Celebration of an Albion Legend


Plymouth Albion are inviting ex-players to a ‘celebration of an Albion legend’ at their home game against Fylde this Saturday, September 23 at the Brickfields (KO 3PM).

The special event is to remember popular former second row forward Gary Lovell, who died last week, aged 62.

Lovell played more than 300 games for Plymouth Albion in the 1970s and 80s.

Albion Director and former team mate Dave Venables said: “Gary always had a smile and a good word whatever the circumstances. He will be missed by many but especially the Albion family.”

Fellow director Kevin Norris, who also played alongside Lovell, describes him as the best second row he has ever played with.

Norris says: “We are inviting as many ex-players as possible to come along and join us in the Bidfood marquee to raise a glass to Gary. It should be a good day.”

A former Devonport High School for Boys student, Lovell played rugby for Devon, England Schools, England under-23s and British Police.

Ex-players and friends who would like to attend the lunch in the Bidfood Marquee should contact the club via telephone (01752 565064) or email (kellybowen@plymouthalbion.com)

The Gary Lovell lunch is at 1pm in the Bidfood Marquee. Gates open at 12 noon. Tickets from £15.