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Hendon 60s and 70s reunion day

6 days ago By Liam Murphy

Hendon 60s and 70s reunion day

"On Thursday 6th September 2018 nearly 50 people got together at the clubhouse for a few drinks and buffet to reminisce about the 'good old days' of the 60s and 70s.
Our President David Gershlick gave an up-date of the current club situation, which is looking positive on the playing front and also, hopefully, with negotiating a new lease with Barnet Council.
Dick Best who started his playing career at Hendon before rising to play, captain and coach Harlequins and then went on to coach England and the Lions spoke of the values and lifelong friendships that his first rugby club Hendon had given him.
Tom Brownsell who has just retired as Middlesex County President said that it had been an honour to represent Hendon at the highest levels in the County whilst maintaining his link with grass roots rugby through the club and the Golden Oldies.
John Casalaspro, former Hendon player and Coach and London Irish First XV winger, talked of his time as sports master at St James's School and the creation of a very successful Colts team from his pupils who went on to play First XV at Hendon for many successful years. With the appointment of Lee Linale at the school in a similar role he was hopeful that a new cohort of young players would be brought into the Club with the same outcome.
Members then engaged in a lively discussion reviving old memories and remembering old friends who were no longer with us or not in the best of health before departing and agreeing that we should all do this again before it was too late."

More photos available here.

Updated 21:33 - 12 Sep 2018 by Liam Murphy

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