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cherryhopper
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Confirmation Dings Crusaders play the first match at their new ground today, KO 3pm. Directions on website.
http://www.pitchero.com/...7th-feb-2183652.html


cherryhopper
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Assuming their new ground is ready in time for the start of next season, Wymondham (London 3 Eastern Counties, L8) have just one home league game left at the Foster Harrison Memorial Field, and this takes place next Saturday 10th March vs Woodbridge (1500). Their remaining three games are all away. Ground is off Tuttles Lane, the B1165, on the northern edge of town. This match can be doubled with Norfolk v Gloucestershire FA County Youth Cup Semi-Final at the FDC, which kicks off at 1130.


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mxhornet
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Assuming their new ground is ready in time for the start of next season, Wymondham (London 3 Eastern Counties, L8) have just one home league game left at the Foster Harrison Memorial Field, and this takes place next Saturday 10th March vs Woodbridge (1500). Their remaining three games are all away. Ground is off Tuttles Lane, the B1165, on the northern edge of town. This match can be doubled with Norfolk v Gloucestershire FA County Youth Cup Semi-Final at the FDC, which kicks off at 1130.


As I understand it this will be the last 1st XV league game at the ground, their last fixture v Lowestoft & Yarmouth is off on 7th April as the visitors have accepted voluntary relegation.

As for the other local rugby union move, Norwich appear to have a while to wait yet. Not sure on exact state of play, but am aware not action what so ever has occured at new site.



Watford FC supporter hence the name also follow Hull FC but rarely get to see either these days.

Have now visited over 800 grounds, progress in recent years has been rather slow and will continue to be as things stand.


cherryhopper
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Mar 22, 2018, 9:02 PM

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As for the other local rugby union move, Norwich appear to have a while to wait yet. Not sure on exact state of play, but am aware no action what so ever has occured at new site.

From the Chairmans Message on Norwich's website:

'Our relocation plans are still live but have stalled. Whilst we have achieved a planning consent at Colney Lane we will not progress further until we know we can secure the best outcome for the club. With that in mind we have at least a couple of seasons to go at Beeston Hyrne and it is incumbent on us all to ensure we continue to move forwards in that period and are not distracted in our desire to progress'.

Now that I don't have to rush to their final home league game this coming Saturday I can instead attend the far more appealing top two clash in London 1 North - Chingford v Brentwood (99 points each).Cool


Feversham Lens
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Aug 5, 2018, 7:07 PM

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Otley plan to sell their Cross Green ground to a housing developer. It will become retirement flats. The National League Two (North) club are to relocate to a site further along the A659, in the Pool direction. The land earmarked is close to the existing grounds of Otley Town FC and Old Otliensians RUFC. Learned this afternoon from spectators at Otley Cricket Club, whose ground is adjacent to Otley RUFC. No timetable has been fixed.


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Feversham Lens
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Otley plan to sell their Cross Green ground to a housing developer. It will become retirement flats. The National League Two (North) club are to relocate to a site further along the A659, in the Pool direction. The land earmarked is close to the existing grounds of Otley Town FC and Old Otliensians RUFC. Learned this afternoon from spectators at Otley Cricket Club, whose ground is adjacent to Otley RUFC. No timetable has been fixed.

To add some flesh to the bones above: the site for Otley's new ground is alongside the pitches (that's pretty much all they are) used by Otley Town FC and Old Otliensians RUFC, and across the A659 (Pool road) from 600 houses about to be built. The land lies east of the proposed East of Otley relief road (central Otley is a hideous traffic bottleneck), which will connect the A659 with the A660 (Leeds road). It is green belt but Otley are confident they'll get it past planners using the exceptional circumstances clause. Otley hope to have nine pitches (Cross Green has just one) at the new site. Three will be adult size, with one (the second XV pitch) 4G. Estimated cost is up to 4m. Retirement developer McCarthy & Stone is buying six-acre Cross Green, Otley's home since 1921. Cross Green will become an "assisted living complex" (what a fabulous example of silly jargon). An overwhelming majority of Otley members voted for the sell-off and relocation. No word on timescale but it needs to happen soon because the prospect of 6m funding, awarded to Leeds City Council, for the relief road could be withdrawn if the project isn't moved along quickly.


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This is presumably the ground where the North beat the All Blacks back in the day in front of the proverbial packed house?

If so I must put away my prejudices for a day and visit to pay respects.


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Between 7,000 and 8,000 were shoehorned into Cross Green for a match everyone seemed to sense would be special. According to Smith, who confessed himself 'shit scared' by the Haka, Cotton walked past during its performance and said: 'Look at the big poofs dancing.' To which a Smith replied: 'Frannie. Will you keep your voice down. They might hear you.' All Smith could remember of Beaumont's final team talk in the sardine tin-sized dressing room was: 'We've lost the toss and they have decided to kick off. So for the first five minutes ignore the ball



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Feversham Lens
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This is presumably the ground where the North beat the All Blacks back in the day in front of the proverbial packed house?

