Family day to start anniversary

NORTH Shields Rugby Club, based at Preston playing fields behind Tynemouth Swimming Pool, is preparing to start a year of events and activities to celebrate its 90th anniversary.

The club is starting the celebrations by holding a family barbecue and 7s rugby day at the clubhouse on Saturday starting at 3pm.

There will be a seven-a-side touch rugby tournament, with each team needing to field one teenager, one over-40 and one female player.

Barbecues are being provided for everyone to grill their own food on and there will also be live music and other activities.

The clubhouse will also be open throughout the day to provide refreshments.

Anyone who would like to attend or enter a team for the tournament should contact the club on its Facebook group page ‘North Shields Rugby Football Club’, visit the website at or call the clubhouse on (0191) 257 7352.

The club will be looking to put on further events throughout the coming season.

New players are always warmly welcomed at North Shields Rugby Club, whether new, young or experienced.

Anyone interested in playing should contact the club on the above details.