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Events @ BillesleyClick on event name for more info
Every Wednesday Quiz night in the clubhouse 
Fri 28th OctAutumn Supper
Sat 29th OctHalloween Party
Sat 3rd Dec Christmas Party
Sat 31st DecNew Years Eve Party
Fri 20th Jan 2017Burns Night Supper
2017 Six Nations Ticket Applications

Club members are invited to apply for RBS Six Nations tickets to England's home internationals against France, Italy & Scotland

      

Applications must be received by 30th September latest


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Sam Pailor brings a physical presence to the back row
 
​Birmingham Moseley are pleased to announce that Sam Pailor will be joining the club after 72 appearances for local National One rivals Coventry.

The 6’ 4” Wales U20 international will offer considerable experience of rugby at a high level having also played for Newport Gwent Dragons, Doncaster and Bedford.

A hard working forward Sam joins a strong back row already including England 7s internationals Chris Brightwell and Jack Preece along with fellow ex-Coventry player and Portuguese International Jacques Le Roux.


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Birmingham Moseley Announce Nine More Signings

With the clubs first pre-season game at home this Saturday against Neath a further nine players have been confirmed for the 2016/17 squad which will contest the upcoming National One season. 
Of last season’s squad both centre Tim Molenaar and back row Harry Hone will be returning to red and black colours. 

Joining Harry in the back row is promising young Cardiff University player Tom Wilson. In the second row Aaron Crofts joins from Old Coventrians.

The front row of the scrum is strengthened by the signing of two hookers. Jake Farnworth joins the club from Leicester Tigers while Will Crane makes the step up from Moseley Oak.

In the back line we welcome Jonathan Lea a scrum half from Birmingham University and rounding off the new signings we have two wingers. Charles Baffour makes the move to Billesley Common from Barking along with flying Hartpury wing Mark Harrison.


For the full story click here

   

Corporate Membership Offer

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2 Season Tickets
A table of 10 with hospitality at a game of your choice
Hospitality Box for 12 with hot buffet lunch at a game of your choice
Ability to apply for international match tickets
Only £600 VAT

To apply contact the club on 0121 443 3631 or email info@moseleyrugby.co.uk

New Online Shop Open for Business!

The club is pleased to announce that we have now launched an online shop and match ticket purchase facility.

You can access these by clicking on the "Buy Match Tickets" & "Club Shop" Icons on the left of this home page.

To celebrate the launch we have discounted all existing Moseley Rugby stock online. As the last Moseley branded items they are bound to become collectors items.

​In due course we will be launching the new range of Birmingham Moseley stock online to allow you to purchase your items prior to the start of the new season.
New Club Vice Presidents Elected

After last weeks meeting of the Club’s Advisory Committee (President, Past Presidents and Vice Presidents) six individuals were invited to become Vice Presidents, in recognition of their commitment to and support of our Club in the past, present and (hopefully) future. All have now accepted, describing their feelings as ‘surprised’, ‘delighted’ and ‘honoured’.
 
Congratulations to : Nick Avgousti, Martyn Cowley, Roger Hildreth, Neil Mason, Ewart Patrick & Dean Wilson 


Three Youth Development Players Sign 1st XV Training Contracts

At the Club AGM 3 of Birmingham Moseley's Academy squad signed training contracts with the 1st XV as part of their ongoing development path with the club. YD Chairman underlined the success of the development programme in that 13 of last seasons youth team have gone on to feature in the promotion winning Moseley Oak squad.
Main Photo: Greg Napton, Brandon Lea & Will Wallwork with New signing Alex Grove & DoR Kevin Maggs
Birmingham Moseley Sign Scottish International 
PhotoCentre Alex Grove from Worcester Warriors

At the club’s Annual General Meeting Director of Rugby Kevin Maggs announced his latest signing, Scottish International and ex Worcester Centre Alex Grove.

Solihull born Grove joins the Birmingham club off the back of over 150 appearances for the Warriors during a ten year period. In a Scottish shirt Grove enjoyed victories over Fiji and Australia.

For the full story click here
Supporters Coach to first National One game of the Season

​The Moseley Supporters Association are running a 50 seat coach to our first National One fixture at Fylde on Saturday 3rd September. To book your seat go the the MSA website at 
(Click here)

While you are at it why not join the MSA for only £10? they carry out excellent work helping the club in a number of areas, and membership will give you a discount on away travel.


