Welcome to Maidenhead RFC's news and events page
There is lots going on at the club and here we hope to keep you up to
date with what's coming up and reports on recent events.
Ladies reach final of Southampton
U16s receive Championship trophies
U17s' Herculean win over Newbury
U16s win league title against
U16Bs win league in fine style
1st XV take title with win over
U13s snatch league glory on the
All huff but no puff for U13Bs
in last league match
U15Bs end on a high note at Marlow
U15As in closely fought friendly
It is my sad duty to report that Gordon MacDonald died on the 28th
June aged 73, with his family and beloved wife Anne by his side. Gordon
was a true rugby man, having played full back for Scotland before turning
his talents to coaching.
At Maidenhead Gordon has been a key member of the committee
in the role of Director of Rugby, but will perhaps be remembered by most
for the amazing success he achieved with our Colts, leading them for several
years to be one of the best teams in the Country. During this time Gordon
developed many of the players now in our 1st XV, but also players like
Tom and Max Evans of Scotland and James Haskell of England. Of all of
his young charges, one thing is clear, they all adored and respected Gordon
for his insightful rugby acumen and direct, honest approach.
Anne, James (Macca), Mel (Paddy), Rory (Rosco) and Euan
(Bugs) have kindly extended an invitation to all who knew Gordon to come
and celebrate his life with them on Monday and give him a proper send
Gordon's funeral will be held at 11.30am on Monday 9th
July at Amersham Crematorium (Whielden
Lane Amersham, Bucks HP7 0ND)with a dress code, according to his wishes, to include Maidenhead kit
and colours (purple and black). The wake will follow at Maidenhead Rugby
The family has requested no flowers, but would prefer
any who wish, to make a donation to Bowel Cancer UK or Leukaemia Research
Fund in Gordon's honour.
Myself and everyone at the Club send our heartfelt condolences
to Anne, Paddy, Macca, Rosco, Bugs and the rest of his family. Gordon
was a great man and will be sorely missed by us all.
Chairman & CEO, Maidenhead Rugby Club
Have your say ........
...... but, unfortunately, you will have to wait a few days
yet to do so!
It is proving, regrettably, rather harder to get a survey form to you
all than originally anticipated!
The fact is that many you may not have yet received a survey form because
a very considerable amount of them have not yet gone in the post. The
reason for this situation is a delay in the Royal Mail process. I am told
that this is, regrettably, not an unusual situation.
For a number of reasons on my part, I have only just learnt of this situation
or would have notified you sooner. However, I understand that the Royal
Mail issue will hopefully be resolved in the next couple of days and you
will then receive a form.
Please note also that, given the situation, we are extending the return
date to 10th July 2012.
I am trying to get the remaining letters changed to say this as well,
but regardless of any date on the letter, this is now the actual date.
Thanks and regards
Artificial Grass Pitch in the News
Lots of positive coverage in the news as the construction of the Artificial
Grass Pitch gets under way.
Both in the papers and online in Premiership Rugby, Maidenhead
Advertiser and the Windsor
Have your say ............
As promised when we set out on this particular voyage into the unknown,
we have now reached the point where everyone gets to have a say!
I have met with a great number of people over the past four weeks and
from that have formulated a questionnaire about areas that generally seem
to be of interest to members. All the members that I have spoken to are
positive about the club but, as you would expect, they also raise questions.
These questions fall into four broad areas:
- the overall direction of the club in the next three years;
- the way in which we spend our money and the transparency thereof;
- the way in which members are represented on the committee and executive
officers (i.e. chairman, secretary) are elected; and
- the way in which we communicate with each other.
We are now going to get broader views on these questions by means of
a postal survey. The survey is going out to all the members, sponsors
and friends of the club on our club database. It will, by intention, go
only to adults but that intention is only as good as the data on our club
database so please let us know if it happens to go to, for instance, a
member who is under 18 so that we can correct our data. Furthermore, if
you are a fully paid up member and you don't get a survey form it probably
means that we have the wrong address for you on the database! If you have
not received a survey form by, say, 22nd June and would like one then
please let me know on the email below and I will send you one.
