A rugby player is collectively running the distance from John O’Groats to Land’s End, covering 874 miles, to raise money for the charity Mind.

]Fortunately Streatham-Croydon Rugby Football Club’s Adam Sheehy is joining with some friends who will share with him running the distance.

Adam has been public in his tackling of mental health issues by raising awareness of his own struggles and is raising money for a great charity, writes Millie Ross. 

The latest lockdown imposed in early January, meant that players were unable to train together and the steps they
had taken down the RFU’s “return to rugby” route reversed with all grassroots seasons have been cancelled. 

Streatham-Croydon RFC however continue to look to and invest in the future  and work continues apace at the Frant Road site, with clubhouse renovations, a new roof and brickwork restoration all beginning next week. Works to improve playing surfaces are ongoing and new posts will be installed on both pitches.

Paxton Academy have moved to their new site on London Road and the space will be returned to gardens. 

There are lots of plans in motion for events to mark the 150th anniversary of the Club, which will of course be dependent on current restrictions easing.  

The club was also delighted to announce that on the February 6, SCRFC players Fran and Craig Metcalfe – senior players for the ladies and men’s 1st XVs – became parents to Charlie Metcalfe with the hope that the next generation of players is well under way! 

A link to donate to Adam’s can be found on the SCRFC social media sites.