Our first home game versus Dartfordians on 25th September will be played in the memory of Tony. We welcome all who knew him to come to celebrate his life. If you have any photos or memorabilia please bring them.
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We are looking for new players of all abilities and ambition to develop the strength of the club through all sides. We are particularly keen on attracting quality players who will increase our strength in depth at first and second team level to help us realise our ambitions of returning to the top tier of London rugby as well as going one better at Twickenham in the RFU Intermediate Cup. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 18th September
1sts v Ashford (a) won 34 – 3
2nds v Blackheath 3rds (a) lost 51 -19
Fuffs v Brockleians (h) lost 15 – 12
Blackheath Ladies v
Saturday September 18th
1sts v Dartfordians (h) league
2nds v Old Colfeians (h)
3rds v Old Alleynians
Fuffs v Beccehamian (a)
Blackheath Ladies 1sts v BATH (h)
Blackheath Ladies 2nds v
Enjoying rugby since 1893
The date of this photo is uncertain, but we do know some of the people in it so it will come from just before the First World War, round about 1912 when we had a pretty strong team. At the time, of course, we were the Old Charltonians.
The captain, holding the ball, is FR (Freddie) Roberts. He played half-back (scrum-half?) for Kent and also represented London against Paris that year. We cannot be completely certain but the player on his right is probably HJ Turpin, who also played for the county.
Roberts survived the war to be captain again in 1919. On his left is Harold Hollis who was in the Kent side that won the County Championship in 1923.