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Cambridge hosts a day of fun at the Lady’s Cup

Cambridge University Sports Centre Saturday, 16th October 2021 Organiser Bob Dolby reports: 16 pairs contested the annual Lady’s Cup competition on the new courts at Cambridge University. There were students from three universities including Cambridge and from three schools,  travelling from East Anglia, London, Bedford, Stamford and even Edinburgh. There was as usual a wide […]


Derby Moor win the Owers Trophy!

St Paul’s School, Sunday 10th October 2021 It was a first team trophy for the Derby Moor Fives Club, founded in 2003 when the old Derby Mercia Club ceased to play on the courts at Denstone College and undertook refurbishment of two courts at the Derby Moor Community College in order to set up a […]

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Entries open for the 2021 Owers Trophy

The Owers Trophy Sunday October 10th 2021 St. Paul’s School, Barnes The Owers Trophy returns after a two-year break, but following the great success of the three-person format that has been used over the last few years, organisers Alex Smith and Ben Hale are continuing with that system this year and hoping to get even […]


Ladies Fives — 3 upcoming events

Rugby Fives Association, September 2021 Now the new season is underway it’s time for more ladies’ fives! Here are three events for you to get playing!   Saturday, 16th October The Lady’s Cup at Cambridge. Come and play on the superb new indoor courts at Cambridge University. A day’s Fives designed specially for beginners and young […]


Ellison and Tristao retain their titles at the London Open

St Paul’s School, Barnes Saturday/Sunday 24-25 September 2021 STOP PRESS  Will Ellison successfully defended his title from 2019, the fifth time he has won the Singles, and then won the Doubles with Dan Tristao for the sixth time together, making it 9 London Doubles titles in all. In the Singles final Will defied the seeding […]


Varsity Match: Oxford extend their run of victories

St Paul’s School, Sunday 19th September 2021 At this year’s Varsity Match, postponed from February due to the coronavirus pandemic, Oxford Men won their fourth consecutive victory, while Cambridge Ladies made it six in a row. There was no Sparrows versus Beavers match. Oxford Men built on a small lead from the Singles, winning the […]

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Kay and Arnold dominate the Yorkshire Open

The Yorkshire Open Championships, Derby Moor Academy, Saturday/Sunday, 11-12 September 2021. STOP PRESS: Ed Kay successfully defended his Yorkshire Open Singles title but not without a tough challenge from first-time regional finalist Julian Aquilina. Ollie Arnold, beaten by Ed in the quarter-final, went on to win the 2nd Singles Plate, then teamed up with Ed […]

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Official RFA rankings – an update

RFA Rankings 6 September 2021 Now that the 2021/22 season is in full swing, we’re sure all you wannabe Stattos will want to know what’s going on with the RFA Singles and Doubles rankings. So here is an update from the RFA’s Rankings Tsar, Dave Hebden: “I’ll produce new rankings during the week starting Sept […]

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RFA looking for patrons

RFA Patrons 2 September 2021 The RFA has announced details of its new Patrons scheme, which it hopes will boost the association’s funds and help with its Sustain, Nurture and Grow strategy. From the beginning of September, anyone can become a patron of The RFA, and the funds raised in this way will be used […]