ACT VETS Rugby: a bunch of blokes having fun and making a big difference

Originally appeared on the Riot Act. If you think you’re too old to jump in and play a fun game of weekend rugby, think again. The ACT Veterans Rugby Club is now in its 22nd season, with rugby players from Canberra and surrounding districts coming together every few weeks for a fun game, and a…

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Six Nelson hockey masters players bring home trans-Tasman gold medals

Originally posted on Stuff.co.nz Six of Nelson’s 13 representatives have returned from the recent trans-Tasman masters hockey test series in Whangarei with gold medals. The week-long biennial series involved New Zealand’s and Australia’s top men’s and women’s masters players in the 35s, 40s, 45s, 50s, 55s and 60s age groups Along with individual team points for each…

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Crocker remains a Matabele at heart

Originally posted on The Standard US-based former Zimbabwe cricket team all-rounder, Gary Crocker’s Facebook bio intro reads, “Born in the City of Kings – Bulawayo, a Matabele at heart, now living in the city of Angels – Los Angeles.” This is the same man who drove 440km through the night with wife and kid, after…

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2019 Rugby World Cup Groups announced!

The 2019 Rugby World Cup groups have been announced and we are excited!           Pool A – Ireland, Scotland, Japan and probably Romania. There will be some fantastic matches in that group! Pool B – Italy have got a hell of a challenge up against the All Blacks and Springboks. Pool…

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Golden Oldies return after Colombo tour

Originally appeared on gdnonline Congratulations to Bahrain Rugby Football Club Golden Oldies who have just returned from a hugely successful tour of Colombo, Sri Lanka! They set-out on a two-game series against local sides Zahira Old Boys, Rugby Association (ZOBRA) and the Puffins. Aside from the matches, the main aim of their tour was to…

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Golden Oldies Cricket – Sledging Advice

With the 17th Golden Oldies World Cricket Festival just 5 days away, we thought it timely to share some advice on sledging to all those travelling over to Barbados. —————— Though not banned from matches’, sledging is discouraged on the grounds that: 1. Players are insufficiently witty to provide true amusement. 2. The likelihood is…

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The Old Vulgarians RFC

The Old Vulgarians RFC were founded in the early 1980’s in association with Hendon RFC and the Amusement Industry. The name was conceived by Kay, long suffering rugby widow of Trustee, David Gershlick, as it represented her thoughts of his rugby pals as both “Old “ and “Vulgar”. Due to the confusion, certainly from Downunder,…

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This is the Golden Oldies Ethos

Our Golden Oldies Rugby family. Thank you Mayhem UK for another fantastic film! Keep an eye out for the teaser at the end…  

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Who’s biting whose hand?

For many years the concern has been in the mushrooming reliance on television money to pay professional sports salaries and that the time would come when the television companies forking out start wanting to call the tune. Ladies and Gentlemen, that moment has arrived. Channel Nine, the leader in Australasian sports development through the Packer…

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Ladies’ Vets team play first ever match + raise money for Cancer Research UK

Previously posted on romfordrecord.com Essex Ladies’ Vets team helped raise £267.72 for Cancer Research UK on Sunday in their first ever match at Romford & Gidea Park’s Crow Lane. Kent Ladies’ Vets brought a side across the river for their debut fixture and managed to claim a 44-29 away victory. Romford Ravens’ had nine players…

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