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Bridgnorth set to stage third Golden Oldies Festival

15 January 2014

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Bridgnorth are hoping to increase the average age of the Shropshire town’s inhabitants in May when they host the English Golden Oldies Rugby Festival, now in its third year.

This is the first time the event has been held at the club and they are looking to achieve a large turnout of teams from around the country on Saturday May 17. 

“This is a fun festival which involves little tackling or serious risk to flagging bodies and anyone aged 35 and over, no matter how old or unfit, would enjoy it,” said Doug McGill, one of the event organisers.

“There will be a hog roast, bars and music and camping is available on site and local pubs also great for bed and breakfast. It brings the chance to enjoy our lovely town on the River Severn. 

“There are no winners or losers but it’s a chance to meet up, enjoy yourself and punish those muscles that haven’t worked in a while!”

If a club cannot raise a squad (teams can be mixed sex) they can link up with another local club and make a touring XV. Further information can be obtained from Doug McGill at: or 07714 247731.