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In memory of Scott McCrorie, one of their young players who tragically passed away at the age of 16 earlier this year, Aberavon Fighting Irish RLFC are staging a nine-a-side tournament at Open Age (Senior) and Under 17 level on SATURDAY AUGUST 28th 2004, which is the start of the Bank Holiday weekend. The action will kick off at 12noon.
Both tournaments will be held at Aberavon Green Stars RFC?s Little Warren Playing Fields in Port Talbot and will be staged on a knock out basis with plate competitions for first round losers. The club is based on Aberavon Beach just two miles from junction 40 of the M4 motorway and just eight miles from the vibrant nightlife of Swansea, voted the UK?s party capital.
Entry to the tournaments for bona fide Rugby League clubs is FREE and although no prize money is being offered for the winning teams the finalists of all competitions will receive commemorative trophies. Moreover, all participants will receive the traditional ?Fighting Irish? hospitality at the conclusion of their involvement in the tournament. For an entry form and full rules of the tournament, please email John O'Callaghan at [email protected]
For those clubs based outside of the South Wales region, the club have teamed up with former Warrington and Great Britain International Mike Nicholas (Tel: 07973756335 / email: [email protected]) to provide a full range of ?value for money? travel and accommodation packages.
Tournament Organiser, John O'Callaghan commented "Scott McCrorie was an outstanding rugby league talent who represented the Wales Rugby League U16 international side less than a month before his untimely death. As a club, we are determined that his memory will live on and we believe the forthcoming tournaments will be a fitting annual tribute to the quality of his life. We hope that your club are able to join us for what we trust will become as much a celebration of Scott?s achievements as a rugby player and all round athlete, as a permanent memorial of his sad passing.