Rugby season over but still busy on and off the pitch at Heath

Jenny Parsons from Heath O2 ladies touch rugby and Alex Chard enjoy BMW hospitality at Twickenham
Jenny Parsons from Heath O2 ladies touch rugby and Alex Chard enjoy BMW hospitality at Twickenham

The rugby season may be officially over but Haywards Heath Rugby Club has a busy schedule of events this summer to keep its members of all ages busy and engaged in the sport that they love.

Every Thursday evening at Whitemans Green there is O2 Touch rugby for juniors from 6-7pm and then Colts and Seniors from 7pm. Boys and girls, men and women of all ages are welcome, so go along to Heath, give touch rugby a go and join in the fun during this Rugby World Cup year.

On Saturday 20 June Heath is holding its Midsummer Ball in a marquee at the Club and on Sunday 21 June Heath’s Club Day with a live band and BBQ will celebrate the overall success of the Club, including its award as Sussex Rugby Club of the Year, and the success of its teams of all ages during a day of activities and fun. It is then all hands on deck as the Club works over the Natwest Rugby Task Force weekend 27-28 June to enhance and improve the Clubhouse facilities. All members are invited to help the Club make the most of available resources and get as much done as possible over the two days.

Then especially for young Mid Sussex rugby players, Harlequins has confirmed that its Community Coaching team is again running a Junior Rugby Camp at Whitemans Green this summer. Held from Monday 27 July to Wednesday 29 July for boys and girls age 6 to 14 years, Learn to Play Rugby the Harlequins Way offers junior players the opportunity to develop their skills over the three day camp and each participant receives two free tickets (one adult and one child) to the Big 8 Game at Twickenham on 27 December. For more information and to sign up visit .

Not to miss out on England’s warm up programme, a contingent from Heath were invited by their sponsor Vines of Gatwick to attend the England v Barbarians match at Twickenham last week. England put on a powerful display and ran out healthy 73-12 winners on the day - Heath members enjoyed the opportunity to see some England hopefuls let their boots do the talking and will be watching Stuart Lancaster’s selection policy with interest.

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