Little Rugby Academy Barnardos Big Toddle @ Pinner Show (video)

September 28, 2011 by paul  
Filed under miscellaneous

Comments Off

Little Rugby Academy’s Annual Barnardo’s Big Toddle in association with Starbucks Pinner, Pinnora Photography and Pinner Christian Fellowship was held on 17th September 2011 in Pinner Memorial Park at the Famous Pinner Village show.
After setting up the stalls everyone started to arrive, children were excited and so were the parents, looking up to the sky we could see dark grey clouds but they were not going to dampen our spirits. We all donned our special T-shirts and walked over to the pathway then on the stroke of 11.30 we all (25 of us) started walking round the park in and out of the stalls collecting money for Barnardo’s.

Everyone was very generous even when the heavens opened and for 10 minutes rain fell heavily. Mind you, this only helped us as people were hiding from the rain, we just pounced on them and again they donated graciously.

At the end of the walk most of us drenched we swiftly went over to our Sponsors Starbucks Pinner stall and had our well deserved Coffee, Tea and Fruit Juice. It was a fantastic day, seeing all the children have great fun walking round the park enjoying the rain, but above all being sponsored to help all those Under 5’s who don’t have the same opportunities that we do.
Barnardo’s Big Toddle the UK’s biggest fundraising event for the under 5’s was again a great success. This short walk has made a big difference to children’s lives.

When ‘Sarrie’ met Pinner Mini and Youth Sections

September 28, 2011 by paul  
Filed under Mini Gallery

Comments Off

Sunday 25th September saw the Aviva Trophy make its second appearance around Pinner Players within a week. To protect and also to greet was the Saracens RFC mascot ‘Sarrie’ who proved to be a popular ‘extra’ during the training session!

Photos courtesy of Saracens Community Rugby Team

Saracens Prize Draw with help from Sarrie

September 26, 2011 by paul  
Filed under Featured

Comments Off

Have you been mugged yet?

September 24, 2011 by paul  
Filed under miscellaneous

Comments Off

No need to worry, this is not an announcement from the Metropolitan Police or a lengthy debate on pensions!

No, this is about the new club merchandise that is now on offer.

Have you been nominated for player of the week?

Or had a fantastic photograph of you in action playing rugby?

Bored with the same old photos in a frame gathering dust on the mantelpiece?

Luck is on your side…..

Now available from the club shop you can have your favourite moment put on a ceramic mug; they are dishwasher safe and can hold both hot and cold drinks!

If Pinner Rugby Club have your photograph on file / or you have a photograph taken for being player of the week, man of the match or appear on the pitch we can produce a mug with said image.

Examples of mugs produced in the last week

Latest news…… the WOW mug

This is something special; a mug that changes colour and reveals a print, here’s an example

The heat sensitive photo mugs are fantastic fun. The mug will feature your photo and/or a message, underneath a black heat sensitive coating. The coating ‘disappears’ when the mug is hot to reveal your photo and message (which will wow everyone of course!). Due to the heat sensitive coating we recommend you hand wash these ‘magic mugs’.

The cost?

Original fully printed – £5.00 per mug, you may order multiples of the same mug or order several different images on a series of mugs

Wow mugs – £10.00 per mug

How quickly can I get them?

Usually, within a week, orders placed at the shop will be printed and returned the following home game.

Who do I need to see about getting a mug/s made?

Speak to Spud

Can I have different images put on a mug?

More than likely, again discuss what is required with Spud

For more information email

Current examples:

September Caption Competition

September 24, 2011 by paul  
Filed under Caption competition

Comments Off

You know the score……………….

Each month a photo will be added to this page. It is hoped that you can come up with a suitable caption to go with it; a prize will be awarded at the end of each month – good luck

There are a couple of contenders this month, well there has been a summer break…

to submit caption please email

Couple of spectators helping Griff look for a new pair of balls. Reza

Pinner versus Harrow Saturday 24th September

September 24, 2011 by paul  
Filed under First XV Gallery, News & Events

Comments Off

Pinner visited local rivals Harrow this Saturday, match report etc to follow, in the meantime here’s some photos to be getting on with

Pinner’s woes continue.

