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Rugby in Dulwich
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Iain


Posts: 39
Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #1
26-03-2010 04:27 PM

If anyone is interested in playing rugby we have a thriving club in Dulwich Village based at the Griffin Sports Club, very close to North Dulwich station. We run 2 adult men's teams and the very occaisonal vet's side. I know it's not SE23, but we're very easily reached from Honor Oak Park (P4) or Forest Hill. I live in HOP and it takes about 15 minutes to get there and the P4 runs back to HOP till after midnight on a Saturday, ideal for post match refreshments.

The season is nearly over, but we play touch rugby all through the summer, so if you fancy a run out without the contact then this could be for you, equally you might get the bug and play proper rugby again next season!

We welcome old stagers as well as young recruits, so if it's a while since you dusted off those boots, give it a shot. Also, as a club member you get access to England tickets - maybe not such a pull after this year's 6 nations!

Kings College Hospital RFC

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Elizabeth25


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Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #2
27-03-2010 07:39 AM

You wouldn't know of any youth schemes? My son is 5 (a large 5, 6 in Nov.) and I am looking for an outlet for his love of tackling people.

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Iain


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Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #3
27-03-2010 08:54 AM

Without wishing to advertise the opposition...

Old Alleynian's have a successful youth set up, they're based on the south circular on Dulwich common.

I may be wrong, but I think your son will have to wait until his 6th birthday before he can join.

Cheers, hope he enjoys it
Iain

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Johnc


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Joined: Jan 2007
Post: #4
27-03-2010 02:12 PM

I'm a member at Blackheath rugby club and I too think that 6 is the youngest you can join

http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/blackheath...s&team_id=

Might be worth giving them a call and discuss what is available

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Elizabeth25


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Post: #5
29-03-2010 06:50 AM

Thanks for the links. Yes, I think he will have to wait until he is six. (even though, he's five stone, and two inches taller than most 6 yr olds now) Mummy will just have to deal with the bruises until then.

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AMFM


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Joined: Oct 2007
Post: #6
31-03-2010 11:14 AM

You may have to deal with the bruises beyojnd then! - I don't think they start tackling until they're about 9 - touch rugby until then (at least, that's how it works in my nephew's club)

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Nickolas


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Joined: Aug 2010
Post: #7
18-08-2010 10:41 AM

Hi Iain,
I just saw your post,
I can't find any infor regarding the time of the summer touch rugby session, and is it open to everyone; as I just moved to ED and would like to come and have a go.

Thanks,

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Iain


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Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #8
18-08-2010 03:30 PM

Just messaged you, but if you go to http://www.kchrfc.co.uk all the details should be on there. Touch has now finished, so if anyone famcies a run out at proper rugby just pop down or contact me through here. First game of the season is 4th September.

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ryananglem


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Joined: Apr 2009
Post: #9
19-08-2010 08:23 AM

@Nickolas there is mixed touch rugby that runs all year around at Tooting Bec Common every Saturday - nearest train/tube Balham. Cost 2 for 2 hours (4 games, no refs). Everyone is very friendly. Search on facebook for "south london touch rugby"

@Iain I may pop down to kchfrc to see if I can get an occasional run in the vets

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Baboonery


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Post: #10
19-08-2010 10:00 AM

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@Iain I may pop down to kchfrc to see if I can get an occasional run in the vets


Ditto. Though not sure if my neck will take it these days. And after all the money I spent on my teeth last year...

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Iain


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Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #11
19-08-2010 10:43 AM

Always worth speaking to the dental guy on HOP high street, he can do you a gumshield...

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Iain


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Post: #12
09-12-2010 03:18 PM

Just bumping this up again really.
Rugby season is now in full swing, if you fancy a run about in the new year instead of joining a gym you are more than welcome to pop down.
Cheers
Iain

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Iain


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Post: #13
12-07-2011 03:06 PM

Bump up time again.

It's nearly winter so time for rugby season!

Join us for pre season training at 7pm every Tuesday and Thursday at The Griffin Sportsground at 12 Dulwich Village (P4 from HOP / Horniman - Dulwich or the train into North Dulwich)

A bit of fitness at the moment, going into some skills based work as we get closer to the season. We are a very well established club (since 1869 in one form or another) and currently play in the Kent 2 league and pushing for promotion into Kent 1. please see http://www.kchrfc.co.uk for more details or pm me on here.

