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November 2017

Welcome to Mumbles Rugby Club and the monthly newsletter ‘Between the Posts’. With some great news of performances both on and off the park, read on and see what has been happening and going to happen!

 

FORMER PLAYERS

I start with news of an extra event we have managed to fit in to an already busy calendar of events. As a build up to the All Blacks coming to Cardiff, we are holding a Former Players Evening; on Friday 24th November start 7.30 p.m. We can also celebrate Jerry Clayton’s birthday during the evening! There will be a buffet and super raffle prizes to be won so come along and meet some old mates! Everybody is very welcome but most importantly any Former Players you are in touch with who we haven’t got contact details for. Remember this evening falls into the ‘Happy Hour’ scheme so there is 15% off drinks for paid-up members! Please RSVP to Paul Beynon or Clive Davies so we can have an idea of numbers attending!    

 

ON THE PITCH

The 1st XV are on a bit of a roll with 3 consecutive victories. Following a fine win at Pontyberem 28-20 a home win over Amman Utd 17-5 followed. After a two week break it was home to unbeaten Whitland. With one of our props pulling out on the morning of the game the boys were forced to play passive scrums and with no replacements allowed had to stay with the starting 15. What followed was one of the best performances by a Mumbles XV with countless tackles made throughout the game. A 19-12 victory was the reward for 15 players who gave their all and more, fantastic!  Talking of thrilling games the Youth also played their part with a 29-28 win over local rivals South Gower. Unfortunately they couldn’t keep the winning form going losing away at Dunvant 7-24.

 

JUNIOR SECTION

It’s congratulations to Luca Conte who has been selected for the U16 Boys and Girls Club of Wales Squad, well done Luca and the coaches!

A reminder that we have a social evening for the Junior Coaches this Friday 17th November starting 7.30 p.m. with a free buffet! Everybody is welcome!

The next League fixtures for the 1st XV and Youth XV are listed below.

1st XV                                                                                     Youth XV

Fri 17th Nov   - No game                                                      Penclawdd (A) k.o. 7.00 p.m.

Sat 18th Nov – Wales .v. Georgia k.o. 2.30 p.m.          

Sat 25th Nov – Llangennach (H) Friendly k.o. 1.30 p.m. (Provisional)      

                           Wales .v. New Zealand k.o. 5.15 p.m.

Sat 2 Dec – Wales .v. South Africa k.o. 2.30 p.m.                  

Sat 9th Dec – Carmarthen Ath (H) k.o. 2.30 p.m.          T B A

Sat 16th Dec – Llanybydder (H) k.o. 2.30 p.m.             Vardre (H)

 

SOCIAL EVENTS  

It really is a busy social calendar between now and Christmas in BAR 1887, so be sure to make a note of these events and book your tickets!

Fri 17/11 – Junior Coaches Social evening with Free buffet! All welcome

Sat 18/11 – Wales .v. Georgia k.o. 2.30 p.m.

Fri 24/11 – Former Players Evening Free buffet All Welcome ‘Happy Hour’!

Sat 25/11 – Wales .v. New Zealand k.o. 5.15 p.m.

Sun 26/11 – U15/U16 Christmas Curry afternoon

Fri 1/12 – Whisky tasting evening with Dafydd Morris of ‘Cheers’! A few Tickets left

Sat 2/12 – Wales .v. South Africa k.o. 2.30 p.m.

Sun 3/12 – U12’s/U13/U14 Christmas Party 2 to 6 p.m.

Sun 10/12 – U9’s/U10/U11 Christmas Party 2 to 6 p.m. With Santa in the building!

Fri 15/12 – Mumbles Christmas Lunch – Glass of Prosecco on arrival. + 3 Course Meal + Live Cabaret + Free Raffle - Tickets £25  SOLD OUT!

Sun 17/12 – U6’s/U7/U8 Christmas Party 2 to 6 p.m. with Father Christmas!

Sun 17/12 – Christmas Carols with Mince Pies and Mulled Wine! Tickets £5

Tues 26/12 – ‘Outcasts’ rugby match followed by a Free Buffet in BAR 1887!

 

SPECIAL OFFER

The Ospreys have teamed up with Viessmann that allows up to 20 Community rugby clubs in the Ospreys region to offer their members a new Viessmann 050 Domestic gas boiler, valued at £5,000, fully installed by Plumbwise for a one-off payment of just £3,500! Anyone interested please apply direct to me by e.mail. If there is more than one application received all the applicant’s names will be put into a hat and a draw made. By going through the club the lucky winner will have a new boiler for just £3,500 and the club will receive £1,500! Applications need to be received by 1st December with the draw made on Saturday 2nd December in BAR 1887.

    

100 CLUB

The winners for the September and October draws were Mark Simms and Ian Williams respectively, many congratulations to you both. By joining the 100 Club for just £5 per month you will be entered in the draw with a chance of winning £50, while every 4th month there is a super cash prize of £500! See club steward Skinny and complete an application form. You have to be in it, to win it!

SOCIAL MEDIA

In September we launched a new Facebook page set up by Rebecca Evans and Julie Jones and a selection of the senior team. We have had a great response with over 8,000 likes and sharing comments from all over South Wales and beyond! The Facebook page name is Mumbles Rugby Club est. 1887. We would like everyone to continue the support by liking the page and if they wish too they can message through pictures which the production team will put on.  

 

MRFC CLUB MEMBERSHIP

Another reminder that membership categories marked with a * symbol below are eligible for a 15% discount during Happy Hour on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as long as you have renewed your membership! Also you can secure some great benefits by upgrading and becoming a Patron: Membership for 5 years, exemption from any increase in fees and minimum 15% discount at the Bar at any time! Also we will be holding special events for both Patron and VP members which includes a free buffet and exclusive use of the Ivor Hixson Lounge. Look at the Social calendar for dates for these events!

Membership rates – w.e.f. 1st September 2017

Patron - £500 (Membership for 5 years, exemption from any increase in fees and minimum 15% discount) Special event in February 2018

*Vice President - £75            

*Vice President OAP - £60

*Family Member - £35 (See below for Junior and Mini players)

*Full Member - £30

*Playing Member - £30

OAP - £20

Student - £20

Social Member - £15

Junior Playing Member -) £35 Family Membership due by 1st October 2017

Mini Playing Member -   )

 

Well that’s about it for this month. There really are some great events coming up between now and Christmas in BAR 1887.

Enjoy the Autumn Internationals as well as the various social events especially the Former Players Evening on 24th November in BAR 1887 and please come along and cheer on all the teams on Saturday’s and Sunday’s, the boys really do appreciate your support and of course there is always a pint to be had in BAR 1887 after the games!

 

Martin Rodwell                                             e.mail: martinrodwell123@btinternet.com