The 1st XV put the travelling faithful through the wringer yet again to clinch a narrow 36-39 victory at Chichester last Saturday. Although your correspondent could not attend, the report (see web site and Facebook) suggests that while Farnham's line out worked, Chichester's discipline didn't. Furthermore, our delight in throwing the ball about nearly cost us the game. Still, awinzawinzawin! Top work boys.
They lads will have to be 100% on their mettle this Saturday as they face Reeds Weybridge - who, on a meteoric rise up the leagues, have already secured three bonus point wins this season. Two unbeaten sides go head to head. A match up not to be missed!
As always, you are all invited to join the Chairman and guests from Reeds at the pre-match supporters' lunch. £20 paid at the bar (no cash) affords the diner a lovely hot lunch followed by cheese, coffee and a raffle of several magnificent prizes.
We'll gather at 1.15pm, dine at 1.30pm and kick off is at 3.00pm.
To secure your seat(s) please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youngsters learn the referee's art.
Last week a group of 25 Juniors - boys and girls - attended an RFU Introduction to Refereeing course led by Neil Sweeney and Rebecca Piddlesdon.
"As ever the course delivery was excellent and the team's patience and professionalism with the young group was admirable. I am delighted to report several of the boys and girls approached me expressing an interest to follow through with the ERRA course," Sam Foskett.
"Welcome and hospitality by the club was great. Becky & I enjoyed ourselves! Amazing cohort - not to take anything away from the boys, but having that number of female YMO's (Young Match Officials) there is something to shout about!" Neil Sweeney.
A busy Sunday as the competitions start
The Falcons are set to start league rugby this weekend and the buzz in the team is evident. After a successful pre-season, welcoming new and returning players, alongside new coaches, the squad have been grafting harder than ever before. With record-breaking squad numbers and successful player recruitment, the Falcons have welcomed more women onto the pitch and to the club.
This Sunday see’s our 1s away to take on Reading Abbey 2s, with the 2s at home against Basingstoke 1s (2.00pm KO) What a great way to kickstart the Falcon’s second year of competitive rugby.
Meanwhile the Academy launches its National Cup campaign away at Basingstoke. Good luck boys!
The U15's also entertain teams from Warlingham and Old Reigatians in their first non-league matches of the season (1.30pm KO), so together with the Falcons, there's plenty for the spectator to enjoy at Wilkinson Way this Sunday afternoon.