For the first time since the league system was introduced the two local teams met at Grove Field on Saturday.  Pinner has made a shaky start to the season whilst newly promoted Harrow are unbeaten.  P&G’s made a bright start but with only 5 minutes gone they conceded a penalty for a high tackle. The home scrum half put his side ahead from 40 metres.  Pinner continued to attack and hooker Aaron Nicholas was unlucky with the bounce after chasing a kick ahead.  He redeemed the situation by felling two Harrow players who had gathered the ball.  P&G’s, winning the ball in mid-field, moved the ball swiftly through several players for Bernie Richer to score behind the posts.  Debutant David Blane added the conversion to put the visitors 7 – 3 up.   The teams seemed evenly matched for the next quarter until an ill advised quick kick-off from the P&G 22 brought a line-out to the home side 10 metres from the goal line.  Harrow won the line-out and drove over for a try which was converted.  Again the P&G kick-off gave the ball to Harrow who move swiftly up-field to score on the left. The conversion was once more successful.  More was still to come as P&G’s were penalised for handling in the ruck on their own 22.  Harrow, sensing the visitors defence was not organised, took a quick penalty to score their third try.  In the space of ten minutes Pinner had slipped from 7 -3 ahead to 22 – 7 down at half-time.

The second half saw Harrow gain in confidence but Pinner reduced the deficit when Blane landed a 35 metre penalty after Harrow had gone off-side at a ruck.  The home backs now came more into the game with the speed and elusiveness of their wingers causing problems to the visitors.  The bonus point try came after 13 minutes when they worked the ball to the right.  The conversion was successful.  Pinner continued to press and set up several attacks but as the half-hour approached the referee failed to spot a blatant off-side by Harrow allowing them to score their fifth try.  Ten minutes later Harrow won a line-out on the right and quickly fed the ball across their backs to score an unconverted try on the left wing.  P&G’s once more rallied and winning the ball from a ruck following a line-out in their own 22 got the ball to Richter who, as he had done the previous week, galloped 70 metres to score a consolation try wide out on the right bringing the final score to 41 – 15 to the home team.

Next Saturday Pinner, hoping for a change in fortune, host Royston in the Herts / Middx Div 2 match at Shaftesbury Playing Fields whilst the Pelicans XV welcome Hampstead IV’s.

Pinner RFC shine @Pinner Show with Saracens RFC and Aviva Trophy

September 18, 2011 by paul  
Filed under Notices

Comments Off

First time out at Pinner Show – a great success

Pinner Rugby Club, with Club Partners Saracens RFC, took part in the Pinner Village Show organised by the Rotary Club of Pinner, for the first time this weekend.

The Village Show was, once again a great success – fun for all the families who ventured into the park. It contained many local charity and craft stalls, entertainments and of course Pinner Rugby Club.

Local residents and visitors from further afield came in good numbers throughout the day, despite the intermittent rain showers. The Kiddies Fun Fair, the miniature steam train and the many local charity stalls were in attendance at the Rotary Club of Pinner’s Pinner Village Show. The Merry-Downers Morris Dancers, the Harrow Concert Band and the Tug of War events kept the crowds well and truly entertained

Many Pinner Rugby Club members braved mixed weather to raise awareness of our club and hopefully gained some new players.

The day didn’t get off to a great start when Minis Chairman Spud had great difficulties putting up the club tent (a new club gazebo is on the way thankfully!) failing to recognise that you can’t put it up inside out! After a succession of Rotary Club members tried to aid the suffering Spud, former Mini’s Chairman Steve George was called into action and promptly alleviated a minor disaster.

