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Re: Albion Gala??
Posted by: stonehousealbion
Date: 14/05/2017 06:48
Due to a long injury break and some liquid sunshine at Ivybridge, I couldn't hang around and find out about Friday night from the Albion lads who turned out in the clash of the counties yesterday. But a couple of points about the Gala:

1. It all looked suitably swanky in the Bidvest when I stuck my head in that afternoon - over 200 covers with ribbons, bows and balloons, etc.

2. Apparently, it was run on the same financial basis as "our" do; ie players (+ partners?) go free, punters pay for the lot. Do the maths (the Ladies were there in force), factor in the corporate angle and you end up with the advertised ticket prices (inc the dreaded extra 20%). Steep, but fair? Well done to the devoted supporters who broke the piggy bank and stumped up the dosh to attend.

3. No word on who won what yet. The silverware certainly got it's annual clean. Ali Hannaford stepped down as "Chair" (it was always only for 12 months according to what I heard) and was thanked for her efforts. I think she has done a good job as an intermediary between the support and the new management.

4. It sounds like the boys and girls had a good time. Matt, for one, had a couple of sherbs and still showed his customary levels of skill and aggression on the field yesterday.

Edit: Albion Ladies Twitter

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