To all Hampshire coaches / managers of Women's club & university teams 



The CLUB HAMPSHIRE Women's coaching team would like to invite all prospective county players to attend a presentation at Portsmouth RFC on Weds 4th December 2019 for a 1900hrs start. 


This meeting should take no more than an hour.



To be considered for county selection, a player must:

have been born in the county, 


have resided in the county for more than 6 months


have played for the county in the previous season


plays & is registered for a club within the county

The county is allowed to select a player that has played for a Tyrell’s premiership side, or their 2nd XV. 


Please note, 

The CLUB HAMPSHIRE Women's coaching team are endeavouring to select a squad that represents the very best players available within the county. 

We therefore ask all head coaches/managers to carefully consider which players they submit for consideration.  


Please can I ask that you email manager.hrfuwomen@gmail.com  with the names of the players (along with the name of your club) that will be attending the meeting.

If you have any questions, or players that cannot make the meeting but wish to be considered please contact


Mark Witcher (head coach) on 07971853666  markwitcher@hotmail.com,

or Sam Cobb (manager) on manager.hrfuwomen@gmail.com


Thank you


We have been advised that former Hampshire player Binge Gatehouse has died. 
His funeral is tomorrow at 1700 at Chichester Crematorium. 
There may be a memorial service in the New Year to be arranged by the RNRU and the family.
Binge played for United Services and was capped nineteen times as hooker by Hampshire between 1967 and 1974, twice as captain in 1972. 
He also won fourteen Navy caps against the Army and the Royal Air Force at Twickenham between 67 and 74.



An impressive October saw Sandown & Shanklin record another four bonus point victories, to leave them with maximum points from seven games. They only conceded an impressive 20 points across their four games, scoring 232 in the process.


November sees them take on the teams either side of them in the league with a visit from Petersfield and a trip to Alton.


S&S team of the month



8th November - Round 2 - Friday Night Under Lights  - Men’s & Women – 1815 for 1900 start @ Eastleigh RFC


Although the weather tried its best to deter us, players from Eastleigh, Southampton, Overton, Locksheath Pumas and Tottonians turned up and we all had an enjoyable evening at our First Friday Night Underlights event.  ‘Well done to all’


Under lights


Our second event will be held this coming Friday (8th November) at Eastleigh RFC and we are ready for another ‘Fun’ evening. 

Ladies:  Ladies at Alton are very much look forward to playing and I am hopeful that ladies from Trojans will also attend to kick start our Women’s event.  Ladies from all clubs and of all abilities are most welcome.


Golden Rule: Please remember the golden rule of the evening is to have fun and the games are about engaging players of all abilities


  • ·       Number in teams will be dependent on number of players that turn up.  Previously we have played between 8-11 players on half pitch. However, in our last event we played 14 a side (x2 periods of 20min and a sudden death next score were the winners) 

The aim of the evening:

  • ·       To help clubs retain, recruit and engage players and provide social rugby:
  • ·       Re engage those players that are not able to  commit  to regular training and Saturday Rugby
  • ·       Provide more game time for the developing
  • ·       Help players transitioning from touch rugby to contact rugby in a safe and controlled environment
  • ·       Parents that coach their children that have little or no playing experience
  • ·       Provide opportunity for Parents to play with sons & daughters / friends to play together 

Referees / Medical:  The England Rugby Development team will referee games and a qualified first aider / physio will be present.


Remember a Complementary Pint or Softie plus Food:  will be provided for all those that play



  • ·       Small numbers: If you just want to come alone or with a couple of mates you will be most welcome, we guarantee that you will be able to play as much game time as you wish


Club Contacts:  




E-mail address:


Jason Berry


Locksheath Pumas

Matt Selby



Alan Day



Nick Creal



Nick Cazeaux

Jim Everett




Chris Budden



Geoff Gale



Lee Foster


Wessex Wyverns

Nick Vaux


The Annual Financial General Meeting (AFGM) and Clubs meeting will be on
Monday 18th November 2019 at 19:15 
at Trojans FC - SO50 9HT.
Click on the below for:-
(Paper copies will not be available at the meeting)
Please note that there is a spot on the CLubs meeting Agenda for all clubs to share successful good practice, so come prepared to share ideas.

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