At 10.15 the Aviva Trophy arrived on our stand along with Saracens young star Geoffrey Sella (son of French international Phillipe Sella) ready to meet and greet the local community and have their photograph taken with both Geoffrey and the trophy. As you can see, Pinner members were very keen to get their hands on the trophy and Geoffrey was fantastic throughout the day, signing autographs, showing off his skills and playing demonstration rugby – as he is currently injured this had to be limited although witnesses said that he was awesome despite a light slip resulting in getting covered in mud – a few eagle eyed passer byes saw him take his top off and remarked that suddenly they liked rugby (you can follow Geoffrey on twitter – @geof_sella)

Stars of the future

Throughout the day, players from all levels of the club came down to support our publicity drive, seniors from the first team, club captain Reza Sibilant got his hands on the trophy with a beaming smile; the youth under 15s were out in force along with manager Brad Seiler, under 7s & 8s coach Andy Nash, a Saracens fan, also got ‘up and close’ with the silverware. Players from all squads were in presence and worked tirelessly in promoting our club; as a result many new faces were seen at training during Sunday morning, great work.

Then for something different: Pinner entered the tug of war competition; firstly testing themselves against each other then taking on all-comers, including the Morris Dancers. All succumbed to the brilliant effort by Pinner – out-right winners, well done.

The day proved to be a great success, many made their way to the club to watch some fantastic rugby in the form of the 1st XV versus Old Merchant Taylors and the Pelicans first outing of the new season versus Uxbridge 2nds (match reports and photographs on website)

Pinner Rugby Club is a club Partner of Saracens RFC and this has allowed us to bring them down to the club next Sunday 25th September for a morning of ‘Super Sarries Sunday’; where they will be once again bringing the Aviva Trophy, players, coaches and ‘Sarrie’ the mascot. It will be a fantastic opportunity to have your photograph taken with the above and be part of the Saracens Pixel wall. All welcome and please bring down your friends. The under 15s will also be playing a pre league friendly match versus Fullarians RFC (also a Saracens Club Partner).

The raffle proved to be a great success, a big thank you to Saracens again for supplying the first prize. The draw was made after training on Sunday – the winners were:

3rd Prize: a rugby ball – Les Chaffe

2nd Prize: Signed rugby ball by Austin Healey – Monty Meghjee

1st Prize: 10 match tickets for Saracens home fixture at Wembley – Max Alexander

Congratulations to them, contact will be made within the next couple of days an the first prize will be presented during ‘Super Sarries Sunday’

A view from the Little Rugby Academy:

Saturday 17th September and Pinner Show has arrived, the Little Rugby Academy ‘Big Toddle’  with the help of Pinner Rugby Club, Starbucks, PCF and Pinnora Photography is up and running and we seem to have taken over the area. There is a great buzz about the place, our Barnardo’s Big Toddle (walk round the park) will take place at 11.30am and now we have to set up the stands. With the wind and rain trying to dampen our spirits gazebo’s are erected and tables are readied, Starbucks arrive with their coffee and smoothies, Saracens arrive with the Aviva trophy, and two players, and the children start to arrive with parents. Next door Pinner RFC stand is busy and opposite Starbucks are selling raffle tickets with a cup of coffee as a great incentive. We have special limited edition t-shirts and at a snip of £5 each walkers start buying them and wearing them. LRA’s mascot ‘Lenny the Lion’ gets warmed up and ready for the walk. With everyone ready we begin our walk around the park, and yes guess what happens the heavens open, but that will not stop us, as we walk in and out of the other stands collecting money from as many people as we can, the children are enjoying it, and by the looks on their faces so are the parents. Round we go, up to ‘Daisy’s in the Park’, I am sure they did not know what hit them, a huge lion and masses of children and parents in Barnardo’s t-shirts, rain what rain, we didn’t care, money and more money was dropped into the collection buckets. Then we spyed a gathering under a tree, and off we went, they were sheltering from the rain, we just walked over to them and they dug deep and put more money in the buckets. As we came to the end of the walk the sun came out, just in time to dry us out. What a walk, fantastic, we hid in the trees, we danced in the rain, but above all had a great time. Starbucks then had to deal with us all at one time, Latte please, Cappuccino please, make it hot!!!!

