Sat 18 Jun 2022 14:59

DORKING RUGBY NOW WELCOMING NEW PLAYERS AT EVERY LEVEL.

Formed in 1921, Dorking RFC is a leading Surrey rugby club. Years of dedication and hard work on and off the pitch have been rewarded. We have experienced significant levels of success for Dorking Rugby Football Club and building a great community atmosphere that draws in regular crowds. Throughout the club, Dorking ideals reflect the RFU’s core values of

RESPECT, DISCIPLINE, TEAMWORK, ENJOYMENT and SPORTSMANSHIP.

Whilst we are ambitious, we also have a strong community ethos, derived from a commitment to rugby for everyone at every age and whilst we pay to play our memberships provide fantastic rugby experience worth many times the money paid.

Dorking has been home to some fantastic professional players, to include George Kruis, Eliott Daly, Kay Wilson, Greg Bateman, Cameron Cowell,  Tom Bristow, Jake Cooper-Wolley.

If you'd like to join us and follow in their footsteps, fill in our quick form so that our Director of Rugby, Armand Roux can get to grips with your skills

WHY CHOOSE TO PLAY AT DORKING?

The Place to Play

•      Fully inclusive Club for all abilities - every player is important

•      Player Pathway for rugby and personal development

•      Great Social Atmosphere

•      Training  and post-match meals

•      10% Discount at bar and kitchen

•      Funded player socials and bar specials.

•      Pre-season Training Tours – Majority funded by the club.

With a focus on quality

•      Professional coaching inc Level 3 Coaches and guest coaches.

•      Strength and conditioning staff and individual programmes.

•      Quality Medical team at games and training nights

•      RFU Accredited Club and RFU Best Practices

 

 

And great facilities

·                 First class Gym & Free Physio access

·                 First Aiders

·                 Playing, training and post-match kit

·                 Expansive pitches & newly refurbished clubhouse

·                 Plentiful Parking

·                 Professionally run catering with great coffee (and the best bacon butties)

·                 Bar open every Sunday from 12

·                 Apply for International tickets

 

WHAT’S IN IT FOR US?

  • Fresh, new talent
  • Great people with skills and personality
  • Enthusiastic new team members who can contribute to our ongoing success


• Playing the game at Level 4  - National League South .
• Weekly fielding three senior teams plus Vets team
• Training every Tuesday and Thursday
• Great youth development programmes to support the transition into senior rugby
•  Mixed Touch Rugby – Wednesday nights.

The combined efforts of our 1st XV, A XV and ExA XV, strong support team of coaches, physios, supporters and sponsors, have made DRFC one of the top amateur clubs in the country.

A XV - Playing in Zoo Sports Shield - Division 3 W

Ex A XV (Dirty Birds) Playing in Surrey Merit East Conference

Dorking launched Women’s Rugby in 2018 with an Inner Warrior event and over the years  over 100 women have tried Rugby for the first time.

With the bulk of our players being entirely new to the sport start with learning essential skills and playing Touch Rugby. 


Rugby is a fun, yet alternative way to get fit, learn new skills and make new friends. We are actively seeking new players - no prior experience is necessary, and neither age nor lack of fitness are considered valid excuses!

Training takes place every Wednesday evening at The Big Field from 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm.

TO JOIN PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE



WHY CHOOSE DORKING YOUTH RUGBY

Culture

•       Fully inclusive Club for all abilities - every player is important

•       Player Pathway for rugby and personal development

Quality

•       RFU Qualified Coaches in every Age Group

•       DBS Screened Coaches

•       RFU Accredited Club & RFU Best Practices

 

Facilities

•       Qualified Physio on-site & First Aiders

•       Expansive pitches & newly refurbished clubhouse

•       Plentiful Parking

•       Professionally run catering with great coffee and the best bacon butties

•       Bar open every Sunday from 12, Curley Wurleys available before 12

 

Events

•       Competitive subscriptions with multi-child discounts

•       Home of Dorking Festival with over 2,500 kids attending

•       Summer & Easter Holiday Rugby Camps

•       Annual Tours

 



Colts (U18/U17combined) and U16-U12

• Training & Matches Sundays from 10am
• Youth Development Programme (U14- Colts) -Tuesday 7pm
• Youth Transition Manager overseeing coaching programme
• Professional Coaching Team supporting Age Groups
• Senior Players attached to Age groups to support coaching


All Children - U6-U11 or Reception - Y6

Dorking Kids First Rugby follows the Quilter Kids First puts boys and girls between U7-U13 a the heart of  everything we do. It is a coaching mindset that gives boys and girls aged 6-13 the opportunity to prosper through rugbyand creates a great rugby environment.

It does this by fostering an environment for having fun, learning and building confidence.


Girls Age Groups - U9/11/12/14/16/Colts

Next Season

The U12's, U14's, U16's & Colts (Girls) will be playing in a number of Values Festivals organised by Surrey Rugby, as well as their Waterfall Cup competitions.

We will also be entering teams into other club run tournaments/festivals and arranging friendlies/joint training sessions. 

The U9's - U11's will be arranging a number of friendly fixtures & joint training sessions, as well as taking part in Surrey run and Club run festivals.

Training Times

There is a summer programme on Weds evenings for the U14's, U16's & U18s - fitness/strength & conditioning until 20 July and then pre-season training until the start of the new season.

During the rugby season the Girls train from 10 am to 12 noon on Sundays and from 6.15 - 7.30 pm on Wednesday evenings.

The U14 and U16 girls will be able to attend the YDP (Youth Development Programme) on Tuesday evenings.

The Colts (Girls) will be able to attend the CDP (Colts Development Programme) on Monday nights.


PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW AND WE WILL BE IN TOUCH SHORTLY


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