#A21 shine against Dartfordians

Fantastic display of girls rugby today with the TWRFC & Sevenoaks U15 girls, the #A21,  playing Dartfordians in their league match at Sevenoaks in perfect rugby conditions.

A massively strong start saw #A21 new girl Mary score out wide from outside centre, after some strong forward play and good backs hands.

Same again a few minutes later with winger Molly doing similar.

Then Scrum-Half Faith scored her first try putting one between the posts after a phased attack. Iona added the two.

The half finished with a Darts counter attack making it 17-5.

The second half started with more swaps of players giving everyone as fair a crack as we could. Dart took great advantage of this and ran in three tries, but only after FlyHalf Iona planted one between the posts after a run from her own 10m line….and added her own two.

With Darts getting close, a concerted effort by tired bodies drove the Darts back in a ruck & maul festival ending with Oaks No8 Hannah going over.

The #A21 kept the pressure up until the last blow of the whistle, finishing 29-20.

Special mentions to Molly who stormed back after 5 weeks injury layoff, and Rosie who played her first game and fitted in perfectly.

Also welcome back Maddie who played a stormer on the wing, and stepped into the second row to help out in the last 5mins and “proper loved it”,

The win rounded off Head Coach Simon’s birthday weekend (we won’t say how old), also making up for Saturdays World Cup disappointment. The squad also took time to celebrate with tomorrow’s birthday girl Nicola.

Tries: TW Mary Smith, Molly Bignell, Faith Adams +Iona Con, Iona Woodhouse +Con & Oaks Hannah Walton.

Other TW girls: Nicola Perry, Rosie Hewitt (new), Heather Croker, Maddie Steger, Belle Raine (VC), Kirsty Jones, Bella Sullivan, Daisy Glasheen

(Oaks shirts as we played at Oaks…Wells shirts when at Wells)

For more information on TWRFC Ladies please contact Head Coach Simon Parsons at Ladies@twrfc.com


This Saturday 26th October…

This Saturday 26th October we have… 

1st XV – Away to CS Stags 1863

2nd XV – Home to Old Alleynians II

3rd XV – Away to Canterbury IV

All 3pm Kick-offs 

We have a small coach going to CS Stags and places will be limited but if you would like book a seat please contact Michelle

The Clubhouse will be open on Saturday morning so come and watch England take on New Zealand in the RWC Semi Final. Kick off 9am. Clubhouse open from 8am and the bar will be open from 10am
Bacon roll plus bottomless tea or coffee £7.50

Teams for Saturday:

1st XV vs CS Stags

1. Kamil Wiecaszek
2. Stu Nicholls
3. Tui Tauaika
4. Agy Eukaliti
5. Ben Whale
6. Chris Brown
7. James Pancaldi
8. Nick Doherty
9. Eddie Croft
10. Frank Renolds
11. Rich Webster
12. George Montgomery
13. Mike Doherty
14. Max Hobbs
15. Ryan Taylor-Dennehy
16. Aston Croall
17. Luke Hawkins
18. Ollie Allman

2nd XV vs O Alleynians KO 3.00pm

1. Ciaran Lee
2. Adam Champion
3. Carl Straeche
4. James Freeman
5. Connor Davis
6. Max Walker
7. Jake Smith
8. Ollie Beaumont
9. Will Chipchase
10. Lucas Scully
11. James Piggins
12. Tom Follows
13. Lewis McKissick
14. Adam Webb
15. Harvey Colangelo
16. Joe Nicol
17. Sam Smith
18. Trevenan Walther
19. Rob Miles

Last weekend’s results:

Tunbridge Wells 30  London Irish Wild Geese 17

Tunbridge Wells 3s 28 Cliffe 2s 10


Mini Festival Huge Success!

As Typhoon Hagibis caused disruption in Japan, rugby continued at the Tunbridge Wells RFC mini’s festival. 

81 teams from clubs across Kent, Sussex and South London, met to play fantastic rugby.

Despite the rivalry, the competitive spirit, the gut and determination showed by the players, they all shook hands afterwards and parted as friends in rugby

Over 850 players enjoyed their experience, playing to the best of their ability, striving to deliver the best they could.

There were teams in attendance with insufficient numbers to make a complete squad, but they still got to play games.  Teams were created from multiple clubs to create a barbarian squad, where the players demonstrate the ultimate level of sportsmanship and put aside their club allegiances to ensure everyone can play.

