Sun 02 Jan 2022 18:07

Message from IWRFC Committee.

With consideration for the present Covid position and our aim to continue to supply rugby opportunities for our members, we are requesting players and supporters to take a Lateral Flow Test within 36 hours of a home or away game.

We will be informing visiting sides of our actions.

The club only need informing, via Safeguarding Officer Dave Metcalfe, of any positive results that affect selection or any positive tests within 48 hours of being in the club environment, home or away. This information will be held in confidence and only used for the protection of other club members.

 We continue to look to keeping our club a safe environment and follow RFU and Government guidelines. If you have any concerns please address them to our Safeguarding Officer.

 If you and your family are forced to isolate, please remember the club is there to support.

We wish you all a safe and prosperous New Year.

Safeguarding Officer contact:  07887557511


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.

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!

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. 

Dave Metcalfe

Club Safeguarding Officer

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