Methven Rugby celebrates 125 years

A victorious Methven senior rugby side celebrate their Watters Cup success 20-13 over Celtic in 2012. Memories of the game will be shared on the club's 125th anniversary weekend. Photo: ashburtononline

Methven Rugby Club will celebrate 125 years this season and time is running out for people to register for an anniversary event.

Registration for that closes March 31.

The special event, on the weekend May 7-9, starts with registration and catchup at the Methven Rugby Clubrooms on Friday evening, then a club day on Saturday which includes the seniors playing in a 125th celebration game, followed by an evening function at the Mt Hutt Memorial Hall.

A 125th celebration polo shirt has been specially designed for the event (although orders for the polo shirt have closed) but a celebration booklet and decade photos will be available for purchase.

A barbecue lunch will be held at the clubrooms on the Sunday to wind up the celebrations.

Anyone affiliated with the club can register via Facebook at MRFC 125th Celebrations or by phoning event joint secretary Megan Henderson on 027 627 3082.

Registrations close March 31 and cost $50 per person.

Mrs Henderson, married to club captain Karl Henderson, said registration forms sought not only contact details and years involved with the club, but people could also include stories of their time with the club.