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Photo's of the Fylde game
The final score was Albion 68 - 15 Fylde which puts us into third place on 17 points.
Our opponents for Saturday 23rd. September - Fylde
This week we welcome Fylde r.f.c. to Brickfields again when the weather looks to be dry and good for running rugby. The club was decide by a toss of a coin, when it was to be either a rugby club or a football club, the coin came down on the right side. The name Fylde comes from a Saxon word meaning low lying ground between two Estuaries, the ground being flanked by Morecombe Bay to the north, the Ribble estuary to the south and the Irish Sea to the west. In Fyldes jubilee year, 1969 they fielded six or seven sides each week and today they have three other senior sides but unfortunatley don't run a colt's side anymore Perhaps the best known player from Fylde is Bill Beaumont who spent his entire rugby career with them and still can be seen at the home games. Like so many clubs Fylde have struggled in the professional era to maintain a balance between a traditional members club and a profesional outfit, and they weren't the first club to run into financial difficulties when they tried to compete in the National One league during the 1997 - 1999 seasons, a couple of seasons before Albion were promoted into National One themselves. During this period Fylde had to sell off some land to balance the books. And trying to keep up with the Jones's is something we at Brickfields are very familiar with I'm afraid. The club is subsequently reasserting it's self as a community orientated members club, sounds good. Fylde come looking for thier first win this campaign and we wish them luck for the rest of the season.
Photo's of the Albion ladies .v. Hove ladies
The result was a loss for Albion playing in a higher league this term and as yet still looking for that extra cohesion going down 0 - 33.
Our opponents for Saturday 2nd. September - Blackheath
Although a week away before we go to Blackheath the lads have their last pre season friendly this evening against Ivybridge before taking on Blackheath in the seasons opening game away on the 2nd. September. After the Penzance match last Saturday which by all accounts was a good work out for the boys we look forward to tonights match.
The 200 Club - Looking Ahead to 2017/18
After a successful first season in it's new format, the 200 Club (200C) is looking forward to doing even more for Plymouth Albion as the new campaign approaches. Rising from the ashes of the financial administration in the spring of 2016, we have been able to re-establish a supporter-based association that provides a social focus for followers of the RFC as well as provide financial assistance to the new ownership.
The clubhouse gets a facelift in 2016
Hi everyone, not a lot to give you this time, what with the rugby taking a well earned rest.
The Mike Turner Young Player of the year award 2016 -17
On Sunday 30th April the Mike Turner trophy was awarded in the Bidvest marquee. This annual event nearly didn't take place this year but for the intervention and at the request from the players I'm glad to say. As a result of the limited time given before it took place the numbers who attended were lower than usual for this important date in the clubs calendar and I trust that the 200 club and the Albi Travel club who jointly organized the event will organize next years a.s.a.p. so that we can make a note of the date in our calendar for the next time.
Our opponents for Saturday - Cambridge
Cambridge r.f.c. our hosts for the final match in the 2016 - 17 season were formed in 1923 and currently play at Grantchester Road in the Newnham area of Cambridge where they have played since the 1950's, running three senior sides and three junior sides, an organized club it seems for what looks like a traditional rugby club providing rugby for all ages in the area. They are another club that hace been able to take advantage of an opportunity to buy the lease on existing pitches and further land from Kings College in the 1990's to accomodate those teams.
Our opponents for Saturday - Blackheath
Once again we face up to the oldest "open" rugby club in the world, it being open to anybody, rather than a current or ex member of a school, university or hospital and as such the third oldest rugby club in continious existence in the world after Dublin University and Edinbourgh Academical F.C. "Club" to give Blackheath it's handle used by it's supporters was founded in 1858 by Old Boys of Blackheath Propriety School. After just 158 years of playing at Rectory Field they have moved to Well Hall in Eltham for the 2016 - 17 season.
Our opponents for Saturday - Moseley
On Saturday we are away to one of our closest teams in recent years sharing a number of years sometimes in touching distance for a number of seasons whilst both clubs fought to avoid relegation from the old Nat 1 and later on from the Championship. Often finding both clubs going through nail biting times avioding relegation, and here we are again pitting ourselves against each other for the spoils.
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