If I have one plea, it is that you do respond to the survey. I have arranged
it so that the survey is costing the club nothing and is, hopefully, both
easy to use and quick to fill out. We have also included a pre-paid envelope
for the return of your form - so once you have completed it, simply put
it in the envelope and post it back.
Please return the form in the envelope provided by 1st
July 2012. All responses are anonymous/confidential and the club
(apart from me in some instances) never gets to see your form, only the
Your consolidated responses will be used to formulate the recommendations
that I put to the EGM later in July. Those recommendations, if accepted
by the members, will underpin the direction that the club takes for the
next three years or so. Your participation in the survey is, consequently,
key to setting this direction.
When you get the questionnaire, you will see that some of the questions
are quite stark and/or at the "extremes" of choice. That is deliberate.
I am trying to highlight the issues that, from my conversations, seem
to matter most to the membership and to get an unambiguous response. If
you would like to add to or comment on any particular question there is
a text box at the bottom of the questionnaire for you to write in - if
you have a lot to say you can add an extra page!.
If one of the questions needs more explanation then by all means email
me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will do my best to explain. I can't
stress enough how important it is that as many members as possible respond,
so I look forward to hearing from you all.
Thanks and regards
As agreed at the AGM the reports of the Chairman John Wanklyn and the
Director of Finance Ross Drake are available to view and download.
report. Ross Drake's report.
Maidenhead Touch Rugby League
starts on Tuesday 3rd July and runs for 8 weeks until Tuesday 21 August.
All games are refereed and 40 mins in duration. Men's games tap off at
6.30pm whereas mixed games tap off at either 7.10pm or 7.50pm. For mixed
games, there must be a minimum of 2 women on the field for the result
to stand. A bonus point is awarded to teams who play 3 women play for
the duration of the game. Touch is a minimum contact, fun and social game
hence why men and women can play alongside one another.
Team entry is £280 for the season (£30 extra if you require a set of team
shirts and a ball). Please note that your team place is not secure unless
a deposit of £50 or the full amount has been received. You can enter online
now at www.in2touch.com. We also welcome individual registrations and
we will find you a team to play in. The league is supported by Maidenhead
RFC whose clubhouse plus bar are open on a league night. We also hope
to have a BBQ and drinks there on Finals Night!
Free Touch Taster/Training Sessions
We will be holding free taster session at the venue/time set out below
so please bring along your partners, friends and colleagues and get them
involved in touch this summer. This session is for players who are new
to touch as well as players/teams who would like to learn a bit more about
the game. Please email email@example.com if you would like
to attend these sessions so I can ensure enough coaches are in attendance.
Maidenhead RFC - Tuesday 26 June - 7pm-8.30pm
Artificial Grass Pitch - Message from the Chairman
I am delighted to report that, subject to a final few details, work on
our new Artificial Grass Pitch (AGP) project should start the middle of
I mentioned in my AGM
report earlier this month that the new AGP will enable us to increase
use on the 1st XV pitch from our current 3-4 hours a week to well over
50 hours. This means we will be able to host more matches, training sessions
and community sports activities in our prime location in front of the
stand with easy access to our recently extended clubhouse. The combination
of our Clubhouse, stand and a new floodlit AGP will elevate the facilities
at Maidenhead Rugby Club to being some of the very best in the country.
This is something all members, visitors and the local community will be
able to enjoy for many years to come.
For those who may not know, there are different standards of artificial
pitch depending on the primary sporting use, but the IRB and RFU specified
surfaces are certified for full contact 15 a side rugby up to and including
International level. They do not freeze, they do not flood and they do
not bake rock hard in the summer. The surface is uniform, consistent and
safe for all rugby and other sporting activities, all year round.
