age groups with players from aged 7-9, undertake some friendly matches with visiting clubs including Camberley, Chichester, Cranleigh, Guildfordians, and Old Rutlishians.  There will be food and refreshments available from the club house and a cake sale with proceeds going to the Children’s Hardship […]

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Midsummer Masquerade Fundraising Ball

Don your venetian masks for a night of glamour and style at the Midsummer Masquerade Fundraising Ball. You’ll be greeted with canapés and a Vann Lane Gin cocktail (or Prosecco/beer) followed by a delicious two-course dinner and wine. The good food and drink will be followed by an auction (we already have some incredible prizes […]

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Dear Fellow Members,

I am excited to tell you all that the Club and the Board plan to Honor Rob Houston and recognize the rest of the Old Board for all of the great work that was accomplished for many years in building the Club into what it is today. This Honor and Recognition will be held at […]

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City Lunch No.11

Friday 29th March 2019 Joe Marler, British & Irish Lions, England, Harlequins RFC and John Inverdale Cost: £90 per person Tables from 2 upwards, dress Code Smart/Casual Brasserie Blanc (Southbank), 9 Belvedere Road, Southbank, London SE1 8YP Contact: Chris Alder Email: [email protected] Mobile: 07887 692912

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Dear Fellow Members

I hope everyone enjoyed Christmas and the Holidays with your families. My last Letter was before the Holidays, so I will jump right into what is happening at the Club since the New Year. After the Christmas break, the rugby continued with back to back games through January before the start of the 6 Nations. […]

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Mini’s Valentine’s Rugby Festival

Let your LOVE of rugby show at the Mini’s Valentine’s Rugby Festival on the 10th February. We’ll be joined by the best of Sea and City with teams from Worthing, Shoreham, Chichester, Havant, Battersea, Old Rutlishians, Old Mid Whitgiftians, Old Wimbledonians, Teddington, Midhurst, Farnborough and Petersfield. Help us welcome them and support our mini’s teams […]

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Updates – Guildford Grizzlies and Quins Ladies

GUILDFORD  GRIZZLIES GIRLS RUGBY There has been progress on the Girls Rugby Development side at Guildford since we kicked this effort off in January 2018. With 20 girls on the U11 and the U13 sides now (10 each), and growing slowly each month, Guildford is now fielding teams regularly for matches and has had some […]

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2019 Minis Tour

Friday 12th – Sunday 14th April 2019 As in previous years, GRFC Minis (U7 – U11 inclusive) are heading away on rugby tour.  Following on from the past two year’s successful tours to Shrewsbury and Weymouth, under the stewardship of Big Stu, the fun bus will be heading to Devon to partake in some good […]

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GRFC U21 end 2018 unbeaten!

2018 has been a great year for the Guildford U21 squad who are unbeaten so far in this season’s U21s Surrey Cup.  They were drawn in a group with Old Ruts, Effingham & Leatherhead and Sutton & Epsom.  As we finished top of the group in the pool stages we qualify for the semi-final of […]

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Sidcup 41-19 Guildford

Guildford travelled to Sidcup on Saturday with a makeshift backline but despite scoring three tries, came away empty handed in their first outing of the New Year. Due to some lingering injuries, illness and unavailability, Dave Ward was forced to utilise all the resources available to him with Matt Shea starting at scrum half for […]

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Senior Fixtures 2018-19

League Tables 1st XV 2nd XV 3rd XV Vets Gazelles U21s Fixtures & Results Date Kickoff Team Opposition Score 18-Aug 3:00 PM 1st XV A – Worthing (F) – – – 23-Aug 19:30 PM 1st XV A – Chichester (F) – – – 26-Aug 3:00 PM Gazelles H – Richmond 2nd XV (F) – – – […]

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Guildford 8 – 19 Dorking

Guildford closed out the year with an 8-19 loss against local rivals Dorking in atrocious conditions down at Broadwater on Saturday in the final game of 2018. The game opened in front of a large crowd despite the weather, bolstered by 150 attending the traditional Christmas Lunch beforehand. It was a scrappy affair from the […]

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Upgrade to members cards and the EPOS system

Why are we doing it? We have suffered some reliability issues with the existing system, and it has been difficult to align the cards with current memberships Will it cost the club more money? The new system will cost the same as the existing one and will be associated with a new credit card processor […]

