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01 Sep 2023

Rob Fenton

Men's Rugby General Manager

Senior Men's Update

Club develops record number of colts to senior players and 2s Romans enter new league with Cambridge 2s.

The 2022/23 season saw both consolidation and huge growth in our senior men's sides and we enter the new season in our Our 2s Romans have continued their growth under head coach Eddie Panting’s stewardship to develop current and former youth players to senior and national level. Tom Wilton, Ben Alexander and Charlie Brunt all progressed to 1st team mens games last season marking the success of this strategy.

This season started with our highest ever number of current and last year’s Colts playing senior rugby matches on Saturday with Stan Bedwood, Rhys Barham, Fred Hunter, Josh Watson, Ragib Chowdhury, Matt Hayhurst, Will Jackson, Jamie Graham, Elliot Diprose, Harry Crawly, Matt Burson, Jack Brighton and Dan Williams amongst many others who trained pre-season.

Congratulations to them and we welcome the next Colts to come.
It is credit to the new link up we now have with ex 2s player coach Phil Brunt now Head Coach of the Colts and the many other senior coaches in Colts with links to the senior club.

Having had a very successful season in Essex Merit Premier the 2s will now play in the new league Hertfordshire Associated Clubs created for high level 2s sides including Hertford, Eton Manor, and Championship side Cambridge’s development squad.

Gladiators 3s reforms as occasional friendly side to develop youth players and provide good fixtures for seniors

Our 3s Gladiators side will play good level friendlies this season and is structured to be the bridge into senior rugby for U17 and U18s Colts combining with experienced senior level players coaching and guiding them on the pitch and post game!

Good luck for ex Colts entering higher education!

£50 senior club membership offer for all matches and training
£50 membership for students in full time advanced education
One off payment includes all training with 1s/2s mens and womens and match fees!
We prioritise our youth, so when back from education we will get you game time!

For all senior membership enquiries please contact: [email protected]

Training - 1s and 2s senior mens
Every Tuesday & Thursday at Woolhams Playing Fields
7:15pm meet, 7:30pm start

Eligible U18s/U17s for playing outside of age group welcome

Go well for the season OA Mens!

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25 Mar 2024

Saints 2nds book their place at Twickenham

Saints 2nds book their place at in the final of the Women's Intermediate Cup Twickenham (12th May)

13 Mar 2024

Centenary Charity Summer Ball

Click to buy your tickets today!

13 Dec 2023

Ian Jennings Funeral

The Jennings family has asked the club to let you all know the details of Ian’s funeral as below. Ian will be wearing his OA blaz

02 Dec 2023

Ian Jennings

Last week, Ian Jennings died after a long illness.

He had a successful career with General Motors and was married to Jean wh

1st XV vs Guernsey POSTPONED

Unfortunately following an RFU pitch inspection today’s match against Guernsey has been postponed.

The scheduled Chris

19 Aug 2023

OAs vs Bishop's Stortford

OA's Mens' launch the 23/24 season!

22 Mar 2023

Juniors Update 22/23 season to March 2003

The season so far across the has been very positive and we have seen some really good competitive games. Across the age groups ther

09 Jan 2023

Hertfordshire Junior County Cup Draw

April 23rd will see Old Albanian RFC host the 2022/23 Herts Junior County Cup Finals.

Open to Under 14s / Under 15s / under

01 Dec 2022

OAs to host Junior County Cup

April 23rd will see Old Albanian RFC host the 2022/23 Herts Junior County Cup Finals.

Open to Under 14s / Under 15s / under

09 Sep 2022

Fixtures following the Queen's passing

Following the sad news of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, we have received guidance from England Rugby that fixtures this weeken

31 Aug 2022

2022/23 Season Preview

We’re back! Although it feels like we never left with preseason star

30 Aug 2022

New Club Roles Announced

We’re delighted to announce two new roles at Old Albanian RFC for the 22/23 season and beyond.

Firstly, Eddie Panting

26 Aug 2022

2022 Ali Mills Cup

1st XV vs Harpenden, KO 7.45pm @ Harpenden.

Romans fixture at home to Hemel has been CANCELLED.