This is a truly amazing development in the history of our Club and I
would like to thank the RFU and the RBWM for supporting our vision and
making this project a reality. I would also like to congratulate Greenfields
for winning this contract and am sure they will do everything necessary
to deliver this splendid new pitch on time for the beginning of next season.
Over the coming weeks there will be various official press releases with
more information, but I just wanted to inform members not to be concerned
when they see heavy earth moving equipment starting to dig up our first
team pitch in the next few weeks!
The RFU has offered to arrange a visit to a recently installed rugby
AGP facility in the near future and I hope we can get a good cross section
of the club involved in this visit.
In the meantime, if anyone has any questions about the new pitch please
feel free to contact me directly.
John Wanklyn - Chairman & CEO
John's AGM report can be viewed here
Club Consultation Process
It was announced at the recent AGM that Dil Thomas has been asked to
carry out a consultation process with as many club members as wish to
participate. The purpose of this process is to give all club members an
opportunity to express their views about the direction and focus of the
club and the way in which it can best be managed to represent the desires
and requirements of our overall membership.
Through better understanding we can ensure the Club is organised and
governed appropriately, and constituted correctly, to meet these wishes
and shared values.
For those of you who don't know Dil, he is an Honorary life member and
a very significant benefactor and contributor to the club and has relevant
professional expertise in this type of review. He has been associated
with club in one way or another for over 12 years.
The aim is for Dil to complete the review over the coming two months
in time to propose any specific recommendations as resolutions at the
EGM to be arranged before the end of July.
Dil will be contacting all of the major groups in the club (age groups,
coaching staff, senior teams, the committee and so forth) over the next
ten days or so to arrange meetings.
If, however, you would like to meet with him individually, or as an informal
group, outside of these meetings then please contact him on either 07503
481315 or by email at MRFCReview@hotmail.co.uk . He will also take written
points of view provided that they are not sent anonymously. Dil is not
on Twitter or Facebook and doesn't access any social media.. All conversations
with Dil will be treated in strict confidence.
400 Club April winners
St John Ford
Statement from Chairman & CEO
Last Saturday was one of the great days in the history of Maidenhead
RFC, and I am sure that all those of you who supported our superb team
in their victory over Reading Abbey, giving them the league title and
promotion to National 3, were as thrilled as the club officers. It goes
without saying that we are indebted to Ricky Khan and his fellow coaches,
and to Simon Cripps and his squad. To all our valued players, well done!
Naturally, you will all be very anxious that we maintain our progress.
National 3 is a very stern test, and as we have found before, demands
a major uplift in all areas if we are to exist at the higher level. We
would be totally failing in our duty as club officers if we had not carefully
talked through all the implications of a possible promotion as the season
progressed. The conclusion of these discussions and consultations is that
significant changes are needed. We need a more powerful structure to build
an integrated and sustainable senior playing section for our club. We
do not want to be a yo-yo club and will need to integrate, develop and
manage our overall playing resources better than we have ever done in
With regret, we concluded that Ricky's undoubted talents probably did
not lie in this area, and so we will not be retaining his services as
head coach next season. It is important that we place on record here and
now our thanks for the immense enthusiasm and commitment to the 1st XV
he has brought over the past 4 seasons leading to our promotion, and wish
him the very best for the future and what we are sure will be a successful
I have asked Tony Brooks, who has taken our Colts to within one game
of the BBO crown and who played for Rosslyn Park, Bath and England A before
turning to coaching, to head up a group of key people in drawing up a
new senior playing structure and strategy for the next 3-5 years. This
will help to put the club on a much firmer footing.
At heart we are a community club with a mission to provide integrated
community representation. We are also a big club with one of the largest
and best-run Youth sections in the Country, leading into an Academy that
has achieved outstanding results in only two years. We need to integrate
these strengths and harness them into our overall senior playing section
so we protect our community focus for the future.
The success of the Academy started with the development of a very well
conceived plan that highlighted the specific goals, objectives, structure,
roles and implementation plan to make the Academy a success. Our aim is
to repeat this process for the development of the senior section.
