SPORT by Hugo Webster
MILL HILL RUGBY CLUB Celebrating 80 Years
November has been a positive month for Mill Hill RFC. The 1st XV were looking to go into the Christmas break unbeaten and the 2nd XV also looked to top the table. Unfortunately, a couple of losses saw both sides go into December both 2nd in their respective leagues. Nevertheless, the rugby has been of an ever-improving standard and the feeling amongst the players is incredibly positive for the future as we look to bounce back and regain the top spots!
We’ll continue to open for the Saracens fixtures at Allianz Park. What we seek in the new year: To continue bring the game of rugby to more people’s lives and show the benefits of both the sport and the club. We’ll continue to run the Mencap rugby (Rugby4All Tuesdays 6:30-7:30) free of charge and open to all. A realistic vision to expand to a 3rd XV side for developing players new to rugby (17+) mixed with veterans. Restart Ladies Rugby! Working with the RFU & Middlesex Rugby we will start training sessions in the new year with progression into friendlies and with luck officially enter the leagues in the 18/19 season. Looking to December The more interest that we hear the easiDecember brings a much-needed rest to those aching bodies and the last game er it will be to set up. If there’s anyone who would be interested in helping of the calendar year will be the 16th, which we will host our Christmas party out in any way from showing interest in playing or volunteering please on and everyone is welcome to join, with rugby then resuming on January don’t hesitate to get in contact! 6th.
The autumn internationals came upon us and it was great to see new faces coming to watch in our clubhouse as well as some old ones coming back to use the facilities. We hope to see more friends of the club for the 6 Nation in 2018. As always, we encourage all friends of Mill Hill to pop in on Saracens match days, sit by a warm fire with some great food and friends, soak up the rugby atmosphere and get involved in the club! We’ve welcomed many travelling from far and wide already this year and are looking forward to seeing many more through our doors in the rest of the season.
We had a VP’s lunch to raise money for Blind Veterans in early November which saw the return of players past, and though some faces hadn’t seen each other’s in decades the warm embraces and heart felt laughter showed the true fraternity which is ever long among those who’ve played together. A fantastic occasion and good times had by all. The club used this opportunity to thank and present Rob Gillespie, Mill Hill stalwart and resident, Director of Comfort Controls, with framed 1st&2nd team shirts for the compa- Both sides hope to go into the second ny’s continued support of the club. Find our half of the season as strong as we’ve started; there’s been a real resurgence of more via www.comfortcontrols.co.uk quality rugby at Mill Hill.
Did you know?
Mill Hill RFC love to tour both country and globe! In June 2018 we’re heading on a tour of Romania & Hungary for some cultural enrichment! Previous tours have included: Sweden, Malta, Czech Rep., East Germany (read that right!), France, Portugal, Spain, Poland, and many more including most of the UK!
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We’d like to thank the community as a whole for showing such a renewed interest in the club this season and your continued support is ever appreciated and invaluable.
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