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39th Annual Brothers v Veterans Game for the Beckett / Hillan Shield

Boxing Day, Wednesday 26th December
KickOff 1:30pm prompt

Once again we will be holding our 39th consecutive Annual Brothers v Veterans (Beckett / Hillan Shield) game on Boxing Day. As usual, the game will be going ahead whatever the weather and underfoot conditions. All players 17 and over are most welcome to play.

Even if you don't have a brother or are not a veteran, a place will be found you on one of the teams. Players from other Clubs are also welcome to play or come along.

Players should arrive by 12:30pm with selection taking place at 1:00pm, ensuring a prompt 1:30pm KO. Our referee, once again, is our good friend Gary Williams.

This is always a wonderful festive occasion, with a great history and tradition, where we 'treasure' our Club and friends as well as remembering our loved ones who have passed on. See you all on the day.

Until then, wishing you all and your families a very Merry Christmas!!

Richie Beckett, President, Oxton Parkonians RUFC

Based in Oxton in Birkenhead on the Wirral Peninsula in the North West of the UK, the Association runs cricket and rugby clubs from its Clubhouse in Holm Lane, Oxton, based at the HM Curphey Memorial Ground.

For further information on the Cricket Club and Rugby Club, including fixtures, results and player honours, please use the links above

The Association welcomes enquiries from anyone interested in starting to play cricket or rugby, as well as from existing players of all standards and levels of experience who would like to join us. We have a thriving Junior Rugby section that covers Under 7s to Under 15s.

In either case, simply contact us for details of our teams, facilities and membership. Whether you live locally in Birkenhead or Wirral, or further afield, we'd be pleased to hear from you.

Although Rugby and Cricket are played at different times of the year, training for both sports continues through the close seasons. If you're thinking of getting involved for the first time, why not try some out of season training?