News for 8/2015

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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