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Morning all,

Latest Match | vs Dartfordians Lost 31-10
Match report here

AVAILABILITY | Askean 2/3’s| Well Hall | KO tba, 7th Nov
We’ve been invited to a friendly by Askeans on 7th Nov.  I’ve been assured that this is an opportunity for Askeans to play there more inexperienced players, so it would be an equally good opportunity for us to do the same, although of course all Bandits are welcome.  Please let me know availability, especially as there aren’t any player limits.

Men’s Club Tour
Several of you have asked me about the tour, but as a Blackheath Tour Virgin myself I can’t give you much information, except by all accounts it contains lots of alcohol and even more laughs, there’s also some rugby which gets in the way every now and then.
Things may change, but here’s the key facts about the current offering:

  • Majorca Beach Tournament
  • Leave Friday, 29th April, return Monday 2nd May (bank holiday)
  • Play rugby in between drinks Saturday / Sunday
  • Cost of £425 (estimated, may change dependent on numbers) which covers: 
    • flights
    • airport transfers
    • 3 nights accommodation including breakfast
    • entry to tournament
    • tour shirt
    • and as many good-times as you can handle!

To help John with numbers, can you please indicate your interest (or not) by emailing him on

RWC Final Day
It’s the end of the World Cup and whilst not the result many of us were hoping for it’s been a great spectacle of rugby.  To mark the end of this tournament, why not finish of with all things rugby.

13:00 Nick Thomas is organising a game of touch rugby on the AWP, all welcome.

14:30 Meal – probably round the corner for a curry for those not already booked

16:00 RWC Kick off – Game on!

Bandits Blackheath Stash
Tim and I are looking into getting some Bandits branded stash.  Polo tops and/or hoodies.  If you’re interested can you let me know what you’d like and size.  I’ll co-ordinate requirements and then let Tim know, who can approach the supplier for a unit price.

Quiz Nights
Chance to demonstrate that your brain is bigger than your biceps.  Chris ‘Tex’ Young has kindly volunteered to captain a Bandit’s team.  Either contact him directly on or use the Bandit’s WhatsApp group.

Invitation Match | Drybrook RFC veterans | 2nd Jan 2016
Still too few replies to make a commitment to this, please let me know asap.

Drybrook RFC veterans were one of the teams that played in the Malta tournament and I suspect some of you shared a few beers with.  They’ve invited us over for a friendly game on 2nd Jan. They’ve chosen this date as our 1st XV are playing away at Cinderford, only 3 miles away.  We’ve spoken to the powers that be and they have agreed that we can share the 1st team coach to travel to the game.  Ideally, we’re looking for an early KO with Drybrook, so that we can then watch some of the 1st XV game, but this depends on the 1st team’s itinerary.  All the logistics still need to be sorted, but before we go to that length, is anyone interested in honouring the challenge?

Training | Wednesdays, 7:15 pm | Well Hall
Training this week was awesome.  Nik Dinning led the training along with some of the other 3 regulars and it was a great session.  Combining with the 3’s meant there was plenty of opportunity to run drills, split forwards and backs and work on basic skills. Great session, lets get some more bodies down.

Club Membership
The numbers continue to grow, but we still need more.  If you haven’t paid-up yet, details available at, and if you’re a regular seasoned Bandit expect your own personal invitation from yours truly.

Please note the additional £70 covers all match fees, so the sooner you pay your membership, not only will you get some great benefits (like 10% off the bar at Well Hall), you’ll also be saving money over the season. This means out of fairness to those that have paid their memberships (and therefore their season’s match fees), after a game I will be collecting £1 from Members (to go towards opposition jug) and £10 (yes TEN pounds) from non-members (a student/unemployed discount will be applied); this will cover the match day fees and a contribution towards the infrastructure that allows us to enjoy everything that is rugby.

If you can’t afford the one-off hit, there are payment plans available. If you still can’t afford it, please talk to me.

Hopefully see you on a pitch or in a bar soon :)

El capitán de los bandidos 2015/16

Jim Nugent

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