Chobham Fireworks – Volunteers needed?

Dear Chobham members,

As you know the Chobham Fireworks evening (Saturday 27th October) is not only the biggest community event for Chobham but it is one of Chobham RFC’s biggest social events and we need your help.  We need as many volunteers from across all the sections of the club to help where possible to make this a successful event.  The minis run the sweets, candyfloss and popcorn stalls.  Juniors run the BBQ and outside bar.  Seniors take care of security.  But we need help before the event with the following from 10am on Saturday.

– setting up marquees for the various stalls.

– putting up the orange fencing around the bonfire.

– putting up signage.

– preparing all the stalls with equipment.

– electrical work for outside lighting.

– preparing the BBQs.

We will also need all the support we can get on the night and may have gaps on the BBQ or outside bar at times, so should you wish to help on those then you would be most welcome.

If you are able to help with any of the following can you please let Sherrie Mayger know as soon as possible either on Facebook, email here or  07701 096899.


Many thanks

Geraint Parry

Club Social Secretary

Chobham Carnival 6th & 7th May 2018 – Volunteers & procession participants needed


It is a fantastic day and loads of fun starting with the procession through the High Street, ending at the Recreation Ground where there are plenty of stalls, attractions & entertainers. Pedal Power v Parkour – an action packed race between man and machine; Dangerous Steve – Thrill a minute stunt show; Wonder Wheelers – Audience participation riding whacky bikes; Morris Dancing, Punch & Judy, Fairground, and of course, The Chobham RFC Carnival Bar.


On SUNDAY 6th May from 12pm onwards we need help to put up the pop-up marquees & build the bar.


On MONDAY 7th May the procession will leave Chobham RFC car park at 11.30am arriving at the Chobham Recreation Ground (behind the garage) at midday. We’re looking for players, parents & friends to follow the club car in the Carnival Procession, waving flags & shaking buckets along the way collecting money. Please meet at 11am, wearing your Rugby shirt.


The Chobham RFC BAR opens at 12pm on Monday 7th May so if you fancy pulling a pint or two for half an hour or so come and join us to help raise much needed funds for your club. It’s great fun & really easy even for complete beginners.
Then from 5pm we need a last bit of help with the take down.
Thank you
Please let Geraint Parry here Mike Vandenberg here , or Jackie Edwards here  know if you can lend a hand and Ed Wynne here if you want to join in the procession.
See you all there #oneclub

Geraint Parry

Social Secretary


2019 mini’s tour fundraising – auction for 50th anniversary top signed by first team!

It may sound a bit early as we’ve just come back from the 2018 Minis tour but as the wonderful age group manager for the U9s ( Steve ) reminded this age group, it’s our job to fund raise for next year. One of the U9 coaches ( Dave Fellowes-Freeman ) is running the London marathon in a few weeks for Orchid, a male cancer charity ( you may have seen the blue collection buckets with mini tour and orchid logo at the bar ). As part of his fundraising he’s doing a blind auction for a 50th anniversary Chobham top signed by the first team ( thanks to Malcolm and Tony for sorting ) and a four ball at Burhill golf course. Anyone interested should send bids to Dave ( 07795 207851 ) by 7th April stating name, bid and for which prize. All proceeds will be split 50/50 between Orchid and the 2019 minis tour. Winners will be announced on Chobham Facebook page on 8th April! Dave also has a just giving page, his target time is 3hr 30mins….



Congratulations to our young Chobham Rugby 50th Anniversary T Shirt Designers

As part of our 50th Anniversary celebrations this season all minis and juniors were invited to design a T Shirt on the theme:  “This is what Chobham Rugby means to me”

We are very pleased to announce that our T Shirt Competition winners are Thomas Drake (U9’s) & Connor O’Brien (U8’s) who win a £25 voucher of their choice.

Get your hands on a limited edition 50th Anniversary T Shirt from these wonderfully talented young designers!

This fabulous design will be on sale in the Club Shop with children’s sizes £5.00 and adult sizes £8.00. Please place you orders at the Club Shop.



Minis Fundraiser : Learn to Trade Foreign Exchange at Chobham

As part of our Mini’s Tour fundraising efforts, Graham Davidson from u10s will be giving two 2 hour presentations on how to trade the foreign exchange markets.

For a £100 donation to the Mini’s tour you will get 4 hours of tuition from a professional trader with 20 years of experience across 3 continents.

Graham will teach you everything from the very basics of how an FX transaction works, to what factors move the markets right up to how to initiate trades, how to manage your capital and ultimately give you a chance of profitably trading the markets*. The techniques you will be taught are perfectly applicable in other markets too.

7 TILL 9pm on Monday 9th and Monday 16th January 2017 in the clubhouse. Email Graham at or call/text 07826308717 to book you place. Limit of 20 participants.

* Not guaranteed!

WEST END FOR chobham

West End Musicals Extravaganza Evening in support of the 2017 Minis Tour to Devon

Simon Greenhill Entertainment is putting on a West End Musicals Extravaganza Evening in support of the 2017 Minis Tour to Devon. A number of Club Members will know of Simon’s talent from some of the impromptu appearances made at the Quiz night and after his turning out for the Seniors a few weeks ago to name but two. He has assembled a group of West End singers and actors he has worked with together with family members to entertain us for the evening. It really is a night not to be missed and very much open to the Club as a whole. Tickets are £15 and limited to 200. Cash bar and auction on the night. Please contact Simon directly to purchase tickets. there will additionally be an opportunity to purchase tickets in person at the Club soon.


Minis supporters lunch – Chobham 1st XV v Tunbridge Wells kick off 2.30pm.


The forthcoming lunch on the 5th November 2016 is being hosted by the ‘minis’ in the very capable hands of Gareth Wilkins. Not only will we have a culinary feast to look forward to but there will also be a feast of Rugby to enjoy, with three home games. The 1st XV will play Tunbridge Wells, whilst the Cannons play Rosslyn Park Hatters and the Devils 3’s play Old Tiffinians 2. All three games kicking off at 2.30pm.
Lunch (menu TBC).
The cost will be £13 with the timings as follows:
Bar Open 12.00pm
Sit down 1.00pm
Kick Off 2.30pm.
Everyone is more than welcome to join us for lunch, whether you’ve been a club member for many years or recently joined – it’s a great way to meet new friends and watch great rugby.
Please can you let Gareth Wilkins,  here know if you would like to join before Wednesday 2nd November 2016?
Social Secretary

Chobham Minis named Eagle Radio Club of the Year 2016 at Woking Sports Awards

Congratulations to the Chobham Minis management team; volunteers, parents and players on being named Eagle Radio Club of the Year 2016 at the Woking Sports Awards held on 12th October 2016.


Minis Chairman Ian Woodley said, ” Just a quick thanks to all of the Minis past and present who have all played their part in enabling the club to receive this recognition. Onwards and Upwards!”


Chobham Minis have also been shortlisted as Young Sports Team of the Year (Sponsored by 96.4 Eagle Radio) finalists in the Surrey Heath Sport Awards.


Surrey Heath said, “The ninth annual Sports Awards will be taking place on Monday 17th October at the Camberley Theatre, providing a fantastic opportunity to recognise and reward talented local athletes, coaches, volunteers, teams and clubs for their outstanding achievements in sport over the past 12 months.

The standard was outstanding, with several nominees excelling at international level, exceeding personal targets or having made a substantial impact on the community.”