Quinssa Activities

We carry out a range of activities throughout the year, you can find out about our events, match day support, merchandise, away coaches, European tickets and travel advice elsewhere on the site.

 

Our other main activities include:

  • Restoration of Adrian Stoop's gravestone
  • Supporting the Academy
  • Quinssa Supporters' Awards
  • Supporting local and rugby related charities

A Quinssa Special Event at the graveside of Adrian Stoop

In Hartley Wintney Hampshire on November 27th 2019, and in pouring rain, a group representing Quinssa, the Club and the Stoop family gathered at the grave of Adrian Stoop who died on the 27th November 1957.

 

The event was to recognise the work organised by Quinssa to repair and clean the gravestone that had become overgrown with moss and vegetation and the inscription unreadable. It was “discovered” by Quinssa member Paul Edwards, newly moved to the area, and he asked Quinssa to help with its restoration. With the approval of the Stoop family and the Club, Quinssa arranged for the work to be undertaken so that future supporters and family could find and read the inscription on the gravestone of our illustrious former player and after whom our home ground is named.

 

After introductions from Steve Scott, Quinssa Vice-chair, the group were treated to some words about Adrian from Bob Hiller, President of Harlequin FC and then a short rendition of “Mighty Quin” was led by Chris Munton! The assembly then retired to a local pub for lunch and much reminiscing.

 

Anyone wishing to visit will find the grave in St Mary’s Church, Church Lane, Hartley Wintney, Hampshire, RG27 8EE. It is located furthest away from the roadside entrance close to the boundary hedge.

 

Attendees were:

  • Nick Stoop, grandson of Adrian
  • Tan Stoop, great-grandson of Adrian
  • Bob Hiller, President HFC
  • Graeme Roberts, Chairman HPA
  • Chris Munton, Mr Harlequin
  • Paul Edwards, Quinssa Member
  • Anne McCarthy, PA to CEO, HFC
  • Trish Hassall, Rugby Administration Manager HFC, and a relative of Nick and Tan Stoop.
  • Marc Leckie, Head of Harlequins Foundation
  • James Swanson, Customer Experience Executive, HFC
  • Warren Kennedy, Treasurer Quinssa
  • Steve Scott, Vice-chair Quinssa

Supporting the Academy

We have been supporting the Academy in a number of ways since we were formed, we have always thought that the Academy is the basis of a strong rugby club.

We will be raising money for the Academy again this season through, merchandise sales and through raffles run on our coaches and at our events.

Find out more about our Academy support over the years

Supporter Awards

Each year at our dinner dance we give our awards, the voting is open to all of our members and the categories are:

  • Champagne Moment

  • Best Forward

  • Best Back

  • Unsung Hero (also known as the Ceri Jones Unsung Hero Award)

  • Most Improved Player

  • Best Academy Player

  • Quinssa Favourite Player

Find out who the previous award winners have been

Charity Support

 

Shooting Star CHASE Christmas Appeal

Quinssa and the Club have supported this fantastic Childrens Hospice for many years , especially at Christmas when players generously give their time and our Members have given presents and donations.

 

London Marathon - Stubs

Thanks to the generosity of Steve Scott we have been able to offer a place on a number of London Marathons over the years with either all or half the money raised going to a Quinssa chosen charity. We have also supported STUBS at Headley Court for injured ex servicemen 

 

See-Ability

We recently raised money and goods for this wonderful charity for people with sight problems .

Please click here for further details

 

Sebs Foundation

Seb Adeniran -Olule was a hugely talented Harlequins and England player that tragically died in a road traffic accident aged 20 in May 2016  - the Foundation set up in his memory gives hope to young men by  providing Education and Rugby coaching . Please check out their brilliant work 

 

Harlequins Foundation

Harlequins have a dedicated team doing fantastic work within the community , we work closely with them to promote the values of the Club - Click here

 

 

 

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