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​EVENTS

      
Events @ BillesleyClick on event name for more info
Every WednesdayQuiz night in the clubhouse
Fri 24th JulyCricket challenge @ Ashfield CC
1st August - PostponedMoseley Legends v Worcester Legends
10th & 11th AugustSummer Masterclass
Sat 22nd AugustGrand Summer Ball
Sat 28th NovemberNeil Mason Benefit Dinner
Moseley Rugby Summer Masterclasses

10th & 11th August at Billesley Common

Ages 8 to 16. Coaching from Kevin Maggs and Moseley 1st XV squad members. Click on the poster for more information



QBE International - England v France

Saturday 15th August

Late availability of tickets - Moseley Members can still apply

Click here for more information
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
Pools for B&I Cup Announced

The RFU today released information on this seasons B&I Cup fixtures. 

Moseley will play Ealing, Rotherham & Leinster A in Pool 1.

Actual date & times of kick offs are still to be confirmed by home teams. The fixture list currently represents the weekend of the match.


Maggs hugely disappointed in losing key member of Moseley squad

One of Moseley Rugby’s favourite sons full back Anthony Carter today announced his retirement from rugby.
 
Unfortunately an injury sustained during last season has forced Anthony to step down from the sport prematurely following 121 appearances for the Billesley Common club.

For more information click here

Moseley sign exciting prospect at fly half & another player ​recommits.

Moseley are pleased to confirm the signing of fly half Charlie Foley for the 2015/16 season plus the re-signing of full back Mike Penn.

Foley, a player just as comfortable in the centre as wearing the number 10 shirt, will be looking to put pressure on the returning Glyn Hughes for a starting place in the team. Last season Charlie played for Plymouth Albion while also appearing on loan for his home club Clifton. 


For more information click here
Season Ticket Prices Held

Good news for all supporters of Moseley, the club management have decided to hold season ticket prices for the 2015/16 season despite the rising operating costs associated with providing the enhanced facilities now available at Billesley Common.

As ever buying a season ticket represents a significant financial saving over paying at the gate. An adult member can save £100.
As usual Season ticket purchase provides the opportunity to apply for England international home match tickets (excluding RWC2015).


To find out how to apply for your season ticket click here

Moseley Rugby World Cup Fun Day details confirmed

The club has today confirmed the details of the World Cup Fun Day on the 19th July when we will be hosting a visit of the Webb Ellis Trophy prior to the start of RWC2015.

Entry on the day is free so why not come along and have your photograph taken with the most famous trophy in world rugby.


Click here for more information about the fun day or click here for information about the Celebration Lunch being held on the same day
Greene King IPA Championship fixtures released.

The RFU have now released the fixture list for 2015/16. Moseley start and finish the season with games against London Scottish, visiting Richmond on the weekend of 4th September, with the final game being at Billesley on April 23rd.

Highlights of the season for supporters include the annual trip "overseas" to Jersey in February and a home fixture against Bedford on Boxing Day.

For the full listing
click here , but please note the day & times of games are still to be confirmed by each home team. The  listing represents the Saturday of each weekend at present. As games are finalised we will update the time on the fixture list.

Cornerstone of Moseley pack will be back

Moseley are pleased to confirm the re-signing today of prop forward, and Moseley player of the season 2013, Craig Voisey.

Craig will begin his sixth season with the club since joining from Rotherham in 2010 and has become one of the first names on Kevin Maggs’ team sheet.

Click here for more


Waggy's Benefit Year

Details of the events planned to celebrate Neil Mason's Benefit year (supporting the Stroke Association & Birmingham Children's Hospital) have now been confirmed:

28th July - Golf Day at Stonebridge Golf Club

1st August - Moseley v Worcester Legends game

28th November - Gala Dinner in the banqueting suite

Click on Neil's picture for more information. Book early as these events are bound to be as popular as Neil is at Moseley.


Save the date - Moseley Grand Summer Ball

Saturday 22nd August in the new banqueting suite.

3 Course meal, live band, auctions etc. Tickets £50/head Contact Jack Richards (07970 868039 jack.richards@moseleyrugby.co.uk ) to book yours

More details to follow in the coming weeks


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.

Click on the photograph for more information


As one player starts his Moseley career another looks to extend his record

Moseley are pleased to confirm the signing today of Wales U20 centre/wing Rhys Williams from Leicester Tigers and the return of Moseley’s holder of the record for most appearances, hooker Adam Caves.

Wrexham born Rhys played a key role in Wales Under 20’s Six Nations campaign this season playing in four games including an impressive win over England

Last season Adam’s sixteen appearances saw him become the clubs record appearance holder with 298, a number he will be looking to stretch even further.


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David Bucknall R.I.P.

We are very sorry to report that Dave Bucknall, a stalwart of the Club who was admired with affection by very many Moseley people, collapsed and died whilst on a cycle ride near his home on Sunday 7th June. 

The funeral
will take place on Tuesday 23rd June at 1.00 pm at Alvestson Church (near Stratford upon Avon). There will also be a service of memorial in Birmingham in September.

