Old Yardleians RFC: Club News

News roundup as of June 15th 2008

Sun, 15 Jun 2008 12:00

Stop Press: Next season's senior fixtures are all arranged and will appear on this site soon.

Future Club Events:

Friday 4th July

The club looks forward to seeing members old and new at the Summer Ball. Held at the St. Johns Hotel it will be a great event.

Players Meeting

Steve Cunningham has arranged the Players Meeting for the 2008/2009 Season for Saturday 21st June at 3pm. THIS SATURDAY so please attend. It is your chance to meet new Coach Les Barwood and hear the plans of Steve/Les for the new season. After the meeting you will be able to watch the New Zealand vs. England game played earlier that day.

Pre-Season Training

Starts Tuesday 8th July at 7pm.

Saturday 16th August

The Moss Goode Memorial 15 a Side Tournament at Old Yards. Teams already confirmed: Old Yardleians, Old Halesonians, Ashby, Silhillians, Aston Old Eds and Harborne. Others will be confirming attendance over the next couple of weeks. This will get the season off to a great start.

New Season

  • The new fixtures are out and we are in the Midlands 4 West North League. Teams we will play are:  Shrewsbury, Selly Oak, Tamworth, Veseyans, Willenhall, Newcastle Staffs, Bishops Castle, Burntwood, Leek, Handsworth and Cleobury Mortimer. 
  • The first league fixture is on Saturday 13th September when we play Selly Oak at home. We will have a VPs lunch on this day.
  • The 2nd XV are in a Greater Birmingham 2nds league this season. Matches will be played on the same weekends as the 1st XV league games. Teams in our league are Camp Hill, Solihull, Dixonians and Bournville.   
  • Rich Withey is busy completing the fixtures for all teams and we should be able to send out a copy to everyone in the next ten days.


We intend to complete the bar and changing room extensions this summer. To do so we need your help on a weekend. Please attend on a Saturday from 9am onwards to help Tony, Pricey and the team. Don't worry if you have no building skills you can help knock down walls as part of the Oompa Loompas. Then around 4pm we drift off to the bar for some real Old Yards socialising. Even if you can only help for a couple of hours turn up as many hands make light the work.

Current Works - The new ladies toilets are being plastered. The old ladies toilets are being converted into the new gents. We are on target to complete the toilets by our next booking on 28th June.

Anything to say?

Please email me details of any Old Yards information, trivia or jokes so I can add them to the next update. Send to mark.xc@blueyonder.co.uk

Mark, Hon. Secretary, 16th June 2008


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