Social Diary

Meet the Brive Supporters at Jika Jika on Sunday

Jika Jika last year when we hosted Les Amis du Stade Francais

Date: Sunday 6 April 2014

Time: From 11.00 to 12.30

Place: Jika Jika, 4a Princes Buildings, George Street, Bath BA1 2ED

Admission: Free, no need to book, just turn up!!

BRSC are hosting the travelling Brive Supporters at Jika Jika on Sunday morning before the Amlin Challenge Cup quarter-final match. You are now invited to join us and help to make our French friends feel very welcome in Bath. If you can, pop in for a chat and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the respective teams. Some of those Brive supporters' only experience of Bath Rugby was in 1998 in Bordeaux - and we have not played against them since!

Please support this event if you are able to join us – we do not often have the opportunity to welcome a French Supporters’ Club to Bath, as few French fans seem to travel to the Rec or anywhere else abroad. Last season we managed to host 'Les Amis du Stade Francais' in a similar way at Jika Jika and - unlike the match result - the event was a great success.

 

We will have our 1998 Heineken Cup Final DVD for sale as well (featuring full coverage of the match in which we beat Brive 19-18), priced at £5, with £4 from each sale going to our charity. If you want a copy but cannot make it to Jika Jika, buy yours from our online shop, price £5 (plus £1 p&p for up to 3 DVDs).

 

Jika Jika location:

Make Your TV Debut on Rugby Tonight - Bath Special

Date: Wednesday 9 April 2014

Time: Depart Bath 14.30; or from 18.30 onwards at the BT Sport Studios

Place: BT Sport Studios, Olympic Park, Stratford, East London

After an early outing in September to the fledgling programme, we have now been invited to bring a gang of Bath supporters to BT Sport’s East London studios to take part in their Rugby Tonight show on Wednesday 9th April – and it’s a Blue, White & Black special!

 

Have you ever wondered what it’s like behind the scenes, or just fancy being on TV? Well, here’s your chance - and the best bit is, the programme is all about Bath. The Rugby Tonight show is recorded live at the studio in the Olympic Park from 8pm to 9.30pm.

 

BRSC have organised coach travel to London and will be leaving Bath at 2.30pm to be there for the requested arrival time of 6.30pm. We will depart from Pulteney Street and can also pick up from the bus stop at Cepen Park, Chippenham next to the Morrisons complex.

 

If you are based in the London area, then you’re pretty much there already. Feel free to make your own way to Stratford and meet us there – but it is essential that you let us know that as we will still have to reserve a ticket for you with BT Sport and also provide you with specific directions!

 

It’s a fun experience and free to attend; just the coach transport costs of £15 for BRSC Members and £18 for non-members to pay.

 

Unfortunately, BT Sport regrets that no-one under the age of 18 is allowed to take part in the transmission and recording of the programme.

 

There is a canteen onsite that serves food and drink (incl. alcohol), which has a free to use cash machine, but they also accept cash and card payments of £5 and over. You can also bring your own sandwiches should you wish!

 

Please go directly to the BRSC online shop to pay for your seat on the coach and reserve your place; alternatively you can come and see us at the Rec on one of the two matchdays prior to the event.

 

If you would like to join up with us in London then please let us know via administration@allez-bath.co.uk, and take this opportunity to show your support for the Club in a highly visible way. It would be great for viewers of the show to see as many Bath fans there as possible!

 

Bath United vs The Army on 22 April: Special Opportunity for BRSC Members

Update 10/03/14: First box fully booked - second, adjacent box secured!

 
Thinking of going to watch “ A League” winners Bath United take on the Army on 22nd April?
 
BRSC is offering Members a chance to watch the game from the comfort of an exclusive box in the IPL South Stand at a special discount rate of £20 per person, to include a 2 course meal served before the game. A cash bar will also be available throughout the evening.
 
Interested? If so please send an E Mail in the first instance to Kevin Lawrence on administration@allez-bath.co.uk or pop in and see us at the BRSC gazebo in the Supporters’ Village.

