Old Yardleians RFC: Club News

News roundup as of Nov 22nd 2007

Thu, 22 Nov 2007 12:00


  • The 1st XV cup run came to an end on Saturday when they went down bravely 15-3 to Old Laurentians from Midlands 3 West South in the Senior Vase. Great effort lads. We now have the North Midlands Shield to compete for later in the season
  • The 2nd XV won again against strong opposition. With no first team game Edwardians sent over a mixed 1st/2nd XV. The powerful Old Yards pack again dominated leading to tries from the legend Bobo and last week?s hatrick hero Dave Langley. The backs chipped in too, with Guy Smith and Ben Honey scoring. The front row set their own standards by winning every scrum in the game no matter who put the ball in. Well done to the fat boys.
  • The 3rd XV lost away to Edwardians 49-24 when they were ambushed by a mixed 2nd/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 1st December
1st XV home to Newcastle in the league
2nd XV away to Newcastle
3rd XV home to Spartans 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?

Sunday 16th December
Kid's Christmas Party at the club - Thank You Gail & Debbie for organising this

Saturday 22nd December
Old Yardleians Vets have a home game against Ashby Vets - real entertainment

ANNUAL SUBS - All players must pay at least 50% of their annual subs by Tuesday 27th November or they will not be considered for selection for Saturday 1st December. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

Bar Extension

  • The club walls have been painted in the bar
  • The bar heating and air conditioning has been installed - Simon Davies, any chance you could forget to invoice the club or give us more discount?
  • The new electrics and lighting is being powered up
  • By Saturday the new ceiling will be up - another Tony Fitz special

When you come up to the club on Saturday you will see how great it looks. A BIG THANKS TO Shannon, Pat, Andy K, Mike ?the money? Hughes, Steve Price, Ben Honey, Brian Collingwood and the Fitzmiester all who have put many hours in doing this work. (If I?ve missed anyone - sorry)

International Tickets
The Old Yardleians ticket allocation for the England away games in the RBS Six Nations 2008 has been received. We only get four tickets per away game. The applications received are many so the only fair way to allocate the tickets is to have a draw. This draw will take place at the club on Saturday 24th November at 12.30.

Now available for purchase at the club are: Club Socks, Club Polo Shirts and Club Dress Shirts (sizes 16? up in stock, smaller sizes for the backs are on order). Also Adult Club Ties are available from Shannon.

Missing in Action
I?ve not seen the following players down the club in recent weeks:
Troy Batters, Andy Brown, Ian Neville, John Lee and Sean Tootill
Come back down to Old Yardleians for a warm welcome, hard rugby and a few beers

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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