2016/17 1st XV Fixtures Poster available to download

Click here to obtain a copy

Why not print a few off and help the club by distributing around at work or in local shops. The more we can spread the word the more we can help the club build on their squad for next season.


Click on the advert for more information on the 24 Sevens Series  
2016 Autumn International Tickets

Applications are now invited from paid up Birmingham Moseley Rugby Club members for England's Autumn International series. Please note last date for applications to be received is 30th July
 



Click on the brochure for more information
Another group of players join the Birmingham Moseley ranks
 

In the second row Maidstone born George Oram joins from Rotherham. Birmingham Moseley have been seeking a big ball carrying specialist to partner Greg Charlton. Oram fits the brief exactly.

Birmingham born Sam Shepherd, a 21 year old centre/fly half, joins from Bromsgrove having previously played for Hartpury College and Nottingham Trent University

Bolstering the front row highly rated prop Matthew Probert joins from National 3 outfit Scunthorpe RFC. Still young for a prop forward at 23 6ft 2in 21st 1lb Probert will be a match for any competing front row.

The fourth player to be announced is a winger whose name will be familiar to Birmingham Moseley Supporters, Ed Sheldon. Ed joined the club from Thornbury at the start of last season but was seriously injured in a warm up game which kept him out for the whole of the season. 

Click here for the full press release.
Birmingham Moseley Rugby Beer Festival
Sponsored by Greene King

Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th July
The Birmingham Moseley Beer Festival will be running alongside the Birmingham 7s tournament with 12 real ales to try at only £2.50 / pint. Live entertainment with "Pub Crawl" from 6pm & disco until midnight 
Click here for more details
Trio of signings for Birmingham Moseley
 
The club is pleased to confirm Mike Penn has put pen to paper for his fourth season at Moseley, having joined from Edinburgh in 2013. Mike is yet another player from last season’s Championship squad who has given a vote of confidence for the future by remaining at the club. New names at Birmingham Moseley follow the capture of fly half Elliot Bale from Plymouth Albion and South Africa born, Portugal International, Jacques Le Roux from Coventry.
Birmingham Moseley introduce their new arrival and welcome back an old campaigner

Photo 1612207085Chris Brightwell.jpgFrom the longest standing to the newest arrival, Birmingham Moseley Rugby are happy to Adam Cavesannounce Captain Chris Brightwell’s recent addition to the family, Maddox William Turetahi, born on 8th June. Weighing in at a sizeable 9lb 14 ozs he already has the eye of Kevin Maggs for the front row

To complement our newest arrival, we are pleased to confirm that our longest serving player and the club’s record appearance holder, with over 315 to his name, hooker Adam Caves has signed up for another year.

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The soul men of Birmingham Moseley’s backline return as Sam & Dave re- sign
 
Birmingham Moseley Rugby continue to build their side for next season with Sam Brown and Dave Brazier the latest to commit again to the club.

Kevin Maggs, Director of Rugby said “I am delighted to be able to retain the services of both players. This is a major step forward in bringing together our new squad as they contribute to the crucial position of scrum half in equal measure.”


Birmingham Moseley Rugby Club

As of 1st June there is a new name in Midlands rugby as the club has changed its name to Birmingham Moseley Rugby Club.

The new club logo represents a step forward in the development of the city's premier rugby club, while acknowledging the long history our club is built upon.


Two more players re-sign on the eve of name change

We are pleased to announce today that Greg King and Tom Fidler have both agreed terms for next season.

The retention of Greg in the centre is a real boost for the club; his experience will be invaluable on the field and in the dressing room. This will be Greg’s 6th season in the red and black, ever present last season with 23 appearances to his name, while reaching the milestone of 100 appearances for his club. In 2014 Greg was one of the
starting centres in the Victorious Championship XV which beat the Canadian national team 28-23.

England Counties prop Tom Fidler also has considerable Championship experience following spells with Jersey, Ealing and Plymouth Albion prior to his first season with Moseley last year where he made 26 appearances. During the season Tom demonstrated his versatility in being able to bring his considerable physical presence to bear on both sides of the scrum.
​National 1 fixtures released

The 2016/17 National 1 fixtures have now been released.

