Week 30 Update

Week 30 Update

By Ben Landsberg
8 April
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The rugby community comes together


Saturday

A quieter Saturday at the club, we had girls team training and under 16's training starting early on Saturday.
The 1st team had their last league game of the season which ended a bit shorter than expected so the less said about that the better.

Sunday

When tragedy strikes the rugby community comes together
This is exactly what happened following a recent horrific road traffic accident on the A13. Five people from Barking RFC were on route to a game at Thurrock one recent sunday morning when a life changing accident occurred. This left all 5 people injured with 3 of them ending up in intensive care. Led by the U17 parents Billericay reached out to Barking RFC to ask if we could support, offering a free hog roast at any event they were to arrange.
So on Sunday a few of the Billericay parents set out just after 5am, with pig and equipment on board, to take centre stage in front of the Barking clubhouse. There they delivered another superb hog roast, raising over £500 towards the fund for the injured players. One lad, who is still hospitalised, was allowed out by special transportation for a few hours. He watched the mini tournament set up by his club. He clearly loved his time out with his team mates. So glad Billericay were there front and centre offering our support, a special moment to be very of when the rugby community comes together. We wish them all a full and speedy recovery.

Back at the club we had training for baby bees to Under 9's. Under 10's - 12's were at the Essex festival.
Under 13's had a try feast of a match against Canvey with both teams scoring over 25 points it was a great advert for the game. For the match report click here

http://www.billericayrugby.com/teams/68959/match-centre/0-4031876

The U16s (pictured) closed out their 2018-19 season on a high this Sunday, with a well earned league match victory at home to Upper Clapton and Epping. Although we notched up an early try, courtesy of hooker Max Forster charging to the line from the ruck, the Bees toiled hard for much of the first half but didn't make further breakthrough. However two more scores we added in the second half from inside centre Manny Iwalewa, who was an unstoppable force once he got going, showing what you can achieve when you back yourself and run straight, with power! Johnny Wyndham safely converted all three tries and added a useful three points from a penalty in the dying seconds. Final score, 24-7, a delighted team and coaches and proud parents. Every player performed really well and it was a fitting end to a season which has seen great improvements in individuals and the team as a whole. Thanks to Andy V for refereeing, Andy C for feeding the masses, Justine and Jan for serving and Karolyn for washing the kit.

UP AND COMING EVENTS AND NOTICES

Saracens skills camp at Billericay for U7- U14's. Next Monday and Tuesday.
Booking required so only a few days left to book in, chance to have a rest from the kids
Full details are available Here

Diner and Dance 31st May Stock Brook Manor - Tickets still available, we would like as many people as possible please, a great night for all.
The tickets are available for booking – Full details are available here http://www.billericayrugby.com/news/60th-anniversary-dinner-dance-book-your-tickets-no-2407613.html

Beefest 2019 is on Saturday 27th April so far away.
The day starts with some with fun training for the baby bees to U12's, and this is combined with end of season presentations for these teams. After a break to let the kids enjoy the bouncy castles, we will then we will start arranging the teams for the friendly touch tournament. This is a friendly tournament so bring some trainers or boots and have a run around in order to work up an appetite to enjoy the hog roast which is generally available from 3pm (estimate). There is also a charity seniors match planned, we have bouncy castles, outside bar, barbecue so fun for all the family.

Next Sunday Under 17's car wash at the club.
To raise tour money the under 17's are doing a car wash on Sunday 9.30 till 12 £5 per car.
So aim for the puddles and come and get your car cleaned on Sunday.

Visit from Sports Hero posters and Photographs 14th April and 27th April.
They will be at the club on Sunday with Green screen ready to take photos of players if your are interested. The photos can be ordered either collected at beefest or purchased online. For examples and explanation of the process please visit their website
https://www.carmeljane.co.uk/sport/

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