Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Beach Rugby and Training

Great game of rugby on the beach this afternoon. Well done to all the parents and to the boys for their victory (dubiously awarded by the TMO in the last seconds)
There will be training at Underhill this coming Friday at 11.00am - see you all there!

Monday, 26 December 2011

Crusaders v Parents


We found this photo of the last time some of the Crusaders' parents played rugby and thought it might be nice to have a match against the boys for festive entertainment.
Dads AND MUMS, come and play against the Crusaders down Caswell (no mud mums)
Tuesday 27th December - HIGH NOON!

NOTE: WATCHING FROM THE CAFE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE TAKING PART!

Saturday, 24 December 2011

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Pencoed cancelled

Unfortunately the pitches at Pencoed are all unplayable for this weekend. Obviously you will all be disappointed about not driving to Bridgend tomorrow morning!

We have arranged some training for the boys in the castle field on Sunday instead so they can run off some of their christmas excitement! Underhill will likely be waterlogged!

11.00am in the castle field



Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Game v Pencoed - Sun

'twas the weekend before Christmas
Mums, don't get annoyed
We've a festive game of rugby
In a place called Pencoed

You may want to buy gifts
Take your boys with you shopping
Numbers for the game this weekend
Might be dropping

Fear not for reprisals
It's Christmas you see
If your family has plans for your boys
Let them be

The shout out on Teamer
To the whole squad did go
So if you cant make it
Just please reply NO

I am sure for Pencoed
We'll raise a fine squad of boys
That would rather play rugby
Than go shop for toys

In other words, the whole squad has been invited on teamer for our final game before Christmas
If you cant make it, please reply NO - and if you can please reply YES

Not rocket science, I know, but sometimes I wonder...

Training also on Friday at Bish Gym 4.30pm

ALSO....

LIVE MUSIC AT THE CLUB THIS SATURDAY!

The (new) CONTENDERS

Come and see The Contenders unveil their new line up for an evening of live Rock and Roll. At Mumbles Rugby Club FREE Entry from 8:30 till late.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

CAPPUCCINO GIRLS MONEY

Please can anyone who is going to see the cappuccino girls on Wednesday please bring their money if the haven't paid to Morriston Sunday.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

TESCO BAGPACK MONEY

The money raised for the 
Tesco bagpack was 
£386
WELL DONE TO EVERYONE!

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Training Wednesday

As the boys are off school on Wednesday we will be taking the opportunity to train on the grass at Underhill from 10am for about an hour

Apologies for the Teamer and blog entry that said 11.00am
TRAINING IS AT 10am WEDNESDAY AT UNDERHILL

WELL DONE AT THE BAGPACK

Well done to everyone involved in the Tesco bagpack today. All the boys can be justifiably proud of themselves for their hard work and exceptional manners throughout the day. We await the final figure for the days takings from Donna and will post the figure as soon as we know.

Saturday, 26 November 2011

TESCO BAG PACK REMINDER

A reminder to everyone to help raise money at the Tesco bag pack in Fforestfach tomorrow. We are there from 11am til 4pm, if you can't make it for the whole day please come along at any time throughout the day. Some of the boys will be there packing and collecting money for 5 hours so every bit of help is needed. The money raised is for everyone involved with the Crusaders. We have some buckets to use, but any extras will be helpful.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

BAG PACK NUMBERS

PLEASE can you let me know availability for the Tesco Bag Pack this Sunday in Fforestfach.
If you can let me know whether you will be attending and whether you can stay there 10-4 and if not what times you will be there for.
Email your availability to mumblescrusaders@gmail.com

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

MORE FUNDRAISING...


We have managed to arrange a Crusaders fund raising night by selling tickets for the ‘world famous’ Mal Pope play “The Cappuccino Girls” currently running at The South Wales Evening Post Theatre, High Street, Swansea.  Mal has agreed to allocate us 80 tickets out of the 120 capacity for the night of Wednesday 7th Dec, at £12 per ticket and give back to the Crusaders £6 of each ticket sale.  Therefore if we sell all 80 tickets we can raise £480.

We are also hoping to run a raffle on the night so if any of you would like to donate prizes for the raffle it would be much appreciated.

It is important that we sell all 80 tickets and therefore ask you all to assist by selling tickets to family, friends & colleagues.  


