Henley Vultures

Oxfordshire RFU Veterans Cup & Occasional Fixtures

The Vultures represent the “finely matured vintage” of Hawks players, in other words “the Veterans”.

The mighty Vultures are the current holders of the Oxfordshire County Veterans Cup, and we also play some of the other top Veterans sides in London and the South East, including Richmond and Olney who are always very strong opponents.

We are an active side and aim to play around 15 times a year, including a tour to Jersey for their International 10’s tournament in early October, and we are invited again this year to the Dubai International Vets 10’s which take place during the Dubai World Sevens in early December.

You do not have to have been a former Hawks player to enjoy playing with the Vultures, and indeed we have many former Henley Wanderers (who took the place of the clubs 3rd and 4th team a decade or so ago) still playing regularly for us. We also welcome new members who have moved into the area, and we even have a few “elder statesmen” from other local clubs who enjoy the “craic and style” that the Vultures bring to the party.

Players of all standards are welcome, and many players whoin their youth had no pretensions of reaching 1st or 2nd XV heights really enjoy turning out alongside some of the Legends and former Captains’ of the Hawks (of which we had 6 play last year at various stages). Many of the Vultures also play for the Henley Bears, the club 4th XV, and wherever possible we try and avoid a fixture clash with them.

For further information about how you can play and upcoming fixtures please contact Rob Heginbotham: rob@theheggers.com or call 07771 760822.