This week’s topics:
Richmond Pre-season kids camp - Tues 25th/Wed 26th/Thurs 27th August
Mini/Youth Registration Day Sun 6th September
RWC Warm Up Games – Sat 15th August/Sat 5th September
RFC Pre-season games – Sat 22nd August/Sat 29th August
Richmond Chamber of Commerce pre-Rugby World Cup Gala Dinner Fri 21st Aug
Donate those old boots to a good cause

Richmond Rugby Pre-Season Kids Camp Tuesday 25th, Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th August U6 upwards
It is only three weeks until Jack Heald and his Coaching team will be holding our ever popular Richmond Rugby kids pre-season rugby camp at the ground on Tuesday 25th, Wednesday 286h and Thursday 27th August for age groups Under 6 upwards
The cost is £100 for 3 days, 1 day £40 and 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 & 3 qualified rugby coaches with each day full of fun packed activities aimed to improve running, passing and kicking skills and provide an excellent warm up before the season begins properly.
You do not have to be a Richmond member to participate as it is open to all boys and girls U6 upwards and for more information or to book a place please click here
And to encourage new members in this Rugby World Cup year we are delighted to offer all boys and girls, who are not returning RFC players, a 25% discount in year one of the annual playing membership fee if they subsequently join the club. So if you know of anyone who may be interested please do spread the word and get them to come along, not only to the Camp but also to training once it starts again – and for your diary please note that Mini/Youth Registration Day is Sunday September 6th from 9.45am

RWC Warm Up games
England v France Sat 15th August
Next Saturday 15th August England take on France at Twickenham in the first of their Rugby World Cup warm up games KO 8pm. The Members Bar will be open to watch the game on the big screen and all are welcome
England v Ireland Sat 5th September
Then on Saturday 5th September England play Ireland also at Twickenham KO at the earlier time of 2.30pm.
The RAA are holding one of their delicious pre-International lunches on the day cost £48.50/head to include:
Three course meal
Half a bottle of wine pp
A glass of Port, Brandy or Baileys
Tea / Coffee and chocolates
An official match day programme
Free parking
To book contact Kirsty at the RAA – 020 8940 0397 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

RFC Pre-season games – Sat 22nd August/Sat 29th August
Pre-season training for both the men and the women is well underway with the men’s pre- season training camp taking place once again at Brighton University next weekend 14th to 16th August. After that details of our new signings will be released and the Sponsor a Player list for 2015/16 will be announced
On 22nd August the First XV are off to play Old Albanian in the first of their pre-season friendlies, returning home the following weekend 29th August to take on old friends Bishop’s Stortford.
On the 29th August the Vikings, Saxons and possibly Normans also have pre-season friendlies, all at home, as well as the Women 1st and 2nd XV, so it promises to be a very social afternoon and all are invited to come along to view the old and new talent on show as well as catch up with friends after the summer break.
The bars will of course be open and a BBQ will be on going to provide more substantial fare. Further details as to timings etc to follow
Richmond Chamber of Commerce pre-Rugby World Cup Gala Dinner Fri 21st Aug
With less than 50 days before the Rugby World Cup opening ceremony and first match between England and Fiji, the Richmond Chamber of Commerce are delighted to be hosting a celebratory Pre-World Cup Gala Dinner on Friday 21st August at Twickenham Stadium. This one-off occasion will be held in the newly refurbished RFU President’s Suite and RFU Member's Lounge with a welcome reception followed by a 3-course meal overlooking the pitch. After dinner there will be a very special guest speaker followed by live entertainment
The ticket price of £89 +VAT for non-Chamber members includes a welcome drink on arrival, followed by a 3 course dinner with half a bottle of wine.  There will also be a cash bar.
For more information and to book tickets click here 

Donate those old boots to a good cause
As thoughts turn to kitting out the kids for the new school year and the realisation dawns that feet seem to grow like weeds during the summer, please may I put in a request for any old boots that have been outgrown
RFC is delighted to be affiliated with Southwark Tigers Rugby Club for the new season – 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 need boots for the kids who are unable to afford to buy their own, so all donations would be most gratefully received.
If you are unable to get them to me beforehand then just bring them along when the new season starts