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Portsmouth RFC are sad to announce the death of Graham “Sid” Street, who had a long association with the club and had managed the First Team.

Chris Jones is our latest recruit to the senior coaching team. Joining us at Pompey after a sabbatical from club rugby due to the covid pandemic, Chris is currently a member of the Hampshire RFU senior mens coaching team. Chris began his coaching career with Gosport & Fareham in 2007 and has also worked with United Services Portsmouth. We welcome Chris to the club, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with him and we wish him all the best for the upcoming season.

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Matt Wake as coach of PRFC. Matt joins us having recently coached local rivals Petersfield and is currently the Hampshire U17s men’s coach. Matts journey in Rugby coaching started at Portsmouth University in 2007 and he has worked with London Irish, Hampshire RFU and United Services Portsmouth. Please give Matt a warm welcome to the club, we wish him and the senior squad all the best for a successful campaign next season.

The Club are pleased to announce the opening of the newly refurbished gym as of Tuesday 29th March. Gym access is only available to fully paid-up members of the club. This includes Social/VP/Lifetime members. Parents of Junior members wishing to use the gym will be expected to hold one of the previously mentioned memberships in their own right. Members wishing to have access to the gym may register to do so by completing the terms and conditions on the following link. Once that had been processed you will receive a text message, telling you how to download the August App which is required for access to the gym. Once you have installed the App please register an account and you should then be able to access the gym. Tom Radbourne and Natasha Davison have agreed to manage the gym in respect of membership. Their contact details are as follows:…

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We have been asked to dr your attention to this article by Hampshire RFU and Hampshire Rugby Referees Dear Players, Coaches & Supporters Please can you communicate the message below as widely as possible throughout your club, we all have a responsibility for respect within our game. It will not have gone unnoticed by most players, supporters and officials that the game we love is facing some difficult times with regards to Match Official abuse. Rugby is based on respect something we have jealously guarded for many years. We all have a part to play in maintaining this. This week HRR had a session at our Training Meeting on how to deal with the chain of events that can lead to a Red Card for words aimed at an Official. If earlier relationships can be built between the captains, referees & players there is a greater change conflict will be…

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Dear Member You will be aware of just how popular women’s rugby is becoming in the UK at this time. England Women are ranked No 1 in the world and narrowly missed out on winning the Women’s World Cup in November. We at Portsmouth RFC are immensely proud of the success of our two Valkyries sides who are both riding high in their respective leagues. Not many clubs can put out two ladies’ teams on a regular basis and it is a testament to all the players, management and coaching staff that we do so. Another successful part of the club is the Junior section, which is thriving and growing very quickly. So much so, we are looking to hire more ground at Rugby Camp from Portsmouth City Council to allow even more Juniors to train safely on a Sunday morning. However, one area where we would like to encourage…

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After over 50 years as player, captain, chairman & president of Portsmouth RFC Peter Golding has decided to stand down. Peter is not leaving the club and will still be a regular supporter on the balcony and at away fixtures. I’m sure there will be many tributes made to Peter for his outstanding contribution(s) over many years to Portsmouth RFC, Hampshire RFU, The RFU and rugby in general. Nigel Morgan has agreed to be co-opted on to the committee for the rest of the season as President elect and will be formally elected as President at the next AGM. Please join me in welcoming Nigel and saying a heartfelt thankyou to Peter. Ian Alvey is standing down as 1st Team manager and this role is being taken up by Mike Caspall and Bungle. Gareth Richards is also standing down as head coach at the end of the season and the coaching team is…

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The senior fixtures for the 2021-2022 season have been announced. Here’s a calendar for the 1st XV, 2nd XV, 3rd XV, Veterans, Valkyries 1st XV and Valkyries 2nd XV. Download

After an absence of nigh-on 18-months, it’s time to celebrate the return to the beloved game by staging our first pre-match lunch of the new season! The date will be Saturday, 11th September when we host Gosport & Fareham RFC in a friendly at Rugby Camp. We would like this to be a rip-roaring occasion as we return to normality and it would be wonderful if we could pack the club with members, past and present! We would love to see tables full of Valkyries, tables full of the Junior section, tables full of Vets and even Colts! Also, tables full of potential sponsors! The day commences from 12noon when the bar will open and we will sit-down for lunch at 1230 to 1245pm. The match kick-off time is 3pm. The three-course meal (see menu below) costs £20 per head and will be cooked by our very own Jim Martin,…

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This year Opro will not be doing a club visit so gumshields will be online ordering only. Ordering through Opro gives a 10% discount & club gets credits towards sports equipment. Download