Royal Arsenal Early Summer League ’18 Match Report – GRAND FINAL

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Royal Arsenal got the night of finals underway in a three-way playoff between themselves, Kool and the Gang and Steve Thorpe Destroyers.

Despite some spirited defending and some dramatic last-minute tags from George, the Royals never really got going in the shortened 20-minute game.

When Arsenal managed to move the ball along the line, the gaps started opening up and the tries started coming, but it wasn’t often enough in the first game to get the win.

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Luckily, RA didn’t have to wait long to make amends and came out against the STDs much better than in the first game.

Quick attacking moves were finished off by Kyle and Jenny and the defence held firm against a barrage of attacks.

If Royal Arsenal had put in more performances of this quality earlier in the season, they’d be true challengers for the title.

As it was, RA finished in 6th, although it could have been much higher if a couple of breaks had gone our way earlier in the season.

Players’ player of the season: George Sargent and Kyle Graham

Most improved: Jenny Goddard

Woolwich Arsenal 13 Tag Em and Bag Em 9

Since the third week of the season, Woolwich Arsenal have been on the warpath, marching straight through most of the league to reach the Grand Final and a shot at the Early Summer League title.

The opposition were Tag Em and Bag Em, a fiery side who had become known as much for their quick tempers as their undoubted talent.

WA proved last week they had what it took the beat the league leaders and went into the game full of confidence – but the pitch was largely quiet as the tense match kicked off.

It was end-to-end stuff in the opening period of the game, with both sides looking to make their presence felt and pick up early scores.

Woolwich managed to get the better of the early exchanges with Ashley adding to her impressive tally of tries this season and Ovie making a frequent menace of himself with bursts down the wing.

TEBE weren’t going down easily though, and looked focussed as they held onto the game in the first half, racking up some tries and going into the break just one point behind Woolwich at 4-3.

In the second period, the game really got going. Tired legs led to frequent breaks by both sides, but WA’s defending was fantastic led by tagging extraordinaires Katie and Gary, who single- handedly snuffed out several TEBE attacks, even when pressed back on their own goal line.

TEBE tempers started flaring once again as the game went on, leading to handling errors, penalties for fending plenty else besides. But as their opponents lost their cool, Woolwich kept their heads and kept applying the pressure.

A breakaway by standout player Julia turned the game on its head as she broke through the middle before offloading the ball to Christian who finished off the move and extended the gap between the sides to three points.

And from there, the game was no longer in doubt. Jules was brilliant in the middle of the field, tagging everyone within arms’ reach and moving the ball well in attack.

Errol and Christian added some extra attacking flair when it was needed and the whole team held together as a unit to finish of the game clear winners.

Plenty of drinks flowed in the aftermath as Julia deservedly earned player of the match.

And there was medals for all the WA players in the bar afterwards, marking a massive achievement for the side who finished dead last in the league the season before.

Players’ player of the season: Ashley Carson

Most improved: Jules Gillette

Report by Joel Watson

 

 

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Royal Arsenal Rugby (Tag) Summer League 2018 Standings – East Ham RFC (Updated 06.08.18)

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The Connect Card #Pre-release Woolwich Arsenal

The Connect Card – Loyalty Partnership      

As a club, we are constantly innovating and looking for new ways to collaborate. We are looking at working with new partners for our mutual benefit and as part of that, we would like to introduce the Loyalty Card.

We are asking local businesses to collaborate with us as our business partner in offering both our members and it’s members a discount or incentive within the locale.

What is it:

We intend to use our membership cards as the loyalty card. When members produce their membership card (see card below) to a local business it would offer them a discount or incentive of their choice.

The benefits we see from this are:

We are confident that by using both our marketing initiatives we can strongly promote the Connect Card across all medium. First off, we are establishing a website to list participating businesses and offers, use in-house signage and TV as well as all social media to promote this. We also will be happy to work with participating businesses throughout the year on joint competitions or events. All members will be informed of this card.

We intend to set up a ‘Connect Card’ Facebook page so all businesses can post to the page if they have upcoming offers etc. This can also be used to promote participating businesses.

It is hoped that between the Rugby Club and participating businesses it will be able to bond the community in a most savy and worthwhile way.

There is very little management- it’s as simple as businesses displaying the signage in their shop and they can decide the incentive offered to both the business members and clubs members.

This will incentivise the ‘shop local’ ideal, encouraging harmony between customers and businesses, so we can all grow together. The Royal Arsenal Club is well established and branded, so we see this card as generating business for all of us.

This card will be altered to show it’s also a loyalty card. This is just a sample. We propose using the logos of each Quarter on the card to reflect the participation of each one. We would have a page on a website of all participating businesses.

If you feel this scheme is for you please get in touch, because this will be for a limited number of businesses as a pilot scheme. We envisage this to get up and running very shortly because we have already local businesses signing up. We are looking to launch this soon so any further interest please let us know asap. Our own club membership is up for renewal August 31st to which we will be able to include a partner flyer in our welcome pack.

