This week’s topics:
Richmond v London Scottish Saturday 18th March KO 2.30pm
Saturday games  
Sunday 19th March games
Richmond Women feature in England team once again
Yorkshire Carnegie v Richmond SUNDAY March 26th KO 3pm
Richmond v Cornish Pirates Saturday 8th April KO 3pm
Jersey v Richmond EASTER Saturday 15th April KO 3pm
Richmond Rugby Easter Kids Camp Tuesday 11th, Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th April U6 upwards
Non Playing Dates for the Diary:
Club Awards Dinner Friday 5th May
Club AGM Tuesday 13th June
Shawnton de Four
Arthur J Gallagher – How can we help with your insurance needs?
Weekend Travel Disruption
Results last weekend

Richmond v London Scottish Saturday 18th March KO 2.30pm
This Saturday 18th March we need to turn the stadium into Fortress Richmond as the FIRST XV take on London Scottish which will be a massive game and undoubtedly the most important of the season. Please be there to support our lads as they attempt to do the double over the Scots!

A reminder that as the pre match lunch is so big timings are 12pm for 12.15pm sharp with pre-lunch drinks in the Sports Bar - which will be open from 11am for early entertainment

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This week we have two Match Ball Sponsors in AFEX and Cantell &Co. Established in 1979, AFEX is a leading global payment and risk management solutions provider that specialises in cross-border transactions and provides market expertise and unrivalled customer service for businesses and private clients. With a client base of over 25,000 active commercial customers worldwide, AFEX prides itself on tailoring its payment and foreign exchange services to meet its clients’ needs. To find out more about one of our Premier Partners visit https://www.afex.com/unitedkingdom/
Cantell & Co is a privately-owned estate agency that was established in Richmond in 2013 with one aim in mind, to put the client at the centre of their business. David and Anissa Cantell have built their agency with values that are underpinned by integrity, delivering a professional service but in a personal way. While their experiences reflect decades of real, local knowledge and an in-depth understanding of the broader sector, it is their passion for people and property that motivates them. For more information about our Club Partner, visit http://www.cantellandco.com/

Saturday games
The VIKINGS are at home to London Scottish II KO 1pm and the SAXONS game tbc
The NORMANS, JUTES and HEAVIES are resting

Sunday 19th March games
On Sunday the WOMEN are also resting.
After their very successful Mini Festival last week the MINIS are training at home
YOUTH matches – U12 v Bournville at home KO 9.30am, U13 & 14 v Bournville at home KO 12pm
NB It is the Richmond Half Marathon on Sunday morning and although based in Old Deer Park the runners are using our ground to start from. There will therefore be limited access to the main A316 entrance as well as the back gate on Kew Foot Road between the hours of 7.30am and 9am - so I suggest you make sure you do not arrive until after 9am when all the runners should be well on their way!

Richmond Women feature in England team once again
Good luck once more to our players, Kay Wilson and Alex Matthews who are starting for England in the decider game of the Six Nations match against Ireland tomorrow Friday 17th in Ireland to be shown live on Sky Sports 2 KO 8pm
And many congratulations to Kay who scored a record 7 tries for England last Saturday against Scotland. An awesome achievement!

Yorkshire Carnegie v Richmond SUNDAY March 26th KO 3pm
Next weekend the FIRST XV will be travelling by train to Leeds on Sunday leaving from Kings Cross on the 10.10 with coach transfer to and from the ground and returning on the 18.45 from Leeds arriving Kings Cross 21.07

Richmond v Cornish Pirates Saturday 8th April KO 3pm
This is the last home game of the season and lunch is already almost sold out so if you wish to book in please let me know urgently to avoid disappointment

Jersey v Richmond EASTER Saturday 15th April KO 3pm
This will be the last game of a very eventful season and over Easter weekend too, and I know that many of you have already booked flights to Jersey combining such an auspicious occasion with a bit of R & R.
The team are travelling on the Friday and we would like to arrange a social gathering of all those that are there as well in support at the team hotel, The Merton on the Friday evening. The team will of course be in attendance and in order to gauge numbers would all those going to Jersey please indicate if they would like to join us – and I would stress that includes everyone - supporters, family, girlfriends, friends etc etc

Richmond Rugby Easter Kids Camp Tuesday 11th, Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th April U6 upwards
A reminder that Jack Heald and his Coaching team will be running an Easter Coaching Camp at the ground on Tuesday 11th, Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th April for age groups Under 6 upwards.
Timings are 9.30am to 3.30pm with a free T shirt on registration - a packed lunch and drinks are required.
The camp is run by talented and passionate RFU Level 2 qualified rugby coaches with each day full of activities aimed to improve running, passing and kicking skills as well as provide a huge amount of fun.
You do not have to be a Richmond member to participate as it is open to all boys and girls U6 upwards - for more information and to book a place please click here 

Non Playing Dates for the Diary
Club Awards Dinner Friday 5th May
Further details will follow but please make sure Friday 5th May is in the diary as the Club Awards Dinner will be taking place and we have much to celebrate in what has been a huge learning curve of a season for every section of the club
Club AGM Tues 13th June 7pm
The final event of the 2016/17 season will be the Club AGM which will take place on Tuesday 13th June in the members Bar KO 7pm. Another important date for your diary

Shawnton de Four
Please see below for a request from old friends Old Emanuel Rugby Club which speaks for itself:
Last Saturday we had a tragic event at our club when Shawnton de Four collapsed on the pitch and later died.
Shawnton was 34 years old and recently married with young twins. We have set up a ‘Just Giving’ page to try to raise as much money as we can for his family.
Anything you can do to promote this would be fantastic.
It has been humbling to see how much love and support there has been within the wider rugby family.   
https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/Shawnton
 Any help you can give would be really appreciated.
 Best Regards
Jonathan Eaton
Hon Secretary  
Emanuel Rugby Limited   

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We understand there may be issues this weekend affecting trains in and out of Waterloo and possibly trains to and from Barnes – so remember to check here before you travel http://www.tfl.gov.uk/

Results last weekend
Saxons 24 Kew Occs 39