Hopefully see you down there
Iain

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Iain


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Post: #14
25-07-2012 12:58 PM

It's that time of year again, It's the end of July and we've started pre season training.

After a very successful season in 11-12, our first team won the Kent 2 league and have been promoted to Kent 1.

We have moved home and now play at Dulwich Sports Ground (the old LSBU ground) on Turney Road, between Dulwich Village and Herne Hill. We regularly run 2 full men's teams, an occasional vet's XV and we are in the process of starting up a women's XV

Structured training is on Tuesday from 18:30 (for 19:00) with a session on Thursday which we use either for touch rugby or as a specialist skills night, depending on who shows up.

Please see http://www.kchrfc.co.uk for full details, or PM me on here.

We're looking for new players with experience or not.

P4 from HOP will take you there with a short walk from the village, or trains from London to Herne Hill or North Dulwich.

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Iain


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Post: #15
17-10-2012 12:04 PM

Hi All

A great start for our 1st XV, having been promoted last season they are now sitting "pretty" on top of the table after 4 games. 4 games, 4 wins, 4 bonus points.

If you're interested in playing or watching local rugby you could do a lot worse than popping over to see us on Turney Road between Dulwich Village and Herne Hill. (P4 from HOP / Horniman then a short walk from the Village)

We run 2 regular adult men's teams, an occasional young vets side and have just started to recruit enough women players to think about the odd fixture.

http://www.kchrfc.co.uk will give you all the details you need, or send me a message on here.

Cheers
Iain
Second XV captain

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Iain


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Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #16
19-06-2013 01:15 PM

Hi All

It's nearly that time of year again - time for pre-season training to start.

We have 2 regular men's sides playing and a new women's section trying to get off the ground

Full details can be found here: http://www.kchrfc.co.uk

We have 3 weeks left of summer touch rugby if anyone fancies a bit of a run about on Tuesday evenings, but then it's into pre-season, looking to consolidate our place in Kent 1.

Games take place on Saturday afternoons from September till Easter all around South East London and Kent. Our ground is on Turney Rd in Dulwich (P4 from HOP or Horniman, followed by a short walk - trains to Herne Hill / West or North Dulwich)

PM me if you want further details - or a lift - I live in Honor Oak

Cheers
Iain
Second XV Captain

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Iain


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Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #17
09-07-2013 10:56 AM

Our last touch rugby session of the summer is tonight if anyone fancies a run about in the sunshine.

Down to the serious business of pre-season training next week (16th July). If anyone want more details, please ping me a message and I'll get back to you.

Cheers
Iain

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Iain


Posts: 39
Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #18
10-10-2013 10:04 AM

Hi All

4 games into the season and KCHRFC are sitting 5th in the table, our next home game is this Saturday 12th October against Old Gravesendians who lie in 8th, just 1 point behind us.

Early days in the season, but performances have been promising and we have won 2 games on the bounce having missed out on our first two outings.

Kick off is at 3pm at Dulwich Sportsground (the old South Bank University ground) on Turney Road http://goo.gl/maps/62YOo (P4 then a short walk from Dulwich Village)

Well stocked bar, free entry, family friendly

http://www.kchrfc.co.uk
@KCH_Rugby

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Iain


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Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #19
08-01-2014 11:20 AM

A while since I bumped this up, so with New Year in mind...

We're all (well, some of us) are making all kinds of resolutions to join gyms, go out and do a bit of running, or just getting a bit more active.

Why not do this in the company of like-minded folk and come and roll around in the mud with King's College Hospital RFC? We're running 2 men's sides and a women's side is slowly taking shape.

All the details are in the above message thread, or take a look at http://www.kchrfc.co.uk or ping me a message.

Happy New Year

Iain
Club Captain
KCHRFC

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Iain


Posts: 39
Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #20
09-09-2014 03:24 PM

Hi all

As well as a thriving adult section, we are starting a youth rugby section and have an open day this Sunday from 10am-12noon. All children from 6-10 are welcome.

http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/kingscolle...83523.html

No on-site parking at the moment, but the P4 stops relatively close and there is limited parking in surrounding streets.

Any questions please send me a message.

Iain

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