We are committed to ensuring an exciting future for the Club and you
are warmly welcome to share the journey.
John Wanklyn (chairman and chief executive)
'400 Club' Winners
October - 1.K Young, 2.D Bough, 3.D Goodman
November - 1.C Kingsley, 2.C Harper, 3.J Welch
December - 1.A Harries, 2.R Smith, 3.S Edwards
January - 1.A Marshall, 2.C Barrow, 3.A Swift
February - 1.J Hayden, 2.D Evans, 3.J Rainford
March - 1.G Cowen, 2.M Bates, 3.S Bough
1st XV promoted to National Leagues
The 1st XV's 34-25 win over Reading Abbey confirmed them as South West
1 East champions winning promotion to National League 3 South West.
Well done to Ricky, his coaching team and all the Senior squad who have
contributed to a great season.
Pictures from the game can be found in the Gallery here.
The spectators enjoyed it too and we received this nice note from a visitor.
"I live in the Havant area and wanted to take my Australian nephew (10yrs)
to a club game. He was staying in Wokingham. Your site was so much clearer
than those Pitchero things and I was easily able to find what I needed
We came to Braywick on Sat and had an excellent time. The locals were
all friendly and the facilities were great. I thought the game was good
Please pass on my gratitude to the club officers - a quite brilliant
afternoon which I think Rory and I will remember for many years.
Kind regards Richard Spurgeon."
Congratulations to Richie Craig
Richie Craig was this week announced as the new captain of the RAF rugby
This is a huge honour for Richie after many years representing them in
the interservices competition, well done Richie
MRFC awarded new RFU Club Accreditation
Maidenhead RFC were again delighted to be recipients of another award
from the Rugby Football Union. The RFU recently launched a new Club Accreditation
scheme to help all rugby clubs in England become stronger, more effective,
more efficient and more enjoyable places to play rugby.
Maidenhead RFC are only one of 94 clubs in England to attain the award,
earning advantages like the Sport England Clubmark recognising the excellence
of their youth, women and men's sections together with increased status
and credibility with local authorities, educational establishments and
potential sponsors. Accreditation was awarded at Twickenham Stadium as
part of the Daily Mail Schools Day, when Chairman of the Board of Directors
Paul Murphy presented a plaque for the clubhouse to John Wanklyn (Club
Chairman), Julian Rainford (Director of Youth Rugby) and his son Louis
Rainford who plays in their Youth section.
John Wanklyn commented "Maidenhead is a club at the heart of our
community and with a home Rugby World Cup in 2015 we expect to attract
even more members. This is a great time for our sport and it's a great
accolade for us to be awarded Club Accreditation. We had a great day at
Twickenham and will continue to welcome everyone to the club, where we
can guarantee they will have a marvellous time and make lots of new friends.
Whether playing rugby, helping out as volunteers or simply coming along
to watch the games everyone is welcome and they can see from the plaque
on the wall that we are right up there with the best!"
RFU Young Officials Award
This weekend Maidenhead RFC held a RFU Young Officials Award (YOA) course
at Braywick. The event was attended by 15 members of the junior section
and is part of a programme to develop referees from within the club. The
course was tutored by John Ford, Training Officer for the Berkshire Referees
Society and MRFC member. The YOA provides an introduction for those aged
between 14 and 19 into the officiating role, and allows them to get to
grips with the basics of refereeing. The qualification looks at the fundamentals
of officiating including communication, positioning, attitudes, management
and control. It also provides further understanding of the key aspects
of rugby such as the tackle, ruck, maul, scrum, line out and kick off.
To complete the award the players will have to undertake a further 10
hours of practical officiating. This will be facilitated by the club and
Clare Daniels from the RFU Referees department to involve club and school
Become a Part-Time London Wasps Community Referee
Wasps are looking for referees to join their our Community Team as a
part-time Referee working on the delivery of our Community Programmes.
You need to be a qualified rugby referee and possess a CRB Enhanced Disclosure
Full details of the (paid) opportunity can be found here.
