Club Success Stories
Kings College Hospital RFC
From a strong recruitment campaign over the Summer of 2016, most significantly being a visible presence at various country shows across the area, Kings College Hospital have been able to consistently put out a 2nd XV each weekend (this has also helped bolster their squad selection for their 1st XV).
They have also been working to reach out as a Rugby club in their community as well. During the Christmas period they held a charity match raising over £300 as a club, and with the money brought Christmas presents for the children at Kings College Hospital London Paediatric ward - a hospital the club have an association with going back nearly 150 years.
After a successful pitch up and play event in November 2016 the Beccehamians Ladies have seen 7 new recruits join the team and make their debuts: Natalie Foster, Amie Arthrell, Ruth Gayton, Lauren Trenholm, Rebecca Killick, Sarah Milner-Jose and Kirsty Fifield all attended the event and after a solid amount of commitment, training and fun have all now played their first matches for the team.
It isn’t just the team that is feeling the benefit of the events success ladies Coach Michael Lamb adds “Thanks to the pitch up and play that the RFU helped organise, we have since had 7 new girls join us, with a mixture of playing abilities and experience. Most of these girls had never played or seen rugby before, but with commitment to training and availability on a Sunday it has seen them become integral to our club and style of rugby. As a coach the two things you love to see are enjoyment and development. These 7 ladies emphasise why I love the job, and make the job thoroughly enjoyable with their commitment, hard work and dedication.”
Pitch up and play newbie Ruth Gayton told us why she attended the event and most importantly why she chose to join the team – “I was brought along to the Pitch up and play by a friend and had the best time, the current ladies were so welcoming and a good laugh. I decided to stay on at beccs after the rugby day because I liked the fact the sport wasn't what people would expect me to play but the main reason for staying is that everyone there is a team player and just really fun to be around!”