Friday, 26 May 2017

Annual General Meeting - 26 July, 2017


DORSET & WILTS. RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION LTD

SECOND CALLING NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual General Meeting of Dorset & Wilts. RFU Limited
will be held at the Salisbury RFC Clubhouse on Wednesday, 26 July, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
AGENDA
1.         To note attendance and any apologies
2.         To note (with or without amendments) the minutes of the previous AGM
3.         To receive and approve reports from the Hon. General Secretary and on behalf of the D&W Committee about the affairs of the Constituent Body since the previous AGM
4.         To note the financial statement for the previous year[1] and receive the Hon Treasurer’s Report with a draft financial statement for the current financial year
5.         To elect the Officers for the coming year, being: the President, the Hon. Secretary; the Hon. Treasurer and the Immediate Past President
6.         To elect Members of the Committee for the ensuing year, including:
            - 4 representatives from each of the 2 Counties, plus
            - RFU Representative
            - Deputy Treasurer
            - Chair of Competitions Sub-Committee
            - Chairman of Governance Sub-committee
            - Chairman of Disciplinary Panel/Sub-committee
            - Chairmen of Club Development/Sub-committee
            - Chairman of Rugby Development Partnership/Sub-committee
7.         To elect any new Vice-Presidents and/or Life Members
8          To consider a resolution dis-applying the provisions of the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act, 2014, relating to the obligation to appoint Auditors
9.         To consider any other motion or business that has been submitted in writing to Hon. General Secretary by 30 April, duly proposed by one Member and seconded by another Member
10.       To hear any other relevant matter for the consideration of the Committee during the ensuing year (details of which must have been submitted in writing to Hon. General Secretary not less than 48 hours before the time for which the AGM has been convened) but on which no voting shall be allowed
11.       Announcement of annual awards; and any Cup draws for 2017/18

Dated: 17 May, 2017                                                               [Please see the Notes hereunder]
 Nick Dark, Hon. General Secretary




NOTES TO SECOND CALLING NOTICE AND AGENDA


1.         Following incorporation of Dorset & Wilts. RFU Ltd as a registered society under the
Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act, 2014, the AGM has to be conducted in accordance with the Constitution, which means that: -
(a)        Nominations for the election of Officers and other Committee members (which must have the consent of the nominee) have to be sent in writing so as to reach Hon. General Secretary by 30 April;
(b)        Proposals for additions or alterations to the Constitution (which must be proposed by one Member[2] and seconded by another Member) have to be sent in writing so as to reach Hon. General Secretary by 30 April;
(c)        Under the Regulations duly passed since the 2007 AGM, details of any other relevant matter for the consideration of the Committee during the ensuing year must be submitted in writing to Hon. General Secretary beforehand and not less than 48 hours before the time for which the AGM has been convened.

2.         The nominations made are set out on the next page, together with explanatory notes.

3.         The provisions of the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act, 2014 oblige us to appoint qualified auditors (which would represent an inordinate expense for us) each year; but the Act also allows for this requirement to be dispensed with in the following circumstances: -
(a)           Where the assets and turnover of the organisation are below certain levels[3];
(b)           Where the Constitution so allows (which ours does) and;
(c)           Where the appropriate Resolution is passed at the AGM (provided that less than 20% of votes at the AGM are cast against the resolution and that less than 10% of the membership votes against the resolution.




