SUNDAY 25 JANUARY: Team Middlesex U20s play their County Shield Quarter Final match against Hampshire, at Overton RFC. Please go along and support.
Middlesex president's Vintage XV invitational
Middlesex chairman Tom Brownsell, VP David Hiles, Club 7s chairman David Gershlick, president Brian East and committee member Malcolm Watts turning out for the Golden Oldies Festival, complete with coloured shorts.
The president of Middlesex Rugby, Brian East, has issued an invitation to all Middlesex club players aged over 45 to play in a President's Vintage XV charity game against an Italian vets team on Saturday 14th February, the morning of the England v Italy Six Nations International.
The game, which will be played to Golden Oldies rules, takes place at Staines will be played in County shirts and players will need to provide their own shorts and club socks, Barbarian style.
RFU offers funding to help bring young players back to the game
The RFU has announced the introduction of an Innovation Fund to help clubs get lapsed 16-24 year old players back into the game, and is inviting applications from Middlesex clubs.
As a first step to applying for the funding, Middlesex will be running a workshop on 19th January at London Welsh. Read more...
Cash prizes at Middlesex Club 7s
Middlesex Club 7s will take place at Richmond Athletic Ground on Sunday 3rd May with cash prizes for the winning teams in all competitions.
Look out for invitations and application forms which will be sent out to all clubs by email in January.
Click on the poster to download a pdf copy for your club noticeboard.
Middlesex Rugby President Michael Barnes presents the Barry Boyden Rose Bowl to Cup winners Hammersmith & Fulham 1 at last year's Middlesex Club 7s
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Middlesex small grants fund
Middlesex Rugby is pleased to announce the launch of the Small Grants Awards Programme which from this season will make small grants available to affiliated clubs within the county. The grants are designed to be easy-to-access awards of a few hundred pounds paid directly from County funds.
Middlesex Rugby invited a group of club volunteers to the official England v Australia team dinner at Twickenham in November, 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'.
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.
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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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.