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Saturday, 26 March 2011

Macc Vets and Marbella Rugby Club

Seven years ago when my friend Danny Sheratte first spoke of organising a rugby tour to Marbella with vets from Macclesfield I wondered why he was involved with Cheshire rugby playing medical personnel but it became clearer over time that these were no ordinary vets. They are the Macclesfield Vets, seen here in the photo, veterans of many years of rugby ranging from national level through to the less transparent layers of Macclesfield club rugby.

For evidence of the team's power and determination to win at all costs check out the video of this bruising tackle by Danny in a recent game. Marbella readers please note that he was also one of the original co-founders of our local rugby club.

This is the second Macc Vets tour to Marbella and this time they will be playing against the Marbella Rugby Club in a triangular tournament together with Handsworth on Saturday 2nd April 2011.

Here is their itinerary:

Friday 1st April 2011
The Macc Vets arrive at Malaga airport from Manchester and transfer on the airport shuttle bus to Marbella where they are staying at the centrally situated Hotel San Cristobal.

Hotel San Cristobal
Avda Ramon y Cajal, 3
29601 Marbella Tel: + 34 952 77 12 50

Friday lunch is at the Argentinean restaurant Clérico.

Restaurante Clericó Marbella
Av. Antonio Belón, 22
29601 Marbella Tel: 952 765 683

The team will dine on Friday evening at the elegant Da Bruno Sul Mare Restaurant on the sea front.

Da Bruno Sul Mare Restaurant
Edificio Skol,
Paseo Marítimo.
29600 Marbella, Tel: +34 952 90 33 18

Saturday 2nd April 2011
The Macc Vets transfer to the Marbella Rugby Club grounds just beyond Rio Real for the triangular tournament.

14.30 Macclesfield versus Handsworth
16.00 Marbella versus Macclesfield
17.00 Marbella versus Handsworth
19.00 Paella and Beer

Sunday 3rd April 2011
Lunch at Palms Restaurant on the beach in Marbella's Puerto Deportivo

17.00 transfer from Marbella to Malaga Airport on the shuttle bus.

Come along on Saturday and have a great rugby afternoon out with the Macc Vets and the Marbella Rugby Club!

PS: The picture above shows the three teams, Marbella Rugby Club, Handsworth and the Macclesfield Rugby Veterans at the end of the afternoon's play. Here are some more photos from the afternoon's play at the Marbella Rugby Club


dsheratte said...

Finally after 7 long years we’re heading to Marbella to play against Marbella Rugby Club. Our last trip to the Costa del Sol resulted in a match against Sevilla Vets team – great hospitality and an excellent tour – highly recommended! Mike’s great organisation has helped us once again put on a terrific tour – this time with a match in Marbella. Macclesfield Vets are looking forward to returning for a tough encounter and a wild social weekend. All support is welcome.

Mike Drury said...

It's good to know Marbella is still on the Macc Vets' international tour circuit. I can't believe it's seven years since you were last here. Good luck both on the pitch and off! Best wishes Mike