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Week 22 at 'The Shrine'

11 months ago By Nick Freeman

All you need to know for the coming Week, plus news of a BIG day on 24th Feb, and the VIP screening of Club's latest Reality TV Star!

Firstly, welcome to Week 22 at 'The Shrine'

This weeks headline goes to 1XV Front Row, Ryan Large, as he finally gets his 5 mins of fame on Channel 4's Reality Show, First Dates Hotel !!

To celebrate, we will be rolling out the Red Carpet for a VIP screening in the Club at 10 .00pm on 12th Feb - everyone is welcome to attend and if there is sufficient demand, we will putting some food on from 8pm

If you would like food on the night, please just email - cost will be £3 per head.

'Largey' will be available after the screening to answer questions, he will also be available to have selfies taken with his new and adoring Fan Base.


'Club Vintage Rugby Shirts REMAIN available

Courtesy of our the Club Kit Supplier, a small run of limited Club Vintage Rugby shirts are now available to Order.

A minimum order of 20 shirts are required prior to manufacture, and delivery will be 6-weeks from Order being placed.

If you would like one, please Order ASAP, and please check the sizes available, and the Payment details which are displayed on Posters around the Club, or just click on the Link below

If you would like to speak with Russ Baker about these, please contact him on 07789 558265 or email him on



Diary Dates for the future.

Six Nations Games - all games continue to be shown in The Clubhouse

12th February - Largey on First Dates Hotel - see above

February 24th - Club Social - is shaping up to be a BIG DAY as we host the first Club Social of 2018 !!! - starting the day off will be the 1XV vs Wolverhampton at 2.15pm, followed by Scotland vs England at 4.45pm - at 7.15pm we'll round off a fun packed day, as we head back to the 80's with our guest 80's 5-piece Beat Combo!

As always, all Players, Members, Supporters, Family & Friends are welcome to attend the Club Social - Admission is £5 per head.

March 5th - Rugby Tonight on Tour - Presenters Martin Bayfield and Lawrence Dallaglio will be hosting the show from The Clubhouse. They'll be bringing with their 'Smashometer' !!!!, as well as filming training sessions with both the Senior and Mini & Junior Sections - details are currently in the process of be finalised with BT, and will be posted as soon as we can.

March 23rd - Jim Looney's Leukemia Fund Raising Quiz - alongside Jaguar Land Rover and Deutsche Bank, our favourite Referee will be hosting a Fund Raising Quiz, with all profits being donated to Leukemia Research - The Quiz will be kicking off at 7.30pm and all Players, Members, Supporters, Family and Friends are very welcome to attend - Entrance will be £5 per person, and will include Food on the evening. So, please pull a Team together, and show your support for both 'The Loon' and this very well worthy Charity.

If you'd like some more information on Leukemia Research, please visit them at -

March 24th - 1XV Front Row 'Largey's' 30th BIRTHDAY - featuring quite heavily in dispatches currently!! - there is no Club Social in March, as it's the BIG LADS 30th !! - following the 1XV game vs Rugby Lions 'Largey' invites you to celebrate with Birthday with tunes being spun by fellow 1XV player, and International DJ 'Nobby' Freeman

April 21st - End of Season Club Social - The Club Social will follow the last 1XV game of the season against Sutton Coldfield. The Social will be a Frog Race Night & Disco - more details will be coming soon on how you can win small fortune, as well as being a Race Sponsor, Frog Owner, and/or Frog Jockey !!!

Sponsorship for ALL 8 races have now been taken, many thanks to the following for their support -

Paul Moore of Moore Motors, Brian 'Pops' Freeman, Will Marshal-Murray, John Perrigo of The P&J Painting Corp, Anthony 'Snappy' Richmond of Mayfair Design, Matt Nightingale, Steve 'The Puff' Terrace, and Jan Erik-Anderson

19 of the Frogs have already got Owners & Jockeys, hence, only 17 remain!

As a guide, should the winning Owner/Jockey be victorious in their heat, semi-final, and the Grand Final they will win £130, plus whatever they bet on the Club Tote !!

If you'd like to be a Frog Owner at £10, or a Frog Jockey at £5 just contact either 'Ruffy Jnr' or Nick.

If you simply want to rock up on the night, and have a punt on the Tote then please feel free, also, your Family and Friends are more then welcome - admission is just £2 per person.

