Coaches To Away Games – Let Us Do The Driving
For the game at Bristol on Friday 26th November the coach will leave Franklin’s Gardens at 3.30pm for the 7.45pm kickoff. Seats on the coach are available and can be booked via our website:
The Harlequins away league game is now confirmed for Monday 27th December at 5pm. It’s at Twickenham, not at the Stoop, as part of a double-header that sees the Harlequins ladies team take on the Wasps ladies. We are still waiting to confirm the coach times and prices for this, but as soon as we have the details we will let you all know. However, it’s likely that we will only be aiming to get there in time for the men’s’ game. The Monday is a bank holiday, as is the next day, so no worries about being late home and having to go to work the next day.
After an 18-month break it has taken us a bit of time to get back into the swing of running coaches again so up to now they have all been a single price. Starting in the new year we will be reintroducing the discounted fares for Supporters Club members.
Unless otherwise advised, the pick-up point for coaches will be the “tackle statue” in the VIP car park at Franklin’s Gardens.
We are not running a coach to the away game at Harlequins on Friday 19th November for the Premiership Cup game as there is not enough demand for it.
The Christmas Draw
Unfortunately, we have had to cancel this year’s Supporters Club Christmas Draw. As with so many other organisations, the Coronavirus situation has had an effect on our finances, and with the possibility of some restrictions on indoor gatherings being reimposed we’d can’t risk any outlay only to find that it has to be cancelled at the last minute.
We do however have plans for a Centenary event later in the season.
Royal British Legion Poppies
We have been selling poppies at the last two home homes and will do so again from the table in the Rodber Suite on Saturday 13th November. The table will be manned between 2pm-3pm, then again for 30 minutes after the final whistle.
We will be selling the traditional paper poppies, 2021 enamel poppy pins and British legion Centenary poppy pins. We also have limited stocks of rugby ball poppy pins in blue (Scotland), red (Wales) and Green (Ireland). For some reason the white ones for England have all sold out!
Cash sales only, and we don’t have any change.
Each year we get asked about the poppy badges that are paired with the Saints badge. We don’t have any of those but they are now available via the official on-line Poppy Shop…
Saints in Belfast
On Friday 17th December the Saints travel to Belfast to take on Ulster at the Kingspan Stadium, with an 8pm kickoff.
The last time we played over there was back in 2012 and, for pre and post-match drinks, we had an invite from Malone Rugby Club. It was a great place to go and it’s only a 10-15 minute walk from the Kingspan.
They have extended the invitation again so if you are travelling over to Belfast for that match do pay them a visit…
Gibson Park Avenue Cregagh Road Belfast
Premiership Supporters Clubs
This season the supporters clubs/associations from the Premiership teams have been liaising to share their views and to pass on information for visiting supporters. For many of the games so far played we have swapped pennants with many of our opposite numbers.
Here’s a picture from last Saturday of the presentation to the Sale Supporters Club at the A.J.Bell stadium…