This week’s topics:
Bedford Blues v Richmond Saturday 13th April KO 3pm
The President’s Bike Ride
Saturday games
Sunday 14th April
Shop opening hours this weekend
Richmond v London Irish Good Friday 19th April KO 3pm
London Scottish v Richmond Saturday 27th April KO 3pm
Travel disruption this weekend
Results from the weekend
 

Bedford Blues v Richmond Saturday 13th April KO 3pm
This Saturday 13th April the FIRST XV travel to play Bedford Blues away KO 3pm and I know many of you will be there to support our lads for this important match

The President’s Bike Ride
Our President, Chris Mills intends to arrive in style at Bedford - not for him the team coach, as he and his fellow bikers are cycling there leaving Richmond’s ground at 8am on Friday morning and arriving at Bedford on Saturday in time for lunch of course!
So you can keep track of their progress details of their journey will I am sure appear on various social media platforms - and as they are undertaking the ride in aid of the Gareth Savin Trust and the newly formed Richmond Heavies Foundation please do feel free to donate to these exceedingly worthy causes  -  just click here
 
Saturday games
It is a busy one for the other senior men’s teams on Saturday as the VIKINGS are at home to Barnes II KO 2.30pm, the SAXONS are away to Ampthill II KO 1.30pm, the NORMANS are due to play Hertford II at home KO TBA and the JUTES are also at home to Guildford in the Surrey Premiership Play Off Semi Final KO 3pm

Sunday 14th April
MINIS – Most age groups have finished for the season although the U6 and U8 will be training at home for one last time. If in doubt as to where you should be please contact your age group manager
YOUTH - all away

Shop opening hours this weekend
The shop will be CLOSED on Saturday I am afraid but will be open as usual on Sunday from 9am – 12pm  - and please be aware that if you wish to pick anything up during the week in normal office hours we are always happy to accommodate if you give us prior notice

Richmond v London Irish Good Friday 19th April KO 3pm
Next weekend is of course Easter weekend and on Good Friday 19th April the FIRST XV take on London Irish at home KO 3pm. Ticket sales are continuing to build and it promises to be one of the biggest games of the season so what better way to spend a holiday afternoon than being part of the excitement
There is the usual lunch beforehand and there are still a few places available but I do need to know asap if you wish to book in - usual cost of £30 to include a match programme but not match entrance

London Scottish v Richmond Saturday 27th April KO 3pm
The FIRST XV play their last game of the season against old rivals London Scottish on Saturday 27th April away KO 3pm
As previously advised we are holding a joint pre-match lunch in a specially commissioned marquee beforehand with a somewhat different format incorporating a 2 course meal & half a bottle of wine. The overall cost will either be £45 per person to include lunch and £15 match entrance (standing only) or £50 per person to include lunch and £20 match entrance (seated grandstand)
Final numbers could be in the region of up to 400 and timings will therefore be early; 12pm for 12.30pm
Payment is required up front (by bank transfer preferably please to Barclays 20-72-33 Richmond FC Ltd 10118990 ref:lunch 27/4 or cheque made payable to Richmond FC Ltd and sent to the address below) and as numbers are already building please book in asap to avoid disappointment as there will be a cap on the numbers possible in the marquee
 
Travel disruption this weekend
For details of general weekend travel disruption remember to check here https://tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey/

Results from the weekend
Vikings 35 Wimbledon 26
Women XV 19 Army 17