UBRFC win inaugural 'Freedom of Mind' cup
For the first time in five years, UBRFC played against United Bristol Hospitals RFC, and came out on top, winning 14-0 with tries from Tomek Pozniak and Vinnie Baker, in what was a tight game.
Since becoming an independent rugby club, the Medics have been incredibly successful in their respective leagues whilst also increasing participation in rugby at university, and many current students have played for both the University and the Medics during their time at Bristol, including current UBHRFC club captain Clement Stratford (pictured below with former UBRFC club captain, Owain Ellis).
Clem, alongside the UBRFC committee, was integral in bringing about this charity fixture, which raised money for Freedom of Mind and Off the Record, both of which are mental health charities based in Bristol. UBRFC and UBHRFC have been promoting mental health awareness, particularly amongst young men, and Saturday's fixture is hopefully the first of many more matches over the coming years.
UBRFC's charitable endeavours continue with our 'Wednesday Night Lights' event on the 14th November. Coinciding with a double header against Swansea, the 1st XV's game under floodlights is ticketed, with proceeds going to Movember, Freedom of Mind and the #LiftTheStereotype movement, the latter of which was founded by current clubman Macca Hayward.
Tickets for current UoB students are available through the Bristol SU website, but there will also be tickets on the gate. Kick off is 7pm, and we hope to see as many of you there as possible, in what promises to be a fantastic game.
UBRFC 14 (14)
Tries: Pozniak, Baker
Conversions: Pell (2)
UBHRFC 0 (0)