Category: Media Screen News

News posts to appear on the MultiMedia screens at the club

World Cup – England vs Croatia

Join us on Wednesday evening for a 7pm kickoff when England take on Croatia in a World Cup semi-final.

Showing on our 104″ HD screen!

With the kitchen and bar open at 6pm we are the perfect stop off after work.

Get on up to the park this Saturday!

It’s a busy weekend at ‘the park’ this Saturday with the England vs Sweden World Cup match on in the afternoon on our massive 104″ HD screen and Race Night in the evening.

With the bar and kitchen open from 2pm on Saturday there is no excuse for getting that cold pint and burger in before the kickoff at 3pm.

Race Night starts at 7pm, this may or may not be in HD depending on your eyesight by 7pm.   Whether you’ve had a flutter on the England v Sweden result or not, your big chance is at Race Night which is run by East Anglia Race Nights.   Get in there!

Tickets for Race Night available online here.

Saturday Opening Times

Bar
2pm – 1am

Kitchen
2pm – 6pm

2018/19 Fixture lists now available

 

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.

Team

Windows/Mac

Google

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

Stockwood Park RFC Coach and Captain announcement

Stockwood Park Rugby Club are pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Childs as 1st team captain and Thomas Edmunds as senior head coach for the 2018/2019 season.

Both are looking forward to getting started with pre season starting on Tuesday 26th June.

If you’re a current, returning or a complete novice we look look forward to welcoming you to the first session of the season.

Tom Edmunds

Senior Head Coach

Tom Childs

1st team captain

 

 

DATES FOR THE DIARY

SATURDAY 7TH JULY RACE NIGHT 7PM START BAR OPEN FROM 6PM

FRIDAY 3RD AUGUST QUIZ NIGHT BAR OPEN FROM 7PM

SATURDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER LADIES DAY 12 NOON START

SATURDAY 20TH OCTOBER FORMER PLAYERS LUNCH BAR OPEN 12 NOON

SATURDAY 27TH OCTOBER HALLOWEEN PARTY 7PM START

SATURDAY 15TH DECEMBER CHRISTMAS JUMPER PARTY 7PM START

SATURDAY 2ND FEBRUARY 6 NATIONS RUGBY ON THE BIG SCREEN BAR OPEN AT 1PM

SUNDAY 10TH FEBRUARY 6 NATIONS RUGBY ON BIG SCREEN BAR OPEN AT 12 NOON

SATURDAY 23RD FEBRUARY 6 NATIONS RUGBY ON BIG SCREEN BAR OPEN AT 12 NOON

SATURDAY 9TH MARCH VICE PRESIDENTS LUNCH BAR OPEN AT 12 NOON

SATURDAY 16TH MARCH PADDIES DAY AT THE PARK & 6 NATIONS RUGBY BAR OPEN AT 12 NOON

SATURDAY 30TH MARCH POSSE DAY CELEBRATION BAR OPEN AT 12 NOON

 

SAVE THE DATES NOW – MORE DETAILS WILL FOLLOW!

Stockwood Park 1XV 36 Bedford Queens 1XV 23

Stockwood Park completed their league season with a victory over Bedford Queens by 36-23 in an entertaining game played under floodlights and in front of a good crowd.  It was only in the last 10 minutes that Park drew clear to secure a deserved win in which they scored five excellent tries. Bedford Queens played their full part in the entertainment and kept the pressure on Park until near the end.

Park were on the attack from the start and before Queens could touch the ball had scored their first try through their excellent loose head Prop Justin Harkin, once again in support of a flowing team move. Centre Brandon Lewsey added the extras.  Queens soon responded with their own converted try and two penalties to move into a 13-7 lead.  Park were soon back on the attack and the next score came from No 8 Ben Griffin, a problem for the Queens defence throughout, who barged over for a try which Lewsey converted.  Lewsey then added a Penalty before Ben Griffin added his second try for Lewsey to convert and give Park a 24 -16 halftime lead.

The second half saw both sides attacking at all opportunities and it was Queens who set up an exciting finish as they scored a converted try to take the match score to 24-23 to Park.   With 5 minutes left a powerful forward drive saw Hooker Tom Childs driven over to make it 29-23 before Brandon Lewsey, who had an excellent game in the Centre latched onto a well-placed kick from Fly Half James Hankey to score under the posts. Lewsey, who scored 14 points in the game, injured himself in the act of scoring the final try and the extras were added by scrum half Alex Lovell.