We went round a couple of times with the buckets and they were getting heavier and heavier.

Shouts went out, come and buy some raffle tickets from the Starbucks stand, some great prizes, 1 night at Sheraton Skyline Hotel, LRA T-shirt, Free photo session from PInnora Photography, Starbucks coffee and mugs, Little Willows Activity voucher, the place went mad and more tickets were sold.

Loads of photo’s were taken, lots of coffee drunk, great friendships made, but above all lots of money was raised for Barnardo’s Big Toddle,

A huge thank you, to the following:

Fernando and Audi from Starbucks, Great coffee guys, Natalie from Pinnora Photography for always being ready to take photo’s, PCF for their support, All the guys from Pinner Rugby Club, Luke for being a great Lenny the Lion, and of course all the mums and dads with their children braving the weather to help Little Rugby Academy’s Big Toddle be a great success.

A few of the Limited Edition T shirts are still available to purchase at £5 each all money going to Barnardo’s Big Toddle. Please call Les Chaffe on 07596464321 to purchase them.

Having a first team and second team out at the same time costs club victories

September 18, 2011 by paul  
Filed under News & Events

Comments Off

On Saturday 17th September Pinner RFC hosted a League fixture whos opponents Old Merchant Taylors proved that pre-season games were the key to early success, playing at the same time were the Pelicans against Uxbridge 2 (a late replacement for Notholt who were not able to field a team). At the time of writing this I am awaiting match reports from both games, until they come hot off the email systems here are some photographs of the games to keep you interested!

Match report for the Pelicans, cheers to Mark

Saturday the 17th of September saw the first game of the Pinner second teams season. Although unattached to a league, the pelicans have a regular turn out and play in numerous friendly matches throughout the year, with the first of the season to be against Uxbridge 2nd team.

Uxbridge have had four games already this year having kicked off their campaign in the merit league some weeks previous, so it was with some trepidation that the Pinner team stepped on to the field to meet the challenge. Conditions were good and the pitches at Hatch End have benefitted hugely from the investment and care given to them during the off season.

Uxbridge received the first kick and immediately displayed their intent by challenging up front and testing the defence. The challenge was met, however, and the rag tag team of Pinner boys made it clear they were not going to be a push over. The ball was recycled on numerous occasions and the Uxbridge team worked their way slowly up the field, but the defence held strong for considerable time. In the 7th minute though, Pinner were found to be in breach of the laws and a penalty was awarded to the Uxbridge team, who duly took the three points in order to get the scoreboard going. This was the first strike in what would prove to be a relatively high scoring game.

Just a few minutes later, Uxbridge were again pushing their way up the field and again found themselves in the Pinner 22. The defence had been sucked in and Uxbridge utilised this to their full advantage, shipping the ball half way along the line until it found it’s way in to the number 8’s hands who managed to force his way through half a gap and crash over the line despite the stretched defences attempts to stop him. The conversion was successful, making it 10-0 after 10 minutes.

This seemed to awaken the Pelicans from their slumber and they began to really put the pressure on. The forwards did some great work to secure and maintain possession and the backs began to show their capabilities. Two attempts to break the line proved agonisingly close, but Uxbridge were clinging on and working a scramble defence to try and subdue the onslaught, but eventually Pinner’s front foot attitude paid off, with Angus ‘Goose’ Wilson crossing under the sticks.

The two teams continued to trade blows for the remainder of the first half, but it was Pinner who were dominating and stretching the defensive capabilities of Uxbridge. Time and time again they made their way forward, only to fail at the final hurdle. Clearly their clinical finishing needed some work, but they had a positive platform to build on going in to the second half.