Events

Date Event Venue & Time

Tuesday 22 April

United v The Army - Special Opportunity for BRSC Members

IPL South Stand

TBC

Wednesday 9 April

Make Your TV Debut on BT Sport's Rugby Tonight Bath Special

BT Sport Studios, Stratford

2.30pm dep Bath

6.30pm studio

Sunday 6 April

Meet the Brive Supporters

Jika Jika, George St

11.00-12.30

Wednesday 29 January

An Evening with Gary Gold

Jika Jika, George St

7.30pm

Monday 20 January

Six Nations Forum

The Rec Clubhouse, Premier Lounge

7.00 for 7.30pm

Tuesday 26 November

Quiz Night

The Rec Clubhouse

7.00 for 7.30pm

Wednesday 30 October

Dark Arts of the Front Row - BRSC Charity Fundraiser for Flats' Testimonial

The Rec Clubhouse

7.00 for 7.30pm

Thursday 26 September

Ask The Ref with Tony Spreadbury

VENUE CHANGE: Now Illustrious Suite

7.00 for 7.30pm

Wednesday

11 September

Be a Member of the Participating Audience for "Rugby Tonight" with BRSC

BT Sport Studios, Stratford

1.30pm dep Bath

5.30pm studio

Tuesday 20 August

2013 Annual Awards Supper

The Rec Clubhouse

7.00 for 7.30pm

Saturday

6 July

Watch Australia v Lions Decider with BRSC at the Rec

The Rec Clubhouse

10.00am

Saturday

29 June

Watch the Lions with BRSC at the Rec

The Rec Clubhouse

10.00am

Previous Events

An Evening with Gary Gold

Gary at our Awards Supper last August (by James Wain)

Date: Wednesday 29 January

Time: From 7.30pm

Place: Jika Jika, 4a Princes Buildings, George Street, Bath BA1 2ED

Food: Light refreshments

Admission: Free for everyone, but please let us know you intend to come (see below)

 

When it was announced that Gary Gold was leaving his role as Director of Rugby many supporters said that they would have liked  an opportunity to say goodbye and thank you. With this in mind BRSC have arranged an informal evening with Gary at Jika Jika, George Street, Bath on Wednesday 29th January at 7.30pm. Gary has  accepted our invitation and is looking forward to the opportunity to thank supporters for the good wishes that he has received and to say a formal goodbye.

 

ALL Bath Rugby Supporters are welcome. Light refreshments will be provided. Admission is free but it would be helpful for our catering arrangements if you let us know if you intend to be there.

 

Email  administration@allez-bath.co.uk  or phone Tom Sutton on 07703 439175

 

Jika Jika Location:

Six Nations Forum

Update 14/01/14: Ieuan Evans,  captain of Wales 28 times whilst winning 72 caps and scoring 33 tries, and a three-times British & Irish Lion - as well as a Heineken Cup winner with Bath, has also confirmed that he will join our panel

 

Date: Monday 20 January

Time: 7.00 for 7.30pm

Place: The Rec Clubhouse, Premier Lounge

Admission: Members free, others £3 payable at the door - but please book your place in advance by e-mailing administration@allez-bath.co.uk

 

Our Six Nations Forum has now been arranged for next Monday 20th January, and will be in the Premier Lounge in the Clubhouse. As might be expected in the run-up to the start of the Internationals on February 1st, securing the availability of an expert panel of former international players, coaches and referees has not been easy.

 

However, we are delighted to announce that BRSC Honorary President Lee Mears will join former International Referee and BRSC Honorary Member Tony Spreadbury on the panel to be chaired by renowned rugby journalist Chris Hewett of The Independent – who chaired our Lions Tour Forum very successfully back in May.

 

Admission is free for BRSC Members, and £3 for others – please book your place by e-mailing administration@allez-bath.co.uk or by telephoning 01749 831204. 

 

Charity Quiz Night with Quizmaster Dave Stock

Date: Tuesday 26 November 2013

Time: 7 for 7.30pm

Place: Rec Clubhouse

Entry Fee: £2 per person

 

Proceeds to our charity for this season - The Wessex MS Therapy Centre - Half Time Raffle.

 

Book as a team or individually. Please send an e-mail to Susanne Laws at administration@allez-bath.co.uk to book your place. Entry fee payable on the door.

