Plymouth Albion RFC News

The Albion Ball Boys Have Their Say!

By Kevin Westlake. As the rugby season has come to an official close, we thought we would have a chat with some of our ball-boys. You will see this dedicated band of boys and girls attending every home match. Sometimes, the sun shines upon Brickfields, but most of the time, they work tirelessly in the blustery wind and driving rain to ensure the game continues without delay. They are the unsung heroes of a matchday, along with the leader of the pack, Dave Stone. Their jobs include ensuring the players have their practice balls returned during the warm-up, making sure...

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Update Five from MD Max Venables

A big thank you to fans, sponsors and friends who have supported our Albion 2020 Heroes funding initiative. Donations pledged to date have topped £22,000 and we still have a few days to go to hit our target. Your support is hugely encouraging to all in our Brickfield HQ where work continues at a pace. Thank you one and all.   Coronavirus confusion continues to reign throughout the land, despite Boris enthusiastically encouraging us to remain ‘alert,’ work from home if we can, but return to our place of employment if we need to. Scotland, Wales and Ireland...

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Update Four From MD Max Venables

Michael Jordon came from rags to riches following an illustrious basketball career. “You never know what you can accomplish if you try, “said Michael. Fifteen seasons in the NBA, a record six Championships with Chicago Bulls and a multi-million-dollar fortune, confirm that his propensity to ‘try and try again ‘paid huge dividends. As a boy, Michael played second fiddle to his brother and many of his peers. He was a ‘prodigious trier’ who never gave up committing his all to relentless practice, training and skill development. Michael’s efforts earned an athletics scholarship to the University of North Carolina, where his...

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Albion’s ‘pay it forward scheme’ supports our cash flow to pay essential bills and meeting obligations to suppliers. Are you with us? Albion 2020 Heroes is LIVE! Click to connect 1. IF you are with us and have the means please contribute what you can. 2. SHARE the link with everyone you can. 3. Tell the world how to become an Albion 2020 Hero. 4. Sing it – Dance it – Chalk it on the wall – Let Plymouth, Devon and the nation know about the Albion Heroes Crowd Funding opportunity We have made a great start – A...

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Update Three from MD Max Venables

No less a luminary than American President Ronald Regan said; “There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect.” Then again Regan never experienced Coronavirus. I am however pleased to report that we have made significant progress here at the heart of Plymouth Albion. First up I am happy to announce the launch of our ‘Albion 2020 Heroes’ Crowd Funding opportunity later this month. The initiative gives fans, sponsors and a wider audience of community supporters the opportunity to step up to the plate and...

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Update Two From MD Max Venables

You can’t take a pill for experience’, or so the saying goes. I think it fair to say that my learning curve has been near-vertical since I took the helm at Brickfields. Experience is invariably a good thing, but I feel sure we could all do without the restrictions of this year’s lockdown Easter. Nevertheless, Easter signals winter coming to an end with the sunny blue skies of summer soon to be with us. In many ways, Albion is similarly positioned with the harsh realities that befell our much-anticipated end of season celebrations prematurely halted in their tracks. Coronavirus certainly...

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Update from MD Max Venables

“We have certainly enjoyed many exciting days at Brickfields with the crowd on the edge of their seats as our players engaged in battles royal with some great teams from around the land. Indeed, we were looking forward to a thrilling climax to this current season with two hugely attractive home fixtures to round of a good year in the history of Plymouth Albion. Unfortunately, it was not to be as Coronavirus saw to that. What is for certain is that the current national lockdown will come to an end and normal service will eventually be resumed. For us at...

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RFU Announce Final League Positions

The RFU have announced the final league positions for the 2019/20 season. Albion have finished 6th in National League 1 after a strong second half of the season. We’d like to thank our fans for there amazing support throughout the season!

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The Beacon Park Days: Part Four

By Kevin Westlake. As I grew older at Beacon Park, the weight of responsibility seemed to grow too, by the age of 6, I was a Ball-boy with the club, by the age of 14 I was helping the groundsman keep up with the arduous weekly routine of maintenance and preparation for the following Saturday. The groundsman at this point was a lovely fellow named Bob Dawe. Bob was a tiny man with a heart of gold. He always put 100% into ensuring the pitch was in tip-top condition and that the many broken fixtures and fittings remained in service....

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The Beacon Park Days: Part Three

By Kevin Westlake. Do you wonder about the internal running of a rugby club? For example, who does what jobs? In this day and age, most tasks are conducted by grown adults with training and a degree of competence, but back when I was a child growing up at Plymouth Albion, the important jobs were given to kids. There was no such thing as a risk assessment or formal training. You were shown once and told to get on with it. The above facts lead me on to my next childhood story, one of danger, suspense and darkness throughout. For...

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