MET Rugby flying high with five from five

Police take full points from first-time visitors to Imber Court

The Met Police continued their perfect start to the season, claiming a fifth bonus point victory from five League games in Surrey 3. Tries from Kyle Richards, Chris Bamber-Blake,Chris Holloway, and Rory Byrne, augmented by 12 points from the boot of James Connolly, took the Met to a 32-21 victory over Horley.
The two clubs were meeting for the first time in history and the visitors appeared to enjoy their debut at Imber Court in spite of the result. Horley had enjoyed a good start to the season with three straight wins but have now come unstuck on their last two outings. They now have to entertain the League’s other pace-setters, Old Caterhamians, and hope to stop an unfortunate run of results.
The Met, meanwhile, can be very pleased with the result, even though their early season score differentials have now been surpassed by Old Cat’s and Old Rut’s. The Met found themselves playing a proportion of this match with only fourteen men, thanks to the two yellow cards received by Kob Yeboah which ended up in him being dismissed from the field. The Met weathered the disadvantage to record the win that keeps them level with Old Caterhamians at the top of the table.
Elsewhere, Old Rutlishians suffered a shock defeat at Worth Old Boys, ending their unbeaten record. Met travel to Old Ruts next Saturday and will have to beware the wounded animal. Caterhamians continued their awesome form, beating London Media by 50 points and are now averaging over 58 points a game! Creeping up on the rails after a difficult start to the season, are Old John’s who put 89 points on Croydon for the concession of a solitary try.
The Met 2nd XV illustrated the Club’s burgeoning strength in depth, recording a resounding victory against local rivals Kingston, 69-31.
The next fixture at Imber Court is at 3pm this coming Saturday 11th November when the Met Police Rugby Team take on Worth Old Boys

Swim , Hog Roast & Fireworks

Weather looks good for Sunday , Phil has promised to keep the swimming pool open all sunday afternoon for family swimming, Yogi is firing up the Hog Roast and the fireworks are set….

Come down this Sunday afternoon , bring the kids for a swim , have a drink whilst watching The Arsenal beat Man City and Chelsea losing,  then enjoy the Hog Roast before wandering over to 40 acres for Surrey’s biggest firework display. Sounds like a good plan to me.

5th November at Imber

Spooky Family Bike Ride at Imber

A fantastic event at Imber last week and well done to Yogi for enabling this to happen – a real success and hopefully some more similar events in the future. I have copied the report of the day from their own blog and have reproduced it below;

 

We took to the grounds of Imber Court in Molesey during the Half Term Break and had a great spooky time and Family Bike Ride.

Wanting to promote Family Biking and encourage everyone to get riding we thought there was no finer time to do it than Halloween. 

Offering kids a chance to dress up in costumes, even dress up their bikes and participate with their friends, siblings, Mum’s and Dad’s….what a great plan!

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Costumes on and ready to go..

So Summer Road Events took to planning and were thrilled to be invited by Imber Court to use their rather gorgeous grounds.  We soon shook up the pretty scenes with some spooky additions, giant spiders, bats, skeletons, witches hats and broomsticks, cobwebs and fantastic pumpkins.  With the glorious colours of Autumn the scenes were perfectly set.

Waiting for the date to come round was rather scary too, with high winds hitting a week before and heavy rain the day before you can imagine the joy we all had when we possibly had the warmest 27thOctober ever!  The sun blazed, the sky was blue and we were set to welcome the families.

We were pleased with the steady amount of families registering from our marketing and a last minute surge with families booking and parents taking time off to cycle together, younger siblings getting some good practise on their balance bikes, and some taking to speedy scootering. 

Kingston Cycling Campaign kindly joined us with Jon and Rob offering a Dr Bike service before we set off, which was much appreciated by the families getting ready.

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And they’re off…..

The final line up took place at 10.45am and the sounds of very excited children dressed as pumpkins, witches, skeletons, monsters, super-heros echoed around the terrace of Imber Court.. and they were off!!!

The roar of squeals as they passed the start line was amazing, and the smiles shone almost as brightly as the sunshine.

Our map shows the spooky ride route.  Past the Skeleton Football Stadium and over the Zombie Crossing, then beside the Ghost Field towards the dreaded Haunted Hill. The kids enjoyed the challenge of reaching the top and most did easily racing their sibblings to then pass over the murky river and on to Witches Willow.  For those little ones that needed a little extra help up, they were not disappointed and a little push for us was a pleasure, to see them cycle off and to continue on the track.

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Map of the Spooky route

The path was the perfect safe haven for parents to relax and let their kids go at their comfortable speed.  Some older siblings were proudly lapping their younger brother and sisters.  We saw parents racing each other and children.  Everyone enjoying their moments on the track.. such fun!

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After the ride, everyone returned to the terrace and the club house.  Enjoying the lovely weather, many stayed and socialised and had lunch from the Spooky Menu at the restaurant.

For us this was a great opportunity to hand over to all our young riders their Family Bike Ride Medals and some goodies.

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Well done to everyone that took part in the Spooky Family Bike Ride and thank you to everyone that helped us along the way.

 

Welsh Guards Memorial Day

Today at Imber we hosted the Welsh Guards Memorial Day remembering the attack by a German Flying Bomb that occurred at Imber on the 30th June 1944 taking the lives of many Guardsman. For further detail of events of that tragic day please see the the blog titled Doodlebug Alley

Our Manager, Michael Kerslake attended the ceremony today and has been presented with a plaque by the Welsh Guards in thanks to our staff and members for our ongoing support and care of their memorial which is set in our grounds.

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Imber Kitchen Garden

The first crops from the Imber Court Kitchen Garden have been harvested and taken into the Café Metropole.

Chef Mercedes eagerly grabbed the bountiful harvest and before you could say “haute cuisine” there was a refreshing Broad bean and Mint soup on the menu.

Our deep filled sandwiches are now packed full of salad leaves from the Imber Court Kitchen Garden Salad beds.