National League: Club Watch
Now we are in the middle of autumn and with winter on the horizon, more National League club events are taking place across the country. We take a look at what a few of our sides are up to over the next couple of weeks.
Cambridge are looking for more players to take part in their girl’s rugby side. The club have stressed that new players don’t necessarily need to have previous rugby playing experience.
Our thriving girls section @camrufc_rubies are still looking for new players. Come and give it a try ??? #girlsrugby #rugbyforall #womensrugby pic.twitter.com/AOhjIL9uqw
— CRUFC Community Team (@Crufc_Community) October 2, 2018
Girls between the ages off 11 and 17 are invited to visit the club on Sunday morning and attend Wednesday night training sessions at Grantchester Road.
Esher Rugby Club
Esher will be going to the Bengal Clipper for an 83rd time as John Inverdale hosts Australian cricket legend Shane Warne at the restaurant.
The former ODI captain, who is regarded as one of the best bowlers of all time, will be the guest speaker at the event. Tickets will cost £90 per person + VAT. Now a professional poker player, this appears to be a very interesting afternoon on the 12th of October.
Sale 1861 Women’s Team play their first ever game this weekend. This comes just weeks after the announcement of the club’s formation at the end of August.
The girls where training hard last night in preparation for their first game on the 6th October! ???
It was also great to welcome some new faces to the team! ??@SaleSharksRugby @SaleFC #sale1861 #womensrugby #onesalefc #SharksFamily #sale #Manchester pic.twitter.com/cVRMaTzZjo
— Sale 1861 Womens Team (@Sale1861Women) September 28, 2018
Although the fixture is only a friendly, it will still be a momentous occasion for the club. Sale are still asking that players join them by coming down to training at Heywood Road.
National 2 North
Fylde Rugby Club
Fylde will be hosting a with the hope of raising the awareness of mental health, especially in young men. As well as the Samaritans, the event is in conjunction with Defying Stigma who are undertaking a series of fundraising challenges this year.
Taking place on Monday the 22nd October at Fylde’s clubhouse it is suggested that entry donations should start at £5, with all the proceeds going to the Blackpool branch of Samaritans.
Otley Rugby Club
The rugby club will be the venue of Annie’s Doobie Doo on Friday the 12th of October. Featuring many musicians, the event is being run for Annie Raynor, a local yoga instructor who is battling breast cancer.
Come along to #AnniesDoobieDoo Fri 12 October @otleyrugby, loads of great #Otley acts showing their solidarity with the fab @annieraynoryoga!
??????Tickets available by e-mailing @patsymatheson email@example.com or on Facebook https://t.co/KloOMIDcot pic.twitter.com/6jc67SOiBz
— Summercross (@summercrossband) October 1, 2018
With tickets starting at £10 there is also a VIP option that will allow ticket holders to have a candlelit balcony seat as well as a bottle of prosecco. VIP tickets are two for £40.
HoptoberFest will be returning to the Grasshoppers clubhouse for another year this Saturday. Transformed into a traditional Bierkeller, the event has always been a hit with the club’s faithful and many more. There will be authentic German beer as well as a selection of traditional German food.
The music will be provided by Oompah band Leylandhosen who will be playing traditional German drinking songs and toasts. As you’d expect for a beer festival, the minimum age for anyone there is 18 and tickets are just £8.
National 2 South
Bury St. Edmunds
Bury have already begun advertising for bonfire and firework celebrations. Taking place on Friday 2nd of November there will be music, a children’s funfair, food available and several bars. Admission will be £5 per person, with under fives going free and there will even be free car parking.
Time to plan for the best fireworks you will see this year! @BSERugby @BSERugbyMinis#CommunityEngagement pic.twitter.com/cwrwiw7B9D
— Bury St Edmunds Rugby (@BSERugby) September 30, 2018
Raiders’ Director of Rugby Jordan Reynolds visited a local primary school to help out in a PE lesson. Joined by new player Chris Bolton, the pair gave out some kicking tips as well as free tickets to the children who displayed rugby values.
Old Albanian RFC
The brand new Old Albanian Academy had its first training session on Monday night. The club already has a thriving junior section with nearly 1000 players, so the academy aims to continue the clubs good record of developing players.
Great first session for the Academy last night, well done to all the guys!
.#oarugby #oas #OAsAcademy @hertsrugby @nca_rugby #stalbans pic.twitter.com/h0VgiKAhRO
— Old Albanian RFC (@Old_AlbanianRFC) October 2, 2018