Rugby

Gosford All Blacks RFC

Gosford All Blacks RFC's club badge Country: England
League: Bucks, Berks & Oxon Premier
Web Site: http://www.gosfordrugby.com/DesktopDefault.aspx
Founded: 1956 Nickname: All Blacks
Home Colours: Black shirts, black shorts & black socks Away Colours:
Notes:

(30.24 miles to Adams Park Stadium)



The Gosford All Blacks were founded on May 15, 1956, taking their name from the touring New Zealand All Blacks of that season. When first founded, the club used the Gosford Hill School pitch and facilities. The Kings Arms, The Moors, became the headquarters.



In May 1959, the club moved to Langford Lane and in December 1962 became the youngest club to acquire its own clubhouse. The neighbouring airport donated one of its hangers, which the members transformed into what was arguably one of the finest clubhouses in the area  fitted with showers, a kitchen, changing rooms and, more crucially, a bar.



In 1996, out of lease and unable to match the vast increase in rent, the club was forced to search for a new ground. John OShea, Life member and president of the club for many years, lobbied the Council to provide adequate sports facilities for the area. In 1999, the £1.8m Stratfield Brake Sports ground was built with a £1.2m lottery grant from Sport England and cash from Cherwell District Council.



The facilities are extensive and include eight team-changing rooms, officials changing rooms, first aid and office rooms. Upstairs has a fully equipped kitchen and bar, with twin function areas and a dance floor. The showpiece floor to ceiling window, overlooking both the first and second team pitches, is ideal for the clubs armchair supporters.

Address: Stratfield Brake Sports Ground, Frieze Way Tel: 01865 373994
Town: Kidlington Fax:
Postcode: Oxon, OX5 1UP Tickets: 01865 373994
Email: rickbenito@gosfordrugby.com Merchandise: Mark Gardner on 07791 847838
Travel Information:
Instructions: Click on the buttons on the bar above for links to other web sites which have route planners and helpful information on getting to . Click on the globe for a Google Map Satellite image of the stadium. You will also be able to use Google's route planner to map your journey.

By Road:

From the South


Leave M4 from Junction 13 travel along the A34 North (towards Oxford). Leave A34 at Pear Tree Junction, keeping in the left hand lane down the slip road. At the next roundabout turn right (towards Kidlington) and the ground is on your left hand side.



From the North


Leave the M40 junction 9 travel along the A34 South (towards Oxford). Leave A34 at Pear Tree Junction, keeping in the right hand lane down the slip road. At the roundabout turn right (towards Evesham,Woodstock), stay in the right hand lane and at next roundabout turn right to Kidlington. The ground is on your left hand side.

Parking:

There is ample parking at Stratfield Brake Sports Ground

By Rail:

By Bus:

Nearest Bus station is Gloucester Green in the centre of Oxford. There is a 24hr bus service from the centre of Oxford to Kidlington, the Stagecoach 7A bus.

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