After a mixed bag of a League season, Park have now completed their last two league fixtures with excellent victories which will give renewed optimism for the future. Their Skipper for the last 5 years, Jamie Hoque, is now standing down. Hoque has been an inspirational figure and although beset by numerous personal injuries which have limited his playing appearances, he has never wavered in his commitment to the 1st xv and the Club, and can look back with pride on his time as Captain.

John Humphreys

Stockwood Park 1XV 43 Daventry 1XV 10

This was not only a very impressive team performance and a conclusive victory for Stockwood Park on their last home league Saturday fixture of the season, but it was also a performance which gave huge encouragement for next season. Individually there was a star first half display from ex Colt left wing Kyran Ryan who scored 3 fine tries before halftime. There was also the sight of Park’s long term injured backrow forwards of No 8 Ben Griffin, former skipper and No 6, Michael Powell, and current skipper and No 7 Jamie Hoque playing together as a unit for only the first time this season and how influential they were on this result.  Also, there was a welcome return to form and fitness of Scrum Half Alex Lovell who came on at halftime and who adds strength to the Park Squad.

Park started in a hurry and were soon 10-0 up from the first two of Kyran Ryan’s tries, both showing the winger’s pace when he obtained space.  Daventry then came back into the game, scoring two tries with their heavy forwards causing some pressure on Park’s pack.  Park then took a useful lead before halftime when Ryan latched onto an interception to score his and the team’s third try. Brandon Lewsey added the extras to give Park a 17-10 lead at halftime.

The first 20 minutes of the second half Park were in full command scoring three further tries through Skipper Jamie Hoque, outstanding throughout, Centre Brandon Lewsey, maintaining his excellent try scoring rate and Hooker Tom Childs. Lewsey added the extras for two of the tries to take Park’s lead to 36-10. Park’s final try was scored by Jack Brooks and converted by Lewsey to give an excellent 43-10 victory.

Park complete their League season with a rearranged home game on Thursday evening against Bedford Queens. 7.30 KO under floodlights.

John Humphreys

Moulton College – AASE Programme – Open Evening

Moulton College Rugby Programme Open Evening for Sept 2018 entry – invite to any players from Stockwood Park RFC who might be interested in attending the college to come along and join us.

It will be on MONDAY 30th April from 5.30pm at Moulton College (Pitsford Campus), Pitsford Rd, Moulton, Northampton, NN3 7SX.

It will be a chance for prospective students to find out a little bit more about the programme, how it is structured and get a small taste of life at the college.

Any players who wish to attend will need to register with the college asap as they have limited places available. Please click on the following link to register: Moulton Rugby – Open Evening

Below is open letter from the College to all U16 players next season:

Dear U16 Rugby Player

· Do you love your rugby?
· Would you like to combine your education next year with a comprehensive, high quality rugby programme?
· Moulton College could be the future for you!

The Moulton College AASE (Academic And Sporting Excellence) Programme has been set up in conjunction with the RFU and Northampton Saints Rugby Club, to support high performing rugby players to achieve their full potential, and even fulfil their dreams of becoming professional players in the future.

The programme is firstly an academic course, where most students study a Level 3 BTEC (equivalent to 3 A-Levels) in conjunction with significant support in their rugby development, both on and off the field. The rugby elements of the programme comprise of individualised skill development, tactical improvement, strength and conditioning gains and medical support. The development of the players is supplemented by a competitive programme in the form of the RFU AASE league.

Northampton Saints Coaches Will Parkin and Pete White, support myself as Head Coach, to ensure the players receive excellent coaching knowledge and development. Will and Pete are up and coming coaches and an integral part of the Northampton Saints coaching structure, whereas I have had 10 years experience coaching within Performance Pathways in the UK, and also coaching professionally in the Currie Cup in South Africa from 2015-2018.

Why Choose Moulton to be YOUR AASE College?

– Be a part of a fantastic high performance rugby environment much like an RFU academy in terms of quality of delivery and provision. A place where players can train, work and socialize together, creating what will be for many ‘the best two years of their life’, creating great memories that will last a lifetime.
– Receive educational support and delivery of a well recognised vocational qualification which can gain you access to university, or the sports industry in the future.
– Up to 12hrs per week of direct ‘rugby’ contact for AASE players, to include two terms of rugby fixtures, skills and S+C development in the summer term, plus a comprehensive pre-season.
– Involvement in the RFU AASE League – the highest standard of schoolboy rugby available – enabling players to test themselves against some of the best talent in the country.
– Excellent coaching and support from the rugby staff to ensure you are supported, but pushed to be your best.
– Facilities to rival any other College or Independent School in the UK (3G Training Pitch/Floodlit Facilities/Swimming Pool on Site for Recovery/S&C Gym/Video Analysis lecture theatre).
– Medical Support and Pre-Hab/Re-Hab support where necessary.
– Individualised training programmes for academy players.
– Plenty of outstanding residential accommodation to allow students from anywhere in the country to attend the college and benefit from being a part of the programme.
– For those outside the academy systems, this programme will give you the opportunity to be in the ‘shop window’ for Northampton Saints with their close relationship and active involvement in the programme.
– Running alongside the AASE programme is our Developing Player Programme, which allows additional players to be a part of the Moulton Rugby Academy and access an enhanced training programme.
– We pride ourselves on creating an environment where players can have the best opportunity of progression towards the professional game and International age grade representative sides.

