Play with your Gas heroes

Details for the BRFPA Golf Day 2018 are now finalised.

With the generous sponsorship again of Blue Blood Syndications we’ve been able to reduce the price significantly, and also offer evening tickets at little more than cost price.

Golfers confirmed so far include Bob Bloomer, Billy Clark, Dave Mehew, Martin Paul, Phil Purnell, Tom Stanton, Marcus Stewart, Paul Tovey, Anthony Williams and all the way from Norway (honestly!) Matthew Hayfield.   We also have BRFC Chairman Steve Hamer joining us.

Many more will be added in the next few weeks, and others will join us just for the evening, including, so far, Mike Davis & Trevor Challis.

Fill yer boots!

To book your place now, please email the BRFPA Secretary, Mo Bell at mo.bell@brfpa.org.uk

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The BRFPA Golf Day 2018 is proudly sponsored by Blue Blood Syndications

Rovers & Kick It Out to host Diversity Debate

Bristol Rovers will be partnering with Kick It Out, Fans for Diversity and the Football Supporters Federation for a one of its kind event, with former player Anwar Uddin.

The free event will be hosted by BRFC at The Memorial Stadium on Thursday 19th April, to discuss the current issues and challenges surrounding discrimination, equality and inclusion within football, with a panel consisting of club officials, staff and first team players including club captain Tom Lockyer, and Ellis Harrison.  Former Player Dave Gilroy will also be attending for the BRFPA.

The event is open to all football enthusiasts and local residents who wish to discuss how the sport can further develop inclusive practices which support equality for all and ensure that Rovers are at the forefront of developing community links and celebrating diversity amongst our fanbase.

Bristol Rovers Community Trust CEO Adam Tutton said, “We are delighted to be working with Fans for Diversity, Kick It Out and the Football Supporters Federation on what we hope will be a productive and informative evening, helping our club to move forward and support communities that are not regularly championed in football.”

The club is committed to ensuring everyone feels welcome at Bristol Rovers, and is dedicated to embedding itself even further within the local community.

Former Rovers player Anwar Uddin has been the FSF Diversity and Campaigns Manager for over three years, saying “It’s been a privilege for me to lead on the Fans for Diversity campaign over the last three years. It’s really important that with the help of everyone involved in the game, we promote the work of both Kick It Out and the Football Supporters’ Federations, and I believe the Fans for Diversity campaign can be a real benefit to all fans and bring communities closer to their clubs because football is for everybody.”

The evening will consist of a panel presentation where members of the audience can find out about the work from Kick It Out, Fans for Diversity and the Bristol Rovers Community Trust before a brief networking session where members of the audience can discuss their ideas with others. This will be followed by a question and answer session with panel members and we will also be holding a draw for you to win a signed Rovers shirt.

This unique and exciting event will take place in the Poplar Insulation suite and the doors open at 7pm.  Entry is free and will include a free buffet for all attendees.

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A Tribute to Mr. Terry Oldfield

The BRFPA were very saddened to hear of the death of one of our first members,  Terry Oldfield, who died on 28th March at the age of 78.

Terry, a proud Bristolian, played for Rovers between 1960 and 1966, and made 132 Football League appearances, scoring 11 goals.  Sadly, injury forced Terry’s early retirement in 1967, aged just 28, whilst with Wrexham.

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Terry Oldfield (centre) and Harold Jarman (right) in deep conversation with guests at the inaugural BRFPA dinner in April 2017

 

Less than a year ago we were honoured to have Terry as a guest at the inaugural BRFPA Dinner, sitting with his old friend and team mate Harold Jarman.  Terry was also a very handy cricketer and I quizzed the pair on their cricketing prowess, and how several players, including Harold, managed to compete at high levels in both sports.

Mr. Oldfield will be sorely missed by all at the BRFPA, and we would like to pass on our respects and condolences to his friends and family.

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Terry & Harold making their entrance to the BRFPA 2017 dinner
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The 2017 BRFPA dinner line-up – Terry is 6th from right.