News - August to September 2012

29/09/12    Long Service Award Presentation to Olly Barkley


After the Sale game we presented Olly with his Long Service Award – a blue glass rugby ball from Bath Aqua Glass. See picture gallery for more photos.


27/09/12    Come & Join Two Number 2s at Jika Jika

Lee Mears has 'tweeted' the following invitation to all Bath supporters:


"Get yourselves to @Jika_Jika on Friday the 28th of September - 1830 start for an insight into the Sale game with Bath & England hookers Lee Mears & Rob Webber. Nibbles and drink inc."


25/09/12    BRSC 2012 AGM Minutes


Please download the file.


23/09/12    Jan & Mike Warrington's Supporters Travel Trip to Agen - Update


We have been informed that the final itinerary is now available if you contact Jan/Mike on 01380 871416 or visit them at the Coach Travel table in front of the Clubhouse at the Sale game on Sat 29 September.


The package costs £290pp which includes a trip to Cahors. Single supplement is £40.


For those who have already booked on this trip the final payment is now due, and extra details are also required for on-line booking in.


19/09/12    'Saint Marlowe' Rescued by Bath Ticket Office


It's good to hear from supporters of other clubs that the excellent service provided by Bath Rugby's Ticket Office staff is appreciated. Here's a story with a happy ending from a Saints supporter who - eventually - attended last Friday's Northampton game. It was posted by 'St Marlowe' on the Bath Fans' website 'Come on my lovers'.


"I bought 2 tickets online for Bath. When they arrived I pinned them on the Notice Board. Before I left home, I put them in my wallet and, in the Boater, I gave my mate Mitch his ticket. But when we got to the gate we discovered the tickets were for the Bath v Wasps match. D'oh !


"We hurried to the Ticket office where I tried to buy 2 more. The guy in charge told the lady handling the problem to give us 2 'complimentaries', but to make sure that we would be surrounded by Bath diehards. She gave us 2 tickets in the Bath Staff area where we had terrific seats, lots of room and GREAT banter with the very knowledgeable natives !!


Thanks Bath - You didn't need to do it but what a great gesture !"

Lee Mears joins us at the Membership Desk on his 250th appearance for Bath


14/09/12    Membership Renewals and New Applications at Northampton Game Tonight


Supporters' Club committee members will be at the Rec tonight to process membership renewals and new applications before the Northampton Saints game. You can find us in our normal location in front of the Clubhouse, between 18.15 and 19.15 - please come as early as possible. We cannot process lots of late arrivals as we need to pack away the desk and get to our own seats before kick-off - just like you !


To speed things up for you and us, please complete a membership form before you get to the desk. Forms can be found on the Membership page - click on the link in the 'How to Join' section. Alternatively, if you are a Season Ticket Holder, you can bring along the membership form that was sent out by Bath Rugby with your season ticket. We take cash or a cheque at the desk. Forms will also be available at the desk - but please allow time for completion.


If you haven't already, come and join 'Your Club' at the Rec tonight!        


10/09/12    Situation Vacant – ‘Allez Bath’ Webmaster


Following the recent announcement by Kelvin Brunton (winner of this year’s Mowbray Woodwards Award at our successful Awards Supper) that he wishes to step down from his long-standing and much-appreciated role as ‘Allez-Bath’ webmaster, we are now urgently looking for someone else to take up the reins.


10/09/12    Jan & Mike Warrington's Supporters Travel Weekend Trip to Bucharest - Cancelled


We have been informed that their planned weekend trip to Bucharest for Bath's Amlin Cup Pool 4 tie against Bucharest Wolves in Romania on Saturday 13 October is no longer going ahead and that "the cancellation is due to lack of numbers".

Mike & Jan would like to apologise to those intending to travel who had already registered their interest in the trip.

Bookings are still being taken for the Agen and Calvisano weekend trips. 

The Award Winners


09/09/12    Awards Supper 2012 - Pictures


You can now find Jim Wain's pictures of the Awards Supper in the Picture Gallery. They are also on our Facebook page - just look for Bath Rugby Supporters' Club.   


05/09/12    Season Ticket Information from Bath Rugby - Access Control Ticket System


Some important information for Season Ticket Holders about the new Access Control Ticket System has been posted on - the Club's official website. It explains both why the system has been introduced for this season - listing the intended benefits for both ST Holders and Bath Rugby - and how it is designed to work. A list of 'frequently asked questions' and answers is also included in the news item. See link:


04/09/12    Royal Oak, Widcombe - Special Offer This Saturday for BRSC Members


Simon Wynne, Landlord of the Royal Oak has sent us the following information:

This Saturday - 8th September - pre-match against Wasps, during the game, and after the match until 6pm, there will be 50p off a pint in the downstairs garden bar (only this bar ) for BRSC Members, to mark the first home fixture of the season.

So prices will be: Carlsberg £3.00; Thatchers Gold £3.00; Guinness £3.30; and Doom bar £2.50.

This offer is strictly for Supporters' Club members only - but because it is the first game of the new season last year's membership card or pin badge will be accepted as proof of membership.

Cheers, Simon !

03/09/12    Bucharest by Bath Fan Simon Manners


Bath fan Simon Manners has lived in Bucharest for nearly 2 years. If you are thinking of going to Bucharest, or have already booked, read his article about the city.



03/09/12    Calvisano - Amended Itinerary - Extra Day Added


We have been informed that Jan and Mike Warrington have changed the itinerary of their trip to Calvisano and have added an extra day for sightseeing. The new itinerary is as follows:

14 December: Coach from Bath to Gatwick Airport, Flight to Milan, Coach to Verona Hotel, 3 Nights Bed/Breakfast Accommodation

15 December: Coach to Game and return

16 December: At Leisure

17 December: Coach to Milan Airport, Flight to Gatwick, Coach to Bath

Price: £345 per person (based on 40 persons). Deposit: £100 pp (non returnable) to cover airfare reservation, name as passport together with passport number.


