May the ‘Force’ be with you! Rugby Force weekend update

June 19, 2013 by paul  
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Many thanks to all those people who came down to the Rugby workforce weekend it was a great success and the Club house is looking great.

Every year we have a weekend dedicated to cleaning and upgrading the Club and are supported by Nat West Bank along with a press reporter from the RFU as we were one of the Clubs nominated for a grant to help supply some of the equipment needed.

This year there was a lot of cleaning and throwing away of any accumulated rubbish both in the clubhouse and container – if you left a pair of match shorts or that trusted gum shield, chances are it’s no longer within the confines of Pinner RFC clubhouse!

A great turn out by 10am on Saturday morning ensured that many of the jobs were completed by early afternoon (bar was open!!)

Jobs completed were: Cleaning the bar area, cleaning the kitchen, cleaning the toilets, cleaning the changing rooms, replacement and repair of the gutters, weeding pathways, rendering to outside of the bar, scrubbing and cleaning of all glass and boot cleaning wall also  everywhere was given a fresh lick of paint.

As a little surprise we were rewarded with a fetching T shirt. Hopefully, if we are successful next year we can attract more helpers.

Pinner RFC Under 13’s Celebrate a great Season @ the Awards

June 8, 2013 by paul  
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Pinner RFC Under 13s ended their successful season as Division Champions with a certain panache at the End of Season Awards on Friday 7th June at the Shaftesbury Club House.

For something a little different and in keeping with the seniors’ tradition, Head Coach Steve George set all the players a challenge. The players had been given a budget of £5.00 to purchase an outfit from local charity shops, strange how many dresses could be bought for that amount!

The evening was a relaxed affair, the players spending the early part of it outside honing their rugby skills; seeing players tackling each other by grabbing nightdresses and flowing skirts was a little different!

There was great support from the parents who enjoyed a beer of two and spent the evening chatting about the seasons achievements and what the future holds; would the squad move up one or two divisions next season?

The togetherness of the squad was highlighted during the awards presentations, with all players receiving an award – the majority having a strong humorous content!

The following awards were given

Most Improved Player of the Season

Louis George

Coaches Player of the Season

Joseph Burling

Players Player of the Season

Freddy Hart

Other Awards went to the following:

Most injured: Jacob Talbot

Best butter fingers: George Tillett

Most Dramatic: Brandon Cotter

Tackle bag killer (mainly in training!) Thomas Barkshire

Most Committed: Dominic Boyden

Most Slippery member of the team: Kai Gordon

Thinks he’s a pretty boy!: Arthur Garvey

Most valuable player: Ryan Healy

Best Justin Bieber Impression: Charlie Gascoine

Most Inspirational use of the National Health System: Taylor Goodman

Biggest Hair: Dylan Kelly

The evening ended with pizza (the arrival of which saw what could only be described as a herd of wildebeest being chased by a pride of lions) and frolics whilst the adults watched on at the bar!

The challenge now really starts for the Under 13’s, summer fitness training, strengthening the squad and building on this seasons success, hopefully, continue where they finished the season.

#voiceof1000men supporting The Wooden Spoon Rugby children’s charity.

June 2, 2013 by paul  
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Good afternoon,

We have released an unofficial Lions song & video. The first proper Lions song – not a stuffy anthem – a sing along rock n roll Rugby song.

The unofficial anthem for the 2013 British & Irish Lions in aid of The wooden Spoon children’s charity. The last time the Lions were down under their supporters out-numbered, out-sung and out-supported the locals. The Wallabies responded. The Voice of a Thousand Men is the Lions and the supporters secret weapon in 2013. A plea to the traveling supporters to carry with them the voices of the thousands supporting from home to help the boys to a famous series win.

We decided it was about time Rugby hit the charts, only 4 weeks ago and working day & night produced our Lions inspired version of the Swords of a Thousand Men originally by Tenpole Tudor back in the 80s and this time by our very own RUCK STARS.