League Champions

League Champions
Peterborough 33:55 Stockwood Park u16’s
Match report by Robert Coupland

Today was the big day for the U16’s going to Peterborough for the last league game of the season undefeated and a win would make us League Champions.
However, on arrival events had taken a change in there course when Peterborough conceded the game due to only having 12 players available and hence making Stockwood Park U16’s League Champions.💥 Fortunately we were able to give three players to Peterborough to make the long journey not a waste of time and gave the lads a practice a head of the Bedford Cup Final next week.

Within the first couple of minutes Stockwood pressed on the opposition line with a kick over the opposition from Max for our winger Jordan F. who didn’t manage to gather it after it had taken a deflection before the ball had touched the ground from an opposition hand. However, there was no uncertainty when Jordan F. next got the ball at full back showing both strength and pace to go over for the first try putting the ball firmly down on the ground under the sticks for five points and subsequently converted by Kieran making the Score 0:7 to the Park. A couple of minutes later the ball, again flowing through the backs hands went to Max who bustled through the defence to put the ball down on the ground in the in goal area to legitimately score Stockwood’s second try and Kieran once again converted making the Score 0:14.

The next try came after some great pressure and strong tackling against Peterborough near their line and following a strong tackle from Max taking the Peterborough player firmly to the ground with downward pressure resulting in Stockwood winning the ball and from the following ruck a great quick long pass out from Connor to Kieran who in turn spread it out to Max who drew his man before passing to Dan L. whose options appeared limited due to the defence on his outside shoulder and in front however, he leapt off the ground reaching above the defence ‘Harlem Globe Trotter style’ and slam dunked the ball into the welcoming hands of Jordan F. who with great power ran towards the try line and taking no chances dived as early as possible ensuring no chance of spilling the ball or even been held up, grounding the ball securely immediately over the whitewash in accordance with the rules to be awarded a try. This took the score to Peterborough 0:19 to Stockwood.

From play in our own half a ball was passed out to Max who did not gather it in successfully, ironically managing to put the ball to ground however luckily behind him and eventually getting in to the hands of Reece who made a great run from not far from in front of his own sticks arcing out wide to join the back line and beautifully drawing the defender in before passing to Callum G. who with a hand off, a step and turn of pace went over the opposition try line and ran to put the ball under the sticks but was aware of a defender approaching so made sure he grounded the ball 8 metres in for the first of his two tries. His second try came shortly before half time when this time the other Ginger Joe L. drew the defence in and passed to Callum G. who again showed the defence a clean pair of heels to slide over the whitewash ,securely making sure the ball was grounded with downward pressure exerted and still in contact with his hand was placed on the ground to score. Which was converted into 7 points following a successful conversion from Kieran thus making the half time score 0:31 in favour of Stockwood.

The second half saw a lot of changes both to the Stockwood side and Peterborough side. The first twenty five minutes were dominated by Peterborough, Stockwood tackled well and a great tackle by Dan L. on Raf (who had had an astounding half for Stockwood with some great aggressive running and now was doing the same for Peterborough in the second half) to hold him up over the try line not allowing him to put the ball on terra firma to score. This did not stop Peterborough scoring 5 tries and four conversions unanswered now making the Score 33:31 putting Peterborough ahead.

The boys were looking out of shape and tired and needed to get themselves regrouped, re-energised and back into the game. The first signs of a counter comeback was when Connor went over in the left corner. Wrestling with the opposition to make sure he was able to ground the ball according to the rules of the game to get 5 points and following a great Conversion from Jordan F. Stockwood led once again by 38 to 33. It looked like Stockwood were going to capitalise again when Max ran out wide showing good pace to go over the try line near touch, he then jogged in the in goal area with a cavalier attitude towards the post. Unfortunately this was not American Football or a model shoot it was a game of rugby were in summation; “A try is scored by grounding the ball (the ball must be touching the player when coming into contact with the ground) in the opposition’s in-goal area (on or behind the goal line)”. So when Max was eventually tackled by the opposition player (that all the spectators and players had noticed what seemed a lifetime earlier) and held him up over the line under the sticks, the referee correctly awarding no try!

