Doddie Weir winning the 1997-8 Premiership with Newcastle Falcons

Falcons and Melrose play for 'Doddie's Club Trophy'

Monday 28 October 2019

Newcastle Falcons and Melrose will play for the ‘Doddie's Club Trophy’ on Saturday December 28, raising funds for My Name'5 Doddie.

The Kingston Park clash is a 3pm kick-off, with two of Doddie Weir's former clubs coming together to raise funds and awareness for Motor Neurone Disease.

The legendary Scotland lock has been diagnosed with the currently-incurable condition and has worked tirelessly alongside his foundation to improve the lives and future prospects of fellow sufferers.

Tickets for the game start from just £10 for adults and £5 for juniors, with the match intended to become an annual tradition.

Corporate hospitality starts from £55 +vat per person, while further funds will be raised through bucket collections, merchandise and a match-day lottery.

Newcastle Falcons director of rugby Dean Richards said: "Doddie is somebody who transcends our sport, and it's an honour for us to be involved in this fixture between two of the clubs which played such a huge part in his life.

"As well as raising valuable funds for My Name'5 Doddie it should be a great game and a proper rugby occasion for somebody we all hold very dear to our hearts."

Tickets can be bought by clicking here, calling 0871 226 6060 or visiting the Kingston Park ticket office in person. Season ticket members are advised this game is not included in their 2019-20 package.

Hospitality enquiries and booking requests should be directed to corporatesales@newcastle-falcons.co.uk .

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