Southwark Tigers

The Southwark Tigers Rugby Club was established 10 years ago by Vernon Neve-Dunne who is now their Chairman. They play in Burgess Park, near to the Old Kent Road, and it was the first inner city junior rugby club in England. Southwark Tigers is a charity which provides a safe environment for children and young people in the Southwark area to play rugby and other physical activities.

The Adam Cole Foundation/Southwark Tigers Rugby Camp

Uppingham School hosted the second Adam Cole Foundation/Southwark Tigers Rugby Camp from 16th-18th August 2013. Read a full report here.

The Southwark Tigers gratefully received a table football from Gloucester Research which the children love playing. Our thanks to G-Research for this generous donation.

The Foundation bought 2 floodlights which has made training on Wednesday evenings more accessible. Vernon said "It used to feel dark and somewhat unfriendly, but now it will show the local community a lot of rugby as they pass by on the buses between Old Kent Road and Peckham High Street."

The Foundation bought the Tigers a new minibus which has enabled them to travel to away matches.

The Foundation has become one of the main sponsors for the Tigers Club supplying both playing and training kit.

On 9th November 2008 the Trustees and ex-England captain Martin Corry attended a training session at Burgess Park at which the new kit was unveiled. Martin played with and coached the youngsters. A few years ago rugby was hardly heard of in this area of London and they all enjoyed playing alongside the double world cup finalist.

Martin Corry (England, British Lions and Leicester) with players from the Tigers

Martin Corry & the Southwark Tigers Ex-England Rugby Captain Martin Corry

Training Session Team Photo

Photos courtesy of Southwark Council / RFU Press Office

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