To confirm the arrangements for the trip to the Scotland vs France game on Saturday.
Please be at the club for 3:00 pm (there is a First XV game kicking off at 12:00 pm, so you could always make a full day of it). Kids should be wrapped up warm with plenty of layers, the outermost of which needs to be at least showerproof. The forecast is currently set fair but with it being so changeable over the past week or so, we can never take anything for granted. The SRU are encouraging supporters to be wearing "something blue" to show their national identity (although I expect the team to be playing in white, but you know what they mean). Face paints are good, as are silly hats and scarves etc.
According to the SRU list of Frequently Asked Questions we can take in flags (as long as they don't have "pointy bits"), small quantities of food for our own use (but no picnic hampers - Boo!), small (up to 500mls) SEALED, UNOPENED bottles of water or soft drinks and small backpacks (which will be searched). Sadly, flasks are not permitted so my half-time cup of tea is scuppered :o(
We will NOT be making any trips to food or drink stands before, during or after the game.
If you would like your child to get a match day programme, they will be £5 each. Please make sure that you give the money for that to me before we leave the club, preferably in an envelope with your child's name on it. I will arrange purchase and distribution when we get in to the ground.
I should already have your emergency contact details from permissions forms and will have those with me on the day. Please check that I have the correct number before we leave. My mobile phone number is 07724 146828 if you need to contact me at any time during the day.
We have managed to get parking close to the stadium so there will only be a short walk back to the car after the game. However, traffic in the area will be slow for obvious reasons. I anticipate that we will be arriving back at the club sometime between 7:30 pm and 8:00 pm. Please be there to collect your children promptly so that the coaches can all head somewhere quiet and dark to recover before we all start again on Sunday morning.
Here's to a safe and enjoyable trip, a good game and a home win!