If so I must put away my prejudices for a day and visit to pay respects.

Yes, that's right. A ground that's interesting enough to make worthwhile watching 80 minutes of rugby union. These days, for most Otley matches, about 300 flock to Cross Green.


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Feversham Lens
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Sep 15, 2018, 6:23 PM

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Newport (Salop) are looking to raise 100,000 by August 2019 to secure their long-term future at the Old Showground, the Midland Premier club's home since 1981. If the target is reached, the RFU has agreed to lend Port an additional 100,000. The club's landlord, a group of farmers, is keen to sell the site to a housing developer, and presumably make a small fortune in the process. If the club hand over 200,000 by next year's deadline, the farmers will grant them a 99-year lease. Port plan a number of fundraising ventures during the coming months, and are also asking for donations.


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cherryhopper
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Jan 6, 2019, 11:38 PM

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More on Otley from today's Rugby Paper:

Otley RUFC are in discussions with West Park Leeds and Ilkley Rugby Clubs about a temporary groundshare agreement after the sale of Cross Green went through last month, subject to planning permission, for an undisclosed figure.

Property magnate McCarthy & Stone have acquired Cross Green with a view to building a retirement village on the land. Ultimately, the plan is for the club to relocate to land on the east of the proposed East of Otley relief road, alongside Old Otliensians RUFC and Otley Town Football Club.

But even if the five inter linked planning applications go through smoothly, the rugby club will need to play elsewhere for at least a year.

Otley have to vacate Cross Green by January 2020 and the new premises, which it is hoped will include a new clubhouse, a 200-seat stand and terracing as well as at least nine pitches, will not be ready to use before the start of the following year.

Otley chairman Paul Mackie said: "We'll have a year of nomadic rugby and we're in negotiations with two willing local parties to play all our first team games there and also our junior and second team games. We haven't got signed agreements yet, but they are not far away."


AndrewG
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Mar 4, 2019, 11:20 PM

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South Shields Westoe posted a link last week to a Shields Gazette article regarding plans to move cricket, rugby and tennis clubs from their current Wood Terrace home to Temple Memorial Park, a mile or two to the south.

No timescale is mentioned, but the article states that planning applications both for the new site and for housing development on the current ground are expected soon, with South Tyneside Council having already agreed Heads of Terms with the club for lease of the land.

www.shieldsgazette.com/news/plans-due-for-new-sports-hub-with-rugby-club-tennis-courts-and-cricket-pitches-at-south-shields-park-1-8774053


As per my Where Did You Go post, plans now withdrawn, and club considering their options. I get the impression they still want to move if they can find a suitable location.



AndrewG
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Mar 4, 2019, 11:40 PM

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Passing by on the train last week, I noted substantial progress has been made on Stafford's new ground.

Anyone wanting to visit their old ground probably needs to do so before the end of this season.


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Ayr are to leave Millbrae within two years. The two-pitch Alloway venue, home to the Ayr club since 1965, is being sold to a housing developer. Subject to rubber-stamping by South Ayrshire Council, Ayr are moving back into town, to Dam Stadium, one of four venues at which they have played previously. The existing Dam Stadium, a fairly cheerless athletics track, will be demolished and a new stadium - with training facilities and a plastic pitch, to act also as a rugby union hub for the Ayr district - built on the site. Apparently, the Scottish Rugby Union is chipping in a substantial amount.


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cherryhopper
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Passing by on the train last week, I noted substantial progress has been made on Stafford's new ground.

Anyone wanting to visit their old ground probably needs to do so before the end of this season.

It looks as if the match this Saturday 6th April vs Newcastle (Staffs) is the final game at the County Ground, at least for the 1st XV. Also a vital game for the hosts who are 3 points adrift of safety in Midlands 2 West North. Kick off is 3pm, ground well worth ticking as it has a nice old wooden stand.


AndrewG
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Stafford did start this season at their old ground, but moved into their new facility last month. The main pitch has an artificial surface, with two outside grass pitches.

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John Mills
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I have today clicked on the website of National South new boys Westcliff - my intended destination for next Saturday. To my surprise, it turns out that the match concerned is to be the last at the current ground.

The club is being moved as part of the Joint Area Action Plan for the Southend Airport area, which sees room created for a business park on their current site. Plans are in hand to move into the new ground a short distance away before the following match on 7th December.

Comparison of the two locations can be made on the first link below. This post-development layout marks the new ground, with the current one under the red-hatched area denoted '2'. You may need to click on the immediate airport area to reach the inset map. Failing that, return to source with the club's page on developements in the second link.

http://www.cartogold.co.uk/rochford/Rochford.htm
https://westcliffrfc.co.uk/the-new-clubhouse-development/

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