Sunday, 5 February 2017

Push to the end of SEASON!

Well we have made it this far!

The push for the last part of the season is on,its Six Nations time, rugby is everywhere-including  the Feb issue of our newsletter,which  should be rattling around you inboxes please read it!

Today was a good day at the club with visiting teams from Wells -certainly lots of smiles in the U8s I was involved with - some great running passing and use of space, all bodes well for these young players making the step up to contact in September .

Club sprit seems to be on high after the Exeter chiefs trip - great weekend will definitely  do that one again !

Our next big "do" is Race night on the 24th March @ the club house much fun, merriment and fund raising to be had! please get your tickets as soon as they become available so we know we have good numbers.

This WEDNESDAY 8TH February- Tor are hosting YR7local schools matches please come along and support 15.30 K.O ...lets see if we can recruit some much needed U12s to  play for Tor on a Sunday out of school

Tournament season is fast approaching details below-

County Wide Festival 19TH MARCH
Land Rover Cup 26th MARCH
Yeovil Festival 23RD APRIL

Next week 12th Feb Home training see you there !- Remember your mouth guards under 8s!

Monday, 17 October 2016

New Season and a bit of Chat!

Welcome to the first instalment of “Chairman’s Chat” or Chairman’s “Tat” depending on your point of view!

These monthly round ups are designed to keep all members informed on what’s going on in the Minis and juniors and what we aim to achieve –
Firstly welcome to all new members it’s great to have you along for what promises to be another season of building on the great achievements’ made in the last 

We have good numbers up to and including U12s – unfortunately we just haven’t managed to sustain our u13s to u16s so for this season we need to focus on the groups we have- making sure we retain them and bring them through the Juniors section staying together as a team to be ready for playing for Tor senior squads ...these guys are the future of Tor rugby club

U11s and U12s
Great progress has been made on the training pitch which the under 11s put into practice in their first match –dominating upfront in a recent encounter with Wells U11s but not quite having the edge in  the final attack..This was worked on this weekend and these guys will be fully prepared for the Cheddar match- as a club we want to engage this group(u12s and u11s) as much as possible and like I said above retain them through the ranks to senior squads- that includes Mums and Dads being part of the club! So ideas please trips away, tours, visits’ to premiership clubs and the like – the club will do everything it can to provide these or make them more accessible - but as ever a volunteer to help organise these things won’t go amiss!

U9s and U10S
Wow! Numbers in the U9s keep going up! Seems they like the idea of full contact for the first time ! The under 10s are now fully contesting for the ball at rucks and mauls – some great determination being displayed in training –roll on their first match again at Cheddar.

U7sand U8s
Numbers again in these groups are well up- keeping “ Big Jim”  busy getting them ready for the challenge of full contact in the 9s and 10s –again these guys will have their first matches next week at Cheddar

U5s and U6s  
I spent a while watching them this weekend..What can I say organised mayhem! Christian, Stuart and his team doing a brilliant job with these guys –constantly running active and engaged throughout the session – and the noise! Lots of smiles laughing fun and different “rugby ball”games !

Girls squad
We are very keen to have girls in all age groups- when they reach U12s they are no longer permitted to play in mixed teams- so this week I got all the girls together from the U9s upwards including the u13s girls that have stuck with us..the idea being these girls will go on to form Tor Ladies squad in the future, this week’s session was about getting together and having a bit of a fun game for the last ½ hour of normal training -oh and letting Isabelle demonstrate her awesome tackling ability that has stopped many a boy in their tracks! Next home training session we will concentrate more on the age groups  with the older girls acting as mentors -again this will be  for the last half hour of “normal” squad training ..Parents please spread the word that we welcome girls of all ages and abilities 
Girls in action ..

Other stuff-
“Grown ups” Christmas party! – it’s about time the parents had some fun at the club so we have a planned a party with food and disco and everything! - very grown up !!?
 Parents Christmas Party, Friday 2nd Dec, 8 till late, disco and hog roast. £10 a ticket or £15 for two!
Help raise a couple of quid for the kids and have fun doing it.
Tickets on sale NOW – please get in touch or via face book or on a Sunday see your coach!

Monday, 22 August 2016

New Season

The new season is nearly upon us!

Join us on Sunday 4th at September at 10:30 at Tor RFC, Glastonbury!

We offer sessions for all ages. Newcomers welcome - no previous experience necessary (and sometimes an advantage!).

U6/U5 (Reception/Yr 1) - fun and games with a rugby ball!  (approx 45 mins)
U7 and U8 - tag rugby (approx 60 mins)
U9 upwards - age grade contact (approx 60 mins, sometimes a litte longer if weather is good!).

See our "Registration" page for details of our fees for the season.

First couple of sessions free - come and along and see if you like it (and we think you will!).

Can't wait that long? Come and see us at the Merriman park fun day on Sat September 3rd!

