Thursday, 28 April 2011

It is nearly that time of year - with Trecco and Tobago on the horizon. Details will be posted on the blog asap. But in the meantime....

Plenty of things happening at Mumbles RFC this weekend.

Thursday: Mumbles Under 15's host French visiting team. KO 6pm Underhill

Friday: THE CONTENDERS at the clubhouse celebrating the royal wedding. Free entry from 8pm.

Saturday: To celebrate Mumbles RFC 1st team final home game of the season a full programme of events has been organised at Underhill. There will be BBQs, Beer Tents and more - the ideal way to spend your Bank Holiday Saturday in the sun!
12:00 Under 14s play a touring side from Nottingham
13:00 The Youth play South Gower
14.30 the senior first team then take on Crymych in a top of the table clash. Both teams can still win the league and Mumbles will be looking for a monumental effort to beat Crymych in front of a healthy home crowd.

Friday, 15 April 2011


Meet the coach at 07:50 outside Mumbles Rugby Club. We must leave by 08:00.

Please bring the cash on the day: £20 per player. Don't forget £4 entry for adults on the door.

Any last minute changes please let Mike G know: 07846 334 962

Monday, 11 April 2011

Lucton - Please Respond

Here is the travel plan for Sunday. Please confirm your place with Mike G, especially the number of travelling supporters.

The coach will be leaving from Mumbles Rugby Club at 08:00. We expect to return to Mumbles by 17:00.

Cost will be £20 per player. This includes travel for 2 supporters per player and also the player entry to the tournament. We might have room for a few more, so let me know how many seats you need and we'll try our best to accomodate. Please bring the cash on the day. Remember Lucton also charge adult supporters entry to the ground at about £4 each.

Confirm with Mike G on or text to: 07846 334 962

Good luck Max and Keiran!

For the West vs East Wales fixture this Wednesday.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Loads of rugby this weekend, and with a perfect storm of representative sports, parties and dodgy achilles tendons, we still miraculously managed to put out 2 teams to represent Mumbles at tournaments on both Saturday and Sunday. This is thanks to the commitment of the available players, the supporters and to the parents for stepping in to coach at a moments notice. Many thanks go first to Adam, Jason, Kevin and Mike for looking after the team unexpectedly on Saturday. 10 Crusaders put in a superb effort to front up to the big English touring sides, and with no substitutions fought their way through 4 very tough games of rugby. On Sunday the Crusaders found a few reinforcements, and 13 players took the field at Dunvant for another tough 4 games against big London Irish and Farnham teams. There was nothing easy about the rugby this weekend. All hard games, all strong opposition, but all an experience, and plenty of game time for everyone involved. All the lads can be very proud of their battling performances, but this weekend we must mention the efforts put in by 6 Crusaders: Nathan, Cian, Rhys Davies, Ollie, Kieran Morris and Alex who played every game on both days and without whom we would not have been able to take part in two really good festivals.

This week - keep an eye out for Lucton Travel plans.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

South Gower on Saturday

Some details for those coming to play Farnham and Blackburn at South Gower this Saturday. Meet at 10:00 prompt. We should be finished by 12:30.

Parking: as you know it is always busy at South Gower, and for this event they have had to close the small car park at the ground. With the Crusaders starting later than most sides, we expect that most easy parking around the ground will be taken. South Gower have been warned that parking attendants will be there, so be careful. We suggest that you drive up to the top of the lane (by the shops) and drop off the boys then find a parking spot - Bishopston Primary School will be opening its car park for the day if you can't find anywhere else.

Remember - plenty of rugby over the weekend so NO TRAINING this Friday.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Coming up -9/10 April and Lucton. Corus, Tenby

Good news - an unbelievable amount of rugby coming up: Saturday 9th April: Tournament at South Gower (playing Farnham and Blackburn). Approximate start 10am. (Finish by 1pm) Sunday 10th April Tournament at Dunvant (playing Farnham again and others!!). Same start time. Sunday 17th April Lucton tournament. 12-a-side with pushing in the scrums, full on rucks and mauls, contested lineouts and kicking from anywhere! Eary start, on the bus and all day (Lyndon to sit at front by bucket) Tuesday 19th April Corus away. Evening kick off. Will confirm times later on, but aiming for 530pm kick off. Two teams playing at the same time. Sunday 24th April Tenby away What do you need to do: Reply to teamer texts as soon as they arrive. We know that there are other commitments (football, schoolboys etc). so we don't expect full turn outs for all games. But please text us the availability asap. Thanks Dan

Friday, 1 April 2011

Lucton Tour

You will have had an invite to the Lucton Tournament on 17th April. This will be the third time we have travelled to this tournament, and we are lucky enough this time to have been invited to bring 2 teams. For us to take up this invitation, however, we really need a quick response from everyone ASAP. We will have to let Lucton know on MONDAY if we have enough players for 2 teams. If we don't have the responses we will register for 1 team. Details for the day are roughly:

08:00 Meet at Clubhouse and travel to Lucton on a coach(near Ludlow, just over 2 hours travelling).
11:00 Tournament starts
16:30 Leave Lucton
18:30 Arrive back Mumbles

Cost of coach will be approximately £10 per seat (including player entry to tournament).