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Welcome to the Old Whitgiftian Rugby Club in South Croydon, Surrey.
Chairman's Welcome 2013-14
Dear Player/Supporter/Potenrial Player
Welcome to the website of Old Whitgiftian RFC. 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!! I hope you are able to find all the information you need on this website but if not, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the committee.
I am pleased to report a successful 2012-13 season. The 1st XV had a varied year but still finished in a very respectable third position in Surrey 1. A highlight has to be the hard fought 17-10 win at Croham Rd against Farnham, the ultimate league winners. This was one of only two losses that Farnham suffered this season. The Wanderers and Warriors had slow starts to the season (not helped by M25 traffic for the Wanderers!) but both finished comfortably mid-table in their respective leagues.
The juniors continue to flourish. A number of successful tours and tournaments have left us with plenty of silverware on show in the bar! It was fantastic to see a number of players from the first juniors “intake” playing for the senior sides this year. A sign of exciting times to come.
A number of clubs in our area are struggling with player recruitment and retention – the end result being that they are unable to honour fixtures and, ultimately, have to reduce the number of teams they put out. Although there is the occasional week when we seem to be short of players we are, on the whole, lucky to not have this problem. I hope this says something of the “Club Spirit” that is thriving at the Old Whitgiftian Rugby Club. Thank you to all of the players who make this possible. Of course, more players are always welcome so please do promote the club to friends/family/work colleagues.
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!