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Armed Forces Veterans v Welsh Charity Veterans

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Hot on the heels of the fixture announcement for the 21/22 season, Plymouth Albion is excited to welcome back fans on the 10th of July for the first game of rugby in well over a year. After what has been the longest of breaks, we are delighted to open the gates for a grand charity match that sees a star-studded Welsh Charity Veterans take on an Armed Forces XV For this inaugural game, the two teams will be competing for the ‘Thatchers Cup’ in what is planned to become a recurring summer charity fixture to complement the Medics challenge in November. Featuring a team that boasts well over 100 international caps of experience, the Welsh team boast the headline name of Shane Wiliams in their squad and have a rich heritage in playing exciting rugby. Standing in their way, the Armed Forces team has been selected by former Albion great Gaz Evans and features a host of former and current Albion stars in their rank. Adding to the spectacle, we are proud to have a halftime display from the Plymouth Raiders Cheerleading team who, themselves, have been missing crowds too! Early bird tickets are available now at £5 with grandstand tickets at £10 – with this special discounted price we are expecting a big day at the Brickfields so get booked in early (80% of all ticket revenue will pass directly to the charities) Additionally, the club is proud to announce our link with one of the regions most celebrated chefs, Michelin Bib Gourmand recipient Ben Palmer, who will be curating the matchday menu for hospitality guests – limited hospitality is still available at £350 +Vat  for tables of 10 contact chris@plymouthalbion for further details.

As we enter into the final stages of easing lockdown restrictions, Plymouth Albion RFC remains committed to ensuring the safety and security of all attending Brickfields on a match day. When you arrive at the stadium on July 10th, things will look and feel a bit different with restrictions in place. The Spectators code of conduct is a shared set of principles in which we ask you to do everything you can to keep yourself and others safe from the effects of COVID-19.
The main differences will include:
  • Specific Zones for Spectators – in which there will be adequate bar and toilet facilities.
  • Additional Seating around the ground – as everyone must remain seated whilst consuming drinks.
  • Drinking will not be permitted in the East (SW Comms) Stand – due to current licensing laws.
  • One Way systems, barriers and directional signage to help you navigate the ground will be in place.
Our friendly stewarding and security team will be on hand throughout the day to answer questions and guide you in the right direction. Please do your best to follow their direction and treat them with respect. As volunteers, they have stepped up to make your day as special as possible.
It is important that we remain focused on our fight against this virus that has altered our lives for so long. Just like you, we really want things back to normal, but for the time being, we have had to make these changes to keep you safe and reduce the risk as far as possible.
If you have any questions about the code of conduct, then please get in touch with our Safety Officer, Kevin Westlake at who will be happy to answer your questions.
We look forward to seeing you all on the 10th of July to finally enjoy some live rugby at Brickfields.
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