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Festival fever at rugby club as Michael and Ciaran's efforts are recognised

Stamford Rugby's 'One Club Weekend', which traditionally closes the season, was held last weekend.

The three-day event started on Friday evening with an O2 Touch Rugby Festival which attracted eight teams and 82 players together all vying to be crowned champions.

The eventual winners were Borderville Touch Rugby who just pipped Stamford O2 Touch to the coveted trophy.

Borderville Touch Rugby (9815024)
Borderville Touch Rugby (9815024)

Off the field the Stamford Rugby Beer Festival got underway with a large number of real ales consumed by participants while listening to the club's band Silverbach.

Saturday's activities kicked off with the club's highly successful Under 15 side taking on touring team Rushden & Higham. The home team came away with an impressive 27-0 victory.

The beer festival continued all day and in the evening it was the turn of the club's coaches and volunteers to be rewarded with an evening of beer, wine and food all consumed while listening to an impressive DJ by one of the clubs Under 15 players.

Sunday saw the club's AGM take place in which Stamford Rugby's Club Person and Junior Club Person of the year awards took place.

Ciaran Dolby and Michael O'Connor (9815022)
Ciaran Dolby and Michael O'Connor (9815022)

Michael O'Connor was the recipient of the Club Person of the Year trophy for his immense effort during the year through promoting the club especially through social media.

Ciaran Dolby was awarded the junior shield for his sterling work at the club after being injured early on in the season. He has been involved in the YRA programme, refereeing and hosting at the club.

The annual Laurie Mills Fun Touch Rugby Festival took place on Sunday afternoon.

A large number of teams and players, mainly from the club's mini section, joined in and the event was a great success.

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