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Players Wanted, all abilities, for our Seniors and Juniors

   Seniors: contact Graham Burgoyne 07736 305267 or Rich Clarke
07847 311516 click here for leaflet
   Juniors (age 7-17 boys & girls):contact Joanne Banks 07977 425664

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1st XV dominate at Manor Park on Saturday 9th December

An excellent performance from the OC squad on Saturday.
OC's were on the scoreboard within three minutes before Manor Park had touched the ball.
Manor Park did come back later in the game but the damage was done with a five try haul and four conversions and a penalty added by Alex Telfer.
36 - 7 the final score.
OC's top the table but it is all very close in this league. The top six sides have all won six games and the top eight teams have scored five or more victories.
There was a lot to get behind today with the OC performance. The coaching staff were pleased and it was the icing on the cake for Al Roberts to celebrate his birthday by going top of the table.
The game started at pace with great runs from Adam Barnett and Mike Ryan. Barney had been out for a few weeks but his defensive tackling from the back row was superb. The opening two runs brought the penalty and Alex Telfer slotted from the Manor Park ten metre line.
Ten minutes played and the attacks keep coming. Josh James is put away on his left wing and the ball is recycled for Steven Abbey and Mark Hyslop to combine with Steven crossing unopposed.
Mohamad Tahir Mohamad Farhan (Han from now on) is everywhere. Playing in the centre this week he shows great hands and injects pace whenever he has the ball. And did I say he tackles everything whatever size or shape also. We are on the rampage again. From a lineout on the right from Josh Kent we drive and release. Steven Abbey is held fifteen metres out but Jordan Kelly picks up and bustles to the line for a score within the half hour.
We get some impressive turnovers today. Mike Ryan, Barney and Elliot Sheepy are working hard at the breakdown. On this occassion Mike Ryan robs the ball and Steve Farrell on the left makes good progress. We have a scrum on the Manor Park 22 Jordan Kelly fires the pass to Steven Abbey who pops it to Mark Hyslop coming at pace. Despite the attention of most of the Manor park side Mark bustles his way to the line and touches down about two metres from touch.
0-22 after after about 40 minutes elapsed time.
A bit of pressure from Manor Park now and we are on our own line but a robbed lineout allows us to clear to midfield.
We're in the second period now with a lineout on the right about thirty metres out. Aaron Tolley takes it well and before any maul could be formed the ball is in the hands of Mike Ryan who races through unopposed to take the score to 29-0 and secure the important bonus point
Manor Park have their ten minutes or so. OC's temporarily gone off the boil. The MP pressure gets them to ten metres out and a couple of recycled charges opens up a gap for a converted score.
7-29 after about 20 minutes of the second period.
The OC's bench is now on the field. Jack Butler on the wing, Tom Clitherow in the back row and Mathew Kanes in the second row. Mathew was making his first appearance in the first team squad. We are fortunate to have talented youngsters who can step up to the demands. They all played well and will all be pressing for staring places.
Mike Ryan rounded off his excellent performance when he picked up from a scrum about 30 metres out and his pace was too much for the defence and he went over for his second try of the afternoon. It's hard to focus on individual peformances. Very few errors from anyone. The back row of Adam Barnett, Josh Soesan and Mike Ryan were formidable. Looking forward to the Woodrush encounter at home next weekend.

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SENIOR / COLTS TRAINING - 2017/18 Season!

This season OCs will be running a 1st XV, The Archers (a 2nd XV) and two Colts sides. Coaches will be Alan Roberts and Marc Thomas with Trent McMurray for Colts. Senior Training (17+) is every Tuesday and Thursday for rugby related fitness with ball skills. NEW PLAYERS OF ALL ABILITIES WELCOME. New Season Start date is Thursday 22nd June from 7pm.


Please read and note the latest letter from Warwickshire RFU Disciplinary Committee which sets out increased sanctions. Everyone should read this - not just PLAYERS but SPECTATORS and COACHES as well. PLEASE THINK ABOUT IT: SPECTATORS (you know who you are) BARRACKING FROM THE TOUCHLINE CAN INCITE THE PLAYERS. The officials do a difficult job and without them we would not be playing rugby - remember regardless of what you think they are always right - just accept it and quietly walk away. If you get carded you are letting down your team, even more so if you pick up a ban which is now likely to be extremely lengthy so READ about it HERE TAKE IT IN in and REMEMBER IT DURING THE GAME - do not let down your team and club.

