The match this Sunday (13 June) between Blackheath and the Flashmen will be a memorial match for Tommy Dann, who as members will know tragically passed away earlier this year. Tommy was for many years a member of the Flashmen as well as Blackheath, and is remembered with huge affection by everyone associated with both clubs.
We expect that there may quite a lot of people at the club for the match, which will also be raising funds for a charity chosen by Tommy's family, the Charlie Waller Trust. The match will start at 1.30pm and is expected to last until around 7pm. All members are of course most welcome.
The outside bar will be open throughout the afternoon and there will also be a barbecue and ice creams available from mid-afternoon onwards. The pavilion will be open for use, but access will be controlled, with a one-way system, and other social distancing measures will also be in place. We ask everyone please to follow the rules to ensure that the event takes place in a safe manner.
To avoid congestion in the club car-park, this will only be available for players, officials, staff and family. Those coming to the game as spectators are initially asked to park either in the former Villagers Pub car-par or one of the public car-parks (either the one on Littleford Lane or the one at the top of the village). If these are full, you will be directed to the grounds of St Augustine's Abbey on Sample Oak Lane, which have been made available for spill-over parking by kind permission of the Abbey. Please see the map at this link, which shows the locations of all these car-parks.