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200 Club Update

The monthly draws have been happening regularly, but We have been a little slow publishing these. Here are the draws for the last 5 months. DECEMBER £250    No. 41   A. O’Mahony £100    No. 82   Dave Graham £50     No. 69   Gareth Roberts £25     No. 11   Eliza Oxley JANUARY £100    No. 30   Don Parish £50     No. 124  1st XV Players Syndicate £25     No. 21  Dave Smith  FEBRUARY £100    No. 31   Don Parish £50     No. 117  1st XV Players Syndicate £25     No. 124  1st XV Players Syndicate MARCH £100    No. 110  1st XV Players Syndicate £50     No. 22   Fiona Smith £25     No. 109  Colin Kirby APRIL £100    No. 96  Cheryl Power £50     No. 138  Steve Clarke £25     No. 108  Keith Robinson Why not join the 200 Club and support your Club. It is £4 / month for each number and if we can get the numbers up to 200, then the prizes will go up significantly. We currently have around 140 numbers taken. Email Trevor Lewis on […]

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AGM – Thursday 11th May, 8pm

This is a reminder that the Club Annual General Meeting will take place on 11th May at 8pm. All Members are encouraged and welcomed to attend. As an additional incentive, the President has offered to buy everyone’s first pint. Please be prompt. The Agenda is below: AGENDA 1. Chairman’s Opening Address 2. Apologies for absence. 3. Minutes of the Limited Company, under the new Articles/Constitution format, held on 5th May, 2022. 4. Report of the Company Secretary. 5. Report of the Chairman of Rugby. 6. Report of the Honorary Finance Director. 7. Review and adoption of Annual Membership Fees. 8. Club Report by Chairman 9. Election of Directors. In accordance with the Articles of Association the following Directors retire by rotation: SJ Ward, DC Bulcock and GE Roberts were all re-elected in 2021 as Chairman, Secretary and General Director respectively and have served their 2-year term. Accordingly, there are the […]

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Coach’s Talk – A season end report from Steve Hazzelby

Last Saturday was our last game of the season away to old rivals Otley and what a season it has been. We had won the league the week before when we beat Sheffield Tigers at home so many would think that this game was not important but that was never in our heads. We wanted to finish the campaign with a winning performance and so it turned out to be. Otley had only lost one game at home all season and this was always going to be a difficult challenge. We started strongly with good pressure inside their half and a lovely little chip over their defence by Steve Collins was gathered by full back Andy Riley to give us our first score. Steve converted and we were 7-0 up after five minutes. Otley are a strong, powerful team who play hard open rugby but they could not break down […]

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RIP – Luke Barnes

It is with great sadness that the Club has to report the passing of one of it’s former players, Luke Barnes, at the very young age of only 34. He leaves a wife, Isobel, and young son Kobe. All of our thoughts at the present time go to Isobel, Kobe and the rest of Luke’s family. Luke played at Sedgley Park for a number of years and was an integral part of the teams he played in. However, Luke had been diagnosed with Cardiomyopathy and due to this suffered a irreversible brain injury. Details of the funeral are unknown at this stage, but this post will be updated when they are known. A loyal “Tiger” taken far too young. RIP Luke Barnes. The Players of Sedgley Park, past and present, have collected funds to support the family and the family have their own just giving page to raise money for […]

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RIP – Paul Burton

It is with great sadness that we have to report the passing of an ex-player and old friend of the club, Paul Burton. He passed away due to cancer and secondaries. He will be fondly remembered by many who played with him and were captained by him. His funeral details are as follows: Friday 10th March at 12.30. Lancaster and Morecambe Crematorium, Powderhouse Lane, Lancaster. LA2 6AD. Rather fittingly, the crematorium is next to Vale of Lune Rugby Union Club. I believe anyone who wishes to, would be welcome to attend. Our sympathies go out to his family and his many friends at the Club. RIP Paul “Bertie” Burton

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Coach Trip – Fylde

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 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.

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Bob Grant

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.