Old H&F player to ride 100 miles for the Injured Players Foundation

Old fart from H&FRFC to ride 100 miles for the Injured Players Foundation

Hammers’ Carl Evans will be taking part in the 100 mile Prudential RideLondon event on 4th August on behalf of the RFU Injured Players Foundation.

Players from the club have been helped directly by the Foundation and the club has been involved in raising funds for them over many years.

“I’m happy to raise money for the RFU Injured Players Foundation who do so much to help rugby players of all standards who have been injured playing the sport” says Carl. “Serious injuries are still few and far between given the number of people who play rugby but when they do happen they can be life changing for players and their families. The Foundation aims to help people in these circumstances and I have seen some of their work at first hand.”

Carl is looking for sponsorship and has set up an account with VirginGiving so its easy to donate:


The Injured Players Foundation is a charity that helps and supports rugby players who have suffered a catastrophic spinal cord or traumatic brain injury which has resulted in permanent disability whilst playing rugby in England. It supports players at all levels and all ages. You can see more about their activities and research at: www.rfuipf.org.uk

If you know other people who may be interested in supporting this charity do send my email on.

Thank you for your support.


The Club is delighted to announce that, thriving local company, Yellow Panda has agreed to sponsor the Club for the next three seasons. As well as owning The Rylston and Eight Bells pubs in Fulham, Yellow Panda also owns Yellow Panda Catering and it is this logo that will appear on the Youth Section shorts.

Under the agreement, Yellow Panda Catering will supply the catering for all the main events at Hurlingham and will work with the Club to run & promote social events for all sections of the Club. Terry Alleyne welcomed the announcement “We have worked with Yellow Panda over the last few years and used The Rylston for the Eight Bells for many Club events, so it is great that they, as a local company, want to support the Club in this way.”

Hammers Ladies seek new assistant coach

Hammersmith & Fulham RFC wish to recruit An Assistant Coach for our Ladies squads to help deliver the team’s objective of securing promotion to Championship South whilst supporting the 2nd XV in Challenge Series South East South

Who are we?
Hammersmith & Fulham Ladies were formed in 2003 and have grown to become an experienced squad with a first team playing in Championship South East 2, and a Development squad launched last year that has progressed to playing League rugby in the 2019-20 season. The squad is a part of Hammersmith & Fulham RFC (‘the Hammers’) which is one of London’s largest and most successful amateur Rugby clubs, with an ethos of playing high-level rugby, an inclusive and welcoming culture and a renowned social scene.

Hammersmith and Fulham Ladies RFC is more than just a Rugby club, it’s a home, and we’re looking for a passionate, self-motivated and enthusiastic Assistant Coach to be part of it.

Who are we looking for?
Backed by their newly formed coaching team, our Ladies squads are ready to take on their new challenges. Whether it is our 1st XV aiming for promotion to Championship South or our 2nd XV looking to flourish in Challenge Series South East South, we are looking for an Assistant Coach to join us for the 2019-20 season and beyond. Working in conjunction with the Head Coach and supported by the Captains of the Ladies teams, as well as the Ladies Committee, we would look to the Assistant Coach to support the creation of a challenging and supporting environment for both experienced and new players.

The Assistant Coach will be expected to:

• Contribute to the planning and delivering of training sessions twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7.30-9pm) during the season (August to April), availability for pre-season/summer training can be discussed
• Assist the Head Coach with match day squad selection
• Support the squad on match days (Sundays), both home and away
• Hold a minimum of the RFU Rugby Ready and CPD Scrum Factory and demonstrate a willingness to achieving RFU Level 2 coaching with club support
• Experience of coaching an adult side
• Have a genuine interest in being a part of the squad and a passion for player development and to help progress and promote women’s rugby

Where are we?

From our home base is Fulham’s Hurlingham Park, we are very close to some of London’s most vibrant and youthful suburbs and nightlife locations and are well-served by public transport. Applicants who work in London will find us especially convenient.

Where can I find out more about the Hammers?

For more information on what it means to be a Hammer, please visit our Club Facebook page, or our youtube channel. We’re also on the ‘gram, so come find us.

How can I apply?

If you are an energetic, ambitious coach with a love of Rugby and are looking for a friendly club with an ethos of success we want to hear from you; please contact our Ladies Director, Sophie Tauchert by email at: hfrfcladiesdirector@gmail.com by 31 August.

