Training will start on Tuesday 23rd June. It will be very closely controlled – the procedure is outlined on ‘News’.

Mark Garratt and Lee will be providing information on the sessions nearer the date, so keep an eye on Whatsapp.


It is with great sadness that we have to announce that Tony Penfold died at 2.50am this morning, Tuesday 26 May after being diagnosed with aggressive oesophageal cancer in February 2020.

Charlton Park was in his heart, as he was in ours. He had a positive zest for life which left its mark on everyone and he will be missed by all who knew him.

The funeral will take place on Monday 8 June 1.30pm at the Forest of Dean Crematorium. This will be live streamed.

The club will hold a memorial to him once it becomes possible. There is a longer personal appreciation under ‘News’ and you can contact the website or the club at with any memories of your own.

Our thoughts are with Pippa, Jody, Lucy, his family and close friends

The club captain’s shirts have raised £1,182.00 for the NHS. Thank you Terry and all who bought one. I make it 158. FANTASTIC EFFORT EVERYONE

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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