England Tickets Sold Out
The Club’s allocation of tickets for this season’s RBS 6 Nations match between Scotland and England has been sold out. Anyone applying for tickets from now will be put on a waiting list on the unlikely chance that more tickets become available to the Club.
Good Run Out for Reds
The Reds kicked off their pre-season with a training match against Musselburgh Rugby Club at Mains Park on Saturday. This proved to be an excellent work out for the two large squads, especially as Musselburgh are currently three divisions above Linlithgow in BT National 1 league.
The Reds coaches were delighted with the trial squad match, with some excellent play from a young Reds squad. The Reds have two more weeks of pre-season before kicking off their league campaign at home against North Berwick on Saturday 26 August (KO 3pm).
This Week Coming…
Wee Reds Rugby Summer Camp
Monday 7th to Friday 11th August
Whole and Half Day Options
Early Drop-Off and Late Pick-Up Options
Once again this summer, the Club will be running a Wee Reds Rugby Summer Camp open to all boys and girls entering Primary 1 to Primary 7. Please note that no previous rugby experience is necessary. While we hope to be outdoors all week, we have the indoor pitch as a back-up.
Please click on the link below to download the Summer Camp application form.
Craig Scott Elected Club Captain
Following the open Rugby Review of Season meeting in May, the players held a further meeting to elect captain and vice-captains for the coming season. (Only the Directors and Honorary Vice Presidents are voted for at the AGM now – other positions are determined within the sections of the Club)
Craig Scott was elected Club Captain, with Stuart Bell and Jamie March as Vice-Captains. Congratulations to all three!
Tartan Touch Rugby
at Linlithgow Rugby Club
Open to anyone over 14 years old
Tuesday nights at 7pm
£3 / person
Just turn up and join in!
Tartan Touch is Scottish Rugby’s NEW Fun, Simple and Social version of non-contact rugby. With 8 simple rules, it’s a great game for all abilities and all ages.
You may have heard of “Walking Football”, but now there’s “Walking Rugby” and what’s more a tag version is being trialled at Linlithgow Rugby Club thanks to the Rugby Memories Group – see below.
The first session will be on Monday 21 August on the 3G indoor pitch at 10-30am.
Rugby Memories Club
After three successful monthly meetings, the Club will take a break over the summer resuming on Monday 25th September and meeting on the last Monday of each month at 10-30am in the Clubhouse.
Six of those pictured in the Reds team photo from the 70s were present last Monday – Bert Lawson, Colin Wells, Gerry Keating, Bob Dow, David Graham and Bill Campbell – can you spot them?
Big thanks to Bert Lawson for coordinating and for Michael White (Rugby Memories) in helping us get started, plus our various contributors. Bert has lined up a number of interesting guests for the autumn including former Scotland internationals Alan Lawson and Davie Rollo.Read more
Campo to Speak at Linlithgow
Friday 24 November
PLEASE SAVE THE DATE
Australian rugby legend David Campese will be our main speaker at the Sportsman’s Dinner at Linlithgow Rugby Club on Friday 24 November.
More information about the evening and about tickets will be announced at the Club AGM on Thursday 24 August (9pm).
If you haven’t already got your orders into Paul Birrell for the Autumn Tests you should do so as soon as possible and certainly by the end of August at the latest. The Clubs in Scotland are assured of the normal overall allocation, but there is a high demand for both the Australia and All Blacks’ matches, as the general public release is sold out for both matches. Paul Birrell will place an early order with Scottish Rugby as Club tickets are on a “first come, first served” basis.
For the HOME RBS 6 Nations‘ matches, the Club has been notified of its actual allocation and tickets for the England match are now SOLD OUT. You can still order tickets for the France match though, using the application form below:
Paul is still awaiting information on tickets for the AWAY RBS 6 Nations‘ matches.
Information on youth tickets for Scotland HOME matches will be made available at the Club’s Registration Weekend on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 August.
Annual General Meeting
The Club’s AGM will be held on Thursday 24 August at 9pm following training. Notice of the meeting and a copy of the agenda can be found by following this link, which also gives access to the Club’s Articles of Association and the Minutes of last year’s meeting.
Aussie Rules at Mains Park
Once again, Mains Park will host the semi-final and the Grand Final of the Scottish Aussie Rules Cup. Both matches will “ball up” at 2-30pm, with the semi-final on Saturday 12 August on Lower Mains Park, with the Grand Final on Saturday 19 August on the main pitch.