IF WE CAN SELL JUST 3 TICKETS EACH WE WILL RAISE £500 FOR THE CRUSADERS! GET SELLING!!!!


For ticket sales and raffle donations please contact:
Sian 07977071958 : Kay 07949998772 : Julie 07557908994
or email: julie.williams@lighterlifecounsellor.com

CHRISTMAS NIGHT OUT!

Saturday 10th December 7:30pm for 8pm
Lazy Jacques - Brynymor road
£10 per head - Live music, chillie and chips.
Vegetarian option provided.
ALL PROCEEDS GOING TOWARDS
SUMMER 2012 TOUR.
PLEASE COME AND JOIN US MUMS, DADS, AUNTIES, UNCLES, GRANDMA'S AND GRANDAD'S.


Money to be collected by Annabelle/Russ this Friday or Sunday - thanks

Thursday, 17 November 2011

TESCO BAG PACK

The Crusaders have secured a coveted bag packing slot at the Tesco Megastore in Fforestfach.

The boys have the use of the checkouts there to pack bags and raise some money from 11am to 4pm on
SUNDAY 27th NOVEMBER


These bag-packing events can raise considerable sums for the groups taking part, and we should really make the most of this opportunity for the boys to engage with the community as a group and raise some money while they are doing it.

Ideally, the whole squad will be there packing away from 11 til 4. Depending on numbers we will try and organise a rota so everyone gets some breaks and the times are allocated out fairly. In order to do this as best we can, could you please email mumblescrusaders@gmail.com what times your child is available for the day.

Friday, 11 November 2011

WEEKEND GAMES CANCELLED

Unfortunately the games away against Llandaff and Cowbridge this coming weekend have been cancelled. We will therefore be having a full contact training session at Underhill on Sunday 11.00am KO. Meet 10.45am

Monday, 7 November 2011

Cowbridge and Llandaff

We will be playing two shorter games this weekend against Llandaff and Cowbridge, both of these away at Cowbridge RFC on Sunday. Please leave swansea in plenty of time to meet in Cowbridge at 10am.

Team will be as per the matrix for this weekend which you can view further down the blog. Teamer invites will be sent out nearer the weekend.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

OSPREYS v BIARRITZ

There are Ospreys tickets available for junior members of the club and their parents to attend the Heineken Cup game against Biarritz at the Liberty Stadium this coming Saturday.
Tickets are £12 Adults and £3 for kids (up to 4 with every adult)
I know a few of the boys are going, if you are interested in purchasing these tickets, please let me know by email by Tuesday evening. I will need to let the club know numbers taking up the offer and get the money to the club on Thursday evening.
Email any interest with number of adult and kids tickets to: mumblescrusaders@gmail.com

Thursday, 3 November 2011

BALLS PLEASE

Please can everyone bring their training ball to Ashleigh Road on Friday at 4:00pm. see you there

Mumbles RFC Code of Conduct

At the request of the club, the Mumbles RFC Junior Section code of conduct is online for players, spectators and coaches for all age groups to read. I have uploaded the document to our blog so it is easy to access and there for reference at any time if needed.
It's quite lengthy, but have a look at it here

Monday, 31 October 2011

Winter Training

Our winter training programme will start at 4:00pm this Friday at the AstroTurf on ashleigh Road. We are training on the pitch nearest the mumbles road.

The following week we will be at the bish sports hall 4:30pm then back to 4:00pm on the astro the following week. This sequence will continue for the next 12 weeks. Teamer invites will be sent out.

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Matrix Teams v2.0

Below, new set of Matrix teams generated by the Matrix v2.0

Games are:
Swansea Ups (H) 6th Nov / tbc  13th Nov / Pontardulais (H) 20th Nov.
Comp (A) 27th Nov / Morriston (A) 4th Dec.

v S.Ups
v tbc
v Pont
v Comp
v Morriston
Rhod
Rhod
Tom L
ALL
Rhod

Tom L
Tom L
Brad
-
James

James
James
Jack
Players
Brad

Brad
Brad
Ben
-
Jack

Ben
Jack
TG
Invited
Ben

TG
Rhys C
Rhys C
-
TG

Nathan
Nathan
Nathan
-
Rhys C

Zac
Zac
Zac
ALL
Zac

K Morr
K Morr
K Morr
-
K Morr

Lloyd
Lloyd
Lloyd
Players
Lloyd

Cian
Cam
Cam
-
Cam

Alex
Cian
Alex
Invited
Cian

Will
Alex
Jamie
^
Will

K Morg
Will
K Morg
^
Jamie

Jamie
Jamie
Aled
^
K Morg

Sam
Aled
Sam
^
Aled

Oli
Sam
Oli
^
Oli

Harry
Harry
Harry
^
Harry
                                                                  

WINTER TRAINING MONEY

Thanks to everyone who has paid the winter training money already!
Those that haven't, could you please try and pay at training on Friday, or at the game on Sunday this coming week. Either by cash or cheques made payable to Mumbles u8 RFC

