Name of the Association

At the last Old Askean Association committee meeting it was decided that our name should be unchanged. It was noted that the “Haberdashers Schools” have removed the name Aske where this is possible. See the statement issued by the Haberdashers Company for the reasoning behind this.

If any member(s) feel that our name should be changed they are requested to put forward a resolution at the AGM. Such a motion will require both a proposer and a seconder.

‘Friends of Askean RFC’

One of the big big events at the Askean Rugby Club Dinner will be launch of a new charity ‘Friends of Askean RFC’, which has been created to support the rugby club and the local community.

It follows a very generous donation by a former player, Mike Lalley, who wants to put something back for all the good times he enjoyed playing for Askeans.

We are launching the ‘Friends’  website – It is your website and, with your help, we will update it on an on-going basis. Including details of a number of new planned and regular events.

‘Friends’ In Deed

We are excited about this new project and want as many Askeans as possible to get involved in the events and the website.

If you’d like to help the launch, there is a Just Giving page that will be opening next week,  for a  short while.Our aim is to build on the legacy and ensure the future of Askean Rugby
Watch out on the website and just updates and future emails.

Thanks for reading,

Steve Homewood,                    Paul Walsh, 

Chair Askean RFC                   Chair ‘Friends of Askean RFC’

The Club at Well Hall, Kidbrooke Lane, London, SE9 6FLRegistered Charity : 119261, England and Wales.

Click here to see the website

Askean Rugby Club – Change of Venue

We are now permanently based at The Rectory Field in Charlton Road, SE3 8SR (satnav, use SE7 7EY).

We have a Pre-Match Buffet on Sat 18th September, cost £10, for our first official function at our new Home.  The Pitchero website should hopefully be updated this week with the information on the new address.

Old Askean Association AGM 7th July 2022 at Royal Blackheath Golf Club

I have news of the Old Askean AGM and Dinner at our usual venue of Royal Blackheath Golf Club on Thursday 7th July. Please see attached the official Calling Notice from our Secretary, Richard Sandler, together with details for those wishing to dine from our Social Secretary, Roger Goodman. Please communicate with Richard if you wish anything raised or to offer your apologies.


Truffled Cauliflower Veloute with Croutons & Toasted Seeds (Vegan Option available)
Coronation Crab Salad with Avocado & Paratha Breads

Main course: 

Slow Roasted Medallion of Beef, Wholegrain Mustard Mash, 

Woodland Mushroom & Madeira Cream Sauce

Pan Fried Fillet of Sea Bass, Wholegrain Mustard Mash, 

Herb Crumbed Fennel & Fennel Cream Sauce

Chargrilled Mediterranean Vegetable Mixed Grill, 

Chunky Chips & Tomato Ragu (Vegan)


Dark Chocolate & Espresso Tart with Salted Caramel
Summer Berry & Lemon Mascarpone Tiramisu
Mango, Lime, Coconut & Chia Seed Pudding (Vegan)

Tea or Coffee

I would like ticket(s) for the Annual Dinner on Thursday 4th July 2019
£35.00 for 3 courses or £30.00 for 2 courses.
Cheque for £         enclosed made payable to the Old Askean Association
or contact Steve Homewood for bank details to pay by bank transfer (preferred)
Name: (please print)    ____________________________________

Telephone number:     __________________________________

Address:                      __________________________________

Email:                          __________________________________

Name(s) of Guests(s): (please print) __________________________________
I/we would like to sit with:
My/our menu choices are:

StarterCauliflower Veloute 
 Coronation Crab 
MainRoast Beef 
 Sea Bass 
 Vegetable Mixed Grill 
DessertChocolate Tart 
 Mango, Lime & Coconut 

If you have special dietary requirements please specify:


For those of you attending the post-AGM Dinner, payment can be made by bank transfer to the account detailed below. If using this method, please ensure you use your name including initials when making the payment and drop an e-mail to Steve Homewood to confirm payment has been made (which I will confirm when received) and include Roger Goodman to advise of your menu choices and names of any guests.

Bank:                     HSBC

A/C Name:          Old Askean Association

Sort Code:           40-04-15

A/C Number:     81173529  

Advent Lunch Thursday 17th November 2022

We are hopeful that the Advent Lunch will take place this year. It will be held at Chislehurst Golf Club and we will start gathering from just after noon for a splendid luncheon at 1:00pm. This follows on from our very successful 2021 lunch at the same venue. It was one of the best in recent memory

It will be held in the sumptuous surroundings of the Napoleon Room at Chislehurst Golf Club, Camden Park Road, Chislehurst BR7 5HJ. Our organiser, Roger Goodman, advises the cost will be in the region of just under £40 for three courses . The pay-bar will be available as usual to purchase your pre-lunch tipple and wines to accompany your meal.

We do hope that once again you are able to support the Association.

Please put this in your diary now!

Annual Lunch 20 April 2023

You will be pleased to learn that the Old Askean Annual Lunch will return in 2023 on the 20th April at our regular venue of the RAF Club in Piccadilly. Further details will be announced in due course; meanwhile please out this date in your diary.