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Written by Malcolm Stokoe   
Tuesday, 07 July 2015 16:51

All players (both present and future!) are to report for pre-season training at Broadway on Thursday 9th June - 7pm start. Under the tutelage of new coach, Liam Gumbrill, and the watchful eye of Manager, Chris Raffo, this is a chance to see the new facilities at our home, Back in Gosforth. Currently the clubhouse is being given a much needed facelift - usually by the older members!! We desperately need the younger end to help get the place ready for our first game IN 8 WEEKS TIME!!

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Written by Malcolm Stokoe   
Tuesday, 16 June 2015 17:31

More help needed

Good news on the BiG move, this week we started tidying up the clubhouse and grounds. Many thanks to those volunteers, who have been turning up each night. There is still alot to do and as such Pete Cowey would be very grateful if you could volunteer to help with the first phase, which is re-furbishing the exterior and ground floor, changing rooms etc., of the clubhouse.

Please call Pete on 07771 85 75 74 or contact him by email on  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Thank you and please don’t be shy as we need as many hands as possible. Also, if you have any spare white emulsion, please donate it!!

Forth to the Field and Back in Gosforth.



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Last Updated on Saturday, 04 July 2015 17:37
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Written by Malcolm Stokoe   
Saturday, 06 June 2015 16:20

Gosforth kick off the 2015-16 season with a trip to Durham City on September 5th followed by an equally tough trip to Gateshead on September 12th. Our first league game at our new home Broadway West is against newly promoted Acklam on the 19th September, followed by Darlington (away) on 26th September; Consett (home) on 3rd October; Horden (away) on 10th October; Middlesbrough (home) on 17th October; Hartlepool Rovers (away) on 24th October; Rugby World  Cup on 31st October; Medicals (home)on the 7th November; Ponteland (away)on the 14th November;  h Novos (home)on the 21st November; RFU Cup on 28th November; Ryton (away) on 5th December; Stockton (home) on 12th December, which concludes the first half of the season. We end the season with a home game against Ryton on April 9th.

Last Updated on Sunday, 07 June 2015 18:06
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Written by Malcolm Stokoe   
Tuesday, 21 April 2015 21:14

There has been quite a gap since my last update for which I apologise but I now have good, positive news.

We are now in receipt of the formal letter of intent from Newcastle City stating that they are working with (and working only with) Gosforth Sports Association towards a long term lease/asset transfer of the Broadway West Sports Ground and Pavilion. This is a VERY important step as it allows us to progress with grant applications to fund the work that needs to be done, albeit that we won't get any funds until the lease is actually in place.

We now await the head if terms of the lease from the City's legal department. We are all working towards a resolution no later than July 2015.

In the period since my last update we have not been idle. Gosforth Sports Association Ltd., the operating company for the facility and the holder of the lease has been formed. A professional fundraiser has been engaged and, following his initial ideas and submissions to us, is now working on actual grant applications. We also commissioned a specialist agronomy company to complete a survey and review of the current playing surfaces along with their recommendations of the work that will need to be carried out to meet our long term playing objectives. In addition, we have progressed our car park plans through to architectural drawings, ready for submission for planning approval.

We now move on to the next steps: formal planning approval for our initial requirements of the change of use of the flat into an extended club room, the new car park and the provision of training lights. Plus finalising the work needed to the playing areas and raising the daunting amounts of money we will need to deliver these objectives. In addition, we work to get the details of the lease agreed and signed off with the City. We are not there yet but the finishing line is getting nearer!

Thank you to all those who have helped get us to this stage and to the growing number of people offering their skills and labour going forward - we will be taking up your kind offers!

Lastly, our club dinner is on Friday May 1st. at the TA Centre on the Airport Industrial Estate. If you have not got your ticket/s yet then do so now as, due to security, only those who have bought their tickets before next week will be able to attend. Contact Pete Cowey for tickets.

Forth to the field,

Keith Gibson
Gosforth RFC

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