GRFC along with GSA have been successful in securing funding from the Co-op to improve access to the clubhouse and increase our security systems covering the grounds and buildings. This will provide easy and safe accessibility to the clubhouse for all.
The Co-op have generously given us £1,248.21 towards this work which will come in extremely useful when carrying out our on-going improvements.
Gosforth Sports Association has been chosen to represent Persimmon Homes North East in the final and it is now up to the public to decide on the winner with online voting under way for six weeks until March 16.
The link to the voting is: https://www.persimmonhomes.com/healthy-communities
Unfortunately we have been vandalised 3 or 4 times in the last week destroying floodlights, new light bollards at the front of the clubhouse, damage to cricket nets and CCTV cameras, and breaking into containers. The police have been informed.
We are determined that this will not jeopardise all the good work that has been done so far by our hard working volunteers and we appreciate your on-going support.
Come and join us on Saturday 4th November.
5pm : Gates open to the public
7pm approximately : Fireworks
Refreshments on sale
Thanks to Newcastle City Council Ward Fund, who provided GSA with the money to purchase materials for our new bin store, and also thanks to our hard working volunteers
Thanks for Tesco, for their grant which has been used to repair and relay paving, and for the purchase of solar powered lighting for the clubhouse. And big thanks to all who voted for us in Tesco stores
Enjoy an evening of celebration on Saturday April 22 as Newcastle Falcons and Gosforth mark 140 years of shared history with a special anniversary dinner.
Tickets are available for just £40 + vat per person as these two iconic names of North East rugby come together at Kingston Park Stadium for an evening in the best rugby tradition.
The club now known as Newcastle Falcons was originally founded as Gosforth FC in 1877 by a group of Durham School old boys, playing under that name in their iconic green and white hoops for well over a century. Winning two national cup finals at Twickenham and fielding numerous international players, rugby’s march into the professional era saw the newly-named Falcons splitting from their amateur arm in 1996.
The intervening 20 years have seen the Falcons going on to establish themselves as a Premiership force while the incredible effort of Gosforth’s founder members has ensured the original name lives on, with Gosforth RFC now an established presence in Durham and Northumberland One at their new Broadway West base.
Newcastle Falcons’ managing director Mick Hogan said: “The 140th anniversary is a major milestone for both clubs, given our shared history, and it is entirely fitting that an occasion of this significance is not allowed to pass without due recognition.”
Malcolm Bell said: “As president of Gosforth RFC I know that fellow members and players, present and past, are looking forward to what I believe will be a marvellous evening.
“It will be a chance to catch up with ex-playing colleagues from way back when, an opportunity to meet (again) some of the best players to represent the clubs in both the amateur and professional eras, and an excuse to re-live the highlights, or not, of our own playing careers, all in a few short hours. There is nothing like a rugby dinner to tackle nostalgia full on.”
Tickets for the evening, which includes a three-course meal, are priced at £40 + vat per person. For more information or to make your booking please call 0191 214 2835 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Good news – we have been shortlisted by Tesco for their latest community scheme.
Tesco will provide funding to pay for, or contribute to our project to improve outside facilities around the clubhouse at Broadway West. The grant will be used to purchase paving, shrubs, turf and lighting, on and around the clubhouse
What you can do
o Go along to Tesco Kingston Park and vote for our project
o Voting is open from 1st – 31st December
o You can vote each time you visit the store
o Spread the word –tell your family and friends
For more info www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp
#BagsofHelp #BiG @GosNews @Tesco_North
Tyne Tees Tigers are hosting an Australian Rules Football tournament on Saturday 17th September, at Broadway West Playing Fields where multiple teams will compete for the Tyne Tees Cup.
Come along and show your support. The bar will be open and there’ll be a BBQQ on the go too