Thanks

FUND RAISING GIG

The Blue Wails will be playing at the Rugby Club on
Saturday 19th November - 8.30pm
Raising money for the Mumbles u12s and u14s teams
Couple of quid on the door - see you there!

Friday, 28 October 2011

GOWERTON AWAY

We are away to Gowerton this weekend, with a slightly later kick off time
Meet at 12.00 up in Gowerton
Teamer invites have been sent out, PLEASE REPLY TO THEM

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

THANKS FOR THE HOT DOGS

A big thank you from all the Crusaders to Davies's of Swansea Market for the kind donation of bread rolls for the hot dogs at the Fall Bay game last weekend.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Winter Training

















In order to save the boys from Mike Morgan's Winter training bootcamp (pictured here) we have secured the use of Bishopston Sports Hall and Ashleigh Road Astroturf for the colder months of the year. Starting Friday November 4th. Details will go out via Teamer.
We will be sharing the facilities with the u10's - training one week at Bish followed by a week on the Atsro.
This will run for 12 weeks and get us through the worst of the winter weather.
In order to help pay for the winter training at both these venues we are looking for a £20 contribution from each player. Please see me at training or the game next week for any more info or to hand over your hard earned cash.

Thanks

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Fall Bay game this weekend - KO at 12

We will be welcoming our good friends from Fall Bay to Bishopston this coming Sunday.
As the World Cup Final is on the same day the kick off is being put back to 12 to give everyone who wants to a chance to watch it.
Training as usual at 4.30pm this Friday and keep an eye out for Teamer invites for the Fall Bay game.

Anyone who knows they will be away in the coming weeks please let us know and we can make the required adjustments to the matrix.

Players, supporters and parents bring some cash for hotdogs which we hope to be on sale at the match this weekend. All adding to the carnival atmosphere!

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

DEVON TOUR - Deposits due!

Kay needs to collect in deposits from everyone going on the DEVON TOUR in May.
The amount needed at the moment is £35 per head, which will obviously be deducted from your final cost.
The payments need to be by cheque and made payable to TEAM TOURS DIRECT LIMITED

Please can everyone going get cheques to Kay either Friday at training or the game on Sunday.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

v BONYMAEN AWAY

We are at the Highveld of Bonymaen this weekend. Please be there at 10.30am
If you are playing and havent replied to Teamer, please reply.

PLEASE REPLY TO TEAMER

A bit of a common theme, and at the risk of nagging everyone can you
PLEASE REPLY TO TEAMER!!
We rely on your reply to Teamer so we can field a team for the game on the weekend.
If you are unable to attend please DECLINE as soon as you can so that someone else can be given the chance to play. If you can attend please ACCEPT as soon as you can so that we know we will have a team for the weekend.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Mouthguards: boil and bite v fitted v no gum shield

In response to people asking me about what sort of gum shield they should get, here is a leaflet from Opro:
http://www.opro.com/downloads/mgbook.pdf

Note that gum shields prevent more than losing your teeth. They reduce the potential of cuts in the mouth and concussion. Boxers don't wear a gum shield to protect their teeth.


Monday, 3 October 2011

MAY TOUR - Numbers needed Friday

Thanks to all who responded to the Teamer invite for the Devon Tour.
Kay really needs to know numbers on Friday at the latest so we can let the company organising the trip know and get spaces allocated for us.
We will go round as many as possible on Friday at training. If we miss you can you please let Kay know by email or text or phone if you are available, if you would like to go and numbers you will be taking. All the details for the tour are further down the blog.

Kay's contact details are:

07949 998772

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Matrix Teams

Reminder of the Matrix Teams for Neath, Bonymaen and Loughor...