Right from the off of the second half, Pinner went straight back at the opposition. Within the first 10 minutes, their attacking play paid dividends. Fly half Chris Hall broke the line and made a dash for it, crossing under the sticks again, to the delight of kicker Mark Razzell who was very grateful for another easy conversion. The momentum was now well and truly with Pinner and they carried the ball forward at every opportunity. With 20 minutes to go, Pinner were back in their half but with possession. After a won line-out, the ball was fed out to Mark Razzell who grubbered the ball through the line. Picked up by the attacking line, they paced the entire field before being fed back to Razzell who crossed the line and then converted the try.

The game seemed won, but complacency was most certainly the enemy now. Pinner failed to recognise this threat and threw the game away in the last 10 minutes. Uxbridge found themselves with a little bit of space initially, and the fly-half touched down under the posts. Then the forwards had a go shortly after ad closed the gap further. In the dying moments, pass was thrown to the Uxbridge outside centre which bounced forward off his shoulder to be collected by the support. Unfortunately, the referee failed to notice this infringement and, owing to the nature of the pass, Uxbridge again crossed the line. With no time left and 1 point in it, the Uxbridge kicker put them one point ahead and, ultimately, gave them the win.

Disappointing for Pinner, but it was a great day of rugby and both teams upheld the respect of the game and enjoyed themselves thoroughly. Hopefully in the future Pinner won’t count their chickens before they’ve hatched!

Final score 29-28

Pinner’s late come-back not enough

In the first home league match of the season P&G’s entertained Old Merchant Taylors at Hatch End.  The pitches at Shaftesbury Playing Fields were in magnificent condition as a result of the £46000 drainage improvements and re-seeding funded by the RFU with a small contribution from the LB of Harrow. The Pinner pack dominated much of the early scrums to keep play in the OMT’s half.  The visitors then broke out and Pinner’s lack of discipline at the break-down cost them three points when Craig Foster put OMT’s 3 – 0 up from the resulting penalty.  With 20 minutes gone OM’s attempted to kick-out from their own 22 only to find P&G full-back Boue [acute accent on the ‘e’]  who took the ball back to the opponents half.  OM’s were penalised for not releasing in the tackle.  P&G’s took a quick penalty, scrum half Lane chipped forward for hooker Aaron Nicholas to score. The conversion was unsuccessful putting the score at  5-3.  OM’s were soon back in the lead when Pinner were deemed off-side on their own 22 and Foster added the 3 points.  Five minutes later following a scrum on the P&G’s 5 metre line the OM’s scrum-half Tom Davies sold a dummy to score close in.  Foster added the conversion to bring the score to 13 – 5 for the visitors.  With half-time approaching Pinner won a scrum on their 22 but failed to clear their lines  allowing OM’s to move the ball swiftly to the left for no. 14 James Hiliary to score.  Half-time found the visitors 18 – 5 ahead.

Pinner started the second half rather as they had the first creating several scoring opportunities.  Lack of match practice again showed with wrong options being taken or players not supporting the ball carrier. Towards the end of the third quarter play moved on to the P&G 22 where once again the home side were off-side.  Foster landed the penalty to take the score to 21 – 5.  Pinner finally woke up when home winger John Kirby intercepted a pass deep in his own half to put in a powerful 60 m run down the left wing, brushing off several opponents to score under the posts.  The simple conversion was missed, the score now 21 -10.  On the half-hour OM’s again attacked and another dummy found P&G’s backs out of position for Hiliary to score his second try. The conversion by Foster boosted the lead to 28 – 10.  A few minutes later a poor scrum by OMT’s in their own 22 allowed P&G captain and flanker Reza Sibilant to drive over to reduce the deficit.  Again the conversion failed but from the re-start Warren Woad broke out from the 22 to feed Bernie Richter, playing at centre to set off on a galloping 70 m run to the line shrugging of opponents en route.  Captain Sibilant took over the kicking duties to convert Pinner’s fourth try to narrow the score to 28 – 22.  OM nerves were jangling with P&G mading another strong run but the match ended at 28 – 22 to the visitors.  Pinner having scored four tries and losing by only 6 points gained 2 bonus points.

