It’s been 50 years of full-contact fun at the Langley Rugby Club, which will mark the anniversary with a special weekend get-together for current and former players at their home on Crush Crescent in Langley Township this coming Saturday.
The Langley Rugby Club (LRC) was founded “around the time of the first manned moon landing and just before the Beatles disbanded,” as club member Craig Angeltvedt put it.
“Although only twelve men ever walked on the moon, over 1,000 men,women, boys and girls have proudly worn the Langley team colours for the past half century.”
The club motto: “Respect All, Fear None, Expect Victory,” has carried players through countless bruising encounters and foul-weather matches against rival teams.
For nearly 30 years, the club has owned its own home, the Langley Rugby Club field on Crush Crescent.
It runs multiple teams ranging from minis (five and up), to junior boys and girls, women, and two squads of senior men.
The club has won several league and provincial championships and many Langley Rugby players have gone on to play for regional, provincial and national teams.
The LRC will hold its first 50th.anniversary celebration Saturday, Sept. 22. at the Langley Rugby Club field on Crush Crescent.
The event will begin with a third division game at 11:15 a.m., followed by a second division game at 12:45 p.m. and a salmon barbecue at 2 p.m. ( 120 tickets are available).
There will be music and games and a meet-and-greet with “lots of time to connect with old friends,” Angeltvedt said.
“Anyone who has ever played for or supported the Langley Rugby Club, during the past 50 years is invited to join us,” he said.
For more information about the club, visit online at langleyrugby.com.