Wasps deliver 'Coach The Coaches' session at MRFC
On Wednesday 21st March Wasps' coaches Ben Smiley and Ryan Hunt delivered
a session in the Coaches The Coaches Programme at Community Partner Club
Maidenhead RFC. The session was delivered to 18 Under 16s players and
was designed to provide the observing coaches with ideas and game understanding
to help promote an improved level of rugby delivery to their players.
Wasps' report on the session can be found here.
Berkshire U20s v Gloucestershire - Sunday 18th March
The Berkshire Under 20 team were emphatic victors over Oxfordshire last
Sunday winning 58 - 13, winning in some style. They now play the current
Championship holders Gloucestershire for a place in the Semi-Finals. The
match is to be played @ Reading RFC, next Sunday 18th March ko 2.30pm
The County encourages as many people as possible to come along and support
Schools Tag Rugby Festivals
MRFC again hosted the Schools Tag Rugby Festivals this year.
The Years 5/6 competition was held on 21st Feb and was covered by the
Advertiser see here
The years 3/4 competition was held on 13th Mar and was covered by the
Advertiser see here
Salisbury match pictures
Some pictures taken by Denis Murphy of the triumph over Salisbury can
be seen here www.dmsportingimages.com/rugby
Hannah Edwards selected for England U20s
Ex-Maidenhead Youth player Hannah Edwards has been selected for England
Women's U20 team to take on France this Sunday. Hannah currently plays
Another player from Maidenhead's youth section to be added to our Hall
Daily Mail RBS Schools' Day - Wednesday 4th April, Twickenham
The RFU has kindly provided 93 clubs across England with up to 50 free
tickets to watch the finals of the Daily Mail Cup.
The schedule for the day is;
11am - U15 Vase Final
12.30pm - U15 Cup Final
2.00pm - U18 Vase Final
3.30pm - U18 Cup Final
Maidenhead (along with Windsor and Reading) have been invited to represent
Berkshire. We have requested the full quota of tickets and open them up
for members to apply on a first-come, first-serve basis. Members can request
as many tickets as they like but in the event we receive a surplus amount
of applicants they will be allocated no more than 2.
MRFC Article in Rugby Club Magazine
Maidenhead RFC is one of the featured clubs in the latest issue of Rugby
Rugby Club Magazine is now available online.
To read (and download) the full magazine click here.
Scrumys rugby themed sessions for young children
From the 3rd March Scrumys are going to be running fun organised play
session for children with a rugby theme, touching on fundamental motor
skill development. By participating in our sessions, we expect your child
to spend some time learning important skills, making new friends and having
The sessions will be run every Saturday at the club.
There are two classes:
18 mths to 2 1/2 years at 10.30am 45min session
2 1/2 years to 4 years at 11.15am 45 min session
Best wishes to Tom Plumer
As many of you may know 1st team player Tom Plumer was in a bad accident
last Friday evening and is now in Wexham Park Hospital. He suffered a
badly smashed pelvis/hip. He will shortly be moved to the Radcliffe in
Oxford where there is a specialist unit for this kind of injury. He would
be happy to see or hear from his friends at MRFC.
Best wishes to Tom for a smooth recovery from all at Maidenhead RFC.
90th ANNIVERSARY JERSEY - 2nd order
There is a new opportunity to order the club's 90th Anniversary commemorative
The deadline is Sunday 12th February for a delivery time of the end of
All cheques should be made payable to 'Maidenhead Rugby Club'. No orders
will be placed without payment. Cash payments are required to be paid
in behind the bar with receipt attached to order form as proof of payment.
Previous orders for the Anniversary shirt are now available for collection
from the office.
Buenos Aires Cricket & Rugby Club
Maids welcome a party of 70 tourists from the Buenos Aires Cricket &
Rugby Club this weekend. BACRC gave our U16s a fantastic reception on
their tour to South America in 2010 and the current Colts are delighted
to be able to reciprocate this weekend. The tourists will hopefully be
supporting the 1st XV vocally on Saturday afternoon before enjoying the
club's hospitality on Saturday night and playing 3 games on the Sunday
against the Under 17s and the 2 Colts squads.
