Middlesex Rugby invited a group of club volunteers to the official England v Australia team dinner at Twickenham last Saturday, in recognition of the hard work they have done for their clubs.
Among the guests were the three Young Volunteers of the Year, Joe Thomson (Staines), Joe Russell (Ruislip) and Nathan Ambrose (Epping / Upper Clapton) who received awards at the recent Volunteer Awards evening were at the black tie event in the evening, as well as a lunch in the company of 'Mr England'.
Final outing of the season for Team Middlesex girls
The Team Middlesex U18 and U15 girls turned out this weekend, Sunday 30th November, for their final outing of the season, to play Sussex away.
Team Middlesex U18 Girls v Sussex
Despite being a player down throughout the match, the U18 girls must be credited for their resilience, team work and spirit after being beaten 49-5 by a physical and well drilled Sussex side. Read match report...
The U15s, also playing Sussex, came away with an impressive 10-0 win, with two tries, both scored in the last few minutes of each half.
Meanwhile, in a home fixture over at OMTs ground, the Team Middlesex U20s played a Bucks in their second National Shield match and made up for last week's loss against Essex with a barnstorming 49-26 win. Read match report...
The next fixture for the U20s will be a home game against Cambridge University on January 4th.
Team Middlesex players up for divisional honours
Eight players from the hugely successful Team Middlesex U16 squad have been selected to attend the London and South East U16 Divisional squad confirmation day at Haileybury College in Hertfordshire 14th December. They are: Alex Niang, Charlie Page, Tom Yardley, Akeem Eubanks-Anderson, James Seabrook, William Verdan, Daniel Edgar and Zaki Rehman.
From the U18 squad, Tom Henfrey and Charlie Coppins have also been selected to attend the London Counties U18 trial on Sunday 4th January at Old Paulines.
Allianz Park hosts Middlesex Schools Finals
The finals of the Middlesex Schools competition will be played over three days at Saracens' Allianz Park ground from 2nd - 4th December.
The schools competition, organised by Middlesex Rugby, now attracts nearly 100 teams with participants from state schools as well as traditional rugby playing schools.
Last year, Saracens stars Ryhs Gill, George Kruis and Petrus du Plessis and were on hand to present the prizes (above)
New faces for the new season
Middlesex Rugby welcomes some new faces to help build the profile of the county and of Team Middlesex representative rugby.
Jess Tabram has joined the Marketing Committee as social media co-ordinator. She was the driving force behind St Mary's University social media marketing success, and now plays for Teddington. She is a sports science and physical education graduate with a level 2 coaching qualification. Contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Penny Carr has joined the Team Middlesex set up as manager of the Senior Women's XV. She has a level 2 coaching qualification and is currently Head Coach for the Ladies XV at St Mary's University. Penny plays rugby at Teddington RFC. Contact her at email@example.com
Eleanor Trezise has also joined Team Middlesex as the U15 and U18 girls team manager. Eleanor was recently elected Chair of the RFU National Youth Council and works full-time in higher education sport. She plays rugby at Saracens. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Vicky Chan is the new Team Middlesex girls U15 assistant manager. She is a Students' RFU media intern and captain of the University College London women’s rugby club. Contact Vicy at email@example.com
Steve Patrick is now Middlesex Rugby safeguarding manager with responsibility for managing the safeguarding processes and procedures within the County and liaising with member clubs and the RFU. Contact Steve at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Middlesex Online Fixture Exchange
Middlesex Rugby has set up an online fixture exchange in the form of a Google Documents spreadsheet that anyone can view and edit.
The spread-sheet (think Excel, but more clunky) allows users to place a request for a fixture alongside their contact details. Those seeking a fixture can then make direct contact.
Team Middlesex fixtues and results
All the Team Middlesex men's, women's and junior fixtures and results for the 2014 - 2015 season are shown in the Team Middlesex section of the website. Where Middlesex is highlighted in blue, click to read the match report.