Old Yardleians RFC: Club News

News roundup as of Sept 11th 2008

Thu, 11 Sep 2008 12:00

Latest news from Old Yardleians.

The 1st XV lost 10-3 to Upton On Seven in the 1st Round of the EDF Senior Vase. A very wet day saw the game moved to the 2nd XV pitch to protect the 1st XV pitch. Old Yards dominated the possession but did not turn it into points.  All we had to show was a penalty by Ian Walker. Ten minutes from time Upton got into our twenty-two for the only time in the game and came away with a score. A classic smash and grab robbery by them. Man of the match went to Ben Honey who was everywhere for Old Yards causing his usual menace.

The 2nd XV went away to Aston Old Eds with a lot of young and new players. Although they lost 21-3 it was a very credible performance against a typically strong Aston 2nds.

The 3rd XV was called off due to a water logged pitch.

In the evening we had the Steve Sidwell Rock Night. Well supported it was a great evening with everyone enjoying the music. Watch out for more rock nights at the club. 

Future Events:

Saturday 13th September

  • The first league fixture of the season when we play Selly Oak at home.
  • 2nd XV vs. Selly Oak away
  • 3rd XV vs. Old Halesonians at home
  • Sponsored by Major Brian Hope, we will have a VPs lunch on this day. Dave Collen has invited all the players from the 1968/1969 season to turn up for a reunion. As part of this all the statistics from that season are displayed in the club. Dave has promised to a buy a drink for every player from 1968/1969 who turns up!!

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

Friday 3rd October

Old Yardleians Re-Union from 7.30pm at the club

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 by a new one and we can have your old one:

  • Hoover
  • carpet cleaner
  • Microwave

Please contact Mark on 07766 443811 if you have, thanks

Players Subscriptions

Thank you to the 28 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 - 7 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 plus I have had a cancellation on the NZ game. Therefore I have the following available:

  • Eng vs. Australia 15th November - 2 x £71, 3 x £60, 2 x £41
  • Eng vs. NZ 29th November - 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 start of the season

Tom and Sid have done a quality job on the decking at the front of the club. Thank you guys. 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 - 11th September 2008




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