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Summer Ball 2016

Its time to book your table for  the

Download the eBooking form, fill it in and return it via email to Vernon Nibbs or print it out and fill it in the old fashioned way.
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Jo Malin, the BBC morning news presenter and Vernon Nibbs, chairman of Bromsgrove RFC are hosting this year’s annual and extremely popular Summer Ball on JUNE 25th 2016.  This event has been running for nearly 20 years and this year promises to be another fabulous occasion. The great news is that it is available to both members and non-members giving everyone the opportunity to experience just what a great time can be had at your local Rugby Club. The Summer Ball is held in an impressive Fews marquee which holds 500 guests and is also used for other successful summer events such as the Sportman’s Lunch on the 17th June this year. The Summer Ball is a spectacular event with a Black Tie dress code, and is a perfect opportunity to get dressed up for one of those special nights.  The Official Receivers Band will be performing, who are known for their party style and ensuring the dance floor is full. The ball will also include a 4 course meal with some fun games and fund raising thrown in. The rugby club is renowned for its tremendous hospitality so if you like the sound of coming along to a fantastic night that has all the key ingredients for making it a night to remember, then get in touch by emailing Vernon Nibbs requesting a booking form (or click the link, above).  Tickets cost £55 each. Tables of ten may also be purchased. Big V and Little Jo look forward to seeing you there.

           

Due to the tremendous interest for RWC 2015 tickets the club decided to hold a ballot to ensure there was a fair & transparent process for the allocation of tickets.
 
The ballot was held on the evening of the 6th May at BRFC. To ensure tickets were spread out amongst the M& J / senior club membership the following policy was adopted: -
 
Ballots were held for each of the 10 Twickenham games
They were placed in to the following categories

  • Knock out games
  • Pool games
  • We started with the final and worked backwards
  • As your name was pulled out & allocated your request you were then excluded for the remainder of that category
  • So for example if you won tickets for the final your name was excluded for the 2 SF & 2 QF matches however your name went back in for the pool games
  • This method ensured the maximum amount of tickets being allocated across the club. In fact as promised we allocated 50% of the total Twickenham allocation to the M&J’s

 
If you have any questions around the process please do not hesitate to contact me.
 
Paul Fidoe
International Ticket Secretary
The Results are as follows

First Surname 18th Sept 19th Sept 26th Sept 3rd Oct 10th Oct 17th Oct 18th Oct 24th Oct 25th Oct 31st Oct M&J
    Eng v Oc 1 20 France v Italy 20 Eng v Wal 20 Eng v Auz 20 Auz v Wal 20 QF2 30 QF4 30 SF 1 16 SF 2 16 Final 16  
Charles Bamford 2       2   2                       2    
James Behan 4 2     4   4                       4   Y
Martin Bennett 4 4 4 4 4   4   4   4   4   4 4 4   4    
Rebecca Blasdale             4           4 2     4   4    
Dan Broadhurst         4   4               4   4 4 4   Y
Simon Brown         2 2 2                           Y
Joanna Cain         3 3 3                            
Ben Copson                                     4    
Mark Cunningham             2         2             2    
Alan Danks 4   4 4 4   4   4 2 4   4   4 4 4   4    
Ian Douglas             2                       2    
Tim Dunkley         2   2       4 4             4    
Dale Edgar 2 2     2   2       2   2 2              
Paul Grainger 4       4   4       4   4   4 4 4   4   Y
Nicky Grant                       2     2   2   2   Y
Joanne Griffiths             2 2                         Y
Mark Harper 2   2 2 2   2   2 2 2   2 2 2   2   2    
Ben Hembry         4 2 4                           Y
Rebecca Hodges                                 2        
James Hodgson 4 4     4   4       4   4 4         4   Y
Phil Ingram             4                       4    
Mike Jacobs             2                           Y
Paul Jones             4 4       4         4   4   Y
Declan Jones             2       2   2 2              
Paul Jones         4                                
Vernon Nibbs       2                     2   2        
Jonathan Lamb     4 4                                  
Neil Lawes         4   4                           Y
Roy Maidment         2   2 2                     2    
Peter Mellor         4   4 2                     4    
Tony Morris         2 2                             Y
Tony Mullarkey                                     4   Y
Elliott Nash         4   4 4                          
Steve Nock             4 4                         Y
Paul Norris         2 2             2   2       2 2  
Adrian Price 2       2   2 2 2                        
Andrew Pullen v       4   4                       4    
Catrin Roberts                 4 4                     Y
Jo Roberts         4   4       4   4   4 4 4   4   Y
James Rodden                         4 4             Y
Hans Rostrup 4       4 3 4                       4 4  
Stuart Sharp             4                           Y
Julie Shaw     4 4                     4       4   Y
Natalie Shaw             4                            
Craig Shipley         4                               Y
James Slater             2           2 2             Y
Marcus Smith                                     4 4 Y
Keith Udy 4       4   4                       4    
Andrew Vaughan 4 4     4   4       4   4   4   4 4 4    
Dave Watts                             4            
Fiona Wellington                                     2    
David Wellington         2                                
Colin Wheeler 4       4   4       4   4 4 4   4   4    
Sarah Wiggins             4       4 4     4       4   Y
Adrian Williams         4                   4   4 4 4    
Marcus Wilson             4               4   4 4 4   Y
Eden Winwood 4       4   4                       4   Y
Michael Wylde         4   4         2             4    
Richard Barron                       2             2    
Robin Baxter                         4                
Tim Browne 4 4     4   4         4             4   Y
James Davidson         4 4     4 2                     Y
Claire Foster         2       2 2                      
Kevin Foster         2       2 2                      
Paul Foster         2 2     2                        
Simon Hobbs                     4 4             4   Y
Peter Hunt                                     2    
Neil Maddox             4           4 4             Y
Howard Nuttall 2       2       2 2         2       2 2  
Martin Price         4               4 4     4   4    
Max Spurgeon         4                   4       4 4 Y
Thomas Warren 4       4   4                            
Richard Watkin                 4 4                     Y
Charlotte Wellington                       2             2    
Totals 58 20 18 20 135 20 145 20 32 20 46 30   30 62 16 56 16 144 16  