April 27th - Club Tapas Night - Join Chef David, Chef Juan Rightgeous, Maître d' Manuel, Alejandro and Mateo(aka Chef Dave, 'Spanish John', 'Tadpole' from the 3XV, plus 'Ruffy' & Nick') for a gastronomic delight, as they take you on a tour of the sights, sounds and aroma's of Spain

Menu has now been finalised, keep an eye out for more info!!

25th March - Mini's Rugby Festival

May 4th - Senior Men's Players Dinner

May 10th, 11th 12th - Annual Beer Festival

July date tba - proposed Summer Pig Roast & Casino Night


Adopt a Brick

Next Order will be placed on 1st March - you can download the form below, or, pick up a paper copy from the leaflet stand which is located next to The Ladies Toilet.


General Tickets to WASPS - a new process has been introduced!

We have received a note from our Partner Club, WASPS, that there is now a new method of buying Match Day Tickets, and subsequently earning 15% cashback for your Club !

They have now moved away from a URL Link, and will be now using a Club specific code.

All you need to do, is enter our code at the checkout stage on the Wasps ticketing site

Our Club code is: CAMPHILL

It's really really simple, as the pic will show you!

So, before you check out of the WASPS ticketing site, remember to enter the code CAMPHILL - just doing that will raise 15% of your purchase for The Club !!

More info via the Link below


2017/18 RFU Grand Draw Tickets (one month remains)

The RFU Grand Draw is a simple and risk-free way to raise funds for your club.

Each year the Draw Society organises a pool of fantastic prizes for the draw. RFU registered clubs, schools, colleges and Referee Societies are then eligible to receive a quantity of free Grand Draw tickets, from which they keep 90 per cent of all sale proceeds.

Your club receives 90 per cent of the money it raises plus the chance to win valuable prizes in the Club Draws.


Each year the Grand Draw provides clubs and schools with everything they need to take part in the fund raising: tickets, instructions, promotional material – even the postage is pre-paid. This means:

No cost to your club
No risk to your club
Minimal time in organising ticket sales
You receive 90 per cent of the value of the tickets sold as a tax-free donation.

Over the next few weeks Tickets will be issued to all sections of the Club, so, please support the Club by buying a book or two!


Social Media

If you've not already done so, please pop across and give The Club Facebook Page a 'Like' - you can find it at Camp Hill RFC - Club Page . For those who use Twitter, The Main Club is on @CampHillRugby , The Ladies Section is on @CampHillWRFC, and there's a new feed that has been set up by our Ladies Touch Team, and you can get them on @TouchRugbychrfc.


Mid-Week Training

Can we remind you, the training area and bottom pitch are both off limits during the week.

Without exception, any use must be agreed in advance with Head of Grounds (Paul Moore - 07921 296068)

The situation will be regularly reviewed but it is anticipated this will remain in place over the next few weeks.



Reported scores from last Weekend were as follows -

1XV (11) Hereford 1XV (17)
Erdington 1XV (24) Handsworth (31)
Broadstreet U14 (22) U14 (24)


Below are Links to the current League Standings for both the 1XV & 2XV's

1XV vs Stourbridge Lions (2.15pm away)

Unfortunately, the 1XV suffered 'one of those days' last Saturday against Hereford. Whilst coming away with a losing Bonus Point, they will be justifiably upset that they didn't claim all 4 points - full Match Report below

With Sutton Coldfield trouncing Rugby Lions, and with Melbourne picking up a valuable losing Bonus Point at high flying Bromsgrove, the battle to avoid relegation appears (at the moment) to be between us, Melbourne, Sutton Coldfield and Wolverhampton.

This Saturday, the 1XV travel to Stourton Park to take on Stourbridge Lions. With a current playing record of Played 17, Won 8, Drawn 1 and Lost 8, 'Stour' sit comfortably in Mid-Table. Of the 8 victories to date, they have notched up 2 notable Home 'W's' against 3rd placed Bromsgrove (36-22) and 4th placed Stoke (51-26)

This will be the fourth consecutive season that we have come up against Stourbridge Lions with both sides having been promoted to this level last season.

Our first meeting in the 2014/15 season at Stourton Park ended in a 34-17 defeat. A penalty try and one by Jan-Erik Andersen plus two conversions and a penalty from Barney Edwards accounted for our points that day.

The return fixture ended all square with both sides scoring 36. Ryan Large, Harry Cunningham, Liam Lindsey and Jan Van der Walt plus another penalty try with Barney adding 4 conversions and a penalty.

