£2,250 raised for Help the Heroes from the Charity day arranged with 47 Regiment RA

Big thanks go to

  • Paul & Dawn Strachan who were the hosts
  • 47 Regiment RA
  • Blaydon Crows (Vets)
  • Staff and volunteers at Blaydon RFC
  • Various sponsors
  • Donators of raffle prizes

Great game of rugby played in true spirit of tour/Vets rugby with:

  • halftime of vodka marinated oranges,, red wicked and extra vodka and bottles of port
  • close game at 38 to 28 to one of the sides
  • defections from a few Crows; Paul Winter and Vinnie
  • Pitch side and dressing room beers
  • Many more beers during;
    • a good win for our firsts,
    • good Ireland v Wales game
    • Scotland too quick at the breakdown for the lethargic England pack…..
    • more fun and games in the clubhouse till late…….

Scoring for Blaydon;

  • Trys: Vinnie 2, Jason Smithson, Divers, Phil Rayson,  Damien S,
  • Conversions; Les Oliver & Phil Rayson

Pictures from the game:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/26086313@N08/albums/72157688229585920