Tony Rodway

Tony passed away last Thursday morning.

He was a lovely man; calm, strong, caring, totally reliable. He was a fixture at the club over nigh-on 40 years, starting as a back row whose lack of concept of offside was perfect for the position.

He then supported Jackie in creating and sustaining our high reputation for hospitality. As well as providing food for players and pre-match lunches they catered for county matches and practices and midweek City League games and, of course, ran the Christmas children’s party. He will be irreplaceable.

Our thoughts are with Jackie, Nicole and the family.


This year the club celebrates its 125th season. There will be a celebratory lunch for past-players and VPs on 7th April 2018 before our last home game against Haywards Heath, extending into an evening party when we hope all the club will get together. Please contact

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



 Saturday February 17th 2018

1sts v Heathfield & Waldron won 38 – 31

2nds v Beckenham lost

3rds v

Fuffs v




Saturday February 24th 2018

Kick off 2.00pm

1sts v Norwich (a) Intermediate Cup London Region Semi-Final

2nds v Old Alleynians

3rds v

Fuffs v



Tweets by @CPRFC


As a community club we offer our coaching services to all our local football-orientated schools who wish to introduce rugby to years 7 and 8. This is becoming very popular, with five schools already involved taking up each weekday afternoon and several more wanting to join up. All coaches are being paid by the club. If you wish to support this success story by either coaching or sponsoring, or you are a school who would like to take up this opportunity, please contact us.

Club training is on Thursdays 5.30pm to 7.30pm. For further information please email  Doug Hursey, or see our Youth Information page.




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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