The day started with an occasion that saw many old friends join us at the Pightle for lunch. Our guest Tyrone Lawless from Surrey RFU presented the club with the RFU Accreditation. The club now has to work hard and use this as a stepping stone to becoming a more efficient organisation with a more professional outlook. So thank you to all those who have contributed to the current club development especially Luke O'Shea and Bryan Whicher who do so much to ensure the club actually runs. I would also like to thank Julian Norton for providing such excellent fare for lunch and the young ladies who helped with service and the bar staff.
Lunch was followed by the highlight of the day, the performance of the 1st team was really fantastic, seeing off newly promoted Met Police 35-7. It was also great to see so many people turn up to support the lads, and the sing song in the bar afterwards was a great bonus being a reminder of the great days of social rugby. Lets keep this up and build. So thank you to everyone who contributed to making the day such a special success.
Up the road at Midwives the Marlins didn't have such a successful afternoon but they turned out with 17 players with more to come back yet. So well done Julian. As a club we will be paying more attention to how we can develop the Marlins now they are competing in a much more competitive league after two successive promotions.
After the first team match the Met Police coach asked with a slightly worried tone 'are all the sides in the division like you?' We can all answer 'no' we are unique and long may we remain so by offering fun and great rugby and great camaraderie. We still have a lot of work to do, but by all sticking together and focusing on the things that makes rugby a great sport we can enjoy the ride.
Updated 17:28 - 23 Sep 2018 by Niel Kenny