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RIP Dawn Fidler

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the untimely death of Dawn Fidler. Dawn set up the “Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity” after the death of her son Joshua at the Age of 13 and has worked tirelessly to raise awareneness and funds to help families whose children are diagnosed with Brain Cancer. She was awarded an MBE (Queens Award for Voluntary Services) for her work. “Superjosh” have been our nominated Festival charity since we started our Festivals 5 Years ago and we have held numerous charity events at the Club on behalf of Superjosh. The thoughts of everyone at the Club are with Dwn’s family and the wider Superjosh family at this very sad time.

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Coach’s Talk – A Report from Steve Hazzelby

After a well deserved break over the Xmas and New Year period it was back to league action last Saturday with a difficult away game to unbeaten Rotherham Titans. We had drawn with them earlier in the season at home and this was always going to be a hard fought close game between two of the top teams in National Two. Preparations had gone well in the week and spirits were high in the squad. We started the game strongly,  with a solid scrum, an accurate line out and lovely continuity between forwards and backs constantly testing the Titans defence, in the first twenty minutes. However the Rotherham defence is one of the best in the league and we were unable to break them down, despite creating a number of chances. It was the home team who scored first, against the run of play, with a lovely chip over for […]

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Dave’s Diary

I applaud an act of sportsmanship by Henley Hawks, at Barnes on Dec 18th. With the score tied on 17-17, last play of the match, Henley were awarded a kickable penalty for an opponent not rolling away. It turned out that the offending player was injured and unable to move. Henley ended the game by kicking the ball into touch. Brilliant.   Last Saturday, while Sedgley were involved in a last-kick-of-match drama at Rotherham, I was watching on TV a similar event at The Stoop, where Quins converted their last-minute try to beat Exeter. Another incident in that game brought memories of one at Park Lane a few years ago. Just before half-time, Exeter’s Sam Simmons attempted to secure the ball by lifting a Harlequins leg off it, the fairly hefty leg of Joe Marler. At the same time, prop Alec Hepburn lifted the other leg, and continued lifting until […]

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Big Family Party, New Years Eve, 2021

Big Family Party for the New Years Eve. Adults and Children Welcome. Live band playing hits of the decades. Kids DJ in separate bar, with films and games. Hot/cold Finger Buffet for adults. Childrens Buffet. Chill out / quiet zone for young children. Ticket Price: £15 Adults, £40 Family (2 Adults + Children, Under 16). Tickets can be purchased from here.

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Merry Christmas

It has been another challenging year for us all, but hopefully we are all getting through this. On behalf of everyone at the Club, we wish all our Members and Guests a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year. The Club will be open from 12pm to 3pm on Christmas Day if anyone wants to join us for a celebratory drink, before their Christmas Lunch.

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Tigers v Huddersfield – Cancelled

Our game against Huddersfield today has been cancelled by Huddersfield, apparently due to a COVID outbreak. Our big Christmas Lunch is still going ahead so please turn up for this and support the Club. The 2nd XV are playing Macclesfield and the game has been moved onto the Main Pitch to allow our guests a game to watch. We have live Music as well and sport on the large screen TVs, so come down and enjoy the day.

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Dave’s Diary

At this last league game of 2021, there should be memories of a whole year of games. There aren’t, of course, because of…well, we all know why. We are fortunate to have had a very promising half-season behind us. Great credit to all behind the scenes at Sedgley for keeping the club going, for keeping the players and even improving the squad, and for the various ground and clubhouse improvements during our enforced rest from the game. My particular thanks go to the players of the 1st XV for the quality of entertainment, and for their obvious pride in wearing the jersey. Guts, as well as flair. The league is beginning to take shape, with the top five pulling away, and Fylde indeed just about hanging on in that five. There are some tough battles to come (we hope, and no return to lock-down) and every game is a potential […]

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Coach’s Talk – A report from Steve Hazzelby

Last Saturday we were playing our eighth away game of the season with a late 4pm kick off against Loughborough Students. With a number of key players missing and debut appearances for the young Alex Bemba and Max Jackson this turned out to be a great performance from the Tigers. Playing on the fast artificial pitch we started strongly gaining territory, keeping possession, producing quick ball which resulted in a well worked score for Steve Collins within the first six minutes. Our shape in attack was excellent, moving play left and right constantly stretching the students defence. A scrum deep in their 22 saw captain Matt Riley make a powerful line break which resulted in scrum half Jacob Tansey touching down. Steve added the conversion and we were up 12-0 after 25 minutes. This was followed quickly with a third try of the afternoon for winger Rhys Henderson who collected […]

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Coach’s Talk – A report from Steve Hazzelby

Last Saturday we were playing our 13th game of the season at home to Tynedale. Recent results had gone the way of the opposition who saw themselves as our bogey team winning the last four games. They had a mixed start to the campaign and were lying mid table. Conditions on the day were atrocious with a gale force wind, driving rain and standing surface water putting the actual playing of the game in doubt. We played up the slope into driving rain in the first half which should have made handling a bit of a lottery. Despite this, our first score was excellent, as winger Jamie Harrison came into the back line, outstripped the cover defence and touched down on the right. Converting the try was impossible in the conditions but we were now up 5-0 after five minutes. Our attack was phenomenal considering the weather and we were […]

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Dave’s Diary

Watching a game on TV the other day I was alarmed to see a referee penalise a player for tackling his opponent in the air. This was not the usual scenario, the leap to get first to the high ‘bomb’, but a back running with the ball in an orthodox passing move. What happened on this occasion, was that the man inside the ‘victim’ had passed inaccurately, causing his teammate to stretch upwards, so at the instant his opponent hit him, he was off the ground – only a few inches, but yes, he was airborne. It made me think, that when a player runs with the ball he spends at least half of the time out of contact with the ground. I think it’s a lot more than half, actually. I did a bit of surfing of athletics sites and, typically, a top sprinter will have a stride-length of […]