Sorry to have to inform everyone that our 1st XV away game at Hull Ionians has fallen foul of the weather. 2nd XV and 3rd XV games at home are also off. Sale FC have informed us that their pitch is unplayable, so the 4th XV Game is off.
The Claret & Gold Association are organising an away trip to Fylde, by Coach, on 4th March. This match could possibly be the League title decider or go a long way to deciding who wins the League. Why not go on the coach and support your team? If you want to be part of the travelling support, please contact Steve Chestney on firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost is likely to be £15 (depending upon numbers). More details nearer the time, but the coach is likely to leave at 11am and return at 6pm.
It is with great sadness that we have to report that Bob Grant passed away peacefully in December, last year. Bob was a member of Sedgley Park and a Lancashire RFU Council member for 5 years, before retiring in 2014. Bob is remembered with great warmth, especially by the older Members at Sedge and our thoughts and sympathies go out to his wife Ann and the family. There is going to be a Memorial Service for Bob on 27th January at St. Anne’s Church in Tottington, from 1pm. Everyone is welcome. RIP Bob.
It is that time of year again. Oh yes it is!! Your Panto cast have been busy in rehearsals getting ready for the 2023 Panto. This year we are doing Camelot on 3 nights. 2nd, 3rd and 4th February. Performances start at 7:30pm. Tickets are £15 and can be purchased from the website on https://sedgley-tigers.com/tickets/ Tickets do sell quickly, so book early to avoid disappointment.
I am sorry to have to inform everyone that today’s game against Chester has fallen foul of the weather. We left it as late as we could as the forecast suggested we might get some thawing later in the week. This was not to be. Whilst the game is off, the Festivities will be going ahead full swing. The “pre-match” Christmas Lunch will be going ahead at 1pm and we will have our resident singer, Rhys, on around 3:30pm. Players Christmas Party follows that, so things may get a bit raucous in fancy dress. Don’t forget your Christmas Shirt or Jumper. Come down and have a right festive romp.
On the 15th December, from 6:45pm – 7:30pm, our new Director of Rugby Development, Scott Barrow, has arranged for Jonny Rodham (1st XV Forwards Coach) to do a Scrum Clinic. This is aimed at all Senior Players (Men and Ladies) and Colts/Junior Colts. It would also be useful for any of the Junior Coaches who would like to get insight into the black art of scrummaging!! Might even help budding referees to listen in. Content will be on scrummaging safely, also to model coaching and practicing the correct techniques. It is suggested that anyone who has an interest in scrummaging attends this clinic. We will run a part 2 of forwards play and this will be around lineouts – lifting – mauling, in February.
The Club will be showing England’s last 16 Game against Senegal at 7pm on Sunday. Come down and enjoy the game on the big screens, with a pint.
At the last Board Meeting of the Club Executive Committee, we discussed the possibility of employing a full-time Director of Rugby Development for the Club. We are delighted to inform the Members and Supporters of Sedgley Park that we have offered this role to our current 1st XV Head Coach, Scott Barrow, and he has accepted this marvellous opportunity. The full specification for the role is currently being worked on with Scott and the other stakeholders, but his initial role will include: 1st Team role, as at present, requiring 10 hrs / week Working alongside 1st Team Manager, regarding first team recruitment and budgets. Engagement with all senior teams to ensure participation and development of at least 4 Men’s Teams and 1 Women’s Team Succession plan of players within the Junior and Senior Colts, building relationships with current and future Colt’s coaches and producing an enduring Player Pathway Plan. Coach […]
Last Saturday was our tenth encounter of the campaign, with a home game against old rivals Tynedale. This was a special charity day for SicKids and our captain Matt Riley’s 400th league game. An unbelievable achievement and one which may never be beaten. Spirits were high after the win over Fylde the week before and we were looking to extend the unbeaten run with a top performance. Tynedale were lying in mid table, with five wins and four losses, but we knew that this would be a hard game against a very big, well organised team. We started the game very strongly playing good rugby in the Tynedale half and scored our first try for centre, Oli Glasse, who touched down in the bottom left hand corner, after a powerful line break by Beltus Nonleh. Steve Collins added the difficult conversion and we were 7-0 up after nine minutes. We […]
In one of the most eagerly awaited games in any league this season, the game of the day was here at Park Lane as Sedgley Park and Fylde, the two undefeated sides in National Two North, came head-to-head. The weather put paid to the game both sides wanted to play, but believe me, both sides served up a classic game and a contest that kept everyone on their toes for the full 80 minutes. Sedge was first out of the blocks on 4 minutes, with a well-worked opening try by second row Connor James, after great work down the right-hand flank creating space for the James to go over for the try. Steve Collins converted. Fylde are not sitting top of league for no reason, with a perfect 100% record, and their dominance soon saw a well-crafted, brilliant run at blistering pace by Thomas Grimes, through the middle, for an […]