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Sports Day & Robin's Fund Update

Dear All,
Thank you so much for your generous response to our appeal, following Robin's death. Whether you attended Sports Day as a spectator, competed in the sack race, baked a cake, attempted the fastest serve, or simply made an anonymous donation, we are able to say that, as a community, Brondesbury has responded to tragedy with positivity and kindness. 
On Sunday evening at 6pm, just before the AGM (see next article), some of the juniors will be presenting Brent Samaritans with a cheque for £2600. This will make a huge difference to a local branch. Please come along and support our youngsters, enjoy a sense of pride in what we've achieved, and thank our new friends, the Samaritan volunteers for the extraordinary work they do. 
Sincere best wishes and thanks,

Wimbledon Ballot 2018 - Opt In

To participate in next year's Wimbledon Ticket Ballot, which will be some time next Spring, you will need to be a member of British Tennis and to have opted in to the ballot by Feb 2018. If you're not yet a BT member you can join online ( You can select a Lite Membership, which is free, but you must affiliate to Brondesbury, which is in the LTA's Middlesex Region. You can opt in to the ballot at the same time. Alternatively, you can call them on 020 8487 7000. This might be easier to opt in on behalf of all your family members.

Please do so now.

Sports Day Results Service

The drug testing has been done, and most of our competitors were clean.  

Every performance was of note, particularly in such difficult and windy conditions, but here is the highlights package:

Winning Captain - Judith Lorenzo

Fastest Man - Joe Bamford
Fastest Woman - Louise Fitzpatrick 

Mini Marathon Victor - Matt Hughes

The Kipling Prize for an Exceedingly Good Cake - Jane Oxford-Whitefield 

Fastest Serve - Angus Whitefield 

Cricket Ball Throw - Joe Bamford

Karaoke Queen - Caitlin Amdor

All-Rounder of the Day - Gabe Joseph


Other results continue to be disputed and these will be resolved on Saturday 9th December, when the Great Brondesbury Sports Day Video will be unveiled. Come along to the clubhouse at 6.30pm, for an evening of entertainment, medal ceremonies, mince pies and the very first Christmas Team Quiz of 2017. If you like Pointless, The Chase, Eggheads, Mastermind and Only Connect - then you are watching too much television. 


Robin's Fund is due to close at midnight on September 30th. We have raised £2300 so far for the Samaritans, but if you have forgotten to contribute, please do it today. The bank details are below:

Robin's Fund
Brondesbury Sport Club
Sort Code 20-32-37
Account number 50001333
Many thanks to all of you who have contributed in any way. 


STARZ open Sports Day with a flourish

A capacity crowd gathered in tricky conditions to remember Robin Francis and cheer on their team-mates in the inaugural Brondesbury Sports Day. Full results will be released shortly, after drug testing analysis has been completed. 

Thanks go to all who helped, participated and contributed in any way. 

Please don't forget to donate to the fund before we close it at the end of the month:

Robin's Fund
Brondesbury Sport Club
Sort Code 20-32-37
Account number 50001333

Also, if you purchased a racket, made an auction bid for a cake, or joined in the day, but forgot to pay, you can give cash to Marina or one of her coaching team. But not these two.

As little as £10 makes an enormous difference to the Samaritans and I know they are excited about our contribution. 

Please give as generously as you can and I'll report back on our current total very soon. 

Matt Bamford

Tennis AGM - Oct 8th

This is on Sunday Oct 8th at 6pm. Please come along and hear what's been happening and what our plans are. It's also a chance to air any views you might have on how the section should be run. 

Also, if anybody wishes to take on the role of Tennis Secretary please let me know by, say, Sept 23rd. I am happy to email anybody the job spec.

On your marks ... get set ...

... and we are nearly ready to go. 

Don't forget to come along on Sunday at 2pm for:

• Finals Day presentations
• Team of the Year award
• The Great Brondesbury Bake-Off
• Test the speed of your serve
• Races and events for all ages
• Evening karaoke 

Bring a blanket and your own picnic. There will be tea & cake provided, but only after the winning masterpiece has been crowned by Bake-Off judges, Edward & Ruth. Also, if you have a racket at home that you don't use anymore, bring it along and we'll sell it on behalf of The Samaritans. 

Donations for Robin's Fund (all proceeds to The Samaritans) will be accepted on the day, otherwise payments can be made to the club, but must be labelled "Robin's Fund"
Brondesbury Sports Club
Sort Code 20-32-37
Account number 50001333
Thanks for your support - I'll be wearing it on Sunday. 


Breaking News ...

Some club members are putting in extra training for Sports Day:

If you are unable to attend on Sunday but would like to donate to our Samaritans appeal please label your payment "Robin's Fund" and send to:

Brondesbury Sports Club
Sort Code 20-32-37
Account number 50001333

Thank you.

Matt Bamford

Tournament On Sunday

We are restarting the monthly tournament this Sunday, Sept 3rd, at 2pm. Just turn up.


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