With the first break in the season occurring after Saturday’s fixtures, this week’s ‘Club Watch’ begins to take a look at what some of our clubs will be up to over the next two months.
On Monday, Birmingham Moseley announced that their former 1st XV centre from the late 70s and 80s has been appointed as Head Coach at the club. Collin Osbourne returns to Moseley after 22 years with Harlequins as a member of the coaching staff.
Birmingham Moseley are pleased to announce the appointment of former @MoseleyRugbyFC 1st XV centre of the late 70s and 80s, Collin Osborne as Head Coach. Until the end of last season Collin has been part of the @Harlequins coaching team for over 20 years, latterly as skills coach pic.twitter.com/76Ald0CyCc
— B'ham Moseley Rugby (@MoseleyRugbyFC) October 29, 2018
Leaving Quins at the end of last season, Osbourne served as skills coach for the last eight years of his time at the Stoop.
Darlington Mowden Park
Members of the armed forces will benefit from free entry on Saturday 17th November, as Darlington Mowden Park will be celebrating Armed Forces Day. As part of the day, there will be a range of military vehicles outside the Northern Echo Arena for fans to learn about.
Help for Heroes will also be in attendance to raise money for the charity. Fans can also go to a special pre-match meal prior to the game against Plymouth Albion. For £25, there will be a two-course carvery meal, admission to the game and a Help for Heroes ambassadors sharing inspirational stories.
Plymouth Albion will be hosting their Gentleman’s Day on Saturday 24th November. The club play Rosslyn Park on the same afternoon and for the price of £45 per person, attendees will get a three course lunch, a welcome drink, admission to the game as well as entertainment.
Get your friends together and have a lads day out with great food and drink, a game of rugby 🏉 and entertainment. 3 course lunch with welcome drink, £45 per person. Ladies are welcome too!!
☎️ Call Leon to book a table for you and your mates – 07969 691144 pic.twitter.com/Z10Y4FSH7r
— Plymouth Albion (@AlbionRFC) October 28, 2018
Of course, ladies are welcome to attend the event too!
National 2 North
Chester are inviting fans to come down to the club this weekend for a Sunday lunch. Priced at £10 for adults and £6.50 for children, there will be a carvery with Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
Hull Ionians’ Brantingham Park will host Championship rugby on the Saturday 24th November. Yorkshire Carnegie will play the Doncaster Knights at the ground just before another Yorkshire derby when Hull take on Otley.
How about this for an early bird offer @carnegierugby v @DoncasterKnight at Brantingham Park, followed by I's v @OtleyRugby call 01482667342 to order your tickets.@YRFU_Official @nca_rugby pic.twitter.com/TR8tMz0y9R
— Hull Ionians RUFC (@Ioniansrufc) October 29, 2018
If you get your ticket in advance, to see both these games it will cost an adult just £10. In the clubhouse ,the Autumn international fixture between England and Australia will be televised for fans. There will be indoor and outdoor bars as well as hot and cold refreshments to accompany the two quality fixtures.
Macclesfield will be the venue of some live music on Friday 9th November. There will Motown and Soul and modern pop rock at Priory Park, so people are invited down to dance the night away and enjoy the event put on by Supersession.
National 2 South
Old Albanian RFC
Old Albanian will be hosting their fireworks night this Saturday night. There will be a BBQ, as well as a bar open on the night. Advanced ticket prices will be £20 for a family, £10 for an adult, £5 for a child and £5 concession.
Join us on Saturday 3rd November for the OA Sport 2018 Fireworks! It's the biggest display yet! Food, bars and mulled wine station available. Tickets are available to purchase from https://t.co/ICgUvyFasz!
.#oasport #oarugby @OASportLtd @SASHerts @OldAlbanianClub pic.twitter.com/0yy3W0yhXa
— Old Albanian RFC (@Old_AlbanianRFC) October 24, 2018
There will be eight local schools at Old Bath Road on Saturday for a tag rugby festival. The club are asking that the participants of the tag rugby festival stay on to watch the 1st XV game against Dings Crusaders.