Old Yardleians RFC: Club News

News roundup as of Nov 29th 2007

Thu, 29 Nov 2007 12:00

What?s happening at Old Yards?


  • The 1st XV won in the league again, 27-12 away at Harborne. This moved them up to fifth in the table. Sorry no match report as I?m struggling to find a first teamer who can write to do one. Any volunteers?
  • The 2nd XV won again 15 - 7 against Shottery. Goal kicking again let them down but tries from Ben Honey, Mark Banyard and Martin Cartwright saw them home. Top performances from Sniper Lee Cupples in the line out, Mark Banyard all over the park and Alan Arkell whose came on in second half to add his considerable weight.
  • The 3rd XV game was called off the night before by Harborne.

Saturday 1st December
1st XV home to Newcastle in the league
2nd XV away to Dixonians 2nds
3rd XV home to Spartans 3rds

Tuesday 4th December
The Annual Financial General Meeting will be held in the clubhouse at 8pm. Come and hear the fiscal words of Mike ?The Money? Hughes.

Saturday 8th December
1st XV home to Kings Norton in a friendly unless we are playing in the North Mids Shield
2nd XV away to Kings Norton
3rd XV home to Kings Norton

Saturday 15th December - Diary Note
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? THIS IS THE CLUB CHRISTMAS NIGHT OUT!

3rd XV home to Sutton Coldfield 3rds

Sunday 16th December
Kid Christmas Party at the club - Hair of the Dog for those on the bus the night before

Saturday 22nd December
Old Yardleians Vets have a home game against Ashby Vets - real entertainment

ANNUAL SUBS - All players must pay at least 50% of their annual subs must now be paid or they will not be considered for selection. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! - Thank you to the 52 who are fully paid playing members and the 32 VPs who have made club donations this season. 


Bar Extension
The bar looks fantastic. If you have not been up the club then come this Saturday. You must see what a great job a few hard working Old Yardleians have done. We all owe them massive thanks.

No excuse for not wearing club socks. Available from behind the bar. Get your club dress shirt for the Bishops Castle trip.

Finally, if you have any Old Yards news you want to put in our update please send it to me

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