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GKT Rugby (Men's)


Who we are

GKT Men’s Rugby Club (Guy’s, King & St Thomas’ Men’s Rugby Football Club) the Oldest Rugby Club in the World (Est.1843) has been proudly and strongly represented by students from KCL since its formation, with the club evolving to be represented by students studying ALL types of degrees at King’s.

We cater for players of all abilities, from beginners to academy players; whichever level you are there’s a team for you.

Our teams play in the BUCS South Eastern leagues and also participate in other domestic cup competitions: BUCS Cup, UH Cup (The oldest rugby cup competition in the world), and national cup competitions (NAMS) with annual friendlies against Cambridge and Oxford University Rugby clubs.

We also have a Saturday side playing in the Kent Men’s League so all players are guaranteed match experience throughout the season. We also have strong links with the O2 Touch initiative for members of all standards who either do not wish to play contact rugby, improve their fitness and handling skills, or just want to get back into the swing of things with sessions every Thursday from late-August to late June at Tabard Gardens Astroturf

There are more opportunities for elite players, looking to challenge themselves further, to represent the club playing for United Hospitals - an invitational outfit made up of the best players from London's medical schools, playing fixtures throughout the year against the likes of Army U23s, Cardiff Medicals, Welsh Academics, Oxford, and Cambridge amongst others.

We hold regular training sessions led by a full-time dedicated coach every Monday from 6:30-8pm starting mid-September at our home grounds: Brockley Rise, Honor Oak Park, London, SE23 1NW with the opportunity for tailored gym programmes/session and one-on-one feedback for those looking for a little bit more.

This year is a very special year for the club, as it celebrates its 175th anniversary. We will be celebrating this milestone, with our close alumni network, on the 17th November. The day will consist of our Old Boys playing against Blackheath Vets, and then a ‘GKT All-Star’ side playing against the current United Hospitals side. These games will be followed by drinks at the clubhouse and then a Gala Ball. Look out for further details

The benefits of joining:

 - We currently have a 1st XV and 2nd XV that play on Wednesdays AND Saturdays to increase opportunities for participation.

- Home ground and training located at Honor Oak Park, only a 15-minute train journey from University campuses - the most central home ground of any of the London universities. 

- Players receive discounted gym/pool membership.

- Players receive free and discounted Kit/Stash from our Club Shop well as fresher's receiving playing shorts and socks included in membership fees.

- We offer two £1,000 and two £500 scholarships each year for stand-out players, both on and off the pitch. £1000 of this is dedicated solely to Freshers. These scholarships are funded by Old Boys and are unique to our club.

- We play in the United Hospitals cup, the oldest rugby cup competition in the world, against all other London Medical Schools.

- Players will have the chance to represent GKTRFC against KCL in both the Macadam Cup and PAC Challenge Cup (for the 1st XV and 2nd XV respectively). We have held the PAC Challenge Cup since it's introduction, and in 2018 won the Macadam cup completing the clean sweep over our rivals from across the river. 

- Our club traditions and awesome social scene are not to be missed. Come and find us at Freshers' Fayres, we'll be in our dashing navy and gold kit. In the meantime, join us on facebook for updates on trials, unmissable socials and training! Feel free to post on the Facebook group and ask any questions you may have, or alternatively contact Club Captain Benedict Murphy on 07716 100230, we'll be happy to hear from you.

What’s on (known upcoming training and meetings):

Date  

Time

Description

Cost

Who can attend?

Location?

15/09/2018

6-8pm

GKT RUGBY HOSTS: ‘Move In Welcome’ Social over at Dover Castle followed by King’s/KCLSU Official ‘Move In Drinks’ at Guy’s Bar, that evening.

FREE

Everyone and Anyone

The Dover Castle, Borough

6a Great Dover Street, Borough, London, SE1 4XW (1 min walk from Borough Station)

17/09/2018

6.00-8.30pm

 (Meet at West Wing, Guys Campus at 5:45pm, current squad players will escort you over)

Training at Honor Oak Park FREE Freshers /Students keen to play Men’s University rugby

King's College Sports Ground

Brockley Rise,

London

 SE23 1NW

19/09/2018 1pm - LATE  Training with RUMS (UCL medics) followed by a joint social that evening FREE Freshers /Students keen to play Men’s University rugby

West wing, Boland House,

Guy's Campus London, SE1 9RT

20/09/2018

11am-5pm

Fresher’s Fayre at Guy’s Campus

FREE

Everyone and Anyone

The Quad,

Guy's Campus London, SE1 9RT

 

20/09/2018

4.30-6.30pm

(Meet at Boland House, Guys Campus at 3.45pm, current squad players will escort you over or make your own way there- 5 mins walk from Guy’s campus)

GKT Men’s and Women’s Rugby invite you to come down for PAC Charity Touch Rugby Tournament!

A relaxed way to try rugby in a mixed, non-contact setting and raise money for charity – why not give it a go? 

We will be heading to the famous Beach party together afterwards so don't worry about clashes

FREE

But donations welcome (PLUS a bake sale!)

Everyone and Anyone

Tabard Gardens Astroturf

Tabard Street, Borough, London, South London, SE1 4BU

 

21/09 to 22/09

11am-6pm

KCLSU Welcome Fair at The Barbican Centre

FREE

Everyone and Anyone

 

The Barbican Centre 

Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS

24/09/2018

6.00-8.30pm

 (Meet at West Wing, Guys Campus at 5:45pm, current squad players will escort you over)

Training at Honor Oak Park

FREE

Freshers /Students keen to play Men’s University rugby

King's College Sports Ground

Brockley Rise,

London

 SE23 1NW

26/09/2018

1.30pm onwards

(Meet at West Wing, Guys Campus at 12.30pm, current squad players will escort you over)

GKT RUGBY FRESHER TRIALS

FREE

Freshers /Students keen to play Men’s University rugby

King's College Sports Ground

Brockley Rise,

London

 SE23 1NW

 

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