We are very sad to hear of the plights of Worcester Warriors and Wasps rugby clubs, with whom we have shared many encounters and friendly rivalries. Our beautiful game has many attractions, including how supporters of rival clubs can mingle with each other to share opinions over a drink and appreciate the play of both teams. Many are supporters of the wider sport of rugby and we wish all the staff and fans of those clubs well and hope to see them very soon when the current issues are resolved.

For those who are not familiar with the London Irish Supporters Club (aka “The Wolfhounds”), in a nutshell we are a collective of like-minded folk who want the best for our team and to help our members get the most from supporting London Irish.   

In 2022 alone and from funds raised from our loyal members, we have put just under £5,000 back into the Club through a donation to the Academy, Player Sponsorship and most recently a £500 donation to the Jarrod Cunningham Bursary.   

At the recent London Irish Members Day, we were able to present our Awards for players of last season to Agustín Creevy and Tom Pearson, as voted for by our members. 

Young Player of the Season 2021/22 Tom Pearson receiving the award from Nigel Cross and Jerry Browne

We have a series of exclusive events planned for members throughout the season. Patrick O’Grady & Rhys Gillings recently gave members an excellent presentation about the London Irish Academy, and were ably supported by an impressive cast of past and present Academy Players, namely Ben Atkins, Lucas Brooke, Michael Dykes, Chunya Munga and Matt Williams, to whom we thank for giving us an insight into their world. They mentioned who the biggest influence on their careers had been, role models at London Irish and even who the worst cook was in the shared houses, named as … well, you had to be there!

We hold several member-only competitions each season and prizes have included signed player shirts and matchday hospitality.

On a final note, we would like to congratulate Henry Arundell, Will Joseph and Tom Pearson on their inclusion in the England Training Squad, go well fellas!

Andy Roberts
Secretary, London Irish Supporters Club