Across the age groups rugby was played, children had fun and parents cheered. 

The Festival, sponsored by NFU Mutual, was the first mass run out for the new team kit and some of our sponsors from Countryside, Bethany and HR Revolution were able to come alone and watch some great rugby.

Huge thank you to Alex and his team of coaches and volunteers for arranging a great day of rugby


Brains Over Brawn

On Friday night, the Ladies section hosted a quiz at the Cross Keys pub to raise funds for their tour to Bath.

Around 60 people pitted their brains against quiz master Ioana Platts-Mills with Team Pinky and the Brains coming tops. 

The quiz night raised a total of £898! A fantastic result. This will be added to almost £600 from cake sales at the club and £1700 raised by girls U13 coach Tammy Samuel running a marathon earlier this year.

Thanks also to Stephenson Harwood LLP and Zuber Design Architects for sponsoring the tour hoodies.

Girls from age 11 to 18 will benefit from these funds on the tour which takes place from 25-27 October. 

Special thanks to all of those who baked cakes, bought cakes, donated wine and chocolate, bought raffle tickets and otherwise donated their time and money.

Clean Sweep for U11s at Hastings Festival

The Under 11s took a squad of thirteen players down to their first festival of the season at Hastings.  

There were new rules to implement, especially kicking, which meant players and coaches were a little apprehensive before the start. But, the players took it in their stride and won 4 out of 4 matches.

The number of different try scorers reflected how well they played as a team and importantly they had great fun playing. 

Attention now turns to the TWRFC Minis Festival this coming Sunday where U11s will field three teams.


Half Term Rugby Camp

This October half term Saracens return to TWRFC with a three day skills camp running Monday 21st to Wednesday 23rd.

The Saracens camp is aimed at age groups U7 to U14 and are great sessions for existing players or kids looking to try rugby for the first time.

Costs for the three day camp are £90  – a 10% discount is available for group bookings of four or more.

More details on:


Email: rugbycamps@saracens.net

Tel: 02036757202 (Group booking by phone only)

Rugby Club Scrubs-up Nicely

The second TWRFC Summer Ball was held at the High Rocks on Saturday 28th September.

The Summer Ball, attended by over 135 people from across the club; youth, seniors, vets and club members, was a true example of the oneTWRFC ethos in action. The evening included a raffle, “Heads & Tails”, auction and some very creative dancing – especially towards the end of the evening!

A key part of the club’s event calendar, the Summer Ball was an opportunity for people to enjoy a great night out but also raised over £9,000 for the club.

The club has already seen benefits from the three year plan with improvements in club house audio visual, pitch side PA and gym set up. Funds raised at the Summer Ball will contribute to further improvements. This includes ground floor catering (working title: Nick’s Cafe) facilities that will improve the club for all members, visitors and also the wider community.

Numerous reports of sore heads at Youth Section training the next morning have yet to be substantiated.

FUTURE DATE Youth Spring Ball 2020 Date TBC!!

SAVE THE DATE Summer Ball 2020 will be on Saturday 26th September!!

Huge thanks to:

Michelle Greenall and team for managing the event

The team at High Rocks – great food and excellent service

Tim McCabe & Steve Daly (TWRFC’s very own Ant & Dec) for MC’ing the event


SOS Kit Aid

Tunbridge Wells RFC is very proud of its track record in supporting local and national charities. To mark the start of the Rugby World Cup in Japan the club organised an event in favour of charity SOS Kit Aid. 

SOS Kit Aid exists because sport changes lives. Its mission is to recycle sports kit for the benefit of young people in the UK and overseas so they are given a sporting chance. With the support of the world of rugby, kit has been donated by schools, clubs and kit manufacturers across the UK, with an estimated value of over £6 million delivered to date. Over 250,000 youngsters in 44 developing countries around the world have received quality used and new kit, and there are a further 20 countries on the waiting list.

Club Chairman Mike Rigby said: “We are delighted to help this charity as they strive to make a positive and tangible impact on children’s lives by giving them the chance to participate in sporting activities; promote social inclusion; and protect the environment by reducing the proportion of used kits in landfill sites.”

As the result of a collection day, the club have been able to send the charity 315 youth playing shirts plus T-shirts, boots and even a set of old post protectors! This would not have been possible without the generosity of members and the club’s Youth Section sponsors Countryside, Greenstone Financial Planning, Nortrade, HR Revolution, Bethany School, Cripps Pemberton Greenish and The Mark Cross Inn.