Ian Lunn, Director of Rugby’s article for Old Askean Magazine
'I do not often say this....all is good with Askean Rugby....at the moment...
As expected post Xmas we were a vastly improved side...players returning from injury and relocating back to London.
As a result we reached the Final of the Kent Shield knockout competition - eventually losing in a closely fought game against Lordswood...a very physical side and whose league position was several places above ours...Morale was high and it remains the same...
The end of Season Dinner and Awards Night was excellent - a highlight being a motivational speech by Charlie King our Captain..
We have just resumed training and in the close season we have held a
'Curry' night, a Quiz' night and our annual challenge football match against Greenwich Vets...all were extremely enjoyable and successful!.
The RFU in their wisdom decided to rejig the Leagues based on results from the first half of the season...hence we are now in Counties Kent 5 League.... some different opposition, maybe an exciting challenge but also it involves greater travelling....particularly the likes of Cranbrook, Ashford and Canterbury, all of which will necessitate coach hire...at some cost...
As always we are actively trying to recruit which is always difficult...so if you have children, grandchildren, friends etc that wish to play....18 and over, please send them our way any standard...all will fit in - we are a very sociable Club...
You know where we are, or contact me on:
M: 07957 280530 email: Ianlunn@hotmail.com
Social Calendar at the Rectory Field
25th August at the Rectory Field...Former Players Lunch
- that obviously will, for some, carry over until the evening -
23rd September pre-match Buffet
- Celebrating our 1st home game of the season...it will be great if you can attend, meet old friends and see your Club in action
...for all functions please contact myself or Steve Homewood.
We are looking to designate two walls at the Rectory Field as "Past History" and "Present History"and are looking for team photos or photos of any era..if you have any please forward to myself or Steve - we will copy and return as necessary - or drop them into the Rectory Field.
Lastly a massive thank you to Les Needham - President of The Old Askeans in 1972 - 101 years of age and going strong who has made a generous donation to our Rugby Club....
Hopefully, we’ll meet some of you at the Rectory Field and do stay in contact...'
Director of Rugby A.R.F.C.