News for 2015

Hackney Christmas Party
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Sarah Williams

Hackney RFC Christmas Party - Saturday 5th December, De Beauvior Crypt, Northchurch Terrace, N1 4DA starting at 7pm

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When Hackney met Sarries
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Simon Ferguson

The Old Griffins famous clash with Saracens in the Middlesex Cup in 1975 remains one of the Club’s finest hours

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How Hackney RFC discovered its feminine side
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Genevieve Barr

2015 not only marks the Club’s 50th anniversary... it’s also the 5th anniversary of the formation of the Hackney Ladies team or (Gladies). Founding member (and former Lacrosse player) Genevieve Barr looks back on how the ladies team came about:

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Hackney celebrate the RWC in 10's style!
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Shaun Rooke

Hackney celebrated the rugby world cup coming to London in style by hosting the Attic storage 10's tournament. We were very pleased to welcome Barnet Elizabethians, Hampstead  and London French rugby clubs down to Spring Hill with the Gladies also hosting Stanford Le Hope ladies for a preseason friendly and the Hackney Bulls getting a rare chance to show what they can do on a Saturday.

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Training at Hackney RFC
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Shaun Rooke

Training from the 7th October will take place at 7:30pm on Wednesday nights. We'll be training at the 4G facility at Mabley Green on Lee Conservancy Road, E9 5RN. Easily reached by the London Overground line to Homerton

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The first game ever played by Hackney RFC
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Simon Ferguson

Hackney RFC owes much of its origin to now sadly deceased Jim Smith. Jim was an ex-army man, a prop for Saracens, and games teacher at Woodberry Downs Comprehensive school. It was Jim’s idea to form a rugby team comprised of the Old Boys of the school, all of whom Jim had coached. Thus, in 1965, the Old Griffins team was born.

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50th Anniversary Party
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Simon Ferguson

Hackney RFC’s official 50th anniversary celebration party will held on the evening of Friday September 18th, coinciding with the first match of the Rugby World Cup 2015, at The Water Poet, Spitalfields. The event will be held in the large Cellar Bar, which has a cinema screen and AV facilities at which we will be showing the opening match of RWC2015.

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Best Coaching Award!
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Shaun Rooke

Hackney wins best coaching award at the Middlesex RFU awards evening!

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Hackney 7's Success
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Shaun Rooke

Hackney wrapped up their 7's season at 7's in the city on Saturday 4th July by taking a mens and womens squad. Many thanks to Ed Clark for sorting out entry to the competition!

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50th Anniversary Stash
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Dan Worth

You can now order 50th Anniversary commemorative clothing including vintage style rugby shirts, gym kit, bags, scarfs and hats

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