Effingham & Leatherhead RFC News
Recruitment Day 24 September
11th September 2017
Recruitment Day Sunday 24 September
This year sees the 2nd version of the highly popular Recruitment Day. The day is a chance for minis and juniors to come and try rugby at a friendly and ambitious club.
Play starts at 10:30 until 12:00.
We will have coaches from Harlequins on the day, giving guidance from the Premier league club. We will also have a Quins player (watch this space)...
There will be entertainments including bouncy castle, Ball Games, BBQ, full bar and stalls from RAM Rugby, Silent Pool and others.
Come and get involved with your local rugby club.
Narrow loss for 1XV
9th September 2017
Eagles travelled to newcomers Eastleigh for the season opener and finished on the wrong end of the 9-3 result. Still that brought a bonus point and ninth place in the league table. Hard luck guys.
Go to http://eastleighrugby.com/seniors/ for their match report.
The latest 200 Club winners are . . .
9th August 2017
£100 124 R Williams
£50 70 S Eilerts de Haan
ELRFC Harlequins course a complete success!
7th August 2017
July 27-28 saw the first ELRFC Quins Summer training camp for Surrey players and all involved proclaimed it a complete success!
The 2 day course attracted 97 players, the second highest course attendance in Quins Summer Camp history! And this was the first course run at ELRFC...
Sports fans came from the whole of Surrey to dust-off summer lethargy and brush-up on skills. Players learnt through games, training with experienced Quins trainers. ELRFC coaches turned-up in number to pick-up tips and knowledge from the professional coaches.
Watch out for more courses to be run with Quins at ELRFC.
Lions breakfasts - good food, better rugby...
7th August 2017
June and July gave a welcome break with a mid-Summer break from no-rugby by the New Zealand tour of the British and Irish Lions. The rugby was emotional but a fair result was a success for both sides, with the All Blacks showing they are human and the Lions showing Tuilagi is not the only player to pick.
For the rugby, the Club hosted this year's 2017 Lions Breakfasts. After a rocky start on the first day with eggs and bacon both taking longer to cook than eat, the events brought club members and friends to the hospitality of the bar. One of the 5-a-day was helped with a boosting Bloody Mary and the constitutional Conisbees meat contributed to a good start to the day.
Overall over 400 breakfasts were prepared by volunteers from all sections of the club, with prizes including signed Harlequins rugby balls and ELRFC Club goodie bags being raffled. The three days raised more than £1500 for the club coffers, as well as contributing to adding more kit to the club kitchen (watch out for new foods from the start of this season).
The breakfasts also inaugurated the use of online booking and payment for tickets; the benefits of this are multi-fold but watch out for this channel to be used to buy tickets for other events over the next months.
Thanks to all the volunteers and staff who helped at these breakfasts - as ever, these events do not happen unless volunteers give freely of their time.