Financial AGM of Blackheath FC

Notice is given that the Financial AGM of Blackheath FC will take place on Tuesday 11th January  2022 at 19:30 at Blackheath FC, Well Hall Ground, Kidbrooke Lane, London SE9 6TE. Members should e-mail Huw Gronow, Honorary Secretary of Blackheath FC, if they wish to register to attend: huw.gronow@blackheathrugby.co.uk Dr Alan Thompson, President of Blackheath FC 1st December 2021 Link …

Blackheath 16 Bishop’s Stortford 6

Photos courtesy of Claire Jeffrey A game dominated from start to finish by Blackheath, but only made secure in the final six minutes. To that point the game remained on a knife-edge, with a stubborn Stortford defence holding the Club at bay, until first Freddie Gabbitass, followed soon after by Jake Hennessey, stepped up to strike from long range and …

Obituary, Chris Bensted

We are very sad to announce the death of longstanding Club member, ex-player and Vice-President Chris Bensted. Chris joined Blackheath in the early 1960s and made his 1st XV debut in 1963 against Neath. He then played for the 1st XV for the next 10 seasons, making his final appearance in 1973 against Newport. He represented Kent on numerous occasions …

Rosslyn Park 55 Blackheath 14

Photos courtesy of Claire Jeffrey Fitter, faster, stronger – on this showing, Rosslyn Park are a class above any of the opposition Blackheath have faced to date. On this mild November evening, the Roehampton side ran in nine tries, five before the interval, demonstrating throughout an ability to strike from anywhere, roaring through the slightest defensive chink with skill and …

Blackheath 42 Taunton Titans 19

Photos courtesy of Claire Jeffrey A vastly improved performance from Blackheath saw the Club cross the goal-line six times to claim maximum points from their first-ever league meeting with Taunton, and record only their third victory of the season to date. Not that the omens looked favourable early on. Two scrum penalties, and missed tackles, enabled Titans’ left-wing Shai Bonnick …

Leeds Tykes 27 Blackheath 25

Yet another tight climax, and yet again Blackheath finding themselves on the wrong end of the final scoreline. In the 76th minute, Steve Leonard had peeled off the side of a maul to crash over the goal-line, giving the Club the lead for the first time in the contest, Sam Evans striking a decent conversion to extend the advantage to …

Blackheath 30 Plymouth Albion 36

Photos courtesy of Claire Jeffrey After five successive defeats to start their season, Albion made it two wins on the bounce, the Devonians emerging victorious in this closely fought contest. In a game played at high tempo and featuring nine tries, Blackheath had left it late to move into the narrowest of leads, only for hooker Jamie Salter to cross …

Tonbridge Juddian 21 Blackheath 23

A strong second-half comeback saw Blackheath overturn a 12-point half-time deficit, and record only their second victory of the current season. In the first-ever league meeting between these two Kent rivals, the Club looked to be heading for a demoralising sixth defeat of the campaign at the break, but three tries, and the unwavering left boot of Sam Evans, edged …