The state of the economy has put many peoples lifestyles and jobs under threat. On a local level one lifestyle has been affected in areas all over the country is that of the pub landlord.
Tuesday, 3 May 2011
This year sees Mosborough RUFC celebrate 25 years of competing in senior men’s rugby. To mark this event a very special rugby match has been organized. The final bank holiday in May will see the current team taking on the original XV who founded the team.
Alan Treloar the senior coach at Mosborough thought up the idea after talking to one of the original XV:
“We thought it would be a nice way to celebrate 25 years of playing at a competitive level. With a lot of the old boys still knocking around and able to play it should be a fun match.”
The match is a finale to a weekend of events, which will see the club rising money to continue the development of its junior teams and club grounds.
Heidi Newman is the clubs volunteer coordinator who has had a big part in organising the weekend’s activities:
“When Alan approached me with the idea of the game I thought it would be an excellent way to get the whole club involved in the weekend as well as a lot of the local people around the town.”
The weekend will see all players taking place in a mixed tournament of tag rugby as well as several stalls set up by local traders and the rugby club itself. The seniors vs old XV will be the finale on the Sunday.
The club was founded in 1984 when a group of ex. Westfield School pupils decided they needed an excuse to go to the pub at weekends.
Its first competitive season was the 1985/86 season where the club lost all its games.
Since then the club has gone from strength to strength competing on all levels.
By Jonathan Bayliss
A hidden talent was discovered in Halfway this week after a piece of music brought out the voice within.
Joan Phillips, 55, from Halfway was in her back garden when she discovered the new talent in the form of her three-year-old pet Labrador, Maisy.
“I was in the garden when I heard Maisy barking so I presumed something was wrong” said the librarian who lives on station road.
“I had left my radio playing in the kitchen and found that Maisy had taken particular liking to a song by The Carpenters.”
Maisy was barking along to the much-loved song ‘please mr postman’ by the 1970s soft rock duo.
Mrs Phillips had no recollection before this of Maisy’s talents with songs. Since the outburst though Maisy has been a queit girl.
Mrs Phillips said:
“I went and bought The Carpenters CD after this and Maisy stayed very quiet until the postman song came on, then she was barking her heart out again”.
Since the discovery maisy has been dsplaying her talents to numerous amount of neighbours and it has brought a nice piece of entertainment to the local area.
“I might have her go for Britain’s Got Talent next year” Mrs Phillips said of Maisy.
Keith Smith is a local dog trainer who wanted to lend his advice after hearing about the remarkable talents Maisy had to offer:
“Dogs often respond differently to a number of ques. It is strange however that in this case, Maisy only responds to the one song. Maybe she has a thing for postmen”
Mosborough primary school is holding its annual fun run next week, in the run up the pupils received some training tips from some experienced athletes.
Mosborough RUFC players came down to the school to give their assistance to pupils taking part in the race next Wednesday.
The players had come down to the school to take an extra curriculum rugby session set up by the club. It is part of their expansion into the community project where they ant to bring through rising talent.
John Knight, Mosboroguh RUFC vice captain said:
“It was a great opportunity to come down to the school and teach the kids about rugby. Once we heard about the fun run we wanted to offer some advice because a lot of us are running the Sheffield half marathon soon.”
Both teachers and pupils were thrilled that they were able to help out and give the pupils further advice.
Mosborough RUFC hopes to continue teaching school children in the area about the game of rugby.
Chris Rosling-Josephs is the chair of the governors at the school, after hearing about the opportunity presented by Mosborough RUFC he said:
“It really is great for the kids to be able to see some local athletes who impact the community in a positive way. We hope to continue building our good relationship with the rugby club and hopefully these sessions will become more regular.”
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Monday, 2 May 2011
|Mosborough Hall Hotel|
By Rebecca Savva