Archive News 2016-17 
Birmingham Moseley make three more signings on eve of National One campaign

Full Back / Wing George Grieve moves to the club from Northampton Saints Academy. Grieve is a product of Banbury Rugby Club, where he has played rugby since the age of 6, helping them to promotion last season into South West 1.Having impressed the club management while on trial during the pre-season games the South West U20 player will offer versatility and pace across the back three.
 
In the front row the club confirms the addition of prop James Burgoyne to the 1st XV squad. James addition is a particularly pleasing moment for the club having progressed through the junior ranks of the club, through Colts onto the Birmingham Moseley Academy. In February Burgoyne became the first Academy player to sign a training contract with the 1st XV, and now makes the step up to full squad member.

Pushing James forward from the engine house of the scrum is second row Andrew Kitchener joining on dual registration from Worcester Warriors. Standing 6’ 8” Kitchener will provide a significant presence in the lineout.

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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.

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Bill Redwood – RetirementPhoto

Bill Redwood our Club Manager has announced that he is retiring on 30th September 2016.
 
A new management team will be in place to take over the running of the club and Bill has kindly agreed to work with them to ensure a smooth handover takes place.
 
Bill has played a significant role in the development of the Club over the last 6 years. He has overseen the successful completion of our new £3.5m grandstand and during the transition ensured the operational side of the club continued to run smoothly.He always had the best interests of the club foremost in all his activities.
 
Away from the club he and his wife Dawn are in the process of moving home and they are both taking the opportunity to focus on the family and enjoy a more leisurely lifestyle. He will be missed by me personally as a manager but also as a trusted friend in the club. I and all his colleagues associated with the Club wish him a long and happy retirement.
 
Dave Warren - Chairman
 
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
 
 
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 
 
 
Birmingham Moseley Sign Scottish International Centre Alex Grove from Worcester Warriors
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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.

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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. 

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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 announce 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

Adam CavesTo 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.

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

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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

 
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

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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”.

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