Month: September 2014

Blues secure first win on Russian soil

Blues secure first win on Russian soil

The Blues 2014 Varsity campaign got well and truly under way under on a sunny Saturday afternoon when they produced a solid first performance to defeat a spirited Saint Petersburg State University team 83 point to 3. With five players new to OURFC and a further three making their Blues debuts, it was something of […]

Tour Diary Part 3

Tour Diary Part 3

As a new member joining O.U.R.F.C  I thought it would be pertinent to continue on from fellow historian Ian Williams and cast my thoughts on today’s events. The morning started early for the non-starting 15 with some conditioning that involved tyres, befitting those that carried the heavy machinery of yesteryear. The starting players enjoyed a […]

Team To Play Saint Petersburg University Announced

Team To Play Saint Petersburg University Announced

Captain Jacob Taylor has named his first Blues squad of the 2014/15 season for the fixture against Saint Petersburg State University on Sunday 14th September, 3.00pm kick off. The match will be played at the Stadium Kirovetc, Perekopskay Street 6/8. The closest metro station is Narvskay and entrance is free. The starting XV is a […]

Tour Diary Part 1

Tour Diary Part 1

The 2014 Blues squad touched down safely at Saint Petersburg airport 35 minutes ahead of schedule on Tuesday afternoon, to be welcomed by Maxim from the University and translator Gregory. Youngest tourist Matt Geiger from Manchester Grammar school, was the first casualty of tour, when his suitcase – larger than him – was the only […]

Destination Russia For the 2014 Blues

Destination Russia For the 2014 Blues

The 2014 Blues squad left Oxford at 0300 on Tuesday 8th September, bound for Saint Petersburg for their preseason tour. Under the guidance of Captain Jacob Taylor and Head Coach James Wade a party of 30 players – a mix of youth and experience, including 13 returning Blues  – will spend two weeks in the […]

OURFC kicks off new season with donation to local breast cancer charity

OURFC kicks off new season with donation to local breast cancer charity

OURFC celebrated a fundraising milestone ahead of a busy 2014/15 season yesterday by donating £2,000 to Abingdon-based cancer charity Against Breast Cancer at the historic Iffley Road ground. At 12pm, the team and their coaches took a break from pre-season preparations to present representatives of the charity with a cheque, the result of OURFC’s fundraising […]

Blues Preseason Training Camp Gets Underway

Blues Preseason Training Camp Gets Underway

Following the highly successful ‘Club Development Weekend’ the Blues squad convened for their start of their preseason week on Tuesday at gloriously sunny Iffley Road. Approx. 40 players have been invited to the training camp as Captain Jacob Taylor and Coach James Wade start preparations in earnest for the 2014 Varsity Campaign. Following the week […]

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