A wall of fun in clubs 125th year
12:18pm Thursday 19th July 2012 in Sport
BARRY Rugby Club is creating an engraved brick wall as part of their 125th anniversary celebrations. The wall will be located in the new lounge bar currently under construction. The club's aim is to offer members, past and present, the opportunity to have a permanent record of their link to the club, which will provide them with a history that reflects the 125 years of the club's existence.
All current members have received details of this exciting offer, and early response has been good.
However, the club is aware that many past players and members will be interested in this project and want to ensure they have the opportunity too.
They are also keen to place on record those past members, sadly no longer with us, but who have links to the club.
If you would like to receive details of this unique scheme just email your address to firstname.lastname@example.org; information will be sent by return.
The first of their special games for the anniversary season will be on Saturday, August 4, when they entertain Cardiff RFC at the Reservoir Field, kick off 2.30pm.
On Saturday, July 14, the Barry Ladies (the Bombettes) played The Randoms in a charity match for the 125th year anniversary celebrations. The Randoms - made up of random blokes from the club, including the pool team, skittles players, Bombettes' partners and some of the touch team - had been training for the past two months to get to grips with the game and, under the watchful eye of referee and director of Rugby at Barry RFC, Ray Gallivan, the match kicked off with the men team's 'Humpty Dumpty Haka!' - a great comedy moment which set the mood for the match. The kick off was taken by Colgate, aka Carol Jones, guest player for the Bombettes and The Randoms were quick to take the ball and put into practice the skills they'd developed over the past months, making a few good runs and driving the Bombettes back. Some indisciplined offside moves kept the Randoms back until a lucky break saw them score the first try of the match, successfully converted. The Bombettes were not disheartened and quick to continue play, driving the Randoms back repeatedly. Despite these best efforts, the Randoms secured another lucky break and scored again. The Bombettes were determined not to let the Randoms set the pace for the game and hit back with two tries, both converted. The game was one of four quarters and each team showed strengths at different times.
With rolling subs and four quarters played, the pitch was covered with constantly changing faces and the confusion meant that, at one point, the Randoms were playing with an impressive side of 17 players. However, they still failed to score! The final quarter saw the Bombettes' fitness give them the advantage and they secured the win through a 43-33 scoreline.
The game was played throughout in an excellent spirit and with great refereeing .
A big thank you to Lee Jones who organised the event, all the players for The Randoms and the Bombettes, Carol Jones, club steward for her enthusiasm, Barry and Louise Dyer for the Bar B Que and the girls who baked cakes to sell.
The Bombettes are thrilled to be in their current position as this time last year the team consisted of seven players and they were unsure of their future. With hard work and determination, the ladies now have more than 30 registered players and came third in their league last season. This season they are determined to continue their progress and the team already has new players.
Any ladies interested in playing rugby are always welcome at Barry RFC. The ladies train on Monday and Thursday evenings from 7pm. For more information contact Beckie on 07528933227; or email email@example.com.Becksie (aka Ribs)