Middlesex Rugby News
Middlesex competitions chairman Andrew Smart served on the NW Group committee with Fred Ellis for many years and was proud to be asked to deliver a eulogy for his long time friend at his funeral at Hendon Crematorium on Monday 6th June.
Belsize Park has scooped an award for player recruitment at the 2016 RFU President’s Awards, following a record number of entries across the ten categories this year.
Sunday 8 May threw up a gloriously open Middlesex Cup Final at Duke’s Meadows, Chiswick’s home ground, between local rivals Chiswick and their neighbours CS Rugby 1863
Old Grammarians U9s and U10s travelled to Allianz Park on Sunday to participate in their respective Champions events which took place prior to the Saracens match against Newcastle. Around 65 people players & parents boarded a coach at 8am outside the clubhouse on a gloriously sunny morning.
This weekend brought another fantastic weekend of mini rugby, with over 1500 players basking in the Middlesex sun at Ruislip for the U10 festival and at Wasps ground at Twyford Avenue for the U9 festival. Over 35 clubs from across the county participated across the two venues on Sunday, with over 3000 supporters making both festivals a great spectacle.
Wasps FC have been awarded renewal of their RFU accredited club status. The official plaque was awarded to Wasps volunteers Waheed Aslam and Hannah Edwards by
England fly half George Ford has named centre Joe Little’s effort for Old Merchant Taylors’ as the Samsung Try of the Month.
The Middlesex Minis Festivals got off to a storming start this weekend, with Rosslyn Park hosting a festival for the U8s and Teddington opening its doors to a flood of enthusiastic U7s, all raring to take to the pitches in the beautiful surroundings of Bushy Park.
Under the banner “Rugby is good for you”, the RFU has issued a statement in response to the ‘tackling ban’ debate, which started when more than 70 doctors and academics have written an open letter to the government calling for a ban on tackling in matches played in UK and Irish schools.