Boxing Day ~ Tuesday 26th December


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Yes it's that time of year again!

The Annual Brothers' Game will be played for the 38th consecutive year for the Beckett/Hillan Shield, even though the actual shield may not put in an appearance?! As a Club we are proud that the game has never been off due to weather, although it has challenged us on several occasions and may do again this year?

But it's on. No need to enquire if it is; it is always on!! All Club players and guest players are welcome with a prompt meet at 12.30pm, selection at 1pm, KO 1.30pm. This year sees new Captains in Mark Barham for the Veterans and Craig and Karl Whelan for the Brothers. Our referee again is Gary Williams from the Liverpool Society, retained after last year's excellent performance!!

Please support our fantastic Club, whether as a player or non player, on what is a fabulous family occasion where we can enjoy each other's company and remember those who are no longer with us.

May I take this opportunity to wish all Club members and their families a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year. See you all very soon.

Richie Beckett
Chairman/President. Oxton Parkonians RUFC.

Road Fund Pledges

The Access RoadWith the renovation of the access road now scheduled to take place at the end of the Rugby season, we're working on the detail of the finances for the project.

While the majority of the £50,000 cost will be met from Club funds, we're pursuing options with different organisations who provide grants and and interest free loans.

To give us the greatest flexibility with the financing, we would like to hear from any members ready, willing and able to make a loan of £1,000 to the Club, repayable in 20 monthly installments of £50.

If you're willing to help the Club with a loan of £1,000, if we need this funding, please email roadproject@oldparkonians.org.uk.

Based in Oxton in Birkenhead on the Wirral Peninsula in the North West of the UK, the Association runs cricket and rugby clubs from its Clubhouse in Holm Lane, Oxton, based at the HM Curphey Memorial Ground.

For further information on the Cricket Club and Rugby Club, including fixtures, results and player honours, please use the links above

The Association welcomes enquiries from anyone interested in starting to play cricket or rugby, as well as from existing players of all standards and levels of experience who would like to join us. We have a thriving Junior Rugby section that covers Under 7s to Under 15s.

In either case, simply contact us for details of our teams, facilities and membership. Whether you live locally in Birkenhead or Wirral, or further afield, we'd be pleased to hear from you.

Although Rugby and Cricket are played at different times of the year, training for both sports continues through the close seasons. If you're thinking of getting involved for the first time, why not try some out of season training?