The entry deadline for the Middlesex Club 7s, which takes place at Richmond Athletic Ground on Sunday 4th May, has been extended until Thursday 17th April. Please get your entries in NOW!
MIDDLESEX LOOSES A LEGEND
It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death on Monday morning (14th April) of Derek Mann.
Derek has been a stalwart of Middlesex Rugby for many, many years and was president from 2000 to 2001. He was also one of the leading lights behind the organisation and running of the Middlesex 7s competition.
He died at Potters Bar Community Hospital after a long illness. Our thoughts are with his wife Pauline and his family.
The funeral will take place at 2.40pm on Wesnesday 23rd April at West Hertfordshire Crematorium, High Elms Lane, Garston, Watford WD25 0JS. There will be a reception afterwards at The Thistle Noke Hotel, Watford Road, St Albans AL2 3DF, where Graeme Cattermole will deliver a eulogy.
The family has requested family flowers only. Donations can be made to Macmillan Cancer Support or Prostate Cancer UK.
Middlesex rep elected to RFU Board
Chris Cuthbertson, one of two Middlesex Rugby representatives on the RFU Council, has been elected to the RFU Board of Directors. Commenting on the appintment, Middlesex Rugby president Michael Barnes said: "Our congratulations go to Chris, he has worked extremely hard on the Council and thoroughly deserves his position on the Board."
Cuthbertson who serves on the Middlesex management committee, also runs the Middlesex Merit Table competition.
Belsize Park II win Middlesex Merit Table honours
The finals of the Middlesex Merit Table were played at Twyford Road on Saturday 12th April.
Belsize Park II won Division 1, in a convincing 13-3 win over opponents HAC II in the final.
Released on police bail
Following the arrest of Middlesex Rugby vice president Nigel Orton on 4th April by Harrow police, a campaign was launched to raise bail to secure his freedom.
Orton was arrested and detained at Pinner Police Station pending investigations over an incident with a greencrocer and a cucumber. You can still support St Luke's Hospice by visiting www.justgiving.com/nigelsbeennicked. Read more...
Team Middlesex seeks managers
Managers are required for the Team Middlesex women's and girls' rugby sides, and for age grade rugby from U14s - U18s
These are key positions where the appointed person will work closely with the relevant Director of Rugby in supporting the new playing strategy for both Women & Girls and Age Grade Rugby in Middlesex.
More detailed duties will include assisting the Head Coach in the execution of his / her duties by maintaining contact with the players for training and games and organising the booking of venues, catering arrangements, medical provision, transport arrangements, equipment logistics and confirming arrangements with the opposition, and match officials.
If you are inerested in these key positions, or for more information, please contact Playing & Coaching Chairman Bob Lawless, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Middlesex Club 7s will take place on Sunday 4th May 2014
This season's Middlesex Club 7s competition will take place at Richmond Athletic Ground on Sunday 4th May 2014. There will be men's, women's and student competitions for all levels, including Merit Table teams, and entry is now open to all clubs within RFU Area 2 in addition to the clubs previously in London SE.
BE PART OF IT...
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.