Tag Archives: Hamsey Green

No scrums, no mauls, no tackling: rugby prepares to return

RUGBY ROUND-UP: Promotions for Old Walcountians and Croydon RFC, relegation for Streatham-Croydon and Chipstead, some big signings for Warlingham, and uncertainty for all, as the area’s clubs prepare for the new season Professional rugby kicked off last night in an … Continue reading

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Warlingham Classic Car and Bike Show, Hamsey Green, Jul 19

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Hillcrest Netball Club summer trials, Hamsey Green, Jul 13

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Warlingham Car Boot Sales, Hamsey Green, from Jun 9

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World Cup player Thorpe joins Warlingham’s coaching team

RUGBY ROUND-UP: London and South-East 3SW side Warlingham has secured the services of former Canadian international back-row forward Richard Thorpe as a consultant coach, to complete a training set-up which other clubs in London will struggle to better, according to their … Continue reading

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Robson returns to his rugby roots as coach at Warlingham

Warlingham are welcoming back a stalwart former player to take up a key role in the club’s back-room staff ahead of the new rugby season. Neil Robson played in Warlingham’s first XV’s back row for a decade before cutting his … Continue reading

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Football-free walk takes in murder, rare orchids and the stars

WANDLE WANDERER: It’s a couple of months since our non-resident rambler, KEN TOWL, reached Hamsey Green on the fourth section of the London Orbital walk, the LOOP. On Sunday lunchtime, he picked up where he left off, and headed in … Continue reading

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Old Whitgiftians are on the way up as champions of Surrey

RUGBY ROUND-UP: Old Whitgiftians finished the league season last weekend by maintaining their unbeaten home record at Croham Manor Road this season with a 41-31 win over Chipstead to underline their status as Surrey 1 champions, with promotion to the … Continue reading

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LOOP around for buckets in trees and bluebells in the woods

WANDLE WANDERER: At a rare sighting of the sun, and with the promise of spring finally arriving some time soon, KEN TOWL sets off on the latest stage of his exploration of the London LOOP, from Coombe Lane to Hamsey … Continue reading

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Rugby club hands over £7,500 donation to cancer charity

Warlingham rugby club has handed over more than £7,500 to Cancer Research UK, money raised at the classic car show staged at Hamsey Green in July this year. More than 350 classic cars and 200 motor bikes came to exhibit … Continue reading

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Hillcrest Netball Club player trials, Aug 22 and Sep 2

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Wilson the wizz gets England into Rugby World Cup final

Another day, another sporting world-beater from Croydon. England will play in the Women’s Rugby World Cup final against Canada in Paris on Sunday, with former Warlingham player, Kay Wilson, being the side’s joint top try-scorer. England beat Ireland 40-7 in … Continue reading

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Griffiths try sets up hard-earned win for Croydon

RUGBY ROUND-UP: The wettest January since records began has caused havoc with fixture lists for local rugby clubs, but Croydon RFC were able to get their match against Economicals on last Saturday, and after a bright start hung on for … Continue reading

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Dodwell rises to occasion for Warl to rediscover winning ways

RUGBY ROUND-UP: Had the local clubs’ half-term report come a week earlier, it could have made for extremely bleak reading. Streatham-Croydon, Old Walcountians and Purley-John Fisher are all teetering on the brink of the relegation zones of their respective divisions, … Continue reading

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Defeats put MidWives and Warlingham in drop zones

RUGBY ROUND-UP: Off the back of the “worst performance of the season” a fortnight earlier, Warlingham travelled home from to Medway last Saturday having been dealt another crushing blow, this time a 29-5 defeat. They now stand a vulnerable-looking 10th … Continue reading

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South’s double helps Whitgift march on in the cup

RUGBY ROUND-UP: The match of the week locally undoubtedly took place in South Croydon yesterday afternoon, when Whitgift School beat John Fisher 29-6 in the latest round of the NatWest Cup national schools competition. Stan South, the Whitgift lock, scored … Continue reading

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Tayedzerwe’s hat-trick of tries give MidWives a lift

RUGBY ROUND-UP: After giving them the big build-up here last week, Croydon RFC’s recent run of good form came to an abrupt end at Chipstead, where they lost 25-5 down in Surrey 2 last Saturday, while previously win-less Streatham-Croydon finally … Continue reading

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Maynard’s men start to turn things round with derby win

RUGBY ROUND-UP: Surrey 2 is the lowest of the RFU’s leagues involving local clubs’ first XVs, but it is showing how readily fortunes may change. Last year, Thornton Heath-based Streatham-Croydon, one of south London’s senior clubs from the “old days” … Continue reading

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Coach sees red as MidWives battle to derby win over PJF

RUGBY ROUND-UP: As derby clashes go, Saturday’s London 3SW league fixture at Parson’s Pightle between Purley John Fisher and Old Mid-Whitgiftians certainly delivered on controversy, talking points and cards  – with three yellows being issued to players on the pitch, … Continue reading

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MidWives are undone by Jonny Wilkinson’s first club

RUGBY ROUND-UP: It could be a tough season ahead for the area’s leading rugby clubs if last weekend’s results are anything to judge by, as the three sides that were in action in the opening Saturday of the season in … Continue reading

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England captain puts his shirt on Warlingham scheme

RUGBY ROUND-UP: The new season is almost upon us, and Warlingham have launched themselves into it with the help of the England captain to help establish an apprenticeship scheme under the auspices of the RFU. More than 300 members and … Continue reading

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Letting the Goode times roll at rugby summer training camp

Saracens and England full-back Alex Goode will be assisting with the coaching at Warlingham RFC’s summer training camp next weekend. Also assisting with training at the club’s Hamsey Green ground on July 27 and 28 will be Mel Deane, the … Continue reading

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Lessons learned at Warlingham’s School of Hard Knocks

Warlingham rugby club is set to feature on Sky television’s School of Hard Knocks again next month. The Hamsey Green club has just hosted a youth version of SoHK for a third year, with coaching visits from Sky Sports regulars … Continue reading

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Callaway takes the coaching reins at MidWives rugby

Chris Callaway has been appointed as Old Mid-Whitgiftians’ new director of rugby. Callaway takes over from Peter Knott, who has retired after coaching the first XV for the past two years, “a wonderful man to work with and an asset … Continue reading

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Sevens Heaven looks for fast start at Warlingham

The first Warlingham Sevens Heaven tournament gets underway promptly on Saturday morning, May 4, with 18 Rugby 7s sides from across the south-east signed up to compete. Hillcrest Netball Club is also staging a tournament of its own during the … Continue reading

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