James Shanahan. The Blackheath Renaissance

I write after our unfortunate relegation into National 2. That’s a hard thing to write. I’m sure for all supporters, sponsors, committee members it’s been a tough watch. It’s also tough for the players and coaches too. I’ve been numb for most of the last couple of weeks… the what if’s. 16 losing bonus points is hard to take – …

We are recruiting! Play for us, work with us, volunteer with us.

Play for Club Blackheath Rugby are seeking quality players for the upcoming 22/23 season. We are looking for experienced players in all key positions but all will be considered. We offer competitive packages and assistance with further education and future career development. Ideally players will live in and around London and the South East but those further afield will also …

Squad news – 2022/23 season

Squad news – 2022/23 season As we approach the last game of the season, we start to look ahead to 2022/23, and we’re delighted to announce the first tranche of players we will be seeing on the pitch in September. James Shanahan, Head Coach of Blackheath Rugby, says “It’s been a tough few months, so it is great to share …

Girls- End of Season Blog

After such a fragmented period I wasn’t sure what the new season would look like for our girl’s squad post lockdowns. Having spent the past few years trying to build momentum it was quite plausible that it would have stopped altogether due to long spells of uncertainty. However I am pleased to report that we have pushed through and appear …

JAMES SHANAHAN: A LIFE OF RUGBY

Rugby: it’s my life, my love, my passion. It’s given me my best friends, my wife, my children, my favourite moments in my life. It’s given me my highs and my lows, but the highs have always outweighed the lows. I can close my eyes and remember the first time I picked up a rugby ball, and why I continue …