06 Jul 2022

2022/23 1st XV Lunches

We’re delighted to be able to share the full calendar of lunches for the 2022/23 season. Tickets wi

17 May 2022

OA's host 1st Herts Youth Cups since Lockdown

OA’s are delighted to confirm that they were able to organize and host the Herts Youth Cup finals and it was great that after 2 d

05 Apr 2022

Leicester Lions 35 Old Albanian 14

Statistics, as we know, can be made to prove anything. But one of the more interesting numbers emerging from this match was the num

Car Parking at Woollams 3rd to 14th April

The main car park at Woollams is being used by Netflix as a base location whilst they film at Chidwickbury during the above period.

04 Apr 2022

Early Kick Off for Guernsey Match

The match at home to Guernsey on Saturday 9th April will kick off at 2:00pm to fit in with their travel arrangements.

The pr

28 Mar 2022

Old Albanian 31 Esher 40

Old Albanian Head Coach Dan George, a participant for much of the second half, pronounced himself disappointed that the result had

15 Mar 2022

Barnstaple 12 Old Albanian 36

A five hour drive does not well prepare one for possibly the worst first half of rugby in recent memory. But the vicious wind which

06 Mar 2022

Old Albanian 14 Westcliff 18

Westcliff will probably say they have underperformed many times this season and this may account for their lowly league status. Thi

28 Feb 2022

Dings Crusaders 46 Old Albanian 41

Lets get the grumpy stuff out of the way first.

Too often Albanians approach a situation in a game with a certain amount of

21 Feb 2022

Old Albanian 7 Clifton 52

When a tight head prop scores a hattrick these days he receives congratulation rather than the opprobrium he would have encountered

15 Feb 2022

Rochford 27 Old Albanian 31

There is, these days, normally a surprise in store when watching OAs. This week onlookers watched a demonstration of, ultimately, w

08 Feb 2022

Bury St Edmunds 44 Old Albanian 43

There should be another statistic in the headline: namely the number of needless mistakes perpetrated by both sides last Saturday.

05 Feb 2022

Three Former Old Albanians Start for England

Former OAs Maro Itoje, Nick Isiekwe and Max Malins are all in the starting lineup for England in the Calcutta Cup match at Murrayfi

31 Jan 2022

Old Albanian 21 Redruth 28

Were it not for stubborn Albanian defence throughout Redruth would have amassed a cricket score at Woollams.

Were it not for

25 Jan 2022

Worthing 31 Old Albanian 7

The writing was probably on the wall in the first 5 minutes when the visitors butchered a credible attacking chance in the hosts’

23 Jan 2022

Herts Youth Cup - Results and Fixtures

All results and fixtures are on the Hertfordshire Web Site – https://hertsrugby.co.uk/herts-comps/#JBC

16 Jan 2022

Old Albanian 26 Hinckley 28

It was said at the prematch lunch that Hinckley like to give their opponents a handy lead before taking command; the match transpir

11 Jan 2022

M&J Lunch is Sold Out

With 140 tickets sold, Saturday’s lunch before the Hinckley game has sold out.

Well done to all the M&J age groups

Canterbury 3 Old Albanian 12

Neither side took the obvious option of using the wind and slope to advantage in a match which should have been dominated by both e

06 Jan 2022

Herts Youth Cup Draw

Under 14 Cup

Chess Valley v Hemel

BS A v Harpenden A

Tring v OAs A

Hertford v Barnet A

Under 14

17 Dec 2021

Bury Match Postponed

Old Albanian’s game at Bury St Edmunds on Saturday 18th December has been postponed. It is yet another casualty of the covid

13 Dec 2021

Old Albanian 19 Barnes 35

As is often the case in OA’s roller-coaster season a good performance (as last week) is followed by something which leaves mu

06 Dec 2021

Guernsey 7 Old Albanian 38

Elliott McPhun scored two tries for the second week running as Old Albanian romped to a bonus point win in the Channel Islands. Unl

29 Nov 2021

Old Albanian 14 Leicester Lions 16

The wind blew straight from the Ural Mountains during this furiously contested match and both sides will wonder why they didn’

23 Nov 2021

Saints Double Header

Sunday at Woollams was certainly a day to remember. A day to both make and celebrate history, as OA Saints new and old came togethe

Esher 41 Old Albanian 21

Recent results, media reports and conversations with mutual opponents have indicated that the men from Surrey are, to say the least

