Batchworth Park Golf Club played host to the inaugural Hendon RFC Golf Classic 2019 presented by AON Contracts Ltd on Saturday.

Over fifty players, supporters, past-players and friends of the club gathered to celebrate what was an exceptional 2018/19 season for Hendon RFC.

The 1st XV won 11 out of 12 fixtures in 2019 which resulted in a third-place finish in the league, and they were victorious over an unbeaten London Scottish Lions side to lift the Middlesex Cup.

The 2nd XV finished third in an extremely competitive league and reached their cup final, which is a reassuring sign of how far they have come over the past 12 months.

Beyond the celebration of a successful 2018/19 season, the day was also purposed as an initiative to raise money that could fund further improvements in 2019/20.

Head coach Phil Smith said: “All funds raised will go directly to improving the player experience, including a regular physio support, improved clubhouse facilities, new training equipment and additional coaching support.”

AON Contracts Ltd headlined the day as main sponsor, alongside supporting sponsors Ground Construction Ltd, the Claddagh Ring, JAMM Recruitment and the Bodhran.

Club captain Cian Hynes added: “We are extremely thankful to our sponsors for supporting the club. The money raised from this event will go a long way in helping us build a better, stronger club moving forward”.