Old Wandsworthians RFC are enjoying a highly successful move to Old Wimbledonians Ground in Raynes Park. Following some significant changes to the terms of our agreement at Kings College’s Berrylands Ground the proposal to move to Raynes Park and share with Old Wimbledonians was unanimously agreed after a lengthy and detailed consultancy process that included all stakeholders in our great club.
The OWRFC committee worked through the summer with the Wimbledonians committee and came to a favourable agreement for both clubs. We now have equal favour in all but ownership and can truly call the ground ‘home’. Committees continue to work together to ensure our two clubs can benefit from this symbiotic relationship while fiercely maintaining both clubs’ individual identity and ri history.
Summer training showed initial positives that have since continued. Supporter attendance for games is much increased as is accessibility for those dubs not in the local area. The two clubs are forging a lasting alliance and its great to see, unsurprisingly, that it’s our lads in the bar long after all others have gone!
Trustees, Old Wandsworthians of all descriptions and families are welcome to come and show support for our home games and events. Please do come down and support our club and the play a part in celebrating the traditions of the school. Many of us may not have attended but we are working turelessly to keep its values and our badge alive.
Ash Ali, Chairman