Old Yardleians RFC: Club News

News roundup as of Feb 6th 2008

Wed, 06 Feb 2008 12:00


A quiet playing weekend with the 1st XV game called off and the 2nd XV going down at Birmingham Exiles 0 - 7. There was no 3rd XV game. At least there was the Six Nations games to watch.

There were some rearranged league fixtures for other teams in our league:

Midlands 4 West (North) : Harborne 19, Willenhall 74; Newcastle (Staffs) 7, Burntwood 7.  Yes the Willenhall score is correct I've checked the RFU website.

Dates: Saturday 9th February

  • 1st XV vs. Old Halesonians at home in the league
  • 2nd XV vs. Old Halesonians away
  • 3rd XV vs. Old Halesonians at home

   RBS SIX NATIONS on the BIG SCREEN at the club:

  • 14:00 Wales vs. Scotland
  • 16:00 France vs. Ireland

Sunday 10th February

   RBS SIX NATIONS on the BIG SCREEN at the club:

  • 14:30 Italy vs. England

Tuesday 12th February

  • Training at the club. All players please attend.

Saturday 16th February

  • 1st XV vs. Burntwood away in the League
  • 2nd XV vs. Coventrians home
  • 3rd XV vs. Birmingham Barbarians home

23rd February CUP MATCH

  • 1st XV are at home to Stourbridge Lions in the North Midlands Shield

Future Dates

  • Players Dinner - Friday 25th April
  • Old Edwardians Vets Tournament - Saturday 26th April - lets go one better and win it this year!
  • Club AGM - Friday 2nd May
  • Presidents Day - KNOCKER'S RETIREMENT GAME! - Saturday 3rd May
  • 80 Years Anniversary Ball - Friday 4th July 

Need a new loan or mortgage?

Fred Batti is offering club members mortgages and loans at competitive rates from The Abbey. Everyone taken out means The Abbey will make a donation to the club. Call Fred on 07974 687388

Buy a Brick Campaign

As the bar extension is being completed we are looking at finishing the Porch. This will include putting up all the named bricks that have been sold on the left hand wall as you walk in. If you bought a brick it will be going up soon. If you have not, why not? For £50 you can have a brick with your or your family's name on. Please email Gail if you are interested in buying a brick. 

Post Protectors - Three sets of new post protectors have been ordered and are due in two weeks. This will enable us to have three teams at home some weeks!

67 players have now paid in full and a further 7 have part paid - Thank You. Let?s get any other outstanding subs paid in so I can leave my receipt book at home!  NO PAY NO PLAY will continue.

Finally, if you have any Old Yards news you want to put in our update please send it to me. This update is emailed out to club members most weeks. If you do not receive it please give me your email address.


Mark Baldwin

Hon. Secretary


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