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Training at Hackney Rugby
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Shaun Rooke

From Wednesday 30th September we'll be training at Mabley Green 3G pitch (Lee Conservancy Road, E9 5HW) on the furthest pitch from the road. Timings to be confirmed, new players are welcome but please contact shaun@hackneyrfc.co.uk prior to attending due to Covid-19 regulations. Changing rooms and shared water bottles won't be available so please come changed ready and with your own water bottles. Also metal studs aren't allowed but moulded studs or trainers are fine.

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Club Statement on trans women in Rugby

Following the recent news that World Rugby are considering banning trans women from playing women’s rugby - Hackney RFC have undertaken a period of education and team-wide discussion amongst the affected teams and make the following statement: "We oppose any blanket ban of trans women playing grassroots rugby. We pride ourselves on placing inclusivity at the heart of our game, team and club. It is our view that the current data available is inconclusive and does not provide any information regarding actual injuries, their cause and how trans players have impacted grassroots women’s rugby. We therefore call on World Rugby to fund more research which will help us to continue to develop rugby as safely as possible for ALL players.

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Training restarts (with a difference)
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Shaun Rooke

Training for the Gladies will re-start training on Wednesday 22nd July. The Men will start on Saturday 18th July. Players wanting to attend training must complete the booking form and the Covid19 Symptom Checker before attending. Links are available in the weekly email to all members. Numbers are strictly limited. We will be working in groups of 5, moving between stations and coaches. Please don't just turn up without filling the necessary forms. Each training session will be broken into two blocks to let us offer sessions to as many players as possible. Initially we will be working with 20 players per block. You can attend both sessions - Wednesday and Saturday. But only one block on either day. Please do not select both blocks on the same day. Duplicate responses on single days will be deleted. It is first come, first served. But we ask if players could initially book one session, then perhaps check back a couple of days later to see if additional sessions are free, this will allow everyone time to book a session each if they wish to. We'll be adding future weeks and notifying all by a weekly email. These sessions will be at Spring Hill Sports Ground (E5 9BL), new players are very welcome, contact shaun@hackneyrfc.co.uk for more details. Unfortunately we're unable to open the changing rooms at this stage and communal water bottles are prohibited so bring your own drinks. Please note that players arriving at training who have not sent a completed form ahead of time will be unable to train. If you have any questions on this please email Morgan: morgan@hackneyrfc.co.uk

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ALL RUGBY ACTIVITIES SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
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Shaun Rooke

Following Government and RFU briefings regarding COVID-19, we've suspended all club activity until further notice

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Shaun Rooke

Greetings of the season! Here's the schedule around Christmas period 2019

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Hackney Ladies named RFU team of the month!!
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Shaun Rooke

The RFU have named our Hackney Gladies as there team of the month for October

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England star Joseph visits Hackney RFC
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Shaun Rooke

Main article in the Hackney Gazette can be found here

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Fellowship Is Life - Hackney Ladies and Harlequins

Bills Myers

In good news for the Club, Hackney Ladies were featured in the Harlequins match programme for Big Game 11, held last Saturday at Twickenham, the home of English rugby no less. Coach Steve Wagstaff, with his 12 years of experience at Harlequins, was asked to lift the lid on the incredible progress in women’s rugby at the Club. Fair play to Steve, who represented us well!

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