Category: Paul Guest

“This is a special event for everyone involved in Christchurch”

Newstalk ZB’s Matt Richens and Leighton Burtt had a chat with our resident Welshman, Paul Guest, on their Saturday afternoon #RedandBlack show. As you’ll hear from the interview, Matt and Leighton have a fantastic audience who are hugely excited by next year’s Christchurch Casino Golden Oldies World Sports Celebration. The 2018 Celebration will see all 10…

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Grafton Big River Bullrouts can’t wait for Christchurch!

By Paul Guest On Saturday, I caught up with one of our most popular Golden Oldies teams from New South Wales, the Grafton Big River Bullrouts. “The Bullrout story as I know it,” Team member Scoota recalls, “Is that we officially became the Grafton Big River Bullrouts in 1999. Prior to this we were known as…

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Golden Oldies Rugby raise £30,000 for Wooden Spoon Wales

VSL are proud to be the feature story in the latest Wooden Spoon Charity Newspaper – “Spoonnews”. Festival Director, Paul Guest, and Wooden Spoon Wales Chairman, Huw Thomas, set an ambitious target of £30,000 for the Festival. The generosity of the Golden Oldies fraternity, combined with the fundraising efforts of Wooden Spoon Volunteers was fantastic all week…

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Golden Oldies Rugby gaining momentum in the UK!

Golden Oldies Norwich Nomads Rugby

  The Golden Oldies Rugby movement in the UK is building, with new teams joining the Golden Oldies family each week. The growth is down to combination of: The exposure of the 21st Golden Oldies World Rugby Festival (held in Cardiff last year) The establishiment of the Golden Oldies Sports UK Office in London The creation…

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Welsh Rugby Union and Principality Stadium welcome Golden Oldies!

Originally featured on http://www.principalitystadium.wales Welsh rugby will throw open its doors to the world’s biggest over-35s ‘Golden Oldies’ rugby festival which is being held in Cardiff next month. The Golden Oldies World Rugby Festival will attract more than 120 rugby teams from 25 countries to the Welsh capital, according to organisers, Vintage Sport & Leisure (VSL)….

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2016 Golden Oldies World Rugby Festival Charitable Partner – Wooden Spoon

We interupt our regular Countdown to Cardiff Greatest Quotes to share with you a crucial part of the 2016 World Festival, our charitable Partner Wooden Spoon, The Children’s Charity of Rugby. Wooden Spoon Wales have a target of £50,000 for the whole of 2016. We are aiming to achieve that for them in one week…

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Countdown to Cardiff – Golden Oldie Bill Haz Haase

Another gem from Chairman of Iowa Rugby Hall of Fame and long-time Golden Oldies player, Bill Haase!

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Bill Haz Haase – Golden Oldies Legend!

The Golden Oldies Fraternity are really getting excited about the 21st Golden Oldies World Rugby Festival in Cardiff! None more so than long-time Golden Oldies player, Bill Haz Haase. Chairman of Iowa Rugby Hall of Fame, Bill and his team, the Olde Barking Dogs, will be attending their 5th Golden Oldies World Rugby Festival this…

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Ask a Golden Oldie: What is causing professional players to start acting like footballers, with play acting, talking back to the referee and dwindling sportsmanship? And, what can be done about it?

Another fantastic response to our previous edition of ‘Ask a Golden Oldie’! Thank you, again, for all your comments and for keeping the clubhouse chat going online! This week, we chose a big one to address: What is causing professional players to start acting like footballers, with play acting, talking back to the referee and…

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Ask a Golden Oldie: Has the Northern/Southern Hemisphere gap closed or widened since the Rugby World Cup?

Well, we had a cracking response to our first week of “Ask a Golden Oldie”, especially on social media – Thank you all for your comments on our Facebook and Twitter pages, we hope for more of the same again this week. Don’t forget, you can comment directly on this blog as well using the comments section…

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