Darlington Mowden Park RFC fans to meet players at annual pre-season BBQ

Darlington Mowden Park RFC fans are being offered the opportunity to meet the club’s new signings and current players at the annual pre-season BBQ on Saturday, August 15th, 2015.

Following on from the meet-and-greet, the team will battle it out in their first pre-season fixture of the year against Hawick.

The match will allow fans to see the new signings in action ahead of the 2015/16 season, including Italian back row Luca Petillo, Argentinian scrum Bruno Bravo and former Tynedale pair Ben Frankland and Matt Charters.

Danny Brown, Director of Rugby at Darlington Mowden Park RFC, said: “The pre-season game against Hawick is something we’ve been looking towards for a while now and with the new boys on board, the team is in brilliant shape and won’t be going down without a fight.

“With community at the heart of the Mowden Park family ethos, we welcome the public to the annual BBQ with open arms and can guarantee a fun-filled day, which never fails to disappoint.”

Darlington RFC’s annual pre-season BBQ proved a huge success last year

Prior to the experts taking to the field, a mixed O2 touch rugby competition will provide rugby enthusiasts with the opportunity to create their own memories by playing on their beloved pitch.

The competition, which takes place from 12pm until 2pm, will see no tackling, scrums or complicated rules; just plenty of fun for all those involved.

Activities scheduled throughout the day include a bouncy castle, face painting, a Paul Swift Precision Driving Team and an emergency services display, as well as food and drink served alongside a Star Radio Live Roadshow.

The stadium will open its doors for the pre-season BBQ at 12pm, with the friendly kicking off at 3pm.

For further information about the event, visit the Mowden Park website or email info@mowdenpark.com.

Source: Harvey & Hugo

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