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Minis Christmas Shindig Raffle

Don’t forget next weekend is the Mini’s Christmas Shin Dig. Lots on offer – festive food and fun. Get your raffle ticket to be in with the chance of winning one of our great prizes at the Minis Christmas Shin Dig. On offer: Culinary treats Waitrose hamper worth Albury Vineyard tour and tasting for 2 Cookery […]

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Save the date! Rugby Mini’s Christmas Shindig

Join us for some festive fun straight after training on Sunday 16thDecember. All welcome! Come to the club house between 11am – 1pm for games, stalls and festive food. There’ll even be fresh mistletoe for sale, perfect for those cheeky festive kisses. And keep it quiet, but I heard that the big man with the […]

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Calling all Minis (and parents)!

Now well-established and much in demand, Guildford Minis’ Autumn Festival THIS SUNDAY (Sunday 18th November) will see 1200+ young players descend on Guildford’s pitches from 7 different clubs across 5 age groups. This is set to be yet another organisational tour de force, and a great chance to show off GRFC’s rugby skills and hospitality […]

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Guildford Grizzlies U13s Waterfall Cup Update

Remembrance Day Sunday commitments meant kick off for the GRFC U13 girls first round Waterfall Cup game against Old Reigatians was pushed back to 2pm. The newly formed GRFC Grizzlies (with some new friends from Warlingham RFC bolstering the starting lineup) took to the field against a strong & well established U13 team from ORRFC. […]

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Youth Over Experience

Dear Baa-Baas Team Mate’s Oh boy do I feel like I have been hit by a steam train today? Not sure which part of my body hurts most, but thoroughly enjoyed being back on the pitch. I would like to thank each and everyone of you (Vets and Thirds) for turning out for the Guildford […]

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Treasurer’s Letter – November 2018

Update from the Nick Taft on club’s finances It’s been a full-on start to the rugby season – and it’s been as busy behind the scenes working on how the club operates today and for the months ahead. The Operations team has been leading the charge: the new catering truck is proving a growing success […]

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U7 Team get their first taste of festivals at Haslemere

What a fabulous day it was for the Waverley Festival at Haslemere. After the drizzle and rain the day before, Sunday started off chilly and sunny with barely a cloud in the sky. But the heat started to turn up as the U7s arrived excited to be taking part in their first festival against Haslemere, […]

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minis Premiership v Surrey event

28th October   A hugely successful Premiership v Surrey event on the 29th October saw over 700 players from Harlequins, Saracens, Farnham, Rosslyn Park and Grasshoppers pitting themselves against the mighty Guildford.  Kids were unsurprisingly very excited about the event and it showed!  Guildford acquitted themselves admirably, coming top or near top in most groups. […]

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Charity Cyclathon

Charity Cyclathon Sunday 18th November 2018 in Godalming High Street visit: cyclathon-rotarygodalming.co.uk Come and have fun and help raise funds for Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care, the Kent Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance and other Rotary Causes. We are looking for teams of 1 to 5 riders from local people, families, schools, businesses, sports clubs and other organisations to compete […]

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Cullompton 10 – 12 Gazelles

Last Sunday the Gazelles had an early start as they travelled to Devon to face league leaders Cullompton in a top of the table clash. As they left the safety of their Surrey home the heavens opened and the constant rain would be a feature for the rest of the day. After the long journey […]

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Brentwood 32-38 Guildford

With four minutes remaining in Saturday’s away fixture against Brentwood, Guildford trailed by six points and were down to 14 men due to injuries in a brutal game, with their supporters calling for the sort of last minute comeback that has become a trademark of this season. By the time the referee blew the whistle […]

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Guildford 28 Wimbledon 27

Guildford achieved a dramatic come-from-behind victory against league leaders Wimbledon on Saturday, scoring a converted try at the death to secure a bonus point victory by the slimmest of margins, 28-27 to reclaim third position in the league. After last week’s disappointing loss to Westcliffe, Dave Ward’s squad were under pressure and responded in the […]

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The ‘Greatest Ever’ City Lunch Breaches £150,000

