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Key dates for summer..

CLUB EVENTS

Weds 15th July Summer Training @ 19:00
Corams Field, Farringdon, EC1R 0EG
Location for training

Sunday 9th August – The Tashes ‘Cricket Match’ @ 13:00
The Hub, Regents Park, London, NW1 4RU
Location for training


CLUB SOCIALS
Fri 17th July Pimms Club @ 18:00
The Windsor Castle, 115 Campden Hill Road, Notting Hill, W8 7AR

Fri 14th August Pimms Club @ 18:00
Casa Bilbo, Primrose Hill

If you have any questions on any upcoming events either tweet us @BelsizeRugby or drop us an e-mail belsizerugby@googlemail.com

 


PAST EVENTS

Tuesday 14th July @ 19:00 – Belsize Park AGM
The White Mustache, 7A, Stanhope Parade, Stanhope St, London, NW1 3RD

Fri 12th June Pimms Club @ 18:00
The Crown, Clerkenwell Green, Farringdon, EC1R 0EG

Sat 6th June @ 18:30 – Dinner & Awards
Club dinner @ Browns Courtrooms

Ham & High Coverage

Belsize Park First XV are featured weekly in the  local Ham & High Newspaper.  www.hamhigh.co.uk

You can find the latest match reports below;

20-12-14 – Finchley v Belsize Park

06-12-14 – Fullerians v Belsize Park

22-11-14 – Belsize Park v Wasps

15-11-14 – Hitchin v Belsize Park

18-10-14 – Belsize Park v Stevenage

11-10-14 – Belsize Park v Hackney

29-09-14 – Welwyn v Belsize Park

22-09-14 – Belsize Park v Finchley

15-09-14 – Belsize Park v Grasshoppers

Chairman’s Christmas Message

Men and Women of Belsize

There is one more weekend of rugby until the short mid season break for Christmas. At this time of year I usually send a message outlining our recent achievements, and highlighting how in the past months we have reached heights never previously dreamed of. This is no longer the case.

As you will all know, on the pitch our success continues, with all league teams doing very well and either leading or pushing for the top. As these are leagues we have never reached before this is superb, but instead of these being achievements that we never thought we could achieve, these are now things that we have come to expect. Our expectations have been raised again and again, and every victory in the past few years has been built upon to the point where we all wake in the morning expecting to win, not hoping.

The same is true off the pitch, both on the financial and social sides, where we are stronger than we have ever been.

This isn’t to suggest that there should be any room for complacency, as success on and off the pitch is the product of hard work. It simply means that we can all relax this Christmas, and enjoy a few drinks and a bit of cake, in the knowledge that the graft is paying off.

It also means that we can come back in the New Year, energised for the fight and ready to tackle the challenges that a club of our size, and current stature, face. The massive target we have painted on our backs is one. More hard work, and the confidence in our ability that it has engendered, means that this should be a small mountain to climb and that more laurels await us in April.

Let’s therefore do all we can to ensure that we get to have another massive club day in April to celebrate the effort that everyone has put in. A smaller group will then jet off to represent Belsize at the frontier of world class touring, as always. I believe there are some cricketers joining us in Barbados so not only the pride of our club but the pride of our sport will urge us to win that particular party.

Thank you all for the effort and dedication you have shown to Belsize in 2014. Have a happy Christmas and New Year.

Belsize Invicta

Murphy

Belsize Clean Sweep

Last weekend saw the second and final club day of the preseason with four teams taking to the field in Dulwich against Old Alleynians. Belsize fielded 79 players in an afternoon that saw another clean sweep for the central Londoners. The 1st XV ran out 38 – 14 victors, the 2nds 104 – 5, the thirds 41 – 17 and the fourths completed the rout 31- 22.
The Belsize attacking flair was evident across the board as free flowing rugby lead to the tries rained in from all areas.

Click below for matchday photos

BP warming up

Sterner challenges await next week as the 1s(away) and 2s(home) begin their league campaigns against Grasshoppers, the 3s(home) have friendly against Old Actonians 2s, the 4s(home) play British Airways before they make their league debut the following week and the 5s are due to make their seasonal debut.

We are now taking availability for games next Saturday. Given the league sides have restricted squad sizes, we will be ready to find a 5th team game a week early if numbers dictate.
Please complete the online availability form here to let us know if you can/can’t play: http://tiny.cc/Belsize_Availability

If you can’t access it because of firewalls, etc then send in an email to this address with something like the following in the subject line, by Wednesday 9am:

Zach Webb/Available/Hooker or Prop/No Car/07706 123456

i.e. Your name, your availability, your position, phone number and whether or not you’ve a car.

Also, a few of you are still only confirming availability with coaches or captains, given the need for myself & Mark O’Brien to have quick visibility on numbers to gauge the amount of games we need, this has to stop ASAP.
Please use the online form or email to let us know if you are around.

Season Opener v East London RFC

We have a fantastic club day lined up for this Saturday, acting as the culmination of the past two months of hard pre-season training.

We have three matches scheduled and despite many players still being away on holidays, we have almost 80 players to pick from. Thus, the aim is to give everyone a run, easing you back into full-contact rugby, and for coaches to have a look at all players.

The games have been timed to allow for certain players to cover key positions in two matches. Please make sure you double check to see if your name is down in more than one squad.

Please do remember that if you make yourself available you should do everything in your power to play. The details for all games are listed below.

Belsize Park RFC Away to East London RFC
Location: http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/eastlondonrfc/location/
How to Get There: East London RFC is 5 mins walk from West Ham station, which is located on the Circle, Jubilee, District & DLR lines as well as the train out of Fenchurch St

2nd XV
12 noon meet at East London RFC

1st XV
1pm meet at East London RFC

3rd/4th Combined XV
1pm meet at East London RFC

Fines will be applied for:
*Not confirming with your captain you have received this information
*Being late to the announced meet-times
*Not wearing a Source warm-up t-shirt before the game
*Not playing in black shorts
*Not playing in Belsize club socks (or at least black socks if new).
*Not wearing a Belsize Park RFC polo or t-shirt to the aftermatch
*Leaving kit in the Changing rooms
*Being yellow or red carded (cost is at Finemaster’s discretion)

After the match we expect to be entertained well by our hosts, who have hired a karaoke machine for the evening, so we’ll be showing the oppo how we win the party. We shall also welcome all our new joiners (if all goes to plan, we have 21 new caps this Saturday) so clear your diaries for the evening, make every effort to stay for East London’s hospitality and also enjoy some beers with any new team mates.

Belsize Invicta!