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Morning all,

GAME ON | Askean 2’s | Meet 1pm, KO 2:30pm,  7th Nov | Well Hall
If this was a league game, I’d have cancelled by now. For those of you who don’t know I have something better to do than chase responses, so for those that did reply thank you, those that didn’t…

As this is a friendly, Askeans are aware that we are short on numbers and whilst disappointed, will adjust accordingly,particularly as some of the guys can only play one half.

Those willing to earn bragging rights for Well Hall are:

  • Alex Humphries
  • Andy Cullen
  • Fintan Casey
  • James Clephane
  • James Moulton-Tredwell
  • James Shaw
  • Jim Nugent
  • Joe O’Dea
  • John Hull
  • John Walker
  • Kevin Lee
  • Kiwi Alex
  • Michael Parsons
  • Nye Bidwell

If anyone reading this feels like helping their mates out, please let me know.

The 3’s are playing at home with their KO off at 1pm, so our meet is at 1pm to support their first 15 mins.

Blackheath Fireworks | Meet 7pm, 7th Nov | Princess of Wales
Bring partners, kids, friends, next-door neighbours if you like, but be there or be square! The display is at 8pm, so don’t be late as the place is usually mobbed, as a tip don’t be afraid to bring your own alcoholic warmth; bottle of port is always popular and very welcome.

Men’s Club Tour
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

Bandits Blackheath Stash
Thanks for orders received so far, keep ’em coming.  Looking at getting 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
Richard led a great session on Wednesday night.  Would be even better with more numbers, so please make an effort.

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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