A Promising Start to the New Season
The 1st Team made the short journey to local rivals Prenton for a Cheshire Plate Quarter Final fixture on Bank Holiday Saturday 27th August. A closely contested encounter took place culminating in a 24-20 victory for the Parkonians squad.
There were promising debuts from Dan Sullivan and Ben Berkson with the back row of Dan Smith, Liam Evans and Danny Blyth being outstanding. Ben Sadler on his return had a good game kicking four penalties and a conversion with tries coming from Ryan Evans and captain Terry Williams. In truth we should have won this game somewhat more comfortably but all credit to a youthful Prenton squad for pushing us all the way.
Many congratulations to the whole squad and to our new coaches Duncan Meehan and Danae Zamboulis. All your hard work in pre season with the squad is clearly evident and we can surely only get better! This coming Saturday 3rd September sees the start of the new league season with the 1sts travelling to Congleton in South Lancs/Cheshire 3 and the 2nds hosting Ellesmere Port 2 in NWIL Division 5 West. Both games KO at 3pm which is the case for all games to the end of October. I am on the lookout for reporters to do regular/occasional match reports for this website; let me know!!
Enjoy your rugby.
Richie Beckett. Chairman/President. Oxton Parkonians RUFC.
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.
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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 thiving 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?