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England vs Wales – at BARFC!

| 29/04/2017

Written by Richard Walsh

Local rugby fans are set for a treat on Sunday April 30th because Bridgwater and Albion RFC will be hosting an RFU International match between England and Wales Under 16 XV.

The game will take place on Sunday April 30th, kick off at 2pm and will be sponsored by EDF Energy.

On the day, the Bridgwater and Albion Clubhouse, will be open from 11am for the sale of refreshments in addition to which catering and other food outlets will be available around the ground.

Entry for adults is £7 that includes a match programme and parking (subject to availability). Under 16’s are free.

Bridgwater and Albion RFC Youth section will be holding a raffle to raise funds and will be providing a Guard of Honour for the England and Wales teams.

Looking ahead to the international Mike Berry, who is the president of Bridgwater and Albion Rugby Club said: “We are honoured to have been chosen to stage this match which we hope will be a highlight of the young players’ careers to date and a stepping stone to their future progress in the game.

“Bridgwater & Albion is a long-established club having promoted the game in the town since 1875 and we also pride ourselves on our own mini/junior etc section which has produced a steady stream of players for our Colts XV and then onward to our senior sides in recent years.

“Since the club moved to College Way some 23 years ago it has been privileged to have staged some high profile matches to date.

In fact it was an England U21 XV which came and played against the Albion  to open the new ground in September 1994.

Since then in 1995 South West Schools Divisional U18 XV played Australia Rugby Football Schools Union here; in 1998/9 with Kingsholm Gloucester frozen, the Albion hastily arranged for the England U19 XV v Australia U19 XV match to be switched to College Way at very short notice;.

England U20A v Wales U20A is another match staged at College Way from which several players on each side progressed to their full senior international teams.

In addition to international matches the Albion’s current ground and its facilities has also hosted a considerable number of county and other representative games at all levels.

Mike Berry, who to many people is Mr Bridgwater and Albion added: “We hope to be entertained by a feast of rugby football – an ideal way to close down the 2016/17 season.”


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