Message from Brad regarding this Sunday 29th March – U 12’s away Fixture

March 25, 2009 by paul  
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Sorted! Have arranged a fixture for you guys at Hammersmith & Fulham for this Sunday. It will be the usual format – training followed by a match. They’ll probably mix their U11s in as well but that will just make us look good!! We are expected there for just before 10.00.

The contact there is Jamie Manuel

Please go to http://www.hfrfc.co.uk/Ground.htm for directions.

Cheers

Brad

Spud requires a little help

March 21, 2009 by paul  
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Hi all,

I need a little technical help – as you may have seen I have created some videos using animoto under the video heading.

I have improved the quality to DVD and intend to burn onto DVD’s to layin clubhouse and if anyone wants one can have!

Problem: have several burning software bits Nero8, VCD (free download) want I want to be able to do is burn several MP4 films onto DVD with a loop function so they play continuously, nothing I seem to do give me this; have googled it before your answer!!

Anyone have DVD burning facility/good software I could use? Currently files are on external hard drive as they are big.

spent a couple of hours this morning on this, very frustrating!!!!

cheers

Paul

Middlesex Festival 09 Under 9’s & 10’s video

March 16, 2009 by paul  
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Pinner & Grammarians shine at the Teddington Middlesex Festival

March 16, 2009 by paul  
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Match reports from Marie Curie Middlesex Mini Rugby Festival hosted by Teddington RFU on Sunday March 15th

U9s

This team of 13 contains a mixture of experienced players and those who only started playing this or last season, all keyed up and raring to go.

Our first match was again Grasshoppers was a titanic struggle by both teams, full commitment to tackling and defending. It was a thrilling effort, with even the match officials saying how much they enjoyed and admired the play on the pitch of both teams. Unfortunately for us, it was a 0-0 draw, which did not reflect the great performances by both teams.

Having learnt from the first game, we trained and rested for an hour, until we played Rosslyn Park Cs. This was an extremely exciting game, with Rosslyn Park scoring first and Pinner equalising before the break, through Ben Stone try. The second half saw Pinner match a very experience opposition and unfortunately, a lapse of concentration allowed Rosslyn Park to score a winning try in the dying seconds of the game. 2-1 to Rosslyn Park.

report by Clyde Gordon

Straight after this game we played Ealing Cs. Pinner kicked off into the sun and immediately went on the attack, quickly scoring their first try. Ealing soon counter attacked and ran their own quick try, down the line. Not to be disheartened, Pinner bounced back, playing hard, consistently rucking and retaining possession as they moved unrelentingly towards Ealing’s try line. In the last play of the half, Pinner broke through and scored one more try to go into the break ahead.

The second half was equally tough and neither team found it easy to break through. There was one dangerous break where Ealing nearly ran down the line to equalise, being thwarted only by an excellent tackle into touch by a small but tough Pinner player. Pinner again made slow, but steady progress up the pitch and were within sight of the line when play stopped as a Pinner player got studded and two Ealing players banged heads in a spectacular fashion! When play resumed, Pinner made one final drive for the line leaving Ben Stone to score his third try as the final whistle blew.

report by Nick Marchant 

Pinner’s forth match was against Staines. It wasn’t only the heat that made this a fiery encounter. On the blow of the starting whistle Staines thundered through the Pinner defence and scored a try. This was a wakeup call for the now heavily injured Pinner team. With fantastic support play and individual running, Pinner pulled back to level the match. Changes made at half time proved very successful with an outstanding individual try by Felix Allen which raised the level of commitment in attacking the try line by Pinner. Felix taking the ball down the line was only inches away from scoring his second try, but unfortunately was pushed into touch. Pinner from that point on were unstoppable and finished the match with another Ben Stone try.

Everyone put in a terrific effort and again Pinner earnt the respect of all the teams they played against.

U10s

Pinner as a new and developing club has not yet achieved full teams in two of its age groups, the under 10s being one of them -new members always welcome- so we have teamed up with Staines and created a barbarians side. The teams have been training together for the last three weeks.

U10s Staines/Pinner Bar Bars played three games. The first was against Harrow C team. Pinner went ahead early, but by half time it was 1-1. Harrow went ahead early in the second half, scoring a try in the corner and then scored again in the last play of the game. 3-1 to Harrow.

