New Players Welcome Page

Welcome to Thamesians Rugby Club and this page is to welcome new players to the club and give you a little background to Thamesians Rugby Club set up.

Thamesians are based on Twickenham Green, and have been at the heart of English rugby for 50 years. Over the past two seasons, the club has celebrated its 50th Year being founded in 1962, and recently obtained promotion, semi-final success and greatly increased its player base.

Mens Coaching Set Up

The clubs playing side is led by Ben Penga as Head Coach, with Andrew "Chocs" Philp as 2XV Manager/Coach.

We are also keen to welcome any players who are considering  coaching as a next step on their rugby journey.

Who Plays for the Club?

The club runs two mens teams, along with a vets along with a recently formed ladies team, allowing the transition of players and development of new talent. All levels of ability are welcome, from; Portuguese & Trinidad internationals, to returning-to-the-game players plus those who are totally new to the game. 

Ladies Set Up

South West London ladies! Are you interested in playing for a brand new women’s team, within this well established Rugby club? Thamesians Ladies are looking for new members.

We are open to all abilities, and have two fantastic coaches who are patient in explaining new techniques, but set high expectations and push the girls hard to reach their potential. If you’re looking for a club with a family-like community, combined with fantastic sport and a great social scene, then Thamesians really is the club for you.

What you need to bring –

  • Studded boots –Rugby boots or football boots – Metal studs for muddy ground Plastic Studs - aka mouldies for harder ground – Grippy trainers will do fine for your first few sessions!
  • Comfortable breathable gym wear, preferably anything without zips, buttons and toggles. Winter is coming so think layers.
  • Gum shield – not essential for your first session but you will definitely need one ASAP
  • Water bottle
  • Enthusiasm and a smile!

You’re all set! See you at training!

Contact us

Summer Training

Training during the summer, is based in Twickenham and is focused fun and fitness whilst learning new skills. During June & July, Thursday nights are Touch Rugby and Saturday morning is fitness (for all those aspiring to play first team rugby or for those who are keen to better themselves).

Training sessions are focused but open to all, with new members being allocated a senior club player to guide them through the session structure and to buy them a beer afterwards.

Thursday Summer Touch

Every Thursday evening, during June & July, starting at 7.00pm until Dusk.
Touch is open to new & existing players and is played in a fun but competitive environment.

Pre-season Training

Every Tuesdaey & Thursday during August
These are structured training session, allowing ALL players (new & experienced) to work through;

  • Set Pieces Moves
  • Unit Skills (scrummaging, lineouts, rucking, mauling, kick offs, phase play, tackling…)
  • Full Pitch Runs

Additional Info

The club’s home pitches are at Waldergrave Girls school (more details click here).
All players have access to the club physio.
The Teams are well support by the multiple clubs sponsors, allowing time to focus on the game.

Away From the Pitch

Away from the pitch the club is very social and welcoming to all players and their families. The club house on Twickenham Green is the envy of many visiting oppositions.

So if you’re interested and would be interested in joining Twickenham’s most successful club, please drop me a line & I can make sure you’ll be welcomed in.


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