Please make them very welcome and come down and support the Maids' sides
Jamie Tolan selected for SW U18
Congratulations to Colt Jamie Tolan on his selection for the final SW
U18 squad to take part in Division play offs in February.
Now that the festive season is over, it's time to start thinking about
that RUGBY TOUR! Hawkinsport have a new jersey design tool on their Piranha
Sports website which will help you come up with a funky design for your
tour shirt. Before you know it tour time will be here, so get designing
as lead times will get longer the nearer we get to Easter. www.piranhasports.co.uk
Lead times are currently 8-10 weeks so hurry! If you cannot find the
design of shirt you are after, let them know what you are after and they
will create it for you. They can also produce polo shirts, T shirts, hoodies,
waterproof jackets, bags, beanies and caps in record time, so if you do
leave it to the last minute, Hawkinsport CAN HELP! Lead times for these
garments are approximately 2 weeks.
Wasps Community Twitter(@waspscommunity)
Wasps Community (@waspscommunity) have launched their own twitter account
and and are hoping to hit 1000 followers before Christmas.
As well as the usual updates, @waspscommunity will be providing our twitter
followers with the opportunities to win prizes over the next few days
and weeks... so don't miss out! If you are a Twit(ter) 'follow' @waspscommunity.
90th ANNIVERSARY JERSEY
As part of the upcoming celebrations for the club's 90th Anniversary
we are producing a commemorative rugby jersey so that everyone can have
one to proudly wear at the Anniversary match in February.
The deadline is Wednesday 23rd November 2011 so jerseys can be available
in time for the Anniversary match in February.
All cheques should be made payable to 'Maidenhead Rugby Club'. No orders
will be placed without payment. Cash payments are required to be paid
in behind the bar with receipt attached to order form as proof of payment.
Wooden Spoon Annual Lottery
As one of our nominated charities MRFC are selling tickets for the Wooden
Spoon Annual Lottery. Tickets have been provided to all playing sections
of the club and are also available behind the bar and food counter. The
cost of a ticket is £1 with the draw taking place on 12 December 2011.
The 1st prize will be a new car with a long list of other outstanding
As part of out mutual co-operation on local projects Wooden Spoon has
agreed for MRFC to retain part of the proceeds. These funds will be ring-fenced
to assist members of the club's thriving Youth section who find it difficult
to meet their membership fee. By working in this way we are looking to
give them support which would have otherwise been unobtainable.
As an added bonus all sold tickets will initially be entered into an
internal club raffle to be made on Sunday 27th November 2011. The prize
will be a playing shirt signed by London Wasps! All sold tickets will
then be put forward to the Spoon's Annual Lottery draw.
Please ensure all tickets (where sold or not) and monies are left with
Jean Kingsley by noon, Sunday 27th November 2011.
Berkshire Ladies lose out to Gloucestershire
Berkshire Ladies lost out to Gloucestershire 17-12 at Newbury last Sunday,
with a number of Maidenhead players gaining representative honours.
With three players in the starting line up and another five on the replacements
bench, it was a good representation from the Braywick ladies.
Berkshire now travel to Somerset for their next fixture on 6th
November. Full report here.