Our sincere condolences go to Dave's wife Moya and all members of his family.


Molenaar makes it a family affair at Moseley 

Moseley are pleased to confirm the signing today of Premiership centre Tim Molenaar from London Welsh. 

Tim brings with him considerable experience at the highest level of club rugby in England having made 21 appearances for Harlequins and 79 for Gloucester prior to his time at Welsh

As a double boost to Moseley’s upcoming campaign Tim's brother-in-law Chris Brightwell has signed an extension to his contract that will keep him at the Common until the end of the 2016/17 season, a clear statement of his and the club management’s belief in Moseley’s future. 

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Moseley bring in an engine room

Moseley today confirmed the signing of two second row forwards for the 2015/16 season. 
Canadian international Aaron Flagg joins from Abbotsford Rugby Club, British Columbia while Harry Casson makes the slightly shorter journey from Yorkshire Carnegie.

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Moseley Rugby appoints Amadeus as catering partner for their new Conference & Banqueting complex.

Moseley Rugby are pleased to confirm the commencement of an exclusive five-year contract with Multi-award winning caterer Amadeus for the provision of catering services to the club. The contract will include the 320-capacity function suite within the Rugby Club’s brand new stand and adjoining facility which is used by Birmingham City Indoor Bowls Club and can seat up to 410 people


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Moseley Celebration Lunch - Still time to book your place.

Sunday 19th July

Master of Ceremonies - Tim Stimpson England & Lions
International panel - Gareth Llewellyn - 93 Welsh Caps, Kevin Maggs - 70 Irish Caps, Dave Hilton - 42 Scottish Caps & Jan Webster - England winner over South Africa & New Zealand.

Plus a chance to see the Webb Ellis Trophy while it is at Billesley Common on its tour. Excellent menu for only £27 / head.


Click on the poster for more information


Ed Siggery selected for Crawshay's WRU President's XV tour to Georgia

Congratulations to Ed on his selection to represent Crawshay's on their upcoming tour to Georgia. The team will take on Georgia U25 on Wed 3rd June & Emerging Georgia on Sat 6th June. 

For full details click here


So long and thanks.............but not “farewell” to two veterans
 

Moseley Rugby Club expresses its thanks for the outstanding contributions of two long serving players - fly halfOllie Thomas and back row Neil Mason. Both have announced their retirement from Moseley’s 1st XV squad .............but they aren’t going far.
 
Next season they will be linking up with sister club Moseley Oak and their former 1st XV coach John White as player coaches. 


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Sam & Dave sign on along with two from the land of song

PhotoNo Moseley are not moving into the music business with the signing of the popular soul duo, but last seasonsPhoto scrum half pair Sam Brown and Dave Brazier will be back again for another shift behind the pack.

Joining these two in the backline the club confirms  the signing of two players from Wales, centre Aaron Pinches from Bedwas and wing Kyle Evans from Llanelli Scarlets.


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New Conference & Banqueting Complex taking bookings over the summer

The new facility at Moseley is now taking bookings. With the ability to sit 320 at tables or 400 in theatre style in the new 
function room, and a further 400 in the adjoining facility, the club is able to cater for conferences, team building events, corporate launches, business breakfasts & dinners, weddings and other celebrations.

Click here for more information.

National Two’s leading try scorer joins Moseley along with England Counties Prop

Today Moseley Rugby Club confirm two further new signings for the 2015/16 season in Joe Bercis from Ampthill and Tom Fidler from Plymouth Albion.

The club have also announced significant re-signings from last seasons squad


For more information click here
Moseley recruit a sting in the tail 

Moseley are please to confirm the first two new signings for the 2015/16 season. Both players are from Wasps and both former Billesley Common favourites - Glyn Hughes and Buster Lawrence.

The club are equally as excited to confirm a number of last season’s squad who will be returning to Billesley Common. 

For the full update
click here
Fundraising Canal Walk & Family Fun Day

Saturday 27th June

Supporting Guide Dogs and Moseley Rugby Community Foundation. Click on the poster for more information



Maggs signs on for enhanced role at Moseley

Moseley are delighted to confirm that Head Coach Kevin Maggs has accepted an enhanced and extended role with the club. 
 
The 70 cap former Irish International centre has just completed his 4th season as head coach with the Greene King IPA Championship club and has added the role of Director of Rugby in a 2 year deal.
 
For the first time in the club’s history the Head Coach/Director of Rugby will have the responsibility for the entire playing side of the club. This spans some 17 teams ranging from the youngest Mini & Junior, through the successful Colts teams, to the women’s side as well as an advisory role with sister club Moseley Oak. He will also have a key role to play in the recently announced Rugby Academy run in conjunction with Bournville College. This latest piece in the jigsaw now provides a player pathway from 6 years old to the 1st XV and beyond. 


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A Date for your diary

The club Annual General Meeting and Supporters Forum will be held at Billesley on Monday 6th July starting at 7.00pm

All welcome.


