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2018/19 Fixture lists available for smartphones

The 2018/19 fixture lists for all teams are now available on our website.   The fixture lists are also available on your smartphone or computer by subscribing via the links below.

There as still some fixtures are still to be added, updates to fixtures on the website will automatically be updated to your computer or smartphone if you subscribe.

You can unsubscribe from a fixture list at any time.

How to get fixture lists on your smartphone

Google calendar users should select the Google link for the team you want to follow below.    For Windows, Macs and smartphones where you do not use Google calendars, select from the Windows/Mac links below.   When you click on a link you will be prompted to add the subscription, select how often you want the fixture list to be refreshed from the website, select if you want to be notified when fixtures do change or if you just want them to be silently updated in the background, then click ‘ok’ or ‘yes’ and that’s it!    The fixtures should now appear.

You may subscribe to as many fixture lists as you like.    There is a single fixture list at the bottom of the list that includes all fixtures.

If you already subscribe last season the fixtures will already be reflected in your smartphone calendar.

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1XV Fixtures Fixture list for Windows/Mac/Smartphone Fixture List for Google
2XV Fixtures Fixture list for Windows/Mac/Smartphone Fixture List for Google
3XV Fixtures Fixture list for Windows/Mac/Smartphone Fixture List for Google
Ladies Fixtures Fixture list for Windows/Mac/Smartphone Fixture List for Google
Colts Fixtures Fixture list for Windows/Mac/Smartphone Fixture List for Google
U17 Fixtures Fixture list for Windows/Mac/Smartphone Fixture List for Google
U16 Fixtures Fixture list for Windows/Mac/Smartphone Fixture List for Google
U15 Fixtures Fixture list for Windows/Mac/Smartphone Fixture List for Google
U14 Fixtures Fixture list for Windows/Mac/Smartphone Fixture List for Google
U13 Fixtures Fixture list for Windows/Mac/Smartphone Fixture List for Google
Minis Fixtures Fixture list for Windows/Mac/Smartphone Fixture List for Google
All Fixtures Fixture list for Windows/Mac/Smartphone Fixture List for Google

*iSheep/Apple Users : When adding the calendar subscription you will be prompted to add the subscription to your ‘iCloud calendars’ or ‘Local calendars’, do not select the iCloud calendars . If you do select the iCloud calendars the fixtures will appear but they will not pick up any subsequent changes. Because you have to select ‘Local Calendars’ the subscription will not automatically be picked up on any other apple devices you own, to get the fixture list onto each device, simply follow the process above for each device.

*If you need assistance in setting up a subscription on your laptop or smartphone we have a helpless desk which operates on a Thursday evening after practice at the bar.   After 9:30 and a few beers we have many experts available to offer help and advice.

6 Nations – Round 2 this Sunday

This weekend on Sunday we have the last game of Round 2 of the 6 Nations with England at home to France with a 3:00pm kickoff.

The Minis are at home practicing in the morning and with both bar and kitchen open for the day get yourself up to Stockwood Park RFC, support the Minis and then watch the game on our big 104″ HD screen in the afternoon.

The bar has a wide selection of drinks with something for everyone and the kitchen will be serving burgers, bacon rolls, chips as well as tea and coffee.

The quiet before the storm…..can England do it……again?

Bar Opening Times

Sunday: 12:15pm – early evening

Kitchen Opening Times

Sunday: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Bourne v Stockwood Park

Stockwood Park’s unbeaten recent run came to a sudden end on Saturday against Bourne when a very uninspiring first half performance gave Park a mountain to climb in the second half which, although they improved, was too much to achieve.

Playing with the elements and fielding a much changed team, Park’s early disorganisation and frail defence was quickly exploited by Bourne who ran in three converted tries by halftime.   Park were 21-0 down at the break and turned around to play into the strong wind.

