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Club News 12/07/16
Next Volunteer Days

Thanks to all those who gave up their spare time on Volunteer Sunday but we still need your help on our next two volunteer days Sunday 31st July and 7th August 10am onwards. There are plenty of various house and ground jobs on Andy's to do list. There will be food available and perhaps a BBQ if the weather improves.

Rugby camp 2-4th August

Rishworth School are running a rugby camp on the 2nd 3rd & 4th August 8am-5pm. There are still spaces available for player under 9 to under 12 (school year 5-8).

The cost is £27 per day. For further details and booking form please click on the link below.
Rugby camp details

Autumn Internationals

TICKET PRICES £80.00 £60.00 £40.00 JUNIORS £20.OO

TICKET PRICES £50.00 £35.00 £25.00 JUNIORS £15.O0

TICKET PRICES £78.00 £70.00 £63.00 £55.00 £48.OO JUNIORS £20.OO

TICKET PRICES £86.00 £76.00 £66.00 £59.00 £41.OO

TICKET PRICES £86.00 £76.00 £66.00 £59.00 £41.OO

All applications must be made by 30th JULY 2016
Contact Geoff Hartley to apply for tickets
Mobile 07711 517 715 e-mailgeoffrey.hartley@yahoo.co.uk

Club Events

Looking for a venue to hire for a private party, dinner/dance, meetings etc our new clubhouse is now available for all types of functions
Click here for more details

Tuesday 28th June
Junior Training 6-7pm
Senior Training 7-8:30pm

Thursday 30th June
Junior Training 6-7pm
Senior Training 7-8:30pm

Thursday 28th July
Club AGM 7:30 for 8pm

Rishworthians u14s win Darlington Festival
u14 Darlington_festival winners 2016

Rishworthians capped off a fantastic season with a successful tour of the North East taking in 3 games at the Darlington Junior Festival where they emerged as winners after winning all of their 3 matches conceding only 2 tries during the whole tournament. View report

Next Fixtures and Latest Results

Next weekends mini, Junior and senior fixtures and latest results
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AGM Thursday 28th July

The clubs AGM will be held at the clubhouse on Thursday 28th July. 7:30 for 8pm. Please may every effort to attend.

Yorkshire Shield draw 16-17

The draw for the Yorkshire Shield has been announced and we are away to Old Grovians on 27th August. The winners of the tie are away to Pontefract in the 2nd round.

Yorkshire 2 fixtures 2016-17

Fixtures for Yorkshire 2 2016-17 season are now available.
We open with an away fixture at Wath upon Dearne and our opening home fixture ia on 10th September against Ripon
We have a local derby this season away at Crossleyans on 22nd Oct and the return at Copley on 11th Feb
Click here for Rishworthians fixtures
All Yorkshire 2 fixtures

Clubhouse 50th Anniversary

Almost 300 people attended a special landmark event at Old Rishworthians Rugby Union Football Club at Copley. The event was held jointly to officially open the newly extended clubhouse, an opening which had been delayed by the disastrous Christmas floods, and to mark the 50th anniversary of the original building opened on the site on May 20, 1966. Guests included past presidents, captains and players, representatives of other Calderdale rugby clubs and members of Rishworthians’ junior section.

Special guest was a former captain David Ludlam, whose father Harry Ludlam was one of the club’s founders and as Mayor of Halifax opened the original clubhouse at Copley. He explained that after a nomadic existence for 30 years the club decided to build a clubhouse and after looking at 22 sites chose the one at Copley. A great deal of hard work followed from volunteers and much fund-raising was undertaken before the clubhouse finally opened. He said his father always said that Old Rishworthians was one of the best clubs in the area. “But I say it is the best.” He declared the new clubhouse a wonderful achievement, but said the club’s greatest achievement was its thriving junior section, running games for under-fives to under-17s. David congratulated the club on behalf of former members and gave his best wishes for the future.

He was introduced by current club president Ray Wadworth, who also stressed the junior section as being a major influence on the club. He said the club had reached the highest position it had achieved since the start of league rugby and thanked previous coaches Jamie Bloem, Damian Ball and current coach Chris Stone for all their efforts.

The event started with a special competition of ‘walking rugby’ involving teams from the first team squad, veterans, under-17s and junior players’ mums and dads.

Coach Chris Stone also presented the season’s playing awards and acknowledged Anthony Shoesmith’s achievement in breaking the try-scoring record. The most improved player was Phil Kershaw, the best newcomer was Harvey Keighley-Payne and the outstanding player award was split with Nick Faulkner receiving it for the forwards and retiring former captain Gary Morris getting it for the backs. He also won the players’ player award.

Captain Fraser Swarbrooke presented flowers to Julie Zientek for supplying food during the season and to Jade Smith for her brilliant photographs. He thanked Jon Bake, Peter Morgan, Leigh Billing, Roy Greenwood, Dan Ingham and Andy Wickham for all their help during the season.

Music was provided throughout the event by the trio Gourmet Music.

View photos

Pre season training
Senior, Development and u17s colts

Pre seaso training has started and runs every Tuesday and Thursday 6:45-8pm. All senior xv, development xv and colts xv players please make every effort to attend.

We would also like to get a fun day sorted for all colts, development and senior players, either early July or early August depending on numbers.

Rishworthians u16s Lift Yorkshire Plate
u16s Yorkshire Plate Winners

Rishworthians 15 - 10 Wetherby View report and photos

Junior Fixture Pool

Looking for a juniors fixture or want to enter your team in the pool
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Mini/Junior players wanted

The Mini/Junior rugby season has now started. Any boys or girls interested in playing mini or junior rugby are welcome to come down to the club and have a go at playing rugby. Whether you have played before or new to the game we have experienced qualified coaches to develop your skills.
We are running teams from under 5s to under 18s and always looking for players to join our squads.

Just come down on a Sunday 10am - noon for some taster sessions or contact any of the coaches by clicking on the quick team links below.
You can also register your interest by completing the on-line form and we will get in touch with you.
Click here to display the on-line form

Looking for a sporting activity for your 4-6 year old?

We run a very successful micros section for 4 to 6 year olds and you are welcome to come down anytime during the season September to April. Take a look at the video clip of a typical training session, if you like what you see click on more information to join.
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