Nominations for Election at AGM 2017

The Officers who, by reason of their office, are automatically on every committee or sub-committee

Explanatory Note – Under Rule 12.1 of D&W’s Constitution
the Officers of the Constituent Body shall be: -
President
Stuart Murrow [Chippenham]
Hon. Secretary
Gerald Burden [Independent]
Hon. Treasurer
John Palmer [Dorchester]
Immediate Past President
John Constable [Swanage & Wareham]
and the Committee which is known as the D&W Council
Explanatory Note – Under Rule 13 the Committee (i.e. the D&W Council) shall consist of The Officers - so, the above - plus 7 (or more, but not exceeding 20) other elected members; and D&W has previously resolved that these should include: -
4 Dorset Club Representatives
out of these five candidates*

Dave Harris [Dorchester]
Donovan Lynaghan [
East Dorset]
Chris Davis [
Weymouth & Portland]
Joy Pentney [
Blandford Forum]
James Cook [
Dorset Dockers]
4 Wilts. Club  Representatives,
out of these five candidates*

Alistair Morrison [Trowbridge]
Greg Ayliffe [
Chippenham]
Dave Dove [
Salisbury]
Richard Bourne [
Salisbury]
Dave Wookey [
Salisbury]
* Explanatory Note – The D&W Committee has the power to co-opt, so those candidates who are not elected
  under Rule 13 may still be co-opted, subject to Rule 11.2
plus the following: -
RFU Representative [elected separately earlier in each year]
Ron Jones [Westbury; Trowbridge]
Deputy President
[TBA]
Deputy Treasurer
Alison Hunter [Weymouth & Portland]
Chair of Competitions
Clive Drake [North Dorset]
Chairman of Governance
Arthur Bowden [Salisbury]
Chair of Disciplinary Panel
Philip Kennedy [Wheatsheaf]
Chairs of Club Development
Alan Ottaway and Jon Monaghan
Chair of Rugby Development
Chris Jones [Devizes]
Explanatory Note – without prejudice to either Rule 7.2 (which provides that General Meetings shall be chaired by either the President or the Immediate President if they are available) or Rule 13.2 (which provides that the D&W Council should itself elect its own Chairman) the AGM should be aware that the trial appointment is proposed for
the 2017-18 season of -
Chairman
of Council and Management Board
George McElroy [Independent]




[1]  Copies of the financial statement have previously been sent to clubs but are available upon application.

[2]  Being: a duly elected Officer or Committee member; the RFU Representative; each affiliated Club
[3]  Currently set at: assets of less than £2.8m; and turnover of less than £5.6m for the year

Saturday, 6 May 2017

National u20s Championship Final @ Moseley RFC


Cheshire 29 v 20 Dorset & Wilts.

The Twin Counties youngsters came up against a well-drilled Cheshire side, which possessed the strongest front five forwards that the Dorset & Wilts u20s had found themselves up against in this season’s competition.

 Dorset & Wilts made the worst possible start, conceding a try almost directly from the kick off and receiving the ball.  An attempted clearance kick was charged down, with Cheshire fly half Josh Morris reacting quickest, pouncing on the loose ball to touch down for a try and then slot the conversion to put his team into a seven points to nil lead.  A few minutes later, and before Dorset & Wilts had mounted a significant attack, Morris converted a penalty to add another three points to his team’s tally.




Dorset & Wilts managed to win some useful possession and pressured Cheshire into mistakes, with centre Rhodri Hopkins opening the Twin Counties account with two successful penalty kicks.


Although the Dorset &Wilts team had the edge in the lineout, the Cheshire pack now had their Dorset & Wilts counterparts under pressure in the set scrum; and, following a series of plays, Cheshire crossed again for their second try, with Morris again converting.



Then three minutes before the break, Dorset & Wilts scrum half Ciaran Johnston broke clear and weaved his way past floundering defenders to touch down for a try; and, with Hopkins landing the conversion, the Twin Counties were very much back in the game.


Going into the second half 17 points to 13 down, the Twin Counties were soon in trouble again, defending on their own try line,  Replacement Sam Vivan was sent to the sin bin for 10 minutes, deemed responsible for deliberately killing the ball at a ruck by referee Alex Thomas.  Now a man down and desperately defending their own line, Mr Thomas penalised Dorset & Wilts. again, awarding Cheshire a penalty try that was duly converted by Morris.  In the 50th minute Cheshire scored a fourth try to make the score Cheshire 29 points to Dorset & Wilt’s 13.


