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Posted 24th March 2016 From Mike Cronin

Dear Members,

I am writing on behalf of the Warriors committee to ask for your help and support for one of our own. Please take a little time to consider this note and if you can share it with other people you know who may be able to help.

Simon Shilston is a former pupil of Donhead and Wimbledon College and a longstanding member of OWRFC.  He played for the Rams for many years and has coached what is now the Under 11 Warriors squad since they started at Warriors over 6 years ago. The Shilston family have suffered great setbacks this year. Simon, was diagnosed with Motor Neurone disease in April 2015.  He is fighting this debilitating disease with all his might. But he desperately needs some financial support.

Brian Moore is a former England Rugby Player, Broadcaster, Journalist, Author and entertaining After-Dinner Speaker. Born in Birmingham, January 1962, Brian was educated at Nottingham University where he studied law and subsequently became a qualified solicitor. During his rugby career, Moore played for Harlequins, Nottingham, Leeds and represented England.

Notorious on the pitch for winding up opposition forwards in the scrum (the French in particular), Brian Moore was always willing to throw himself whole-heartily into the thick of the action.

He won a total of 64 caps between 1987 and 1995. He played in three Rugby World Cups including the World Cup final against Australia at Twickenham in 1991. He was member of the England side that won Grand Slams in 1991, 1992 and 1995, and was a Test series winner with the Lions in Australia 1989.

In 1990 he was voted Rugby World Player of the Year.

Since retiring, Brian Moore has been a regular media commentator, author and pundit on the sport, and is admired for his writing, forthright views and style. Brian remains as one of the UK’s most engaging rugby after-dinner speakers.

Brian is also the father of two Warriors (one current and one former) and his wife Belinda is an active member of the Warriors community and is a coach of the U8 Warrior age group.

So we are very privileged that Brian has agreed to be the host of an evening with all of the proceeds going to the Shilston family. The Shilston family have suffered great setbacks this year. Simon, an Old Wimbedonian rugby player and Warriors Coach, was diagnosed with Motor Neurone disease in April 2015.  He is fighting this debilitating disease with all his might. So far your support has been great and has improved life for the family. After becoming aware of the family’s situation Brian offered his support and the idea of this evening was born.

The evening will be held in the Upper Parish Hall of the Sacred Heart Church on Edge Hill on 27th April 2016. The event will commence at 18:00-18:30 with drinks and dinner followed by a speech and Q&A with Brian. Brian will then draw the raffle and conduct an auction.

There are two types of tickets available for this event Premier and Platinum. Both types of tickets include the following:

•       Pre-dinner drinks

•       A meal (please indicate if you have any special dietary requirements)

•       Wine, beer and soft drinks throughout the meal

•       After dinner drinks

•       Entry into the raffle to win one week’s holiday at Roda Golf and Beach Golf Resort (subject to availability)

Additionally, Platinum ticket holders will sit on the same table as Brian whom I am sure will have a few tales to share.

It would be great if, for example, each of the sections could make up at least a table of 10 or you can get some work colleagues to join you.

We look forward to seeing you there for what promises to be a great evening for an extremely worthy cause.


Thank you.

Mike Cronin
On behalf of the Warriors Committee

As most of you will know, we are planning to stage the biggest event for over 20 years at the OWA in July. This is a cricket match where our own 1st XI will take on a team of ex-England legends in a T20 spectacular.

Below you will find two things, the one page leaflet that will tell you about the day, and also a media pack which goes into more detail about the sponsorships and tables on offer for the day.
Leaflet Media Pack

What those of us who are involved in putting the day on would like you to do either take a table on behalf of your own group of friends or your business and to approach two people that you know who hold senior positions within businesses or other sports clubs. We are looking to sell another 20 corporate tables at least and we need your help putting us in front of corporate figures.

Members tables are available at a discounted rate of £650 and we encourage people to book early. Please contact Johnno Gordon by email here if you would like a table. A 25% deposit is required to confirm the booking.

The day will include a 3 course lunch, speeches and Q&A's with players, a signing session, a T20 exhibition match (we plan on winning) and then dancing and drinking with a live band in the evening. It will be a fantastic day and we hope to raise a huge amount of money for the club.

Please show your support by sending the media pack on to friends and family who are in a position to book a corporate table or at least influence someone who can make that decision. There is plenty on offer for people who buy tables in regards to advertising

Any questions please do get in touch with Johnno at the above address, but we really need everyone to make a difference here. The club will really benefit from this day and you can be a massive help.

Regular updates will also be posted on on Facebook.
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Wimbledon College Hall
Friday 23rd October 2015
6.00pm for 7.30pm

George Giermakowski attempting a smile with John Moffatt SJ at last year’s dinner - joined by many of their former colleagues.

To be confirmed
Former and retired College staff
Led by College prefects at 6.00pm.
Chapel at 6.30pm
In the old Locker Room where you can share memories and tales of days gone past in a relaxed atmosphere with former staff and friends.
Organise a table of your contemporaries, invite friends. Don’t miss this opportunity. Following last year’s attendance of over 150, demand is expected to be high. With great interest shown already, please secure your reservations as soon as possible.
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Posted 19th July 2015 By the News Editor
Beer Festival 2015
OWA Annual Dinner 24th October 2014
Iin the College Hall. Guest Speaker, Old Boy, Andre Barreau of the Bootleg Beatles
Bookings being taken now. More info here
Posted 16th June, 2014 By the Cricket Club
Posted 30th June, 2014

By Wimbledonian Warriors


Warriors Rugby Skills Summer Camp

The camps are professionally run and is shaped by the core RFU and Warriors values of Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline, Sportsmanship and Courage. They will be delivered by RFU qualified who are all CRB checked specialist coaches with significant experience of rugby coaching and physical conditioning.

The remaining camp will run for 3 days on the following dates:

Camp 2: Tuesday 19th - Thursday 21st August

Venue: Old Wimbledonians RFC. 143 Coombe Lane, London SW20 0QX

The camp will run from:
0930 to 1200hrs for the U5s
0930 to 1500hrs for U6 to U18
The price for the 3 days is £90 per player (£45 for the U5s)

To Book your place please follow this link to arrange payment through your web collect account

Warriors Rugby Skills Summer Camp
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