After some time-consuming uploading and intense editing, the photos from the Webb Ellis Cup's visit to Alresford and the activities throughout the day have now been added to this season's photo gallery. They're split into two albums for ease of perusal, one album for the trophy visit and the other for the match against Aldershot & Fleet RFC in the evening. There are still more to come too!
Unfortunately, due to last night's torrential rain and the yellow weather warning in place for Hampshire today, we have had to cancel all our outdoor events. The pitches are unsurprisingly water-logged and we therefore cannot hold the planned fixtures on them today.
However, the Webb Ellis Cup is still coming to Alresford, together with RFU dignitaries who will be welcomed indoors at Alrebury Park. So you can still come down, get your photo taken with the cup and celebrate rugby!
Programme – Alresford Celebrates RUGBY – 26th August 2015.
People arrive. No formal opening.
Children –Face Painting and prepare for rugby routines.
Inflatables and computer based Rugby games available throughout the whole event.
Food vendors providing a range of hot food, drinks, donuts & ice-creams.
Trophy Tour Team with Web Ellis Cup on top Pitch continuously available for Photos with World Cup. Minis groups and Sports Clubs and Service Groups all on top pitch.
Chris Day – Chairman of ARFC will welcome Mayor of Winchester Cllr Angela Clear .
She will meet the minis, coaches and officers.
Photos of Mayor with Minis around Webb Ellis Cup
(PR to MC a Q&A session with our Player Personality)
A RAFFLE will be held during the day.
The Eel House will be open from 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Activities on the Lower Pitch will be ongoing.
Perins’ Youth Activities followed by Girls warm-up and Tag Rugby.
Alresford XV v Aldershot & Fleet XV
7.15pm - 7.20pm
Players assemble on upper pitch for photos around the Webb Ellis Cup.
Hugh Ogus- President of ARFC will welcome Nigel Atkinson Esq. HM Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire who will give a short address.
After the formal presentation HO will invite Lord Lieutenant, players, guests and friends to adjourn to the Club House for refreshment!
It's that time of year again gentlemen and membership forms need completing and returning to Mr Rob Walls before the playing season starts. There's also a discount on the new branded club polo shirts, for those that pay their membership early, so what are you waiting for?
Below you'll find a membership form and for anyone under 18 wishing to play, a separate age consent form.
Following last week's sad announcement, we are now able to confirm that Brian Wilmot's funeral will take place at 16:00pm on 13th August 2015 at Wessex Vale Crematorium, Hedge End.
The Club will also be open following the service, to allow everyone to raise a glass to Brian and celebrate his time with us and his considerable contribution to the club.
Congratulations to all ARFC members, friends, supporters and anyone that voted for us. We heard yesterday that we have been awarded the full amount of the 'Have-your-Say' Grant that we applied for.
This means that thanks to your votes we will be able to put in place the kit storage we so desperately need at the new pitches.