BRSC Charity Fundraiser for David Flatman's Testimonial

Date: Wednesday 30 October

Time: 7 for 7.30pm

Place: The Rec Clubhouse

Food: Hot Fork Buffet

Dress: Casual with Bath colours

 

Tickets: £15 for BRSC Members, £20 for non-members

 

Update on 24/10/13: If you would like to join us, but have not booked yet, please e-mail us on administration@allez-bath.co.uk


To celebrate Flats' long career with Bath and England we are holding a Testimonial event with a Hot Fork Buffet and guest speakers Lee Mears, Duncan Bell, and, of course, Flats himself discussing the 'Dark Arts of the Front Row'.

 

All proceeds from the evening will be shared between David's chosen charities - Restart Rugby, The Down's Syndrome Association, The Burned Children's Club, Help for Heroes - and our own charity The Wessex MS Therapy Centre. We'll hold a raffle at 'half-time'.

 

Booking Methods - 24/10/13: please e-mail us first!!

or

  • Download the booking form and post with your cheque to Tom Sutton (address is on the form)

 

Ask The Ref with Spreaders - Please Note Venue Change

Spreaders in full flow last year (photo by J Wain)
Date: Thursday 26 September
Time: 7 for 7.30pm
Venue Change: Now in the Illustrious Suite in the South (IPL) Stand
 
Admission: Free for BRSC members, £5 for others.
 
Booking Advised
 
Update on 24/09/13: Please note that our venue has been changed to the Illustrious Suite by Bath Rugby
 
Bath Rugby Supporters’ Club will be hosting another popular ‘Ask the Ref’ evening. Honorary Member Tony Spreadbury, the RFU’s Professional Referee Development Manager and former international referee, will again be informing and entertaining us. The session will deal with the global trial of the new Scrum Engagement Calls and any other refereeing issues you care to raise.
 
How to Book:
  • Members: Contact us on administration@allez-bath.co.uk to book your place
  • Non-members: Please book and pay via our new online shop and bring your order confirmation with you.
  • Alternatively you can sort it all out at our desk in front of the Clubhouse at the Leicester game - but please remember to come early - we want to watch it too!!

 

Please note that the venue has changed

BT Sport's "Rugby Tonight"

Date: Wednesday 11 September 2013

Time: Depart Bath 13.30; or from 17.30 onwards at the BT Sport Studios

Place: BT Sport Studios, Olympic Park, Stratford, East London

Back in June, new broadcasters BT Sport visited Premiership rugby clubs to find out what rugby-related programming potential viewers particularly wanted to watch on their two new channels. They held a Fans’ Forum and Q&A at our Clubhouse, after which some of your Committee approached them and explained that we thought that many BRSC members would be very interested in visiting the new studio facilities and in being in the audience for their mid-week live rugby show.

 

On Friday evening (30/08) we received an invitation from BT Sport to be part of the ‘participating audience’ for their new live weekly magazine show “Rugby Tonight” on Wednesday 11 September. They are looking for a group of 20-25 BRSC members to travel to their new studio complex in the Olympic Park in Stratford, East London, as part of the build-up to the following Saturday’s televised Bath v Leicester centenary fixture. Rehearsals(!!) start at 17.30.

 

Would you be interested in travelling up to the studios? The only condition BT Sport have stipulated is that everyone must be aged 18 or over.

 

We have put together the following package:

Coach from Bath to BT Sport’s studios in the Olympic Park, Stratford, East London.
Depart Gt Pulteney Street (near Williams Street ) at 13.30.

The rehearsals start at 17.30 and the live ‘Rugby Tonight’ show runs from 20.00 to 22.00 (even though this week’s introductory programme is only 1 hour long). The return coach will depart Stratford at 22.30.

Cost: £15 for BRSC Members and £20 for others (transport costs only).

Booking method:
Please send an e-mail to committee@allez-bath.co.uk if you want to join us. Once we have received your e-mail we will send you an invoice that is payable via PayPal or directly into our bank account.

Payment is due by Friday 6 September.

Alternatively, if you live in the London area or if you want to make your own way there, please send an e-mail to us by 6 September to book your place, as we will still have to count you within the overall number of places that we have been allocated. This is free, as there is no charge for the studio visit itself.

