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Coaching the basic and core skills needed to play rugby - 17th Jan 07 at Rochford RFC
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The level II course in February has changed to days 1 & 2 10th/11th February day 3 - 29th April and day 4 - 26th May now being held at Felstead School as is the level I on the 6th and 20th of May

Coaching Courses
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Essex County RFU Cup Competitions - Draws updated 07/01/07

Weekends Headlines

National Two - The welcome return of Ben Montgomery helped Barking achieve its third win of the season.  Going behind after five minutes with a try by Harrogate acted as a wake up call for the task ahead and Barking quickly came back with a try of their own.  The match turned round at half time with Barking 15 - 11 ahead but an excellent display in the second half lifted the final score to 34 - 11.  The result still leaves Barking in the bottom three with all to play for in the second half of the season. 
For full report go to www.barkingrugby.info.

National Three South - A pep talk by Director of Rugby Kevin Harman and the inclusion of new signing, Andy Saull on loan from Saracens Academy, was all that was required to put Southend back on track for promotion this season after last weeks defeat by Westcombe Park.  Travelling to third placed Havant the team knew that they were going to have to get back to winning ways.  With a 20 - 34 win away from home Southend are now firmly back on track 6 points ahead of Westcombe Park who yesterday beat Bridgewater & Albion 33-14. Next week they take on Romford & GP in the Essex County RFU Senior Cup
For full report go to www.southendrugby.com

London 2 North: Another close one this weekend for Eton Manor who just lost out to St Albans 18 - 16.  A similar points margin separated Tabard from Thurrock as Thurrock loose 21 - 19.  Chingford however were able to scrape a win against bottom club Twickenham 5 - 10, whilst Woodford recorded a 29 - 11 win over Letchworth.  The weekends results leaves Chingford in fourth place just 5 points behind league leaders Tring.  Thurrock are sixth with Eton Manor eighth and Woodford tenth.

London Three North East - All the top four clubs in Three North East recorded wins this weekend leaving the positions unchanged and only three points separating them.  Bury remain top with a 21-14 win over Braintree, Harlow follow up just one point behind after a close 30 - 24 win over Campion.  Brentwood in third place beat Hadleigh 48 - 12 whilst Romford & GP beat Diss 12 - 5 . After last weekends impressive display against Colchester, Rochford lost to Ipswich 29 - 17 and are in fifth place whilst Colchester in eighth beat third from bottom Westcliff 13- 6

London Four North East - Upminster had to pull out all the stops against Basildon to win this local derby 10 - 14 and stay top of London 4 North East.  Saffron Waldon with a game in hand keep up the pressure with a 21 - 0 win over Crusaders.  Chelmsford's challenge received a set back as they went down 5 - 0 to Beccles and fourth placed Sudbury were beaten 8 - 6 by Wisbech.  Canvey Island climb into mid table position with an excellent 8 - 26 win over Stowmarket.

Essex One - A top of the table clash was the inviting spectacle at Billericay as South Woodham Ferrers sought to topple the league leaders, but Billericay were able to firmly established their promotion hopes with a 32 - 17 win as they prepare themselves for next weekends RFU EDF cup match against mid table Uckfield from Sussex 1.  Despite the loss SWF are two points ahead of Maldon who beat Ilford Wanderers 37 - 7.  Dagenham consolidated their fourth place with a 22 - 10 win over Wanstead and Writtle Wanders move to fifth with a 46 - 0 win over East London.  Bancroft recorded their second win of the season with a 5 - 15 win over Upper Clapton but remain in bottom place.

Essex Two - Millwall continue to lead Essex two with an 18 - 22 win at Burnham.  Millwall just lead Old Brentwoods on points difference after Old Brentwoods beat Loughton 64 - 12.  Clacton lie in third place after beating Thames 56 - 0.  Old Cooperians are chasing the top three and are in fourth place with a 7 - 18 win over Pegasus-palmerians.