14 Nov 2021

Old Albanian 45 Barnstaple 21

This was a match which put Albanians in a stronger position than they had enjoyed before. Yet it took a full hour of intense  acti

01 Nov 2021

Westcliff 0 Old Albanian 89

Probably nobody likes to preside over a mismatch but the truth is you can only play what’s in front of you and most of what f

26 Oct 2021

Dings Match Report

Neither side seemed to have any particular game plan to take this pulsating match by the throat so

17 Oct 2021

Clifton 32 Old Albanian 33

Morgan Thompson’s one handed chargedown of Jack Lloyd’s third conversion attempt of the afternoon ultimately settled matters in

10 Oct 2021

Old Albanian 21 Rochford 22

A worthwhile journey from Essex for Rochford Hundred as fly half Sam Cappaert kicked a penalty in injury time from OAs’ thirty me

06 Oct 2021

Early Start for Memorial Lunch

Memorial Lunch  (1215hrs for 1245hrs sit-down)

On Saturday It will be 565 days since the 23rd March 2020

04 Oct 2021

Redruth 22 Old Albanian 21

It’s a very long way to go only to return with a solitary bonus point but Albanians were just three minutes away from a famous vi

Parents in Sport Week

Old Albanian RFC supports the NSPCC Parents in Sport Week which runs from 4-10 October 2021.

For t

27 Sep 2021

Worthing Match Report

It does not do to be over confident or complacent in a sporting situation. It also does not help matters, when you are under the co

OA Network Event

The Old Albanian RFC is happy to recommence their network events with a talk given by Jim McNally entitled

25 Sep 2021

25/09/2021 - Passing of George Brignall

The club is saddened to learn and share the news of George Brignall’s passing.

George passed away on September 6th aft

20 Sep 2021

Hinckley 26 Old Albanian 32

It would be kindest to the selection team to say there were several changes to the side this week as Albanians continued their succ

12 Sep 2021

Old Albanian 29 Canterbury 21

Naturally, after the sad events at Dry Leas last week, proceedings started with a minutes silence in memory of Henley’s David Hyd

06 Sep 2021

06/09/2021 - David Hyde

As many will now be aware following our 1st XV match on Saturday against Henley Hawks one of their players, David Hyde, collapsed.

Buddy an OA player season 2021/22


The new season is just around the corner and, with the help of our loyal support

Henly Hawks 19 Old Albanian 25


It should have been a joyous occasion for Old Albanian, the visitors to  Dry Leas on a day perfect for the League re

03 Sep 2021

11/09/21 Canterbury & Bruce Millar Lunch

Bruce Millar will be the guest of honour at the lunch preceding our first home match of the season against Canterbury on Saturday 1

03/09/2021 - 2021/22 Squad Announcement

After 18 long months we’re delighted to be back to competitive matches, starting with a trip to Henley. Behind the scenes the

01 Sep 2021

Away to Henley

Our first league match of the season is on Saturday 4th September away to Henley.  The kick off is 3pm.

Old Albanian 38pts  Harpenden 14pts

A pleasant Autumn evening attended rugby’s return to Woollams after an absence of a season and a half and the two sides attended

13 Aug 2021

Harpenden match at Woollams on Friday August 27

Our final friendly before the season starts is at home to near neighbours Harpenden with the kick off at 7.30pm.
There is no

12 Aug 2021

Rosslyn Park Cancelled

The friendly match at Rosslyn Park on Saturday 14th August has been cancelled due to an outbreak of covid in the OAs squad. Five pl

09 Aug 2021

OAs away to Rosslyn Park 14/8/21

OAs first XV continue their preparations for the new season with a trip to National 1 side Rosslyn Park on Saturday.
The Kick

02 Aug 2021

Watch the Lions Series Decider

The deciding test in the series will be shown in the clubhouse on Saturday 7th August. The kick-off is at 5.00 pm but the bar and f

02/08/2021 - TJs Game Cancelled

Unfortunately the preseason game against Tonbridge Juddians, due to have been held on the 7th August has been cancelled.

16 Jul 2021

16/07/21 - Return of Rugby to Woollams

The first weekend of league action for the 2021/22 season will be 4th September with the 1st XV taking a trip to Henley, to see the

05 Jul 2021

2021/22 - Pre-Season Underway

With all the caution and apprehension of stepping on a zebra crossing on a busy road, knowing it should be safe for us to move full

01 Jul 2021

01/07/2021 - TJs Up First in Preseason

OAs 1st XV will kick off the preseason fixtures for the 21-22 season with a match away at Tonbridge Juddians on 7th August.

