14/10/23 – North Ribblesdale

Good afternoon everyone and welcome to Laund Hill for the latest fixture of the Men’s senior First XV league season 2023-24

Our first venture into Yorkshire 2 for some years. A division that has, in the past, seen us launch several successful campaigns into league and knockout rugby. Everyone at the club; from the Monster Minis upwards, is geared up towards an enjoyable season

An especially warm welcome today to our visitors from Grove Park, Settle, North Ribblesdale Rugby Football Club. Surely one of the most picturesque settings in the North at which to play your rugby

Their officials, players and spectators are very welcome to join us for what we hope will be a keenly contested game of fast-flowing rugby. North Rib finished 7th in Yorkshire 2 last season winning 11 and losing 11 of their fixtures and will be keen to test themselves against us today. They lie in 4th position this term, one place above us, on the same points but with the meanest defence in the division!

Let’s keep our fingers crossed for a dry and sunny afternoon. Regular patrons will know it’s seldom warm out on the field at Laund Hill Stadium but that there is always a warm rugby welcome in the bar for players, spectators, match officials, past players and anyone else who wants to enjoy a drink and discuss the sport of rugby union.

Great strides have been taken over the last 2 years towards securing a bright future for Huddersfield Laund Hill with the mini section being invigorated by a team of determined and committed volunteers who have worked tirelessly to recruit a huge number of new members who will grow with the club and have their own set of memories to treasure in the coming years both on and off the field.

Good luck to everyone taking to the field this weekend in Laund Hill colours, especially the minis.

HLH has 5 teams from Under 12s down at the Sandal Festival tomorrow. Your support will be very welcome. The first matches are expected to be around 10:45 am. After that, they come back to Laund Hill to watch England attempt to secure a semi-final spot in the Rugby World Cup.

We especially look forward to seeing our senior Roses XV in action again after a battling performance at Gainsborough recently and to seeing them make further progress this season. They have a great attitude to their rugby and numbers are on the increase at their well-structured training sessions

Also welcome today is/are the match official(s), without whom, we wouldn’t be playing at all.

Everyone is asked to give them their full support and to have a chat with them in the bar after the match if they have something to discuss with them. The match officials are also here to enjoy their rugby and often travel many miles to ensure that we have a game each week. I’m sure they welcome your congratulations and will happily discuss any salient points over a beer or two, especially if you are paying!

Huddersfield Laund Hill RUFC is a community club and is striving to provide an opportunity for everyone in the community to enjoy their rugby in whatever capacity they can manage whether it be playing, volunteering, taking on a role of responsibility, bringing along their children or simply turning up to support our players.

Your club is always desperately short of volunteers so if you can spare an hour or two each week, why not get in touch with the club volunteer co-ordinator, Sean Barrett. He can be contacted by mailing seanbarrett26@outlook.com and give something back to the club which may well have provided you with years of enjoyment on or off the field

Defendere Collis

 

 

North Ribb
1 Jim Mallaliue-Black
2 Elliott Marklew
3  Richard Lynn
4  Adam Middleton
5  Harrison Mathew
6  Andrew Thwaite
7  Ryan Hewitt
8 Alexander Dew (c)
9 Michael Thwaite
10  Freddie Spensley
11 Kyle Handy
12  Callum Mathew
13  Simon Bolland
14  Michael Robinson
15  Jack Hutchinson
16 Matty Close
17  Conor Stubbs
 18 AN Other

 

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