All interested parties should contact Jan/Mike on 01380 871416 for more information.     


29/08/12    New Discount For BRSC Members


BRSC are pleased to welcome Gradwell Internet and phone services to the membership discounts list.


Gradwell customers already enjoy big savings on their phone and internet bills and Bath Rugby Supporters Club can get an exclusive further 10% discount. Visit; to find out more, and call 01225 585924 to take advantage of the offer quoting your membership number.    


27/08/12    New Discount for BRSC Members


Wetherspoon's 'The King of Wessex', 5-10 James Street West, Bath, BA1 2BX are pleased to announce that they can now offer 20% food discount* to all members of Bath Rugby Supporters' Club on production of a valid current membership card.

*Please note that this discount cannot be used in conjunction with any existing food offers (2 meals for £8.49, beer and burger, curry club etc).


Robin Smith, manager of The King of Wessex, says "You can catch us on facebook as 'The King of Wessex, Bath' and on twitter as '@KingOfWessexJDW'. We look forward to seeing you and sharing in the ups and downs of being a Bath Rugby supporter in the coming season !"       


24/08/12    Awards Supper Anagrams Quiz - Tie Breaker


Most of the members who attempted the Anagram Quiz managed to work out the names of the players, but several were stumped by the 'Tie Breaker' dates of when pairs of Bath players made their International debuts. Here are the answers:

Grewcock & Haag 1997 v Argentina; Balshaw & Tindall 2000 v Ireland; Lipman & Stevens 2004 v New Zealand; Hill & Palmer 1984 v South Africa; Clarke & De Glanville 1992 v South Africa; Long & Perry 1997 v Australia; Barnes & Chilcott 1984 v Australia; Barkley & Voyce 2001 v USA.

Thanks to Andy Thatcher for setting the questions.  


22/08/12    Meet Three of Bath's International Stars at JMS Rugby Store - Friday 31 August


Three of Bath Rugby's international players - Matt Banahan, Olly Barkley, and Francois Louw - will be at the JMS Rugby store, 27 High Street, Bath on Friday 31st August to meet customers, sign autographs and chat about the new season ahead from 3pm for approximately an hour and a half.


22/08/12    Bath Rugby Supporters' BBQ at The Rec - Tuesday 28 August - Free Entry


Join the Bath Rugby squad and coaches at The Rec on Tuesday 28th August at 18.30 for a Supporters' BBQ and some drinks. Entertainment will be laid on for children and there will be the opportunity to ask Club Captain Stuart Hooper and Head Coach Gary Gold questions about the season ahead.


The new home shirt will also be available to buy from the Bath Rugby mobile shop. Entry is free - and fun is compulsory!   


18/08/12    Bath Rugby: Travel Package to Bucharest


Travel with the team on their charter flight to Bucharest. Out on Fri 12/10 returning on Sat 13/10 after the match. See the club's website for more info or e-mail for further details and to register your interest. No prices have been published to-date.


Update 23/08/2012: Price £399 inc vat. Single supplement £25. Flight & match ticket only is £299 inc vat.          


12/08/12    Message for Matt Tindall


Could Matt Tindall please contact the Membership Secretary on or 01761 300636.     


07/08/12    Coach Travel to Aviva Premiership Away Games Announced


We have received the coach travel schedule for 2012-13 from Jan & Mike Warrington.


For £12 per person you can travel in comfort to Worcester on Saturday 1 September to support the boys as they start their new campaign.


Alternatively, if you plan to go by car and have a spare seat for a fellow supporter, send us an e-mail and we'll put your details here.


You can find Jan & Mike's coach travel information in full on the Away Travel page.


06/08/12    Travel to Amlin Challenge Cup Away Fixtures


We have been informed that Jan & Mike Warrington are in the process of arranging trips to the following games:


Bucharest - 12 October - 15 October

Luton flights plus three nights hotel b/b

Return transfer UK plus Romania airport to hotel return plus transfer to game

Price: approx £425 pp (group of 30no.+ required)


Agen - 18 October - 20 October

Bristol flight plus two nights b/b plus transfers from Bath to Bristol and transfers from Bergerac to Agen and return to airport

Price: approx £275-£300 pp (group of 40+ required)


Calvisano - 14 December - 16 December

Flights from London Gatwick to Milan, UK transfers return, Italy transfers to Verona, Game transfers

Hotel 2 nights b/b

Price: approx £295 pp (group of 40+ required)


All interested parties should contact Jan/Mike on 01380 871416 for more information.


03/08/12    Supporters' Club Desk at The Rec


The Committee has decided that we will start manning our desk at the London Welsh pre-season friendly on Saturday 11th August, as the first 'proper' Bath fixture. For the time being we will be in our usual location in front of the Clubhouse but, in conjunction with Bath Rugby, we are seeking an improved and higher-profile location to move to for the rest of the season.


There is no Bath Rugby programme for the JP Morgan 7s. It is a Premier Rugby Ltd event, and they produced the programmes for the Pool rounds (as we saw at Gloucester) and are doing so again for the Finals at the Rec tonight. Bath Rugby confirmed at our Committee meeting on Tuesday night that the Club has no control over either the programme content or the use of the Big Screen on the night - so there is no advertising opportunity for BRSC or Coach Travel at the Premiership 7s Finals.


Details of the Supporters Coach Travel trip to the Ospreys pre-season friendly at Swansea on Saturday 18 August have been sent to the Chronicle to be published as a 'Supporters' Corner' item for the next three editions - although they haven't started their usual in-depth rugby coverage yet.

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