Birmingham Moseley start their campaign on Saturday 3rd September with a trip to Fylde who are coached by former Moseley favourite Paul Arnold. The following week sees the first home fixture and a return to the local derby with Coventry.


To view Birmingham Moseley's full fixture list click here.

Moseley bring in new faces to begin their assault in Nat 1

Moseley Rugby announce the arrival of two new faces to Billesley Common both from Championship side, Rotherham Titans.

Jack Preece, a 5ft 9 ins, 102 kg openside flanker, played 71 matches for Rotherham scoring 21 tries. He toured with England Counties in Spain playing in all three matches, and was named player of the tournament. Preece then followed up his Counties success by earning an England 7s central contract in 2012.

James Elliot, a 5ft 11ins, 120kg tighthead prop also makes the trip down from Yorkshire. Elliott will bring valuable insight to National 1 teams having spent a period of time at Hull Ionians


For the full story click here 


Sponsorship Opportunities 2016-17

The club has now released information on sponsorship opportunities for the 2016/17 season.

With opportunities ranging from match ball and player sponsorship through to 1st XV playing kit and scoreboard sponsorship there are options to suit companies of all sizes with all levels of marketing budget. The club can also tailor a package of sponsorship to suit your companies particular requirements.


Click here to view the details of sponsorship available.

Moseley rugby are pleased to announce that Greg Charlton and Drew Cheshire have committed themselves to the club for next season.

Second Row Greg was an ever present in the side last season with 25 appearances, all bar ​one of which was in the starting XV. 6’ 7” Charlton makes a significant impact in the set piece and is an excellent ball carrier.
 
Flying Wing Drew is a formidable try scorer who despite picking up an injury that laid him off for a significant part of the season still managed to end the season as the clubs third highest try scorer with eight.
 
Kevin Maggs said “ I am delighted that both these young players have stuck by the club, both have true potential and will ensure we have some pace in the back line and guile in the forwards”
 
Kevin is expected to name further signings over the next few days
Salmon & Strawberries Luncheon

The Moseley Players Association are pleased to extend an invitation to all supporters to join them for a salmon & strawberries luncheon in the Reddings Suite on Sunday 19th June to celebrate the unveiling of a Birmingham Civic Society History Plate at the club, by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham. The perfect way to celebrate Father's Day


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Moseley confirm coaching team for new challenge

With the disappointment of last season behind them Moseley are focusing on the future and have begun planning for a swift return to The Championship

Moseley’s Board of Directors are delighted that Kevin Maggs, Director of Rugby, has continued to commit his future to the club.

Kevin has begun the task by putting in place his coaching staff for the new season. He is pleased to be able to announce that the services of both Louis Deacon as Forwards Coach and Greg Sammons as Skills and Conditioning Coach have been retained. Added to the team is Andy Johnson who will be combining the role of Skills Coaching with that of Team Manager


For the full story click here
Autumn International applications

Application forms for the Autumn International matches at Twickenham will be available on the club's website and in Moseley Matters in June, for return before the end of July.

All paid up season ticket holders for the 2016-2017 season are eligible to apply
Club AGM & Supporters Forum

The club AGM & Members Forum will take place on Monday 11th July in the Reddings Suite, starting at 7.00pm

All welcome


2016 / 17 Gate & Season Ticket Pricing

The club has now confirmed both gate & season ticket prices for the 2016/17 season

Gate prices have been reduced in an aim to encourage more new support while season tickets now include a free seat in the grandstand and the club will be issuing season ticket holders with free guest tickets at selected matches during the season.

In a further move to support families enjoying a day at a rugby match entry to under 16s is now free

To view gate prices
click here    To view season ticket details and download your application form click here

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Moseley 2016 RFU Grand Draw
                                          
Ticket sales = £1,472.10
Paid to RFU Draw £147.20 (10%)
 
Paid to sections (30% of section sales) = MSA £115.50, M&J £23.10, YD £27.00, MWRFC £69.00

Funds retained by club £1,090.30       

Thank you for your support
Club President Sponsors New Stand
 
Club Chairman, Dave Warren, was this week delighted to announce the agreement of a six figure, 4 year sponsorship package of our new stand with Club President, John Richards.

