12 Club Rugby Challenge

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

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.

Unfortunately Wolves only had the bare 15 players which meant that Jason had to play the full 80 mins at Tight Head Prop against a very large pack. His Body did not reacted well to playing full game at No.3 and and old ankle injury flared up again.
Anyway, Final Score was Wolves 5 / Dudley K’s 37.
Zoe’s Place is the designated charity again for Week 2 and £200.00 was pledged by the 12 Club Rugby Challenge briging the total to £500.00 for Zoes Place so far.

Week 4

Week 4 saw the 12 Club Rugby Challenge rock up at Claverdon RFC for a fixture against Five Ways Old Ed’s RFC.

Happy to announce we got our 2nd Win with a 29-0 result.
12 Club Rugby Challenge will be donating £300.00 to the charity Meningitis Now.



Week 3

Week 3 of 12: Saw the 12 Club Rugby Challenge register its 1st win playing for AEI (Rugby) RFC against Manor Park.

Game was played in the snow and was a tasty match between 2 teams who just don't like each other.
AEI were 14 nil down at half time but 15 unanswered points in the 2nd half saw AEI winners at 15-14.
Jason was starting Prop once again and ended up playing 60 mins.
Very good game and we have pledged £300 to The Wooden Spoon Society in the name of AEI (Rugby) RFC.