Our second game against Wasps C saw the barbarian side start to play more as a team. Again Pinner opened the scoring with a push over try, but by half time it was 1-1. Wasps scored a try early in the first half and we equalised with a try by a Staines player. There was late pressure from Wasps but we hung on in there for a 2-2 draw. This was much better effort by all.

In our final game against Rosslyn Park C team, the bar bars attacked from the off and put pressure on the opposition but unfortunately, gave away a penalty. There was good attacking play and having a fair share of the play the first half ended at 1-0 to Pinner Bar Bars. The second half started with early pressure from Rosslyn Park, who equalised despite some excellent Pinner defence. Next Rosslyn Park went ahead with some flowing movement from the half- way line and despite sustained Pinner pressure, they broke from their own try line to score in the last minute.

With Staines visiting us next week for more pre-festival training and our steady trickle of new, keen and talented players, our U10s will, I am sure, as a Bar Bar team and eventually on their own, will prove to be a force to reckon with.

Reporter Peter Fraser 

U8s and U7s travelled away to Beaconsfield RFU. Both teams mixed in with their individual age groups. The U7s did tag training with a couple of games. The U8s split into different groups while Beaconsfield coaches carried out advanced training for forthcoming contact and then they played a couple of games. All the coaches of Beaconsfield commented on the high stand of the Pinner Players. A great day was had by all.

local weather

March 15, 2009 by paul  
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It says Northolt – but its as near to Pinner as the BBC do!

Protected: Under 9’s & 10’s Teddington Festival 09

March 15, 2009 by paul  
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Mini Section training sessions Video Jan – March (part of!) 09

March 12, 2009 by paul  
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mini section training video Sept – Dec 08

March 12, 2009 by paul  
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Under 8’s perform brilliantly @ Middlesex Festival

March 12, 2009 by paul  
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We all turned up at Ruislip RFC on a sunny Sunday Morning although a bit chilled, straight to pitch 9 to set up our tent and make a Pinner encampment. Soon the team was altogether and carrying out a vital warm up. Games started 10am prompt, we were able to watch our opposition we would meet in our first 2 games, we got an insight into what was required. Soon it was 1040 and we began to play, Bank of England 1 first, as with all our games the commitment of the players was 100%, so with excellent running, dodging, tagging and most of all scoring we ended up with a 6 – 5 victory. After a short break we were back on to play against Ealing 2, with the same determination the Pinner team fought hard and achieved a 6 – 4 victory, giving them the top slot in the pool, now we went forward to the Quarter finals. We got a hard draw in the Quarter finals drawn against Roslyn Park 1, a very strong well formed team, we had a couple of referring decisions go against us which resulted in scores, but that takes nothing away from the level of play from Roslyn team, Pinner slipped up with a few vital 1st and 2nd  tags missed, which resulted in a 5 – 1 defeat.

Onto a 3rd 4th playoff where we met another Bank team this time Bank 2, back on form Pinner showed all the determination to get a result, after a tight start to the game Pinner soon got the upper hand and walked away with a 7 – 4 victory. Then to our surprise we found we were in a cup final a short break then we took to the pitch to play another side from Ealing, 1s this time. 2 easy tries helped Ealing get a foothold on the game, then it was just catch up for a very tired 7 Pinner players who had no substitutes, As the Ealing team seemed to change players every few moves, when the whistle blew the Pinner team was on the losing end with a 7 – 4 defeat. All the parents and spectators agreed that the team played to a high standard of Tag Rugby with 24 tries in our favour against only 25, well done to all the Magnificent Seven, next is the Staines Festival in April so we look forward to that. Scorers were Adam, Pramila 1, Mike 2, Joshua 5, Morgan 7 & Sam 8.

Mini Section fun quiz

March 10, 2009 by paul  
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If you fancy having a go at the fun rugby quiz follow the link below (its called a survey but its a quiz really!)

good luck some answers can be found on the website

Click Here to take survey

Pinner & Grammarians secure promotion

March 9, 2009 by paul  
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Northolt v P&G Saturday  7th March

Pinner and Grammarians 34 – Northolt 6

With yet another emphatic performance Pinner & Grammarians RFC secured promotion to the Herts / Middx Div 3 with a 34 – 6 victory over Northolt.