Games are:
Dunvant (A) 18th Sept / S.Gower (H) 25th Sept / Neath (TBC) 2nd Oct.
Bonymaen (A) 9th Oct / Loughor (H) 16th Oct.

v Dunvant
v S.Gower
v Neath
v Bonymaen
v Loughor
Back 5
Rhod
Rhod
James
Rhod
Rhod
Back 5
James
Brad
Brad
James
James
Back 5
Brad
Jack
Jack
Ben
Brad
Back 5
Jack
Ben
Ben
Tom
Jack
Back 5
Ben
Tom
Tom
Lloyd
Tom
Back Row
Lloyd
Lloyd
Cam
Cam
Lloyd
Back Row
Cam
Cian
Cian
Cian
Cam
Back Row
Cian
K Morr
K Morr
K Morr
K Morr
Front row
Will
Will
Jamie
Will
Will
Front row
Jamie
K Morg
K Morg
Jamie
Jamie
Front row
K Morg
Aled
Aled
Aled
K Morg
Front row
Aled
Alex
Alex
Alex
Alex
Half Back
Rhys C
Rhys C
Max
Rhys C
Rhys C
Half Back
Max
Nathan
Nathan
Max
Max
Half Back
Nathan
Zach
Zach
Zach
Nathan
Half Back
Zach
TG
TG
TG
TG
2nd row
Sam
Sam
Ryan
Sam
Sam
2nd row
Ryan
Oli
Oli
Ryan
Ryan
2nd row
Oli
Rhys D
Rhys D
Rhys D
Oli
2nd row
Rhys D
Harry
Harry
Harry
Harry

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

CRUSADERS' TOUR 2012





West Coast International Rugby Festival 2011/2012


  
May Day Bank Holiday 
Arrive 4th May | Depart 7th May 2012
Tournament Day’s 5th May | 6th May 2012
Age Groups Male | U7 through to U16



Plans are taking shape for our proposed rugby tour this year.

In 2012 the West Coast International Mini and Junior Rugby Festival will take place in one of the UK’s leading Holiday destination’s in North Devon. The Festival of Rugby is an exciting event that has stirred enormous interest in rugby clubs not just in the UK but through Ireland, Northern Ireland and other International destinations. With a first class host club in Barnstaple Rugby Club you are sure to enjoy your time on and off the field. Group matches will be played on the Saturday with Cup, Challenge Cup and Bowl matches on the Sunday.

Teams will be based in a number of holiday villages with John Fowler Holidays accommodation in Ilfracombe as our preferred option. There is plenty of entertainment in the Holiday Village including an indoor pool. Various accommodation sizes will be available varying from 2 berth all the way up to 12 berth including chalets, apartments and caravans. Exact details of accommodation depends on our final numbers and proximity to each other.

We have secured an early booking discount of £89 per person. This includes three night’s accommodation at the holiday park, entry to the rugby festival, entertainment pass & return coach shuttles to and from the rugby festival from the holiday village on the Saturday and Sunday. Ilfracombe is about 4 hours journey and we are proposing to hire a coach to transport us there and back. A proper rugby tour! The coach will cost approx. £30 per head return. Families are welcome to attend but unfortunately there are no discounts available for family groups.

We need firm numbers by October 5th to obtain the discount. Can you also please let us know who you want to share accommodation with?

Please contact Kay with these details by Wed 5th October if you would like to attend.

07949 998772

Thanks
Dan

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Game v Neath Away - Sun 2nd October

Below map for directions to the Neath game for the match on Sunday 2nd October
Please arrive by 10.30am
Team is as per the Matrix selection further down the blog. Teamer invites will be sent out later in the week

View Rugby Pitches in a larger map

Friday, 23 September 2011

TEAMER REPLIES

Please can everyone make sure they reply to their Teamer text or email as soon as they know they can make the game on the Sunday. This will help us to organise replacements to the squad we will be taking earlier rather than asking people to come last minute.
If you do not reply to the Teamer invite it will be assumed that you can NOT make the game and a replacement player may be notified to take the place. Thank you

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

South Gower HOME Sunday 25th Sept - 10.30am

We have a home game this coming Sunday against our good friends from South Gower.
We will be playing in Bishopston, this year as last year we will be on the top pitch the other side of the school. Teamer invites have been sent out based on the Matrix selection for the game further down the page.
See you all there, and see you all in the club afterwards!

