OPM RugRats Grand Launch

It is with great pleasure that we announce the GRAND LAUNCH of the OPM RUGRATS on SUNDAY 24th FEBRUARY at 10am at King George V Playing Fields, Elburton, PL9 8HR.

This is a completely new section of OPM Junior Rugby and is for boys and girls in the foundation year at school or the pre-school year at nursery.

This group will be very little to do with rugby, but will focus on FUN and LAUGHTER while enjoying the fresh air and getting some healthy exercise. For the remainder of this season the sessions will be FREE. Normal junior section charges will apply when we start the new season in September.

If you, or any of your immediate family, know any appropriately aged children who would like to come along, please contact Dave Glastonbury on 07905 447323 or daveglastonbury@hotmail.co.uk to register. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Priority will be given to existing club members.

If you have any queries please contact Dave on the above number.

We look forward to seeing you on the 24th February to enjoy the fun and chaos without a computer in sight.

THIS IS NOT A PITCH UP AND PLAY EVENT – BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT

OPM RFC thanks Councillor Vivien Pengelly for her support

OPM RFC Junior and Senior sections had the pleasure of welcoming our local Councillor Vivien Pengelly to view the new OPM developments and facilities at Elburton. Vivien visited on Sunday to see a huge number of Juniors training on Sunday and walk through the new changing facilities and social area. She met many of our Junior Committee & coaches, new catering manager Val Noden and discussed our future plans and projects for the Elburton facility.

Vivien has been an active member of the OPM Family and supported us with many decisions undertaken by Plymouth City Council, with our Community engagement and with her recognition of our ongoing work by supporting us with Community grants when available including this season.

Vivien was very impressed with the recent developments undertaken and especially noted about the huge impact and benefits that this would have for the local community by providing an excellent facility for children of all ages to play rugby and exercise, have fun, learn the RFU values and enjoy the pitches and social area which are now available. She is looking forward to assisting us again this season and we would like to thank her for all of her efforts in supporting the OPM Family.

Matt Glastonbury

OPM RFC Chairman

OPM Rugby AGM Friday 22nd June @OPM Suite 19:30

OPM Rugby AGM on Friday 22nd June – OPM Suite @ 1930

We are holding the Annual General Meeting, where we will be looking back at the past season and let everyone know our plans for the for next season. We will also be looking to all members to elect the leadership of the club, and invite those interested to join us in with helping this club grow.

There will be a BBQ for all attending  – free of charge to paid up members (Direct Debit), and a small charge to Pay As You Play or Non-paying members.

I hope that you will be able to join us and help us shape the future of our club!

If you are interested in any of the roles below, please put your name down or let your interest be known to one of the

OPM Rugby Committee

Club Officers for Election – Main Committee

  • Chairman                           [Current: Matt Glastonbury]
  • Vice-Chairman(s)              [Current: Henry Matthews and Chris Pasco]
  • Treasurer                           [Current: Martin Finlay]
  • Junior Committee Chair  [Current: Jenny Trinder]

Club Roles/Officers to be appointed by the Main Committee

  • Head Coach
  • Fixture Secretary
  • Social Committee Chair
  • Touch Co-Ordinator/Recruitment
  • Sponsorship, Marketing and Communications Chair
  • Disciplinary Chair
  • Webmaster
  • Membership Secretary
  • Devon and Plymouth Combination Representative
  • International Ticket Co-Ordinator
  • Others Roles

Thank you for your interest and i look forward to seeing you all at the AGM.

Many Thanks

Matt Glastonbury

OPM Chairman

End of Season Dinner 2018 Copthorne Hotel Sat 19th May

Venue: Copthorne Hotel Plymouth
Price per ticket: £35
Date: Sat 19th May 2018
Start time: 6pm
Dress code: Black tie

Now the rugby season is coming to a close we look forward to our end of season dinner. Looking back on the season’s journey for the good and the bad. Everyone welcome!

This year’s venue is at the Copthorne Hotel in Plymouth. This will include awards presentations, a three course meal and followed by a Disco.

The menu choices are below so take your pick and let me know your choice either by messaging me on the Facebook page or contacting me on 07923163560.

Starter
-Mushroom and thyme veloute, sauteed wild mushrooms (v)
-Confit duck leg terrine, toasted onion bread, red onion chutney
-Smoked applewood arancini balls, crispy fried rocket, sweet red pepper sauce

Main
-Braised lamb shank, roasted root veggies, rosemary mash
-Ballontine of chicken stuffed with spinach mousse, potato fondant & wild mushroom jus
-Pan seared sea bass, braised fennel, gnocchi & tomato sauce
-Mediterranean vegetable stack, mozzarella cheese, basil pesto (v)

Dessert
-Homemade treacle tart, clotted cream & honeycomb
-Chocolate and raspberry panna cotta
-Vanilla baked cheesecake, tulle biscuit

Followed by freshly brewed tea, coffee and mints

For payment please use the link below. And state your name and reference ‘Dinner’.

https://pay.gocardless.com/AL0001A9XXT3FV

OPM Big Weekend of Rugby

This weekend we have a massive day of Rugby up at Fotress Elburton.

The 1st XV take on North Tawton in a promotion battle.  OPM need to beat North Tawton by more than 7 points to secure promotion.  KO at 14:30

If that’s not enough excitement the OPM Jesters are entertaining Totness at home with a 14:00 KO.  Thanks to Totness for fulfilling a late notice fixture.

There is also a VP’s Day at the club and many of the old guard will be there to support our promotion fight.

To follow up this exciting day of Rugby its then back to the club house at Plymouth College to watch England take on Scotland in the Six Nations at Murrayfield.

In preparing for the big game the team have been training hard with an outstanding showing of 34x players on Thurs evenings session.

 

OPM Juniors Breakfast in full swing

OPM senior committee members Matt Glastonbury and Martin Finlay are taking control of the the juniors breakfast this morning Sunday 11th Feb

The breakfast which includes free bacon rolls, tea, coffee for all those parents and children in attendance.

The event is kindly sponsored by GA Solicitors and the club would like to extend their gratitude to their on going support

Martin Finlay pictured above preparing the first batch of bacon and his glamorous kitchen assistant Matt Glastonbury not in shot is probably eating the first one to test the quality is up to scratch.