Bar Now Open for Business
The Club bar is back up and running ready for the start of the season thanks to some tremendous efforts by John Smith and various other volunteers. The work should be fully complete by 19 August and we’ll provide a fuller update then.
The Club is greatly indebted to a number of people and businesses who are assisting with this work and hence keeping the costs down.
Rugby Club Raises Money for Scottish Charities
Linlithgow Rugby Club, with help from others, has raised money for two local charities over the last few months. The auctioning of a signed Scotland strip donated by Derek Mair (above) helped raise £270 for Bosom Buds (Mags Fenwick pictured above receiving the cheque) with the balance going to supporting youth rugby. Similarly, the Rugby Club Golf Day at Kingsfield raised money for youth rugby and a further £500 for the Bill McLaren Foundation (Mark Wells presents the cheque to Alan Lawson below, with Stuart Johnston of Kingsfield looking on).
Reds Fixtures Out at Last!
The fixture list for BT East 1 league has finally been issued. The Reds kick off the new season with a HOME match on Saturday 26 August against North Berwick.
The delay in issuing the fixtures was caused by a split in the RHC Rugby Club, with the former Royal High Club “grouping”, including most of the RHC 1st team players, the Ladies team and the Royal High youth rugby, splitting out and establishing themselves as Barnton RFC.
Scottish Rugby’s Championship Committee in conjunction with the legal and governance group had to determine which team was entitled to play in which league. The eventual outcome is that Barnton will restart in BT East 2, with the Union Park (Corstorphine) based RHC Club being allowed to keep their BT National 3 status. However, the RHC Club has sought and been granted voluntary relegation to BT East 1 – the league in which the Reds play.
Both North Berwick (2nd last season) and Hawick Harlequins (3rd) were offered promotion to BT National 3 to fill the vacant slot. However they both declined which leaves BT East 1 at 11 teams for this season – hence two blank weekends to accommodate the odd number of teams.
Perthshire, who finished 3rd bottom in BT National 3 last season, have accepted the offer to stay up, maintaining BT National 3 at 12 teams.
Reds Rugby in August
Saturday 12 August
Reds HOME 2pm
Aussie Rules SF HOME 2-30pm
(Lower Mains park)
Saturday 19 August
Auusie Rules Grand Final
Reds AWAY at Perthshire
2s AWAY at Gala YM
Saturday 26 August
Reds HOME 3pm
v North Berwick
(BT East 1)
Please click on either image below to expand:
Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 August
Registration Weekend and RBS RugbyForce Weekend will be held on the weekend of Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 August – please put the dates in your diary as we will be planning a lot of activity over that weekend.
If you are interested in part-time bar work, please contact Mary Ann.
100 Club – Change in Banking Arrangements
There are still a few people who have not switched their standing orders over following the closure of the Airdrie Savings Bank at the end of April.
There are still places available for new members on the 100 Club.
Reds Matches 2016-17
The Reds fixtures and scores are shown below. Click on any link to access the match report.
A 03 Sep L Dunbar (L 20-34)
H 10 Sep L Penicuik (W 31-18)
H 17 Sep L M’field Wanderers (L 10-33)
H 24 Sep L Duns (D 9-9)
H 01 Oct L North Berwick (W 26-8)
H 08 Oct L Hawick Quins (L 20-51)
A 15 Oct L Berwick (L 33-36)
H 22 Oct L Ross High (D 24-24)
H 29 Oct L Forrester (L 15-17)
H 05 Nov L Dunbar (W 18-17)
– 12 Nov
A 19 Nov S Dalkeith (postponed)
– 26 Nov
A 03 Dec L Penicuik (W 17-11)
A 10 Dec L M’field Wanderers (L 5-41)
A 17 Dec S Dalkeith (W 54-19)
H 02 Jan F Livingston (W 26-21)
A 07 Jan S Dunbar (W 51-19)
A 14 Jan L Duns (postponed)
A 21 Jan L North Berwick (W 26-12)
A 28 Jan L Hawick Quins (L )
– 04 Feb
A 11 Feb F AS Minorange (W 19-15)
H 18 Feb S M’field Wands (Final)
H 24 Feb F Furnace RFC (W 12-5)
A 04 Mar L Ross High (postponed)
A 11 Mar L Duns (L 36-3)
– 18 Mar
A 25 Mar L Forrester (W 16-12)
A 01 Apr L Ross High (W 42-24)
H 08 Apr L Berwick (W 34-17)
Some early photographs