D Hiles

Protected: Mini section training Sunday 18th September, have you been caught on camera?

September 18, 2011 by paul  
Filed under Mini Gallery

Comments Off

This post is password protected. To view it please enter your password below:

Protected: Training sessions – Mini Section Sunday 11th September

September 13, 2011 by paul  
Filed under Mini Gallery

Comments Off

This post is password protected. To view it please enter your password below:

Pinner hosting Saracens Rugby Camp October half-term

September 6, 2011 by paul  
Filed under News & Events

Comments Off

Pinner Rugby Club are to host their second Rugby Camp. Teaming up with Saracens RFC there will be an opportunity to develop skills, techniques and learn more about individual positions during the October half-term holiday:

Thursday 27th & Friday 28th October.

Below is a description of the what the sessions involve, a link to the Saracens Rugby Camp booking form and further information.

The summer Rugby camp was very succesful and all those who attended have been very positive about their experiences.

Click on the image below to go to the Saracens Rugby Camp website

The Saracens Rugby Camp Programme is aimed at U7 – U16 playing age groups and provides organised, educational, inclusive and structured activities, utilising our experienced, qualified and award winning coaches from the Saracens Community team.

During the Half Term holidays the Saracens Community staff will create a professional, safe and friendly environment in which players can enjoy their rugby development. The camps have been designed to provide young players with a total rugby experience, contributing to their personal development on and off the field. The Saracens coaches will instil some of the values that drive our professional players, urging young talent to play with passion and commitment, respect and discipline whilst working effectively as a team.

On all of our Half Term courses each participant will be given feedback, providing information on areas of the game on which our coaches feel they require further development. In addition to this positive reinforcement will be given to individuals who display strength in their technique and skill applications.

On each course lunch break will be for one hour between the window of 12:00 – 13:30. This will vary depending on the content of each specific course and the numbers taking part.

Please see below details below regarding this specific course and to confirm if a hot lunch is included, if so a full menu will be provided to you in the days leading up to the course.

Specific Course Information:

Course: Saracens - Pinner Rugby Club – Two Day Skills Clinic

Venue: Pinner Rugby Club – (HA5 4PW)

Ages: U7 – U16

Normal Price: £56.00

Online Price 10% off: £50.00

Hot lunch provided: Yes


Participants will work closely in groups of the same/similar age with a number of different coaches on a range of skills each day. The club and experienced award winning coaching staff allow access for all rugby abilities and encourage TAG rugby players to attend in addition to those of an older age.

Typical Structure:
Day 1:
- Development through game play
- Individual skills & techniques
- Positive Continuity
- Contact avoidance
- Offloading
- Speed, Agility and Quickness
- Tackling / Tagging Techniques
- Ball Presentation

Day 2:
- Unit Skills
- Breakdown Management (Rucking, Leaching, and Ball presentation progressions)
- Forwards / Backs Split

Developed in consultation with the Saracens Academy to incorporate a vast range of skills included in the modern game of rugby the camp will provide the perfect balance of intensity fun, excitement and education for any young aspiring rugby player aged U6 – U16 utilising modern training techniques, with technical player focused sessions, alongside development through game play.
Coaches will pass on expert advice and professional tips, creating a fun and enjoyable environment to work on personal development concepts such as catch & pass, tackling technique, contact avoidance, offloading, and tactical decision making. The camp will also allow for players to work on unit development including areas such as rucking, leaching and defence organisation in addition to positional specific work, basic fitness tests and ideas behind different tactics on the pitch.
Whether you have been on a clinic before or are new to the Premier Rugby Academy this is an opportunity for players of all ages and positions to tune their rugby skills as well as develop new technique in a professional, fun and enjoyable environment alongside Saracens award winning community coaches and select professional players*

The intensity of each session will vary from station to station, and be controlled for each age group to ensure all participants energy levels are maintained throughout the course; this will enable maximum enjoyment during your time with Saracens.