In the last fifteen minutes Stockwood took the ascendancy with Jordan F. scoring two great tries taking his tally for the day to four. The final try of the game came from a great kick in his own half from Max who chased his own kick gathering it on the third bounce speeding clear of the Peterborough defence running over the goal line under the sticks to the loudest noise of the day coming from the large contingency of Stockwood fans, coaches and players. “PUT THE XXXXXX BALL DOWN” which he managed to do, getting his second try which was converted by Kieran making the final score 33:55 to the Park.

The most important thing been Stockwood U16’s were the LEAGUE CHAMPIONS.

In summation
On a negative note we were poor to compete or even be at the rucks often watching or standing over, resting on the opposition. We also were too slow to either react or make decisions at penalties which has been an issue all season.

The positives our tackling was strong, all four of the try scorers had great games, Connor N, Jordan F, Callum G and Max C. Stephen looked immense for the opposition after recovering from last weeks mystery illness and Raf had a great game for both sides. Dan S. also impressed in the first half especially considering he was playing with a very heavy cold/virus. The team selected was slightly adjusted in the first half swapping the centres around which I felt nullified one of our most potent attacking players Joe L. (not sure if Tony Nash agrees?)

Second half our players were great for the opposition and changes to the first half team unbalanced the initial strength on the field. If we train well this week work with the team as selected and I am sure we will bring the cup home next week. Special thank you to Raf and Connor who both had great games and can’t play in the final and thanks to Aadil for coming to support.

Thanks also to the whole squad who have all contributed to a great and successful league season. Very very well done.
Thanks to coaches present and past and it would be wonderful to see you at the final next week.

Stockwood ladies end on high note

Once again Stockwood Ladies were on the road       to play Hampstead Ladies in the final  League game of the season …

With .. Aimee. Daisy, Annie ,Fran, Claire Sl Alice Lisa,Hazel,Debbie ,Fay and Shania either unavailable or injured we still managed to travel with  19…. This has been  simply fantastic ,the depth of the squad, all season has been a constant strength and something as Head Coach I am immensely proud of

Now when you consider that Hampstead are second and believe that they can still win the league this wasn’t going to be easy .. the return fixture saw us go down 65-5  so needless to say

We had our work cut out …….

I was going to go through the game as normal but it is becoming increasingly difficult to single out performances when as a team the collective will to win and never give up is truly awesome ..

Hampstead came at us hard from the start  but we were up for the battle and whilst having to work really hard we managed to keep them at bay whilst creating little breaks of our own .. perhaps the intensity of it all made us switch off for a second and Hampstead’s 10 managed to avoid three tackles and score under the posts … I think all three girls were disappointed at not making the tackle .. but that’s the game right …. This spurred Hampstead on and managed to force themselves over again from a penalty near the line to take a 12-0 advantage after 20 mins or so

The next 15 mins was all us we pushed back and tackled and counter rucked did a nice inside move and started to work our way up the pitch .. Fresh deciding to come to the game earlier than normal managed one of her breaks and was away .. getting caught she set back to the advancing Stocks in support with the ball finally going to Cat ..who found the clear space to score under the posts and with Tracey making the conversion we were right back in it. 12-7 at half time ..

The second half started much the same but more in the middle of the park ..and we were holding our own  but once again just switched off for a second and Hampstead just had enough to score and convert taking them 19-7 in front ….. that meant we needed to score twice at least … we made a couple of clean breaks with only the fullback to beat .. she managed to make the tackle but I use that word  loosely as I think another REF could easily have decided they were trips … real borderline ….

Hampstead managed to withstand our little period of dominance and return to an arm wrestle in the middle of the pitch..breaking out once more to score one more time before the end to finish up 24-7 winners ..

This was a great performance by us and a fantastic way to finish the year … we have so much opportunity to continue growing that we hopefully will be a force to be reckoned with next year .

Whilst this was a massive positive for us it is tinged with a little sadness.. as 3 of the regular players are moving on with their lives …. Irish ,Eleanor and Cath  for different reasons won’t be with us next year and from my point of view I wanted to publicly thank them for their commitment and effort this year all 3 have played pretty well every game and have been amazingly consistent … I know we will all miss them very much not just for their playing ability but as people… I wish them well for their  futures and there will always be a place at Stockwood Park for them .

The Ladies have a tour to look forward to travelling to France  soon …. Although listening to the plans I am not sure how much Rugby will be played …

Then it’s all about next year … can’t wait ….      Keith Head Coach Stockwood Park Ladies ….a title I am honoured to have …thank you Ladies so much …..