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Twickenham Stadium

The Rugby Football Union is the latest local association to express interest in participating in the 60th anniversary celebrations of our partnerships with Fontainebleau & Konstanz. Rugby is very popular in France & is also played in Konstanz.

Ben & Chris
Ben (left) & Chris in the Hi-tech interactive Museum of Rugby.

On 4th December REA chairman, Alan Mockford, met Chris Donnelly, the community liaison officer at the RFU, and Ben Venus, the museum education & outreach officer, to discuss potential opportunities.


Information Evening

Carol & Sylvia
REA secretary, Carol Wain, with new member Sylvia Smith.

19th November.  There was standing room only at a packed information evening about the 2020 reaffirmation, which was held in the Salon & Winter Garden of York House.

St. Mary Mag

Representatives of about 70 local clubs, churches, associations & schools, who had expressed interest in taking part in the celebrations, were welcomed by the deputy mayor, James Chard. REA chairman, Alan Mockford, introduced many of the representatives while outlining the draft plans. This was followed by an opportunity for networking.

2019 AGM

AGM three in 2019
L-R. New vice chairman, Clare Head, Alan Mockford & secretary, Carol Wain.

13th November. The Salon at York House was full for the annual general meeting. Chairman, Alan Mockford, highlighted some of the achievements of the past year & outlined the association’s plans for the future.  He welcomed Clare Head as the new vice chairman, & thanked members for all their support.

The formal business was followed by a wine & cheese buffet.