For further Information please call 01707 285 026 or email

Each booking is subject to a £2.50 handling fee.

*Saracens where possible will integrate players into the course; please be aware this is not always possible due to heavy training commitments during preseason. Should you wish to know more regarding player involvement please call 01707 285 026.

Top players on show:

Our camps’ philosophy is twofold. To provide participants with the opportunity to be coached by current Premiership stars. And to provide them with the opportunity to delve deeper into what it takes to reach the very top level in the game.

Every course will be visited by Premiership players, who’ll pass on tips on how to take your game to the next level. Previously, World Cup winning and British and Irish Lions legends Jason Robinson, Lawrence Dallaglio and Jonny Wilkinson, not to mention Charlie Hodgson, Mike Tindall, Pat Sanderson, Steve Borthwick, Tom Rees and a host of other Premiership Stars have all been on hand to help deliver a master class.

(Player appearances subject to availability)

‘Money for old rope’ – Simple Fundraising

September 5, 2011 by paul  
Filed under Notices

Comments Off

This is the new Fund Raising Icon on the Pinner website. Spud’s at it again!

What is it?

Whenever you click on this icon from our website, we make money for the club; it’s as simple as that.

We have registered with Simple Fundraising. They give us money whenever you go through their site when buying anything online. If you use the internet to buy items click on the Icon on the right hand side under Fixtures and Forthcoming Events and it will direct you to the site. All you need to do is register and continue your shopping. By using this site we as a club get payment if you purchase (at a discount) via this website. There are no tricks to this and as a club we can earn money by using this website

Pinner Rugby Club Fundraising Website

Q: What’s the catch?

A: There is absolutely no catch whatsoever!

Each of the retailers involved with this programme are prepared, and committed, to pay our club a commission for providing them with additional custom.

It’s that simple – they are rewarding our club for providing them with customers.

The key success to making sure that Pinner Rugby Club fundraising website raises as much money as possible is to ensure that as many of you as possible use website when you do your shopping online.

So if you plan to use a site, such as Amazon or Tesco online, to purchase anything, please do it through Simple Fundraising via our website:

Therefore, it is fundamental that Pinner Rugby Club members go shopping online via the Pinner Rugby Club Fundraising Website

It’s A Win-Win Situation!

By shopping online, members of Pinner RFC will invariably save money on products and services that they are most likely to purchase anyway. Plus, we receive money from each retailer every time someone shops on their site.

Everybody wins!

Discount Codes & Vouchers.

Each of the retailers involved are committed to helping our members save money and every day they provide discount codes and vouchers.

Example of St Mary’s High School’s existing fundraising site

You can simply use the Pinner Rugby Club Fundraising Website webpage without registering, if you so prefer. By using this webpage as a launch pad to online shopping, we will still raise money.

The Pinner Rugby Club Fundraising webpage has a shopping directory of many popular UK retailers that have an online presence – major household names, such as Tesco, Direct Line, Amazon, HMV, Boots, Carphone Warehouse, Thomas Cook as well as a plethora of independent retailers.

Each month, they will add more suitable retailers to our fundraising website.

When members use the shopping directory to visit the retailers any purchases that they make will result in earning a commission.

The commissions are paid by the retailer from their profit – there is no additional cost to members. In fact, shopping online is usually cheaper so you could well be saving yourself money as well.

To protect individual’s privacy, only the retailer knows who the customer is and the details of each individual purchase. This sensitive information is never passed on. At the end of each month, commissions from each retailer are combined and we are sent that amount of money direct to Pinner RFC.

So, in short, if you use the internet to purchase anything please use the link on the website, the more people who use it the more money we can raise for our club



Fixtures and times Rugby World Cup 2011 Pool B (the one that matters!)