Following a meeting at the Corn Exchange on the 28th September 1872 the club was formed. the first real game though was played on the 22nd November 1873 against Kidderminster on the Recreation Ground in front of a large crowd. Kick Off was at 3:00pm and despite strenuous efforts by both sides, time was called at 4:50pm neither side having scored a goal. Early records have been lost but it seems that in the early days the foundations were laid due to a close association with Bromsgrove School, an association which has continued to the present day.
There were great problems running a rugby team in a small market town like Bromsgrove in the latter part of of the last century and without motor cars, away match travel must have presented a challenge. Nevertheless, the local paper, The Messenger, reported that in 1888


"The Wasps," as the original club was named,"won considerable fame for the town of Bromsgrove in the Football world"


In its early history the Club was suspended for two periods due to lack of support and during the 1890's players were drawn from as far afield as Worcester, Droitwich, Malvern and Birmingham.


Games were originally played on the Recreation Ground, but in 1889 the club moved to a pitch on the Kidderminster Road. From 1893 until 1914 it played either on the 'Rec' or the Cricket ground in New Road, The arrangement varying from season to season. From 1919 intil 1939 the club rented a ground of its own adjoining the cricket ground in New Road and returning there on re-forming in 1946 after World War 2. In 1955 the club at last moved to it's present ground at Finstall Park, albeit with only one pitch. The ground was purchased with the aid of a loan from the RFU and a great deal of the levelling and drainage was carried out by club members. Over the years the headquarters have varied greatly and meetings have been held at various hostelries and private houses including the Corn market, the Institute building in New Road, the Golden Cross Hotel, Perry Hall (then a private residence), the Dragoon Hotel at Aston Fields (Now the Ladybird), The Cross at Finstall, The Roebuck Pub ( now demolished) and at Long last in 1957 the club moved into its own clubhouse at Finstall Park.

 

Since then the club has extended to enjoy four pitches, a training area and the clubhouse much extended. More recently, and in order to guarentee the future, we have gained registration as a Friendly Society.


Whilst the club has never achieved national honours, it has provided rugby for thousands of players over the years and continues to do so, fielding 5 teams each Saturday, plus the Crusaders, our renowned veterans team, Colts, Under 17s and Mini & Junior teams from the ages of 8 to 16 on Sundays. We have enjoyed Success in the North Midlands Cup, (winners 1982, semi finalists 1998) The Worcester Floodlit Cup (winners 1998 Runners up 1999) and the 2nd Team Cup organised by our pals, Kidderminster. Over the years we have also been proud to see players from Bromsgrove represent England Colts, The most recent being David Hunt (1999), England under 21's, the North Midlands and Worcestershire & Herefordshire County. Many players have progressed via the M&J's to the 1st XV and gone on to National sides with our best wishes.

 

It reflects the changes in the game to read a report from The Messenger (Our local weekly Paper) dated 14th March 1891 for the first round of the Midland Cup. "Bromsgrove were drawn to play Leicester at Belgrave Road and played in front of a crowd of over 6000 spectators! They went down by 4 goals, 2 tries and six minors to nothing" How would we fayre if the match was played today?


The Boars Head


The Boars head on display in the Club house was presented to the club by the Amphlett and Huins family. It was shot by John Moore, a member of an ancient Alvechurch family, who was an eminent member of the Indian civil service. He retired to Llandrindod Wells, surrounded by his hunting trophies, and after several visits and subtle persuasion he gave the trophy to be displayed in the clubhouse at Finstall Park.

   
   


Available in the bar and function room

   
© Bromsgrove Rugby Football Club Ltd

National 3 Midlands

Congratulations Scunthorpe and Hinckley (after the play off vs Wirral) on gaining promotion to National 2.

Pos Club P W D L F A Diff TB LB Pts
1 Scunthorpe 26 23 0 3 766 343 423 14 2 108 C
2 Hinckley 26 22 1 3 790 343 447 16 2 108P
3 Old Halesonians 26 18 0 8 630 408 222 13 6 91
4 Peterborough Lions 26 15 0 11 593 464 129 10 4 69
5 Nuneaton 26 14 0 12 573 463 110 8 5 69
6 Syston 26 13 0 13 538 562 -24 11 4 67
7 Birmingham & Solihull 26 13 0 13 500 475 25 8 6 66
8 Longton 26 11 1 14 530 577 -47 12 3 61
9 Bromsgrove 26 12 0 14 559 670 -111 8 3 59
10 Sandbach 26 11 0 15 546 591 -45 9 4 57
11 Lichfield 26 9 0 17 600 683 -83 12 7 55
12 Old Northamptonians 26 9 0 17 498 702 -204 6 7 49 R
13 Newport (Salop) 26 8 0 18 451 738 -287 6 0 38 R
14 Sutton Coldfield 26 3 0 23 412 967 -555 3 4 19 R

 

   

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