Playing down the slope in the first half P&G’s were soon in trouble by conceding a penalty in front of their posts. The Northolt fly-half kicked the 3 points.  That was the wake up P&G’s needed. From the kick-off a lineout resulted in the Northolt 22.  Pinner won the ball a flanker Aaron Nicholas drove over to score in the corner. The try was unconverted. Five minutes later a repeat performance saw captain Reza Sibilant drive strongly from a line out to feed the ball back inside for Nicholas to score his second try.  From the kick-off Pinner won the ball in their own half.. The ball was moved quickly through the backs wit No 7 Warren Woad in support but he was held up just short of the line.  Northolt were now under severe pressure conceding a penalty near their line. Pinner opted for the scrum. Once more the back row broke out. Second row Mike Turner was in support to give the final pass for Woad to score bring the total to 15 – 3.  Northolt scored another penalty when a P&G player was adjudged to have handled in a ruck following a hack on by the home side.  There was no stopping Pinner. A strong run from his own half by the Captain Reza Sibilant, leading by example as usual, was again supported by fellow lose forward Warren Woad to score his second try under the posts. The conversion hit the post but P&G’s went into half time with a 20 – 6 lead.

The second half showed Northolt still under pressure with their strong forwards short of pace although holding their own in the tight.  It took 17 minutes before the score line increased. From a tapped penalty on the Northolt 5 m line the ball eventually got to centre Russell Joynt who powered through from 20 m out, taking three players with him to score under the posts. This time the try was converted by fly-half Adrian Boue. Five minutes later from a scrum on the Northolt 5 m line fly-half Adrian Boue fed centre Russell Joyne who scored under the posts. Kicking duty was taken over by full-back Mark Razzel who duly converted. Although P&G’s attacked for much of the remainder of the game there were no more scores giving the visitors a 34 -6 win to secure at least second place in the league and to gain promotion.  Captain Reza Sibilant was named man of the match. A thoroughly deserved reward as he has led from the front throughout the season and has inspired his team to success.

The two remaining matches are against 3rd place Sudbury & London Springbocs at hatch End on 21st March and the final show down with league leader Hatfield away on 4th April.

Pinner and grammarians 34 – Northolt 6. What does this score mean to us?

1)    5 league games in a row without conceding a try
2)    It takes our total points scored to 319 in 12 league game which is an average of 26.58 per game
3)    It takes our total of points conceded to 79 in 12 league games which is an average of 6.58 per game

However, the most important point is that we are now guaranteed to finish in the top 2, so for the first time in 18 years we have been promoted!

A massive congratulations to all the clubs players and members as this is a fantastic day. We have 2 league games left and if Hatfield lose their next game against GWR and we win against Springboks, we have a winner takes all match against Hatfield on the last day of the season. So we could still be crowned champions!

You should all be very proud of your team! However, we still have games and a title to win so let’s not celebrate too much :)

Training as usual on Thursday at 7:15. See you there

100 Club draw and winners – winter 2008

March 4, 2009 by paul  
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Pinner & Grammarians RFC

 

 

100 Club Draw Results Winter 2008

 

 

Main Draw

 

 

 

 

Draw No.

Name

Prize

95

Ella Bamford

£100

6

Steve Crighton

50

30

Robin Greenwood

30

75

Carol Greenwood

20

 

 

 

 

Weekly Draw

 

 

 

 

Draw No.

Name

Prize

30

Robin Greenwood

10

15

Lorraine Walker

10

52

Kevin Kemp

10

19

Andy Butler

10

38

Pad Bamford

10

35

Stuart Brown

10

30

Robin Greenwood

10

79

Malcolm Knight

10

39

Dave Ashcroft

10

63

Howard Walters

10

31

Sue Woad

10

65

Bill North

10

52

Kevin Kemp

10

33

J. Braithwaite

10

11

Rich Barber

10

10

Sue Ashcroft

10

21

Phil Martin

10

15

Lorraine Walker

10

47

John Horasted

10

40

Bill North

10

8

Gill Palmer

10

49

Martin Simpson

10

58

Peter Greenwood

10

76

Maria Dingle

10

16

Fred Runacres

10

30

Robin Greenwood

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drawn 10th January 2008 and independantly witnessed by Mr. Ian Chatten

 

IRB Beginners guide to Rugby

March 3, 2009 by paul  
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Please follow the link for pdf guide – its well worth a look at.

introduction-to-rugby