Midland Warriors RFC is up and running for the 2013/14 season under head coach Neal Culliton…

The club will play in Division 2 of the Leinster League, which is a step up from previous years and will ensure a very demanding but enjoyable and competitive season. Training commences on Wednesday August 7th and will be held every Wednesday and Friday evening at 7.30pm sharp.

Open Day – the season formally kicks off with an open day next Saturday July 27that 6pm at the clubs facilities in the Showground’s, Moate. This is a chance to meet the coaching team and players and take part in the first training session of the new campaign. A BBQ and social evening will take place at P Egan’s afterwards from 8pm. The management team, coaches and senior players will be on hand to welcome all new players and the club extends a warm welcome to all. Player registration will also be available at the Open Day and throughout August.

The club also plan to enter a number of teams in the Birr Sevens tournament on Saturday August 10th where the club were very successful last year. Other Sevens tournaments, including our local event in Athlone will be on the pre season agenda and full details will be available at the open day.

Barbarians Game – In order to give new members an opportunity to really see the club at play, a Midland Warriors selection captained by Graham Ross and made up of current and past players will take on a Brian Moore Barbarians selection of new and interested players. This will take place on Friday August 16th and everyone is looking to seeing this game unfold.

The Pre Season tour / challenge will be v Sligo on Saturday August 24th to include an overnight in Sligo for a Team social get together. All players will be asked to attend.

The Midland League Fixtures, which will provide valuable pre season game time, are as follows
• Weekend of September 1st v Roscrea [Home]
• Weekend of September 8th v Mullingar [Away]
• Weekend of September 15th v Longford [Home]
• Wednesday September 18th v Edenderry [Away]
• Weekend of September 22nd v Birr [Home]

The Leinster League fixtures are currently not available but will be shared at the open day.

Contact Joe Browne at joebrowne66@gmail.com for more information.