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Junior & Girls supporters’ lunch Chobham 1st XV v London Exiles Saturday 11th January 2020

The forthcoming lunch on the Saturday 11th January 2020 is being hosted by the ‘juniors and girls’ in the very capable hands of Neil Whittington and Charles Gregory.

 

We have a culinary feast to look forward to as well as feast of Rugby to enjoy. The 1st XV play London Exiles whilst the Cannons 2nd XV play Warlingham.

 

Bar Open – 11:30am

Lunch Served – 12:30pm

Matches KO – 2:00pm

 

£13.50 per head and tables of 10 people maximum.

 

As we have in previous years, it would be brilliant to get at least one table of 10 per age group (both boys and girls!) along with as many players and parents attending as possible.

 

Please let Neil know if any of you would like to come along by contacting him at neil.whittington@arturian.com.

 

We will need to give final numbers by Wednesday 8th January 2020 at the latest so please let me know if any of you fancy it.


Many thanks in advance.

Neil Whittington and Charles Gregory

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Chobham vs Battersea Ironsides Supporters’ Lunch – Saturday 14th September

Welcome everyone to the long awaited 2019 – 2020 rugby season.

 

Today the social committee are hosting the first senior supporters’ lunch of the season, and what a better way of starting than against our dear friends from ‘Sarf’ London, Battersea Ironsides? We begin a ‘new era’ at Fowlers Wells with the 1st XV team having a revitalised squad and an excellent coaching team led by Billy Davison. So what a better way of showing your support than having a hearty lunch before kick-off which is at 3pm.

 

The Bar will open at 12.30pm and sit down for lunch will be 1.30pm. Lunch will comprise Steak and Ale Pie, new potatoes and seasonal vegetables, followed by bread & butter pudding and custard together with a cheese board. All this for just £13 per head.

 

Whether you’re an old stalwart of the club or a brand new member, this lunch and every supporters’ lunch this season is open to each and every member. It’s as great way to catch up with old friends who you’ve not seen over the closed season or an opportunity to make new friends.

 

Please can you let Geraint know by Wednesday 11th September 2019, if you would like to book a table for your age group (max. 10 people) or you would like to book an individual seat, by emailing g.parry776@btinternet.com 

Mixed Ability

Surrey Chargers Match – Saturday 20th April!

 

This Saturday at 3pm sees the club’s mixed ability section, the Surrey Chargers, take on the Exiles, Ealing Trailfinders social XV. Mixed ability rugby sees players with a learning difficulty and / or physical disability play full contact rugby alongside more experienced players. The last game against the Exiles was a fast flowing, physical game so with no other fixtures this week at the club why not come down and support our newest team! 

 

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Pinfold Cup 2019 – Saturday 27th April

Alan Pinfold

 

Alan was a big stalwart second row, known for the occasional impromptu drop goal. Alan was our globetrotting President in the 80s and 90s. His picture is in pride of place over the Martyrs fireplace. The picture was published in Rugby World as the archetype rugby ‘Golden Oldie’ a role that Alan filled perfectly. Always happy to play, and was never without a drink in his hand … Alan would be seen at the Hong Kong sevens, with England or the Lions on tour or at Twickenham. Alan’s globetrotting benefited from his job at Garuda airlines, and the Club and club members also benefited from Alan passing on the chance of concessionary long haul tickets. If ‘Rupert the Bear’ was sung in the club, you knew Alan had arrived – he had dreadful taste in loud check trousers.

 

Pinfold Cup

 

 

When Alan retried as President and moved to Cornwall, the Club renamed the 10 year Cup in his honour. The ‘Ten Year side’ who had put in ten or more years of service to Chobham Rugby would play a Club side in an the end of the season celebratory game. The first game was played in 1978. The ten-year side play in scarlet and gold quarters rather than the hoops worn then. These quarter checks are enshrined as part of the Club shield.

 

 

Alan sadly died of cancer, but is survived by Margaret (Marc) his widow and Guy his son.

 

 

The Pinfold Cup is open to all players from across the club so If you’re interested in playing in the Pinfold Cup please pass on your details by email to eigher Neil Gadsby or Itor James (neilg02@live.com itorjames@hotmail.com) or via the event on Facebook.

 

The game will kick off at 14:30 on Saturday 27th and all players should meet at the club at 1:15 to register.

 

There will be a normal after game dinner which is FOC to all fully paid up members of Chobham RFC and £6 to non members.

 

 

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Super Saturday Supporters’ Lunch- Chobham 1st XV & 2nd XV v Hove RFC – 13th April 2019 kick off 3pm

Saturday 13th April 2019, is Super Saturday at Fowlers Wells and sees the final supporters’ lunch of the season, hosted by myself, Mike Riley and the social team. Not only will there be a culinary feast to enjoy but there will also be a feast of rugby to look forward to. The 1st XV play Hove whilst the Cannons play Hove 2nd XV. Both matches will kick off at 3 pm.

Cost of the lunch, is £13 and will comprise (TBC).

Bar Open 12.00 pm

Sit down 1.00 pm

Kick Off 3.00 pm.

There will also be Post-match entertainment in the form of Chobham’s favourite band ‘The Spirals’.

The supporter’s lunch is welcome to each and every member, family and friends.

If you would like to book a table/seat please contact me here   or calling on 07947 824 058.

The closing date is Wednesday 10th April 2019.

Thank you.

Geraint Parry

Social Secretary