Edwardians plan to break records next May, by being the first club side to play in five fixtures, in five different countries, over one weekend, as part of a fundraising challenge to improve club facilities, and help a local school charity.
The Challenge will take Edwardians first to Wigtownshire RFC based in Scotland on Friday May 22 for an evening kick off, before catching the morning ferry to Rainey Old Boys RFC in Northern Ireland on Saturday May 23 for a midday kick off.
They will have chance for a quick change before the squad travels down to Greystones RFC based on the outskirts of Dublin on the Saturday evening.
Sunday will see another ferry crossing over to North Wales to take on Llandudno RFC in the afternoon, before the final leg of the trip back to Streetsbrook Road for the big finale on the evening against a Greater Birmingham Invitational XV under the watchful eye of Edwardians coach John Corr.
Supporters are welcomed to the club on the Sunday evening, with the festivities starting from 7.00pm onwards, with a bar, BBQ, and much more.
The proceeds from the whole event will be split between two causes:
The first is Hunters Hill School, based in Bromsgrove, a school for children with behavioural and learning difficulties, who in return are helping us with transport for the challenge.
The second cause is to upgrade shower and changing facilities at Edwardian FC, which are desperately needed to accommodate the revitalised 2nd XV and massive recent growth in the Junior and Colts sections of the Club.
Edwardians would like to invite you to follow our progress and plans through social media:
Facebook: Search “Edwardians Charity Challenge”
Twitter: Search for “@edscharitytour”
Further information from: Phill Bower, Morgan Hope and Gareth Symes, through the Facebook page.