Thursday, 15 September 2016

Next Physio Clinic - Monday September 19th

Club Physio Patrick will be in the Club on Monday, September 19th - 7.30pm -9pm

Email me to reserve a spot or turn up on the night, first come first served. No charge to current members.



Thursday, 1 September 2016

CMC Meeting Tuesday 13th September

Club Management Committee (CMC) meeting Tuesday 13th September

Each month, the club's management committee meets and our next meeting is Tuesday 13th September. The meeting starts at 7.30pm and usually lasts for a maximum of 2 hours in our clubhouse.
What do we talk about?
We make decisions about the club's strategy, review the club's finances, and find solutions to issues that have arisen.  We also ratify any recommendations that the various club subcommittees make, approving any expenditure or contracts if the subcommittee hasn't had sufficient authority to make the decision alone.

Question: Can I go? -(Answer: Yes)

All current club members are always welcome to attend and contribute to the decisions.  All you have to do is contact Kirstie, our club secretary in advance of attending.  Email her at  This is just so we can organise accordingly if we are expecting lots of people.

If you want to learn about the committee you are positively encouraged to attend at least one CMC meeting during the year.

Club Secretary

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Coaching Rugby Ready, CPDs and Award Courses

If you are interested in getting into coaching or even want to improve your own playing, please note the following courses are coming up

You start with Rugby Ready and then do Scrum Factory

Rugby Ready

  • Monday 5th September Rugby Ready @ Coopers Company & Coborn school
  • Wednesday 7th September  Rugby Ready @ Ilford RFC

Scrum Factory

  • Wednesday 24th Scrum Factory @Dagenham RFC
  • Wednesday 31st  Scrum Factory @ Harlow RFC

Level 2 (Adults)

Level 1 (Children)

More information from me or Matt. Courses can be funded by the Club for matching committment to help with Return2Rugby etc


Tim McDonagh

Tim McDonagh
Millwall Rugby Club
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Monday, 15 August 2016

Player Mobility, Physio clinic, Physio Student visit - Wednesday 24th

Player Mobility and Physio clinic - Wednesday 24th

Patrick, club Physio, will be running a session as a short part of training next week - Wednesday August 24th after which he will hold a clinic for anyone who wants him to see any niggles or ask for advice.

Player mobility

The player mobility session is designed to provide a set of movements you can perform independently to promote general joint and soft tissue health.  These movements can be performed at home, in the dressing room or on the pitch and require no equipment. This is not a “workout” so can be performed before training sessions and games or on non-training nights during the week.

Physio Clinic

Hopefully at this stage of the season, you are relatively injury free but we all know what rugby is like. If there is something you would like to have checked or get some advice, Patrick will be available , first come first served. He will have the treatment table.

Physio Students Open Evening

Finally, we will have some visiting Physio students interested in helping with pitch side First Aid. Please say hello and make them feel welcome so they come and join us.



First Aid Officer
Millwall Rugby 

Monday, 25 July 2016

Pre-Season Training and Players Meeting


I hope you all have had a good summer and are starting to think about the new season! Pre-season training starts with a players meeting at the clubhouse this Wednesday (27th July) from 7:30pm sharp, everyone should try to make it down to discuss the new season and see what our coach, Matt, has in store for us!

From Wednesday onwards, we are training on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:30, with this format:

Monday Nights (Learning)- Basic game understanding through touch and non-contact with a focus on fitness this season. Expect a few fitness blocks throughout the session.

Wednesday Nights (Game Prep)- Limited focus on technical aspects of the game, with preparation for all teams fixtures on the Saturday (tactical prep).  

I look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday evening!


Sunday, 10 July 2016

New O2 Touch Ambassadors sought

I've decided to step down as the club's "O2 Touch Ambassador" and leave the role to someone else with some more time than I have at the moment.

Each O2 Touch club is supposed to have at least one "Ambassador", so we're looking for AT LEAST one person to do this (three would be ideal).  Basically you need to manage social media communication (which is a core part of our obligation to O2 Touch).

You'll need to tell players when touch is happening, make sure organisers tell people if they cancel a session, respond to enquiries over social media and post regular selfies and playing shots on instagram, Twitter and the club's public Facebook page using the hashtag #o2touch.

Here's a link to the job description for the role that the O2 Touch office have sent through to me.

If you're interested, please let Matt Bovaird ( or me know, or comment below... whatever you prefer.

Best wishes

NB, we're also looking for a new O2 Touch Lead Coordinator.

New O2 Touch Lead Organiser Sought

We're looking for a new Lead Organiser for O2 Touch rugby at Millwall.

The main purpose of the role is

  1. to organise a rota of organisers who will turn up with a ball and cones for each session and welcome new members (note, you don't actually need to actually be the session organiser, but it probably does help if you run a few sessions yourself)
  2. to liase with the RFU O2 Touch office from time to time.

If you're interested, please contact the club committee by email (via

We're also looking for new O2 Touch Rugby Ambassadors.