Boxing Day Success

Date: 28 December 2011

In my years of being Rugby Chairman, this I feel was definitely one of the highlights.
Players from every senior team and players from the past all turned up for a Festive treat.
The Bill Bailey side was definitely up for it guided by rugby consultant Mike Lough and Chris Dew.

Ex-players included the regular faces but was enhanced by Kieron Chadwick, John Bleasdale, John Morgan, Paul Bailey and Chris Glynn.
Bill Baileys star players were Glynn Dewhurst, John Bleasdale and John Morgan. All still had the skills but maybe not the legs of old.

Graham Coxys side had a lot of regular faces but included Neil Leeming, Micky Parker and Dave Percy.
Star players for Coxys side were Chris Gale, Mike Leeming and Andrew Dockery.
The game was tough but clean.

Everyone should be commended on playing around 70 players on the day, even referee Andy Taylorson got 10 minutes at the end.
Although I am not a bad loser, Andy playing the last 10 minutes probably lost us the match.
Nothing to do with Andys play but Dorris Jacksons refereeing.

Chris Gale scored with the last play of the game to seal the win for Coxys side by 27-26.
The whole day was a fantastic advert to where the club is.
A healthy crowd, 70 players getting a run and £1200 going towards pancreatic cancer in memory of Graham’s brother in law contributed to a great day.
The whole day was a signal of where the club currently is and how popular Graham Cox is within the club.

Let’s hope the club continues to thrive and we have lots more days like this in the future.
Special mention must go to Sean Long who played the full 80 minutes to support the club and the charity.

Graham’s sister is putting up for auction a house in France for 2 weeks for the year 2013 to enhance the charity money raised.
This holiday will be auctioned at the next 1st team home game on the 14th January against Bromsgrove.
Details will be put on the web shortly.
Health and Happiness for 2012.


Bill Bailey

Photos by Martin Hothersall.

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