Tuesday, 15 March 2016


The County Wide Festival is nearly here ..please could all parents/player take the time to look at your age group page to see venue details..arrival times,car parking match programme etc etc 

Thank you all for your support ..just think where we were 3 seasons ago ..and now look at us being invited to play in these prestigious Festivals getting or mini rugby out there!

Please could all U7S,U8S,U9S and U10S confirm if they are attending via

Many Thnaks

The Tor  M+J team

Friday, 11 March 2016


Calling all members ITS FESTIVAL TIME!

 The run in to the end of the season is traditionally festival time,its what the players have been working towards all year and a great opportunity to get out there, play lots of other teams and spread the good name and rugby spirit of Tor RFC Mini and Junior section....
To play in a festival all players HAVE TO BE REGISTERED MAKE SURE YOU HAVE REGISTERED YOUR CHILD...if unsure ASK THIS SUNDAY or contact us via FB,email etc ..WE NEED A PASSPORT SIZE PHOTO OF YOUR CHILD FOR THEIR REGISTRATION CARD ...please bring on SUNDAY 13TH or respond to Stuarts email going out with electronic photo.
13TH Training @ Tor -please bring pass port style photos for festival players or email one to Stuart -festival details will be available

20th County Festival- U7s U8S U9s U10s-details will be available this Sunday and emails sent
27th Break
3RD Training @ Tor
10th LAND ROVER CUP U11 + U12s only
17th YEOVIL FESTIVAL U7s upwards
24th CHEDDAR FESTIVAL U7s upwards
1st May Break -or get running in your TOR top on the Glastonbury fun run!
Its a busy time but as we said at the beginning of the post this is the best bit getting out there and playing other teams!
Thanks for all your continuing support TOR M+J team

Saturday, 6 February 2016


After looking at the pitches there are just too many areas of waterlogged ground to safely put on the matches with Wells so we have had to cancel the fixture...BUT WE WILL BE OPENING UP THE CLUB HOUSE AND PUTTING ON BACON BUTTIES AND COFFEE FOR 10.30 -there may also be a chance of running some limited training for the U9s combined with the U10s and U11s with the u12S
U15S please come along for a run !!
SO COME ON DOWN ANYWAY! -will get the big screen on for the kids to watch,the Sunday papers for parents to read!? ..chill out with a bacon buttiie and hot drink for half an hour have a chat - Coaches and Volunteers will be around so if you wanted to chat about helping next season we can give you lots of info and encouragement!
U9s and upwards BRING BOOTS MOUTH GUARDS AND CHANGE OF CLOTHES in-case we do managed to get a run around for and hour or so !!!
Cheers from M+J team!

Thursday, 21 January 2016


Thanks’ for a great turn out last weekend!

Various Tor teams took on the cold and muddy conditions as well as teams from Crewkerne
The aim was to keep warm get muddy have fun then back to the club House for Sausage Chips and cake..all in no particular order..An aim I think all players achieved judging by all the muddy smiley faces! ..And even some on the coaches! –I managed to see a couple of the age groups and watched some brilliant play-real teamwork going on out there ..Very proud!

Thank you to all those who brought cakes to the cake sale -it was a record week for kitchen takings- which is a very important fund raising stream for the Minis and Juniors’ ..We are at Home again this week with teams from Chard visiting so more cake please!


The weather could well be similar as last week so please remember to bring a change of clothes for the players and leave as much mud as possible outside the club house!- Cheers

We had a Minis and Juniors committee meeting last Sunday evening –thanks to all that came it was a really good meeting lots of positive discussion and ideas to get us through the rest of the season and build for the 16/17 season..I will write up the minutes and get the key points out early next week..
One of the main points from the meeting was that we need more volunteers for 16/17 ..a quick round up surmised that we could do with around six more people on the coaching team..Specifically in the following areas..

U5/U6s coach and assistant needed–(Stuart would like to run two groups next season U5s and U6s)
U7S- coach and assistant needed –(Jim will be moving up with existing group of players to U8s he will also be spearheading setting up  Girls teams U13 upwards with Josh)
Juniors- U13,U14,U15,U16s- We really want to build on the success of the U15s this  season and target all Junior sections for 16/17 for this we need at least two coaches and assistants
As a coach/Assistant you will be part of a great team and part of the RFU family –training courses range from “Rugby Ready” al the way through to Level 1 and Level 2 ..These can be arranged to suit you..The main thing is if you think you would like to give it a go let any of the coaches know and join in! – You will be working closely with existing coaches at all times so no need to worry!
If you don’t fancy running around coaching and would like to help in other ways let us know- not only do the coaches coach on a Sunday they also spend a lot of their time behind the scenes  - Kitchen team, fund raising, sponsorship, safeguarding compliance, membership administration. Communications’-social media ,flyers. Liaising with local Schools +RFU. Organising fixtures.. ..washing muddy kits…marking out pitches…cutting grass..

Or speak to John,Andrew,Josh or Rob..or ANY of the team