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Welcome to the Old Whitgiftian Rugby Club in South Croydon, Surrey.
If you are new to the rugby club, we welcome you with open arms as you are joining the most friendly club in South London!
We go into the 2012-13 season in a reasonably comfortable position on the pitch. Both the 1stXV & Wanderers (2ndXV) had good 2011-12 seasons, finishing mid table in Surrey 1 and Surrey Alliance respectively. The 1stXV also made it to the Surrey Shield final but unfortunately came away without the silverware, losing to a well drilled Old Wimbledonians in horrible May weather. I think it is fair to say the Warriors (3rdXV) have struggled in 2011-12 – certainly not because of any lack of dedication or enthusiasm by those involved, but mainly due to lack of regular players and players moving up the sides because of injuries. But this is something we are confident we can rectify in the coming season
In 2011 we celebrated the significant contribution of three OWRFC stalwarts
From (L) to (R) Gerry Bowthorpe - 407 1st XV caps – seasons 1955 to 1975
Jon Bunn - 396 1st XV caps (so far) – seasons 1989 to Present
Geoff Austin - 773 OWRFC caps – seasons 1966 to 2003
SUPPORTERS - we need to encourage our teams to success with all the support we can muster on the touchlines. Don't worry about the weather - we've got tea, coffee, and hot food to keep you warm!
We are always keen to grow our rugby playing membership, so bring your mates down to join in the fun!