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Dear Member

Welcome to the new season at London Irish – enjoy the rugby.

And what a season it promises to be for the entire London Irish Family. With the Rugby World Cup kicking off next month in our own backyard, a reinvigorated Professional Club led by Bob Casey the new Chief Executive, with Tom Coventry taking over as the new Head Coach and the fabulous facility that is Hazelwood, we have a lot to look forward to.

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On August 29 Rugby’s greatest prize, the Webb Ellis Cup, will visit Hazelwood, the home of London Irish Amateur and Professional Clubs, in Sunbury-on-Thames as part of the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour.

Launching on June 10, 100 days to go to the opening match, the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour has travelled through Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and Wales. The Trophy arrived in England on July 7 and is continuing its 100-day journey before arriving at Twickenham Stadium on September 18 ahead of the Opening Ceremony.

As part of the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour, London Irish will host the Webb Ellis Cup from 13:00 – 15:00, allowing members and local residents a chance to see the iconic Trophy and build unforgettable memories as part of their own Rugby World Cup 2015 story.

The day will include rugby activities with musical and cultural performances that represents the nations that will be using Hazelwood as a Team Base during Rugby World Cup 2015: Wales and Fiji.

Food and drink will also be available on the day. More event details will be announced nearer the time.

 

Scotty's Little Soldiers v School of Hard Knocks

Guinness World Record Attempt Rugby Match

Hazelwood is very proud to be hosting two amazing charities as they go head to head in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the longest game of Rugby Union! The 28 hour full-contact rugby match will kick off on Saturday 15th August and last right through to Sunday afternoon. There will be lots of food and drink on offer, no entry fees and free parking. So come down and support terrific charities and a wonderful cause!

For more information please visit:

http://www.hazelwood-centre.co.uk/h/what%27s-on/events/92/

http://www.worldrecordrugbymatch.co.uk/


London Irish Annual Summer Touch Tournament

When - July 11th at 1 pm

Where - Hazelwood Training Ground, Sunbury

Come to Hazelwood on Saturday for a day of touch rugby for both women and men.
Only £10 per player with food, refreshments and live entertainment throughout the day and evening.
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Click on the image on the left for more details.

Check our twitter feed for all breaking news @LondonIrishARFC

The Geese on Tour

After much planning and fundraising, 26 representatives of the Wild Geese headed off to Heathrow early on May 21st for a short but concentrated tour to Seattle in North West USA.

The ambitious fixture was agreed by our Head Coach, Duncan Cormack, in conjunction with his great friend Kevin Flynn, President of Seattle Saracens and formerly of London Irish.

The Head Coach at Seattle is Justin Fitzpatrick. The Honours Board at Sunbury reminds us that Justin was capped 26 times for Ireland during his spells at London Irish and Ulster. He is currently Forwards Coach to the U.S. Eagles, obviously now preparing for the World Cup over here in Sept.

Seattle Saracens are now recognised as the most prominent club in the USA. An example of this is that the last Eagles fixture against Argentina Pumas on May 2nd contained no less than 6 players from Seattle. They lost that game 28-23.

Full report

Link to tour photos


Playing Season 14/15 Done & Dusted

The 2014/15 playing season ended on April 26th with yet another successful LIARFC minis festival.
Click here for the results.

The pitches at Hazelwood are now undergoing some well-deserved R&R ahead of the 2015/16 season.

Preseason training will start in the next few weeks, so check back here for more information on when this starts.

A big thank you from all of us at LIARFC to all of you for making this season yet another great one.
See you for 15/16 soon.

Check our twitter feed for all breaking news @LondonIrishARFC


Inter Counties Champs

Having reached the final of the Inter Counties Cup Final for the second year in the row, the Wild Geese of the U14s set off early Saturday morning for the Allianz Park, Saracens, in defence of the cup and the title Southern Super Eight champions

Click for more.

Check our twitter feed for all breaking news @LondonIrishARFC


Womens Rugby Returns to London Irish ARFC

London Irish ARFC are delighted to welcome women’s rugby back to the club
With fixtures already in place for the 2015/16 season the women’s section is now actively recruiting players from youth to adult.

Click here for more details

Check our twitter feed for all breaking news @LondonIrishARFC


LIARFC Pilates Classes in aid of the U12s tour 2015

Come and join us for an hour of pilates each Sunday from 10.15am at Hazelwood, whilst your child trains.
It is £10 for an hour with an experienced teacher who is happy with whatever level you are at.
Contact Julie Gilligan on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or just drop in.
See you there.

Check our twitter feed for all breaking news @LondonIrishARFC


International Hospitality - last remaining places available

The London Irish village at Cole Court offers a range of ticketed and non-ticketed hospitality options for the 6 Nations and Rugby World Cup games over the 2014/2015 & 2015/2016 rugby seasons.
Located just a short stroll from the stadium and Twickenham station the London Irish Village will bring the 'craic' to international match days.

Click here to find out two ways to become a part of our memorable matchday experience.

Follow the hospitality team on twitter @LIVillage


Buy your LIARFC Kit online!

London Irish ARFC and London Irish RFC teamed up with O’Neills to supply kit.

You can now buy London Irish ARFC playing kit and branded casual wear direct from O’Neills.

Check out the choices here.

Check our twitter feed for all breaking news @LondonIrishARFC


Our History

We have spent the summer moving forward to Hazelwood and looking back at where we have come from.

We have updated our history page on the website.
Click here for a full history.
Click here to read the history of the club prior to the arrival of the professional era.
Click here to read the history of the Amateur club after the professional split.
The history was written by Paddy Lennon and John S Hunter.

Check our twitter feed for all breaking news @LondonIrishARFC

 

 
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