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Blues News - 7th / 8th September

Blues News - 7th / 8th September

By Georgina Archer
12 September
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Last weekend at Waterhall, Brighton Blues began the 2019 / 2020 season with an inspiring and emotional couple of days.


The 1st XV played their first game in a national league while the club played tribute to Dave Lowrie, a long standing member & coach who sadly passed away over the summer.

Both U11's & U12's  played curtain raiser games against Hove in Dave's honour, a minutes applause preceding each game. Both games were played in the spirit of rugby and friendship with many positive comments from parents and players making the coaching teams very proud.

Before the senior team kick offs, President Dick Thoms & Chairman Steve Morris hosted a league lunch for over 40 supporters, old players and social members. This was the first time in the kitchen for new club chef Terence, who received many positive comments. 

The 1st XV welcomed Hertford, a strong side that have been at the top of the league for the last 3 seasons. Despite the score line the blues came back fighting in the second half and earned a crucial bonus point.  Read more from Head Coach Frank Taggart HERE

The A XV played a friendly against the Hertford 2nd XV. It was a good first run out against a strong and well organised opposition. With some Blues playing their debut for the club, there were many positives to take away and work on. 

The weekend of rugby continued on Sunday as the the mini & youth teams were back in force, training in the sunshine for once.  A touring team from Camberley were hosted by the U14's, the boys played brilliantly and then both teams sat down together in the club house to enjoy some food and a well deserved rest after their exertions.
 
Throughout the weekend the one club ethos shone through making a great start to the season and boding well for the future.

This Saturday both senior teams are away at Guernsey, a tough to beat side with National League 2 pedigree.  Both games will be held at the main Guernsey Club at Footes Lane,
DATE FOR THE DIARY: Ladies day lunch 21st September.

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