Pre-Match Lunch Saturday 19th January

Kathrine Hoolihan writes:-

Gentleman and Ladies

After a magnificent 79-0 win yesterday, the 1st XV host Trojans again in the league, following the last game being abandoned due to poor weather.

The 2s host Alresford and the Vets host Alton Vets.

If you wish to partake of the pre match lunch, please drop me an email by close of play on Wednesday

12.30 sit down for 2pm ko

£10 a head for 2 courses

Regards

Kathrine

Weekend Saturday 19th / 20th January 2019, fixtures

Saturday 19th January 2019

1st Xv at Home to Trojans, rearranged League game, KO 1400

2nd Xv at Home to Alresford, rearranged League game, KO 1400

3rd Xv  TBA

Veterans at Home to Alton, friendly, KO 1400

Sunday 20th January 2019

Valkyries Away to Battersea Ironside Ladies, in the Women’s Intermediate Cup, KO 1400

Colts at Home to New Milton, League, KO 1400

Stuart Rees

David Harris writes:-

Brothers and Sisters,

It gives me great sadness to bring you news of the passing, on the 8th January, of Stuart Rees at the age of 67.

Stuart was an Honorary Life Member of Portsmouth RFC

He Joined the club in the late 70’s and played wing and fullback.

A popular teacher working in a local junior school Stuart’s career was temporarily halted when in February 1979 he suffered a broken neck playing against Portsmouth Polytechnic.

After many months in Stoke Mandeville Hospital he returned home, permanently confined to a wheelchair.

Determined as ever, he returned to education providing IT training for teachers. After retiring he was a volunteer in the local community centre in Liss where he lived.

For Stuart there was no looking back and he confronted his injury with vigour. He got himself back to driving, one of his cars being a Jaguar XJ sports car.

He travelled extensively, skiing in Europe, abseiling in the Lake District and sailing with the Jubilee sailing trust. He even tried scuba diving albeit in a swimming pool.

He never lost his passion for rugby travelling to Wales or Twickenham for the Internationals with the support of some of his former playing comrades.

Stuart supported the club enthusiastically at home and often away. For many years he could be seen watching home games from his wheelchair in what became his spot, in the corner of the balcony.

I spoke today with the rugby friends who were there to support him in the 70s and 80s, and enjoyed his company throughout the 40 years they knew him.

No one appears to be able to remember any occasion of him complaining about the hand he was dealt.

Stuart’s funeral will be at 2.30 at The Oaks Crematorium, Bartons Road, Havant,  Hampshire  PO9 5NA

Stuart’s nephew Matthew is dealing with the arrangements and I gather that Stuart’s wishes were that it should be a colourful event – as was his life!

H

Weekend Saturday 12th / 13th January 2019, fixtures and prematch lunch prior to Teddington game

Saturday 12th January 2019

1st Xv at Home to Teddington, League, KO 1400, Won 79-0

2nd Xv at Home to Millbrook 1, League, KO 1400, Won 21-8

3rd Xv Away to Andover 3, League, KO 1400, Lost 0-19

Sunday 13th January 2019

Updated 8th Jan

Valkyries are now at HOME Windsor Ladies, League, KO 1400 ( Postponed match from 14th October – Will be a double header ). Won 29-5  (5T)

Colts Away to Bognor Colts, Friendly, League, KO1400

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