The Twin Counties needed to score and went close on two occasions.  Then in the 63rd minute it was Johnston again who latched on to a loose ball and outsprinted the covering defenders to touch down, with Hopkins adding the extras.


With time running out Cheshire managed the game, penning Dorset & Wilts inside their own half with accurate kicking, and time just ran out for Dorset & Wilts.


This was far from a poor performance from a young Dorset & Wilts. team with six players still at school.  They found themselves up against a team on average about a year a man older.  If they can keep this squad of players together they will come good - this was their first defeat this season and it came in a national cup final.




  1. Hayden Wilson
  2. Matthew Goddard
  3. Jesse Outlaw
  4. James Fisher
  5. Sam Bailey
  6. James Hill
  7. Jared Cardew
  8. Hamish Renwick (C) 
  9. Ciaran Johnston
10. James Bagguley
11. Lewis Dodds
12. Callum MacTaggart
13. Rhodri Hopkins (VC)
14. Max Clark
15. Carlos Snell
16. Jack Spencer
17. Joe Spiller
18. Loui Giunta
19. Sam Vivian
20. Archie Bourne
21. James Clancy
22. Cody Rowe

Travelling reserves
23. Harrison Wall
24. Archie McEwan

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The Dorset & Wilts Senior XV did not fare much better the previous day, losing their opening RFU County Championship match against Sussex at Crawley RFC by 28 points to 10.  Oliver Wilson scored a try, converted by Sam Baker who also added a penalty.


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Saturday, 25 March 2017

D&W U17/18’S DEVELOPMENT DAY - DETAILS RELEASED



Bath Academy are having u17s games on 21 April (Exeter) and 28 April (Bristol) before the end of season release of some players, which will provide future County u18 and u20 programmes with a very realistic player pathway to South West and England representation and the potential that can bring.  As always, players who are off to Uni can still play for us at u20 level - we currently have students from Bath, Loughborough, Hartbury, Cardiff and Brunel to name a few.

Therefore the Management and Coaching Staff have great pleasure in announcing a Development Day for the current squad players and those who may no longer be involved in Academy rugby.  The purpose of the day is to extend the development of our current squad players, alongside players who were not quite ready for County rugby.  We will focus on the development of those better players within a Club Team and those who are keen to develop their skills to a representative level.  We have therefore organised a Players Development Day to be held at Bryanston School on Sunday 23 April, 2017 for all Squad Players and unselected players who attended the Trials at Tidworth and Salisbury.  (Parents and Coaches are also welcome to attend this stunning venue).  Players will need to bring a small notebook and pen (for sessions with Physio and points from coaches).

The session will be between 9.30 am and 3.30 pm with a break for lunch at about 12.30 pm.

Timings:

9.30 am Arrival and registration

9.45 am Squad meeting and short feedback activity.

10.00-10.30 am meeting and practical examples on Injury management and individual warm up - presented by Holley Bailey– Senior Lecturer in Sports Therapy, Hartbury College

10.30am Split Backs and Forwards.
Backs - with coaches working on positional skills
Forwards - with coaches work on positional requirements at scrums and lineouts

12.30pm Lunch – PLEASE ENSURE ALL PLAYERS BRING A SUITABLE PACKED LUNCH AND DRINK

1.15pm Team Warm up (Coach lead)

1.30pm Work on the tackle and contact in small groups.

2.00pm Games for understanding

2.30 pm 6-minute rugby

2.45pm Cool down -  with Hollie Bauiley followed by review of the day

3.00pm End of day.  Players should write short action plan for their own development.

PLEASE ENSURE ALL PLAYERS BRING A SUITABLE LUNCH, PLENTY OF FLUIDS AND SNACKS FOR THE DAY.  A CHANGE OF CLOTHES IS ALSO RECOMMENDED, PARTICULARLY IF IT IS RAINING.  WE WILL HAVE A PHYSIO THERE FOR THE DAY AND SHOWERS/CHANGING ROOMS WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE.

