This week’s topics:
Old Elthamians v Richmond Saturday 15th February KO 2pm
Women 1st XV v Saracens Saturday 15th February KO 3pm
Other Saturday games
Sunday 16th February
Shop opening hours this weekend
Richmond v Canterbury Saturday 29th February KO 3pm/Sponsor a Player Supper
February Half Term Camp 18th – 20th February 2020
Under 15 Curry & Quiz night Friday 6th March
Travel disruption this weekend
Results from last week

Old Elthamians v Richmond Saturday 15th February KO 2pm
This Saturday the men’s FIRST XV are off to play Old Elthamians and please note that KO is in fact 2pm not 3pm as shown on the Fixture card. The team are making their own way there and I would warn you that there are engineering works on the train line to the nearest station Grove Park this weekend so that the best station to aim for is Mottingham and either walk (about 20 minutes) /take a bus/Uber.

Women 1st XV v Saracens Saturday 15th February KO 3pm
If you do not feel like taking on TFL then there is rugby at home as the WOMEN 1st XV play the rearranged Tyrrells Premier 15s fixture against Saracens KO 3pm and all support would be very much appreciated for this challenging match.
Book your £5 match tickets CLICK HERE. (RFC members free)

Other Saturday games
The WOMEN DEVELOPMENT also play Saracens Development at home KO 1.30pm.
The VIKINGS, SAXONS and NORMANS are away to Old Elthamians II, Esher II and Bournemouth II respectively all KO 2pm.

Sunday 16th February
Assuming that Storm Dennis does not make the pitches unplayable:
The MINIS are all at home training normal times.
YOUTH home games: U16 v Windsor, U15 v Chobham

Shop opening hours this weekend
Saturday – 12.30pm – 2.30pm
Sunday (again assuming the ground is open) – 9am until 12.30pm
And if those hours are not convenient then remember that the OnLine shop never closes of course! CLICK HERE

Richmond v Canterbury Saturday 29th February KO 3pm/Sponsor a Player Supper
Following next weekend’s Reserve weekend the men’s FIRST XV return home on Saturday 29th February to take on Canterbury KO 3pm. CLICK HERE to buy tickets.
Lunch bookings are open and as it is proving a popular one early booking is recommended.
Sponsor a Player Supper
Please may I remind those concerned that after the game the annual Sponsor a Player Supper will take place in the Sports Bar from 5.30pm. A separate email will be sent to the players and sponsors involved giving further details but please do make a note to keep a couple of hours free that evening to come along and meet your player/sponsor – it is always a very convivial and popular affair!

February Half Term Camp 18th – 20th February 2020
I am sure I do not need to remind you that next week is Half Term and we will be holding a three day Half Term Holiday camp on Tuesday 18th/Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th February for the mini and youth age groups (Under 5s – Under 15s).
The camp will be run by our Head of Community, Dom Palacio, and his team of enthusiastic coaches and each day will be full of fun packed activities aimed to improve core skills and team work.
All coaches have a wealth of both playing and coaching experience and are RFU Level 2 qualified. They all hold current advanced DBS clearance and there will be a dedicated first aid trained coach in attendance at all times.
The cost is £90 for three days, £65 for the two days or £35 for one day, and timings are 9am to 3pm. A packed lunch and drinks are required as well as a gum shield if appropriate for your child’s age group, plus suitable clothing bearing in mind it is February.
The camp is open to all boys and girls, not just Richmond members and for more information and to book a place please CLICK HERE

Under 15 Curry & Quiz night Friday 6th March
You are all cordially invited to the Under 15s fund raising Curry and Quiz night on Friday 9th March taking place in the Members Bar from 7pm. The cost is only £20/head and all profits will be shared 50/50 between the OrlaUP project and the Under 15s tour for this year.
OrlaUP has been set up by former 1st XV skipper Henry Head and his wife Hannah to raise awareness of CMV and funds for CMV Action. Many will know that their daughter Orla has congenital Cytomegalovirus (CMV) - contracted at childbirth it can cause severe, lasting disabilities and you can find out more at https://cmvaction.org.uk/search2/orla
To book a place/table then please contact Julian- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Travel disruption this weekend
For details of general weekend travel disruption remember to check here http://www.tfl.gov.uk/

Results from last week
Richmond 52 Rotherham Titans 20
Vikings 12 Ampthill II 12
Saxons 7 Rosslyn Park Rangers 59
Heavies beat Kingston Vets