KENILWORTH RFC NEWS, 31st MARCH 2017
• Seats available for Nigel Owens on 5th April
• Volunteer for gate on 1st April needed.
• Mikkel & Denmark!
• Ashley Johnson at club on 26th April
• A truly stupendous win by our boys last week, eight tries in a 53-13 pounding of 7th placed Worcester Wanderers. This has given us belief that we can climb off the bottom as we are now only four points adrift of Crewe & Nantwich. It was a case of what might have been in the season just passed as we at last put out a near first choice team and had the breaks and the skill to defeat a decent side. The report and piccies of the game are on the web site. Our 2’s (Cavaliers) also won defeating Leamington 32-18.
• This week (1st April) the ones are at home again against Moseley Oak, their first ever visit to Glasshouse Lane. This is another winnable game. Before the game there is a Volunteers lunch and if you are a Volunteer of Kenilworth Rugby and you have not had an invite then shout now. The programme for the game will be up on our web site later today. The Cavaliers have an away fixture at Old Laurentian. There are no Ladies games as they are on a non rugby playing tour.
• Next weekend (8th April) our ones are away at league leaders Newport and it would be great if they could run out to a big support. We nearly beat them at our place so our boys know they have a chance.
• On this day is the next Ladies Lunch, 8th April and a poster with details is on the web site.
• On the 5th April we have pleasure in welcoming Nigel Owens to the club for a Sporting Dinner. Please contact Bruce Doe if you wish to attend this event. We will be using a marquee so there should be sufficient spaces for those who wish to attend.
• Please be aware that the club now has the full BT Sport package available at the club and this now includes European Cup and Premiership rugby and Champions League footy, in addition to Sky Sports.
• There is a shortage of referees at the lower end and in an attempt to address this there will be a short refereeing course at Old Coventrians on the 7th and 21st May. Full details of this are on our web site.
• On the 26th April Ashley Johnson, the Wasps hooker, is coming to the club for a signing and Q&A session between 6.30 and 8.30pm.
• Taff Phillips is again running the London Marathon, his 477th and he is doing it for the Brain & Spine Foundation Charity. Taff has already raised £98k so only needs £2k sponsorship to break the £100k barrier. His donation link is at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/teamphillips2017
• It has been noted that there are a lot of dogs coming to the Cow Patch on a Sunday morning, both by members and outside members of the public. You are reminded that dogs are banned and if you see a non member with a dog please remind them of this fact.
• You have hopefully heard by now that Mikkel Andreson, our superb flanker, has been selected in the squad for the Danish national side for games against Finland (22nd April) and Estonia (29th April). We wish him well. There is a fuller spread on this in this week’s match programme.
• We are still in need of a Volunteer to man the gate this Saturday. All offers greatly accepted.
FORTHCOMING EVENTS @ KRFC
5th April Nigel Owens Dinner
7th to 9th April Pirates Tour to Worthing
8th April Ladies Lunch
8th April Cavaliers v Rugby Lions, 3pm
15th April Barbarians v Rollo’s Allstars, 2.30pm
21st April Minis afternoon/evening with Cirencester RFC
22nd April v Stoke, 3pm MOLLY OLLY LUNCH
23rd April M&J Festival
26th April A night with Ashley Johnson
5th May Club Dinner
7th May M&J Presentation Day
9th June Ladies Dinner