Daniel Simpson & Joe Murphy tragically died in each others arms in the Helmond Province, Afghanistan in June 2009 and in honour of both these heroes and their families, Mitcham Rugby Club is proud to host a memorial game on Saturday 12th May 2012 between Mitcham RFC and Yardley & District RFC
Following on from the successful event of September 2009 where MRFC and its dedicated members put on a show of which Danny would have been proud of and raised £10633.34 for the nominated charities.
Since the success of that wonderful day MRFC has learned that Danny’s best friend Joe Murphy played for Birmingham club Yardley & District.
With both clubs doing an immense amount of work in raising funds for these worthwhile charities they have got their thoughts together to create a memorial game in honour of both men.
With the full support of both men’s families, the clubs hope to put on a show to be remembered in years to come.
The feature game will be Mitcham Vets versus Yardley vets with Mitcham’s very own Stanley Fisher, at the tender age of 66 years young, gracing the field when battle commences.
Mitcham’s 1st/2nd XV will host a team from the Army and a youth game will also support the main event.
Whilst we have a blend of youth, experience and a few older gentlemen gracing the fields the games are sure to be played with pride and passion by all teams.
Not forgetting our smaller friends, the Army will provide a full size assault course for their enjoyment
Beverages will be served before the games from 12pm with a BBQ running during the day.
After the matches there is much more to enjoy with a silent auction and a raffle with some top prizes up for grabs.
The party games will follow with many a beer to share with great companions in memory of absent friends.
Please give your full support to this great event and take a moment to reflect why this event is taking place.