Welcome to Old Coventrians Rugby Football Club


Players Wanted, all abilities, for our Seniors and Juniors

   Seniors: contact Graham Burgoyne 07736 305267 or Rich Clarke
07847 311516 click here for leaflet
   Juniors (age 7-17 boys & girls):contact Joanne Banks 07977 425664







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Coronavirus Update

Following government advice, the RFU will suspend all rugby activity in England from 17 March until 14 April subject to continued review. Further information is available in the link below.
https://www.englandrugby.com/news/article/rugby-football-union-suspends-all-rugby
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

With the government now recommending limiting social gatherings the club has taken the decision to temporarily postpone all future social events that had been planned between now & the end of the season and the club will also be closed to members until further notice. For anyone who has already bought tickets for any future events refunds will be available if you are unable to make the rescheduled date or if the event is cancelled.
The Committee will provide further updates once more information is available. In the meantime please all keep safe, look after yourselves and those around you, particularly those who are more vulnerable to the virus & follow government advice. We?ll hopefully be seeing you all back at OC?s playing rugby & enjoying a few drinks with friends and family soon

Eight tries overcome a spirited Stoke side for a 44-14 victory on 14th March

Some good football today. Some enterprising plays from both side. I think Stoke were surprised by the quality of the defensive tackling. They recycled the ball well but could not make ground. A few too many penalties at the breakdown from OC's, especially early on. Stoke made OC's work for there reward and they kept the visitors at bay for the first 20 minutes of both halves with some excellent turnovers.
Stoke have the possession early on but they are pinned in their own half. A couple of OC chances go awry also. No 10 Harvey Joy makes a good break but passes go loose. Josh James crosses at one point but the try is disallowed. So, on 20 minutes Stoke are on their line trying to clear and Josh Kent seizes a loose pass and feeds Paul Wilkes for the first try.
Ollie Clark makes a great run on the right. A pass to the wing may have been the best option but it never came although from an ensueing lineout Paul Wilkes carries and Dom Ames gets the second touchdown. Ollie gets another chance after some drives on the right and he gets a scoring pass on the left to canter over for his first of a brace of tries today to make the score 15-0.
It's getting close to the break when Stoke slip in for what was probably the best score of the afternoon which came from a Stoke scrum just inside the OC half. The Stoke runner took an inside pass at pace and he scythed through the defence with a shimmying run without a finger laid upon him. OC's quickly replied when we ran it out from inside our own 22 with Jake Shellis initially followed by Elliot Sheepy for Mickael Ryan to cross.. >br> 7-22 at the break and a try bonus point in the bag.
Again the second half starts slowly with turnovers and errors but 20 minutes in Josh James starts a good run on the left but he is well tackled but we still have it and Jake Shellis makes ground before feeding Corey Joy for his try. Elliot converts as he had done with the try immediately prior to the interval.
We have scored a couple of times from deep positions and from a scrum on our line Jake Shellis makes a run down the right. He can't quite get into free space but Ollie Clark can and he scores his second for a 7-34 scoreline.
It hasn't been an ill tempered game today but there were a number of yellow cards. OC's got three of them and Stoke a couple and with men off the pitch Stoke manage another try following some drives on the left. 14-34
A lot of extra time being played and OC's have time for a couple more tries. The first from Scott Parry after a strong Tom Fletcher run and the finale from young second row Jack Fennell who finishes off an attack down the right which passed through several hands.
Another good win and the prize of the league championship is very visible.
Keep it going lads.

OCRFC supported the COVENTRY bid to be the UK CITY OF CULTURE 2021

Old Coventrians RFC were proud supporters of the Coventry bid to be UK CITY OF CULTURE 2021. Please CLICK HERE to learn more of the rich cultural heritage of your city.

SENIOR / COLTS TRAINING - 2019/20 Season!

For the new season OCs will be running a 1st XV and The Archers (a 2nd XV) with occasional Vets matches. Coaches will be Alan Roberts and Marc Thomas. Senior Training (17+) is every Tuesday and Thursday for rugby related fitness with ball skills. NEW PLAYERS OF ALL ABILITIES WELCOME. New Season Start date Tuesday 2nd July 2019.

