Old Yardleians RFC: Club News


Tue, 14 Aug 2012 11:15

Saturday 18th August 2012
This is where the season begins as 8 top local rugby teams compete in what is now considered to be the curtain-raiser for the coming season.  Coaches and selectors get the chance to see if their preparation has been effective, if their players are fit enough, if the skills are good enough and if the tactics are the right ones.

Briefing for teams taking part will begin at 12 noon and the first games kick off at 12.30.

There will be 2 pools of 4 teams with teams playing each other in 10 minutes each way games.  The top 2 teams in each pool progress into the semi-finals of the main competition whilst the other teams will enter the play off of in the plate competition.

The teams taking part are still subject to alteration but our chief organiser,  Mark Baldwin, although a front-row player, is clever enough to have a contingency plan ready if required. 

Whatever the weather, the Old Yards welcome you to our humble home in Tilehouse Lane (B90 1PW).  Entry is free, as is car parking.  The bar will be open throughout the day and into the evening selling a wide range of drinks both alcoholic and soft.  Food will also be on sale with our top chefs under the watchful eye of Steve Price bringing tasty snacks to you for a ridiculously low cost.

Guess who
She who likes to try something different (in terms of cultural experiences) discovered that the quaint town of Sidmouth (nothing to do with our club chairman) down in Devon was the place to go to last week.  It was a sort of musical festival with folk bands, diddly dee stuff, drum bands, Morris dancers and lots of things like that.
Well, the generous woman that she is, we stopped on the sea-front where she bought an ice cream which we ate while sitting on the sea wall watching the crowds going by.  Guess who came into view as we were sat there.  I will give you some clues.  Grey haired and matching facial hair,  ex of Kynoch RFC, wearing a shirt with Birmingham Barbarians badge on it, dreadful singer, even worse as a referee, but a great bloke who I expect to see at the Old Ys this coming saturday.  The first person to guess the identity can claim a pork pie from our vice-president, Mr Simon Brown. 

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