Effingham & Leatherhead RFC News
Minis Festival on track for Sunday 19 March
9th March 2017
Seven teams, 750+ players, off-pitch attractions, BBQ, bar, drinks
Come and get involved in the future of your club...
View the microsite here.
Tragic News from Old Emanuel RFC
9th March 2017
We have received an email from Old Emanuel RFC informing us that they had a tragic event at their club last Saturday when Shawnton de Four collapsed on the pitch whilst playing rugby and later died.
Shawnton was 34 years old and recently married with young twins. Old Emanuel RFC have set up a ‘Just Giving’ page to raise at least £20,000 for his family. They have already almost reached this target and say that it has been humbling to see how much love and support there has been within the wider rugby family.
Anything you can do to promote this would be fantastic. Please click on the link below to donate to this very worthy cause.
Minis Festival micro-site created
8th March 2017
A new micro-site is up and running for information for the Minis Festival Sunday 19th March. This should give you all the information needed for visitors to the festival this year.
Click here for more information.
Legends Dominate as Wanderers Lose Their Way
5th March 2017
The Eagles 2XV Legends maintained a perfect unbeaten record by running riot against Old Whitgiftian Wanderers, running in an unanswered 76 points.
The Legends started the first half going uphill but this made little difference as within 2 minutes the first points were on the board after play quickly shifted from left to right and Tim Morris powered over the line.
This pattern continued as tries were run in by Matt Manning, Munnings, Storrow, Kelly and Couto with no reply, Sam Manning slotting the majority of the conversions to keep the score fizzing. Great work from the pack gave a solid platform to allow the backs to dominate the field of play.
Things went from bad to worse for The Wanderers when their No 9, during one of their few incursions into Eagles territory, was given a straight red for an instantly regretted kick to Sparks head which simply seemed to perk him up!
Despite losing two players to injury later in the second half, reducing The Legends to 13, tries continued to roll in from Couto, Matt Manning, Storrow, Kelly and Fleckney plus Joe Mellor finally switching from chief assist provider to try scorer. A cheeky run down the blind from Rhodri Harris from 10, or if you ask him perhaps 40, metres out resulted in a finish a whisker from the corner flag.
All in all, a great performance but nobody is in any doubt that next weeks fixture against Sutton & Epsom at home will be a tougher proposition.
Team: Allred, Broome, Harris, Kelly, Fleckney (MOM), Morris, Storrow, Smith, Manning. M, Gamble, Manning. S, Mellor, Couto, Munnings, Evans.
Touch Rugby Tuesdays
1st March 2017
Calling all players, ex-players, coaches, armchair refs/coaches…….
The club is continuing to run touch rugby sessions on a Tuesday evening from 7.30pm to 9pm. This is a great opportunity for anyone, young and old, wishing to improve fitness and general ball handling skills or
just get involved in some competitive rugby without the danger of being flattened by a 20 stone prop forward! You might even see some silky moves played out on the pitch from time to time! It has been known to happen when the planets align.
All are welcome and the changing rooms are available if you’re coming direct from work with your kit.
See you there.