Fri 07 May 2021 08:55

Calling all Rangers!

In these times while we have an enforced break from Rugby, it is important that we look after each other and keep connected as a club, even though we cannot meet up. To this end please see the areas we are launching below.

Be aware that the Committee are working to protect the club and to prepare for getting back to activities as Governmental and RFU guidance allows. We hope to have some events at the club in the near future.

In the meantime, stay safe and look after your loved ones.


Hampshire Referees had a Training Meeting last night on the head contact protocol and how it should be applied. As clubs return to training and in the near future have matches with adapted laws. Coaches and players should be aware of the protocol and be training to alter tackling techniques to conform. They should be aware that there is no warm-up for these protocols, they will be applied from the first match (inc. adapted laws). The RFU has produced a video (link below) explaining the application of the law. This is a must-watch for all coaches and players to understand their responsibilities.

All this said our referees do not have the video replay, TMO facilities and only get one look that may be obstructed, we will not see everything so please don't take to appealing every potential head contact you see.

We may not be able to meet up to train, but that is no excuse not to be doing something.

Ranger Fitness Factory is a source of fitness and training links that you can use to get/maintain your fitness. We will also be adding some positional drills.

IWRFC Conditioning Whatsapp has been kindly set up by Josh Procter. Join and follow the help and advice

We will also be posting other videos to assist you. Many thanks to Ash Brett for allowing us to access his videos.

Full body HITT

20 min classic HIIT

16 min Full Body HIIT

Low Impact HIIT

Full Body Stretch

Cardio & Strength


And from the RFU:

Fitness videos from some of England's top internationals - front row and second row position-specific advice from England stars - other positions to follow!


Ranger Wellbeing Hub

Everyone struggles – It’s OK to ask for help!

These are the strangest of times I have experienced in my 47 years involved in Rugby. With doubt, uncertainty and worry all around us, anyone can feel boxed in.

I have certainly found my depression to be at its worst at times over the last few months, not being helped by contracting Covid. I have experienced lows in my feelings. I have asked for help.

Whether you are working, furloughed, not working, home with the kids, working from home, times are different and difficult. We can miss the times up the club with fellow Rangers, be that training, playing or having a good old social.

So don’t hesitate to ring, text, messenger if you need to talk.

Take the time to contact a Ranger you haven’t seen for a while. Get involved with Ranger Fitness Factory.

The IWRFC is your family; the Rangers are there for all in the club.

Below are some contacts that are worth using. I wish you all good health and stay safe. We will be at Fortress Wootton soon!

Dave Metcalfe

Director of Rugby

rammit rugby a men’s mental health charity run by rugby players for rugby players


LooseHeadz is a rugby mental health charity


Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope.


Mind’s Infoline offers callers confidential help and information:

Tel: 0300 123 3393


The club has a great opportunity thanks to Biffa Waste Services - Isle Of Wight
As part of our Health, Wellbeing and Fitness Hub, we launch Motivational March!
For each participant associated with the club that runs a total of 10KM in the month of March, Biffa Isle of Wight will donate £10 for each runner. The more Rangers that take part, the more tenners we bank!
See T&Cs in image below.
‘Get up offa that thing’ and keep your body active and your mind healthy, whilst doing a good deed. So let’s lace up our trainers Rangers🙏🏻...