09 Mar 2021

10/03/2021 - Michael Kenningham Funeral

Following the sad passing of Michael Kenningham his family would like us to pass on arrangements for his funeral, which will take p

19 Oct 2020

2020/21 Season Preview

By mid-October in most seasons we’d be 6 weeks into league campaigns, seeing the benefit of pre-season and getting ready for

Gladiators 2019/20 Review

The OA Gladiators are proud and happy to have achieved a second consecutive League Championship having backed-up last year’s

01 Jul 2020

01/07/2020 - Calorie Challenge

In mid-June what started out as being a few members of the Men’s 1st XV having a bit of friendly competition snowballed into

14 May 2020

14/05/2020 - Ali Mills

It is with great sadness that the Club announces the passing of Ali Mills, a man whose stature belied a great heart and a giant per

16 Mar 2020


With the situation relating to Coronavirus worsening by the day, we wanted to make sure everyone was aware of the situation at OAs.

03 Mar 2020

Old Albanian RFC – Net World Sports Donation

“We’d like to thank the guys at Net World Sports for their recent donation of 4 tackle Shields to Old
Albanian RF

30 Jan 2020

OA players recognised by England and NCA Rugby

It has been a very positive January for the men’s first XV, with three victories and only a narrow defeat against Taunton pre

04 Jan 2020

29/01/2020 - OA's Thompsons Takeover Evening

Wednesday 29th January 2020 is the date for our next Takeover evening at Thompsons’ Restaurant in St Albans.

In its 3r

20 Dec 2019

21/12/2019 - 1st XV vs Leicester Lions POSTPONED

Unfortunately due to the recent heavy rain the 1st XV match vs Leicester Lions on Saturday 21st December has been postponed until t

07 Oct 2019


Anne Azzopardi

Funeral Service St Saviours Church 25 Sandpit Lane, St Albans, AL1 4DF, 1pm 24-Oct-2019

 A reception following the service

23 Jun 2019

Grizzlies 20th Anniversary Lunch

Dear Brethren of the Ancient Order, *Ursus Arctos Horribilis

You are cordially invited to attend the first (**and last) twen

08 Jun 2019

Trevor Hickey

The club sadly has to announce the passing of Trevor Hickey.

10 May 2019

10/05/2019 - AGM Update

Many thanks to those of you that attended this year's AGM last night. Here's a quick update from the meeting...

01 May 2019

Join OAs for 2019/20

Are you looking for a Rugby Club for 2019/20 and beyond? Join OAs today!

22 Apr 2019

22/04/2019 - Thank You

As we reach the end of a fantastic season that for some started way back in July of last year we wanted

10 Apr 2019

10/04/2019 - Nigel Seale

With great sadness, OARFC has to advise that Nigel Seale died at his home in Henley early this morning with Jenny & his Family

08 Apr 2019

13/04/2019 - James Pavitt Memorial Match

Many of you will be aware of the sad passing of James Pavitt earlier this year.

Pav played for the 1st XV back in our days i

07 Apr 2019

07/04/2019 - Juniors Complete Clean Sweep

A weekend of fantastic news got even better on Sunday with the news that the Under 16s secured a narrow win over Saracens to secure

25 Feb 2019

25/02/2019 - Junior Saints Update

The Junior Saints sides are continuing to go from strength to strength this year with a number of the girls stepping up to county l

15 Feb 2019

15/02/2019 - Summer Ball Tickets on sale

Tickets for the Summer Ball on sale now.

02 Feb 2019

02/02/2019 - Matches Postponed

Unfortunately, matches today have been postponed, but the Former Players Lunch and 6 Nations Games are still on at Woollams.

22 Jan 2019

27/03/2019 - Evening at Thompsons

Following the success of our first “Thompsons Takeover” event, we’re delighted to announce we will be holding ano

06 Jan 2019

06/01/2019 - Buddy an OA

After a sound first half of the season we enter 2019 in a well deserved 6th position in what we knew would be a hugely competitive

30 Nov 2018

30/11/2018 - Bobble Hats

Our 2018 Bobble Hats are in, order yours now!

