Doug Hursey is to be next Kent County President

Our CEO and driving force has agreed to take on the role, subject to ratification at the County AGM in July. Until then he will be Senior VP. This is a massive honour to Doug and to the club and is a reflection of all he has done for Charlton Park RFC in recent years.

In order that this doesn’t go completely to his head may I remind CP members that Doug should be addressed as disrespectfully as you do at present. He’s not the Messiah …

The club will remain closed from Tuesday 5th January 2021 until further notice. When we are allowed to open we will. We look forward to a New Year of rugby and meeting up again.



All activities will come under strict rules

As an employer, venue and club, Charlton Park RFC has a legal responsibility to protect workers, visitors and our members from risk to their health and safety. This means we need to think about the risks they face and do everything reasonably practicable to minimise them, recognising we cannot completely eliminate the risk of COVID-19.

To this end we have completed an Action Plan – ‘Operating safely during COVID-19’, which will be reviewed regularly as the situation changes.

Any activity held at the club, whether run by club members or visitors, must meet the requirements specified in that plan. So, if you are intending to organise an event you must confirm that you are following our rules by contacting Andy Potts, Hon. Club Secretary at or on 07855 503306.

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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