Old Yardleians RFC: Club News

News roundup as of Nov 12th 2007

Mon, 12 Nov 2007 12:00


The 1st XV won again after beating Veseyans away, this time 12-0 at home to Bishops Castle. They continue to move up the league and are now mid table. David ?Chicken? Hanson and Ian Walker scored tries with Dave Howlett converting one of them. 

The 2nd XV had a big win again at home to Bishops Castle. The 47-12 score included a hat-trick from number eight Dave Langley as he used his weight to blast over the line. Other tries were scored by Guy Smith and Jim Walker. Dave will be buying his jug this Saturday!

The 3rd XV lost away to Birmingham Exiles 2nds 29-19. Having beaten the Exiles at home last week our 3rds struggled in the away game especially without some of the bulkier players who set the platform for the previous week?s win. Still it was great to get a 3rd XV out again. Thank you to Match Sec Richard Withey for all his hard work in getting players out on a Saturday.

Saturday 17th November
1st XV away to Old Laurentians from Midlands 3 West South in the Senior Vase as our cup run continues. Come along and support the lads.
2nd XV home to Old Edwardians 2nd XV
3rd XV away to Old Edwardians 3rd XV

Saturday 24th November
1st XV away to Harborne in the league
2nd XV home to Shottery
3rd XV home to Harborne 3rds

Saturday 15th December - Diary Note
1st XV and 2nd XV are away to Bishops Castle. We are looking at putting a coach on and having a club night out. Are you up for it?


Bar Extension

The porch and the inside of the club have now been plastered
Once it has dried out the walls will be painted
The suspended ceiling should go in over the next two weeks
It?s your club - come and help

International Tickets
Applications for tickets for the RBS Six Nations 2008 have been received and processed. Our ticket allocation was over subscribed by nearly two to one. Everyone has been allocated some tickets but not all they applied for. Details were emailed to the applicants yesterday.

Club Tour
If you are going on tour make sure you are up to date with your payments to Bobo and Marcus. If not you could lose all that you have paid so far.

Thank you to Emma Lewins/Martin who arranged for NPower to give the club £500 sponsorship to our Mini & Juniors. Will the company you work for sponsor us. See Gail for our sponsorship packages.

Kids Christmas Party
Another date for your diary - Sunday 16th December

50 players have paid their Annual Subs in full and another 10 have part paid. Players - if you have not paid yours yet hang your head in shame. Why should your mates pay for your rugby?

Finally, if you have any Old Yards news you want to put in our update please send it to me
Mark Baldwin
Hon. Secretary


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