'400 Club' Winners for Sept 2011
1st N Proddow
2nd K Lawton
3rd A Emmanuel
Youth Tournament Raffle Winners
Thank you to everyone who took part in the raffle. Over a 1,000 tickets
Congratulations to the following who won;
1st prize - Signed shirt from the Russian RWC squad - E Aitken (00872)
2nd prize - Signed shirt from Harlequins RU Squad - Mr Deans (00399)
3rd Prize - Singed shirt from Sale Sharks - C McKenna (03633)
4th prize - Golf Assessment - S Casserly (02615)
5th prize - Meal for 4 at Toby Carvery - James (03638)
6th prize - Case of Wine - John Evans (00192)
7th prize - £100 M & S Vouchers - N Cottee (00036)
8th prize - 2 Adult tickets to the London Eye - A Hawkins (02598)
9th prize - Tickets to a Sealife Centre - Mr Deans (00398)
10th prize - Cinema Tickets - K Stannard (02002)
11th prize - Ball signed by Martin Corry - N Potter
Maidenhead Ladies selected for Berkshire
An impressive nine players from Maidenhead Ladies were selected for the
Berkshire Women's Rugby squad in trials held at Wellington College last
Forwards Becky Evans, Jenny Worth, Ailsa Harris, Meghan Whalley, Frankie
Diplock, as well as backs Louise Walker, Grace Shaw, Emma Lecount and
Jade O'Neill made the selection.
The Maids' contingent makes up a large part of the group, which is also
bolstered by players from Bracknell, Reading and Newbury. It is a notable
achievement from the Braywick ladies, especially as only Walker and Worth
had played rugby before last season.
This season sees a reinvigorated county and divisional programme in women's
rugby in England, in an RFU initiative to identify and develop talented
female players in the junior and senior game.
The first Berkshire Women's game is against Gloucestershire on Sunday
Also two Maidenhead girls were selected in the Under 18 Berkshire Girls
Development squad. Bethany Worth and Roisin Molloy, also earned their
places at the Wellington trials.
I am very sad to report that Rick Wheddon, a dear friend and longstanding
playing member, supporter and sponsor of the Club, sadly lost his battle
against cancer last week at the age of 46. Rick fought the disease for
over three years with the same immense courage, tenacity, and humour he
approached all things in his life, including rugby. For this he will always
be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all here at Maidenhead Rugby
Rick's funeral will be held at St Edmund Campion Church on Thursday
29th September at midday, followed by a wake at Maidenhead Rugby Club.
Rick's wife Jane has extended an open invitation to join her and the
rest of their family and friends on Thursday and help celebrate Rick's
life. The family will be putting together a "memory box" and
have invited everyone to contribute with photo's, stories or anecdotes
about Rick, which the family can look over now and in years to come. I
have been told that this can include anything that you loved about Rick,
including some of the more humorous or colourful events we may of shared
Jane has also requested that instead of buying flowers, she would rather
people made donations to 2 charities that were close to Rick's heart and
are dedicated to helping not only improve the care and treatment for Cancer
sufferers but more importantly to living strong with cancer and making
the most of the rest of your life. Details of these will be included on
the order of service on Thursday.
Obviously, our thoughts, best wishes and deepest condolences go to Jane
and her three children, Beth, Will and Robert and the whole of Rick's
For those who wish to send Jane and the family a card, her address is
School Cottage, Henley Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 6QW.
Chairman & CEO, Maidenhead Rugby Club
Advertiser's Cash for Sport
Win a share of £20,000 for our club. The more tokens we collect the more
cash we receive. Tokens will be printed every Thursday in the Advertiser
until November 3 If every member collects three tokens each we will definitely
win a cash prize, so start collecting now.
All sides should collect tokens and give them in behind the bar or office
so we can collect up to £2,000 from the paper. All monies earned has to
be invested in playing equipment. Provisional agreement has been reached
to put the majority of money into buying rucking shields.............the
ones that do not walk on their own or have the gift of invisibility!
NEW MRFC Find a result and report database
Try our new results database MRFC TOTAL RESULTS
& REPORT FINDER
You can find any known 1st XV result since the first match in 1922, along
with all the results and reports on the website since 1999 plus many other
If there is an associated match report there will be a link to it. There
are currently over 5000 results which will be continue to be added to.
Maidenhead RFC in Rugby World
Maids feature prominently in Stephen Jones's column in this month's Rugby
World. Steve interviews John Wanklyn and discusses the issues around paying
players at our level and the financial implications of promotion to the
The article can be downloaded here (Page1&2
Page3&4)or you could go out and buy
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