Proceeds from sales of the track (on iTunes & Amazon from 69p!) go to The Wooden Spoon Rugby children’s charity.

My humble request is that you help us to spread the word.

- Watch and share the video on You Tube

- post the video on your Club Facebook page or website

- Retweet our tweets (for those familiar with Twitter!) and follow us  @voiceof1000men

- play the track in your club ( I can supply point of sale / posters) DVDs / CDs for Lions events you are running

- Promote the Tee shirt we will be launching in a few days time again with proceeds to Wooden Spoon

Any questions or ideas do email or call me.

Thanks for your indulgence

Warm Regards


Neil BooteFounder Director

M: +44 (0) 7903 984362


Lets Get Rugby to Number 1

‘The only way is up’!

June 2, 2013 by paul  
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Pinner Wheelbarrow Race Winners

June 2, 2013 by paul  
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Another day @ the office!

June 2, 2013 by paul  
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Under 13’s Division Champions – BOOM

June 2, 2013 by paul  
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Skellys 50th Mud bath!

June 2, 2013 by paul  
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Pinner RFC AGM Saturday 22nd June 1pm

June 2, 2013 by paul  
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Dear Member and supporter of Pinner Rugby Club,

This is the first calling of our annual AGM to be held at the Rugby Club on Saturday 22nd June at 1.00pm, please find the Agenda in full attached.

If anyone wishes to stand for a committee position please let me know prior to the AGM.

We aim to start the day off with a breakfast bap and beers watching the 1st Lions game which kicks off at 11.00am, so the doors will open at 10.15am, all welcome.

For those of you who are unaware we have a Rugby Force day the previous weekend on the 15th and 16th June, to clean and paint the club, again all welcome.

I hope to see you all at both weekends


President: David Hiles Esq.

Affiliated to the R.F.U., M.C.R.F.U.

Hon.Secretary : Robin Greenwood, 4 South Drive, Ruislip, Middx HA4 8EX

Tel: 01895 677764 (h); 07803 143137 (m); E-mail

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Saturday 22nd June 1.00 pm

In accordance with Club Rules notice is hereby given that the forty fifth ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING will take place in Pinner and Grammarians Club house, Shaftesbury Playing-fields on Saturday 22nd June at 1.00 pm. Your prompt attendance is requested.


1.       To receive apologies for absence.

2.       To confirm agreement of the Minutes of the 2012 Annual General Meeting

3.       To consider Matters arising therefrom.

4.       To review the Report of the Hon. Secretary

5.         To review the Report of the Club Captain

6.       To review the interim Report of the Hon.Treasurer

7.       To review the Youth and Mini reports

8.       To accept the nomination of the outgoing Committee

for Club President.

9.       To confirm the election of the Officers, Captains and members of the General Committee for year 2013 – 2014.

10.     To vote that Pinner and Grammarians RFC Ltd does not undertake a full audit for the financial year ending April 13.

11.     To accept the outgoing Committee’s revision of the list of Vice-Presidents

12.       To confirm the decision on Annual Subscription.

13.       To consider any other business accepted by the President.

We are going to watch the first lions test at 11.00am, and will be serving breakfast baps beforehand at 10.00am prior to the AGM.

Once again thanks to all those who contributed during the season both on and off the field.

Well done to Aaron on a difficult baptism, honestly it does get easier!

Next season the Club needs YOUR HELP, we need coaches, administrators and players for the senior side, if you are that person or know of anyone please let anyone on the committee know.

Please make every effort to attend the AGM so that we can continue to build on our success to date. If you are prepared to take on any role please contact me or any member of the committee.

Apologies for absence should be conveyed to the Hon. Secretary before the meeting. Minutes of the 2012 A.G.M. and the Reports of the Hon. Secretary and Club Captain together with a verbal statement of the current financial position will be available at the meeting. Anyone not attending and requiring copies should contact the Hon. Secretary.

