it is with the deepest regret, and indeed shock, that we inform you that Peter Ringrow passed away on the afternoon of 9th June 2016. Peter was well known throughout the County and beyond and was a great servant of Berkshire RFU, Shire Hall RFC and Rugby in general. He will be very much missed by us all. Our condolences go to Marilyn and all the family. Click the headline for the furneral arrangements.
Following the success of this initiative last Easter, the Returning Students 10s will again be hosted by Berkshire County RFU. As an experiment, the event will be held on a Friday evening at Maidenehad RFC - Friday 5th August 2016. Please click on the headline for the format and other details.
Berkshire Seniors went to Royal Wootton Bassett RFC on Saturday 14th May to play Dorset & Wilts and came away 35-14 winners. On Sunday Bershire Ladies made the long journey to play Nort Midlands Ladies and triumphed 34-10.
Against all the odds, Reading RFC beat second place Salisbury 32-28 at Holme Park to ensure their place in South West One East for next season. Starting the day second from bottom, securing 5 points yesterday and Trowbridge and High Wycombe losing heavily, contributed to Reading's great escape.
Windsor Dames had a crushing 50-12 win against Rugby Lionesses Ladies at Lichfileld RFC on Saturday 23rd April 2016 in the Junior Plate Final. Having been formed just three seasons ago, they racked up 248 points in the competition with only 41 points against.
Newbury Ladies requires both a Backs Coach and a Forwards coaches for the 2016/2017 season. The team currently plays in National Challenge South East West and are the current Berkshire Ladies Cup Champions. Training nights are Tuesday and Thursday, and all fixtures are played on Sundays.
The London Irish Academy squad has 10 boys from Berkshire selected to represent at this year’s Wellington festival. Unfortunately we have had some injuries that have left a few boys out) and we may also have some Berkshire boys playing for Bath and Wasps!
Windsor Rugby lost one of their stalwarts, Dave McKinlay, who passed away on the 7th March after a short battle with cancer. Dave was wel-known to memebers of Berkshire clubs and further afield in the South West as he regularly travelled around supporting the 1stXV. For more information please click on the headline.
The RFU has chronicled the success of girls rugby in Berkshire on their website. In addition, Craig Hunter of Reading RFC acknoledges the Berkshire Girls set-up and expands on the success of W&G rugby in the county. Click the headline to read more.