We are please to announce that ‘Undercover Events’ are now the main sponsors of Charlton Park RFC. Many thanks to Roy Strickland and his team for their support and generosity. We hope they will enjoy being a part of our exciting and vibrant club.
You will also probably have noticed that we now have a new beer provider. Shepherd Neame have already supported our electrics upgrade and it is through their sponsorship of Kent RFU that we have been selected to host the only Kent home game in the County Championship this May against Hertfordshire. This is a great honour for the club and a real vote of approval for Colin Wooster’s ground and our hospitality.
Thanks are also due to further generosity from our regular sponsors Chris at D & S Electrical and Declan at RHT Group, who have financed a new set of cutters for the ground.
These are positive times for the club and watch this space for further announcements.
Saturday 11th March 2017
1st XV 29 – 22 Hove (A)
2nd XV 43 – 33 Old Elthamians 3s (H)
3rd XV No Game
4th XV 5 – 15 Gravesend 5s (H)
Saturday 18th March 2017
1st XV Vs London Cornish (A) (London Intermediate Cup Final) limited space for supporters coach – please book with Nick Hollier.
2nd XV Vs TBC
3rd XV Vs TBC
Fuffs Vs TBC
Training Sunday 18th September
We are developing our Youth Section and looking for new players, all levels of experience welcome. Training Thursdays 5.30pm to 7.30pm, training and matches Sundays 10am to 12pm. For further information please email Nick Hollier, Youth Chairman, email@example.com, Doug Hursey, firstname.lastname@example.org or see our Youth Information page.
Charlton Park player influx
Following a less-than-successful season, when we were relegated back to Level 7 (London South-East 2), the club has been boosted by an unprecedented influx of new players. Twelve at the last count have been registered and there is real competition for all first team places. Watch this space for some pen-portraits in the near future.
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.