Guildford Rugby Club’s recent ‘Greatest Ever’ City Lunch (No.10) has again been voted “The Best Yet” by our regular City Lunch ‘officianados’. It was a marvellous afternoon where 120 like-minded individuals came together to celebrate all that is good about rugby in the company of Sir Gareth Edwards CBE – a true legend of the game best […]

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U15’s tour of South West

U15’s tour of South West was a complete success.  In the first match the teams were the curtain-raiser for the  Redruth vs Henley National league fixture, where the Cornish Champions Redruth  were beaten 17-15 in hail, wind and sleet.   In the second match the Somerset Champions Wellington were beaten 31-5. Both clubs were super-welcoming, and playing on […]

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U13 B2’s v Battersea Ironsides

Our U13 B2’s (thirds) welcomed Battersea Ironsides to GRFC for their first match of the season.  Although Battersea won the match by 6 tries to 3, both sides played some great attacking and defensive rugby. This result was certainly no disgrace considering the size of the squad Battersea had brought, which enabled them to rotate their players and keep […]

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u15s Cake sale!

The U15s have been county championship winners for the last 4 years and are going on their first tour – taking on the top teams from Cornwall and Somerset. We are having a cake sale on Sunday 14th at the club to raise money to help cover the costs of tour shirts and to cover […]

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A Boy In The Water by Tom Gregory

Former GRFC 3rd Team Captain, GRFC Vets and Proud Parent to 2 GRFC Micro Lions A Boy In The Water is an engaging and beautifully written account of Tom’s phenomenal achievement. A Must Read! Pick up a Signed Copy in the GRFC Club Shop today! A Word From The Author “I would just like to […]

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Six Nations Championship 2019 Tickets

Ticket Ballot / Application for Six Nations Championship 2019 Dear Member, England have three international 6 nations matches at Twickenham Ireland v England Saturday 2nd February 2019 Dublin K.O. 4:45 pm England v France Sunday 10th February 2019 Twickenham K.O. 3:00 pm Wales v England Saturday 23th February 2019 Wales K.O. 4:45 pm England v […]

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GRFC’s U20’s triumph in Sweden

GRFC’s U20’s triumph by winning 80-7 against Pingvin RFC in Trelleborg Sweden This weekend the GRFC U20s went on tour to Sweden and enjoyed a great welcome from Pingvin RFC, Sweden’s second largest rugby club. With many of the U20’s a bit rusty from taking years out before Uni, and with fitness levels not quite […]

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‘Greatest Ever’ City Lunch No.10

We are delighted that the ‘greatest player of all time’ and the scorer of ‘That Try’, Sir Gareth Edwards CBE will be our very special guest speaker at the forthcoming City Lunch on Friday, 26th October 2018 from 12:15pm onwards at Brasserie Blanc (Southbank), 9 Belvedere Road, London SE1 8YP. We could think of no […]

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Gazelles 15-19 Plymouth

Last Sunday the Guildford gazelles entertained recently relegated Plymouth at Broadwater in what turned out to be a highly entertaining and nail biting affair. Early territorial advantage went to Guildford as with the wind at their backs kicked the ball repeatedly down field apply constant pressure at set piece and in the loose. With Plymouth […]

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Scrumptious has landed!

Our Clubs new outside catering van ‘Scrumptious’ is up and running, its first rugby club role out at the weekend proved to be a huge success!. Saturday match days it will be serving usual matchday fare, lager, beer, and cider available. On Sundays, the focus changes to the youth and minis with a totally different […]

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Guildford Rugby Club Shirt Sponsor Announcement

Whiteley Clinics London We are delighted to be welcoming Professor Mark Whiteley MS FRCS (Gen) back to Guildford Rugby Club and renewing our relationship with Whiteley Clinics for the start of the 2018/19 season. Mark has generously committed to being the Club’s new Shirt Sponsor for the next three years and his clinics will be […]

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TWO Club Captains This Season!

