Aretians RFC: A community-focused rugby club

Aretians RFC, Little Stoke, Bristol.

Aretians RFC are the local, community focused, family friendly rugby club. We are based on Station Road, Little Stoke, and play our rugby on Little Stoke playing fields, which is in the middle of Bradley Stoke, Stoke Gifford, and Patchway.

Our seniors finished last season only losing two games after Christmas and winning the Gloucester Cup. This season we are really looking to “push on”.

There is a totally new management in place – New Club Captain Sean Tucker and Vice Captain Pete Lamb have put together a great team, and, with guidance from County level coaching duo Andy Nethercott and Adrian Tayler, Aretians are looking to strive for honours this season.

Anyone looking to join an ambitious, new team, please get in touch (see below) or come along to a training session on a Tuesday between 7pm and 9pm.

We will make all new players of any ability very welcome. New players’ annual subs are currently half price at £30. We run three teams, so even if you just fancy a social fun game, please come along.

Aretians RFC Juniors run teams from under-7s right through to under-15s. These are recently formed teams, and all sides are looking to strengthen for the coming season’s full fixture lists. All new players are completely free for their first season, and £25 per season after that, which is by far the best value rugby your child can get anywhere. We have a strong group of coaches all of whom are RFU qualified, DBS checked, and most are first aid qualified.

Aretians Juniors’ focus is on fun. Unlike a lot of clubs we don’t take it too seriously, and don’t buy into the win at all costs attitude that some clubs have, although winning is nice!

If your child would like to give it a go, please get in touch. All age groups train/play on a Sunday morning, and the older groups also train on a Thursday evening.

Aretians RFC Girls: Boys and girls can play together up to the age of 13 and are then segregated. We have lots of girls in the younger groups and are looking towards an under-13/14s girls team in the near future. If you know of any girls that are interested in taking up the sport, especially after the England RFU women’s recent triumph in the World Cup, then please come along any Sunday between 10.15am and 11.30am.

Aretians Rugby Cubs is a group centred on young children’s first steps into sport. We run a 2-3yr old group, and a 4-5yr old group. The sessions are held every Sunday 10.15am to 11.30am on Little Stoke playing fields (from October indoors at Patchway Community College’s sports hall).

We try to teach children the ABC’s of sport: Acceleration, Balance, and Co-ordination, whilst making everything fun, fun, fun. This is completely free to everyone that trains, and we even do free sausage and chips after the sessions for all who take part.

For more information, call Steve Hayward on 07967 023043 or find us on Facebook.

Aretians RFC (Juniors), Little Stoke, Bristol.

This article originally appeared in the September 2014 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine, delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,450 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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