Park now started to perform and first of all Lock Jack Wharton, Park’s best player on the day, crashed over unopposed from a lineout and then number 8 Ben Griffin put left wing Kyran Ryan clear for Ryan to score wide out. Unfortunately, it was not to last and Bourne added two more tries in quick succession before Ben Griffin forced his way over for a try converted by Fly Half Brandon Lewsey.  Bourne then added another late try to give them a deserved victory by 38-17.

Park play Rushden & Higham RFC at home next Saturday KO 2.15pm

St Patrick’s Day Party 2019

It’s party time at the Park – all day event on Saturday 16th March 2019 – Ticket includes:

  • Irish Stew from 4:00pm
  • Emerald Dogs band from 8:00pm
  • 6 nations games on our big screen
    — Wales vs Ireland
    — England vs Scotland
  • 2xv vs Winslow – KO 3:00pm

-Irish Dancers @ 4:25pm

Bar opens at 12:00pm
Hot food available all day

Tickets available from our website -> St Patricks Day Tickets

Stockwood U17 vs Old Albanians U17B

We welcomed an old adversary to Stockwood Park for a friendly and we were all prepared for a hard, physical game – we were not going to be disappointed!

Stockwood started off the stronger of the two sides and spent the first ten minutes camped Old Albanian’s half.  Fair play to our visitors they defended stoutly and try as we did we were unable to break through.  That was until Reece intercepted a pass in the Old Albanian’s 22 metre line and from the resulting ruck led to a Stockwood freekick and after a further passage of play that gave Arnold his first try of the season as he powered over to score in the corner.

Whereas, the first try was a good team try, the second was scored as a result of a piece of individual flare by Anset.  Stockwood found themselves pegged back in their own 22 but with a strong defensive line our visitors never looked like breaking through.  From a ruck on our own 22 and good interplay between Dan Spain and Kieran ultimately led to Anset receiving the ball and running virtually the whole length of the pitch, breaking at least three tackles before scoring between the posts, a try that was duly converted by Kieran.  This was to prove the final score of the first half and Stockwood went in 12 points to zero ahead.

If I thought that we had played our best rugby in the first half and would struggle to keep the intensity up in the second half the lads were about to prove me wrong.  The second half started off in the same vain to the first with us putting Old Albanian’s to the sword.  Park stopped another attack and claimed another turn over on the half way line and another excellent passage of play where we passed the ball through the hands, Anset was able to break the line to score his second try of the day.

Instead of taking the foot of the gas Stockwood drove their advantage home and put our opponents under even more pressure!  Old Albanian’s were definitely rattled by this time and it wasn’t long before Stockwood were once again driving towards the Albanians line.  Stockwood formed a ruck on Old Albanians 5 metre line and following a quick pass by Will to Kieran, who in turn offloaded to Max who ran the ball over the try line for Stockwood’s fourth try of the day.

Stockwood then prepared for Old Albanians restart and what happened next was a moment of brilliance and opportunism from our captain, Dan Loft.  Dan L was given the ball from the start and ran through the middle of our visitors to get a well-deserved try to make the score 27:0.  Kieran got his second conversion of the afternoon.  Stockwood were not finished and following another well worked scrum Stockwood broke down the right wing and a clever kick over Old Albanians try line allowed Kieran to add to his two conversions with a try of his own.

This was to prove the final score of the day as the game had to be ended early as there was a nasty injury to one of the Albanian backs who got injured in a ruck.  A very satisfying score line for the team who won by 34 points to Nil.

I was really impressed with the effort shown by the whole team, even though we were comfortably winning they did not stop putting Old Albanians under extreme pressure.  It was nice to see in the first half Old Albanians were forced to kick to try and break down Park’s defensive line as they were unable to penetrate it during normal play.  Every player played for each other and the support play shown for one another was tremendous to see and it was lovely to get one over Old Albanians!!

Stockwood Park v Bedford Queens

Stockwood Park extended their unbeaten run to 4 games with a hard earned but eventually conclusive victory by 32 – 10 against Bedford Queens. Queens are a strong physical side and in their league fixture with them in October, Parks defence proved porous but there is a resilience to it now and on Saturday their defence stood firm under pressure with their back row of Michael Powell. Ben Griffin and Jack Brooks at the heart of it. Park’s Skipper, Hooker Tom Childs once again led by example.

