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200 Club

In these unprecedented times, there is another way Members and friends can help out the Club finances. For many years now, we have been running a “200 Club”. The aim is to get 200 people to put in £4 / month into a Club “lottery”. There will then be cash prizes paid out each month and the remainder of the money will go into Club Funds. At present we have around 110 Members of the “200” Club and are looking to expand this up to the 200 target. If you could spare £4 / month, we would be delighted to enrol you in the 200 Club and you will be in line for monthly prizes of £100, £50 and £25. This month, the winners are: £100 Peter Ratcliffe £50 Colette Stevens £25 Ernie Neely Congratulations!! You’ve got to be in it to win it! There is an additional prize of […]

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Fighting Fund – Crowdfunding page

As agreed at the AGM and confirmed in my recent letter to all Members, we have set up a Fighting Fund Crowdfunder page to allow Members, Family, Friends and those who support the club to make a small (or large!!) donation to help support the club through these very difficult times. We estimate that we have lost turnover in the order of £150-180,000 (profit of around £50-60,000) during the lockdown. Whilst we have mitigated this by obtaining government support, grants and furloughing staff, this has really hit us hard. It was only the fact that we were in a strong position financially before the lockdown, that we are coming out of it in relatively strong health. However, as this crisis continues to hit, we are finding it more and more dificult to keep the Club running. Please donate what you feel you can afford and support your Management Team in […]

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Takeaway Food

In order to try and raise funds during this difficult period, and also keep our Catering Staff in work, we have come up with the idea of offering some set meals as a takeaway. These will be pre-ordered and cooked fresh for Collection on Saturday or Sunday at the Club. Members can order single Meals or Multi-packs for eating immediately or for freezing. Whilst we know you will be able to buy cheaper at the Supermarket, by doing this you are supporting your club. Ellen is offering the following, cooked to order: If you would like to avail yourselves of this offer, please email Ellen at takeaway@sprufc.co.uk, specifying what you want to order and when you would like to pickup. If you wanted anything special that is not on the menu, speak to Ellen on the email above and I am sure she will accommodate you if she can and […]

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Afternoon Tea – 17th October

In order to try and further raise income during this very difficult time, we are organising our second Afternoon Tea at the Club. Although aimed at the Ladies, we are inviting all Members and guests to attend the Tea on 17th October, starting at around 2pm. We will have a band playing live Music around 4:30pm til 7pm. The Tea will have Sandwiches, Savouries, Cakes and Scones and will start with a Glass of Prosecco or wine. The Price is £15 and you will need to book this in advance by emailing me (chairman@sprufc.co.uk). This event sold out last time and we are limited to around 55 due to COVID regulations. Places will be on a first come first served. Please pass the message on to all your family and friends and get them to come and support the club, as we really do need it at present.

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Sunday Lunch, 4th October

Following on from our very successful first Sunday Lunch, we are going to repeat this on Sunday 4th October at around 2pm. The last lunch was sold out, so lets attempt that again for this Lunch. A 3-course Lunch is £15 or you can just have a main for £10. Under 16 children are £10 and £6 and Under 5s are free. This will be a carvery lunch with all the trimmings, socially distanced of course. If there is enough interest, we could also offer Steak and Ale Pie as a main course option. Please let me know by Thursday 1st October to book a place (chairman@sprufc.co.uk). Places will be limited due to COVID restrictions and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please get them to come and support the club, as we really do need it at present.

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Sports Day – Saturday 26th September

After the AGM on Saturday, starting at 2pm, the Playing Side are organising a Sportsday for all Senior Playing Members. This includes the 4 Senior Man’s Sides, the Ladies side, the Colts and the U18 girls. Teams will be a mix of all these players. There will be a number of events taking part on both the main Pitch and the far pitches. The events will include Strongman, Endurance and Skills, suitable for the wide abilities of the team members. These events will take place in compliance with RFU, National and Local COVID regulations. However, this are more than just a Sports Day. The Bar will be open outside along with Food being served from the outside kitchen. We are asking all members to come and support their club. Children are, as always, most welcome. In the early evening we will have live music outside. Entrance is completely free for […]

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2020 AGM

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – Sedgley Park Rugby Union Football Club Ltd This is just a reminder to all Members that we will be holding our 2020 AGM at the Clubhouse this Saturday (26th September), starting 12pm prompt. We would welcome as many Members as possible at the meeting so we can not only inform you about the last year, but also where we currently stand with COVID and where we are going for the future. To encourage you to attend, our President, Peter Ratcliffe, has offered to but the first drink for all those attending. After the AGM, the Sports Day is taking place. The Bar will be open and Food will be served, with some live music later. Please stay around and enjoy yourselves, social distanced of course. AGENDA • Chairman’s Opening Address • Apologies for absence • Minutes of the Limited Company, under the new Articles/Constitution format, held […]

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COVID Lead Person

I am delighted to inform Members that Paul Cihlar has agreed to act as the COVID Lead for Sedgley Park. His role will involve reviewing COVID Instructions as they come from Local and National Government and making sure that the Managment Team are aware of the change and implement measures to meet the change where necessary. Paul will also take a role in checking that we are following COVID regulations that we have put in place at the Club and reviewing their effectiveness. If you have any concerns or comments regarding our preparedness and implementation of COVID regulations, please contact Paul directly on covid@sprufc.co.uk. Please help out the Club and Community by following all the COVID procedures we have implemented.

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COVID Safety – No Chewing Gum

As an additional COVID Safety Measure, the chewing of Gum will not be allowed in the Clubhouse, with immediate effect. The Cleaners and Bar Managers have been finding Chewing Gum underneath tables and chairs and this could potentially spread COVID. Thank you for your support here.

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COVID Update – Youth Section

There has been many changes of rules and regulations around COVID over the last couple of months and recent local changes are happening almost as we speak. A number of parents have been asking, quite rightly, where we currently stand with our COVID safety, so we thought we would update all parents. After discussions with the Club Chairman and Youth Section Chairman, and following our governing bodies’ guidance, it has been agreed that the playing side of the club will continue with Stage D on the RFU “Return to Rugby” pathway for the present time. The COVID – 19 RFU guidelines and club risk assessments dated 29th August must continue to be observed during this period. These guidelines are, of course, subject to change. As and when further advice from the RFU and Local / National Government is received, any amendments or advice will be reported on this site. All […]