Club additions to back-row

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Lead Photo: Harry Bate in action for Old Albanian Blackheath’s summer recruitment drive continues with the signings of three key back-row players. Originally with Newbury Blues, Harry Bate spent two seasons in the north-east with Blaydon, making 40 National League One appearances, and scoring 18 tries, for the Crows, before returning south to join Old […]

Club call up the Scots to stoke up the engine room

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Blackheath have made two major signings to power up their second-row for next season. Neale Patrick brings six years of Championship experience, having played for Rotherham Titans, Cornish Pirates, Plymouth Albion (at the same time as James Shanahan) and, most recently, London Scottish who he joined in 2015, making a total of twenty-five league appearances […]

William (Bill) Kelsey-Fry (4th December 1955 – 27th May 2017)

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It is with deep sorrow that the Club has to announce that former player and staunch supporter Bill Kelsey-Fry passed away at home on 27th May 2017 after a long and brave fight against illness. Our thoughts and condolences go to his wife Jennie, daughter Victoria, granddaughter Rhianna and the rest of Bill’s family. Victoria […]

The Club says farewell to Ridgy

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After two seasons as Club Director of Rugby, Colin Ridgway has taken the decision to step down from the role. Everyone on The Club Executive and all the Members and Supporters would like to say a big thank you for all of his tremendous efforts managing and helping to coordinate the transition period at the […]

Club four help power Kent to victory

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Devon 20 Kent 28 An exceptional performance from the Kent pack, which included Blackheath’s Tom Stradwick, Tom Baldwin, Harry Fry and Josh Hawkins, saw Kent claim their second victory in the 2017 Bill Beaumont Cup, giving them their most successful campaign since the County Championship was broken into three tiers. Exemplary throwing from Joe Bonner […]

Shanners looks to bolster up front

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Barely two weeks after the completion of the 2016/17 season, incoming Head Coach James Shanahan, has made two key signings ahead of the Blackheath’s next National League One campaign. Shanahan, who doesn’t officially take up his new post at Well Hall until July, has already recognised the Club’s lack of strength in depth in the […]

Stradders late charge leads Kent to a first

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Surrey 17 Kent 18 A magnificent forward effort, particularly in the front-row from Canterbury’s Aaron Cooper and Sidcup’s Sam Carmen, at loose and tight-head respectively, saw Kent ultimately overturn what, at one stage, was a nine point lead to take victory by the slenderest of margins and achieve a first success at the top tier […]

Kent 12 Hertfordshire 19

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Kent outclassed in campaign opener A disappointing opening to Kent’s 2017 Bill Beaumont Cup campaign as the county side succumbed to a more physical and far better drilled Hertfordshire team. Despite enjoying a numerical advantage for nearly an hour of the contest at Well Hall, the hosts failed to break through an organised defence until […]

Kent kick-off County Championship campaign at Well Hall

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The Kent senior side will take on Hertfordshire at Well Hall this Saturday in the first round of the 2017 County Championship. Kick-off is at 3.00 pm with gate entry £3 for adults and free for children and Kent members on presentation of handbook. The oldest competition in domestic rugby has undergone a revamp for […]

Blackheath 22 Hartpury College 43

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Club dig deep but can’t halt Hartpury’s party Not their most serene performance of the campaign, but a comprehensive victory nonetheless to give Hartpury their record breaking thirty wins from thirty matches. At times during this contest the champions demonstrated just why they have won this league at a canter with five of matches to […]

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