Queens kicked an early penalty to take a 3-0 lead before a very skilful diagonal cross kick by Fly Half, Brandon Lewsey, was picked up on the bounce by right wing, Dan Needham, who crossed wide out to score. Lewsey continued to direct operations skilfully throughout the game.  Queens then scored a try of their own which they converted to take a 10-5 lead.

Park now took control of the scoring and first left-wing Kyran Ryan sped in after some good handling in the backs before No 8 Ben Griffin, a threat to the visitors throughout, crashed over for a try with Centre, Steve Pollock, adding the extras to give Park a 17-10 lead at halftime.

In the second half and with the elements in their favour, Park gradually stretched their lead with a further try from Ben Griffin, who was also stopped twice on the visitors try line, before a fine individual try by Fly Half Brandon Lewsey, pushing off several attempted tackles as he went over for his score.  Pollock converted both.  Pollock completed the scoring with a late penalty to give Park a 32-10 victory.

Park travel next Saturday to Bourne RFC as they attempt to continue their good current form.

Barry Robinson – Funeral arrangements added.

We are very sorry to advise that Barry has passed away after a long illness.

Barry was an Old Lutonian who went on to play many games for the Club 1st XV both as Old Lutonians RFC and as Stockwood Park RFC.  He was a very talented and skilful Halfback. Playing mainly as a Scrum Half but often moving to Fly Half when required by the team.  He was 1st XV captain for 3 seasons from 1959 – 61 and 1963-64. He was also Club Chairman from 1970 -73. He remained a long serving Vice President and a stalwart supporter of the Club.

Barry was an exceptional sportsman and in addition to his rugby achievements he was also a very good cricketer for Luton Town CC where he was Captain for many seasons as well as playing for the Bedfordshire County side.  He was County Under 18 Tennis Champion.

There is no doubt that Barry played a major part in the in the evolving history of Stockwood Park. Not only was he a talented player and committed team member, he was also a leader with an infectious sense of humour and with many friends. He will be greatly missed.

We extend our deepest sympathy to his widow Christine and to all his family and there will be a minutes silence before the home fixture with Bedford Queens on Saturday 26th January.

The funeral arrangements for Barry are:

Thursday February 15th. Cremation in Emsworth Hampshire. Family only. Sunday March 10th. 12 noon until 3pm. Wake /Tribute to Barry at Luton Town and Indians Cricket Club, Wardown Park, Old Bedford Road, Luton,  LU2 7AH.

Ladies vs Harlow

Stockwood Ladies v Harlow

This Sunday at London Road saw the visit of Harlow in the return league fixture .

Harlow are known for their dogged determination and no little skill especially their no 9 and 10 … unfortunately they struggle for squad numbers and arrived with only 10 In the Ladies game we have to match up and so a 10 aside game was agreed with 5 forwards and 5 backs … Now I cannot hide my dislike for 10s it’s a completely different game from a full 15 aside and to be honest you need to be fit. So the plan was to rotate second rows every 10 mins or so and fit Lisa and Chloe into the backs at some stage .. we had decided to have a smaller squad as trying to get 22 players on would prove too disruptive. Also with Harlow playing this shorter sided game they are much more used to it and so really had an advantage.

