Please do not cancel your membership during the off-season and expect to restart at the beginning of next season. Last year we had a number of people who did this. Membership is an annual fee spread over 12 monthly payments – dividing it into monthly chunks is just to make it more affordable. We do not want to follow other clubs in the area who are already complaining about not making it through to next season. If you have any issues please contact Terry or Doug privately.

If you have been playing but not paying (a few have) you should do the honourable thing and contact us for a mandate form. If you are a member you could get another number by contacting your bank and then us to pay more. We would nevertheless like to reassure everyone that if everyone keeps supporting us we are in a strong position financially.

At present we are two months behind on the draws due to Jan’s illness and the closure of the club. We’ll backdate them all once we can.

The club is a band of friends.

If you are having any difficulties please don’t keep them to yourself. We may be able to help. There are many skills and sidelines amongst our members and friends.

If you are one of these who may be able to help, maybe to access or deliver essentials, then please let us know, either via or Doug.

Appointment of Mark Garratt as Director of Rugby

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Mark Garratt

Charlton Park RFC have pleasure in announcing the appointment of Mark Garratt as Director of Rugby for the 2020-21 season and thereafter.

Mark has many years of experience coaching at Old Elthamians and most recently Westcombe Park. He comes with a proven track record and a wealth of experience.

Mark will take over from Doug Hursey who will step down to concentrate on the day to day running of the club. Lee Amzaleg will continue as backs coach.

The club looks forward with great anticipation to Mark’s arrival and the enhancing of our coaching setup.

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


1sts v Old Colfeians (h) lost 17 – 22

2nds v

3rds v Guys Hospital (h) won 37 – 21

Fuffs v

Vets v

Blackheath Ladies 1sts v
2nds v


Season cancelled
1sts v
2nds v
3rds v
Fuffs v
Blackheath Ladies 1sts v
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.
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