Message from the Club Captain

Ladies and gentlemen of Woking Rugby Club.
 
I'm not going to beat around the bush, the last couple of seasons have been challenging to say the least. With dwindling player numbers, nationwide and at WRFC. Personally, I have taken training with 2 people, spent hours on the phone trying to scratch a team together, as well as some unsavoury incidents where my commitment and values have been called into question.
 
This alongside covid and most importantly the sad passing of our great friend and founder Richard Grady, has made me ask some difficult questions. Why am I doing this if I am not enjoying it? Who am I doing this for? Is WRFC even viable anymore?
 
In the past we have had a core of 15/20 players committed to playing rugby every Saturday, this made the hard work palatable, we are not there currently!
 
So, after feeling sorry for myself for a few days I decided to look at the positives. I love this club. It has done so much for me; I am not willing to let the club fade away and deny others the same enjoyment and support the club has given me so much.
 
We have good pitches, although not our own Camphill servers us well and puts up with most of our shenanigans 😜.  We are sound financially (for now). Most importantly there remains a group of great people determined to make it work.
 
To those of you that have put yourselves forward for committee, thank you, we are going to have to go above and beyond to make this work.  To the rest, we are going to need all the help we can get. I am personally looking for real commitment!  
 
If you are a player commit to the whole season, an old boy like me commit to coming down and supporting the boys or get involved by helping behind the scenes.
 
We have been here before; this is by no means an impossible task.  I'm looking forward to being part of the team that gets us back on our feet.
 
Commitment ladies and gents! If we all commit, we will have a good season and lots of fun along the way.
 
See you all on Saturday from 2.30pm at Camphill.

Jim McGiven
Club Captain

Woking kick off new season with hard fought away win

20 September 2021

For the second weekend in succession Woking RFC found themselves having to find new opposition as their original league opponents University of Surrey were unable to fulfil the scheduled league fixture.