Camps' came out on top in both encounters in the following season.A narrow 25-24 victory at home when Rob Hill scored two tries, Jonny Betty and Stephen Halbert one each and Barney added a conversion and a drop goal. The return was one of Camps most emphatic away wins in recent seasons running out 48-8 winners. Rob Hill scored another brace that day whilst Messrs Lindsey, Bolger, Betty, Freeman and Anderson scored one each. Briggsy kicked 4 conversion.

Last year Stourbridge triumphed in a 100 point game at The Shrine. The 45 we scored came from two tries by Lloyd Roberts, one each from Rob Freeman, Matt Clarke, Rob Hill, Stephen Halbert and Mark Newton plus 5 conversions from Barney.

The return was another memorable victory for Camps on the way to securing a runners-up spot in the league. Tries from Harry Cunningham, Adam Willis and Mark Newton, all converted by Barney gave us a 21-12 victory.

Please note that this Saturday, the Stourbridge National League (North) side will also be at Stourton Park hosting Leicester Lions RFC. A large crowd will be expected for this game, hence, if you are travelling to support the 1XV, we strongly advise that you arrive a little earlier than normal.

As you will now come to expect by now, there are a number changes to the Squad that lost narrowly to Hereford last Weekend.

In the Back Division, Brandon Lea and Dan Robinson retain the 9 & 10 jerseys, and the Centre partnership George Wilksinson and Ian Briggs are also unchanged. After his debut from the Bench last Saturday, Reece Chapman-Carry makes his first start by replacing Jordan Oliver on the Wing, Jordan in turn moves to Full Back.

In the Forwards, there is only one change with Auston Bolger making a welcome return in the Front Row.

On the Bench, former Club Captain, Mark Newton returns after injury to join Front Row replacement, Will Wallwork and 'utility back' Stuart Watts

Before Saturday's game, if you would like to lean a little a little more about our opposition, please visit them at

Squad - Austin Bolger, Adam Willis, Ryan Large, Sean Lindeque, Mitch Lee, Adam Pinfield, Harry Cunningham ,Stephen Halbert, Brandon Lea, Dan Robinson, Reece Chapman-Carry, George Wilkinson, Ian Briggs, Robert Freeman, Jordan Oliver, Wall Wallwork, Mark Newton, Stuart Watts

2XV vs Alcester 1XV - (2.15pm Away)

Squad - Simon Pillinger, Luke Coutanche, Nick West, Gareth Lang, Joe Finnan, Jesal Patel, Tom Smith, Matthew Nightingale, Alex Weir, Lewis Beaty, Harry Garratt, Steve Leach, Ben Taylor (c), Anthony Davis, Kai Lucas, Arundeep Singh Bharj, Joe Wallace, Jake Shilston

3XV vs Moseley Oak 2XV (2.15pm Home )

Squad - Bradley Shough, Andy Bruton,,Luke Mcmanus, Jack Fleming, Will Marshall-Murray, Stephen Ulliott, Connor Gilligan, Andy Blakemore, Lloyd Roberts, Ollie Perry, George Budd, Jake Yarwood, Mikey Pyne, Alex Gibson, Russell Baker, Ade Melhuish, Chef Dave, Jamo, Jake Bishop, Liam McLeish, Platini Kamdem, Adam Shuttleworth

4XV vs TBA (2.15pm )

Squad -

Trumper's Army (aka 5XV) vs TBA (2.15pm)

Squad - TBA


According the latest M&J Fixtures Sheet, the arrangements are as shown below. If anyone has any specific queries regarding the Mini & Junior Fixtures, please contact your specific age group Coach.

Micro’s - Training at Light Hall School.
U6’s - Training at Light Hall School.
U7’s - Match against Moseley (at Light Hall School).
U8’s - Match against Moseley (at Light Hall School).
U9’s - Match against Moseley (home - Half Bottom pitch).
U10’s - Match against Moseley (home - Half Bottom pitch).
U11’s - Match against Moseley (home - Half Park pitch).
U12’s - Match against Moseley (home - Half Park pitch).
U13’s - Match against Moseley (away).
U14’s - Match against Moseley (home - New Park pitch).
U15’s - Match against South Leicester (home - 1st Team pitch).
U16’s - Training
U13’s & U15’s Girls - Training at home. (In the Park).
Kitchen Duty - U11’s and girls.

Ladies Touch Training & Fixtures

The Ladies Touch Rugby Section continue training at at Light Hall School (8pm-9pm). No previous experience is required as all are very welcome for more details, just contact Alex on 07870 570627

Ladies Touch Rugby Fixtures are available below


See you at the Weekend !!


Updated 11:10 - 12 Feb 2018 by Nick Freeman

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