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Cambridge Rugby Shield

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04
May 15

The club is offering a Strength & Conditioning internship running from 20th June to September, and possibly beyond.  This is great experience for the right person.  Closing date for applications is 22 May.  See here for details and how to apply.

03
May 15

Job title: Assistant Physiotherapist

Salary: To be discussed at interview.

Closing date: 22/05/2015

Contract type: Fixed Term (Part time)

Description:

This is an exciting opportunity for a Physiotherapist to join the medical department at Cambridge Rugby.

The successful applicant will report to the Director of Rugby and will assist the Head Physiotherapist in providing Sports Physiotherapy to the 1st XV and 2nd XV and assisting in developing this service.

The Assistant Physiotherapist will assist the Head Physiotherapist in coordinating and implementing the medical plan and Sports Physiotherapy service provision at training and 1st XV matches as agreed. This will cover medical, rehabilitation, injury prevention and specialised duties as required.

This role will require a flexible approach to working hours and involves evening and weekend working. Regular in-service training and external CPD funding will be provided as will mentoring and regular appraisal.

Essential:

  • Be available for Tuesday and Thursday training sessions approx. 5.30-8.15pm, and every Saturday for home and away 1st XV games.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and manage the players, other members of staff to maintain the professionalism of the medical team.
  • UK Driving license.
  • Successfully provide diagnosis and oversee treatment and rehabilitation.

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of the unique demands of semi-professional rugby.
  • A desire to work in high performance sport, work hard and improve professionally as a physiotherapist.
  • Working towards a BSc (Hons) or MSc Physiotherapy qualification or similar.

How to apply:

Please send a CV with a covering letter to Rowland Winter (Director of Rugby) at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Please note that only candidates invited for Interview will be contacted. If you have not been contacted within 7 days of the closing date, I am afraid you have been unsuccessful with your application.

03
May 15

Job title: Head Physiotherapist

Salary: To be discussed at interview.

Closing date: 22/05/2015

Contract type: Fixed Term (Part time)

Description:

This is an exciting opportunity for a Head Physiotherapist to join the medical department at Cambridge Rugby.

The successful applicant will report to the Director of Rugby and will be responsible for the provision of Sports Physiotherapy to the 1st XV and 2nd XV and assisting in developing this service.

The Head Physiotherapist will be responsible for coordinating and implementing the medical plan and Sports Physiotherapy service provision at training and 1st XV matches as agreed. This will cover medical, rehabilitation, injury prevention and specialised duties as required.

This role will require a flexible approach to working hours and involves evening and weekend working. Regular in-service training and external CPD funding will be provided as will mentoring and regular appraisal.

Essential:

  • Be available for Tuesday and Thursday training sessions approx. 5.30-8.15pm, and every Saturday for home and away 1st XV games.
  • BSc (Hons) or MSc Physiotherapy qualification, be a Chartered Physiotherapist registered with the HPC, and be a Member of the CSP.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and manage the players, other members of staff to maintain the professionalism of the medical team.
  • UK Driving license.
  • Successfully provide diagnosis and oversee treatment and rehabilitation.

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of the unique demands of semi-professional rugby.
  • A desire to work in high performance sport, work hard and improve professionally as a physiotherapist.

How to apply:

Please send a CV with a covering letter to Rowland Winter (Director of Rugby) at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Please note that only candidates invited for Interview will be contacted.

If you have not been contacted within 7 days of the closing date, I am afraid you have been unsuccessful with your application.

23
Jan 15

Squad building for 2015/16

We are pleased to announce that 9 Players have put pen to paper and re-signed for the 2015/16 season.

Stefan Liebenberg, Steve Hipwell, Martin Wolfenden, Ross Kevan, Jack Green, Albert Portsmouth, James Stokes, Matthew Worrall-Clare and Mike Gillick have all committed to another season, with more set to sign next week.