 

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In Summary

The card is your passport to discounts in and around the area. Membership gives access to a wide range of discounts and money off products and services at participating local businesses, example companies like, Royal Resistance, The Guard House, Youth Theatre, Sea Barbour, House of Denna and local shops and restaurants.

Royal Arsenal Teams Fixture Details East London League – July 25th 2018

Fixture is Royal Arsenal vs Tryphoon Season, 20:15, Wed 25 July at East London 3G Pitches

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Fixture is Woolwich Arsenal vs Kool and the Gang, 19:30, Wed 25 July at  East London 3G Pitches

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PLEASE BE THERE 30-40MINS BEFORE KICK OFF FOR VITAL WARM UPS AND TEAM PREP

LOCATION OF LEAGUE

DETAILS OF 8 WEEK LEAGUE FIXTURE EARLY SUMMER TAG LEAGUE

STANDINGS CURRENTLY – LEAGUE TABLE UPDATED 23.07.19

RA Tag Rugby Blitz 2018 – INFORMATION

This year’s Blitz promises to be bigger and better. Last year’s cup holders ‘Goldman Sachs’ are anxious to hold onto their title and confirmed again for this year to be hosted at our usual spot, Blackheath Common.

Please find links below for information on what to expect and registration details.

TRANSPORT LINKS TO EVENT  (INCLUDES START TIMES/FINISH MAPS OF LOCATION)

RA Blitz ’18 INFO_v1

RA Blitz ’18 Registration

RA Blitz ’18 Waiver 

The Basic Rules of Tag Rugby

SIGN UP HERE TO PROVISIONALLY REGISTER ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Pay NOW on Eventbrite or use a bank to bank transfer

 

 

 

 

Royal Arsenal Tag Rugby Blitz 2017 – Photos Here

Royal Arsenal Teams Fixture Details East London League – Aug 1st 2018

Fixture is Woolwich Arsenal vs  Tagalong, 18:45, Wed Aug 1st at East London. at East London 3G Pitches

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Fixture is Royal Arsenal vs Kool & The Gang at 19:30 on Wednesday Aug 1st at East London 3G Pitches

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PLEASE BE THERE 30-40MINS BEFORE KICK OFF FOR VITAL WARM UPS AND TEAM PREP

LOCATION OF LEAGUE

DETAILS OF 8 WEEK LEAGUE FIXTURE EARLY SUMMER TAG LEAGUE

STANDINGS CURRENTLY – LEAGUE TABLE UPDATED 30.07.19

Royal Arsenal Teams Fixture Details East London League – July 11th 2018

Fixture is Royal Arsenal vs  Beasts From The East , 18:45, Wed July 11th at East London. at East London 3G Pitches

 

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Fixture is Woolwich Arsenal vs #Tryphoon Season, at 19:30 on Wednesday July 11th at East London 3G Pitches

 

 

PLEASE BE THERE 30-40MINS BEFORE KICK OFF FOR VITAL WARM UPS AND TEAM PREP

LOCATION OF LEAGUE

DETAILS OF 8 WEEK LEAGUE FIXTURE EARLY SUMMER TAG LEAGUE

STANDINGS CURRENTLY – LEAGUE TABLE UPDATED 07.06.19

Royal Arsenal Summer League ’18 Match Report – 3rd Fixture (Arsenal Derby)

Royal Arsenal 10 Woolwich Arsenal 3

Royal Arsenal showed off their championship credentials on Wednesday with a well-earned victory over club rivals Woolwich Arsenal.

After blowing hot and cold last season, RA are off to a hot start in the new league, and they started this game strongly, opening the scoring and racing ahead to a 3-0 lead early in the first half.The first scores came on lightning counter attacks, as the Royals pinched possession from WA passes.

But more impressive than the attacking was the defensive effort, where RA barely conceded an inch as they covered every blade of grass between the cones.On returning to the team, George was at his energetic best, sweeping up behind the defensive line and cutting holes in WA’s defense to set up scores.

And in a dominant first half, RA racked up 6 points to WA’s 1 and went into the break with a comfortable margin between the sides.Woolwich recovered from their shellshock in the second period and quickly fought back with two scores in quick succession.

Christian showed off some flare with a couple of crossfield kicks that found the mark and left RA’s defense flat-footed.

But before long Royal Arsenal got back in the attacking groove to tally up a few more points, with Jenny scoring a well-deserved try after sprinting the length of the pitch on a supporting run.

The second half, that finished 4-3 to RA, was a fairer reflection of the game than the final score indicated.But it was a strong performance from the Royals nonetheless who are full of confidence heading into a clash with Beasts from the East next time out.

Man of the match went to Jules as he provided his usual combo of defensive work rate and offensive speed.And despite the loss, Woolwich can quickly put this performance behind them as key players will likely return for their next match against Tryphoon Season.

Report by Joel Watson

 

 

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