KRFC NEWS, 16th JAN 2015
Very last call for the Burns Night (23rd Jan)
Cup semi final next week!
• Another defeat to report for the ones at Walsall last week, 10-21 and we remain in sixth spot in the league. The report on the game is on the web site. Apologies for there being no Tweets last week, Ralph could not make it in the end. The Colts were due on the main pitch but their opponents, Camp Hill, cried off at 1pm. The only other game played was a joint 2/3's who defeated Rugby St Andrews 27-10.
• This Saturday (17th) the ones are back at home and play Whitchurch who are currently lying in eight spot with eight wins and eight losses. The earlier game at Whitchurch saw us win 17-16. If you cannot make the game then follow it on Twitter @kenilworthrugby or through the web site twitter feed. The programme will be on the web site from Friday afternoon. The Colts are at Coventrians and, again, a joint 2's/3's take on Old Leamingtonians.
• Prior to the first XV game there is a Ladies Lunch and an incredible 70+ ladies are attending! Enjoy!
• Next week it is the Warwickshire Cup semi final with Berkswell & Balsall at Old Leamingtonians on Sunday the 25th, kick off 2.15. This is our first cup semi final for a while and a good support will hopefully cheer us into the final on the 15th March.
• The Club have now launched our 'DO 90' campaign and full details have been issued and are now on the web site. The planned events are included in the Events section.
• As part of the DO 90 campaign, Jos Selby has decided to raise money to buy a defibrillator for the club and will run 90km over 30 consecutive days (3km per day) with a view to raising £900 – the cost of an automatic defibrillator. He will be running the 3km per day at FitnessWorx gym on the running machine (his knees can't cope with road running these days) starting on Monday 12th January. Jos believes all clubs should have a bit of kit such as this for the pure and simple reason that if someone has a cardiac arrest outside of hospital with no trained people nearby the survival rate is just 6% and incredibly this rises to 60% if there is a defibrillator to hand. These statistics coupled with recent events such as the tragic death of a schoolboy whilst playing rugby highlights the need for clubs and schools to have adequate training and equipment. There are screening programmes available aimed at picking up heart problems but these only detect 60-80% of conditions. For example the Bolton footballer Fabrice Muamba had been screened 3 times but still suffered a cardiac arrest when playing against Tottenham in 2012. In that case the pitch side medical staff and a defibrillator helped save his life.
• You may recall the photo session we had at Kenilworth Castle. If you wish a copy of the main group photo, or an individual team photo then please contact me and I will arrange for it to be sent to you.
• It is still not too late to book into the Burns Night on Friday 23rd Jan and everyone, male and female, is invited.
• Soon it will be RFU Raffle time and you will all be sent books of tickets to sell with some superb prizes. The person who sells the most books will be guaranteed access to four tickets for the 2016 Six Nations games.
• The Barbarians are offering a 2 for one ticket offer for their game v Argentina game at Twickenham on 21st Nov 2016. Special discounted 2 for 1 early bird adult tickets are available, for a limited period only, from £30 for adults (for two tickets) and £15 for juniors (U16) at www.ticketmaster.co.uk 0844 847 2492. (Booking fees apply). Please do not apply to me for these but direct to Ticketmaster.
• UP & COMING EVENTS @ KRFC
17th Jan v Whitchurch, LADIES LUNCH
21st Jan South Warwickshire U15's v Greater Birmingham, 7.15
23rd Jan BURNS NIGHT
25th Jan Warwickshire Cup Semi Final
7th Feb v Berkswell & Balsall, FORMER PLAYERS & 90th LUNCH
28th Feb v Earlsdon
6th Mar Sporting Celebrity Dinner
21st Mar v Worcester Wanderers
28th Mar v Leek
17th Apr Speed Networking Breakfast – Kenilworth Chamber of Trade, 8am
25/26th Apr M&J FESTIVAL
25th Apr 90th ANNIVERSARY MATCH & BBQ
• NEWS OF MEMBERS
Simon Bladon is having a dry January and, if you wish, you can help Simon raise money for Cancer Research by donating directly to their fundraising page - http://www.justgiving.com/Simon-Bladon-dryathlete2015/?utm_source=Sharethis&utm_medium=fundraisingpage&utm_content=Simon-Bladon-dryathlete2015&utm_campaign=pfp-email.
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