28 Nov 2018

28/11/2018 - U12s & U13s Schools Festival

OAs u12 and u13 age groups were proud to host a rugby festival under lights on Wednesday 28th November for over 150 senior schools

13 Nov 2018

13/11/2018 - Peter Baines' Memorial

A memorial service for Peter Baines will be held later this month, please find the details here.

07 Nov 2018

30/10/2018 - James Pavitt Funeral

It’s with great sadness that the club announces the passing of former player James Pavitt....

05 Nov 2018

05/11/2018 - Saints Under 15 Update

So far this season building on the work from the last year or two we’ve got a squad of 19 players with around half from last

05/11/2018 - OAs represented at Saracens EPDG

OAs have had two representatives play as part of the Under 16 EPDG side run by Saracens in a match against the EPDG side from Worce

26 Oct 2018

03/11/2018 - OA Sport Fireworks

On the 3rd November, Woollams will host the annual OA Sport Fireworks!

23 Oct 2018

20/10/2018 - Under 13s at Saracens

OAs U13 had a a big night on Saturday evening at the Sarries 1st Heineken Cup home game of the season v Lyon . A big group of

18 Oct 2018

18/10/2018 IHS Markit Sponsorship Renewed

Old Albanian RFC are delighted to confirm the extension of our relationship with IHS Markit as the club's main sponsor.

15 Oct 2018

17/10/2018 - St Albans vs St Columba's

We’re excited to announce the hosting of a fixture between St Albans School and St Columba’s College at Old Albanian RF

09 Oct 2018

09/10/2018 - Kigali Sharks win National League

For 13 years, spearheaded by Darren Ead, Old Albanians have been doing what we can to support rugby in Rwanda, primarily by providi

02 Oct 2018

England vs Japan Ticket Competition

We’re running a competition for a pair of tickets to the England vs Japan Autumn International on Saturday 17th November, KO

24 Sep 2018

Under 13s Update

OAs u13s enter the new world of Junior rugby with a hat trick of wins….

OAs fledgling u13s started the new season with

07 Sep 2018

Memorial Service for Tom Howard

Tom’s family would like to extend an invite to any and all members of the Old Albanian family who knew Tom to join them to ce

05 Sep 2018

Old Albanians Launch the OAs Academy

Over the last 10-15 years, OAs has risen up to the National Leagues, grown the junior section of the club to nearly 1,000 players a

04 Sep 2018

Join us for lunch ahead of Bury St Edmunds

After a 59-5 victory over newly promoted Guernsey, alongside a good showing in a tough triple-header vs Hemel Hempstead, we now mo

01 Sep 2018

01/09/2018 - Club Communications

With the season now underway we wanted to provide the club with an update around communications.

During the off season we

28 Aug 2018

Join us for the first league match of the season

Saturday 1st September sees Old Albanian’s 1st XV kick off their bid for an immediate return to National League One with a ho

23 Aug 2018

2018 Old Albanian RFC AGM

On the evening of Wednesday 22nd August, the club held it’s Annual General Meeting.

Thank you to all those who were ab

07 Aug 2018


2018 Club AGM

The Club will hold the 2018 AGM on Wednesday 22nd August at 8pm at Woollams.

Any fully paid-up adult member of the Club may

03 Aug 2018

1st XV Pre-Season Update

We have been delighted with how the first few weeks of pre-season have gone, with excellent quality and application in what we are

25 Jun 2018

Gladiators 2018 Preview

It’s only worth summarising a season’s rugby, if, through the haze of knocks and the odd beer, you can remember what it

15 Jun 2018

1st XV Squad for 2018/19

As we get ready for the start of pre-season we can now confirm the make up of our 1st XV Squad for 2018/19.

13 Jun 2018


OAs website & social media for 2018/19 launched!

Building on the great work of John Cooper and a host of others in delivering a new website during the course of the 2017/18 season

05 Jun 2018

OA Tens Summer Tournament

This Summer OA RFC is hosting a club Ten-aside Rugby Tournament for current and ex players, we’re putting out an early call for p

19 May 2018

Under 12s provide Sarries Guard of Honour

OAs U12’s joined Saracens ahead of their big Aviva Premiership final clash v Wasps at Allianz Park on Saturday 19 May 2018. The

18 May 2018

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