Rugby

Trio benefit from Spalding RFC’s generosity as they donate their old changing rooms

In preparation for starting the construction of their new changing rooms, Spalding Rugby Club have donated their existing units to other sports clubs in South Lincolnshire. The first unit left Spalding RFC’s Drain Bank North site on Monday and was delivered to Moulton Chapel FC. Other units have been donated to Spalding United FC and Boston-based Park Utd FC. “Everything ...

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Record-breaking Spalding RFC golf day is a big hit and raises around £1,500 for club coffers

A record entry of 80 attended Spalding Rugby Club’s highly successful golf day at Spalding Golf Club. Played in glorious weather and with the Surfleet course in fabulous condition, the pairs better ball competition served up some good scores. Before playing, there was the challenge of the President’s Putting competition – and with five out of 12 successful putts, the ...

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New rugby academy that is ‘the first of its kind in the county’ aims to develop teenage talent

The first of its kind for the county, a new Rugby Academy has been launched to develop the sporting talent and aspirations of young players. The new Rugby Academy is the creation of Lincoln College in partnership with Championship league team, Nottingham Rugby, and Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire Rugby Football Union (NLDRFU). Enrolling from September 2022, the Academy will provide ...

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Awards time for Spalding RFC’s mini and junior sections

Spalding RFC’s mini and junior sections finished their seasons recently – with medals awarded to all players for their contributions. Each age group also nominated a most improved player and a players’ player of the season. Club chairman John Constable said: “We are rightly proud of these young players who have all enjoyed their training sessions as well as competed ...

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Spalding RFC bidding to support community by donating their modular changing rooms

Generous Spalding RFC are looking to help out another sporting club by way of donating their modular changing rooms. Town purchased the dressing rooms in 2013 as they announced plans to move to their new base at Drain Bank North – and they were also used at their temporary Low Fulney site before their move to the new permanent home. ...

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Saplding RFC pay the penalty in loss on season’s final day as they finish in bottom two

Spalding RFC 19 Dunstablians 27 Spalding RFC completed their Midlands Three East (South) season with a 27-19 home defeat against Dunstablians on Saturday. The loss at the Memorial Field means that Town finish in the bottom two – which would normally mean relegation. But, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is expected that there will be no promotion or relegation ...

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Spalding RFC set for final game of the season against high-flying opposition

Spalding RFC conclude their Midlands Three East (South) season on Saturday as they welcome high-flying Dunstablians to the Memorial Field (2pm). Town go into their season finale in tenth place, but both sides below them – Queens and Daventry – are within striking distance. A win would guarantee that the Elephants don’t finish bottom, given that they are three points ...

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Spalding RFC unable to keep up their momentum at Daventry as they lose away again

Daventry 43 Spalding RFC 12 Spalding RFC’s penultimate game of the Midlands Three East South season saw them soundly beaten 43-12 at Daventry on Saturday. The defeat ensures that Town have gone an entire season without winning away from home, with the weekend reverse their 12th loss on the road from as many outings. Having upset second-placed Bourne the week ...

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Spalding RFC make numerical advantage count in derby success over high-flying Bourne

Spalding RFC 24 Bourne 15 Spalding RFC produced one of their best performances of the season as they beat high-flying South Lincolnshire rivals Bourne 24-15 on Saturday. With Town down in ninth and Bourne second at the start of play, the visitors were hot favourites to complete a Midlands Three East (South) derby double at the Memorial Field. But their ...

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International star at rugby club

Spalding rugby club welcomed code royalty when a former Scotland captain visited South Holland. Kelly Brown, who played 69 times for his country and is currently a coach at Saracens, was the guest speaker at a black tie event on Friday evening. Kelly made his debut for the national side in June 2005 in a game against Romania where he ...

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Big win for Spalding RFC’s Nomads against Huntingdon as first team enjoy weekend off

With the first team having no scheduled game on Saturday, the focus was on Spalding RFC’s Nomads – and they didn’t disappoint. The second string had a home fixture against Huntingdon, who stepped up after Lincoln pulled out of the game, and emerged 22-12 winners on the day. However, Town did have to lend their visitors four players in order ...

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In-form Rushden and Higham hand Spalding RFC a heavy home loss

Spalding RFC 14 Rushen & Higham 56 Spalding RFC suffered a heavy home defeat on Saturday as Rushden and Higham triumphed 56-14 at the Memorial Field in Midlands Three East (South). Having beaten the runaway league leaders Stockwood Park at home the previous week – and earlier in the season had inflicted a heavy defeat on Town in the reverse ...

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Away woes continue for Spalding RFC in low-scoring basement battle at Queens

Spalding RFC’s search for a first away win of the season in Midlands Three East (South) continues after a narrow 3-0 defeat at bottom-of-the-table Queens on Saturday. In one of the lowest scoring games Town have been involved in for many years, a simple penalty kick just before half-time was the difference between the sides on wet and wild afternoon ...

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Spalding RFC enjoy their home comforts again with important win over relegation rivals

Spalding RFC 27 Northampton Men’s Own 15 Spalding RFC made it three home wins on the spin in Midlands Three East (South) with a potentially pivotal 27-15 victory over rivals Northampton Men’s Own on Saturday. The Memorial Field triumph gave Town an extra bonus point too, which sees them move eight points clear of relegation rivals Northampton and Daventry and ...

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Spalding RFC’s thriving juniors are learning life skills and making friends for life

With Spalding RFC’s first team not in action over the weekend, the club’s thriving junior section had the chance to take centre stage. Every Sunday, more than 150 children can be found at Spalding’s base on Drain Bank North enjoying playing and training with their friends. Youngsters are divided up into age groups and play modified rules which reflect their ...

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Spalding RFC are blown away at Melton Mowbray as winning runs comes to an end

Melton Mowbray 39 Spalding RFC 17 Spalding RFC’s two-game winning streak in Midlands Three East (South) came to an end on Saturday as they went down 39-17 at Melton Mowbray. Town were literally blown away in the first half as they unable to adapt their game plan to the windy conditions, while Melton played their cards right to run out ...

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Big bonus-point victory sends resurgent Spalding RFC clear of the drop zone

Spalding RFC 24 Daventry 0 Resurgent Spalding RFC made it back-to-back wins in Midlands Three East (South) with a convincing 24-0 victory over Daventry on Saturday. Town’s fourth win of the season came with an added bonus point and pulls them five points clear of the bottom two, albeit having played a game more. The showdown was a contest between ...

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Spalding RFC get back to winning ways with superb showing against Luton

Spalding RFC 36 Luton 21 Spalding RFC produced one of their best performances of the season as they raced to a bonus-point triumph over high-flying Luton in Midlands Three East (South) on Saturday. Resurgent Town ran in six tries as they secured a 36-21 triumph at the Memorial Field for what was their first win since beating relegation rivals Queens ...

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Late flourish fails to prevent Spalding RFC from falling to defeat at Huntingdon

Huntingdon & District 26 Spalding RFC 7 Spalding RFC kicked off their 2022 fixtures in Midlands Three East (South) with a 26-7 defeat at Huntingdon & District on Saturday as their travel troubles continued. The defeat leaves Spalding tenth in the table, level with the two sides below them, and still without an away win in the league this season. ...

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COVID-19 causes Spalding RFC’s final game of 2021 to be postponed

Spalding RFC’s scheduled home game against Daventry in Midlands Three East (South) on Saturday was postponed due to a Covid-19 concern. With the game rearranged for January 22, that means Town’s 2021 fixtures are now over. They end the year in tenth place in the 12-team division, although are level on points with rock-bottom Queens and 11th-placed Northampton Men’s Own. ...

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