Match preview Ventnor RFC 1XV v Fareham Heathens RFC 1XV Sat 25 November 2023

By GH

Match preview Ventnor RFC 1XV v Fareham Heathens RFC 1XV Sat 25 November 2023

There’s rugby tomorrow, Saturday 25 November 2023, at Watcombe when our 1st XV play Fareham Heathens RFC 1XV in the Counties 3 Hampshire league.  Kick off at 2pm.  

Match preview Ventnor RFC 1XV v Fareham Heathens RFC 1XV Sat 25 November 2023
Match preview Ventnor RFC 1XV v Fareham Heathens RFC 1XV Sat 25 November 2023

This is the rearranged match after the original postponement on 4th November.  

With Jewy out with his hand injury and Ben Savill unavailable, Jake Babington leads out the team which will feature at least one debutant.  

The bar will be open from 12:30.

As always we need to thank our match sponsors for the day, namely: Bill Nichols, Dean Magnurson, James Morton, Jeannette Adams, Alan Whitehouse, Stuart Babington, Mike Toomey, Nigel Malkin, TJ’s Gym and Fitness Studio and Yates’ Brewery.

After the away defeat last weekend against Havant RFC 3XV the team need to work hard to get a win following their recent run of bad form, as they currently lie second from bottom in the Counties 3 Hampshire League 2023-24 table.

Ventnor RFC 1XV currently have 6 points, having played 9 games, won 1 game, and lost 7 games in the 2023-24 season to date (as at 24 November 2023).

Counties 3 Hampshire league 2023-24 table as at 24 November 2023
Counties 3 Hampshire league 2023-24 table as at 24 November 2023

Fareham Heathens RFC 1XV currently lie second in the table.

Ventnor Rugby Club, Watcombe Bottom, Whitwell Road, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1LP – view on Google Maps

Hoping to see you there.

Regards

James

JAMES MORTON
Ventnor RFC
T: 07901 938 317

All fixtures are subject to change or cancellation at short notice.


Fundraiser to get Luke Orton home – fundraiser November 2023

A reminder that Luke’s family have recently launched a fundraiser to get Luke home.

Luke was playing for Ryde Rhinos beach rugby team (Instagram), back in July as part of the beach rugby tournament at South Island Sevens when he was seriously injured.

‘Weʼre raising £20,000 for adaptations needed to get Luke home after a rugby accident left him paralysed and without the use of his hands.’

Luke suffered a serious life-changing injury on 22nd July 2023, while taking part in a beach rugby tournament on the Isle of Wight. He suffered a broken neck, also suffering spinal cord damage, including a bleed, leaving him paralysed from the chest down and without use of his hands. Luke has been hospitalised since the accident happened.

Sadly, Luke will be coming home in a wheelchair, with little chance of walking again. It has been a really tough time for Luke, spending 6 weeks in Southampton ICU spinal unit before being transferred to Salisbury District Hospital, Spinal Treatment Centre, where he is undergoing rehab. He works hard and has a positive attitude but it is long road ahead.

Luke is looking forward to coming home next year and for this to happen, we need to raise funds for adaptations for the areas in the home, which are not covered by the local authority. All the money raised here will go entirely towards the adaptations for Luke’s needs. We would really appreciate any contributions, whatever the amount.

We would also welcome any offer of labour with the work, whatever time you could spare and the possible supply of any materials, either from small local businesses or local suppliers – please send a message via this page.

Thank you everyone – Luke and family.

If you wish to donate to the appeal please go to ‘Weʼre raising £20,000 for adaptations needed to get Luke home after a rugby accident left him paralysed and without the use of his hands‘.