Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Coaching Rugby Ready, CPDs and Award Courses

If you are interested in getting into coaching or even want to improve your own playing, please note the following courses are coming up

You start with Rugby Ready and then do Scrum Factory

Rugby Ready

  • Monday 5th September Rugby Ready @ Coopers Company & Coborn school
  • Wednesday 7th September  Rugby Ready @ Ilford RFC

Scrum Factory

  • Wednesday 24th Scrum Factory @Dagenham RFC
  • Wednesday 31st  Scrum Factory @ Harlow RFC

Level 2 (Adults)

Level 1 (Children)

More information from me or Matt. Courses can be funded by the Club for matching committment to help with Return2Rugby etc


Tim McDonagh

Tim McDonagh
Millwall Rugby Club
75 Manchester Road - London - E14 3DN
+44 7795 436715  timmcdonagh@millwallrugby.com - www.millwallrugby.com

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Monday, 15 August 2016

Player Mobility, Physio clinic, Physio Student visit - Wednesday 24th

Player Mobility and Physio clinic - Wednesday 24th

Patrick, club Physio, will be running a session as a short part of training next week - Wednesday August 24th after which he will hold a clinic for anyone who wants him to see any niggles or ask for advice.

Player mobility

The player mobility session is designed to provide a set of movements you can perform independently to promote general joint and soft tissue health.  These movements can be performed at home, in the dressing room or on the pitch and require no equipment. This is not a “workout” so can be performed before training sessions and games or on non-training nights during the week.

Physio Clinic

Hopefully at this stage of the season, you are relatively injury free but we all know what rugby is like. If there is something you would like to have checked or get some advice, Patrick will be available , first come first served. He will have the treatment table.

Physio Students Open Evening

Finally, we will have some visiting Physio students interested in helping with pitch side First Aid. Please say hello and make them feel welcome so they come and join us.



First Aid Officer
Millwall Rugby 

Monday, 25 July 2016

Pre-Season Training and Players Meeting


I hope you all have had a good summer and are starting to think about the new season! Pre-season training starts with a players meeting at the clubhouse this Wednesday (27th July) from 7:30pm sharp, everyone should try to make it down to discuss the new season and see what our coach, Matt, has in store for us!

From Wednesday onwards, we are training on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:30, with this format:

Monday Nights (Learning)- Basic game understanding through touch and non-contact with a focus on fitness this season. Expect a few fitness blocks throughout the session.

Wednesday Nights (Game Prep)- Limited focus on technical aspects of the game, with preparation for all teams fixtures on the Saturday (tactical prep).  

I look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday evening!


Sunday, 10 July 2016

New O2 Touch Ambassadors sought

I've decided to step down as the club's "O2 Touch Ambassador" and leave the role to someone else with some more time than I have at the moment.

Each O2 Touch club is supposed to have at least one "Ambassador", so we're looking for AT LEAST one person to do this (three would be ideal).  Basically you need to manage social media communication (which is a core part of our obligation to O2 Touch).

You'll need to tell players when touch is happening, make sure organisers tell people if they cancel a session, respond to enquiries over social media and post regular selfies and playing shots on instagram, Twitter and the club's public Facebook page using the hashtag #o2touch.

Here's a link to the job description for the role that the O2 Touch office have sent through to me.

If you're interested, please let Matt Bovaird (chairman@millwallrugby.com) or me know, or comment below... whatever you prefer.

Best wishes

NB, we're also looking for a new O2 Touch Lead Coordinator.

New O2 Touch Lead Organiser Sought

We're looking for a new Lead Organiser for O2 Touch rugby at Millwall.

The main purpose of the role is

  1. to organise a rota of organisers who will turn up with a ball and cones for each session and welcome new members (note, you don't actually need to actually be the session organiser, but it probably does help if you run a few sessions yourself)
  2. to liase with the RFU O2 Touch office from time to time.

If you're interested, please contact the club committee by email (via chairman@millwalrugby.com).

We're also looking for new O2 Touch Rugby Ambassadors.


