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Play resumed at Derby Moor Fives

Derby Moor Academy, Littleover Friday, 21st August 2020 Eight members of the Derby Moor Fives Club resumed play last evening, operating according to government-approved guidelines and with the agreement of Derby Moor Academy. Among those playing was Stuart Kirby, RFA Board Member with responsibility for Health & Safety. Stuart led the team of Fives-players who […]

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RFA guidelines for resumption of play approved

RFA PRESIDENT London, 18th August 2020 (Revised 2nd September) The RFA is pleased to confirm that the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has approved the Association’s guidelines for the resumption of playing fives. The following is an extract from the government’s e-mail:- We do not consider Rugby Fives to be a team sport […]

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We have a new Fives Club! — well, sort of …….

East Dulwich, London SE22 11th August 2020 Amidst all the furore of Covid-19, the distractions of lockdown and quarantine and the all-consuming tensions the pandemic has brought us, one piece of news might have gone unnoticed: the imminent arrival of a new Rugby Fives Club. For, as Hamish Buchanan tells us: The Alleyn Old Boys […]

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Statement from the President on the resumption of play

RFA PRESIDENT London, August 7th We have pleasure in publishing this statement from the President of the RFA: As you are only too aware, the Covid-19 pandemic necessitated the suspension of Fives playing due to the closure of schools in the middle of March. On 25th July, the Government permitted some lifting of lockdown rules, […]

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The RFA enters the niche world of Podcasting

Rugby Fives Association May-June 2020 During the period of virus-enforced inactivity some of the younger players have created a series of Fives Podcasts. One of them is Matt Shaw, who writes as follows: In the midst of lockdown, four Fives players came together to go where no other Fives player had gone before… into the […]

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Report from the second RFA Pub Quiz

Rugby Fives Pub Quiz Report –- 28th May 2020 All around the globe The RFA has been asked to publish this report on the second — and most recent — RFA Pub Quiz. However, as keen readers will soon notice, this is not a very, err, conventional report. In fact, it’s not really a report […]

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Report from first RFA Fives Pub Quiz

Rugby Fives Pub Quiz Report –- 30th April 2020 Question One: Who wrote this Report? There’s been huge speculation over the past decade about what happened to tournament organiser Daniel Grant.   Last seen organising the National Under 25s in 2011, he had successfully turned what was previously seen as a well run, pleasant and inoffensive [...]

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Report from the RFA Fives Pub Quiz

Rugby Fives Pub Quiz Report –- 30th April 2020 Question One: Who wrote this Report? There’s been huge speculation over the past decade about what happened to tournament organiser Daniel Grant.   Last seen organising the National Under 25s in 2011, he had successfully turned what was previously seen as a well run, pleasant and inoffensive […]

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Line up for the first RFA Pub Quiz

RFA PUB QUIZ Online, April 30th The UK may be in lockdown, but Fives players can still get involved in some competitive action this month – with the first RFA Pub Quiz. Organised by Dan Grant, the event will take place online on Thursday April 30th, with the live stream starting at 7.30pm and the […]

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All upcoming RFA tournaments postponed

RFA TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE London, March 15th It is with a heavy heart that we publish this statement from RFA President David Bawtree, sent in response to the current global pandemic. “The purpose of this communication is to clarify the RFA’s position regarding the above [tournament schedule] in the light of the Coronavirus outbreak. The RFA’s […]