Women's Team?

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geedub
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There seems to be a team included in Tier 6 of the women's pyramid announced by the FA today called "Hampton and Richmond (Richmond Park)".
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https://www.thefa.com/news/2024/jun/05/ ... llocations

Has Richmond Park merged with us now?
After they played a few games at the Beveree in the 22/23 season, I assumed that relationship had broken down somehow.
I do recall the brothers said there were plans for a women's team but these were put on the back burner.

Or is this simply an error on the FA website?
EastTerracer
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Maybe they have taken us over.
Mucky knees
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No merger!!!

I've been following Richmond and Kew women for the last three seasons since their formation in the summer of 2021!!!

MK

Two titles and promotions since then!!

We have no connection with Richmond Park women whatsoever
Jamie
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Can't even register a correct name for the club.
Dropping Borough is ridiculous, but using "AND" instead of "&" is utterly baffling.
EastTerracer
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The club identity was entirely snaffled on the brothers watch. #HAMRICH, dropping of Borough, H&R Football Club on the badge, the ridiculous rat / beaver logo, playing strips based on clubs supported by investors etc.

Hopefully next season will bring a more coherent approach based on the club's traditional identity.
Jamie
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EastTerracer wrote: Thu Jun 06, 2024 9:31 am The club identity was entirely snaffled on the brothers watch. #HAMRICH, dropping of Borough, H&R Football Club on the badge, the ridiculous rat / beaver logo, playing strips based on clubs supported by investors etc.

Hopefully next season will bring a more coherent approach based on the club's traditional identity.
I just really hope the "Borough" hasn't been officially dropped with the FA.

Problem is all the variations of names including Hampton FC, have been trademarked by Ramayana Ventures.

I don't see why it's trademarked by that entity and not under the actual football club.

If Ramayana ever sells or relinquishes control of the football club, the football club doesn't own the trademarks of any names used, so could the club even continue under any of the names.
NickT
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Jamie wrote: Thu Jun 06, 2024 12:13 pm
EastTerracer wrote: Thu Jun 06, 2024 9:31 am The club identity was entirely snaffled on the brothers watch. #HAMRICH, dropping of Borough, H&R Football Club on the badge, the ridiculous rat / beaver logo, playing strips based on clubs supported by investors etc.

Hopefully next season will bring a more coherent approach based on the club's traditional identity.
I just really hope the "Borough" hasn't been officially dropped with the FA.

Problem is all the variations of names including Hampton FC, have been trademarked by Ramayana Ventures.

I don't see why it's trademarked by that entity and not under the actual football club.

If Ramayana ever sells or relinquishes control of the football club, the football club doesn't own the trademarks of any names used, so could the club even continue under any of the names.
I'm sure Hampton FC in Solihull will have something to say about that!
RogerSW
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It would be good to have a women's team back at the Beveree, there's a long history going back to beating (I think beating?) Chelsea many years ago.

Good to get the Sunday community going again, and help find new supporters for the mens team as well.
RogerSW
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ps Who on earth in Ramayana authorised them to trademark our club's names?
geedub
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Jamie wrote: Thu Jun 06, 2024 12:13 pm Problem is all the variations of names including Hampton FC, have been trademarked by Ramayana Ventures.
I'm amazed to discover that, but a search of trademarks shows that really is the case. Sounds like way too many lawyers on the payroll to me. It appears very inappropriate for these trademarks to be registered in the name of Ramayana and not the club itself for sure. Also makes you wonder what the brothers' new company, Richmond Brands Limited, is for.

Interestingly they have not bothered to protect the company names in the same way, so "Hampton & Richmond Football Club Limited" could currently be set up by anyone for £50 and then the club would never be able to change its company name to that unless it was subsequently released. (A tip for Ramayana lawyers if they are reading.)
EastTerracer
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RogerSW wrote: Thu Jun 06, 2024 3:39 pm ps Who on earth in Ramayana authorised them to trademark our club's names?
https://trademarks.ipo.gov.uk/ipo-tmown ... 0003904025

Interesting that they registered those (including the rat logo !!) but IMO none of the things they trademarked are relevant (except perhaps Beavers) if we revert to the identity that preceded them. As of August last year, the club had not applied to change their FA affiliated name but not sure if they have done so for the forthcoming season. I hope not.
Mucky knees
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Isn't this thread about women's teams? Just asking for a friend!

MK
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