Saturday, 26 September 2009

Autoglass® and Onedrywash help out again


Charity Carwash Raises £200 for Keech Hospice Care

Friday saw the culmination of a month of fundraising for the annual Autoglass® day at Woburn Safari Park for Keech Hospice Care. This year, the weather was much more favourable compared to last, and whilst the rest of head office – dressed as their super heroes - played human table football, rode surf boards and ate from the barbeque, the retail repair team with support from SJ set about ‘washing’ (drywashing) cars with the waterless carwash product, Onedrywash, for the cause.

This was a great opportunity for the new management team to spend some time together, and they worked hard together, cleaning well over 20 cars, inside and out, to raise £200 for the cause.

Despite the senior management needing to keep checking on things inside, and SJ always finding a distraction, the day managed to pass by in a much more organized way than last year, and the team should be really proud of their efforts.

Next year, Tim from Onedrywash will be joining us. Well, he is much better with a cloth in his hand than SJ (just what we’ve heard !!)

Thanks to SJ for giving us his time and the tools to do the job, and thanks to everyone who let us loose on their cars :)

Mark Howe
Central Support Manager, Retail Repair
Autoglass® - We Fit Safety As Standard®

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Junior rugby: preparations for the new season

Up, up and away!

2 weeks and counting

This week saw the half way point in the preparations for the new season for the Onedrywash and Autoglass®-sponsored Doncaster Knights Under 9’s. This was the start of week 3 of our 4-week preparations, and we are officially a rugby team !! We played our first practice match, 15 minutes of tackling, banging, boshing, scrummaging and organized chaos.

As head coach, it’s a nervous time, but this was 15 minutes of real rugby, of some slick passing, excellent support play and top tries. I have never felt more confident that, as a team, we will be ready for our first outing at Headingley on October 4th. The effort and development of the players has been fantastic, and the support for the coaching team from parents has been brilliant – thanks !!

Come here!

Next weekend will see our last 2 sessions, and we will be pushing towards a full practice match. Keep up the hard work boys – good luck from the coaching team.

Well done to this week's player of the week – seen below directing his troops – captain BJ, and newcomer, Jack, who was rewarded for his efforts with the prestigious ‘Most Effort for the Team’ award.

That way!

Thursday, 17 September 2009

First scrum, first lineout and first ‘real’ rugby

The first scrum

This week's session saw the Onedrywash and Autoglass®-sponsored Doncaster Knights Under 9’s reach the halfway point in the preparation for their contact rugby debut, and all the hard work looks to be paying off.

This weekend saw the boys experience their first scrum – a scary moment for mums and dads - their first lineout, and their first ‘real’ rugby!! As coaches, it's quite unnerving to see the team which took on the world last season have moments of looking like they have never played the game before. But the truth is, they never have – well not in this format. Nobody wants to stand in an attacking line waiting for a pass when they can run in and ‘BOSH’ someone and get it for themselves. Nobody wants to pass the ball to a team mate when they can run over someone, and who can blame them? The most important thing for us as coaches at this stage is to see the boys grasping the basics – which they are doing really well, and most importantly enjoying themselves – which, as the ear-to-ear, gumshield-baring smiles suggest, is very much the case.

We have 4 sessions left before our first outing, and if the current progress is anything to go by, I am sure it won't be long before we establish ourselves as ‘world beaters’ again. I am sure we are in the same position as every other team at this stage of the season. The difference for the Knights being the team spirit, the big smile and the desire to succeed – WATCH THIS SPACE.

Well Done this week's Player of the Week, Dan, and the rising star who gave the most in training: Fraser!


time for a cuddle

player of the week

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Onedrywash announces the new 'retailer locator'

Because SJ has been doing such a good job with finding new Onedrywash retailers, the list on the site was getting too long to manage, so this wonderful new 'retailer locator' has been added to make it easier to find caravan and camping sites that sell Onedrywash products. I mean, who would want to stay anywhere else, right?

14 more Caravan Club sites added to the fold

.SJ's quest to conquer every single caravan site in the whole of the UK is doing rather well, adding 14 more Caravan Club sites to the list in one go, as follows:

Camping and Caravanning Club sites who sell Onedrywash

SJ's never-ending tour of the UK and been very successful. There are now around 200 Onedrywash retailers signed up, of which over 100 are camping and caravan sites.

The first Camping and Caravanning Club sites to take the waterless product are:

Knights back to business

New season begins for the Doncaster Knights under 9’s Rugby Team

Back to business

Sunday (6th Sept) saw the first full training session of the Onedrywash and Autoglass®-sponsored Doncaster Knights Under 9’s.

The team has kept in contact over the summer with some get togethers at the local park, and last weekend saw the Knights' north sea challenge which was won by Luis Haythorne, closely followed by Joseph Tune and Conor Gilmore; they were after all the only ones daft enough to leave the relative safety of the beach at Bridlington. The team spent the afternoon at the fairground with one or two parents looking a bit more shaken than the boys !!

Pre-season dip

This week saw the team return to the real business of learning a whole new game of ‘contact’ rugby. The team paraded out in their new shoulder pads and head guards with newly fitted silencers – better know as gum shields - ensuring a peaceful day for the coaches. The squad has swelled in number over the summer and have a lot to learn over the coming weeks, but with the support of the coaches and the great effort being shown by the boys, all the signs point to another great season for the team.

One Wetwash!

They have 3 weeks left to prepare for their first outing at Headingley Carnegie during their premiership game with Gloucester. Then it's down to business with trips all over Yorkshire in the coming months.

"Thanks to Onedrywash for their continued support – we plan to represent you with pride again this season."