The Quiz of the Year The 'Dando' quiz on 27 February

The now famous Dando club Quiz is nearly upon us again - Feb 27th

As usual Pete and his glamorous assistant Terri will put on a challenging but hugely entertaining event with all the old favourites and more.

This will be their 10th event and it may well be their last after a decade of over-subscribed fun events so you don't want to miss it.

Youth matches results from Sunday 25 January 2015: impressive

Philip Rea's results service reports...

U18s: Wimbledon 20 – Cobham 8
U17s: Wimbledon 12 – Dorking 0
U16s: Wimbledon 5 – KCS/Rosslyn Park 15
U15s: Wimbledon 0 – Guildford 28
U14s: Old Ruts 17 – Wimbledon 31
U13s: Postponed – frozen ground

Charity quiz night this Saturday (31 January) in aid of Motor Neurone Disease - 7pm for 8pm

Message from Stephen Garvey - club physio...

Gentlemen & Gentle-ladies

This Saturday (31 January) between 8-10pm there will be a Motor Neurone Disease Charity Quiz Night at Wimbledon RFC Clubhouse. My girlfriend's uncle suffers from this terrible disease, and she has been working tirelessly for months to organise some greats prizes to be auctioned off on the night.

Auction lots include:
Return Eurostar tickets to Paris, Brussels or Lille for 2 people
Spend day with Battle of Britain flying team for 4 people
1 week stay in holiday cottage in Scottish Highlands for 4 people
Wimbledon Dog racing for 8 people
Round of golf for 4 people at Wimbledon Golf Course
Afternoon tea London bus tour for 2 people
Kew Gardens tickets for 2 people
Tour of Royal Opera House for 2 people
Headmasters hair cut and blow dry
To name but a few

See flyer attached to this message

We are expecting close to a 100 people and it would be great to get a team(s) from Wimbledon to support such a great cause but also to come support our quizmaster on the night James Oglive-Bull which will be accompanied by some of the finest cuisine that Wimbledon has to offer by our resident chef Mick. He also promises a bar open to the early hours of the morning.

Doors open at 7pm, quiz kicking off at 8pm, quiz teams 6-8 peoples and tickets are £15pp which includes hot buffet meal. Please let me know as soon as possible if you would like to attend. It would be great to see as many faces from Wimbledon to support a cause that is very close to our hearts.


Stephen Garvey
M: 07531812064

Wimbledon Coach selected for England

Congratulations to Nick Easter who has been called up to the England squad for the upcoming Six Nations.
Nick Easter our first team coach who joined us at the start of this season has contributed to our successful season so far and we are and have almost always been at the top of our league and are daring to dream of life in the Nationals.

Training plans - rugby and netball - Sunday 25 January

A massive day for the youth teams this Sunday. Five at home!
Youth games
U13 - 10.30am - Pitch 3
U15 - 11.30am - Pitch 3
U16 - 11am - Pitch 7
U17 - 11am - Pitch 1
U18 - 12.45pm - Pitch 1

Simply: at home. Weather looks clement as well.

7/8/9 year olds from 9.30am to 10.45am
10/11 year olds from 10.45am to 12.00pm
12 to 15 year olds sessions will run from 12.00 to 1.15pm as and when we have ten people signed up.

More info on our netball training here:

There's also a fun run!

Pitch plan

Youth teams results from 18 January 2015: victorious!

U17s: Guildford 15 – Wimbledon 32

U16s: Old Cats 10 – Wimbledon 17

Big weekend coming up with U18, U17, U16, U15 & U13 all at home in league matches. Please offer your support if you can.

Rugby and netball plans for Sunday 18th January 2015

Minis are split between being at home and away at Old Ruts. Evens (eg U8s) at home, odds (eg U9s) at Old Ruts. If away here's where Old Ruts are:
Old Rutlishians
Poplar Road
Merton Park
SW19 3JS

website :

They have some limited parking on-site (first come first served), but there is plenty of parking available on the roads surrounding the club which are not controlled on Sunday morning.

If at home please be careful where you park - if you see a cone please don't park next to it, it is there for a reason!

Netball: 7/8/9 year olds from 9.30am to 10.45am; 10/11 year olds from 10.45am to 12.00pm. See post below for more details.

Finally, next Saturday (24th) is our Burns Night - see this post. It's a cracking night of haggis, dancing, revelry, addressing, whisky. A great night for couples. Tickets from Una:

Netball continues this and each Sunday (18 Jan 15 and onwards)

Following a great first session where 30+ girls came to the club and had a cracking session we're thrilled to say that training will clearly be on each Sunday. 7/8/9 year olds from 9.30am to 10.45am; 10/11 year olds from 10.45am to 12.00pm. 12 to 15 year olds sessions will run from 12.00 to 1.15pm as and when we have ten people signed up.

More details here:

Janet Hills is the head coach. Here's more about her:

Janet Hills has been involved in playing, umpiring and coaching netball for many years. Janet qualified as a level 2 coach in 2009 and holds a UK Coaching Certificate. She is also a qualified ‘C’ award umpire. Janet is currently head coach at Oxshott, Wandsworth, Whyteleafe and Swanley netball clubs and starting the junior section at Wimbledon RFC will be her fifth endeavour. She still plays at a national level for the Metropolitan Police and locally with Portas NC in Croydon. Janet’s ambition is to progress to become a level 3 coach and her motto in life is to “Do your best, be your best and be the best that you can be”.

Wimbledon RFC U18s Dylan Morris secures final trial for England U18s

Wimbledon & Surrey U18 back row forward Dylan Morris has been successful in the London & South East Counties trials and has been put forward for the final trial for the England U18 Clubs & Schools Side to be held at Loughborough University at the end of February 2015. The pic below is Dylan in front of his dad's (John) Wales Universities shirt the year they beat England Universities. John is keen to share the secret to Dylan's success on the pitch: he always plays wearing his lucky Welsh pants! Thank goodness Dylan's seen sense and has an England trial...

This is a huge achievement for the Wimbledon RFC Youth system and hopefully there will be many more to follow in his footsteps.

Dylan has worked tirelessly on his fitness and commitment to rugby at both club and county level to achieve this accolade. It's well deserved.

None of this would have been possible without Charlie O’Rourke who has coached Dylan and the team over the past 12 years, from U6. His dedication and expertise has not only driven the squad to be the current Surrey U17 Champions he has also nurtured the talents of Josh O’Rourke and Alex Kane who also play for Surrey.

A truly great achievement for the coaching and youth system in our 150th celebration year - good luck to Dylan at the trial.

Dick Dunford, Youth Chair.

Rugby Ready and Scrum Factory courses Jan-Apr 2015

Details here, coaches: Locations convenient to WMRFC too!

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