".....Players dressed as wombles for whom the ability to stand up seems a more useful short-term aspiration"
As a club we are proud of our history, it is surprisingly well documented with photos from as far back as the late 1800s adorning the wall, match day programmes and fixture cards from decades ago stand testament to a time when Streatham-Croydon was one of the top clubs in the country. Just past the … Continue reading Marking 100 years of the RAF, SCRFC and the Red Baron.
Rugby Warriors who stand firm and tell the weather to do it's worst because Rugby doesn't care. Last weekend it rained, then rained some more, continued raining and finished with some more rain. It focused the mind a little on the strong tradition in Rugby of ignoring the weather. No doubt care must be taken, … Continue reading Rugby in the Rain is something to treasure
Knowing how to lose is a life lesson most of us learn very early in Rugby. Losing hurts, it's not fun, it matters and you can tell an awful lot about a team by how they deal with it. The new season has started well for all our teams, there is a bit of a … Continue reading Win Together but also make sure you can Lose Together
Ok, I make no apologies for the Ice cream picture, I'm too busy patting myself on the back for my insightful metaphor, also I know there are other kinds of Rugby, Beach Rugby, Rugby Netball etc but here were are talking about the main three played at grass roots level. Summer is the off season … Continue reading Three flavours of Senior Rugby, which one is for you?
As a small club our competitive season finishes a little before the season in general, although on occasion it's easy to think todays modern professionals are playing 12 months of the year. We get a good break from 15s usually around 4-5 months from league/cup action making way for the festival of carnage that is grass … Continue reading The 15’s season is over, long live the season
Surely somewhere in the maze of secondary ticket sales, there is a way for that money to end up in grass roots rugby. Our club like many have few real bonuses for people who join us as members, one of the big ones of course is the potential to apply for 6 nations and Autumn international … Continue reading Tickets..anyone got Tickets, I’ll buy or sell.
I'm not sure when Clinton advisor James Carville used the term "The economy stupid" in a private meeting discussing the 3 main things Clinton should campaign on, he thought much about it but it got out there. I think it's great, it's a great term that makes it clear: what you should focus on is usually … Continue reading It’s the Rugby stupid.
I should start by making it clear this is not our website! If you wish to contact us or find out more about us as a Rugby club there are links to our Website/Facebook/Twitter in the menu above, if you are looking to play rugby in South London, we'd love to see you at training, … Continue reading Why start a Blog thing?
One of the biggest parts of joining a club like Streatham-Croydon is that you become part of something so much bigger. You are surrounded by team photos dating back to the turn of the century, the war memorial quietly reminding you of those former members who made the ultimate sacrifice. The names might be a little … Continue reading The sacred past, is maybe not so sacred