NEWS & EVENTS

THE NEW SEASON ARRIVES

The 1st XV return to National League rugby with a visit to Barnes on Saturday ko 3pm. The team will be missing several key members of last years successful squad but will hope to hit the ground running. The second XV who travel with them have a tough friendly encounter with Chiswick 1st XV. The 3rd 4th and 5th teams wait until next week to see there competitive seasons begin.

NEW PLAYERS WANTED

Westcliff RFC is now recruiting players for season 2014/15. New players of all ages (6 years and up!) and abilities are welcome to join the club. We run youth teams from U6 to U19 and five senior sides. our 1st XV are newly promoted into National 3 London and South East. Pre season fitness sessions are running right through the summer. Please contact Bob Smith, Director of Rugby on 07887 833757 if you are interested.

TICKETS : INTERNATIONALS

· Autumn Internationals – We still have plenty of tickets available for South Africa on 15 November and a very few for Australia on 29 November. New Zealand is sold out. Would those who have successfully applied please note that we require payment by the end of August at the latest, as we have an enormous Direct Debit to pay to the RFU. · Six Nations 2015 – home matches England v Italy Saturday 14 February kick-off 1430hrs England v Scotland Saturday 14 March kick-off 1700hrs England v France Saturday 21 March kick-off 1700hrs Tickets available at £101, 85, 72, 62, 41 – closing date for applications and payment Saturday 4 October 2014. Cheques payable to Westcliff RFC Ltd to Nick Crowe at 161 Pall Mall, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 1RE or leave behind club bar. Alternatively pay by direct transfer into the club account at Lloyds A/C No 00696399 Sort Code 30-94-26. It is extremely likely that both the Scottish and French matches will be oversubscribed – please do not over-order. The Italian match carries a special offer of half-price tickets for juniors under the age of fourteen – there is no limit on the amount of tickets for which we can apply for the £85/72/62 bands. An excellent opportunity for younger members to taste the Twickenham experience. · Six Nations 2015 – away matches Wales v England Friday 6 February kick-off 2005hrs Ireland v England Sunday 1 March kick-off 1500hrs As usual, it is highly unlikely that we will receive more than a couple of tickets for each match – suggest that members explore alternative contacts. Applications for all of these to nick.crowe@seevic-college.ac.uk before 4 October.

HIRE THE CLUB FOR YOUR PRIVATE PARTY

Hire either bar for your private party. Contact John or Dave Marsh on 07436 582477. Or email date & party nos. to admin@westcliffrfc.co.uk.

ADVENTURE ISLAND - HALF-PRICE WRISTBAND OFFER!

£14 for Big Adventure Wristbands and £11 for the Junior & Mini Wristbands. For more information, please contact Keith Dolman - kfd@dsl.pipex.com

BUY A BRICK

John Pacey is organising a new buy-a-brick campaign to raise funds for the club. Please contact him at jrpacey@btinternet.com to pledge A single brick can be bought for a donation of £100. Share a brick with a friend or relative for a donation of £150. Share a Team brick for a donation of £300.