Sponsorship Boards at OCRFC

We are in the process of reviewing and updating the various sponsor boards at OCRFC. If you are interested in having a sponsor board then please get in touch. Contact Symon Whitehouse by email symon@isos.co.uk.

Height Restriction Barrier

Barrier is now in place on the main gate with a height restriction of 2.1m.


The process for Club Cashback has changed when purchasing tickets for Wasps. You now enter the Club Code OLDCOV at the checkout stage on the Wasps ticketing site. Please CLICK HERE to read the quick guide.

Ladies Touch Rugby Training

Training for the ladies touch rugby team will be on Wednesdays at 7.30pm. Please contact Jenny Davies for further information by email jennydavies54.jd@gmail.com.


Dogs MUST be kept on a lead at all times, are NOT permitted on any of the playing areas and are NOT allowed in the clubhouse. Owners MUST clean up after their dogs. click here to see more


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Members are reminded that if they turn left out of the main gates on Tile Hill Lane into the bus lane then they could receive a fine.


News of match or training cancellations due to the weather will be posted by 5pm on Wednesdays and 9.15am on Sundays.

For Sunday training and matches, check the website after 9.15am after pitch inspection has taken place.

Wednesday Night Junior Training is cancelled for Wednesday 13th December. The Junior Committee Meeting planned for 6.30pm and the Coaches Meeting planned for 7.30pm will go ahead. Stay warm and safe!

Fixtures and Team News:-

Junior Section

All juniors players MUST BE registered with OCs to play and train. Therefore no form, no matches or training.

Please note for safety reasons parking will be not permitted on the main drive at OCs. Car sharing, walking, cycling are also encouraged. There is now an overflow parking area along side the 1st XV Pitch.

This season's Welcome Letter is available to download below.

Players /Parents please note that ALL players MUST change in the changing areas and MUST bring a change of clothes BEFORE entering the Clubhouse, thank you.

Junior Rugby New Season Welcome letter September 2017

OCs Mini Section flyer click here. Why not print it out and give it to others who might be interested in learning to play rugby for ages 6 to 12?

OCs Junior Section flyer click here. Why not print it out and give it to others who might be interested in learning to play rugby for ages 13 to 18


Under 6s - cancelled
Under 7s - cancelled
Under 8s - cancelled
Under 9s - cancelled
Under 10s - cancelled
Under 11s - cancelled
Under 12s - cancelled
Under 13s - cancelled
Under 14s - cancelled
Under 16s - cancelled

Events at Old Coventrians RFC:-


Sunday 31st December from 7.00pm til late .....
Deonnes - Vocals, traditional bagpipes & drums, hot food platters and party accessories.
For more information contact Jim Brady on 07546 949613 for your ticket from the bar.


Sunday 17th December from 10.30-11.30am. Bring your Santa Hats!
Wednesday 20th December - Xmas party 6.30pm - 9pm
Watch out .... Santa may pay a visit with his pixie helper !

OCRFC Pre Match Lunch Saturday 16 December 2017

OC's 1st XV v Woodrush, 2.15pm KO.
Please let Graham Burgoyne know if you require a table or an individual place.
£20 per head, sit down 12.45pm.

U15 & U16 Free Taster Sessions - Sat 16 Dec & 27 Jan

For boys in school years 10 and above
All levels of experience welcome so whether you've played before or want to give it a go come along and give it a try
Food will be provided
Contact Jane on 07931 589075.

Sunday 7 January 2018 Wasps V Saracens

Our mini & junior section players will be representing OCs in the Guard of Honour & Shirt Shake at the Ricoh
Further information regarding tickets will be available soon.

Function Room

Large Function Room available for private parties

Suitable for 120 seated or 150 plus for disco

Ideal for business meetings

Details/Pictures here.

Junior Section

Players (boys & girls) welcome from the ages 7 to 17

Sunday Mornings 10:30am until Noon

Wednesday 6:15pm until 7:30pm


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