In recognition of the forthcoming 50th anniversary of the creation of Bangor Rugby Football and Cricket Club’s home at Upritchard Park, a reunion was organised for many of the past presidents and captains from those past 50 years. The current club president, Roger Corbett, welcomed the collection of old, and not so old faces, and was particularly pleased to see Joe Upritchard and Arthur Robinson, who were two of the original driving forces who got Upritchard Park on the map.
With 50 years of success at Upritchard Park, including many league and cup victories, and various player honours at both provincial and international level, the Club now finds itself in a good position as players at all age levels look forward to building on these past achievements and strive towards adding to this long list of success.
The Club is organising a variety of commemorative events throughout the year to mark this 50th anniversary. These start with a cricket match between the rugby and cricket sections on Friday 12th July and, if previous meetings are anything to go by, this should prove to be a not only a competitive but also fun event. Following that on Saturday 24th August, there will be a North Down Rugby Tournament where many of the age levels will take part, followed by a late bar and 60s disco. These are open events and both club members and non-members alike would be made very welcome to come along and join in the celebrations