Gloucestershire All Golds

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Gloucestershire All Golds
Gloucestershire All Golds logo.png
Club information
Full name University of Gloucestershire All Golds
Nickname(s) All Golds
Short name Gloucestershire
Website allgoldsrugby.com
Colours New South Wales colours.svg
Founded late 90s
Current details
Ground(s)
CEO(s) Robert Webber
Coach(s) Steve McCormack
Captain(s) Brendan Smith
Competition Kingstone Press Championship 1
2013 Championship 1 9th

The University of Gloucestershire All Golds are a rugby league team based at the University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham.

The University of Gloucestershire All Golds consist of six different teams, with the first team entering Kingstone Press Championship 1 for the 2013 season. Below the semi-professional side, there are two student teams that compete in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) leagues; the All Golds in the Super 8 national league and the All Blues in the Wales and West Division.

There are also three junior sides that take part in the Midlands Junior League.

History[edit]

The University of Gloucestershire rugby league club dates back to the late 1990s. In 2008, they were given a slot in the BUCS Super 8, the highest student rugby league division, which they have retained ever since. In 2012, the All Golds' senior team defeated Super League clubs London Broncos, Widnes Vikings and Salford City Reds in a Rugby League 9s competition. The student squad also reached the semi-finals of the Super 8. The All Golds launched a junior academy in April consisting of three sides competing in the Midlands Junior League.

In March 2013, the University of Gloucestershire All Golds entered the semi-professional ranks for the first time Featuring in the Kingstone Press Championship 1 league alongside fellow newcomers Hemel Stags and Oxford RLFC. Brad Hepi was appointed head coach of the Gloucestershire All-Golds for the 2013 season.[1] He coached the side in there first season of the Kingstone Press Championship 1 league where they reached bottom place. In the 2014 kingstonpress championship one season he saw the side into the first seven game before stepping down from the position, stating he had taken the side as far as he could. The clubs community manager Dan Garbutt took charge of All Golds for one game against Hemel Stags before Steve McCormack was appointed for the remainder of the 2014 season. [1]

2014 squad[edit]

* Announced on 30 January 2014:

2014 Squad Numbers

Number Player Country Position Former clubs
1 Phil Cowburn England Full Back University of Gloucestershire
2 Scott Claridge England Wing Chosen Hill RFC
3 Sam Te'o New Zealand Centre Rochdale Hornets
4 Adain Jenkins Australia Centre Central Tigers
5
6 Mark Barlow England Stand Off Bradford Salem
7 Danny Thomas Jamaica Scrum Half Dewsbury Celtic
8 Chris Vitalini Wales Prop South Wales Scorpions
9 Steve Parry Wales Hooker South Wales Scorpions
10 Izaak Duffy Wales Prop Cardiff Demons
11 Richard Jones England Second Row
12 James Tutuila Tonga Second Row South Wales Scorpions
13 Brendan Smith (C) Australia Loose Forward Sutherland Loftus United
14 Joe McClean England Prop, Second Row University of Gloucestershire
15 Harry Chapman-Walker England Prop University of Bath
16 Chris Vitalini Italy Prop South Wales Scorpions
17
18 James Walter England Prop University of Gloucestershire
19 Craig Cook England Hooker Toulouse Olympique
20 James Gahan Wales Winger South Wales Scorpions
21
22 Matt Bradley Italy Scrum Half London Skolars
23 Jason Muranka England Second Row Dewsbury Rams – On Loan
24 Connor Nolan England Second Row Dewsbury Rams
25 Danny Fallon England Hooker, Half Back University of Gloucestershire
26 Ben White England Half Back Leeds Rhinos – On Loan
27 Chris Vitalini Italy Loose Forward South Wales Scorpions

2015 transfers[edit]

Gains

Player Club Contract length Date
England Scott Claridge Chosen Hull RFC 1 Year May 2014
New Zealand Sam Te'o Rochdale Hornets 1 Year June 2014
England Casey Canterbury Hunslet Hawks Loan April 2014
Italy Matt Bradley London Skolars 1 Year June 2014
England Ben White Leeds Rhinos Duel Reg June 2014
Italy Chris Vitalini South Wales Scorpions 1 Year August 2014

Losses

Player Club Contract length Date
Scotland Tim Bergin Release N/A December 2013
England Reece Rance Release N/A March 2014
Wales Thomas Gwyn Morgan Release N/A April 2014
Wales Curtis Cunningham Release N/A April 2014
Wales James Green Retired - Assistant Coach N/A May 2014
Wales Patrick Evans Retired - Under 18's Coach N/A May 2014
England Bobbie Tyson-Wilson Hull FC Loan Return June 2014
England Marcus Elliot Dewsbury Rams Loan Return June 2014
England Jason Maranka Dewsbury Rams Loan Return June 2014
England Callum Stonier Release N/A August 2014
Scotland Michael Stewart Release N/A August 2014

Juniors[edit]

The academy runs teams at under-18, under-16 and under-14 level.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brad Hepi coaching Gloucestershire All Golds rlcm.com.au, 30 November 2012

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