Thanks to all those who came to the Christmas party on Saturday December 15th.
The committee put on a great event at The Guardhouse in conjunction with Royal Resistance. With everyone dressed up, it made for a great end of the year celebration.
The Secret Santa was a great success and players proved they can’t just pull moves on the rugby field, but also on the dance floor.
Huge plaudits went to the well-deserved Players’ Player Ashley and Coaches’ Players Alastair and Rhianna after some amazing performance this year.
Rumors are swirling Alistair could be joining Strictly Come Dancing in 2019 for his now notorious fast hips and quick feet.
Terrible Tagger award went to Errol after some notorious clean outs against several people this year.
These included his own club member Jack at The Blitz tournament, a member of The Beasts in the league and a team mate in training. His intimidation tactics are starting to work, with rumors some teams have nicknamed him Miley (after Miley Cyrus) because he comes in like a wrecking ball.
Jenny got the Use Your Head award after her comedy fall in the league which resulted in a bruised and grazed chin.
Similarly George got the Mr. Bump award after trying to make the most of some open play by dramatically accelerating, then also falling flat on his face, cracking three ribs.
John Gavin received The Doughnut award for being clean through before slamming the ball down for a try, five meters short of the try line.
Looking forward to 2019 !!! !!!
*Special thanks goes to our very good friend Ed De Gaetano for MCing the night.
PHOTOS FROM THE NIGHT HERE
George Sargent – member/player
Above from L to R: Peter Johnson (WS) Kyle Anderson (Barclays Bank Fundraiser ‘Zombie Tag Fun Run’) Jacqueline Carter (Barclays) Richard Russ (WS) Errol Slater (co-founder) John Gavin (co-founder) Royal Arsenal Tag Rugby Club.
As RARC were drawing the year to a close, Super Saturday (Dec 8th) brought one final event to the RA to mark a fantastic year for the club.
To celebrate another fantastic year for the club, we hosted our 2nd Super Saturday on
December 8th at the Royal Arsenal Farmers Market.
Super Saturday is all about celebrating our club’s achievements, the RA community and the Wooden Spoon charity. Our RARC promo team welcomed residents and visitors to our stand and treated visitors to some warming tunes from very own Wu-Tag Clan band.
Most importantly, with a little help our local Barclays branch, we were delighted to present the Wooden Spoon with a cheque worth £1,260.
L to R Tanja Pavlov | Errol Slater | John Gavin | Julia Stone
A big thank you to all our sponsors, members and the RA community for supporting our club and joining us on Super Saturday. See you next year!
Wu-Tag Clan & The Iconic Penguin Mascot Ball
Wooden Spoon is the children’s charity of rugby, funding life-changing projects across the UK and Ireland to support children and young people with disabilities or facing disadvantage. Together we can change children’s lives through the power of rugby. Find out more at woodenspoon.org.uk
Article by Tanja Pavlov – Player / Club Membership Officer
Above from L to R: Errol Slater (co-founder) Julia (London Stone Properties Sponsor) Louise (Barclays Bank – Matching funds raised by Royal Arsenal Tag Rugby) John Gavin (co-founder) Peter Johnston and Richard Russ Wooden Spoon Charity
As RARC were drawing the year to a close, Super Saturday (Dec 9th) brought one final event to the RA to mark a fantastic year for the club.
The day kicked off with our promo team welcoming residents and visitors to the RA Farmers Market. Our very own Wu-Tag Clan band provided entertainment as a warm-up to the handover of our record-breaking donation of £1,892 to the Wooden Spoon charity. Funds had been raised through the various RARC events that took place throughout the year – and our local Barclays branch generously doubled our donations!
We then took the opportunity to present our new 2017/2018 club kit, which we proudly wear during our league games. Special thanks to our loyal sponsors London Stone Properties, Hop Stuff Brewery and EJSi ltd. for their contributions.
To close the day, the annual Christmas party returned to the Dial Arch: Secret Santa, ping pong and chili chocolate made this an unforgettable evening for our RARC members, friends and sponsors. 2018 has a lot to live up to!
Article by Tanja Pavlov – Player / Club Membership Officer
We have so much going on Saturday 9th December. Our promotional booth will be at the RA Farmers Market to raise more awareness about the club (from 11am). Not only that, but at midday, we will be launching our new kit and presenting our charity partner, Wooden Spoon, with a cheque from all of the fundraising we have done recently. Our sponsors will also be present, so it is a great opportunity for the club to show off all the fantastic achievements it has for this year. To top it all off, our rugby band Wu-Tag Clan will be performing at the market to keep everybody moving during the day.
We are happy to announce that our favorite MC, Ed de Gaetano will be joining us again for our year end party in the Dial Arch and can’t wait for his banter and making sure the proceeding go smoothly, along with the spirit of Christmas.
Christmas Jumper Parties are old hat! It’s time to do something new! From 7.30pm, we will be holding an Ugly Sock Party at the pub. As well as coming in your funky Christmas socks, you bring another pair stuffed with your unmarked quirky Christmas gift, and tied up with a bow!
We will be following last year’s Kris Kringle principle (https://royalarsenalblog.wordpress.com/2016/12/17/royal-arsenal-rugby-year-end-xmas-party-let-the-games-begin/), but rather than wrapping your present this year, just stuff them into funny socks, please remove all the shopping tags from them first. It should be no more than £10 in value. Tie your socks together with your prettiest Christmas ribbon and you’re ready to go. The uglier the socks, the better, just make sure they’re Christmassy! There are lots of places to find Christmas socks. Have fun making a new tradition!
Don’t be late, as early comers will receive a welcome drink.
2017 has been an amazing year for the club, and we look forward to celebrating it with you on Saturday.