ORFC Green and Blacks Newsletter Issue 8 August 2020



The Annual General Meeting of ORFC finally took place this week, indoors, in the Nomads 1909 Can and Coffee bar. It was well attended by Vice Presidents, representatives from the Mini and Juniors and Senior players. There was healthy, informative debate over various issues which is a feature of the present club, where diversity of opinion is welcomed. In an age when the misuse of social media can destroy a club, it is pleasing to note that ORFC has embarked upon a socially responsible policy of ‘self policing’.

Following the AGM the officials of the club are:

President: Martin Walsh
Chair: John Brodley
Treasurer: Alison Berry
Bar Chair: Chris Mulhall
Hon Secretary: Position Vacant.

Co Opted onto the committee: Wayne Rushen (DOR), Kevin Honnor (Data Manager), Mary Bagnall (Finance)

The club officials have the constitutional right to co-opt people onto the committee who offer specific specialisms or have an interest in issues being discussed.


The Mini rugby season will begin on Sunday September 13th. The U11 and U12’s will assemble at 10:00 this season and the U6 up to U10’s will start at 10:30 am. All will finish around midday and you are encouraged to use the Nomads 1909 Coffee and Can Bar which will be open from 9:30 am.

On the field the RFU will have launched a new game for the ‘new normal’ called Ready4 Rugby. It is essentially a touch game which the RFU hope can become the alternative for Inter Club matches until it is safe to play contact.

The Juniors U13 - U16 season has already started with mid week evening training. The U13 and 14’s train on a Thursday and the U15 and U16’s on a Wednesday. Anyone who has an interest in playing the game should just turn up at training or email northhinkseypark@gmail.com.

Football at ORFC

Anyone passing through North Hinksey along the A34 may think that North Hinksey Park aka ORFC has changed to become a football club. There have been games every Saturday and Sunday since August 1st when Community Football re-started and several midweek friendlies. Rugby Union remains at the sporting centre of operations but the reality is that rugby alone will not pay the bills. The aim of ORFC is to become the beating heart of the North Hinksey and Cumnor Community, embracing many community sports and non sporting activities, whether they be archery, football, korfball in the open air or community scouts and meetings in the Nomads 1909 Main Hall.

ORFC are particularly pleased to promote the Women’s game whatever the sport. The club’s investment in Women’s rugby has been impressive over the past three years thanks to a sponsorship arrangement with Patersons Recruitment. We are very pleased to welcome East Oxford Football Club whose Women’s team train on a Wednesday night and play Sunday afternoons. At the end of the month Cumnor Minors U15 Girls team will be using our facilities whilst their U16 Boy’s season begins on Sunday September 13th.

To Book any ORFC Facility or enquire about ORFC or their tenant club email: northhinkseypark@gmail.com
Wheelie Bins

North Hinksey Park is a huge 14 acre site and the plethora of users generate a substantial amount of rubbish. Everyone of the users are socially aware and use the litter bins which at the moment are open air dustbins.

Wheelie BIns with a lid are much better so -
DO YOU HAVE A SPARE WHEELIE BIN AT HOME YOU ARE NOT USING AND COULD DONATE TO THE CLUB? If so please bring it down, it will save us buying them.!

Situations Vacant.

Hon Secretary - an administrative role disseminating RFU material.

Stock and Staffing Manager - an logistical role coordinating bar and catering stock and staff with the club’s online calendar.

Gardener - to assist the grounds staff to tend the gardens and planters

John Brodley Chair ORFC

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