FROM YOUNG ADULTS TO VETS
Hi, I’m Paul, ‘Head of Seniors’ here at Old Ruts. I’ve been a part of Old Ruts since 2011 having moved in from out of area and previously had spells coaching at both Teddington and Esher, two other excellent clubs. Old Ruts is a thriving place to enjoy your adult rugby years and I am lucky to be a part of it.
My rugby coaching journey started out in 2003 following England’s World Cup Final victory and deciding it was time to introduce my eldest son to rugby at the age of five! In the years that followed I have been heavily involved in coaching various age groups both with my three sons and also in many age groups excluding my own as I just love being a coach and helping others develop. I have coached at all levels up to senior rugby currently and I am a Level 2 coach and also qualified to coach rugby league, which is a side-line passion of mine as well.
The Old Ruts ethos from the ground up is all about player development and having fun and this has been a major contributory factor in ensuring that many of our players move into playing senior rugby after enjoying their junior rugby years and I’m proud to have my 3 sons and many of their friends all now playing as adults for Old Ruts. As a result we have become a very youthful senior rugby group led by many older players both on and off the pitch!
Come on, join us, give us a “TRY”
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We have a great social set up and regularly field four teams including a rapidly expanding Vets side! We are a fantastic senior section who benefit from the strength of our junior teams coming through. We also attract excellent players from the local area thanks to our fantastic Clubhouse and the culture of inclusive, community rugby that puts our players first and from the fast and free style of rugby we play!
Our 2nds and 3rds teams play in the Surrey merit leagues and play hard on the day but take victory or defeat in the same way, as our 1st team! We want the 2nds and 3rds to be the place that our crop of Juniors first start playing with the grown-ups and where grown-ups who want to play good, social rugby – without the commitment needed at 1st team standard – can find a home.
Here’s what we’ve been up to recently
Club News Update – March 2020
This season has been a successful one for the club. The senior section has now regular three teams playing under the guidance of Paul Cecil, the Senior's chairman. We have recruited more players than [...]
Seniors Rugby Update – Nov 2019
We are well into the season with three senior sides being fielded, if we can find an opposition. Our 1st XV have won their first four league games and are top of the league. [...]
That’s a wrap!
And just like that, it is the end of the rugby season. In parts, it has gone like a flash, and in others it has felt like a lifetime. For those involved in the 1st XV, [...]
Rugby Day – Ken Hau All Stars vs 2nd XV
The first of many thanks goes to Adam Perrin for leading the charge in organising a hugely successful day. I think many under-appreciate how difficult it is to organise such a day with enormously tight [...]