PRO Notes 26.1.2020

The club will hold its AGM in early February, date and venue to be confirmed.  All members are invited to attend and it would be great to see as many parents as possible volunteering for roles within the club and on the Committee.

The first footballs of the season have been kicked.  The success of last year’s youth winter training has followed on with numbers attending over 80 in the first couple of weeks and increasing.  It is taking place every Wed until the 18th March 2020 @ Preston Manor High School, Carlton Ave East, Wembley, HA9 8AE. 6.30-7.30pm. Age 5-15, boys & girls, all abilities and newcomers welcome.  Indoor and outdoor facilities.  A fun and inclusive activity and a great way to exercise, learn new skills and make friends. Contact Veronica Bailey 07768635534.



Planning is taking place for the club’s Annual Dinner and Dance which will be on the 28th March 2020 at the Hilton Hotel in Wembley.  All sections of the club will be involved.  Tickets will be £60pp starting at 7.00pm with live music from Barry Owen and his band.  A new venue due to our increasing numbers across the Men, Ladies and Youth.  Put the date in the diary.  Contacts for the event are Colin McGuinness, Michelle Rattigan and Jamie Murphy.

This year’s youth club trip will be to An Riocht, Kilkeel in County Down, please note revised travelling dates of 29th May-31st May 2020.  Chief organiser is John Rattigan and more information and details to club players and families is being sent out for the age group concerned.


It is with great sadness that the club learnt of the tragic death of Sonia McCarthy on the 19th Jan 2020.  Daughter to Lucia and John (former Youth treasurer).  The club is stunned and devastated by the news.  As a tribute, a separate piece will be posted soon.  May Sonia rest in peace.  Funeral arrangements to be notified soon.


Parnells are always happy to welcome new players at our bases, Harrow Rugby Club and Northwick Park, across all age groups and ability.  For U6-17 please contact Colin McGuinness (07779 340398) or Veronica Bailey (07768 635534) and for the adult teams, please contact Tony Griffin (07966 160999) or Dennis Diggins (07768 352680).