Director of Rugby, Rowland Winter, says "We aim to retain all of our current squad so we can build stability and consistency heading towards next season. We are delighted that these players recognise that the club is moving forward and developing. They are a vital part of our plans to progress and a real statement of intent for the club to build on the strong foundations built over the last two seasons."

The Blood & Sand have also added a few new faces to the current squad over the last month, here is some background on our new additions.

  • Matt Howling - (Back Row) Matt arrived in the UK at Christmas from New Zealand. He is 22 and plays in the back row. Matt has played ITM Cup rugby for North Harbour and represented Tonga U20 at the Junior RWC 2011.
  • Tom Ellis - (Back Row) Tom, 22, has played for Bath Rugby in the A League whilst studying Sports Science at Bath University. He joins, via a short spell playing in America, from Jersey RFC.
  • Jim Wigglesworth - (Fullback/Wing) Jim, 21, joined Cambridge in 2013/14 and after an impressive season including an England Counties call up was snapped up by Bedford. Jim has rejoined on a short term loan deal to pick up extra game time.
  • Tom Whiteley - (Scrum Half) Tom, 19, joins on dual-registration from Saracens. He was part of this season's A League winning side alongside Blood & Sand regular Kennet O'Neill.
  • James Fish - (Hooker) James, 19, joins on dual-registration from Northampton Saints. James is part of the England U20 squad.
22
Jan 15

Twelve Cambridge Selections for U20s Representation

Proving the future is indeed bright for Blood and Sand, 9 players have been selected to represent Eastern Counties U20s in their upcoming fixture against North Midlands this Sunday.  And 3 of our players are representing Hertfordshire U20s

Congratulations and good luck go to:

  • Jack Pilditch
  • Patrick Marmion
  • Rob Smith
  • Ben Penfold
  • Austin Beckett
  • Ryan Headington
  • Zak Evans
  • Hugo Chambre
  • Kayode Awobowale
    (Eastern Counties)

  • Kennet O'Neill
  • George Elliott
  • Charles Woollard
    (Herfordshire)

The Eastern Counties fixture kicks off at 2.15 at the Davey Field, Shelford.

Special mention should also go out to Luca Williams who has been selected from the Eastern Counties U18s team to represent London & South East U18s at the next level. Luca is now training with our senior squad.

 

05
Nov 14

10 from the club attain RFU Level 2 Coaching Qualification

Ten members of CRUFC completed their RFU Level 2 coaching qualification last weekend. As part of the current development at the club, focus is heavily on improving the standard of coaching across the mini, youth and senior sections of the club. It can only be good for the future of the club that we now have ten more with recognised coaching qualifications, the successful candidates were :

  • James Hodge
  • Dick Tinley
  • Albert Portsmouth
  • Sam Sandercock
  • John Creighton
  • Charl Farquar
  • Ben Penfold
  • Gareth Baxter
  • David Marlin
  • Pat Chalklin
13
Aug 14

There have been a few new faces arrive at Volac Park over summer so here is an overview of the combined 1st XV and Development XV squad Ins and Outs for the coming 2014-15 season.

We currently have 10-12 players not listed below who are training with the side during pre-season. If / when they officially join, they will be added to the squad list.

Retained

Forwards:

  • Will Allard
  • Tom Jones
  • Curtis Weaver
  • Calum Miller
  • Ean Griffiths
  • James Palmer
  • Gareth Baxter
  • Martin Wolfenden
  • Ollie Marriott
  • Gareth McComb
  • Louis Rawlings
  • Steve Hipwell
  • Simon Johnson
  • Joe Collingham

 

Backs:

  • Ross Kevan
  • Jack Green
  • Ben Penfold
  • Huw Morgan
  • Albert Portsmouth
  • James Ayrton
  • Mike Ayrton
  • Mike Gillick
  • Mike Stanway
  • James Stokes

Progressed from U18s to Development Squad

Forwards:

  • Euan Dingwall
  • Patrick Marmion
  • Hugo Chambre

 

Backs:

  • Ryan Headington
  • Olly Venni
  • Rob Smith
  • Sam Hirons

New additions

Forwards:

  • Ricky McFarlane (Barking)
  • Charles Woollard (Saracens Academy)
  • Ellis Stanyon (London Irish Wild Geese)
  • Gino Belmonte (Bromsgrove)
  • Pete Kolakowski (Peterborough)
  • Tom Armes (Bedford Blues)
  • James Blackmore (Old Northamptonians)

 

Backs:

  • Stef Liebenberg (Old Albanians)
  • Gerard Boshoff (Leicester Lions)
  • Corey Hircock (Bedford Blues)
  • Matt Goode (Chinnor)
  • Kolade Awobowale (Old Cooperians)
  • Kayode Awobowale (Old Cooperians)
  • George Elliott (Bedford Blues)

Outgoing

Name (destination if known)

1st XV: Jamal Ford-Robinson (Cornish Pirates), Ben Brownlie (Nottingham), Jim Wigglesworth (Bedford), Paul Diggin (Northampton BBOB), Dan Hemingway (Retired due to injury), Jack Daly (Old Albanians), Sam Harry (DR - back to Saints), Jethro Rawlings (released), Rob Conquest (Darlington Mowden Park) Development XV: Fraser Hall (Diss), Jordan Brew (Old Northamptonians), Grant Lowe (Sydney based club on travels), Tom Dougherty (Bishop Stortford), Bry White, John Hale, Dan Brotherton, Jordan Husband, Matt Dunn, Seb Clark, Alex Leo (all released)

06
May 14

Cambridge's Development squad ended the season on a huge high as they beat Ely's 1st XV on their own patch in a bruising Senior County Cup Final. It finished 22-10 to the Blood & Sand youngsters, who had to scrap all the way for their victory.

The average age of the Development squad on the day was 19.75 years of age. Ely are Level 9 and CRUFC Development are Level 7. And eventually, depsite a lesson in dogged determination from the Tigers, Scott Murphy's youngsters soaked up the pressure and the hits and won through with an extraordinarilly mature performance.

'Smurf' was proud of the way his side has come on this term: "The ability of the boys who played was impressive. I counted four 17 year olds on the pitch and it was literally men against boys at times. They're not going to get many tougher games than this even if they make it to National League rugby. That could be the toughest game any of them ever play. Ben Penfold had a very mature game on the day and pulled the strings from 12, despite the fact he's a 10. He's got a bright future in the game."

Winger Mike Brennan opened the scoring five minutes in after storming work from the oustanding Conor Gracey. Penfold missed the conversion from out wide but made amends with a four flawless penalties from around the park, three before the extended half-time interval for a 14-nil lead.

Cambridge prop Tom Jones, after a fine first half performance, lay prone for 40-odd minutes waiting for an ambulance after a nasty leg injury, and the contest literally became a game of two halves with Ely marauding back after the break.

Tigers landed a penalty of their own, and scored a converted try as they took the game to the Blood & Sand with no quarter asked or given for 14-10.

Another Penfold pen left the hosts needing two scores to win, then hooker James Palmer crossed the Ely line to end any doubt as to the result.

The National League experience of Calum Miller, Palmer, Jones, Gracey and Penfold stood them in good stead as they brought composure to their less experienced team-mates.

"The future for the Club is bright. We have some very good players pushing through. Everyone plays the same way, we'll push them and develop them as players. We've come a long way since Bedford in September. It's been a really enjoyable season and hopefully we can have many more like it."

DevSquad

Team:

Calum Miller
James Palmer
Tom Jones
Seb Clarke
Hugo Chambre
Euan Dingwall
Liam St John
Conor Gracey
Rob Smith
Olly Venni
Mike Brennan
Ben Penfold (c)
Ryan Headington
Ben Peach
Tom Wells

Bench:

Charlie Mayou
Patrick Marmion
Chris Winton
Alex Howell

Report: Steve Jackson

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