Archive ~ 2018

Based in Oxton in Birkenhead, Oxton Parkonians RUFC currently field 2, and occasionally 3 rugby teams, playing matches at Holm Lane, with at least one team at home most weekends.

The First Team's season is made up of a combination of league matches and friendly fixtures. They are affiliated to the Cheshire RUFC and compete in the Northern Division. Additionally they participate in the National Junior Vase, Cheshire Plate and Wirral Floodlight cup competitions.

The Second Team compete in the Raging Bull North West League Division 5.

The Junior Rugby Section cover ages from 7 to 17, train and play matches on Sunday mornings, a very popular family event. 

Parkonians RUFC 1st XV ~ 2018 / 2019

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Parkonians RUFC 2nd XV ~ 2018 / 2019

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Training

 

Training is undertaken on Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm at the Club throughout the year.

During the season training includes games of touch rugby, ball-handling skills, tackling and general fitness training. The Club has excellent training facilities including floodlights for winter training, a scrumage machine and assorted training aids such as tackle bags etc.

Throughout the close season fitness is maintained through a combination of gym work, general fitness coaching and 'friendly' soccer matches.

New members of all age, size & ability are always welcome, for further details contact Steve Barnett, the Chairman of Rugby on steve.barnett@oldparkonians.org.uk.


The fixtures for the 2018 / 2019 Season are shown below.

First XV Fixtures 2018 / 2019

Date

Competition

Opponents

Venue

KO

25th Aug

 

 

 

 

1st Sep

League

Mossley Hill

Home

3:00pm

8th Sep

League

Oldershaw

Away

3:00pm

15th Sep

 

 

 

 

22nd Sep

League

Liverpool Uni

Home

3:00pm

29th Sep

 

 

 

 

6th Oct

 

 

 

 

13th Oct

League

Prenton

Away

3:00pm

20th Oct

League

Ramsey

Home

3:00pm

27th Oct

League

Ruskin Park

Away

3:00pm

3rd Nov

League

Ellesmere Port

Home

2:15pm

10th Nov

 

 

 

 

17th Nov

League

Old Bedians

Away

2:15pm

 

 

 

 

 

1st Dec

League

Newton Le Willows

Home

2:15pm

8th Dec

League

Vagabonds

Away

2:15pm

15th Dec

League

Oldershaw

Home

2:15pm

2019

 

 

 

 

5th Jan

League

Liverpool Uni

Away

2:15pm

12th Jan

 

 

 

 

19thJan

 

 

 

 

26th Jan

League

Prenton

Home

2:15pm

3rd Feb

 

 

 

 

9th Feb

League

Ramsey

Away

2:15pm

16th Feb

League

Ruskin Park

Home

2:15pm

23rd Feb

 

 

 

 

2nd Mar

League

Ellesmere Port

Away

3:00pm

9th Mar

League

Old Bedians

Home

3:00pm

16th Mar

 

 

 

 

23rd Mar

League

Newton Le Willows

Away

3:00pm

30th Mar

Easter

 

 

 

6th Apr

League

Vagabonds

Home

3:00pm

13th Apr

League

Mossley Hill

Away

3:00pm

20th  Apr

League

 

 

 

Second XV Fixtures 2018/2019

Date

Competition

Opponents

Venue

KO

1st Sep

 

 

 

 

8th Sep

League

Mossley Hill 2

Home

3:00pm

15th Sep

League

Wirral 4

Away

3:00pm

22nd Sep

League

Christleton 1

Home

3:00pm

29th Sep

League

 Oldershaw   2

 Away

3:00pm

6th Oct

League

Prenton 3

Home

3:00pm

13th Oct

League

Helsby 2

Home

3:00pm

20th Oct

League

New Brighton 3

Away

3:00pm

27th Oct

League

Port Sunlight 2

Home

3:00pm

3rd Nov

League

Anselmians 3

Away

2:15pm

10th Nov

 

