Old Yardleians RFC: Club News

News roundup as of Sept 17th 2008

Wed, 17 Sep 2008 10:30

Please welcome our new match report writer Richard Withey with his first two efforts:

Click here for the report for Old Yardleians 1st XV 49 - 5 Mosley Oak 1st XV 

Click here for the report for Old Yardleians 3rds 41 - 5 Old Halesonians 3rds

VPs Lunch

As well as the above games at home we had our first VPs Lunch of the season. On a lovely sunny day is was great to see so many former players at the club. David Collen was true to his word at the bar generously buying liquid refreshments for his fellow VPs. They were then able to walk outside and sit on the extended decking built by fellow VPs Steve Sidwell and Tom Power. Thank you to Major Brian Hope for sponsoring the lunch plus Gail Orton and Debbie Robinson for preparing it. Happy Birthday Brian for Saturday!

Future Events:

Saturday 20th September

  • 1st XV vs. Shrewsbury away in the league
  • 2nd XV vs. Shrewsbury at home
  • 3rd XV vs. Old Griffs at home
  • Followed by SAM LONIE'S 40th Birthday Party at the club. Starts 7.30pm, all members and their better halves are invited

Saturday 27th September

  • 1st XV vs. Willenhall home in the league
  • 2nd XV vs. Wednesbury at home
  • 3rd XV vs. Alcester away

Friday 3rd October

Old Yardleians Re-Union from 7.30pm at the club

Saturday 4th October

  • 1st XV vs. Burntwood away in the league
  • 2nd XV vs. Birmingham Barbarians at home
  • 3rd XV vs. Warley 2nds away

New Year's Eve

Remember that super party held at the club last New Year's Eve? We will be having another this year so make a note in your diary.

Club Stuff:

Do you have a spare......................

The club needs the following equipment if anyone has a spare or is about to buy a new one and we can have your old one:

  • Hoover
  • Carpet Cleaner

Please contact Mark on 07766 443811 if you have, thanks

Thank you to Brian Hope who is donating two microwaves to the club.

Players Subscriptions

Thank you to the 36 players who have already paid their 2008/2009 Annual Subs in full. Please can the rest of you pay me at the club on Saturdays. It is £40 for the season but goes up to £50 if you don't pay me by the end of September. Pay me in instalments if you like, £5 or £10 per week - 6 others are already doing this.

International Tickets

All applications have been received for the Autumn Internationals and tickets allocated. A confirmation email has been sent to all who I applied. Not all the Australia game tickets have been taken up therefore I have the following available:

Eng vs. Australia 15th November - 2 x £71, 3 x £60, 2 x £41

First come, first served - best to call me on 07766 443811 but not after 9pm. Remember there is a £5 additional admin fee per ticket.

Help continues to be needed to get the extension finished for the end of the season

Help is still required from 9am every Saturday to get things finished so please join Tony and Steve Price to lend them a hand.

Anything to say

Please email me details of any Old Yards information, trivia or jokes so I can add them to the next update.

Mark Baldwin, Hon. Secretary - 15th September 2008




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