ABUSE OF MATCH OFFICIALS-SANCTIONS 2018: ALL PLEASE NOTE

Please read and note the latest letter from Warwickshire RFU Disciplinary Committee which sets out increased sanctions. Everyone should read this - not just PLAYERS but SPECTATORS and COACHES as well. PLEASE THINK ABOUT IT: SPECTATORS (you know who you are) BARRACKING FROM THE TOUCHLINE CAN INCITE THE PLAYERS. The officials do a difficult job and without them we would not be playing rugby - remember regardless of what you think they are always right - just accept it and quietly walk away. If you get carded you are letting down your team, even more so if you pick up a ban which is now likely to be extremely lengthy so READ about it HERE TAKE IT IN in and REMEMBER IT DURING THE GAME - do not let down your team and club.

Sponsorship Boards at OCRFC

We are in the process of reviewing and updating the various sponsor boards at OCRFC. If you are interested in having a sponsor board then please get in touch. Contact Symon Whitehouse by email symon@isos.co.uk.

Height Restriction Barrier

Barrier is now in place on the main gate with a height restriction of 2.1m.

THE CLUB CASHBACK PROCESS HAS CHANGED WHEN PURCHASING WASPS TICKETS

The process for Club Cashback has changed when purchasing tickets for Wasps. You now enter the Club Code OLDCOV at the checkout stage on the Wasps ticketing site. Please CLICK HERE to read the quick guide.

Ladies Touch Rugby Training

Training for the ladies touch rugby team will be on Wednesdays at 6.30pm. Please contact Jenny Davies for further information by email jennydavies54.jd@gmail.com.

POLICY ON DOGS

Dogs MUST be kept on a lead at all times, are NOT permitted on any of the playing areas and are NOT allowed in the clubhouse. Owners MUST clean up after their dogs. click here to see more

VOLUNTEERS WANTED

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BE REMINDED!

Members are reminded that if they turn left out of the main gates on Tile Hill Lane into the bus lane then they could receive a fine.

Recycle for Cycling

This is an update for parents from our Mini and Junior Section. We now have a set of pop-up banners for our mini age groups (under 7s to under 12s) for use during home and away matches and for training. Sylvia would like to thank everyone who donated rugby kit for us to re-sell. We raised £570 which helped to contribute towards them. The aim for the 2019 / 2020 season is to buy a bike rack. Sylvia hopes to achieve this with the valuable help from Anna and Jack.

Thank you Sylvia Cobbold

ARE OUR GAMES AFFECTED BY THE WEATHER?

News of match or training cancellations due to the weather will be posted by 5pm on Wednesdays and 9.15am on Sundays.


For Sunday training and matches, check the website after 9.15am after pitch inspection has taken place.


Wednesday Night training - please check the website on Wednesdays after 4pm to ensure that training can take place due to weather / pitch conditions, any cancellations will be posted by 4.30pm.



Fixtures and Team News:-

Junior Section


All juniors players MUST BE registered with OCs to play and train. Therefore no form, no matches or training.

Please note for safety reasons parking will be not permitted on the main drive at OCs. Car sharing, walking, cycling are also encouraged. There is now an overflow parking area along side the 1st XV Pitch.

This season's Welcome Letter is available to download below.

Players /Parents please note that ALL players MUST change in the changing areas and MUST bring a change of clothes BEFORE entering the Clubhouse, thank you.

Junior Rugby New Season Welcome letter September 2019

OCs Mini Section flyer click here. Why not print it out and give it to others who might be interested in learning to play rugby for ages 6 to 12?

OCs Junior Section flyer click here. Why not print it out and give it to others who might be interested in learning to play rugby for ages 13 to 18



Under 6s
Under 7s to Under 12s
Under 13s -
Under 14s -
Under 15s -
Under 16s -

There are currently no registered events.

Function Room

Large Function Room available for private parties

Suitable for 120 seated or 150 plus for disco

Ideal for business meetings

Details/Pictures here.

Junior Section

Players (boys & girls) welcome from the ages 7 to 17

Sunday Mornings 10:30am until Noon

Wednesday 6:15pm until 7:30pm

COVENTRY 2021

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UK CITY OF CULTURE 2021

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to do YOUR bit to help YOUR CITY to WIN

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