Nonetheless we talked about setting a platform and then releasing the ball to Ellen / Sophie and Debs who have a real pace to their play …. Lets get it done early as in the past we have always had a tough encounter with Harlow. So to the crowds delight we caught the ball from the kick off … I was talking with the physio … turned around to see Sophie sprinting up the line to score under the posts after 30 seconds or so … With the bits firmly between our teeth this was the format for the first half .. with the forwards working really hard to create the platform to release Sophie on another 2 Occasions and with Tracey converting very soon it was 17-0 up …

As I mentioned 10s is a far quicker game with more energy expended and so Harlow would get opportunities especially their 9-10 axis ..they decided to kick and chase a lot ..especially as there was a strong wind behind them … we were aware of this and with Ellen , Sophie and Lisa staying alert managed to kwell these moves fairly easily and launch our own attacks . With Sophie scoring again at 22-0 it would appear the game was in control … Changing things about a bit making sure everybody had some game time Harlow started to get a little bit more of the ball and for all the world looked like they would score in the far corner .. but the scrambling Stockwood defence was incredible and not only kept them out turned that defence into an attack which was thwarted in Harlows 22 …

Half time was greeted with a sigh as clearly we needed a break … Abbie ,Amy ,Shania, Hannah, Fran , Cath , Leeanne ,Emma ,P and Freya had worked so hard creating the platform for the backs and they all had done exactly that … The second half would become frustrating after Debs got an early score to take it out to 27-0 clearly the exertions of the first half had taken their toll … as Harlow had the majority of the possession and increasingly becoming dangerous and a little feisty to be honest … but this is the measure of our ever maturing ability and mental strength .. to make tackle after tackle ..with Charlie a constant pain to their scrum half and Tracey making a tremendous try saving tackle we did everything to keep them out … with us missing out on some 50-50 calls from the ref Harlow got a real head of steam and tried valiantly to get back in the game … but apart from just once it was not going to happen …at the final whistle 27-5 the result and in many respects a fine display of attacking Rugby in the first half and defence in the second…. We now have a break for a couple of weeks on the League ..but we do have a development friendly this coming weekend so some of the squad can get some real game time….

Well done girls that’s 3 wins out of the Last 5 and the 2 losses were very close ……. Keep going its getting tight at the top ….

Stockwood Park v Birstall

Stockwood Park followed up on their excellent victories over league front runners Northampton Casuals and Leicester Forest in their previous two league fixtures with an important bonus point victory away at mid table Birstall.

This was not the impressive performance of the two previous games, but it was a hard-earned victory against resilient opposition where Park, despite some frail defence in the first half stuck gamely to their task and eventually ran out as worthy winners. Outstanding for Park were their two lock forwards, Will Varnalls and Jack Wharton, who as well as winning some quality lineout ball also contributed to the forward effort with some strong running, particularly from man of the match Jack Wharton who also scored a try.  Behind the forwards, scrum half Alex Lovell mixed his options well and kept the side going forward.

Park were soon 7-0 behind as they made a slow start after a long coach journey.  However, some good forward interplay saw Full Back, Frank Daly, lively throughout, dive over to score with Fly Half Brandon Lewsey adding the extras.  Further pressure from the home side saw them take a 14-7 lead before Brandon Lewsey scored a try following considerable Park forward pressure.

Turning round 12-14 down and with the elements in their favour Park now took hold of the game and although Birstall worked hard until the end, Park scored further tries through Prop Dom Barnes and lock Jack Wharton, both after forward pressure. Lewsey converted one to take the score to 24-14 in Park’s favour before left wing, Kieron Ryan, took an interception and sped in from the halfway line. Lewsey added the extras to take his personal points contribution to 11 and the final score to 31 – 14.

Park’s next league fixture is at home to Bedford Queens RFC on Saturday January 26th 2.15pm

Ladies v Hampstead Ladies

On a nigh on perfect day for Rugby .. soft underfoot and not to cold or to hot … the New Year started with a bang at London Road .

Stockwoods Ladies were entertaining Hampstead in the return fixture in what is the Business end of the season …. Having defeated Hampstead by a final second try earlier in the season they were here for revenge.

Park had been playing really well just before Xmas and it was feared that perhaps the break might stop that momentum now we were going to see.

