Old Yardleians RFC: Club News


Sun, 05 May 2013 01:19

As the season draws to a close and many teams turn their thoughts to other things, the Old Yards keep going. With the league title already secured and with it promotion, the Midlands section of the National Vase also successfully completed in that epic match at Harbury, there is one more appointment remaining. Next sunday our First XV hit the road yet again this time with sat navs programmed to take us to Dudley K (DY6 OAW). The task being to take back to Shirley the North Midlands Senior Vase. Kick off is scheduled for 1.00 pm and our opponents very much an unknown quantity to us in the shape of Ross on Wye.

President's Day
 On Saturday the club welcomed many friends, old and new, to our President's Day. Steve Painter, under the watchful eye of first Lady, Lynda, did very well in selecting suitable weather.Having watched young Phil(Ernie) Painter performing on BBC television news the previous evening, it certainly was a special weekend. Before you assume that he was on 'Crimewatch' I must inform you that it was in his professional role and that it was on the subject of family mourners not taking their ashes home with them. Back to rugby. With our opponents dropping out at fairly short notice, the team management decided that a training game would be good preparation for the approaching Final. With two teams equally balanced in terms of ability a game was served up to the assembled spectators that was just as tasty as Steve and Tom's Hot dogs. For the second half a number of our up and coming stars from the Under 17 squad were introduced to senior rugby and the overall feeling was that the club has a very healthy future if these youngsters continue to progress at the same rate. It was good to see so many former players join us for the day, especially as it makes me look quite youthful. To name but a few, Ken, Roy and Shaun, Jan Ullah, Pembo, Dick, Kiwi. It would be good if you come along a few times next season

What might have happened
Baildon took to the hallowed turf of 'Twickers' this weekend where they met Gloucestershire team Newent.  The result was a win for Newent by 58 - 29.

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