We have already received sufficient bookings to ensure that this trip will go ahead.

2013 Annual Awards Supper

Update 12/08/13: Sorry, we can no longer take bookings

 

Download:

2013 Awards Supper Booking Form

kindly sponsored by Silcox Son & Wicks


Date: Tuesday 20 August 2013

Time: 7 for 7.30pm

Place: The Rec Clubhouse

Dress: Smart Casual

Tickets: £27 for members, £32 for non-members

 

Following the same format as last year: starting at 7.00pm with a drinks reception in the Premier Lounge - so you can mingle with the Players and catch up on the latest gossip; followed by a 2 course meal in the main bar from 7.30pm. We’ll hold a Raffle in aid of BRSC’s local charity for this year, Wessex MS Therapy Centre, and then conclude with the Awards Ceremony. Based upon your votes we’ll announce and present:

 

Try of the Season

Personality of the Season

Unsung Hero of the Season

Young Player of the Season

Vince Dyer Memorial Trophy for Player of the Season

 

There will also be a special award, the Mowbray Woodward Award for Services to Bath Rugby – chosen by the BRSC Committee – and an additional award this year, the Director’s Cup for the Academy Player of the Season, nominated by Danny Grewcock.

 

Each table will seat 9 members/guests and a Player. They will be introduced by our MC of the evening and each will then draw a table number out of the ‘hat’.

 

Last year was a complete sell out, so if you want to join us, please complete your booking form ASAP and send to Tom Sutton with your remittance and SAE. We enclosed a booking form with the June newsletter, but, if necessary, you can also download the one above. Tickets – priced at £27 for Members and £32 for non-members/guests will be on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Hopefully we’ll see you there. Allez Bath!

Watch Lions 3rd & Deciding Test with BRSC at the Rec

AUSTRALIA v LIONS

 

Saturday 6 July from 10.00am (kick-off 11.00am)

The Rec Clubhouse

Admission Free

 

Join us in the Clubhouse to watch the 3rdTest between the British & Irish Lions and Australia on Saturday 6 July 2013.

 

Experience the excitement with fellow supporters; there is no need to celebrate alone – or hide behind the sofa!!

 

We’ll also have a couple of activities in aid of our charity – Wessex MS Therapy Centre:

  • A half-time raffle – £1 per strip. Prizes kindly donated by JMS Rugby and the Club shop
  • Predict the final score – 50p entry.

 

If you want to renew your membership or enrol your friends we’ll have the necessary paperwork to complete that task. Fees have not changed and we take cash and cheques.

 

We have arranged a special discount of £1 on the price of a bacon roll (now just £2.50) on production of your membership card. There will be tea/coffee at £1.60 per cup, Wadworth 6X and Thatchers Cider at £2.50 per pint and, if you need one, a Bloody Mary for £4.

 

There is no need to book – just turn up on Saturday morning. Hope to see you there.

 

Watch the Lions with BRSC at the Rec

AUSTRALIA v LIONS

 

Saturday 29 June from 10.00am (kick-off 11.00am)

The Rec Clubhouse

Admission Free

 

Join us in the Clubhouse to watch the 2nd Test between the British & Irish Lions and Australia on Saturday 29 June 2013.

 

Experience the excitement with fellow supporters; there is no need to celebrate alone – or hide behind the sofa!!

 

We’ll also have a couple of activities in aid of our charity – Wessex MS Therapy Centre:

  • A half-time raffle with prizes of 2 ‘pre-loved’ Lions supporters shirts – £1 per strip.
  • Predict the final score, with a bottle of wine for the winner – 50p entry.

 

If you want to renew your membership or enrol your friends we’ll have the necessary paperwork to complete that task. Fees have not changed and we take cash and cheques.

 

We have arranged a special discount of £1 on the price of a bacon roll (now just £2.50) on production of your membership card. There will be tea/coffee at £1.60 per cup, Wadworth 6X and Thatchers Cider at £2.50 per pint and, if you need one, a Bloody Mary for £4.

 

There is no need to book – just turn up on Saturday morning. Hope to see you there.

 

You can find all the details for the 2013 Awards Supper in your next newsletter - out early July.