Marlborough Rugby Club’s first home game of new season kicks of with a Music and Beer Festival in the Clubhouse on Frees Avenue

Written by Neil Goodwin on .

beerfest 2016 posterbeerfest 2016 posterTo coincide with the first home games of the season for both the 1st XV (against Sherborne in Southern Counties South) and the 2nd XV Nomads against Mintey II in Dorset & Wilts 3 North the club are holding their annual Music and Beer Festival in association with Ramsbury Brewery at the Clubhouse on Frees Avenue.

The Festival kicks off on the Friday (16 September) at 6.30 pm, and features live music from Mick O’Toole at 9pm.

On Saturday (17 September) the doors open at mid-day with a barbecue in the afternoon, two great games of rugby, then music from ‘Crash UK’ at 8pm.

They will be featuring seven guest beers and five guest ciders to try as well as Ramsbury Breweries new craft lager, Red Ram.  Free entry to all and all guest beers and Red Ram is being sold by the half pint at £1.50.

All profit from the Festival will be ploughed back in to the development of grass roots rugby, England rugby is on a high at present, undefeated so far this year and the club are keen to encourage the young into the game and who knows, the next generation of great England teams may even feature one or more players from Marlborough or similar clubs that are looking to invest in the game for tomorrow.

On the playing side, this year’s aim for 1st XV is a top two finish in Southern Counties South.  Last season finished very strongly and the club are looking to maintain the momentum and get off to a flying start.

The Alfreds Nomads (2nd XV, a combined Marlborough and Pewsey side) are aiming to improve on last year’s 3rd place in the Dorset & Wilts 3 North, again with strong squad and a good finish the club's ambition is for promotion for the team so that the gap between 1sts and 2nds at the club is not so great.