PENARTH Youth officials are hoping for a bumper Holiday crowd when they play host to English Club Bath RFC Colts at the Athletic Ground on Good Friday 19th April at 2.30pm.

It has been 33 years since the Barbarians played their last game at the Athletic Field over the Easter Bank Holiday.

Although it was sad and painful, it was inevitable as their Easter tour schedule had to be initially cut down and eventually abandoned for good when professionalism was introduced into the game.

On Good Friday, the 19th April, the annual fixture is again going to be fulfilled by the extremely talented and successful Penarth Youth side who this year take on a the Bath RFC Colts team in what will be a huge game at the Athletic Field.

The youth team has taken up the mantle of the Easter game with great vigour, and have achieved some outstanding victories over the past six years on the bank holiday, winning against both the Crawshays RFC Youth select team and the Cardiff and District Youth team.

This year has again been a great success for the Penarth team having been promoted into the Blues Premier league and finishing in the top six of the league at the end of the season.

The team is now competing in the Tier 1 of the Blues league cup and are playing at the highest levels of youth rugby within the South Wales region.

The Good Friday match has always captured the interest of the people of Penarth and the youth committee are hoping that this year will be no different preparing for a large crowd at the Athletic Field for the match.

Entry will be £3 on the gate for over 16s (gates open at 12pm) with a scheduled kick-off time of 2.30pm.