Monday, 19 September 2011

Dunvant and South Gower matches

Well done all the boys against Dunvant on the weekend. There is a very brief match report online. Click the Match Report tab above to have a read.
Training again 4.30pm on Friday at Underhill as we prepare to take on our good friends, classmates and rivals from South Gower at 'home' in Bishopston. The Matrix teams are all below and the players involved will also receive a Teamer invite.

As it is a home game for us against South Gower it would be really great to see some of the boys and parents back at the club afterwards. It is something that the club is extremely keen to encourage. They have a new kitchen, and although it hasn't got a Michelin Star yet, it will provide some nice food for the boys and let them be together for a short while after the game. Hope to see you there

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

BRING YOUR BALLS!

Can all the boys please bring their training ball with them on Friday night
Thanks

Monday, 12 September 2011

THE MATRIX EXPLAINED...

Just to clarify the thinking behind the new Matrix to everyone...
You will see that your son will have been allocated a "position". That is to help balance the team for each match. Though it is more likely that they will be playing in that position on the day, they will be moved around to 
develop their skills in other positions as well as to accommodate injuries during the game.

For instance, though there are only three "back row" players for each game, we think that at least two of the "front row" and all of the "second row" can play in the "back row" in any specific game. 

We will stick to a rotation policy on the field as well. Depending on the final number for the day, it is likely that your son will have around 70% of the playing time on the pitch. Noting that wingers have the least amount of activity during a game (fewer passes, tackles, rucks etc), there are approximately 2 backs and 3 forwards replacements for each game.

At the end of the first cycle of games, we will review the matrix allocation, adjusting where necessary.

It is essential that players: 
1. Don't become a one position player.
2. Experience a range of positions over the season.
3. Get as much game time as possible.
4. Want to learn new skills based on WHAT THEY HAVE DISCOVERED FROM PLAYING, not just because we have told them that it is the right skill.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

MATRIX TEAMS

Dan's patented Matrix has outputted the following teams for the first five teams of the season. The combination of complex equations, years of rugby experience and drawing of straws has resulted in selections that should see equal game time for everyone.
Ongoing analysis by our team of experts will make any alterations needed to the matrix before releasing teams for the next round of fixtures...

Games are:
Dunvant (A) 18th Sept / S.Gower (H) 25th Sept / Neath (TBC) 2nd Oct.
Bonymaen (A) 9th Oct / Loughor (H) 16th Oct.

v Dunvant v S.Gower v Neath v Bonymaen v Loughor
Back 5 Rhod Rhod James Rhod Rhod
Back 5 James Brad Brad James James
Back 5 Brad Jack Jack Ben Brad
Back 5 Jack Ben Ben Tom Jack
Back 5 Ben Tom Tom Lloyd Tom
Back Row Lloyd Lloyd Cam Cam Lloyd
Back Row Cam Cian Cian Cian Cam
Back Row Cian K Morr K Morr K Morr K Morr
Front row Will Will Jamie Will Will
Front row Jamie K Morg K Morg Jamie Jamie
Front row K Morg Aled Aled Aled K Morg
Front row Aled Alex Alex Alex Alex
Half Back Rhys C Rhys C Max Rhys C Rhys C
Half Back Max Nathan Nathan Max Max
Half Back Nathan Zach Zach Zach Nathan
Half Back Zach TG TG TG TG
2nd row Sam Sam Ryan Sam Sam
2nd row Ryan Oli Oli Ryan Ryan
2nd row Oli Rhys D Rhys D Rhys D Oli
2nd row Rhys D Harry Harry Harry Harry

Saturday, 10 September 2011

PONTARDAWE GAME

It was great to see so many of the Crusaders make the journey up-river to Pontardawe on Friday night. A fantastic turn-out, some exciting rugby on the big pitch and overall a really positive evening topped off with the customary warm welcome and sausage and chips in the clubhouse.

Keep an eye out on the blog for teams for the next five weeks which will be posted as soon as I can figure out a way of putting them up without grinding the internet to a halt.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

THE MATRIX UNCOVERED

No longer just an urban myth, new evidence has come to light revealing the existence of Dan's patented u12 Rugby Matrix. This anonymously emailed picture shows Dan hard at work on the super computer needed to run such a complex system, keenly aided by the Carol Vorderman of Mumbles, Kay Midha.

