The London Irish Supporters’ Club committee is elected every year at the annual general meeting. This years AGM took place on Thursday 17th October 2019.
LISC Needs You!
We currently have vacancies on our committee. If you would like to know more about what this entails and how you can help out the Supporters Club, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact us via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
No experience is necessary, just enthusiasm for our great club and its supporters. Please get in touch to find out more!
LISC Officers 2020 / 21
Chairman – Jerry Browne
Vice Chair – vacant
Hon Treasurer – Nigel Cross
Hon Secretary – Mick Thompson
Membership Secretary – Alex Hoenig
LISC Committee Members – Paddy Green, Duncan Kendall, Andy Roberts
Meet the Committee
My son and I started supporting London Irish at Sunbury in the 1990’s. In the days of Conor O’Shea at Full Back, Malcom O’Kelly, David Humphries, Mark McCall, and many other famous names. My wife, son and grandson are currently season ticket holders as well as me. Our family has sponsored Halani Aulika, Joe Cokanasiga, and we have sponsored Ollie Hoskins since he joined Irish.
First Match 2/9/2000, London Irish 27 Saracens 22 (first match at the Madejski). LISC Member since 2002.
I was there: Powergen Cup Final 2002, Premiership Final 2009.
The lows: relegation (twice is enough!).
My wife started coming to the Madejski in 2002, since then we’ve visited most of the English grounds with Irish from Newcastle to Penzance (and New York) and enjoyed many ‘City Breaks’ incorporating a London Irish European game across all four Provinces of Ireland and many grounds in Scotland, Wales, France and Italy.
The move to Brentford? It’s the right thing to do – the clue is in our name.
My lifelong love affair with rugby began being dragged along to the Old Brockleians by my dad as a small child before being a regular at Twickenham from the age of about 14.
I played a couple of seasons for the Brockleians in my 20s but I’m much happier these days with a pint in hand and cheering on London Irish with my wife Debbie.
A friend suggested I came to the first London Irish match at the Madejski back in 2000, I blame Paul Sackey’s try in that match for getting me hooked on the sport. Since then I have made some great friends, travelled to many parts of the UK, Ireland, France & Italy. And, as most rugby grounds allow me to use my camera, I have been able to combine my love for rugby & photography.
My passion for rugby began when I started playing for my school (tight head prop), and has grown stronger over the years. I started following London Irish soon after the move to Reading, and have been a devoted fan ever since, travelling to watch our team play across the length and breadth of England and into Europe.
I’ve been a season ticket holder for over a decade, and have sponsored a senior academy player for the last few years. I am excited about the club’s future as we move forward into a new era.
Since the 2008/2009 season Viv and I have been regular supporters of London Irish, initially starting with home games and soon progressing to away matches in the UK, Europe & USA. We have also been able to combine our rugby obsession with travel to New Zealand to support The British & Irish Lions and to Japan for The Rugby World Cup to follow England.
On our travels we have met and become good friends with many people who we now regard as our London Irish and wider rugby families, and I enjoy the banter and comradery between rugby fans over a pint (or two!).