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Novos Ninjas - Friendly Festival Information

7 months ago By Paul Norris

This Sunday is the Friendly Festival - being held at Whitley Bay Rockliff - here is everything you need to know!

The U11 festival is being held at WHITLEY BAY CRICKET CLUB on HILLHEADS ROAD, WHITLEY BAY, NE25 8HP. The cricket ground is directly next to Whitley Bay Ice Rink. There will be some matches played at Rockcliff however the majority of teams will play their matches on the cricket pitch.

Please arrive by 9:30am. Someone will be there to meet you from 9:00am. There are about 200 children attending, so leave plenty of time!

The first games will commence at 10.00am and play is due to finish by 12.45pm. Each team will play 3 x 20 minute games so all players will compete for a total of 60 minutes during the festival.

Entry is £2 per player.

DO NOT PARK AT THE RUGBY CLUB! Car parking for the U11 festival will be at either Morrison’s supermarket on Hillheads Road NE25 8HN, or the public car park adjacent to Whitley Bay Football Club, on Hillheads Road, NE258HR. Both car parks are situated either side of the ice rink and are less than a 5 minute walk away from the cricket pitch. Parking is free on both sites. Please try and use these car parks and avoid congesting Hillheads Road which is a busy thoroughfare at the best of times.

Players will be given a hot dog and there will be food and drink on sale at the cricket pavilion. As with all festivals we recommend bringing your own food and drink and regard anything on the day as a bonus!

I know we have no problems with pitchside behaviour, but a useful reminder from the organisers to:

  • Adhere to pitch protocol – please keep off the pitches and give the children space to play safely
  • Respect the coach/referees - they're volunteers and are learning too!
  • Remember the RFU core values of TEAMWORK – RESPECT – ENJOYMENT – DISCIPLINE – SPORTSMANSHIP.

Barring any changes required for illness and injuries, teams, opponents and fixtures on the day are as follows:

Novos 1 (Nick/Paul R):
Jonny
Marcus
George W
Alfred
James
Lewis
Henry
Sam
Adam

Fixtures (All played on Pitch 4 at the Cricket Club):
10:00 v Percy Park 2
11:20 v Gosforth
11:50 v Ponteland 1

Novos 2 (Clive/Paul N):
Finn
Sonny
Charlotte
Niamh
Faye
Harrison
Rohan
Alexander
Harvey

Fixtures (All played on Pitch 2 at the Rugby Club):
10:00 v Rockliff 1
11:20 v Northern 2
12:15 v Ponteland 2

Novos 3 (Ken/Amit):
Jamie
Zack
Robbie
Jack
Isabel
Sabine
George P
Ronan
Will

Fixtures (All played on Pitch 5 at the Cricket Club):
10:25 v Tynedale 2
11:20 v Alnwick
12:15 v Northern 3

Don't forget gumshields and water bottles and wear FULL match kits:

  • Novos Ninjas Shirts
  • BLACK shorts
  • BLACK socks

See you Sunday!

Updated 10:44 - 7 Oct 2017 by Paul Norris

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Novos Ninjas - The Future! We've got some grand plans for the Ninjas starting in September, and we need your help!

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