Guildford Rugby Club is proud to announce that players and members of the Club will be represented by Co-Club Captains for the new 2018/2019 season in recognition of the size and importance of the Club Captain’s role in covering the whole club from the Micros through to the Vets and Supporters. Sarah Sanderson of the […]

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Treasurer’s Letter – August 2018

Update from the Nick Taft on club’s finances Following the end of our financial year in June, we now have an updated status on the club’s financial health. The good news is we have an improvement from the last forecast communicated in May – where we anticipated a £34k deficit after all capital expenditure and […]

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Guildford Grizzlies Girls Rugby

Guildford’s goal to develop girls rugby at the club  continues  its march forward after its launch in January,  2018.   Since that time,  Susan Payne, former player and  Chairman of Girls Rugby  Development,  has been working  with various players and  coaches at GRFC, in particular Matt Trott, to lay the foundations for a successful season ahead. […]

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Guildford Grizzlies Girls Rugby

Guildford’s goal to develop girls rugby at the club continues its march forward after its launch in January, 2018.    Since that time, Susan Payne,  former player and Chairman of Girls Rugby Development, has been working with various players and coaches at GRFC, in particular Matt Trott, to lay the foundations for a successful season ahead. This included her providing last season, alongside Emma Swadlo (Gazelle) or a Surrey […]

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Treasurer’s Letter

August 2018 Update from the Nick Taft on club’s finances Following the end of our financial year in June, we now have an updated status on the club’s financial health. The good news is we have an improvement from the last forecast communicated in May – where we anticipated a £34k deficit after all capital […]

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Back to the 50s For A Summer Night of Fun with The Meath & GRFC

Being taken over by Pink Ladies and T-Birds isn’t an everyday occurrence for GRFC, but that’s exactly what happened at the start of August. Over 300 people arrived for a night full of fun at an open-air screening of Grease, hosted by The Meath Epilepsy Charity          . Despite a few showers earlier in the […]

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Membership & Subscriptions

Membership Renewal and Subscriptions We are using the RFU’s GMS payments system this season and this can be accessed through our own new website, please click here to go to the new membership application page. There is a downloadable User Guide to take you through the process. In case you do not know your GMS user […]

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Membership & Subscriptions

Membership Renewal and Subscriptions We are using the RFU’s GMS payments system this season and this can be accessed through our own new website, please click here to go to the new membership application page. There is a downloadable User Guide to take you through the process. In case you do not know your GMS user […]

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Welcome To Our Club!

Guildford Rugby Club is one of the largest and best community based amateur sports club in the South East set on the edge of the stunning Surrey Hills with pitches and facilities at Broadwater to match. We are extremely proud of our refurbished Clubhouse and Grounds which are undoubtably some of the best for an […]

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Brief Introduction and History

Guildford Rugby Club is situated at Broadwater, along the Guildford Road in Godalming, Surrey and has approximately 1500 members, including Social and Playing members. Senior Club The Club currently runs five senior sides 1st XV 2nd XV 3rd XV The Vets (over 35s) Gazelles (Ladies). Senior Training is on Tuesday and Thursday, while the Gazelles […]

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1st September

Guildford V Chingford Saturday 1stSeptember BBQ, Salads and a selection of rustic breads Selection of desserts

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15th September

Guildford V Sidcup Saturday 15thSeptember Cottage pie and seasonal veg Lemon cheesecake

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29th September

Guildford V Tunbridge Wells Saturday 29thSeptember Chicken, ham and asparagus pie, with seasonal vegetables Chocolate fudge pudding with vanilla sauce

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Natwest Rugby Force

Thank You! On behalf of the club, I would like to thank the 30+ people that turned up through out the day. Your time and effort was a massive help. The club looks great ready for our first league game of the season on 1st September at home to London & SE Premier newcomers Chingford […]

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Coaches & administrators Day

IMPORTANT – PLEASE PUT IN YOUR DIARY Saturday 1st September 2018   PLEASE PUT IN YOUR DIARY AND MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ATTEND as lots of information will be delivered so that we can make for a great start to the season   PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ATTEND, as lots of information will be […]

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Coaches & administrators Day

IMPORTANT – PLEASE PUT IN YOUR DIARY Saturday 1st September 2018   PLEASE PUT IN YOUR DIARY AND MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ATTEND as lots of information will be delivered so that we can make for a great start to the season   PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ATTEND, as lots of information will be […]

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New Club Clothing Partner

We are delighted to announce after a comprehensive selection process, GRFC has appointed a new Club wide, sole kit and leisure clothing partner. We invited numerous sports companies to tender, with the shortlist nominees visiting and presenting their ranges. All were scored on a matrix criterion, where upon the highest scoring, Raging Bull, was selected. […]

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Mini Festival

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