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Our opponents for Saturday - Ampthill r.f.c.
This week we are hosts to Ampthill r.f.c. Since Ampthill were promoted to National Division One for the 2015 - 16 season they have been in a player developement program with Saracens, as are Rosslyn Park who we played last week. In total Ampthill have in thier senior squad some forty players.
GARY LOVELL R.I.P.
On the occasion of the recent home game against Fylde r.f.c. a wake was held at Brickfields in honour of Gary Lovell one time Plymouth Albion player who was something of a larger than life character both on and off the pitch and someone who many many ex players and supporters can relate too. None more it seems than his fellow player the present owner of Albion Dave Venables who had a close friendship with Gary. The wake was well supported with a mix of about 140 ex players and friends present in his honour and the eulogy was read out by Kevin Norris shown in the above photo.
Match photo's from the Albion Ladies .v. Blackheath game
Match photo's of the Cambridge game
Our opponents for Saturday 7th. Oct. 20217 - Cambridge
This week we are hosts to Cambridge r.f.c. who play tyhier home games at the 1,250 capacity ground in Granchester Road, Newnham, Cambridge. They were formed in 1923 and following promotion from National league 2 South in 2016 they are now in thier second spell in National League 1 having previously been here in the 2009 - 2010 season when the leagues were renamed, then being relegated in the 2012 - 2013 season coming back again last season.
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.
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