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Saturday 30th March, Twickenham Stadium, 500 Ironsiders descend on the ‘Home of Rugby’.

1st XV squad arrive at Twickenham, fresh from an away victory agaisnt U.S. Portsmouth

After an intense few months of planning and ticket sales exceeding all expectations…Preparations are done, it’s now time to party!
On arrival, guests are treated to the England changing room with Ironsides jerseys hanging…

Left to right. Senior Coachs, Shane Cooney & Allen Martindale. 1stXV skipper, Seb Trower,
DOR Alex Hadley  & 1stXV Manager, Martin Seymour

Then walking up the players tunnel to a floodlit, pitch-side drinks reception…There was definitely a buzz in the air!

Following the senior’s awards, RTR Pipe Major leads the masses to dinner.

Dinner is served…speeches, auctions, more special awards (Notably, Ironsides Centurions and a gift from RTR Regiment Sergeant Major to Ironsides) fun and games and general shenanigans ensued!

Above.Clockwise - Left to Right. Club Chair, Rob Newman, Lord Mervyn Davies, Mini Chair, Dave Watson,
Mark Regan MBE

Below - Colin O'Keeffe presents Centurions Caps to Richard 'Dickie' Palmer, Len Roussac-Hatton & Simon Wardley. Rob Newman and Martin Seymour receive gifts from The Royal Tank Regiment RSM, H.Upham

The evening capped off by our band, The Scoundrels. Having never played in front of so many people or indeed at such a venue, they did a fantastic job!
The dance floor and, at times the stage was full!


Many thanks to the 75th organising group for pulling this off. To our sponsors for their support and generosity and, to all 500 Ironsiders that attended, for helping create a very special evening.

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@RamptonBaseleyLtd @RadleyGreenRec @BeanAndHop @TheEarlsfield @KillikandCo @DomaineDesJeanne @3PillarsProject @TagRugbyTrust

Tickets were drawn by the Club Chairmans wife, Karen, in the presence of One Club Executives including the Club Secretary

Winner Prize
Chris Doyal Kyle Sinckler Signed Shirt
Harriman Teeth Whitening (worth £600)
Weird Fish Day for 6 Top Golf
Rick Hall Mercedes experience
Gill Leech 2 tickets to Thronecast & Seasons 1-7 DVD Set
Andre Brummer £250 Russell & Bromley vouchers
Legge Fantastic Beasts Poster
Fiona Wilkins Box of Wine
Hewitt Roundhouse box
Justin Bens Canteen Voucher
Steven Wood £100 voucher lazer clinic
Shane Cooney Magnum of port
Jim McKay Hayman's Gin
Mike Costello Rugby Biscuits from Biscuiteer
Daragh Mulvey 2 x tickets to Gallagher Premiership final
Troy George North Lions shirt
Ali Abraham New Scientist Live Tickets
Parry Wimbledon brewery tour
Rachel Denning will be in touch over the next few days to confirm how to claim your prize, but you can also call Rachel directly on 0777 180 3982



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