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Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022)

On behalf of all our sports clubs in the Sevenoaks District, Sevenoaks Sport & Wellbeing join our nation in mourning the passing of HRH Queen Elizabeth II. May she forever rest in peace.

To put it simply, we have lost a mother, a grandmother of the nation, nay the world. She became for many the one constant point in a rapidly changing world. We have been fortunate to have lived in the greatest Elizabethan Age.

Whilst we mourn Her Majesty, we believe it’s in the public interest to keep you up to date with changes in the local sporting community and will update you accordingly. We are also proud to share our clubs comments and statements on the Queen’s passing with you.

Changes to our sporting communities in the coming days
All football has been postponed this weekend, including Sunday’s matches for men, women and children. However, rugby and hockey will continue. This will include Sevenoaks Rugby Club’s 2nd XV’s match away at Dover, and New Ash Green’s visit to Dartford Valley, plus the list of friendly matches at Sevenoaks Hockey Club’s Holly Bush Lane pitch from 10.30am.

Update from the RFU
The weekend’s National League Rugby matches will go ahead as planned. The overwhelming opinions shared so far within the game are that teams and supporters want to come together to honour Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to be united in our grief as we express her sorrow passing.

An update from The FA on this weekend’s football fixtures
“Her Majesty the Queen was a long-standing Patron of The Football Association and has left a lasting and indelible legacy on our national game.

“As a mark of respect, following the passing of Her Majesty the Queen, English football has united to postpone all football fixtures between 9-11 September. This follows Government guidance, which encourages sporting organisations to show respect in an appropriate way.

“The FA can confirm that all football fixtures across the Barclays Women’s Super League, Barclays Women’s Championship, the Vitality Women’s FA Cup, and the Isuzu FA Trophy, will be postponed this weekend. We can also confirm that all football fixtures across the National League System [NLS], Steps 1-6, including the Vanarama National Leagues, the Women’s Football Pyramid [WFP], Tiers 3-7, and matches across grassroots football in England will be postponed.”

The Premier League and the English Football League had earlier announced on Friday morning that all matches will be postponed at the weekend saying: “At a meeting this morning, Premier League clubs paid tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. To honour her extraordinary life and contribution to the nation, and as a mark of respect, this weekend’s Premier League match round will be postponed, including Monday evening’s game”.

England Hockey released a statement on Friday morning
“England Hockey await official guidance on the implications of sport, they have had no indication that community sport should stop for the weekend of 10/11 September 2022. They added: “We recommend that you continue with training, pre-season friendlies or other hockey activities as you see fit during this period. If you decide to continue with activities, we recommend the use of black armbands or black ribbons and a two minute silence before the activity commences as a mark of respect.”

Local clubs and their governing bodies, along with a number of local schools posted their condolences on social media. We have selected a number of these posts for you to mark as a record of respect for Her Majesty:

UK SPORT
All our thoughts are with the Royal Family as they, and we, come to terms with the sad loss of the Queen. 

We all respected her wisdom, her dignity and her devotion as the Head of State. 

She was a huge supporter of our Olympic and Paralympic teams: hosting athletes, coaches, support staff and supporters at various events over many years.

Any of us lucky enough to have spent time with her, loved her warmth, her interest, her compassion and her humour.

It is immensely sad to accept she won’t be in our lives anymore, but she will live long in our memories and in our hearts. – Dame Katherine Grainger, Chair, UK Sport 

THE FA
We have sent our deepest condolences to our president, HRH The Duke of Cambridge and the whole of the Royal Family following the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

We join our nation in mourning her loss.

THE RFU
On behalf of the rugby union community in England, we offer our condolences to the whole Royal Family at this time.

We are deeply grateful for Her Majesty’s support of our sport over many years, including serving as the RFU’s Patron for 64 years, helping the Union to celebrate its centenary in 1971, her reception at Buckingham Palace after England won the Rugby World Cup in 2003, and honours bestowed on many of those who have served the game.

Her Majesty earned the respect and affection of generations of rugby players and supporters here in England and around the world.

The St George’s Flag has been lowered to half mast at Twickenham Stadium.

