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  • 26. Club Dinner

    Done and dusted, the 2023-24 is over, so what better way to look back over the previous season, than at the annual club dinner?Join Jez and guest host Toby as they mingle with the great and good of Ealing 1871 - women's and men's teams, the powerbrokers, and those who just want to bask in the reflected glory. We hear from the awards winners, the glory makers, and those who run our teams and ensure we all #bleedgreen

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  • 25. Zoe Cox and chasing the international dream

    Zoe Cox, Ealing 1871 Women's hooker is chasing the international dream this summer, with the England Deaf Women's team. After Zoe discovered that she was profoundly deaf during Covid-19, she has progressed through the team and is in line to tour South Africa with England in August. Guest host Toby Holt is on hand with Jez to find out how she got to this point, who has inspired her along the way, what playing without hearing aids is like, and what the tour to South Africa will entail. To help Zoe get to South Africa, donate here -
  • 24. Lewis Steadman 3

    With the 2023-24 season over, who better to look back on the season just gone than 1st XV captain Lewis Steadman? We review a season that earned the 1st XV promotion from Herts/Middlesex Counites 2 to Herts/Middlesex Counties 1 and featured a run to the Papa John Cup quarterfinals. Lewis picks out which players stood out? How the new coaches fared? What the off-field highlights were? And which club servants we are waving goodbye to. #BleedGreen
  • 23. Sarah Taws

    Ealing 1871 Women's captain Sarah Taws is our guest this week to tell us all about the team and how their season has gone.After three years, the flyhalf has helped the team grow, develop and learn, while this season they have also benefitted from head coach Andrew 'Quicky' Quick and his team, including members of the Ealing Trailfinders Women's professional team.We talk about the season gone, how the team has grown and how they have one final challenge before celebrating the season's end.
  • 22. Harry Vidler

    Harry Vidler, may have had the 1st XV captaincy dropped on him, but once the surprise of seeing (C) next to his name on the teamsheet had dissipated, he led the team in supreme fashion. His assignment...lead the team to the sunny (and windy) Essex coast to beat Burnham on Crouch and progress to the next round of the Papa John's Trophy, and he responded by guiding the team to a 56-26 victory that sets up a match against Basildon at Vallis Way on Saturday. We look back on the win, the season so far, what his song choice was, and just where the Bronson Cup is....#BleedGreen
  • 21. Liam McDonagh

    Liam McDonagh, a lifer at Ealing 1871, a boy who became a man, met his wife, married, and started a family while giving his all for the green and white shirt has something to tell you...Before then though, we look forward to our final league match of the season, the brotherhood of west London clubs, a potential cup run, and his Easter egg of choice.#BleedGreen
  • 20. Alex Kritikos

    Alex Kritikos, an Ealing man through and through, since he first rolled up to Vallis Way when barely out of nappies. After a few years living in Sydney, he's back and doing what he does best, handing out the boshes. It almost came to an end though, and he tells us how a collapsed lung threatened not just his ability to charge around a rugby field and hand out pain bombs, but his long-term health too. Thankfully, now fully recovered, Alex tells us about his love for the club and why it was one of his first ports of call after he moved back to London. #BleedGreen