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Club News 29th May

Next Fixtures and Latest Results

Next weekends mini, Junior and senior fixtures and latest results
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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
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Tuesday 26th April
Junior Training 6-7pm
Senior Training 7-8:30pm

Thursday 28th April
Junior Training 6-7pm
Senior Training 7-8:30pm

Saturday 14th May
Clubhouse 50
Official opening of the new clubhouse

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

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

Yorkshire u17s v Lancashire

Congratulations to Sam Nunn returning from injury and representing Yorks U17's in the 36-12 win over Lancs on the 3G pitch at Queen Ethelburgas College. Sam had a great game scoring 3 tries.

Pre season training
Senior, Development and u17s colts

After discussing preseason training with the other coaches we have decided it will start a week earlier on Tuesday 28th June 6:45-8pm then every Tuesday and Thursday during preseason. This is to offer extra sessions to the Crossley’s boys who will be touring to Oz for 3 weeks from 16th July.

This also gives us a chance to get some of the junior colts boys down (last seasons under16s) and get them involved with the lads while they are still buzzing from their plate final success.

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.
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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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