September 2, 2011 by paul  
Filed under News & Events

Comments Off

Below are the Fixtures and times (GMT) for the Rugby World Cup 2011 Pool B

Please check website for information regarding clubhouse openings for matches – all England games at time of writing will be live at the clubhouse

Saturday 10th September 2am

imgThumbScotland  v  imgThumb Romania

Saturday 10th September 9.30 am

imgThumbArgentina  v  imgThumb England

Wednesday 14th September 8.30 am

imgThumbScotland  v  imgThumb Georgia

Saturday 17th September 4.30 am

imgThumbArgentina  v  imgThumb Romania

Sunday 18th September 7.00 am

imgThumb England v  imgThumb Georgia

Saturday 24th September 7.00 am

imgThumb England v  imgThumb Romania

Sunday 25th September 8.30 am

imgThumbArgentina  v  imgThumbScotland

Wednesday 28th September 7.30 am

imgThumb Georgia  v  imgThumb Romania

Saturday 1st October 8.30 am

imgThumbEngland v imgThumbScotland

Sunday 2nd October 1.00 am

imgThumbArgentina  v  imgThumb Georgia

RWC 2011 Quarterfinals Matches:

1st Quarter-final: 8th October
Winner Pool C v Runner-up Pool D
(Wellington Regional Stadium, 0600 BST)

2nd Quarter-final: 8th October
Winner Pool B v Runner-up Pool A
(Lancaster Park Stadium, 0830 BST)

3rd Quarter-final: 9th October
Winner Pool D v Runner-up Pool C
(Wellington Regional Stadium, 0600 BST)

4th Quarter-final: 9th October
Winner Pool A v Runner-up Pool B
(Lancaster Park Stadium, 0830 BST)

Rugby World Cup 2011 Semi final Matches:

1st Semi-final: 15th October
Winner QF1 v Winner QF2
(Eden Park, Auckland, 0900 BST)

2nd Semi-final: 16th October
Winner QF3 v Winner QF4
(Eden Park, Auckland, 0900 BST)

3rd Place Playoff: 21st October 2011

Loser SF1 v Loser SF2
(Eden Park, Auckland, 0830 BST)

Rugby World Cup 2011 Final:

Winner SF1 v Winner SF2
(Eden Park, Auckland, 0900 BST)

‘Sir Les’ and Spud take on Austin Healy!

September 1, 2011 by paul  
Filed under News & Events

Comments Off

ESPN Masterclass

01 Sep 2011 – 10:35

Last night at Old Albanians RFC, Saracens teamed up with ESPN to deliver an ESPN Masterclass in Coach Education.

The session was presented by Saracens coaches Alex Austerberry and Kevin Sorrell as well as ESPN ambassador Austin Healey.

The evening titled “development through game play for mini & junior players” was designed to enable coaches from clubs and schools to develop new drills and techniques to take back and teach to there members. With over 60 coaches from partner clubs and schools signed up, this event builds on the successful and award winning work of the community team last season.

After a quick brief in the club house, the coaches were swiftly sent out to the pitch to take part in specially designed drills and games specific to the tag and junior age groups. This included offloading, avoiding contact and utilising the width of a pitch effectively. Both Austin and Kevin joined in with the practical demonstrating they still had plenty of skill to offer and also provide a competitive edge for all those involved.

Throughout the session, the coaches were encouraged to ask questions as well as input their own ideas and coaching techniques. Kevin Sorrell after the session said “I know both myself and Austin enjoyed the evening immensely and by looking at the levels of energy and enthusiasm the coaches bought to the practical session, not only have they gone away with a number of ideas, but also had fun time in doing so!”

Coaches within the rugby community who have continually challenged and developed themselves by attending sessions such as the ESPN Masterclass, are encouraged to return to their clubs creating a positive impact on their players whilst raising the standard of rugby across our sporting community.

Saracens Community Department would like to thank ESPN for supporting not only the rugby community but also for the continued support to Premiership Rugby.

We now have in possession a signed ESPN rugby ball! and of course a couple of Masterclass T shirts to hand out, nearly had some bibs as well:)