The John Adams Memorial Match update
Things are coming together for The John Adams Memorial Match on Saturday (3rd September) at Watcombe, which kicks off at 1:15pm.
A very rough schedule of the day is as follows:
12:00 Bar opens with a welcome drink from Adams family and short addresses by George Adams and Stuart Babington
13:15 Ventnor Select XV v Sandown & Shanklin RFC and Isle of Wight RFC Combined XV
30 minutes per half.
15:00 Ventnor 1st XV v Havant 3rd XV
15:45 First Raffle Draw
17:00 Awards. Second Raffle Draw. Auction
The Ventnor Squad for the John Adams Memorial Match is as follows at present. Expect a few additions.
James Blake (capt)
Gary Freeston (hopefully)
If you fancy a run out and your name is not down on the list, contact James Blake on 07586 677218
Don’t forget, BRING PLENTY OF CASH. All proceeds are going to The Earl Mountbatten Hospice who cared for John.
The referee for the game will be Nigel Malkin – a classic example of ‘poacher turned gamekeeper’ if ever there was one!
Particular thanks go to Ventnor RFC’s Jac Stemmet and to Michael Cooper of the Hurricanes (former Ventnor RFC player) for putting the opposition squad together.
James Blake – Ventnor RFC 2XV captain will lead our team who will be resplendent in their new kit sponsored by Wight Shipyards (many thanks to Jack Rushton and the crew).
We are pleased to say you can now donate to The John Adams Memorial Match in aid of Mountbatten Isle of Wight via justgiving.com
Following the John Adams Memorial Match will be the Ventnor RFC 1XV‘s first of the Counties 3 Hampshire game, of the Ventnor RFC 1XV fixtures, for the 2022-23 season.
Kick-off 3pm, PO38 1LP – all welcome.
T: 07901 938 317