Saturday, 17 December 2011

Xmas Grudge Match

Time to thank the kids for the generous opportunities they have provided to taxi them around and watch them play in all weathers...The Xmas Grudge Match.


1. the match is uncancellable whatever the weather. If the pitch is out it is on the training areas / caswell beach if frost
2.Fancy Dress is strongly encouraged but must be mud proof.
3. No generation or gender is spared- parents, grandparents, sisters etc welcome, hope for one player minimum/ pirate ( if more than one family member they can sub with each other at will)
4. Format will be family member plays opposite team same position as pirate- may have 2 games going if large numbers
5. Tag belts and tags for tackles (stops those competitive types cheating!), 3 steps to stop or off load
6. Size 17 ball, 6 tag turnover
7 the GRINCH's (John Benson) word is final
8 Port is served for >18s @ half time

Meet 10.30 football pitch Underhill
Can adult players bring a belt/ chord and a pair of long (ski ,rugby,walking etc) socks in case of tag shortage please

Con Club 1300

Friday, 16 December 2011

Parents vs Pirates match, Sunday 18 Dec

We think we have a pitch at Underhill on Sunday for the parents vs Pirates game.  The suggestion is to meet at 10.30 to avoid the rush.  Not sure of the rules, or the exact pitch; will update later.  If you're taking part make sure you've got the appropriate kit; I don't think Ceri or Guy want to be applying the magic sponge to pulled hamstrings on grown ups.  Fancy dress is optional.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Live Music at the Rugby Club!

The Contenders unveil their new line up this Saturday (17th Dec) at Mumbles Rugby Club. Come along for an evening of Rock and Roll. FREE Entry from 8:30.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Xmas Party

We are joining the U13 at the Con Club this Sunday at 1300 after the Pirates v Family game (weather permitting) . Food will be provided for kids (Mums and Dads leftovers). Special Guest expected (heard that before but fingers crossed)and Xmas gifts.

MUMBLES PIRATES NEEDS A SOCIAL SEC. Team spirit becomes increasingly important and paramount from now on and it would be great if any mums or dads would consider joining the coaching team to focus on team social events etc.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Training is ON in gym at 5.45 till 6.45

A bit of pre-christmas fun in the warm gym for some team games.  5.45 - 6.45.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Today's game at Uplands is rained off

Just got the word from Uplands that our U11 game is rained off, so no Rugby for us today.

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Uplands v Mumbles Pirates

Late kick-off tomorrow for the game at Uplands, due to some of the Uplands team playing up from U10s.  Anyway, meet at Uplands 11.30am for a 12.00pm kick-off.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011


Sorry to report due to School Xmas Plays, work and illness we are unable (a first I think) to field sufficient coaches for a safe and effective training session tonight. On Sunday we are home against Uplands and will meet a little earlier to train pre-match.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Match v Penclawdd DEFINITELY ON, but 10:30 kick-off

Had to change the time on Teamer, it's a 10:30 kick-of, meet at Penclawdd at 9.45.

Final Teamer

Just sent out a final Teamer text to the two teams, after a few adjustments for lifts and what-not, to make sure everyone gets to the right venue.

Sunday 4th final squads

Penclawdd 9.45

Josh, Sean M, Matt S, Tom T, Tomos B
Morgan, Rhydian, Harley, Owen, Jon, Max, Sean A

Bishopston 10.15

Cian, Connor, Lucas, Matthew G, Tal, Luke
Liam, Jake S, Jake C, Rory , Jo, Will, Tommy H

Friday, 2 December 2011

Sunday 4th Dec v Penclawdd Away and Morriston Home

In view of the recent gap in matches we are keen to get everybody back into action with a full game. This will also consolidate positions and patterns of play which we have been working on. This is ambitious and is a first for the season hence the unusually persistent texting this week: we have arranged to field 2 sides of 12 at different venues both against quality opposition.

It is important we meet early to learn the positions and practice (Penclawdd only have 12 so they always know their positions).
Teams are listed as above:

Penclawdd 9.45am prompt for 10.30 ko
Bishopston 10.15 prompt for 11.00 ko

Thursday, 1 December 2011

West Wales tour

We need to know whether you want to reserve accommodation at Bluestone for Fri 20, Sat 21 and Sun 22 April. Larger accommodation @ £269 (sleeps 4, possible sofa bed for 1/2 more); smaller cottage @ £249 (sleeps 4). Deposit of £60 payable this weekend.

Possibility of sharing accommodation for smaller groups, staying somewhere else locally (and getting day pass to Bluestone), just coming for the rugby on Sunday or discussing fundraising to subsidise cost of tour (see Alex's blog below for more info on weekend).

Please let me know via text whether you're interested or for more info.