News

Club News over the last few weeks

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14 November 2020

Pumas at Twickenham

We may not be able to yet play rugby due to restrictions, but the Pumas are proud to have our 1XV shirt on display at Twickenham for the Autumn Nations Cup.

Lookout for your local rugby team during the matches being shown on Amazon Prime when we hope they will be dislayed on TV.


#locksheathpumas #AsOne

George Winch (Chairman)

31 October 2020

2020-21 Season Cancelled

The season is over....

 

England Rugby has now announced the cancellation of the current 2020-21 league season with all matches below level 2 effected due to the pandemic. 

England Rugby Announcement

Despite the cancellation of the league season we are hopeful that we can move to a full contact game at some point in the New Year which will allow us to organise friendly fixtures.

Hampshire Rugby are also planning for a restrictive season and we may get the opportunity for localised matches in some unofficial competative format.

Not the news we wanted to hear but we will continue to offer whatever training and touch rugby we can whilst staying safe within the current guidelines.

George Winch (Chairman)

4th October 2020

Track and Trace

Stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and keep yourself and others safe.

 

The Pumas are committed to preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus and ask that all players, staff and supporters adhere to the Government guidelines.

 

On the 24 Sep 2020, the Track and Trace App was launched and organisations were directed to monitor the movement of members within their venues using the App in conjunction with the venue QR Code.  

 

The Pumas have instigated this process at our training ground at Hook-with-Warsash CoE Primary School. In the future before training, players are to scan the Track and Trace QR Code which is displayed just inside the 'Shed'.

 

When playing in other locations such as Hunt Pond Road a copy of the QR is to be made available and 'all' attending are to scan in.  As already instigated we will need to continue to keep a register of names too for the time being.   

 

The sooner we get through this epidemic the soon we play ruby again, so, please adhere to the advice being provided.

Cliff Williams (1XV Team Manager)

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14 November 2020

Pumas Party

For the England Autumn Nations Cup Internationals we are now inviting you to our "Puma Party" to support the England team.

 

Watch the game in the comfort of your own home on Amazon Prime (you need a seperate subscription), but join your Puma Clubmates in our virtual party room.

Bring your voice, bring your alcohol and bring your banter. The Puma Party room is open to all members (even the Welsh ones) for the entire game. If this is a success and something you want we can set this up for ALL nations games over the next month so you can share your banter.

Share this post with any existing or old members as would be great to reconnect with anyone that has been a Puma.

 

"Once a Puma always a Puma!!"

George Winch (Chairman)

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26 October 2020

NHS Community Support!!

It was with great pleasure that we presented a cheque for £500 to Fareham Community Hospital our local NHS facility.

Following the great work shown by the NHS during the first wave of the pandemic the Pumas want to offer something back. The result was to commission a new Shirt and Vest top showing the united NHS rainbow on the design. The tops were made available to both the senior and Puma Cubs sections of the Club.

 

The profit on the tops reached £250 and the Committee decided to match the amount raised. 

This initative is only one of a number of activities the Pumas are doing within the local community.

 

Many thanks to Puma Cubs Chair Hayley Selby for nominating Fareham Community Hospital.

George Winch (Chairman)

3rd September 2020

Pumas help a great cause

After a very successful 2019-20 season the Pumas literally clear the way for the new season by gifting  30+  tired rugby balls, a set of post protectors and a season or two of old but serviceable boots to charity. 

The charity this year are the  Tag Rugby Trust  who in a few days time will send a container of sports gear to Zambia where children and young adults will reap the rewards. 

 

Essentially, Tag Rugby Trust implement a strategy to ENGAGE, EDUCATE and IMPACT – and in that order. The scale of the initial engagement is important, as mass participation in the sport provides a large and enthusiastic audience… education follows, and the impact is profound.

Cliff Williams (1XV Team Manager)

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4 November 2020

Latest RFU Update

Following the UK Governments vote to put the whole of the UK back into lockdown Rugby finds itself back at STAGE A on the Return to Rugby chart.

Immediately all training and playing (Touch Rugby) sessions will be stopped. No Puma may gather with another to undertake any rugby activity outside of 2 people training together at a social distanced space.

The full RFU briefing is below.

But we are a rugby family and if the new Puma Support group wish to continue to meet up we are able to do so. Please continue to watch the Club WhatsApp group for further announcements and times these sessions will run. I urge anyone struggling at this time to make use of this opportunity to meet up in a social distanced enviroment. All discussions are completely confidential.

George Winch (Chairman)

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11 October 2020

The Pumas Clear up!!

It was a great effort from several club members this Sunday during the Puma Cubs session to help clear up the environmental gardens at Hook with Warsash school.

The gardens had become overgrown since lockdown began and Deputy Head Catherine Nice welcomed the Pumas help to clear the ground.

Armed with spades, forks, loppers and Charlie's trusted rake the ground was cleared up up in a few hours with the old paths once again visible.

It was a great start but there is plenty of work still to do so another Sunday will be needed to finish what we have started.

When the call goes out come down and join in and get rid of that saturday hangover!!

George Winch (Chairman)

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