The final match in the Midland League is on Saturday 4th August 2012 at the Harvey Hadden Stadium, Nottingham NG8 4PB. As ever Chris Elson is team managing and he should be grateful if you would let him know whether or not you are available. The coach times are Bristol Temple Meads at the bus stop outside the Reckless Engineer at 7.05 a.m., Fishponds Straits at 7.20 a.m., Bristol Parkway, 7.35, Stroud M5 junction (if needed) at 8.05 a.m. and finally Strensham Services (if needed) at 8.30 a.m.
If you are going to go up by car, perhaps you would let Chris know, so that if someone needs to leave Bristol later than the coach we may be able to accommodate them. If anyone would benefit from staying in Bristol the night before the match then please let Chris know. As some of you may know, there are several spare rooms at his house.
The current positions and points scores are 1 Birchfield 18, 2 Cheltenham & County 11, 3 Bristol & West AC 10, 4, 5 & 6 Gloucester & Severn, Wolverhampton & Bilston, Nottingham 8. What this means is that if we get close to our full team out we should come second overall. If we muck it up, we risk relegation! So if you can compete please do! Also we need as many of out ladies to compete as possible if we are to qualify for the UK Women’s League qualifying match. This is a ‘paper’ match and the outcome is based on times recorded in league matches so we could have the best team in the world but unless club athletes have posted fast limes, great heights or long jumps and throws in league matches we still might not make the promotion match – so ladies in particular lets see the club’s true strength out in the final Midlands League Match.