This week’s topics:
Richmond v Ealing Saturday 9th Sept KO 3pm
Saturday games
Sunday 10th September – OPRO visit
Shop opening hours this weekend
Membership Cards 2017/18
Bristol v Richmond Sunday 17th September KO 2pm
Richmond v Jersey Saturday 23rd September KO 2.30pm
Southwark Tigers need your outgrown boots
Travel disruption this weekend
Arthur J Gallagher – How can we help with your insurance needs?
Results from last weekend

Richmond v Ealing Saturday 9th September KO 3pm
After last Saturday’s rather different start to the new season, normal service is resumed this Saturday 9th September when the FIRST XV take on old opponents Ealing at home KO 3pm with a pre-match lunch beforehand timings 12.30pm for 1pm
This will be the usual 3 courses plus coffee although it has been necessary to make a small increase in the cost and the new price is £30/head which will continue to include a match programme but not match entrance.
Places are still available but I do need to know by return please if you wish to book in.

The match is being sponsored by Volvo Cars West London who we are delighted to announce are continuing their partnership into a second season. We thank them for their valuable support - and the even better news is that as they have been officially recognised as one of Volvo UK’s Affinity Partners, they are able to offer Richmond members significant discounts when purchasing a new Volvo at any point during the season. Simply contact Volvo Cars West London on 020 8834 5858 or visit their dealership in Power Road, Chiswick and they will be able to guide you through the Affinity Scheme and the discounts available across the range.

Saturday games
The VIKINGS are resting whilst the SAXONS and NORMANS are at home to Esher II and Bishop’s Stortford III respectively both KO 1.30pm. The JUTES take on Hammersmith & Fulham II away KO 3pm and the HEAVIES are continuing their pre- season training

Sunday 10th September
On Sunday the MINIS and YOUTH are training at normal times.
Please note it is the day of the annual visit from the mouth guard company OPRO who will be setting up in the Sports Bar as usual from about 10am until 1pm. No bookings are necessary, just pop along when convenient to have a fitting for their custom made mouth guards

Shop opening hours this weekend
Normal service will also be resumed as far as the shop is concerned with opening hours this weekend as follows:
Saturday: 12.30pm until 3pm and then for half an hour after match finish
Sunday: 9am until 1pm

Membership cards 2017/18
Membership Cards are being sent out on a regular basis but as you will appreciate it is a busy time of the year for renewals so if you have paid your subscription but not received your card and are coming to Saturday’s match then please see me in the shop and I will be happy to sort out your discounted match entrance.

Bristol v Richmond Sunday 17th September KO 2pm
Next weekend the FIRST XV are playing Bristol away but please note it is on SUNDAY KO 2pm

Richmond v Jersey Saturday 23rd September KO 2.30pm
The following Saturday 23rd September the FIRST XV are back home to play old friends Jersey at the slightly earlier time of 2.30pm
There will be the usual pre-match lunch for which bookings are now open. And I would mention that it is the inaugural lunch of the new Richmond Ladies that Lunch Society and if you would like to be part of that then please contact Karen Heaton on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
There is no criteria to join – just be involved in some way with Richmond as a supporter, player, player’s partner, player’s family, mini mum, mini grand mum, Heavies wife  etc etc   - whatever! Numbers are already looking very healthy with about 30 booked in – but the more the merrier.

Southwark Tigers need your outgrown boots
A reminder that we are still collecting boots for Southwark Tigers a club which is run by an inspirational team of volunteers and provides rugby for kids growing up in some of the most deprived areas of the capital.
They are always in need of boots/trainers for their kids who are unable to afford to buy their own so please do remember that they will be delighted to provide a good home for any such out grown footwear.
Just bring them along on Sunday or any other Sunday going forward and drop them off with me in the shop.

Travel disruption this weekend
For details of general weekend travel disruption remember to check here

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Results last weekend
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Richmond 7 Bedford Blues 36
Vikings 50 Chinnor II 14
Saxons 14 Blackheath II 19