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A Call for Forwards
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Genevieve Barr

Hackney RFC are always looking for new players, whether that's beginners, experienced players or people who haven't had a game in a while. We are also suffering from a shortage of props and locks so if you are one, think you are one or want to be one... then come on down to Spring Hill on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm and get a taste of what Hackney RFC has to offer. 

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Hackney’s Polish Enterprise
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Shaun Rooke

Hackney pre-season tour party 2012 found themselves on the Polish – Czech border after a 4 hour journey in a state of slight bewilderment. The group was 4 strong and even the least gifted mathematician around could see that it wasn’t enough to field a 7’s team. The problem of numbers didn’t stop there when the breakdown of tourist was 2 full time players (Matthieu Arneguy and Shaun Rooke), a mascot (Ollie “plate for an arm” Relph) and a coach (Ben Chamberlain). It got even worse when the coach declared he wasn’t actually there to coach our team but instead had signed up to coach a ladies team from Warsaw named the Frogs. No matter as we recruited Rob Reynolds from Kew Occasionals along with a few guys from London Japanese RFC and were introduced to local Poles from Posnan looking for a game.

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Roy Irwin

 We are playing at Welwyn this weekend. Not many players have indicated their availability on the selection spreadsheet. If you are new and, for some reason, are not yet on the sheet, then please email Ollie Hart or Ben Scanlan if you are available.

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Dan Aylward continues good work with SKRUM
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Laurence Mills

Having only left for Lesotho to lead the rugby charity Skrum less than a year ago, Hackney RFC’s Dan Aylward has already been achieving remarkable results. 

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Middlesex Award for Hackney RFC
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Charlie Davis

On Friday evening, Alex, Gen and Charlie attended the Middlesex RFC President’s VII Awards Ceremony at the (sort of) premiership ground of London Welsh.

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Pre-season training
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Matt Hanton

With the season fast approaching, rugby has returned to Spring Hill with the beginning of pre-season training.

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Summer Tag Rugby & Fitness Sessions
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Ollie Relph

The season may be over, but that doesn't have to mean the end of rugby or keeping fit! We're playing mixed tag rugby twice a week & running fitness sessions throughout the summer.

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Hackney Triumphant in Bulgaria
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Ben Chamberlain

Hackney RFC's touring side arrived bright and breezy at Gatwick airport at 4:30am on the morning of the 3rd of May with the small matter of a 6 year long unbeaten European record to defend.

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Ladies Development Day 2012 Report
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Genevieve Barr

On Sunday 29th of April, the second Ladies Development Day took place at Hackney RFC. The Ladies Development Day was about celebrating the growing popularity of ladies rugby and encouraging more people to come and try the game.

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Matt Elliot Cup 2012 & Ladies Development Day Success
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James Hardwick

Hackney Rugby Club's annual 10s tournament - the Matt Elliott Cup, was held on Sunday amidst a tropical rain storm. A chance for old and new players to don their boots for a day of fun and frolics down at Springhill Park. With the use of several gazebos, the new changing rooms and plenty of food and drink, everyone's spirits were kept high throughout which made for a thoroughly entertaining day.

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