The Re-union - Sunshine and Celebrations
The first warm and sunny day of the year was the back-drop to this year's re-union on Saturday 20 April 2013. We couldn't have asked for better.
And what a day it was. It started at 10.30am with the pre-lunch touch 7-a-side competition organised with his usual efficiency by Jonathan Hill. 6 teams competed, including a Moseley Womens RFC team and a mixed team. But experience told in the end and Pete Shillingford's team once again went away with the spoils after winning all 3 of their games.
The AGM in the clubhouse was thankfully short but it gave everyone a chance to renew old acquaintances and recall the glories of the past which seem to get all the more glorious as they get re-told. It also saw Bryan Skeeles reduce his commitments with the MPA and relinquish the MPA Secretary role after 13 very successful years.
Then it was on to lunch in the new marquee which this year was sold out. (So remember to book early next year!) Over 130 former players and their guests enjoyed a 3 course meal accompanied, I daresay, with a glass or 2 of their favourite tipple. MPA Chairman Peter Veitch did the honours with a minutes' silence to remember 2 stalwarts of the club, Andy Petrie and Alan Adam, who have passed on during the last year.
There were also 2 presentations. The first to Bryan Skeeles to commemorate the work he has done for the MPA.
The second was the presentation of a match ball to the club signed by all the players from the Moseley's defeat of Cardiff back in 1987. This had been in the possession of Hilda Morris's husband who had died recently and she felt it should reside with the club who won the game. Players from that match were on hand to receive the ball on behalf of the club.
After the meal it was out into the sunshine to see an entertaining game. The result was disappointing with Bedford winning but at least Moseley scored 4 tries and gained a bonus point. But I think most people were able to drown their sorrows at the result and recall even more vivedly the tries that they scored in a former life.
A very successful day which people are looking forward to re-living in a year's time.
(Some of the many photos taken on the day are shown in the Photographs tab of the MPA Section)
Annual Autumn Supper, Friday 19th October 2012
A very successful Autumn Supper was held on Friday 19 October with Bill Beaumont entertaining a large audience at the clubhouse.
Go to the Photographs tab to see a few of the shots from the night
Do we have your present address?
The MPA sometimes gets forgotten when a member moves house and advises all his important contacts of his new address apart from the most important of all – us!
So, if you have moved during the last 18 months or so, please contact Membership Secretary Roy Kerr (see below) immediately and let him have all the details, including your email address and telephone number.
300 Club Draw
Why not support the development of young talent at the club through the 300 Club? This costs just £5 per month or £60 per annum and is administered through the MPA. Prize draws of £150, £75, £50 and £25 are made each month. Details of how to join can be found in the "Contact Us" tab and is towards the foot of that page.
Bits and Pieces
MPA Ties & Bow Ties – three designs of MPA ties and one bow tie are available for purchase at £10.00 each including postage. Please contact Bryan Skeeles for details and orders.
Moving house or changing e-mail addresses
Please remember to let us know if you have changed your address - either home or e-mail; and if you haven't provided us with an e-mail address, please let us have the details - it is quicker, cheaper and we only send out a few messages each year, so we won't be filling your inboxes! Roy’s contact details will be found at the end.
Peter Veitch (Chairman) – email@example.com, home – 0121 449 3710, office – 0121 616 5108, mobile – 07801 800201
Roy Kerr (Membership Secretary) – firstname.lastname@example.org, home – 01675 464648, mobile – 07889 175377
Bryan Skeeles (Hon. Secretary) – home – 0121 472 0744
George Walters (Hon. Treasurer) – email@example.com , home – 0121 355 1283
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