The teams for the next 5 weeks have all been worked out and will be posted on the blog after the game on Friday night

PONTARDAWE - Post match food at the club

Pontardawe are kindly putting on food for all the boys at the rugby club after the game.
All are wlecome back there to enjoy their usual hospitality.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

FRIDAY 5.30pm v PONTARDAWE

Whole squad to play a training game against Pontardawe on Friday night. This will provide all the boys with a good opportunity to get used to the 15 a side full pitch set up after the long lazy summer of perpetual sunshine.
MEET AT 5.30pm Teamer invites will be sent out PLEASE REPLY TO TEAMER!!

We will be playing on the senior pitch, which is at the end of the industrial estate, by Wall Colmony.
NOT AT THE LEISURE CENTRE - see the map below...


View Rugby Pitches in a larger map

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

International Tickets - 6 Nations

Anyone interested in tickets for next year's six nations can buy them through the club. But time is running out. All you need to do is go to the ground floor bar in the club house, and write your name on the list pinned up on the column facing the bar (or ask Skinny where the list is). If tickets are over subscribed, there will be a lottery, however at the moment there are not many names down (France and Italy are the home matches) and there is a good chance that you will be offered tickets. Please include a contact telephone number, and indicate the team (under 12s) that you are part of.

Lists will only be there until the end of the week (because we then need to apply for our allocation) so if you want tickets go now.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

TRAINING SUNDAY - 10.30am

We will be training on Sunday at 10.30am at Underhill - See you all there!

Thursday, 1 September 2011

TRAINING FRIDAY 4.30pm

Training Friday 4.30pm in Underhill
Those who haven't handed in registration
PLEASE BRING 2 x PASSPORT PHOTOS
and we can do the registration forms there and then

IF YOU HAVEN'T COMPLETED A REGISTRATION CARD
YOU ARE NOT INSURED TO PLAY FOR THE CLUB!

FIRST MATCH NEXT FRIDAY!

Friday, 26 August 2011

OSPREYS SKILLS CAMP - 30th AUGUST

There is an Ospreys training camp for 11 - 13 year olds bieng held at Llandarcy Academy of Sport on Tuesday 30th August. The order of the day is :
1:30 - 2pm regestration
2 - 3:30pm core skills and positional skills
3:30 - 4pm small sided games

Players are advised to bring suitable indoor and outdoor clothing/footwear and drinks

Please reply to the teamer invite, and I will forward the numbers going from The Crusaders on Sunday. The cost is £5 per child, payable on the day

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

JUNIOR FUN DAY

For Saturday, don't worry if your kit is too small or you havent got it yet, or even if you've lost it since last season. It would be nice if everyone had kit on, but even better that everyone just gets there - regardless of what they train in!

VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED!!
Especially if you have a Gazebo we can use to base ourselves from - including the 'Crossbar Challenge!'

Any help would be very much appreciated.

Sunday, 21 August 2011

MUMBLES JUNIOR FUN DAY

We are taking art in the Mumbles junior Day on Saturday
The Crusaders are scheduled to show off their skills to the adoring crowd on the main pitch at 10.00am
Could we all please meet at 9.30am behind the posts (pavilion end)

All players please wear their Crusaders kit.

The day overall will raise money for the Mumbles RFC Junior section.
We will also be running a 'hit the crossbar competition' which will raise money for the Crusaders directly.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
To take money during the day, help with the stall etc.
A marquee of some kind would also be a great help - if anyone has one please let me know
email mumblescrusaders@gmail.com

Any other help/advice would be very helpful
LET'S GET A GREAT TURN OUT TO REPRESENT ALL THE HARD WORK THE BOYS & COACHES DO

Friday, 12 August 2011

PLAYER REGISTRATION

Don't forget that ALL PLAYERS must be re-registered with the WRU this year as they go to Comprehensive School.
I know some of you have struggked with the PDF download, but I have all the necessary forms with me at training every week, so if you just bring along 2 x PASSPORT PHOTOS we can get the matter dealt with quickly - and best of all, you won't feel a thing!

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

BRING YOUR BALLS!

Everyone training on Friday please bring along the size 4 ball you were given at the presentation evening.
Remember to write your name on it so none of the coaches take them home to play with!

