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 email@example.com .
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
There was a successful open evening at Broadway West on 22nd July, for residents and prospective members (young and old).
The internals of the clubhouse have now been given a makeover and we now
have an updated working facility. Newcastle City Cricket Club had a junior coaching session with fun activities and games for all ages. Senior cricket was also represented
Gosforth Rugby Football Club had coaches available to promote mini, junior and
senior rugby, andTyne Tees Tigers Australian Rules Football Club had members on hand to introduce their great sport.
New members always welcome – please get in touch
The Tyne Tees Tigers are the North East’s Australian Rules Football Club and compete in Central and Northern England Australian Football League. They are the latest club to join the new Gosforth Sports Association, and Tigers President Phil Martin said “It’s a fantastic opportunity for the Tigers to be a part of a community sporting venture and the permanent home for both training and playing opens the club to be more accessible and part of a wider community”
The Tigers were founded in April 2012 from the remnants of the North East England league, which formerly comprised of the Durham Saints, Gateshead Miners, Hartlepool Dockers, Middlesbrough Hawks, Newcastle Centurions and the Redcar Bombers.