Message from OWRFC Chairman

Well that’s just about it for Season 21-22….and what a season it’s been! Before I go on can I say thank you, thank you to each and every one of you that has played a part in Oadby Wyggestonian Rugby. Firstly, thanks to all the players, Minis/Midis, Juniors, Colts and the Seniors; to all the Coaches, Team Managers, First Aiders, Parents, Carers, and Grandparents.

Thank you to all who have stood on the pitch-side and been there to support “The Wyggs” whether on a Saturday for a senior game or a Sunday for a mini/mid, junior or our Women’s team.
Thank you to our Sponsors, without your support we would struggle to do what we do. Finally, Thank you for your help, if you picked up some litter, returned a glass, swept a changing room, pulled a pint, had a seat on Committee, had an admin role, and if I’ve missed you out of this list – thank you too.

It has been a fantastic final month for the club. We hosted 3 touring teams Dartfordians seniors and Yarnbury brought their Under 14’s and Colts. Both clubs were extremely complimentary with regard to our set up and generous hospitality and said they are keen to return.

We hosted the Junior Cup Finals which were a huge success and shone a light on life at “The Wyggs”. We had our inter club 7’s tournament and played our first Women’s fixture against Market Harborough, where we took the spoils 41-19. We look forward to the next Women’s fixture on Sunday May15th at Oval Park. Please come down and support the team – I know it is appreciated.

Sunday the 8th of May saw the club host all age groups from under 6’s through to under 16’s and the Girls team for the annual Club Presentation Day. Once again the weather Gods were kind and bathed us in glorious sunshine all day. It was fantastic to see The Cub come together to celebrate the success of each age group at the finale of the season. As always the BBQ went down well which was evident by the distinct lack of leftover food at the end of the day. The inflatables were deemed to be a success judging by the amount of use they had and they definitely kept the kids entertained between presentations.

It was great to see so many children, all with broad smiles on their faces – the very same expression that was on all of the proud coaches, parents, carers and grandparents. As well as the multitude of certificates, trophies, and awards given to the children Paul Inchley was awarded “The coach of Season” for his ceaseless efforts to recruit new players to the club, congratulations, and well deserved Paul.

Thank you to each of you who came along and made the day so enjoyable and finally a huge “THANK YOU” to everyone who pitched in helping on the day and to the back room staff for all the planning and organising that went on behind the scenes to make the day such a success.

Finally, it would be great to see you at social touch Rugby on Tuesdays 7pm (for all ages) and Thursdays 7pm (senior players) which starts on the 7th June – everyone is welcome. The Bar will be open every Tuesday and Thursday with a BBQ on alternate Tuesdays.

I hope you all have a fantastic summer.

Sarah Horner
OWRFC Chairman