New Head Physio appointed

The Club has Mat Davies as Head Physio.  Mat joined us last season as a member of the physio team and takes over from Ella Chadwick, who has stepped down from the role (but will continue as a physio with the Club).

As Head Physio, Mat will be responsible for recruiting and managing the Club physios and the appointment of physios for all men’s & ladies First XV matches, all home games at Hurlingham, home youth sessions/games and Tuesday training sessions (from the start of August).

Mat is a qualified physiotherapist with a degree in physiotherapy from King’s College London.

Mat works as a physiotherapist at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust.  He played rugby at school and university (and swam competitively for Wales at Under 16 level) and has experience as a rugby pitch side physio with Guy’s King’s and St Thomas’ Hospital RFC.  He also worked as a Sports Therapist/Undergraduate Physiotherapist with the foundation and under 15’s elite squads at Crystal Palace Football Club.

Mat can be contacted at mathewd@btinternet.com or on tel: 07584 328492

Pre-Season Training Info!


Pre-Season is now in full swing, with new Head Coach Mark Jackson. Here is all the info you need to get involved…

When: Tuesday and Thursdays, 7.30pm start

Where: Hurlingham Park

Anything Else: On Thursday, we enjoy some beers and food afterwards so stick around and get involved!

Hammers Appoint Mark Jackson as Head Coach

Hammersmith & Fulham RFC is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Jackson as its new head coach for the 2019/20 season. Mark is well known in Middlesex Rugby, serving not only as Head Coach of CS Stags 1863 (Civil Service RFC) with whom he won the London South One League in 2017-18, and led his side to Middlesex Cup triumphs in 2016-17 and 2017-18, but also currently serving as the Head of Coach of Middlesex Rugby.

Prior to this, Mark was St.Mary’s WRFC Head Coach, who he trained to become champions of the BUCS South East League in 2018-19.

Mark’s already started and joined us last week for our first week of pre-season. Why not come down every Tuesday and be a part it?

Jason Leonard re-elected as club president

Jason Leonard has been re-elected as the President of Hammersmith & Fulham RFC at the club’s annual general meeting which took place at the end of June.

“We are delighted that Jason will continue in his role as club president” said the club’s honorary secretary Chris Cuthbertson. “During his tenure, Jason has been very active at the club, particularly within our youth section, attending events and presenting prizes to players. It’s a real honour to have such an eminent rugby name as an ambassador for our club.”

Leonard, a former RFU president, British & Irish Lion and England International, is not just a figure-head at the club. He is keen to promote rugby and encourage more youngsters to get involved in the sport. With it’s vast youth section which sees more than 600 young people from minis to U18s playing and training at the club’s Hurlingham Park ground, Hammersmith & Fulham is an ideal environment to further the cause.

Leonard is founder of the Atlas Foundation which, through the power of rugby, helps 21,000 of the poorest kind from the shanty towns of Buenos Aires to the slums of Deli. And at Hammersmith & Fulham, he is helping to do his bit for the game closer to home too.

For more information about the Atlas Foundation visit: www.atlasfrc.org



HFRFC 2019 Chairman’s Report

It’s been a mixed season for the Club overall in our 41st season as in the Senior and Ladies Sections for the first time for many seasons, no team won any trophies in the leagues or cup competitions

Men’s Head Coach 2019 / 2020

Hammersmith & Fulham RFC wish to recruit a men’s Head Coach who will help deliver the club’s objective of securing promotion to London 1 whilst supporting the ambitions and development of all our players.

Annual Dinner/Dance Tickets On Sale!

The biggest event of the Hammers social calendar is back – the Annual Dinner/Dance, where we come together as a club to celebrate the season gone by, and of course challenge each other to games of Supa5s. The event will be held at The Star and Garter in Putney on Saturday 11 May.

Early Bird Ticket £65 can be purchased until Friday 29th March 2019.

Ticket Price from 30th March will then be £70 until sold out.

How to book your place?, well, make a payment to:

How to book your place?

  1. Make a payment to: H&FRFC
    • Sort Code – 40 07 04
    •  Account Number – 41891855
    • Reference: DD + Surname 
  2. Then please email: socialsecs17@gmail.com.
    • Please state:
    • Full name and reference on payment
    • Number of tickets purchased.
    • Names of people you may have got tickets for
    • Your team team & any dietary requirements
    • Please add date and time of payment.