Old Yardleians RFC: Club News

News roundup as of 12th December 2007

Mon, 17 Dec 2007 12:22


1st XV had a free weekend as they were rested

An ?A? Team played Kings Norton 2nds at home on a very soggy pitch. A good forward battle took place with two evenly matched packs. It did not stop the Old Yards front row from taking one against the head in the second half to win the fat boys competition 1-0. A strong defence won the game for Old Yards as every time Kings Norton got the ball they struggled to make ground. It was different for our ?A? team with strong running from Ben Honey and Dave Langley punching holes. Our quality backs then took advantage of the space made to run in five tries. Amongst the scorers were Dean Brain and Andy Pearce. Ian Walker kicked two conversions. 

A 3rd XV went to Kings Norton and was narrowly beaten 12 -7.  Our points came from Tony ?The Voice? Fitzgerald that was converted by Gary ?Smoking? Williams.

Current league position of the 1st XV

Mids 4 West (North)    P    W    D    L    PF   PA    Pts
Old Halesonians       11   11    0    0   447    55    22
Bournville            11   10    0    1   354   104    20
Tamworth              11    9    0    2   233   160    18
Willenhall            11    8    0    3   260   141    16
Old Yardleians        11    5    0    6   189   220    10
Burntwood             11    5    0    6   154   244    10
Veseyans              11    4    0    7   162   244     8
Selly Oak             11    5    0    6   158   256    8*
Newcastle (Staffs)    11    3    0    8   155   192     6
Bishops Castle & O.V. 11    3    0    8    90   237     6
Harborne              11    2    0    9   191   307     4
Telford               11    1    0   10    76   309     2


Saturday 15th December - The Christmas Night Out has arrived

1st XV and 2nd XV are away to Bishops Castle. We are putting a coach on and having a club night out. All 30 players are expected to be on it and there will be room for supporters. Are you up for it? Bus leaves the club at 10.30 am.

3rd XV will be having a fixture for anyone too scared to get on the bus to Bishops Castle. Richard Withey will contact you.

Tuesday 18th December

The Annual Financial General Meeting will be held in the clubhouse at 8pm. I promise not to change the date again. Come and hear the fiscal words of Mike ?The Money? Hughes.

 Wednesday 19th December

Monthly Committee Meeting held at the clubhouse starting at 7pm.

Saturday 22nd December

Vets XV at home to Ashby - put down those Zimmer frames and lace up your boots for a game

Other games against Old Salts - details to be arranged

Wednesday 26th December - Boxing Day - Nobody has suggested anything yet

We want to put a fixture on at the club - who wants to play?

What about:

Over 35s vs. Under 35s
Old Yardleian Pupils vs. Non Old Yardleian Pupils
Birmingham Addresses vs. Solihull Addresses
Blues Fans vs. Villa Fans
England vs. The World

Saturday 5th Jan

VPs lunch - 1st XV at home to Veseyans in the league

North Mids Shield

We got a bye into the second round where we have been drawn at home to the winners of Bishops Castle and Stourbridge Lions. The game will be played around February time.


57 players have now paid in full and a further 12 have part paid - Thank You. Let?s get any other outstanding subs paid in so I can leave my receipt book at home!  NO PAY NO PLAY will continue.


Smaller size club dress shirts now in stock. 14.5 inch neck to 19 inch. We all need to wear them for away games.

Finally, if you have any Old Yards news you want to put in our update please send it to me. This update is emailed out to club members most weeks. If you do not receive it please give me your email address.



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