U18 Fixtures Announced
We are delighted to announce the following U18 Bristol Rugby Academy Fixtures:
Tuesday 29th Oct: Harlequins (H) - 13.30 Kick Off @ Clifton RFC
Saturday 14th Dec: Exeter Chiefs (A) - 15.30 Kick Off @ Sandy Park
Friday 20th Dec: Bath (H) - 19.00 Kick Off @ Venue TBC
Friday 3rd Jan: Saracens (A) - 13.30 Kick Off @ Allianz Park
Friday 19th Jan: Wasps (A) - 19.45 Kick Off @ Maidenhead RFC
Saturday 18th Jan: L Irish (H) - 14.00 Kick Off @ Filton College
We will update this as and when we are advised of venue confirmations.
Mark Hoskins Remembrance Day Talk, Bristol Players who have served their country, 11/11 at 7.30pm, Bristol Room, Memorial Ground
We are delighted to announce that long serving Club Historian Mark Hoskins will give a talk on the profiles of Bristol players who have served their country during the two world wars, some of whom have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
The talk will take place in the Bristol Room at the Memorial Ground on Monday 11th November and will commence at 7.30pm. We will take donations for the Royal British Legion on the night as well as welcoming contributions to the Trust.
'Let us remember them'
Chairman’s Review October 2013
Dear Trust Member
We are a little way into what looks like a very entertaining season at Bristol Rugby Club! And what a fitting style of rugby we are playing in our 125th year.
Well, what a celebration we had on the Club’s Birthday weekend with champagne rugby and loads of former players. Simply brilliant!! By the time that you read this I should have recovered from my time on the pitch against the Bristol Classics. What a privilege it was to line up against those guys and well done to the Clifton Peelers Charity for organising it.
If you have not had the chance to renew your membership then I would urge you to do so as soon as possible so that the Trust can support the various projects that the Trust is being asked to undertake amounting to £4,500 this year. Also, if your standing order has lapsed I would ask that you contact us to either pay by cheque/cash or re-start your standing order.
Mike Hall gave a brilliant talk on 1st October and I would like to thank Mike for an enthralling talk about the development of our young players. Mike has undertaken to provide details of forthcoming Academy match dates and we will publish these in programme notes and on the Trust website, so keep an eye out!
It's that time of year where we award £1,000 to a lucky young player who needs a bit of financial help to aid their development. In the past couple of years we have relied on the recommendation of Mike Hall to give the award. However, this year we are going to invite applications over a 1 month period so that we can widen the net. Details of how to apply will be available from mid-October via the Trust website (www.brist.org.uk) and will close in mid-November. The nominee must already be in the Academy but this allows everyone to apply in a fair and open manner. Good luck to all concerned!
We have lots planned for the season including a talk by the recently retired Ed Morrison on his career in 2014 and a Pub Quiz at the Inn the Green, but this time on a Sunday afternoon. Watch this space for details.
Andrew Humphreys, Chairman