Please ignore my mistake on the first Teamer invite you will have had
TRAINING IS FRIDAY 4.30pm AT UNDERHILL

Monday, 1 August 2011

TRAINING STARTS FRIDAY

A reminder to everyone that training for 2011/12 Season starts this Friday 4.30pm at Underhill.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Player Registration for ALL PLAYERS

As the Crusaders march onwards to Comprehensive school and u12s rugby we are duty bound to re-register the boys as 'Junior' players with the club, the district and the WRU.
These new RED forms will replace the GREEN ones that have been used up to u11.

I have the red forms with me at training, please bring along
2 x PASSPORT PHOTOS for the registration

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Countdown to training 5th August

A reminder to everyone that training starts for The Crusaders
4.30pm FRIDAY 5th August. Teamer invites will be sent out a week before.
Remember to check the CALENDAR page for all Crusaders diary dates

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

2011/12 Calendar Online

Click the Calendar link to the right to see the latest fixture list, training dates and other events scheduled for the coming season

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Contact Details

Anyone who wishes to change their contact details on Teamer or generally change the contacts they receive texts and emails to please send the new details to: mumblescrusaders@gmail.com
Thanks

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Mumbles Junior Fun Day - Sat 27th Aug

Mumbles RFC are hosting a Junior Rugby Fun Day as part of the Cracker 7s weekend.
The Junior Day will be held all day on Saturday 27th August and the Crusaders, along with all the other junior age groups have been invited to attend.

The day will have a mix of fun stalls, BBQ, beer tent, short rugby matches and training on the main pitch, where the age groups will display their talents.

We have also been asked to run a Crusaders Stall, any money raised on this will go straight to the Crusaders kitty to be spent wisely in the future. Any ideas anyone has for an original and lucrative stall are greatly appreciated. Already had a few good ones, but keep them coming. We need to let the club know what we are doing so stalls aren't replicated.

Send any stall ideas to mumblescrusaders@gmail.com

All the boys will be playing/training (TBC) on the main pitch - more details on this together with times and arrangements to follow.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

New Season training plan

PDF of the new season training plan available to view on Mumbles Crusaders online documents

Team photo 2010/2011 Season

The team shot we did last Friday is now available online on the new Mumbles Crusaders Gallery


TRAINING STARTS Friday 5th August 4.30pm

Training starts for the 2011/12 season on Friday 5th August at 4.30pm in Underhill.

There will obviously be some boys on holiday at times during the summer holidays, but with a lot of new rules involved for next season and a first game at the beginning of September it would be great to see as many there as possible.

We will also be running a 'training day' as part of the Cracker 7s tournament on the Saturday of the Cracker's weekend - more details to follow.

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

7.00pm FRIDAY - RUGBY CLUB PRESENTATION EVENING

A reminder for everyone that the presentation evening for the Crusaders is FRIDAY at 7pm
A chance for us all to get together.
There are a few people not responded to the Teamer invite so if you see anyone please pass on the details for the presentation. Thanks, see you Friday

We didn't get a great team photo this season, so please can all the boys bring Crusaders Kit. We will try and get a decent photo over in the park before the festivities start.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

CRUSADERS PRESENTATION EVENING

FRIDAY 1st JULY 7.00pm MUMBLES RUGBY CLUB

To celebrate another successful year The Crusaders and their entourage will be getting together in MUMBLES RUGBY CLUB for end of season presentations.
Hope to see everyone there.

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Dan, from all the Crusaders.

Monday, 9 May 2011

Trecco

Thanks to everyone for making it a great tour weekend. Here is a lovely message that Zac put on the teamer blog that sums things up....

Hi All,

Just wanted to say a big ' THANK YOU ' to the coaches, parents and of course all the boys... for a fantastic weekend !!! Despite the weather it didn't manage to dampen our spirits one bit !!! It will definitely go down as one of the best weekends ever ( what we can remember ) !!! Looking forward to the 2nd leg....Tobago..Here we come !!!!!! Thanks again, Dan, Mike M, Lyndon,Mike G and of course Gaynor for sorting out the accommodation !!!!

Zac, Julie and Andy xxx

(The season is finally done - but we'll have one more get together for a team photo and end of season night at the club towards the end of May. Teamer invites will be sent when we have the date).

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Plans for this weekend!

