News for 2011

January 2012 Training Dates
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Ben Scanlan

It's around this time of year that our training ground at Springhill starts to get really churned up. To escape all the mud & puddles, we've booked out the 3G Pitch at Mabley Green. There are changing rooms & showers on the side of the pitch.

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Hackney Answer a Rugby SOS
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Morgan Whitlock

A little less than 3 weeks ago Hackney RFC received a call asking us to step in and host a young man who was travelling from Trinidad and whose existing plans had fallen through. In no time the club's playing and coaching staff had volunteered enough spare rooms and sofas to host a whole team, and for the best part of 2 months the club is really proud and excited to be introducing Agboola Silverthorn to rugby and life in London.

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Christian Lloyd-Beavis Joins the Coaching Team
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Ben Scanlan

Hackney are proud to announce that Christian Lloyd-Beavis has joined the coaching team with immediate effect. Christian has an excellent playing pedigree having won the National Plate at Colts level for Cambridge RFC in addition to representing Cambridgeshire schools, Cambridgeshire and London South East at U16s. In adult rugby he has played for Cantabrigian (as captain) and the Northampton development team before playing in London One for Bury St Edmunds most recently. He has some coaching experience from working with Chuchill, Corpus Christi and Kings Colleges within the University of Cambridge and will look to undertake his RFU coaching awards at the earliest opportunity. 

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Tinman competition, Round 2: Pub Golf
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James Hardwick

Stoke Newington was the venue for the second round of Hackney's Tinman competition. An Excellent turnout with everyone wearing their finest golfing attire looking to conquer the challenging course with Helen Doig winning bet dressed with a tartan combo.

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Hackney Rugby Club Christmas Party - Save the Date
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Fee Booth

Calling all Griffins, Gargoyles, Gogs and Gladies - this year’s Christmas party looks set to be Hackney Rugby’s biggest yet so lets celebrate together in style.  

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Movember for Skrum
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Morgan Whitlock

This Movember the men of Hackney RFC are growing, grooming, trimming and waxing for Skrum. A number of the club's members will be growing lip warming soup strainers during November, and we would love you to get involved. You can support these moustachio'd heroes by donating to our chosen cause here. Or you can join us, stop shaving that upper lip and send this round to your friends and family.

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Hackney's 4th XV Play Again! Players wanted!
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Roy Irwin

Hackney are planning to put out a 4th team this weekend (22nd October). This will be the first time since the victorious B&I Lions tour of 1997 that we have fielded at 4th team. Various characters are being dragged out of retirement for this immense occasion.

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Tinman competition, Round 1: Bowling
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James Hardwick

The return of Hackney RFCs Tinman competition got off to a superb start on Saturday night with a great turnout and some excellent bowling. Taking the glory was Matt Hanton who managed to bag himself a turkey and a superb score of 153. Ben Chamberlain came second and picked up the cash prize for most spares bowled (5) with a tally of 128 and Jon williams came in third with 113.

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2011/12 1st XV Captain Announced
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Ollie Relph

The coaching team are pleased to announce that Alex O'Hara is to be first XV captain for the coming season. We eagerly await his first outing in the hot seat at Cranleigh this Saturday.

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New Hackney RFC T-Shirts
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Ollie Relph

We've launched their own range of stash. We have 2 types of t-shirts 'Griffin' & 'Hackney Rugby'. They're £20 each or £35 for 2. The tees are really good quality and look great for either playing touch or casual wear. Lets get Hackney Rugby Club noticed in the local community.

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