(Copy of e-mail sent to clubs 19.02.18)
“The Big One”
As you know, Newcastle Falcons are hosting Northampton Saints at St James Park on Saturday 24th March 2018. We would want to support our professional club by ensuring that we can maximise the number of supporters available to attend on the day.
This has been discussed at both our local Competitions Committee and North Competitions. It has been agreed to relax the rules surrounding kick off times that weekend. With mutual consent clubs can agree to kick off at different times in order to let players and supporters attend the Premiership Fixture.
Full postponements are not acceptable but the Falcons, recognising how they might be able to facilitate this, have agreed the use of their pitch on Thursday, Friday, Saturday morning and the Sunday of that weekend. Clearly that is as long as the clubs concerned can attend St James Park on the late afternoon / evening of the Saturday.
We would wish to encourage your club to do everything possible to support this initiative.
Thank you for your consideration.
Chair, Northumberland Competitions Committee