The 200 Club celebrated their first Monthly Lunch of the close season as the membership welcomed their first sponsored player, prop Sam Nixon (Soon to be ex-Exeter Chiefs and shortly to be with FCG – Football Club de Grenoble Rugby)
Following the usual light lunch of pasty and sandwiches, a couple of dozen members and supporters were treated to a potted re-cap of Sam’s progress since formally leaving Albion in early 2017. His ups and downs with Bath, loans out to Championship sides in deepest darkest Yorkshire, a rollercoaster season in Bayonne during Covid, before 2021/22 with “our perfect cousins” up the A38 – he’s seen it all!
Sam re-traced his frequent journey from Sparkford in Somerset (c200 miles and often 3 times/week!), so his presence was much appreciated. Success hasn’t spoiled him – he’s still the approachable, all-round nice guy who made such an impression with the Albion faithful during his single season at Brickfields. His on-field record speaks for itself.
Thanks also to various Shepherds, Newhams, Stevens, McDades, Prues, and Committee members, Paul C and Sharon G who stayed for the photo opp. Big up to the bar staff Nicola and Becky (who took the snap).
200 Club Monthly Lunches are open to all PARFC/rugby supporters and are usually held every first Wed of the month; 12-14.00 in the Clubhouse. Currently £6 for lunch (pre-book via 200 Club by preceding Monday noon – or just rock up for a drink and the company. (Debit or season ticket card for bar payments, but bring some cash for the raffle.)
All 200 Club enquiries to Simon Franks (Treasurer); e: firstname.lastname@example.org, Twitter: @Plymalbi200.
(Watch this space for news of their big donation to PARFC in preparation for 2022/23.)