Youth training cancelled

You training at Hurlingham Park is cancelled this morning because of the extreme weather conditions.

Youth Awards Day

The annual Youth Section Awards Day has been moved to Sunday 29th March 2020, two weeks before the Easter weekend period.

The change from the original date of 5th April is to enable more players, parents/guardians and volunteer coaches to attend. Last season many people were already away on their holidays following the end of the school term.

“I hope that we will have a large majority of all age group players and coaches being able to attend this seasons awards” says youth chairman Terry Alleyne. “It’s a very positive day for the club, player and parents, and a great opportunity to meet other club members and officials.”


Youth Training Resumes

We hope all our youth players and their families had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. But now that the festivities are over, it’s time to get your boots out and head back to Hurlingham Park for the first youth training session of 2020.

Training resumes on Sunday 5th January. Usual time, usual place. (10am – 12pm at Hurlingham Park). The shop will be there as usual for any items of kit you may still need.

If you haven’t joined yet, there’s still time. Youth membership will remain open until 31st January. If you are experiencing any difficulties with the online registration system, please come and ask us on Sunday morning and we’ll be happy to help.

We look forward to seeing everyone raring to go on Sunday!

Road Closures affecting Hurlingham Park on Sunday

For those people planning to come to Hurlingham Park on Sunday, please note that there may be significant disruption and road closures due to the Adidas City Run. Please allow additional time for your journey.

Full details here (click icon to download pdf)

FREE Welcome / Welcome Back BBQ

To mark the beginning of an exciting new season, we are holding our annual Welcome / Welcome Back Barbeque on Sunday 22nd September.

The festivities start after training, at around 12.00 noon and all food and refreshments, including wine and beer are FREE. This is a great opportunity for a get-together for new and returning members and for all those involved with the youth section to have get to know each other, so come on down to Hurlingham Park – we look forward to seeing you!

Hammers U9s promote Rugby X

A group of Hammers U9s helped Lawrence Dallaglio to promote the new five-a-side format “Rugby X” which will take place at the O2 Arena in October this year. The BBC Breakfast Show ran a news item about the event and Dallaglio asked Matt Wilkinson, the U9s coach , to bring some of his young players along to represent the club’s Youth Section.

The segment was broadcast on Wednesday 4th September.

The inaugural ‘Rugby X’ tournament will feature a host of Olympic medallists after England, Ireland, USA and France all signed up for the international five-a-side event at London’s 02 Arena. The five-a-side format is described as “fast and furious”, while retaining rugby’s “core principles”.

Youth rugby gets underway

Youth training got underway at Hurlingham Park on Sunday 1st September. The club welcomed hundreds of youth players aged between 5 and 17,

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:

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.”

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.