Bro. Jason Ashley will be turning 50 years old in March 2018 and will be retiring from Rugby. To mark both occasions, the challenge is for him to play 12 rugby games for 12 different clubs in 12 weeks.
This kicked off on 6th January finishes on 24th March 2018.
In return for allowing him to play, the 12 club rugby challenge will be donating £300-£500 per game to whatever children's charity the club specifies. The idea is that if a club specifies the charity then the donation will be placed accordingly in the name of the club. If not then the donation will be paid over to Zoe’s Place in the name of Lodge of Unity.
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Week 1: Alcester RFC vs Camp Hill
Saturday 6th Jan 2018
Game 1 of 12 was Ashley playing for Alcester RFC against the very big boys from Camp Hill. Due to a long term ankle injury (Ashley broke his ankle in the 1st game of the season) he was helped out by wing man Sam Reynolds who did cover some game time for him.
Ashley said “It was a great game and Camp Hill eventually came out as winners, mainly due to the size of their big runners.”
The 12 club rugby challenge was represented on the pitch for the entire game with Ashley starting in the Back Row, then replaced by Sam and he then finished the game in the Front Row when their Prop went off with a back injury. After the game and a few beers a small presentation was made with Alcester RFC committing their donation of £300.00 to Zoe’s Place.
Week 2 of 12: Wolverhampton 3rd Team vs Dudley Kingswinford 3rd Team.
Wolverhampton RFC got fully behind the 12 Club Rugby Challenge as they were the host Club for Week 2 of 12.
Week 4 saw the 12 Club Rugby Challenge rock up at Claverdon RFC for a fixture against Five Ways Old Ed’s RFC.