Match-day info: Falcons XV v Southern Knights

Monday 23 December 2019

Make the most of your visit to Kingston Park Stadium on Saturday as a Newcastle Falcons XV hosts Southern Knights.

This match is for Doddie’s Club Trophy, and is a 3pm kick-off at Kingston Park on Saturday December 28, 2019.

The game is helping to generate money for Doddie Weir’s My Name’5 Doddie foundation, raising funds and awareness for research into Motor Neurone Disease.

TICKETS

Match tickets can be bought by clicking here. Season ticket members are reminded that this game is not covered by their 2019-20 package. Tickets will be available on the day, subject to a £3 surcharge on advanced prices.

TEAM NEWS

Newcastle Falcons' team has been named for the game. Click here to see the line-up.

MATCH-DAY RUNNING ORDER

0900: Ticket office and club shop opens.

0900: Tap & Tackle bar opens.

1200: Round robin matches start (3 x 30mins, Prudhoe & Stocksfield, Border Park and Ponteland).

1300: Hospitality open for guests' arrival.

1300: Junior Falcons Christmas party (1877 Bar, ticket required)

1330: Turnstiles and concourse bars/kiosks open.

1330-1430: Happy hour bar prices.

1400: Meet the players in Wooden Spoon Corner (West concourse).

1500: Falcons XV v Southern Knights kicks off.

1545: Half-time raffle drawn (proceeds to My Name’5 Doddie)

1645 (approx): Match ends, winning team trophy presentation on field.

1700: Mike Memphis singing on West concourse.

1715: Tynedale Colts v Melrose Colts on main field.

1715: Full-time food, free hot meal (East Stand 1877 Bar and West Stand concourse, south end).

1730: Gary Armstrong and George Graham Q&A (ticket required, West Stand first floor restaurant).

1745: Man of the match presentation (1877 Bar, East Stand).

TV & RADIO COVERAGE

Saturday’s game is not on TV or radio. There will be live match updates via the @falconsrugby twitter feed.

GARY ARMSTRONG & GEORGE GRAHAM TALK-IN

Falcons legends Gary Armstrong and George Graham are holding a Q&A at 5.30pm in the West Stand first floor restaurant. This event is now fully booked. The restaurant is open for entry after the full-time whistle.

JUNIOR FALCONS CHRISTMAS PARTY

Juniors Falcons members are invited to a Christmas party with the members of the first team squad from 1300-1400 in the East Stand's 1877 Bar.

Under-16s can join the Junior Falcons free of charge by clicking here.

Included in the party will be the opportunity to participate in a 'Junior Falcons v Players' competition involving a number of Christmas-themed games. Test your charades and Pictionary skills alongside other family Christmas games - all against your favourite Falcons players. Overall winners will be revealed at half-time on the big screen!

The party also includes a Christmas gift for all Junior Falcons members, while accompanying adults will receive either a ‘Hot Doddie’ drink or a coffee and mince pie! The price of this package starts from just £10 for children and £15 for adults, and includes a ticket for the Falcons v Melrose game at 3pm. To book, please click here.

Supporters who have already bought a match ticket for the Melrose game can add on the Christmas party for just £5 per person by calling 0871 226 6060 or emailing fans@newcastle-falcons.co.uk . There will also be very limited availability to book your place on the day.

'HOT DODDIES' AND HAGGIS BALLS

The Kingston Park Stadium bars will be serving hot Doddies, the club's special take on a classic hot Toddy. The drink is based on a hot mulled cider and liquer recipe, and is just the ticket to warm you up on a winter's day! For every hot Doddie sold a donation will be made to Doddie Weir's foundation, raising funds and awareness for research into Motor Neurone Disease. A donation will also be applied for sales of haggis balls, which are available from the two West Stand food kiosks. Haggis balls are available either on their own, or with chips and gravy.

FULL-TIME FEED

Our free hot meal is available to all supporters around 30 minutes after the final whistle. It will be served in two locations – the East Stand’s 1877 Bar and the south end of the West Stand concourse bar.

PARKING

The stadium car park is available for £10 on a first come, first served basis. Seasonal pass holders are reminded that their passes are not valid for this game. The postcode for Kingston Park stadium is NE13 8AF. A residents' parking permit scheme is in operation in the nearby streets. Please consider our neighbours and do not park without a permit.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Kingston Park Stadium is served by the Tyne and Wear Metro, with Kingston Park station and Bank Foot Station both a five-minute walk away. For details of Metro services please click here. The X47 bus also links Kingston Park with Newcastle city centre. For more information please click here.

STADIUM ENTRY

Supporters must enter the stadium via the stand which they hold a ticket for. Bag searches will be in operation, so please allow extra time.

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