Friday, 1 July 2016

This Weekend at the Club (Wk 26)

Clubhouse Open on Saturday (6.00pm - Late)

The Clubhouse is open* this Saturday. There’s a rumour that we may be getting a new till so come down and order many delicious drinks so the Bar Staff can get some practice in.
*We will stay open dependant on demand / DM availability. 

Touch Rugby on Sunday (12.30pm – 2.30pm) 

As usual, Touch Rugby is on this Sunday on Millwall Park. All welcome! We also have Touch Rugby on: Mondays - Arrive 7pm for a 7.30pm start to dark (Clubhouse Bar Closed), and Wednesdays - Arrive 7pm for a 7.30pm start to dark (Clubhouse Bar Open).

LimeFEST & Carrot Cars Annual Tug o’ War on Sunday (12.00pm – 5.00pm) 

Right all you tuggers (professional and amateur), we have 10 names down so far, and it’s 7 per team - so let’s get a few more in and make it 2 teams. Please let gareth@millwallrugby.com know if you want to be in the team. Meet at 12.30 in Ropemakers Fields, E14 8BX. Bring grippy shoes, beer and wear a Millwall shirt if you have one.

If you are not keen to give it a tug on Sunday, come on down anyway and support Millwall in their attempt at winning for the third time in a row. There will be food and drink stalls, as well as live music and much more!

Social Touch Sevens (Sunday, 24 July 2016)

The RFU have invited us to play some Social Touch Sevens at the inaugural Osea Island Touch Sevens!! Click here for more info, and if you are interested and available to play, please email selection@millwallrugby.com.

Tickets for Autumn Internationals (October – December 2016)

As ever the Club has access to tickets to the England Internationals at Twickenham. Tickets start at £25, and you can find more information about the matches, dates, and how to get tickets by clicking here.

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Tickets - Autumn Internationals and Rugby Championship

After a great 2016 for England (well in rugby at least!), it’s time to think about the Autumn Internationals. As ever the Club has access to tickets to the England internationals at Twickenham. As an added bonus, there will also be a Rugby Championship clash between Argentina and Australia at Twickenham this year.
We have unlimited tickets to the Fiji, Argentina (incl. England women vs Canada women) and the rugby championship game, along with a decent allocation to the other 2. The RFU have also changed the process this year so ticket prices vary by opposition and I will not be able to apply to the RFU for additional tickets in a similar manner to previous years (there is now a ticket exchange system with other clubs where we can buy/sell tickets at a premium, but this will be the first time it is used so I do not know how it will go).
Below are the details of the games and how to apply for tickets.
1. Argentina v Australia, 8th Oct 2016 (Priced at £80, £60, £40)
2. England v South Africa, 12th Nov 2016 (Priced at £86, £76, £66, £59, £41)
3. England v Fiji, 19th Nov 2016 (Priced at £50, £35, £25)
4. England v Argentina, 26th Nov 2016 (Priced at £78, £70, £63, £55, £48, £37)
5. England v Australia, 3rd Dec 2016 (Priced at £86, £76, £66, £59, £41)
As per the normal process, to apply for tickets please email the Club by the 9th July on
internationaltickets@millwallrugby.com with the following information:
  • Which game(s) you would like to go to?
  • How many tickets you would like? (For Aus and SA this will be limited to 2 per person if there is high demand)
  • Your preferred price
  • Whether you are a volunteer and what you do (For Aus and SA preference will be given to volunteers if there is high demand)
In addition to the cost of the ticket the Club will be charging an admin fee of £5 per tickets, payable at the time of purchase.
If your application is successful, you will receive an e-mail and a date by which tickets must be paid for. If you miss this date and do not contact me, the tickets will be reallocated. Over the past couple of seasons a number of members have requested tickets and then either have not paid or failed to reply to any further e-mails. This results in other members missing out and will result in members being black listed if no explaination is provided.
To get access to these tickets, you first need to make sure your club membership is paid and up to date. We are only allowed to let you purchase tickets if you have been a member for at least 2 weeks prior to purchase.
Lastly remember the tickets are for personal use, if you are caught selling them on to a ticket tout or on the internet the Club will get in trouble and may well have our ticket allocation reduced or removed.
Good Luck and hope to see you all soon..