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Albion announce partnership with Nuffield Health Plymouth Hospital

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Plymouth Albion are delighted to announce Nuffield Health Plymouth Hospital as their new official Healthcare Provider.

Plymouth Albion 018The partnership, which was recently signed the with Nuffield Health for the 2014/2015 season, will enable the Albion players to be able to see consultants when injured and and access other services that Nuffield Health can provide.

Albion are looking forward to this being a long-term and mutually beneficial agreement between the two organisations.

Plymouth Albion appoint Iain Grieve and Declan Cusack as club captains

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Plymouth Albion have appointed 27 year old Iain Grieve, a summer signing from Bristol Rugby, as their match day captain for the coming season.

Back rower Grieve takes over the role from former Welsh international Rhys Oakley.

26 year old fly half Declan Cusack, who is about to start his third season at Brickfields, has been appointed club captain.

Irishman Cusack takes over the role from scrum half Ruairi Cushion who this season tales on a new role as player/coach.

Speaking about the appointments Albion head coach James Shanahan said, “Iain has a lot of experience of Championship rugby and he is a natural leader. When he talks everyone listens. When I talked to him about captaining the side he said it was an honour to be asked.

Shanahan added, “Declan playing at 10 is one of our leaders on the pitch and he is the natural choice to be club captain. As well as his role on the field he will be the ambassador for the club off the field.”

Vacancy! Events Co-Ordinator

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Job Spec

Events  Coordinator

25 hrs per week

Permanent Position

About Albion

Plymouth Albion RFC is a Championship Rugby Club hosting 14 home matches each season.  Along with the rugby our events side of the business is very successful and ever growing hosting up to 52 weddings a year, regular meetings, conferences, parties and other special events completely external to rugby.  We are looking for fun, friendly, professional and experienced person to join the Events Team as an Events Co-Ordinator.  If you have an eye for detail, love organising, and work well under pressure and in a team environment then this exciting opportunity could be the job for you.

Job Role

-          Reporting directly to Events & Catering Manager

-          Setting up and managing functions in line with guest requirements

-          coordinating staffing requirements and Rota’s for each function

-          Ensuring staff briefings and instructions are read and understood

-          coordinating suppliers, handling client queries and troubleshooting on the day of the event to ensure that all runs smoothly;

-          Ensuring company insurance, legal, health and safety obligations are adhered to.

-          Cash handling

-          Assisting with stock takes

-          Securing the site after an event.

-          Build and maintain effective relationships with all departments and colleagues

-          To conduct show-rounds for existing bookings and for new clients in a timely and professional manner whilst maximizing any opportunities for incremental revenue.

Candidate Requirements

-          A cheerful personality with a can do attitude

-          Strong leadership skills

-          Enjoys working as part of a team

-          Pervious bar experience

-          Either have or have the ability to obtain a Personal licence

-          Management experience  in a hospitality background preferred but not essential

-          Must be able commit to all match days listed on the Plymouth Albion website

-          Fluent in written and spoken English

-          Completely flexible approach to hours and shift patterns to include evenings and weekends on a regular basis

-          Own transport

The Offer

-          A salary of £10,500 per annum paid monthly

-          25 hours per week

-          Discounted staff meals

-          4 weeks holiday per year

-          Time off in leu for extra hours worked outside of normal contracted hours

-          The ability to increase the role to full time as the business grows.

-          One family and friends ticket to each home match.

Please email a CV and cover letter to

Morgan Sindall sponsor Albion Training Kit

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Plymouth Albion are delighted to have recently developed their relationship with Morgan Sindall ready for the start of the season in September 2014. Morgan Sindall have generously sponsored the Plymouth Albion Teams training kit and in additional supplied branded polo tops.

For more information about the partnership, please visit the Evening Herald website. Morgan Sindall team training photo


Meet the Players Evening – 3rd September 2014


Our Meet the Players Evening gives supporters and sponsors an opportunity to meet the 2014/15 Plymouth Albion Squad prior to the start of the season

Come and join us on Wednesday 3rd September 2014 from 6pm at Plymouth Albion

  • Watch an Open Training Session from 6pm to 6.45pm followed by a reception starting at 7.15pm in the Midas Marquee
  • Various presentations will take place during the evening. Sponsors will be presented with player shirts from last season.

Free entry & complimentary “Hot Fork” Buffet available

To book your place, please email us or call 01752 565064

Plymouth Ladies Head Coach Voluntary Vacancy


Plymouth Albion Ladies are looking for a Head Coach to run the well-established squad. PALRFC have a strong history within the ladies game and currently play in Championship South West 2. This is an exciting development opportunity in an ambitious and hard working environment.

Roles and Responsibilities 

  • To be solely responsible for the senior Ladies squad.
  • Plan the coaching programme for the season
  • Plan, prepare and deliver individual coaching sessions
  • Ensure that all sessions are enjoyable, designed to develop and test the skills and understanding of the players in your squad.
  • Evaluate all coaching sessions with committee and players.
  • Attend all coaching sessions, matches (Home and Away) and committee meetings.
  • Mentor and Provide feedback to all players where required or appropriate.
  • The Head Coach must have at least an RFU Level 1 Coaching Qualification or preferably a level 2 Coaching Qualification but must be committed to furthering his/her coaching skills and be willing to commit to a programme of professional development supported by the club.

 Skills and Qualities 

  • Commitment and Enthusiasm – This position will require a large time commitment involving evenings (Tuesdays) and weekends (Sundays) for training and matches.
  • Punctuality – The Head Coach sets the standards for the whole squad at both training and on match days.
  • Planning – The Head Coach is directly responsible for planning the coaching programme in liaison with the Team and Club Captain.
  • Leadership – The Head Coach sets an example and standards for the coaching team and squad.  As such he/she will need to be able to inspire players to ensure that all involved maximize their potential.  He/She may need to make difficult decisions about selection of players, feedback players and training turnouts.
  • Team Work – The Head Coach needs to be able to work effectively with the players, fellow coaches and the RFU Women’s RDO.
  • Rugby Knowledge – It is expected that the Head coach will have the required level of knowledge to enable the players to achieve their maximum potential and develop as a whole player.

If you are interested in this Head Coach Role or would like to get involved in any of the following ways please email Caitlin Short on 07702 255550

  • Voluntary Match Day Analysis- Filming of the game and Basic match analysis statistics.
  • Voluntary match day assistant
  • Voluntary Team Management- Match Day organisation and Liaison
  • Match Day Physiotherapy/Strapping Support- Pre/Post Match and on Pitch Support.

Albion to host the Medics Rugby Challenge 4th Nov 14

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On Tuesday 4th November 2014, Plymouth Albion will be hosting the Medics Rugby Challenge.

This year Peninsula Medical School will go up against the Royal Marines in a bid to raise money to support our injured servicemen and women.

Gates Open at 16.30
Under 16s Match 17.30

Please come and show your support.

For more information please go to

Albion start the season with new posts

Interserve goal posts

Plymouth Albion played their first pre-season fixture on Sunday against the Cornish All Blacks (Albion 55 All Blacks 3) and tried out their new biggest ever goal posts. Albion now have long awaited international stand 17 metre high posts.

Albion would like to thank the 200 club for taking on the goal posts as their fundraising project for this season and to Interserve for removing the old posts ready for the RM350 and installing the new ones.

For more information about the goal posts, please read the write up on the Evening Herald website.

Here are some of the photos from the installation.

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