Our aim is to have a highly productive but fun rugby event, whilst taking another look at those players who originally trialled, alongside our selected squad, to see how they have worked on the feedback given from the assessors in previous trails. Please note that this is not with a view to add players to our existing squad (unless players are considered exceptional), but to prepare/boost confidence for players who intend to be considered in the next Trial.

COACHES, SCHOOL MASTERS, PARENTS

WE WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY PLAYER ON THE DAY WITHOUT PRIOR CONFIRMATION OF INTENDED ATTENDANCE BY EMAIL TO samsie1@talktalk.net OR IF WE DO NOT HAVE THE COMPLETED FORMS THAT WERE HANDED IN AT PREVIOUS TRIALS.


We experienced a very difficult situation at the first trial (in extreme weather conditions) when 22 players arrived unannounced and caused huge delays at registration.  We do not have the time or other resources to deal with this again.

Monday, 6 March 2017

Disciplinary Decisions To Date


The results of D&W Disciplinary Cases to date are as follows: -
Stuart Bright
Blandford
striking
3 weeks
Scott Chislett
Bournemouth
2 yellows
SOSP
Simon Ellis
Corsham
striking
3 weeks
Matthew Allen
SCOBs
abuse
6 weeks
Guy Furner
Bridport
referee abuse
8 weeks
Edward Collins
Chippenham
charging
2 weeks
Travis Orwin
Devizes
abuse
3 weeks
Russell Westcott
Marlborough
referee abuse
2 weeks
Natalie Knott
Supermarine
kicking
6 weeks
Liam Dunford
Swindon RFC
punch
3 weeks
Bournemouth University
The whole club
Rule 5.12
club ban [suspended]
Trowbridge RFC
Trowbridge
Rule 5.12
TBA
Salisbury RFC
Salisbury
Rule 5.12
TBA
Citing - Nick Tuckett
SCOB
Head-butt
TBA
Karl Crosbie
Pewsey Vale
punch
1 week
Tom Moreton
Chippenham
punch
2 weeks
Russell Haxton
Swindon
punch
3 weeks
Wayne Anderson
Cricklade
punch
2 weeks
Bram Coleman
Minety
charging
3 weeks
Minety
5.12
referee abuse
TBA
Matthew Rea
Sutton Benger
charging
1 week
Jack Belcher
Dorset Dockers
punch
1 week
Kieran Fry
Dorchester
punch
1 week
Richard White
SCOBs
charge
8 weeks
Mike Dauwalder
Salisbury
punch
Will Hooper
RWB
punch
5 weeks
Oliver McNerlin
Corsham
tip tackle
4 weeks
Lewis Surrey
Chippenham
punch
3 weeks
James Reeves-Harcom
Melksham
punch
5 weeks
Michael Tuck
Westbury
dissent
2 weeks
Andy Bowditch
Weymouth & Portland
Punch
TBA
Will Grant
Marlborough
dangerous tackle
3 weeks
Sikelu Rokovonicagi
Warminster
referee abuse
7 weeks
Joji Naigunugunu
Warminster
referee abuse
8 weeks
Morgan Leadbitter
East Dorset
referee abuse
22 weeks
Nick Couzens
Swindon
punch
20 weeks
Stuart Bright
Blandford
2 yellows
2 weeks
Jonathan Blackmore
Wimborne
punch
2 weeks
Jack Hennings
Bournemouth
2 yellow
SOSP
Ollie Pinnell
Warminster
Rule 5.12
Reprimand
Swindon Rugby Club
The whole club
5 red cards
Warning + Action
Peter Lloyd
Lytchett Minster
Punch
2 weeks
Wilden Robanakaduva
Marlborough
Punch
2 weeks


For more detailed information please contact the Disciplinary Secretary dwrfudiciplinarsecretary@gmail.com