Robin Greenwood, Hon. Secretary, 29th April 2013


In accordance with the Rules the outgoing General Committee nominates

David Hiles to be Club President for the Season 2013 – 2014


The Meeting is required to elect members to the following positions:

CHAIRMAN                                          CLUB CAPTAIN

HON.SECRETARY                               VICE CAPTAIN

HON.TREASURER                               ‘A’ XV CAPTAIN (Pelicans)













FOUR ADDITIONAL COMMITTEE MEMBERS two at least who shall be playing members.


Your Committee will propose amendments to the list of Vice-Presidents.

Candidates for the above positions will require be proposing and seconding at the meeting.

Should you feel able to offer your services to the Club by taking on any of the above positions or help with the rebuilding projects please contact the Hon. Secretary or Chairman.

We also need COACHES and ADMINISTRATORS for the mini and Junior sections (NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY) along with SENIOR PLAYERS for the first and second teams.

Pinner RFC @ Middlesex 7s

June 2, 2013 by paul  
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Rugby Force Weekend Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th June

June 2, 2013 by paul  
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Pinner RFC have been successful in their bid to be part of the rugby force nationwide community volunteer programme which helps local rugby clubs to improve their facilities. It is an opportunity for clubs to gather members, supporters, friends and family for a weekend of fun-filled diy.

The first 100 registered clubs received a support pack including a commemorative plaque.

So what’s going to be happening?

We will need an army of volunteers with definite promises from those who can come. A list of skills and tools and equipment that you have would be helpful in ensuring that the days are used effectively and not just a chance to socialise and have a few beers. Someone to organise catering plus a possible bbq on one of the days would be much appreciated.  We are looking at starting each day at least by 10am.

We would like every member of Pinner RFC to make the time to come down to the clubhouse during the weekend to offer their support, including players of all  sections – seniors, pelicans, youth and mini also friends are more than welcome, in fact the more the merrier – many hands make light work etc etc

Guaranteed to be fun, involving liquid refreshments and a great social event for the club.

Things needed:

  • Guttering to replace existing and downpipes
  • Drains – not sure what we need
  • Sand and cement for back old cellar door skim
  • White emulsion
  • Black facia paint
  • Two new female toilets, seats and flushes
  • Two toilet holders for multi roll holding
  • White tile cleaner
  • Kitchen stuff
  • Black bags
  • Cleaning equipment
  • Paint brushes

Things to do:

Clean behind bar area and cellar (2x people) – Phil Martin plus 1

  • Clear all sides of glasses, boxes and stock
  • Clean down sides and scrub
  • Throw away rubbish
  • Tidy up and sweep and clean all areas

Clean Kitchen (2x people) – Carol Greenwood plus 1

  • Clear all cupboards and surfaces of cups, utensils and stuff
  • Clean down sides and scrub all areas
  • Clean cooker
  • Throw away all unused cups and rubbish
  • Tidy and sweep and clean all areas

Clean changing rooms and showers, and corridors (2x people)

  • Clean out all changing rooms and showers
  • Scrub down tiles in shower area’s and floors
  • Sweep and scrub floors
  • Throw away all old clothes and rubbish
  • Paint over areas of dirty wall

Clean male and female toilets, Ref’s room and disabled toilet (2x people)

  • Clean out all changing rooms and toilets
  • Scrub down tiles in Ref’s shower area and floors
  • Sweep and scrub floors
  • Throw away all old clothes and rubbish
  • Clean up Disabled toilet and throw away all old rubbish
  • Paint over areas of dirty wall

Render back cellar door (1 x person) – Rob Merrick

  • Render back door

Replace external gutters and downpipes (2x people) – Dave Hiles and Mickey Watts

  • Replace downpipes
  • Replace where necessary gutters

Drains (2x people)

  • Jet wash and rod drains
  • Replace drains if possible

Clean main hall floor and throw away rubbish (2 x people)

  • Remove all rubbish from hall and throw away
  • Sweep, Scrub and clean floors
  • Paint walls where necessary

Pull up weeds and mud around the path and patio (1 x person)

  • Scrap away weeds and mud around patio and path