Following an Injury which left me unable to play/compete for many months, I became increasingly interested in thinking of ways to support the club and still keep the social aspect in my life, whilst not being able to play. Not one to be beaten, after watching a few games I decided that I’d like to try refereeing and haven’t looked back since!
Painfully aware that my knowledge of the rules needed work, on behalf of the club I contacted an outside body who provided sessions and so came about our first ‘How to be a Ref’ session … we’ve now attended 2 and I’d like to think the skills of those who attended are already improving.
Going forward we want to keep up this atmosphere of learning and building skills/knowledge as an integral part of the club, so I’ve put myself forward to champion learning and development going forward – any questions or suggestions let me know
In the meantime, we will continue to look for more opportunities to develop the skills of our members and enhance play for all.
Hannah (HB) – Player / Committee Member
Kyle started playing rugby at school boy level at the age of 13. He went on to play a variety of positions within the pack through his school career getting to 3 finals and winning one.
After leaving school he joined the local club and went on to captain his u18s side to 3rd in the league and a semi final.
Upon stepping up to senior rugby he played for the 2nds for two years before a move to london for university at Ravensbourne.
After moving into the Royal Arsenal area he joined the club and is an integral part of the clubs development and management.
Josh Pugsley was a late convert to rugby (his first try was score in 2010, at the tender age of 27). He has since played a significant amount of contact rugby sevens with his University team, and has dabbled in Rugby League, Union, as well as Aussie Rules Touch. He thinks he is faster than he is and still struggles to spin a ball off his left hand.
Josh is now involved with The Royal Arsenal Rugby club and trains tag every Sunday at 11am with set up drills approx. 30 minutes before gameplay.