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AUTUMN CUP: Croxley rugby club launches new tournament to keep members playing throughout winter 

 Published on: 26th October 2020   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

Chess Valley RFC have found a new way to adapt to COVID measures which prevent the club playing contact rugby.

Without normal fixtures, the club have launched a series of internal tournaments between October and Christmas which have been named the Chess Valley Autumn Cup series.

Andy Smith, club safeguarding officer, said the new tournaments are a way to keep everyone at the club playing rugby despite the new restrictions.

He said: “Just like all walks of life the pandemic has hit community rugby clubs hard with the suspension of competitive contact rugby.

“But at Chess Valley we have embraced this challenge and used the new non-contact version of our support to bring players and coaches from across all our groups together in a fantastic intra club festival for everyone.

Andy added that all the matches abide by COVID safety measures and are a great way to get into rugby.

He said: “Matches are played in a COVID safe way and there has been a real community spirit to all the events so far.

“This version of rugby is a great away for new or returning players to get into rugby and we would welcome with open arms anyone thinking of giving rugby a go.”

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