 

 

 

17th Nov

League

Ellesmere Port 2

Home

2:15pm

24th Nov

 

 

 

 

1st Dec

 

 

 

 

8th Dec

League

Wirral 4

Home

2:15pm

15th Dec

League

Christleton 1

Away

2:15pm

2019

 

 

 

 

5th Jan

League

Oldershaw  2

Home

2:15pm

12th Jan

League

Prenton 3

Away

2:15pm

19th Jan

League

Helsby 2

Away

2:15pm

26th Jan

League

New Brighton 3

Home

2:15pm

2nd Feb

 

 

 

 

9th Feb

League

Port Sunlight 2

Away

2:15pm

16th Feb

League

Anselmians 3

Home

2:15pm

23rd Feb

 

 

 

 

2nd Mar

League

Ellesmere Port 2

Away

3:00pm

9th Mar

 

 

 

 

16th Mar

League

Mossley Hill 2

Away

3:00pm

23rd Mar

CUP

 1st Round

 

3:00pm

30th Mar

Easter

 

 

 

6th  Apr

CUP

 

 

3:00pm

13th Apr

CUP

 

 

3:00pm

20th Apr

CUP

 

 

3:00pm


Tony Dever ~ A Fond Farewell

Tony was a true maverick in every sense of the word. He arrived at the club in 1982 around the age of 21 without having played much if any rugby?!

He was an enthusiast from the start and like any aspiring new and young player who had pace he was placed on the wing in the lower teams. Despite working his way up the teams this position was not to his taste!

Too far away from the action he said so open side flanker he became. Again he worked his way up the teams soon becoming a 1st team regular in this position for several seasons.

Parkonians was his mother club but Tony had a restless and nomadic heart. Soon he was on his travels to Hoylake, St Mary’s and then making many other solo appearances for so many clubs in the North of England.
Together with Benjie he founded Corwen Rugby Club in North Wales close to where they had relocated. Tony was lively, probably hyperactive, in actual fact, a lovely guy and a true legend of the game of rugby union much loved and adored by all of us at the Club.

He brought his dear brother Benjie to the Club along with Tony and Peter Ohlssen.

Tony was a one off fantastic guy with so many stories to tell; talcum powder, cricket pad/shoulder pads, three piece suite on the roof rack, inside out tracksuit bottom etc. It was great that he and Benjie, along with great friend Geoff Williams, were able to attend our 90th anniversary lunch at the end of January.

Tony, you will be sadly missed, taken far too young. Our condolences go to Donna and all family members and, of course, Benjie.

On Saturday 2nd March 2019, the Club and Ellesmere Port stood for a minute silence in memory of Tony.

Richie Beckett. President. Oxton Parkonians RUFC.

Summer 2019 Quilter Internationals

The Summer 2019 Quilter Internationals purchase window opens at midday on Tuesday 4 December. Members can book online for these matches.

England will play two matches at Twickenham and one match at St James Park, Newcastle:

  • England v Wales - Sunday 11 August 2019 (Twickenham) KO: TBC
  • England v Ireland - Saturday 24 August 2019 (Twickenham) KO: TBC
Price Category     Price
Premium   £90
1   £80
2*   £60
3*   £45
4*   £25

* A junior concession is available on categories 2, 3 & 4 at £15.

  • England v Italy - Friday 6 September 2019 (St James Park) KO:TBC
Price Category     Price
Premium   £90
1*   £70
2*   £45
3*   £25

**A junior concession is available on categories 1, 2, 3 at £15.

There is a £3.50 service and delivery charge per transaction.

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Click this link to Buy Tickets from midday 4 December

New 1st XV Rugby Kit

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The Club's new 1st XV strip was in play for the first time against Ramsey on October 20th.

The kit was provided by The Johnson Foundation and the Club would like to thank Peter Johnson and all at the Foundation for their continued, and valued, support.