Commons and Lords Rugby Football Club

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A CALL FOR RUGBY PLAYERS….

BE ASSURED THAT YOU WILL BE MADE TO FEEL VERY WELCOME WHATEVER YOUR AGE OR ABILITY.

Everyone who works on the Parliamentary Estate is eligible to play – Members, Peers, Members’ staff, catering staff, security teams etc.

We play a modified version of the full contact game, with golden oldie rules and uncontested scrums to ensure that everyone enjoys the game.  Our fixtures for the 2021/22 season are below.  The Six Nations fixtures are played on the mornings of the England games.

If you would like to play, or would like more information, please contact Mark Pawsey on mark.pawsey.mp@parliament.uk

Opposition Date Details
Army XV Thursday 25 November (TBC) A special charitable fixture to raise funds for Combat Stress.

Honorary Artillery Company, London (TBC)

Annual Dinner Friday 26thNovember House of Commons
Scottish Parliament (A) Saturday 5thFebruary Edinburgh
Wales (H) Saturday 26thFebruary Richmond RFC
Ireland (H) Saturday 12thMarch Venue TBC, London
France (A) Saturday 19thMarch Paris
TBC May 2022 Charity game at Twickenham Stadium

This is annual fixture played on the hallowed turf. Priority will be given to those parliamentarians who have supported the Club throughout the year.

Re-launch of the Women’s Parliamentary Cricket Team

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Two years ago today, Meg Williams organised the successful inaugural event which took place at Lord’s Cricket Ground, and later that summer a small team took part in their first soft ball cricket tournament.  Needless to say, the last two years have been particularly busy, but with the light at the end of the tunnel in sight, this month will see the re-launch of the team.

With this in mind, the WPCT would be delighted if you are able to attend the first event on Monday 12 April, at 15h00 with Clare Connor, incoming President of the MCC, Managing Director Women’s Cricket, ECB and Former England captain for our virtual Cricket and Coffee event.

The team is for all abilities, whether you are new to the game, a professional or just have a passion for the sport and would like to get involved and learn more – open to MPs, Peers and staff of both.

The aim of this event is recruit members of the Women’s Parliamentary Cricket Team, with the aim of setting up a regular training schedule, ready for some fixtures, as well as social events throughout the year.

To RSVP to the event, or if you would like to get involved with the team please email meg.williams@parliament.uk.

Women’s Parliamentary Cricket Team

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Welcome to Lords, MPs and Staff of both Houses – we are looking for new recruits of all abilities. The team is looking to hold semi regular training sessions, and some summer fixtures, as well as social events.

Our first event is a Virtual Cricket and Coffee, with Clare Connor – incoming President of the MCC, Managing Director Women’s Cricket, ECB and Former England captain.

If you’ve got an interest for cricket, and would like to have a try but haven’t before had the chance, please email meg.williams@parliament.uk.

Westminster Wanderers Football Club

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Westminster Wanderers Football Club is an established and successful adult amateur Sunday league club.  The club is affiliated to the London FA and plays in the Southern Sunday Football League which operates across Lambeth, Wandsworth and Merton.

We have players from politics, researchers, advisers, public affairs, policy, the civil service, PR, journalism, academia and beyond, and are cross-party.  We’re very grateful for the support we’ve had and players we’ve found from W4MP in recent years.​​​​

We welcome new players and would be delighted if you want to get in touch and try out for the Club.  Just contact us and we’ll provide you with details of forthcoming sessions. We also have a casual 8aside match on Monday night for players who can’t be involved in regular 11aside.

We are an FA Charter Standard Club and run four teams in league and cup competitions. The Club is managed by a committee and has policies for welfare and the health and safety of our players.

Our home ground is Fishponds Field in Tooting and we have practice sessions most weeks usually at Battersea Park.  The club also has a strong social programme and an annual tour which has taken us to Iceland, Latvia and Spain in recent years.

You can see more about us on social media – on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@WestminsterWFC). And you can reach us via these channels or email: westminsterwanderers@gmail.com.  Please do get in touch.