New Stand & Clubhouse Opening a Great Success

On Saturday, as well as maintaining Championship status, the club enjoyed its most momentous event since moving to Billesley Common, with the opening of the new stand and clubhouse complex.

​As the first function to be staged in the clubhouse fittingly the Moseley Players Association held their annual lunch with many of the clubs most famous players in attendance. 


Championship Status Secured!

Congratulations to the 1st XV who secured their Championship position for next season with a comprehensive 29-0 victory over Plymouth Albion. The result proved the perfect way to celebrate the opening of the new stand and clubhouse facility.

On top of this our U17s progressed to the National Shield Finals by beating Sandal 18-10 to cap an excellent weekend.


Chris Brightwell voted Supporters Player of the Season

Congratulations to Chris Brightwell who has been voted Supporters Player of the Season for 2014/15. Chris was presented with the Lionel Moriaty Golden boot award after the game by the Moseley Supporters Association.

The MSA also made a special award of tankards to Neil Mason, Adam Caves & Ollie Thomas in recognition of their long playing service to the club. 
Kevin Maggs discusses the new standPhoto

Listen to Kevin discussing the new stand and clubhouse opening with Steve Hermon on Radio WM by clicking here





Moseley Hailed as Fantastic Hosts 

On Sunday 12th April the club had the honour of hosting the England Deaf v Wales Deaf International.

Unfortunatly for England they Lost (8-20) but the day proved to be extreamly enjoyable with both sides contributing to a very entertaining match.

England Deaf head coach Sean Fletcher said after the game “Moseley has been fantastic. This is where we want to be for our games, they have been fantastic hosts”....and we would be very happy to see you back again soon Sean.


Webb Ellis Trophy to visit Billesley Common

The club are pleased to confirm that as part of its tour prior to the commencement of the 2015 World Cup the Webb Ellis Trophy will be visiting Billesley Common on Sunday 19th July from 13:00 – 15:30

To recognise this important event we are planning a series of activities around the visit and will update you on the plans in the coming weeks.


Colts Success Stories

Congratulations to Moseley Colts on a double


Our Under 19s were crowned North Midlands League Champions by beating Wolverhampton 19-17 in the playoffs while the Under 17s lifted the Midlands Shield with a 17-3 win over Derby

The future of the club is looking bright with these talented youngsters progressing so well
.


RFU & Greene King IPA Championship Clubs agree new five year partnership

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) and the Greene King IPA Championship Clubs have today announced a new five year agreement which will see an uplift in central funding, further strengthening the partnership between the two parties for the continued growth of the second tier.


Click here for more.
Colts win league

Congratulations to the U19s who have won the North Midlands Colts League Saturday Division.

The colts have also been invited to participate in Bedford's inaugral U19 Tens tournament (a
showcase the player development work being carried out by a number of Championship Clubs)
 on April 26th along with Academy sides from Championship clubs Bedford, London Scottish, Moseley, Nottingham and Worcester Warriors as well as Ealing Trailfinders, Cambridge University and the East Midlands Rugby Union.

This Friday they will be playing the University of Birmingham Freshers’ XV under lights (7.00pm) at our old stomping ground,  Bournbrook. Why not pop along and give them some support.


Stand Development - The team tour the new facility

To view photographs of the first team squad having their first look at the new facility click on the picture 




Moseley strengthen the scrum - The Return of two proven performers

Moseley Rugby Club are delighted to announce the return to the club of two outstanding forwards who 
boast over 150 previous Moseley appearances between them. 

Nathan Williams made his ‘return debut’ last weekend at Yorkshire Carnegie as a permanent signing until the end of the season.
 
Buster Lawrence has been training this week with Moseley and has had his registr
ation as a loan player cleared just in time for tomorrow’s home match against Cornish Pirates 
Moseley Rugby Academy – commencing September 2015!

Moseley Rugby Club are delighted to announce the opening of the first and only full-time rugby academy in Birmingham, which will commence this September. The programme is aimed at developing elite young sportsmen for a career in sport, by studying for academic qualifications and playing in a professional sporting environment.

Click here for more information on the academy & how to apply.


Stand development 

Building work complete - Fitting out to commence



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Moseley's Sam Olver named November Player of the Month

Congratulations to Sam who has been named the Greene King IPA Championship Player of the Month for November.


Sam edged the title over Rotherham Titan's Joel Gill, who came a close second. Tom Kessell of Cornish Pirates came in 3rd, with nearly 2,000 votes cast in total.

For the full story click here


1st XV Squad Photograph

Now Available as a high quality Print to Own.
On sale in the club shop from Saturday for only £10. Funds raised will go towards the clubhouse fitting out. 
IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE

Parking restrictions due to the building of the new stand

The driveway and area in front of the clubhouse is now restricted by the excavation work and the recent bad weather has exacerbated the difficulties. We therefore have implemented a strict parking and access policy to prevent an accident. 

As of now there will be no car access beyond the main car park.
Please click here for more information