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David Perry



It is with very great sadness that we announced that David Perry passed away last week. 

A lovely man and a club stalwart who will be very missed by us all. David was, amongst many other official and non-official roles, Fixture Secretary and a Committee Member at Maids for many years, as well as an ardent support of the club, following the 1st XV all around the South West of England. 

The club wishes very much to respect the family's privacy at this trying time. The funeral will be Jan 15th. We realise many wish to pay their respects and express their condolences but ask they coordinate through Gareth Andrew-Jones at the club. He can be contacted via email gareth@theajs.co.uk

The Thames Hospice provided wonderful care to David in his final weeks and so we are asking for donations to the hospice instead of flowers. Donations may be made via the following link: www.memorygiving.com/davidmartinperry

 
 
 
Upcoming Fixtures
 
Saturday 

1st XV Exmouth (A) SWP 2PM 
 2nd XV Witney II (A) BBO1 2.15 
3rd XV Marlow III (H) BBO4S 2:00

 Sunday 

Colts Bracknell (A) BBO 1.30 
U16A Henley (H) OBB 
U15A No session BULLS BYL 
U15B Windsor (H) BYL 
Minis Redingensians (A)
 
 
 
Maidenhead RFC's emotionally charged victory over Dings Crusaders was a fitting tribute to David Perry
 
Captain Myke Parrott felt David Perry was looking down on Maids in the final 20 minutes of Saturday's 15-12 win over Dings Crusaders. 

Maids had taken a narrow 15-12 lead through tries from Jaryd Robinson and Dave Cole – with Ed Keohane bagging the extras – and Parrott believes the team were playing for David as they withstood a barrage of late pressure to take the victory. The club's fixtures secretary passed away last week. 

Most sides would have buckled in those final minutes, against a side who've been by far the most consistent in the league this season. But Maids refused to bow to the pressure of the leaders, and Parrott said afterwards their 'heroic' defence in those final minutes was a fitting send off for Perry, who the players all thought very highly of. "I've never seen a defensive performance like that," said Parrott. "It was unbelievable. "It was an emotional day for us because of David Perry sadly passing away. 

I know the boys all thought a lot of him and that was in the forefront of our minds. "We were determined not to lose our home record on that day. I think what had happened to David was playing on all our minds. The final minutes were so tense. But the way we won it was more fitting for David really. It was pretty heroic the way we defended at the end. Better that way, than to put 70 points past a team. We were talking about him in the changing room and I think it gave us that extra five percent. He was looking down on us." 

The emotionally charged afternoon began with a minute's silence for David, and ended with the side having extended their winning run at home to 29 games. It puts them right in the mix for promotion ahead of Saturday's trip to Exmouth. Whether they're ready to take that step,Parrott admits, is another question. "We're away at Exmouth on Saturday, which will be a tough game," added Parrott. "We beat them 45-33 here when they had been previously unbeaten. 

Their coach said he was looking forward to playing us down at their place, so they'll be bang up for it, but then so will we. "I'd by lying if I said that (promotion play off place) wasn't playing on our minds. We're within touching distance, and Newton Abbot in second still have to come to us. "We've got 11 games left and six of them are at Braywick where we fancy ourselves to beat anyone. 

I don't think we're too far off, whether we're ready to go up again is a different question. We'd need to freshen the squad up again, but why not? We'd need Newton Abbot and Bournemouth to slip up though because we're not going to win 11 straight matches."
 
 
 
Touch Rugby Training
 


Touch Rugby Training for All Club members are welcome to join us on Wednesday evenings (starting 17 Jan) from 7.30-9pm on the main 3G pitch for training with the club's touch rugby section "Mohawks". We will start with a 45 minute fitness boot camp followed by social games of touch rugby for a further 45 minutes. You can attend one or both sessions for free as club members. 

Non-members can pay £5 per session or £20 for 6 sessions. Players of all ages (ideally 14+) and all playing levels (from complete beginners to experienced players) are welcome to join us. 

There will be something for everyone to enjoy! We are especially keen for families (parents, siblings, partners) of junior/senior players and to join us and get more involved in the activities the club has to offer. 

We also aim to organise more social activities for our section too this season! Any questions, please contact Sammie (mohawkstouch@gmail.com / 07766 525 938)
 
 
SW Premier
 
 
     
  Team  
     
     
  P  
     
     
  Pts  
     
 
     
  Dings Crusaders Newton Abbot Bournemouth Maidenhead Cleve
Exmouth
Brixham
Weston-s-Mare 
Ivybridge
Camborne 
Newbury Blues Bracknell
Hornets 
Lydney
 
     
     
 
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
 
     
     
 
62 54 52 49 45 44 37 37 35 33 30 30 18
14
 
     
 
 
BBO1
 
 
     
  Team  
     
     
  P  
     
     
  Pts  
     
 
     
  Bracknell II Maidenhead II Chinnor III
Am & Chiltern II
Witney II
Newbury II Redingensians III Henley III Windsor II Reading Abbey II Aylesbury II 
 
     
     
 
10
10
9
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
 
     
     
 
48 43 39 29 26 23 20 18 17 10
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We are delighted to welcome Kempton Carr Croft as a new sponsor this season 

 
 
 
 
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