News - February to March

2013 Lions Tour Forum

We will hold our 2013 Lions Tour Forum on Wednesday 1 May - the day after the tour squad has been announced.

 

More details to follow.

 

See our social diary page for details on how to book.

(posted 29/03/2013)

Fan's View - 28 March

As written for The Bath Chronicle of 28 March 2013:

FAN’S VIEW: Disappointment in defeat for fans who braved weather to support Bath at Sale

(posted 28/03/13)

Brad Davis Farewell and Presentation

Photo by James Wain

Last Tuesday evening in the Clubhouse we said goodbye to Brad and presented him with an engraved blue glass rugby ball memento.

 

When asked about his best memories of his time at the Rec, Brad told us: "My overall highlight was the brand of attacking rugby that the team always tried to play".

 

 

 

Read the full report with some more photos here

(posted 23/03/13)

Hughie Armitage

It is with great regret and sadness that we have to inform Members of the death of Supporters' Club stalwart Hughie Armitage - who, as a regular seller of Bath Rugby Foundation's shirt raffle tickets with his wife Wendy, will have been well-known to many of you.

 

After a day spent with his close family on Thursday 21 March, Hughie slipped away peacefully at about 7.45 that evening.

 

We send our sincere condolences to Wendy, and assure the family that all of our thoughts and prayers are with them at this very sad time.

(posted 22/03/13)

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Fan's View - 21 March

As written for The Bath Chronicle of Thursday 21 March:

FAN’S VIEW: Sometimes not playing can be good news and improve Bath’s prospects

(posted 21/03/13)

Farewell and Presentation to Brad Davis on Tuesday 19th March

When it was announced in early February that Brad Davis was to leave Bath Rugby to progress his coaching career elsewhere, the Club promised that we, the supporters, would have an opportunity to say 'goodbye' properly.  That opportunity has now been arranged by BRSC, with the Club making the Clubhouse available to accommodate as many supporters as possible for the Supporters' Club to make a presentation to Brad and for everyone to recognise and show their appreciation of his efforts over 6 1/2 years.

 

Place - The Rec Clubhouse; time - 7.00 for 7.30pm.

 

All Bath supporters are most welcome to come along and say farewell to Brad in person. Admission is free, of course, but please let Tom Sutton know that you plan to attend via administration@allez-bath.co.uk  so that we can assess the requirements for bar staff.

 

Please pass this on to anyone you think might like to attend.

(posted 13/03/13)

6N Super Saturday - Clubhouse Open

Join fellow Bath supporters and watch the final round of the 6 Nations unfold live in the Clubhouse:

  • Clubhouse open from 13.30
  • Italy v Ireland k.o. 14.30
  • Wales v England k.o. 17.00
  • France v Scotland k.o. 20.00

Special offers: Thatchers cider and Wadworth 6X £3 per pint.

(posted 12/03/13)

Coach Travel to Sale Sharks

Bath Supporters Travel have confirmed that they will run a coach to Sale Sharks on Friday 22 March. See our Coach Travel page for details.

(posted 12/03/13)

Comic Relief Promise Auction - postponed until 27 April

The Clubhouse will be open for the LV=Cup semi final on Saturday and the England v Italy game on Sunday. 

  • Sat: Open from 12 noon
  • Sun: Open from 14.30

(posted 07/03/13)

Clubhouse This Weekend - LV Semi and Eng v Ita

The Clubhouse will be open for the LV=Cup semi final on Saturday and the England v Italy game on Sunday. 

  • Sat: Open from 12 noon
  • Sun: Open from 14.30

(posted 07/03/13)

Fan's View - 7 March

As written for The Bath Chronicle of 7 March 2013:

Bath’s home comforts restored in combative West Country derby

(posted 06/03/13)

Long Service Award Presentation to Mearsy

Photo by Patrick Khachfe

(posted 05/03/13)

Half-Time Presentation to Lee Mears

At half-time on Friday at the Gloucester match the BRSC Committee will present Lee Mears with his Long Service Award in the form of a Bath Aqua Glass blue rugby ball inscribed with the Supporters’ Club logo and the words:

“Lee Mears  1997– 2013  Thanks for the memories ‘Mearsy’”.

 

We hope that those of you at the game will spare a moment or two to recognise and applaud his achievements during a long and successful career.

 

His presentation award will be on display before kick-off on the BRSC desk in front of the Clubhouse.

(posted 28/02/13)

Fan's View - 28 February

As written for The Bath Chronicle:

Departing trio all made a lasting impression at the Rec

(posted 28/02/13)

BRSC Supports Charlie's Comic Relief Initiative on 12 March

Bath student Charlie Darlington - who works behind the Clubhouse bar on matchdays - has organised a Comic Relief Promise Auction hosted by Lee Mears at the Clubhouse, which BRSC is pleased to support.