Essex Three -  Witham beat Ravens 41 - 0 to remain top of Essex Three with Kings Cross Steelers staying in second place after they could only manage a draw this week against third place Onger.  Stanford's new strip appears to have brought them a change in fortunes as they beat Brightlingsea 46 - 5.

Sunday - County News - Essex U20's start their campaign in the RFU U20's County championships with an away match at Aldershot on the 4th February against the Army.  This match will be followed up with home matches against Surrey at Barking on the 11th February KO 2.15pm and against Hampshire on the 25th February at Southend KO 2.30pm.  Your support at these matches would be most welcome.

London and Southeast - Castlecroft U16's festival report.....report

London and South East - No less than Seven Essex U18 youths head up a strong London Division side to take on The North at Castlecroft on Sunday 4th February.

  Name School Club Co
1 Joe Marler Sussex Downs Haywards Heath SX
2 Reece Durrance SEEVIC Westclff EX
3 James Mitchell Colchester VIFC Colchester EX
4 Mike McFarlane RGS,Guildford Esher SY
5 Chris York Epsom College Dorking SY
6 James Rodley Portsmouth GS London Irish HA
7 Tom Sargeant RGS,Guildford NEC Harlequins SY
8 Matt Chambers Dulwich College Bishop Stortford EX
9 Robert Gash Campion   EX
10 Robert Smith Westcliff HS Westcliff EX
11 William Browne Hampton S London Welsh MX
12 David Cosgrove SEEVIC Westcliff EX
13 Richard Coskie Hampton S London Wasps MX
14 Sean Morris Westcliff HS S.Woodham Ferrers EX
15 Sam Smith Cranleigh S NEC Harlequins SY
16 Stefan North Oaklands Thurrock EX

At U16's we have four of our U16's who have been selected to represent London Division in the Divisional Festival at Castlecroft over the weekend of the 13/14th January 2007.

1 Jake Sharp Sheredess S (HE)
2 Marcus Watson St.Georges C (SY)
3 Nick Fraser Campion S (EX)
4 Louis Chance Reeds S (SY)
5 Owen Farrell St.Georges C (HE)
6 Craig Ratford Bower Park S (EX)
7 Findlay Barnham Norwich S (EC)
8 Jackson Wray King John S (EX)
9 Joe Trayfoot Epsom C (SY)
10 Miles Scott Wimbledon C (SY)
11 James Gorrie Halliford S (MX)
12 Ron Buchanan St.Bedes S (SX)
13 Tom Lancefield Whitgift S (MX)
14 Bill Lake Watford GS (HE)
15 Ashley Smith St.Bedes S (SY)
16 Matthew Keyte Reigate GS (SY)
17 David Rees Costello T.C. (HA)
18 Dean Connor Langley Park S (SY)
19 Will Collier Cranleigh S (SY)
20 Jamie George Haileybury C (HE)
21 Peter Austin Warblington S (HA)
22 Charles Matthews Hurstpierpoint C (SX)
23 Joe Launchbury Chrits Hosp.S (SX)
24 Sam Sutcliffe Southend HS (EX)

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Essex County Rugby Football Union are pleased to announce they have   recently negotiated a new rolling four year Sponsorship Agreement with Hills Drinks Distributors, the largest independent drinks distributor in Essex.  Hills will also become our new shirt sponsor for County Championship matches and Cup Competitions.

This support over four years will provide Essex County Rugby Football Union with a very strong package, plus an opportunity for member clubs to enjoy the support of a local company known to many of you.

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Strong representation from a proactive company wishing to build sound  relationships with Essex County Rugby Football Union.

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Volunteers are being sought to help fill the following vacancies that will become available for next season.  For further information please contact Hon Sec Ivor Smith on 01708 500563

  • Press and Publicity Officer.

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  • Volunteer Coaches.

  • Team Managers, assistants and team Secretaries

  • Members for Various Sub-committees

  • Minutes Secretary (ies)

If you would like to become involved at County Level please contact Ivor
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