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Celebrations galore as Upton mark their 30th
7:20pm Monday 23rd April 2012 in Sport
UPTON-upon-Severn celebrate their 30th anniversary on Saturday with a festival of rugby at Old Street.
Ray Gidley also hosts his president’s day on an action-packed afternoon for the Midlands Two West (South) club.
Four games start from 1pm with Hanley Castle High School’s teachers and former students kicking off against Upton veterans.
A women’s touch rugby match will follow between a Hanley Castle invitation team and Upton.
The main game will see Upton firsts tackle Gloucestershire’s Painswick, who have three of Gidley’s sons as members.
During half-time, the under 11s face their Painswick counterparts.
Money raised in the afternoon will go to cancer charities.
In the evening, the club host their celebrations in a marquee at the sports pavilion with a repeat of the successful 25th anniversary party and a rugby shirt theme.
There will be a pig roast and casino along with music from band Bash:Roland made up of former Hanley Castle pupils and a member of the rugby club.
The money made at the evening event will fund Upton’s floodlights project.
Tickets, costing £20, are available from the Anchor Inn, Upton, by ringing club secretary Rob Heeley on 07980 255783 or email firstname.lastname@example.org