Commenting on his actions J.R. said "It is with huge pleasure that I have been able to agree this with Dave. Moseley has been a key part of my life since I joined as a player in 1979.  My son, Jack, has continued the playing theme for the last 20 years, however, it began with my father J.D. Richards who joined the Club as a front row forward in 1946. He died in 2012 in his 92nd year.  My sponsorship is in honour of his memory”.

To read more about JR's generous act
click here

Louis Deacon Joins Moseley’s Coaching Staff

Moseley Rugby Club Director of Rugby Kevin Maggs, today confirmed that ex Leicester and England Second Row Louis Deacon will be joining the coaching team until the end of the season. Louis will primarily focus on supporting the forward coaching activities, with a particular emphasis on lineout play. 
Click here to read more.
Moseley Rugby Club amends name to Birmingham Moseley from June 2016

Moseley Rugby Club has great pleasure in announcing that they will start the 2016/17 season as ‘Birmingham Moseley’. The decision was confirmed this week by the Moseley board following approval of an application to the RFU Governance Committee on the 3rd November.
 
The name change from Moseley Rugby Club to Birmingham Moseley Rugby Club will come into effect on 1st June 2016. The legal entity that runs the club on behalf of the members will not change and continue to trade as Moseley Rugby Ltd.  


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Moseley stalwart Adam Caves hits the big 300

Adam Caves marks the official opening of the new £3.6m Moseley stand on Saturday against Ealing by making his 300th appearance for the 1st XV.

Adam joined the club as a Junior and progressed through the Colts system where he picked up England U16, U18, U19, U20 and U21 honours as well as touring with the England Counties XV. He made his Moseley 1st XV debut in 2000.


For more about Adam's amazing record click here.

Missed seeing 'Rugby – A Midlands Story’ after the Ealing game?

‘Rugby – A Midlands Story’
 is a short documentary film from Moseley based Iconic Productions, released to coincide with the Rugby World Cup and particularly the hosting of games in Birmingham. It charts the heritage of the sport in the region that invented it with some excellent coverage of Moseley. 

If you were not able to make the screening you can now view the film through this website by
clicking here 


Aaron Pinches nominated for September GK IPA Championship Player of the Month

Congratulations to Aaron on his nomination for the Championship Player of the Month.


"Aaron Pinches joins the innagural nominees of the 2015/16 campaign, having impressed following his summer move from Bedwas RFC. The centre has brought massive go forward to the Moseley midfield, proving instrumental in the Midlands side's victory over London Scottish, and playing a further crucial role against Bedford Blues and London Welsh, despite narrow losses in both."

Important information

For the 2015/16 season the club has introduced a new ticketing & access system.


Please click here for some important information regarding the changes


Moseley Win National Rugby Award 2015

Club officials were delighted to be presented with the award for Club Development of the Year 2015 at the National Rugby Awards held at Twickenham.

The award was presented to the club for the opening of the new £3.6m facility at the final match of last season, while raising funding over 15 years without incurring debt.

The award is fitting recognition for all the people at the club, both past and present, who have made the hopes of development a reality. 

Click on the picture to read about Neil's reaction to winning.


Greene King IPA Championship Kicking Challenge

Watch Charley Foley, Glyn Hughes & Louis Roach take the Greene King IPA Kicking Challenge. 
Who will be the bullseye of Billesley?

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Join the Moseley Supporters Association and save.

Have you joined the MSA yet? If you do you can help support the club, enjoy various social events throughout the year and save money on away travel. This season the MSA are running the following away trips:

Coaches cost £10 but MSA members get to travel for the fantastic price of only £5

To join see members of the MSA at home games and to book your place on a coach e-mail travel.moseleyfans@gmail.com 

World Cup Trophy Tour visit a great success 
Thanks to everyone who came along to Sundays visit of the Webb Ellis Trophy to Moseley
Click here for more about the day
Moseley RFC set to fast-track young stars
 
Moseley have announced a ground-breaking initiative to increase the number of home-grown players in their Championship team.


The Billesley Common outfit have introduced First XV Training Contracts to create a pathway for their best Under-19 players to work with Kevin Maggs’s senior squad. Three prospects, wing Billy Lee, hooker Joe Lynch and back-five forward Greg Naptin, have become the first to sign the agreements.

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