Some necessary changes in our plans for the Trecco and Tobago Tour caused by our boys being just TOO GOOD at rugby! It was fantastic to hear that the Swansea Schoolboys vanquished Bridgend and reached the DC Thomas Cup Final with so many of the squad (9!) coming from the Crusaders. There might be a few exceptions to this plan, but here is the general idea…

Friday. Everyone is meeting at Pencoed RFC. Just off the M4. 17:30. The Schoolboys will rest and support, and Mumbles will play a mixed match with Pencoed. Hotdogs then departure for Trecco and Tobago (or a more comfy bed). The Schoolboys will be looking for a realtively early night and early start on the Saturday to catch the team bus to Cardiff and the Millenium Stadium! The bus will meet those still at Trecco at Sarn Park at 10:15. All players who have been involved with the Schoolboys this season are also invited to travel on the coach and watch the game. The big match kicks off at 12:45 and is followed by a meal for the team. All supporters from the Crusaders are also welcome to come along to Cardiff and shout for the lads. We will expect the boys back at Trecco at around 5ish.

There will be considerably less sleep for the rest of the team (and their parents) but they will still need to be up on Saturday morning for LaserTag. This is very close to Trecco and we have a slot at 11:30. We have 20 places booked, and it costs £15 for 2 hours. We are expecting a few parents / sibs to want a go as well and there should be space for a full session or to tag in and out. Just make sure you have a change of clothes and old shoes, especially if the rain keeps up tomorrow. It is outdoors in the woods, and a hell of alot of fun. We will be back at Trecco about 14:00 for a relaxing afternoon.

By the evening we’ll all be back together, no doubt with lots of stories to swap, and will aim to congregate for a BBQ. I don’t know exactly how easy this will be – but bring the equipment and food you need and we’ll improvise.

Sunday morning it is another early-ish start as we need to be at nearby Llantwit Major for a match kicking off at 10:00 (because they are having a presentation day later on). After that it is back to Trecco for well earned relaxation at the pool, and a toast to another successful season and tour.

Any questions – Mike G on 07846 334 962

P.S. On arrival at Trecco don’t forget there is a £30 ‘damages’ deposit. You pay this by credit card when you check in. You get it back. Unless you burn down your caravan or something.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

6th and 8th May fixtures

I can confirm that we are playing:

Pencoed at 6pm on Friday 6th May. Meet at the Pencoed RFC at 5.30pm.

And

Llantwitt Major at 10am on Sunday 8th May. Meet at LM RFC at 9.30am. The early start time on Sunday is because they have a presentation day that day.

Pencoed is: Jn35, then first exit at next roundabout onto Felindre Road.

Llantwitt Major, about 30 minutes from Trecco Bay, postcode: CF61 1XZ, Boverton Road.

Dan

Thursday, 28 April 2011

It is nearly that time of year - with Trecco and Tobago on the horizon. Details will be posted on the blog asap. But in the meantime....

Plenty of things happening at Mumbles RFC this weekend.

Thursday: Mumbles Under 15's host French visiting team. KO 6pm Underhill

Friday: THE CONTENDERS at the clubhouse celebrating the royal wedding. Free entry from 8pm.

Saturday: To celebrate Mumbles RFC 1st team final home game of the season a full programme of events has been organised at Underhill. There will be BBQs, Beer Tents and more - the ideal way to spend your Bank Holiday Saturday in the sun!
12:00 Under 14s play a touring side from Nottingham
13:00 The Youth play South Gower
14.30 the senior first team then take on Crymych in a top of the table clash. Both teams can still win the league and Mumbles will be looking for a monumental effort to beat Crymych in front of a healthy home crowd.

Friday, 15 April 2011

LUCTON

Meet the coach at 07:50 outside Mumbles Rugby Club. We must leave by 08:00.

Please bring the cash on the day: £20 per player. Don't forget £4 entry for adults on the door.

Any last minute changes please let Mike G know: 07846 334 962

Monday, 11 April 2011

Lucton - Please Respond

Here is the travel plan for Sunday. Please confirm your place with Mike G, especially the number of travelling supporters.

The coach will be leaving from Mumbles Rugby Club at 08:00. We expect to return to Mumbles by 17:00.

Cost will be £20 per player. This includes travel for 2 supporters per player and also the player entry to the tournament. We might have room for a few more, so let me know how many seats you need and we'll try our best to accomodate. Please bring the cash on the day. Remember Lucton also charge adult supporters entry to the ground at about £4 each.

Confirm with Mike G on m.b.gravenor@swan.ac.uk or text to: 07846 334 962