 

Tickets, priced £10, will be available from the BRSC desk in front of the Clubhouse this Friday evening up to 30 minutes before kick-off. Alternatively, e-mail Charlie on cdd21@bath.ac.uk or phone her on 07979915565.

 

For all the details see our home page.

Edit: Home page details have been removed

(posted 25/02/13, edit 11/04/13)

New Discount: Number 10 Guest House

Number 10 Guest House – A small friendly B&B in Bathampton, approximately 1 mile from the Centre of Bath. If you are attending a Rugby game or just visiting Bath for a holiday, Number 10 is an ideal place to stay.

 

 

Please see link for details: www.Number10GuestHouse.co.uk. BRSC Members may claim a 10% discount on production of a current membership card.

(posted 25/02/13)

Important Info for Supporters travelling to Northampton Saints

Both the rugby and football games in Northampton kick-off at 15:00 on Saturday. It appears that heavy traffic is expected as a result.

 

Northampton Saints have issued this advice to supporters attending the game.

(posted 22/02/13)

Fan's View - 21 February

As written for The Bath Chronicle:

Departing trio all made a lasting impression at the Rec

(posted 21/02/13)

Coach Travel to LV= Cup Final

Bath Supporters Travel shall be running coaches to Sixways if / when we get to the final of the LV= Cup. See Coach Travel page for details.

(posted 20/02/13)

New Discount: Patisserie Valerie

The manager of Patisserie Valerie is a keen Bath Rugby supporter and can often be found in the Thatchers Stand! We have secured a 10% discount for BRSC Members. See Discounts page for details.

Anniversary Party Photos

The photos from the Heineken Cup Champions 15th Anniversary Party are now up in the Picture Gallery.

 

Many thanks to James Wain for taking them.

(posted 14/02/13)

Fan's View - 13 February

As written for the Bath Chronicle of 14 February:

Momentum builds for Bath as Mears reaches the end of the road

(posted 13/02/13)

Bath Men's Walk - Saturday 23 February

Date: 23 February 2013

Start: 1pm, Dorothy House, Winsley

End: Recreation Ground - Clubhouse

Distance: approx 8 miles

Registration: £15

 

Sponsorship in aid of Dorothy House and Bath Rugby Foundation

 

BRSC Deputy Chairman Andy Thatcher is looking for Supporters' Club members to join him on the Bath Men's Walk on Saturday 23 February: "hopefully some plodders, not gazelles"

 

The Bath Men’s Walk is a brand new event for blokes only. This event has been created by popular demand, particularly from husbands and boyfriends who have seen their other halves take part in the annual Dorothy House Midnight Walk. After completing the walk, you will enjoy a pie, a pint and the Six Nations clash between England and France on the big screen scheduled for 5pm kick off.

 

All entrants will be expected to raise sponsorship money or make a personal donation (suggested minimum £50 / under 18s £25).

 

See www.bathmenswalk.co.uk for details and contact Andy on 07950 842365.

(posted 12/02/13)

Opportunity to Pre-Book Your Ticket to the LV= Cup Final

The LV= Cup Final will be held on Sunday 17 March 2013 at Sixways - just 1 weekend after the semi final. Worcester Warriors, the owners of Sixways, have started a Pre-Registration process. All details can be found here. Note that there is a 50p registration fee per ticket that you will forfeit if Bath do not get to the final (Worcester will donate this money to the LV= SOS Kit Aid Appeal).

 

N.B.: Last year Bath Rugby wrote to all Season Ticket Holders in early February giving them the opportunity to reserve 1 Final ticket per season ticket held.

(posted 12/02/13)

Coach Travel to LV= Cup Semi Final

Bath Supporters Travel are looking to run a second coach to the LV= Cup semi final against Harlequins on 9 March 2013. See Coach Travel page for details.

(posted 12/02/13)

Travelling to Dublin this weekend for Ireland v England?

Read our Discounts page for The Baggot Inn special offer for ticket holders.

Edit: Offer now removed - no longer relevant.

(posted 05/02/13, edited 16/02/13)

H Cup Quiz

If you want to test your H Cup knowledge, try Anne Kirkham's Quiz questions originally prepared for our Anniversary Party

 

Questions:

H Cup Quiz - Page 1 and 2 - Questions
HCupQuizPage1-2-Questions.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [183.5 KB]
Picture Round - Can You Name These Heroes?
CanYouNameTheseHeinekenHeroes-Q.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [445.3 KB]

Answers:

Answers to Page 1 and 2
HCupQuizPage1-2-Answers.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [186.1 KB]
Picture Round - Answers
CanYouNameTheseHeinekenHeroes-Answers.pd[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [171.0 KB]

(posted 05/02/13)

Clubhouse open on Saturday for England v Scotland

The Clubhouse will be open from 3pm this Saturday for the England v Scotland 6Nations match at Twickenham.

 

Special offer: Thatchers and 6X £1 off a pint.

(posted 01/02/13)

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