The early exchanges were fierce and Parks scrum was put under pressure but with Amy and Abbie ,Freya and P .. tackling and counter rucking despite not having much possession we were keeping Hampstead at bay …

Both teams were playing with a good structure clearly this was going to be a tough game with two evenly matched sides and it was Hampstead that struck the first blow ,having won possession in our 22 we were just starting to exert pressure of our own when Hampstead intercepted a pass and ran in to score under the posts ..with the conversion made after 10 mins it was 0-7 …

Parks response was swift winning the ball creating a platform finally managing to go through hands out to Sophie on the wing to run past 3 or 4 Hampstead players to score also under the posts .. to tie the scores up …

Katie our normal Captain and scrum half was injured and Daisy had taken up the reigns of Captain for the day with Sophie King playing at scrum half for the first time ever and her first full game for a year or so these 2 in particular were having influential games.

Hampstead however continued with their intensity and after a kick over the top Annie collected and retuned to be met by Hampsteads impressive and solid 12 who hit her hard in the tackle … Annie had to be replaced .. Lisa for the second match in a row dropped to fullback duties and the returning Debs came on at outside Centre … Sophie (winger) also had to have a break as a dead leg meant she was suffering a bit. Chloe replaced her on the wing.

The squad was being tested .. with the terrible twosome ably supported by Emma and now Lee-anne and Hannah – Park were starting to get some ascendancy .

Hampstead were still dangerous though and the 9 and 12 combined to create an overload .. Ellen was about to tackle the Hampstead player when she accidentally collided with Cath … and this left a 2 on 1 with Lisa and a dummy pass from the Hampstead girl sent her over under the posts again to go 14-7 up ..

We talked about needing another 10% if possible ..we were starting to get more possession in the forwards and Debs was getting line breaks and Daisy made several forages forward needing 4 or 5 of the opposition to stop her .

We were putting some phases together … from a penalty 5 mtrs out first Abbie then Amy then Daisy all tried to break the line ..the good thing was we kept the ball alive and recycled brilliantly … finally Tracey dived for the line to score as the ref had somehow tripped over and whilst doing a magnificent summersault still blew his whistle for the score … quite impressive … missing the conversion it was 12-14 with 6 mins or so to go to half time …

At half-time we talked about being patient as we were now getting more and more possession and they were starting to drop back off our intensity .. keep playing don’t panic game isn’t won at half-time … with Sophie (winger) returning to the fold pretty much everybody had been involved .. Ally was still due a run out …with Annie not being able to return there was a good chance she might be needed. Anyway, we made a couple of handling errors early and found ourselves defending again but managed to snuff anything out without too much difficulty ..we started to get some real go forward and with some good hands from Tracey , Fresh and Debs put Sophie away once more and she finished it well as she still had some work to do .. in the corner.

With our noses in front 17-14 .. we started to dominate the game a bit more with Freya returning our SQUAD was really making a difference especially as Hampstead started to lose some ….. however they were not giving up and possibly one of the moments of the game when from good field position Hampsteads 12 darted for the line getting past 2 defenders ….I didn’t see who did tackle her as she dived to score but whoever it was did enough to dislodge the ball from her grasp and she knocked on …. From this moment on Park pushed Hampstead back and from a break from Daisy the offloads kept the ball

Alive pretty much everybody at some stage offloaded FAY , P , Fresh and with Debs crashing onto it at the end to score was a truly sensational score … at 22-14 this gave us some breathing space … We really did dominate possession from here Sophie and Ellen looked like they had combined to score again but some desperate defending kept us out …

However we were not to be denied another score and with another great team move Fresh found the space she always does and slid through under the posts and with the conversion being made 29-14 … with Sophie King needing a break … Ally got to run out albeit 6 mins or so and Chloe with her textbook set back from a tackle ..made sure that all the squad got some minutes …

The most impressive thing about this result is the growing mental strength of these girls and the patience to trust in their skill set to see them through … we didn’t look panicked or stressed at any stage there was a clear inside belief we can win this game whatever they throw at us and so this proved …..

Home again next week … Oh when the Park !!

Defence work
Good forward work and then sooooooo close!
good attempt at break out play
try!
try!
try!
try!
and for good measure!