WEBB ELLIS TROPHY COMES TO MIDDLESEX
With the Rugby World Cup 2015 only 13 months away, the organising committee is planning the 100 Days To Go Trophy Tour, which will see the William Webb Ellis trophy travel round the country before arriving at Twickenham on September 18th 2015 for the start of the World Cup.
If your club would like to host the Webb Ellis Trophy as part of the Trophy Tour, Middlesex Rugby would like clubs to submit ideas
Game Management System Launch
The RFU has introduced a new Game Management System (GMS) to replace RugbyFirst and make club and player administration easier. The system is now live and can be accessed via www.EnglandRugby.com
The RFU RDOs will be running a training and launch event for Middlesex Clubs at UCL on Tuesday 19th August. Whilst all of your current RugbyFirst data will automatically be transferred to the new system it is important that club administrators should see the new system first-had, be trained on its functionality and learn some of the new benefits it offers.
Welcome, Mr President
Middlesex Rugby has a new president. Brian East took over the reins at the AGM in July and begins a two year term of office which will see Middlesex through the World Cup next year.
Outgoing president Michael Barnes now becomes Immediate Past President but is likely to be no less active in his new role. On handing the presidency over to his successor, he said "I have had a great two years and both Anne and myself have visited many clubs where we have been warmly welcomed and entertained. We have met some wonderful people and seen the work they do for their clubs which continues to amaze me."
Middlesex ladies at the World Cup
From left to right: La Toya Mason (Wasps), Maggie Alphonsi MBE (Saracens), Jo McGilchrist (Wasps), Marlie Packer (Wasps), Claire Purdy (Wasps)
Good luck to all the Middlesex ladies playing for England in the Women's World Cup in France next month. There are still tickets available. Find out more at www.rwcwomens.com
Unity in Middlesex
Middlesex Rugby is taking the lead in promoting rugby in developing rugby nations throughout Europe. Delegates from Middlesex will be heading to Russia in the coming months as part of a scoping exercise which will see English county unions (CBs) working alongside European nations to devise and run development plans to support the growth of the game.
Fun in the sun at Middlesex Club 7s
Hamersmith & Fulham 1 won the prestigious Barry Boyden Bowl at the 15th Annual Middlesex Club 7s competition took place in glorious sunshine at Richmond Athletic Ground on Sunday 4th May.
Middlesex Rugby President Michael Barnes presents the Barry Boyden Rose Bowl to Cup winners Hammersmith & Fulham 1
There were competitions for every level and every section of the game, from National clubs right through to the new and very popular Shock Doctor Merit Table 7s competition, now in its second year, and a massive array of silverware on offer.
Tribute to a true gentle Mann
Derek Mann was a true Middlesex man in every sense of the word, President in 2000-2001 and long serving member of the Sevens committee.
His funeral, on St George's day, was attended by his many friends and family. His eldest son David remembers the life and times of Derek Mann, the family man.
And his Middlesex friend and colleague Graeme Cattermole looks back over his long and expansive rugby career.
Pictured: Derek Mann with Graeme Cattermole on the steps outside the East India Club
Team Middlesex fixtues and results
All the Team Middlesex men's, women's and junior fixtures and results for the 20130 - 2014 season are shown in the Team Middlesex section of the website. Where Middlesex is highlighted in blue, click to read the match report.
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.