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Your News Friday night rugby in aid of Myton Hospice

On Friday 29th January, Broadstreet RFC will host arch local rivals Rugby Lions, in a crunch National League Two North fixture which kicks off at 7.30pm at Ivor Preece Fields in Binley Woods, Coventry. With little to separate both clubs in the league, the game is poised to be a fiercely competitive encounter, with Rugby Lions undoubtedly seeking revenge for the 12-0 defeat at the hands of Broadstreet back in October.

As a fitting tribute to former Coventry & Broadstreet hooker Andy Farrington, who recently died aged 52 after a courageous battle against cancer, Broadstreet have decided to take this opportunity to raise some much-needed funds for Myton Hospice, who cared so brilliantly for Faz in the latter stages of his life.

To cater for a crowd anticipated to be in excess of 750, there will be hot food available, and an additional pitch side facility - Fazzaa bar which will be serving canned beers, hot/cold drinks and mulled wine. There will also be the chance for several spectators to win some great prizes in a half-time kicking competition!

The 6 entry fee includes parking and your match day programme, and we will be asking for an additional 1 donation to Myton Hospice. Combined with a percentage of the profits from the bar, we are aiming to raise a total of more than 1500.

As an added incentive to get there nice and early, we are also running a 2 a pint drinks promo from 5pm-7pm. So why not come and support your local teams and help us to raise money for a great cause!

Broadstreet RFC

Rugby Lions RFC

Andy Farrington (Fazza) or (Faz)

Faz had an illustrious career as rugby player. After leaving Caludon Castle school he joined the Caludon Castle club before going to play for Coventry in 1978. He had 239 senior appearances for Coventry as a hooker scoring 48 points. During this time he also represented Warwickshire many times playing in two County Championship finals at Twickenham including beating Kent in the 1985 final. He was also in the Midlands squad several times vying for the position of hooker at the same time as Steve Brain and Brian Moore.

After leaving Coventry he joined the Broadstreet club and it is true to say that as a player he was instrumental in driving Broadstreet on to the success the club has enjoyed over the last two decades. He was a vital member of our first County Cup winning team in 1993 and our promotion to Midlands League Division One in 1995 and the National Leagues in 2002.

When Faz retired from first team football he became a valuable member of the Broadstreet committee continuing to play whenever possible and was he also heavily involved in the team management of our 2nd team and below.

Myton Hospice

Myton Hospice is a registered charity who specialise in caring for people who come from all walks of life. Myton Hospice care aims to improve the lives of people whose illness may not be curable. It helps people to live as actively as possible after diagnosis to the end of their lives, however long that may be. The highest value is put on respect, choice and empowerment. it aims to meet the needs of people from all cultures and communities, and extends beyond the patient, to supporting family and close friends.

The services offered include:

medical and nursing care

pain and symptom control


therapies, including physiotherapy and complementary therapies

spiritual support

bereavement care.

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