Season Beginning: dates, events and kit distribution

Season Beginning: dates, events and kit distribution

By Giulia Iannucci
24th August 2018
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All the information you need for the start of this new season of great rugby

First weekend Date – Sunday 2nd September 10am -11.30am/12pm

For the first two Sundays of the season, all age groups will be at Broom Rd in Teddington.

On arrival at Broom Rd you will be asked to register your child(ren) and get a stamp to confirm you have paid your membership fees. Please ensure you do this as it enables us to distribute the kit more effectively.

Once registered, please go to the appropriate pitch with your child and start training. Details of which age group will be on which pitch will be displayed on the morning.

Kit Distribution

As in previous years, your membership package includes a Harlequins playing kit as used by the professional club.

In a change from previous seasons, the kit will be used for both the 2018/19 season and 2019/2020. Please bear this in mind when deciding whether the kit your child is allocated is suitable.

Once training has started we will invite the children age group by age group to the kit distribution tent. We ask politely, that parents do NOT accompany their children, the team involved in handing the kit out will give the children what they believe is a suitable size.

The children will then be sent back to their training pitch. At this point if you are unhappy with the size of the kit your child has been allocated, please take it and your child to the returns tent, where the team will attempt to rectify the problem.

Please be aware we will not accept kit that has been used as a return.

It would be very helpful if your child knows their shoe size to aid the allocation of the correct sized socks.

After the first two weekends, kit will only be available by prior arrangement.

Start of season BBQ

After training on the 9th we are inviting everyone over to The Anglers for a start of season get together. The Anglers will be providing BBQ food at reduced cost for the club.

Please join us for a drink and some food!


OPRO will be available on both the 2nd and 9th to purchase custom mouth guards.
Please see the attached flyer for details Flyer

Harlequins Shop

The Harlequin Professionals pop up shop will be available on the 2nd for an opportunity to buy the new season merchandise. The will be offered with the standard club discounts.


Every Sunday your children should arrive for training with the appropriate equipment to play rugby.

For all children this includes:

  • Suitable footwear - Trainers when the ground is hard or for those inside, otherwise rugby boots
  • Suitable clothing - Please make sure that no jewelry or exposed metal zips are worn
  • Water - It is important that children stay hydrated whilst participating in sport, please therefore make sure they have water bottles.
  • Mouth guard - For children in the Under 9s and above a mouth guard is required and your child will not be able to participate in the contact aspects of the training without one.

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