NUU / UUC RFC Exiles 2018

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NUU / UUC Rugby Club 50th Anniversary Celebration

This season, 2017-18, marks the 50th season of the club. We plan to mark this achievement in several ways.

The period 5 – 12 May will see a week of events which includes a special Exiles Weekend and the hosting of the Ulster Juniors v. Leinster Juniors Interprovincial game.

Friday 4 May

Exiles / students golf competition, Portstewart, Riverside course, tee-off time provisionally 2.30 – 3.30 pm. Contact Alan directly (

Saturday 5 May

Exiles rugby games starting at 1.00 – 1st XV v. President’s XV, 2nd XV v. Exiles 2nds, UUC Women v. Exiles plus a TAG game for those averse to contact! As of old, a beer tent will be in place during the afternoon and afterwards.

In the evening a Gala Anniversary Dinner is to be held in the University, meeting in the student bar at 7.15 for 8.00 pm.

This event welcomes all current and former players plus girlfriends, partners and wives who wish to attend (including those with Ladies Hockey connections). The cost is £35 per head. Someone has been approached to act as a catalyst to ‘round up’ as many of your era as possible. Please spread the word to others. We want to make this a night to remember!

Initially, we hope that you will be contacted by your peer rep. who will sort tables and provide us with names, numbers and emails. The club will then be in touch before 1 April for confirmation and payment. However please contact Brett ( or Alan ( if no one has been in touch.

Wednesday 9 May

A mixed TAG participation event open to all students (and others).

Saturday 12 May

Ulster Juniors v. Leinster Juniors, 2.30 pm, The Sam Logan field.

11 -18 June 7th International Tour to the Netherlands

In anticipation that you may wish to stay in the Triangle for at least one night the following web addresses may be of value:


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Adelphi, Portrush

Premier Inn, Coleraine

Should you be interested in sponsoring any aspect of the 50th celebration please get in touch with Alan or Brett.

We want to see as many of you at Exiles weekend as possible!

Best wishes,

David Gilkinson, Club Captain