London Irish Coaching Camp at Dry Leas

We are pleased to confirm that the London Irish Coaching team will be running a 2 day course on the Tiger Turf this Easter break. The details are as follows;  

  • Monday April 10th and Tuesday April 11th  -  Age Groups 6 to 14 - 9.30am  to 3.30pm
  • Cost £60 for both days - £40 for 1 day
  • Lunch & Drink Available from 81 Events - £5 per day (booked in advance)
  • Top quality coaching from our best Community Coaches
  • Free junior match ticket to an allocated home game with an accompanying full paying adult
  • Free membership to the Junior Exiles Club
  • Individual player feedback form
  • Q&A with a London Irish Player*

If this is of interest to you, please click on the link below to sign up. Please inform your respective Team Manager/Head Coach of your attendance as well.


With the end of the season fast approaching and schools no longer playing rugby, this is an excellent event to keep our players sharp.

We hope to see you at the sessions.

Nov 13th: M&J Sunday Lunch & Art Competition

This Sunday the first Rugby Club Mini and Juniors Sunday Lunch by 81 Events will take place in the new club house.

We are thrilled that so many parents and children will be attending for a delicious 2 course Sunday roast! There will be more dates to follow as this is a great opportunity for the parents and children of all age groups to mix and most importantly have fun and eat good food!

During the Lunch the winner of our TREDS Art  competition will be announced, all entries will be on display in the restaurant and the winning Entries (Minis winner +Juniors Winner) will have their Art work turned into a poster to be proudly displayed in the Clubhouse.

TREDS stands for Teamwork:Respect:Enjoyment:Discipline:Sportsmanship and this is something which all the coaches work very hard at instilling in each of our young players.


Victorious at Vectis- Henley Mini & Junior Rugby dominates the South!

200 plus members of Henley Rugby Club Toured to Isle of Wight this last weekend having entered the Vectis Rugby Festival. This event is one of the longest running Rugby festivals and  competition travel to the Island from all over the South of England for a weekend of fun, festivities and hard fought Rugby.

Henley RFC entered 10 teams from ages under 8 to under 11, with 7 of the 10 teams winning their respective events and the remaining 4 making it through to the finals –“A fantastic result and a true demonstration of our strength in depth as a club “stated U11 Head Coach Dax Aiken.  Aiken also went on to state that “unlike some other clubs the Henley teams where made up of so called mixed ability players, some winning events in their 1st season of Rugby making theseresults all the more outstanding  ”.

Henley RFC M&J section has over 350 playingmembers from ages 6 through to 12 years old and with the RFU changing the rules this coming season in order to encourage more players to the sport , the club is expanding in order to attract new junior members . Children and Parents are encouraged to come to Dry Leas this coming September to kick start the new 2017 season and opening of the new clubhouse.

Please see the Clubs website on how you and your child can join in and participate next year.

Mini and Junior Update

With the coldest and wettest weekends hopefully behind us the Mini & Juniors head into the final months of the season looking forward to plenty of tournament rugby, silverware opportunities and tours. The Mini Section (U6-U12) travel to Marlow, Beaconsfield, and Amersham & Chiltern for rugby festivals plus they all have their respective County Championship festivals to look forward to. The Juniors come towards the end of their competitions and the U16 are riding high, unbeaten in BBO DivII, the U14 have a County final against Oxford RFC as usual and the U15’s are in their respective Plate Final against Banbury. Training from now in centre’s around preparing for these matches and competitions.


The Mini section is touring en masse in April with over 200 hundred heading to a rugby festival on the Isle of Wight, for the majority their first “overseas”, rugby experience. We would suggest the rethinking of your travel plans if you are heading that way on the weekend of the 23-25th April. The Junior sections are taking individual routes with tours planned to South Wales and the South Coast.


On Friday 29th April the M&J’s run the last event in the old clubhouse, (prior to the refurbishment) with our end of season party. Live music, dinner and generally quite a raucous night out. Please contact the Club if you wish to come and send off the old clubhouse in style.

Richard Bradbury

M&J Chairman