Adapted schedule during the COVID-19 pandemic: the “General information” section below does not apply while Covid-19 restrictions are in place. Join us (men & women) for training on Saturdays, starting 5th September, at Regent’s Park from 11am to 1pm.
Date: Saturday 5th September and each Saturday thereafter
Venue: Regent’s Park
Pitch: 1 or 2, the two closest to the Hub (to be confirmed each week a day in advance) – click here for more details
For who: Men’s Performance and Development Squads. Women’s Squads
Dressing Room Access: There is none due to COVID-19. Come changed or get changed on the side of the pitch
Please bring your own water bottles and hand sanitizer
For all of our safety, please do not attend training if you have a high temperature, a new continuous cough or a loss or change of your sense of smell. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/
Return to Play
As regards a return to play, we are at stage C of the RFU’s six stage return to rugby programme. Please see links below for more information:
– RFU’s Return to rugby roadmap
– RFU’s Restarting competitive grassroots rugby
General information (not applicable at the moment because of COVID-19 restrictions):
Our preseason training runs from mid-July until end of August in Hyde Park on Mondays and Wednesdays.
During the regular season, from September to April, we train at Coram’s Fields, our Wednesday location. This is the most central rugby training facility in London, within 2 minutes walk from Russell Square and 5 minutes from Holborn/Chancery Lane/King’s Cross St. Pancras tube stations. This translates to a maximum tube journey time of 20 minutes for anyone located in up to Zone 3.
The 3G Tiger-turf (shock-absorbing) and floodlight pitch is a top-quality facility. Secure changing facilities and showers are provided. Physios are on hand to assess players and give massages and treatment. As with all Belsize training some social re-hydration is recommended in the neighbouring pub afterwards.
Mandatory footwear is non-metallic moulded or plastic or rubber studs (cleats) and these must be perfectly round/circular (No edges or blades or triangles etc. permitted). Trainers may be worn by backs but are NOT RECOMMENDED.
We have 24 coaches including Professional players.
Coram’s Fields, 93 Guilford St, WC1N 1DN – enter via the back entrance to the pitches just off Brunswick Square.