ENGLAND AND WALES CRICKET BOARD
The England and Wales Cricket Board is deeply saddened at the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 

The Queen and her late husband H.R.H. Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, both had a long history of supporting cricket and England’s national sides.

Our thoughts are with the whole Royal Family.

ENGLAND HOCKEY
On behalf of England Hockey and the hockey community, we are deeply saddened by the death of Queen Elizabeth II, and offer our sincerest condolences to the whole royal family and our patron HRH Countess of Wessex, the Queen’s daughter-in-law. 

With gratitude for your tireless efforts over decades of public service and for all you have given to communities across the UK and the world. Thank you.  

THE ISTHMIAN LEAGUE
The Isthmian League is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II.

We would like to send our condolences to her family at this sad time, and join with the nation in mourning her loss.

Rest in Peace, Your Majesty.

KENT COUNTY FOOTBALL LEAGUE
All at the Kent County Football League joins our nation in mourning the passing of HRH Queen Elizabeth II. A lifetime of public service leaves us all with enormous debt of gratitude.

SEVENOAKS TOWN FOOTBALL CLUB
Everyone at Sevenoaks Town is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen, Elizabeth II. We join the world in sending our thoughts and sincere condolences to The Royal Family. Rest in Peace, Your Majesty.

CORINTHIAN FOOTBALL CLUB
Everyone at Corinthian Football Club is devastated to hear the news of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen

SEVENOAKS RUGBY CLUB
All at Sevenoaks Rugby Club are very saddened to hear of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

On behalf of the rugby union community in Sevenoaks and further afield, we offer our condolences to the whole Royal Family at this difficult time.

We are deeply grateful for Her Majesty’s support of our sport over many years, including serving as the RFU’s Patron for 64 years, helping the Union to celebrate its centenary in 1971, her reception at Buckingham Palace after England won the Rugby World Cup in 2003, and honours bestowed on many of those who have served the game.

Her Majesty earned the respect and affection of generations of rugby players and supporters here in England and around the world. Rest in Peace, Your Majesty.

SEVENOAKS SWIMMING CLUB
All at Sevenoaks Swimming Club are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Queen Elizabeth II and join the nation to send sincere condolences to the Royal Family.

SEVENOAKS SUNS BASKETBALL CLUB
The British Basketball community is united in mourning at the passing of HRH Queen Elizabeth II. Our deepest condolences are with the Royal Family.

SEVENOAKS HOCKEY CLUB
Sevenoaks Hockey Club is deeply saddened by the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II, who served the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth tirelessly for 70 years.

We offer our condolences to the Royal Family.

HC KNOLE PARK
“When life seems hard, the courageous do not lie down and accept defeat, instead, they are all the more determined to struggle for a better future.”

The HC Knole Park community thanks Queen Elizabeth II for a lifetime of service, inspiration and courage.

CHIPSTEAD FOOTBALL CLUB
Chipstead Football Club joins the nation in mourning the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Condolences to all members of the Royal Family at this incredibly sad time.

OTFORD UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB
All at Otford United Football Club are deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II. Thoughts with the Royal Family at this time. God save our Queen.

CROCKENHILL FOOTBALL CLUB
RIP your Majesty. We send our condolences to the Royal Family during this difficult time.

THE NEW BEACON
The New Beacon joins with the nation and the Royal Family in sadness and mourning on the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II.

RADNOR HOUSE
The Radnor House Sevenoaks community joins the nation and commonwealth in mourning the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

RUSSELL HOUSE
We are deeply saddened by the news that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has passed away. Our thoughts are with all members of the Royal Family in this time of national mourning.

WALTHAMSTOW SCHOOL
Walthamstow Hall is deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Our community offers sincere condolences to the Royal Family and remembers with gratitude her life of service, dedication, constancy and grace.

SEVENOAKS SCHOOL
The school community is saddened to hear of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and we offer our condolences to the Royal Family.

EDENBRIDGE PRIMARY SCHOOL
We are deeply saddened by the news of the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II. Her dedication was unparalleled and we thank her for her service. Edenbridge Primary School will observe the mourning period but continue to support our pupils, families and staff.

 

 

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