Girls rugby comes to Berkswell and Balsall Common

Berkswell and Balsall Rugby FC are launching girls tag rugby for ages 8-17 with support from the RFU- the sport’s governing body. Head coach and father of three daughters Jim Minogue explains more:

In recent years, Rugby’s popularity has increased amongst girls and women, and England won the 2014 Women’s Rugby World Cup and on the back of this the RFU aims to boost the numbers playing to 100,000. Berkswell will train girls from local schools, play league games and host several festivals. The recent strategic £47K grant from the RFU to install new pitch drainage has given the club some of the best facilities in the area.”

The Mini & Junior section of BBRFC start their season this Sunday 10am at their ground on Honiley Road. Registration runs all month and boys and girls aged 5-16 are invited to come along to the club on Sunday throughout September to give it a try. Visit their website, facebook or twitter to find out more.
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Balsall Common Primary School children to play Aviva Premiership Tag Rugby final at Twickenham on 31st May

Children of 8 and 9 years from Balsall Common Primary School yesterday won the Aviva Tag Rugby Regional final at Worcester Warriors Sixways stadium. They secure a place in the Aviva Premiership Tag Final at Twickenham on the 31st May which takes place at half time during the Premiership Final in front of tens of thousands of spectators.

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Balsall Common Primary School recently received an outstanding OFSTED inspection in all areas, which places it in the top 4% of schools in England.

 

Several of the children are also members of Berskwell and Balsall Rugby Club, who are currently running a comprehensive programme to forge links with local schools. In April the school team won a festival at the Honiley Lane based club, competing against several local schools.

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This Saturday (3rd May) the club celebrates the school’s achievement at their junior presentation day, bringing to an end a successful season at the club which now sports a junior membership upwards of 200. This family day starts at 1.30pm and includes BBQ, Bouncy Castle, Bucking Bronco, Sumo, Gladiator Dual, Dad & Lads match and Medal Presentations. Entrance is free and parents and children interested in joining the club in September are welcome.

 

They are also taking a party down to Twickenham to cheer the children on.

 

BBRFC offer mini and junior rugby to children aged 5 and upwards every Sunday from September-April. For more information on the junior section visit the club website http://www.bbrfc.com and follow them on twitter https://twitter.com/BBRFCMJ 

 

 

Article by Neil Cooke

Suspect thief captured on resident’s CCTV wanted by police

bccarthiefgreefieldavenue West Midlands Police have release details of someone wanted in connection with the theft of a new Audi in Greenfield Avenue on Friday 11th October 2013. If you recognise him contact DC Kate Fitzgerald from Force CID on 101 or alternatively information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police have already arrested accomplice 19 year old Gavin Sohal from Erdington in Northeast Birmingham in connection with this crime. Read more about this story on the WM Police website here: http://www.west-midlands.police.uk/latest-news/news.aspx?id=344