Harlow Rugby Club honoured with civic reception as council launch Hidden Gems
Communities / Sun 25th Jun 2023 at 07:01am
THE achievements of Harlow Rugby Club were celebrated on Thursday 22 June at the first ever Gems of Harlow reception.
The reception was held at the Civic Centre to recognise the rugby club’s outstanding 2022 to 2023 season.
Officials from the club and players from Harlow 1st XV attended the reception.
The club, which is based at Latton Park, has made Harlow very proud this year. The club’s remarkable season shows that there is no limit to what Harlow can achieve.
The event was hosted by the Chair of the Council, Councillor Andrew Johnson, and the Leader of the Council, Councillor Dan Swords. The chair is focusing his year in office on the town’s “Gems”, the people, places and organisations that make Harlow shine.
Images by Brian Thomas photography.
A thoroughly deserved recognition of being a ‘gem’ Try parking around Latton Park on a Sunday when the “minis” are on (it’s an adapted game for juniors ) I measure their success by noting that a woman I have played with in orchestras for 27 (?) years has finally started talking to me about “rugby” because her son started at the minis and is now playing teenage age group stuff. ( It’s taken this Welsh nutter a l-o-n-g time to break that battier down ) Celebrate the success of the first team, but look deeper and start to celebrate what is becoming a thriving community that is looking out for each other.
Fully endorse Rob Furber's comments. Harlow Rugby club is indeed a shining example within our community. It contributes so much to our youth and the ever growing minis section (both boys and girls) is a testament to that. Its values are exemplary and its success is a result of the outstanding dedication and effort both on and off the pitch. It has a set a standard for others to emulate.