Presidents Lunch / Deryck Westwood Day

The pre-match lunch was attended by former player’s supporters and parents from the Mini’s section. The guests included Cllr Susan Hall, portfolio holder for Leisure Services and Deputy Leader of the Council, and Dee Heath and her daughter Charlotte of the Vintage Wine Bar in Pinner who are sponsoring the Club this season. 

President David Hiles announced that at a tripartite meeting earlier in the week he and Club Chairman Andrew Wright had reached agreement with Cllr Hall, LB of Harrow officers and Rick Bruin of the RFU for the latter to provide substantial grants for new drainage to be installed on the lower pitch with Harrow contributing matched funding.  In welcoming Cllr Hall the Club President said that we now looked forward to a long period on mutual cooperation and development with the local authority.



You, your partner and friends are cordially invited to help get the season off to a rousing start by lending your support to the Club, which plans to build on last season’s success.

LUNCH 12:30 FOR 1:00 PM

£15 per head.

Watch the 1st XV v British Airways

K.O. 3:00pm

After the match celebrate the life of the late Deryck Westwood

who left funds for us to enjoy free ale as long as the barrel lasts.

Good company – good rugby !

In order to assist with the catering please let either of the following know, as soon as possible, how many will be attend for lunch

Dave Hiles:  Tel 020 8864 0787,  E-mail:

Andy Wright: Tel 07885 466 473, E-mail:

Phil Skelton: Tel: 07765 550 078 or 020 8429 4095

As you know we used to hold a Presidents lunch on a regular basis. We are kick starting this again. 

Date: -  SATURDAY 24th JAN

Time: – 12 NOON

Cost: -  ONLY £15

This is a great opportunity to have a spot of lunch, fine wine !!!!!! and watch the 1st Team as they take on Hayes in a League Match. We are playing some superb rugby this year and would welcome some enthusiastic support from Pinner & Grammarians members; current, past and new. To see us playing at our best go to photo gallery-1st XV- pinner v southgate

Everyone welcome please let either myself, Skelly or Robin, Jo (minis section) to let me know if you can attend. I need to know by Friday so I can sort the caterers out.

You know it will be a great afternoon out and of course there will be a KEG or 2 of Pride to drink

Look forward to seeing you all on the 24th

Andy Wright

Pinner & Grammarians Club Chairman

020 7976 1250

To Life andVice-Presidents, Members, Patrons and Friends of P&G’s RFC.

Happy New Year. I cordially invite you, your partner and or friends to join Daphne and I for lunch at Pinner and Grammarians RFC, Shaftesbury Playing Fields, Hatch End on Saturday 24th January 2009.  The Club Pavilion and Bar will be open from 12 noon and it is anticipated that lunch will be served around 12:30 p.m.  I apologise for the short notice. The event was originally planned for December but the pre-Christmas period proved unpopular. This year is one of three significant anniversaries. The original Pinner RFC was formed in 1934 [75th], the clubhouse was opened on 23rd January 1954 [55th] and the merger to form Pinner & Grammarians took place on 1st January 1969 [40th]. This Lunch will be the first of several celebrations

Our 1st XV is having it’s most successful season for many years and is challenging for promotion. Others clubs in the area have folded or merged but we have no intention of doing likewise and are still very much in existence.  Our Mini-rugby section, only started in 2007, is thriving. The Club 1st XV will be playing Hayes in a Herts / Middx Div 4n league match kicking off at 2:00 p.m. I hope that you will stay on to give support either to the team or the bar or both. Be advised that the match will be on the top pitch so if you plan to watch suitable footwear should be brought.

These are exciting times for us. The L B of Harrow has indicated that it will negotiate a long lease and look favourably on plans for a significant extension to cope with the mini and youth rugby and our greater involvement with the local community.

To defray costs and boost club funds we request a donation of £15 per head. Drinks [wines, beers, spirits etc] will be available at Club prices. If you have any special dietary requirements please let me know. To assist the members who have volunteered to do the catering, could you please let me know as soon as possible if you intend to come and the number of guests who will accompany you. 

I look forward to seeing you on 24th January.

Best wishes


David Hiles, President.

Tel: 020 8864 0787