Its going to be messy, but somebody has got to do it.
For further details see the master Old Git himself Allan Reed
Ringwood and Ellingham Touch Festival
Oaks entered three teams in the Good Friday touch festival at Picket Post, two from the Old Gits and at the other end of the spectrum the Barely Legals, drawn from the U16s.
All sides acquitted themselves admirably, with the Oldest Gits surprising everyone, particularly themselves, by coming top of their group, playing an expansive style of rugby reminiscent of England’s World Cup campaign. They eventually went out in the semi-finals of the Cup competition, with a record of 5 wins, one draw, one defeat and the competition’s only yellow card after helpful advice was misconstrued by the match official. The Younger Gits side were penalised for their relative youth by only having one substitute (tales of a 40 strong Oldest Gits squad should be viewed with some caution) but still went on to the semi-finals of the Plate after being drawn in a tough qualifying group.
After an early setback at the hands of the Oldest Gits, the Barely Legals, the youngest team in the competition, went from strength to strength, showing skill and character to reach the final of the Bowl and in so doing won a jug of cider which I am reliably informed they thoroughly enjoyed. U16s????
Picture supplied courtesy of Roger Vaughan from Kent Pixs
Every second thursday in the month we follow our regular weekly run out by several beers, curry and good company.
For just £10 per head you get Poppadoms for starter with Onions, Salad, Mango Chutney & Mint Sauce. A Main course Meal and either Rice, Naan bread or Chapatti.
Then to wash all this down a Pint of Beer of your choice is thrown in for good measure.
We will be taking orders from about 19:00 up to 19:45 at the Clubhouse.
Possible Tournament in France
We have been invited to possible enter a team into the Belroze Cup an international indoor mixed tournament in northern France just outside Calais on the 23rd February
If interested please contact Allan Reed 07795417873
Oaks Old Gitters know how to tour in style!
Dressed in sombreros, ponchos and moustaches, this was bound to be a special tour.
Assembling at the Clubhouse on Thursday morning, we travelled by coach to Paris to spend two nights in a quality hotel, sampling the night life, followed by a further night in Lens. We returned to these shores late on Sunday night, tired and emotional.
Impressive organisation by James Ramsey, with a little help from some friends, made sure that everything went smoothly. Alcohol was always going to play a part in the behaviour of 'The Gitters'. Nothing serious you understand, just high jinks resulting in the Tour Judge, Andy Walton, flexing his muscles and imposing iron age punishments on several miserable peasants.
Highlight of the weekend was an overnight stay in Lens to watch South Africa v. Tonga in the World Cup. Sunday morning 'The Gitters' played a showpiece but slow paced quality game of touch on the Calais beach. Despite tiredness, dehydration, plague, malnutrition, cholera, dysentery and bloody flux, the game ended in a draw.
30 Old Gitters left our shores, and 30 came back - that was quite an achievement in itself.
Where to next year? You will have to wait and see.'