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.
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
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).
– Safety Work Delays Opening
The Club bar will be fully closed for a further week after defects were found in the framework of the old bar during planned refurbishment. For safety reasons these will have to be sorted before work can be completed.
Apologies to all members for this unforeseen inconvenience. The bar will be open again now on a restricted basis for members on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from Saturday 22nd July with the full opening of the newly refurbished bar at the end of July.
The Club is greatly indebted to a number of people, in particular Gordon Cairns of GHI Contracts, who are assisting with this work and hence keeping the costs down. More information and recognition of those helping out to follow…
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.
Annual General Meeting
Early Notice and Outline Agenda
The first Annual General Meeting of Linlithgow Rugby Club Ltd will be held on Thursday 24 August at 9pm following training.
The Articles of Association of Linlithgow Rugby Club Ltd define that “the business of each Annual General Meeting shall include:
- A report by the Directors on the activities of the Company;
- Consideration of the annual accounts of the Company;
- The election/re-election of Directors, including a chair / President, Director of Rugby, Director of Youth Rugby, Director of Operations, Director of Finance and such other Directors as deemed appropriate; and
- The election of Honorary Vice Presidents.”
Any member wishing to raise a resolution for consideration at the AGM should put that resolution in writing and submit it by email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Tuesday 1st August 2017. A formal notice of the AGM will be posted online and in the Clubhouse at least 14 clear days before the AGM – in this case on Wednesday 2nd August.
There is also the (new) provision for members who are unable to attend to appoint a proxy to vote on their behalf at the AGM.
Click here to view the company’s Articles_of_Association.
Road Access to Club
Please note that the section of road linking the High Street (at the mini roundabout by the West Port) to the railway bridge will be closed for a week from Monday 31 July. Road access to the Rugby Club will be open from the west via Mains Road. Please also note that ScotRail contractors have taken over half the Council car park at the Rugby Club for 10 weeks to carry out works to the boundary wall in the cemetery. Neither the Rugby Club nor the Dolphin Cafe were notified.
Once again the Club has been offered the opportunity to access international tickets for use by members and their families. On certain matches, the Club will earn commission on any sales at no additional cost to members. (Scottish Rugby has held back a certain number of tickets for all of Scotland’s home matches for Clubs selling to their members)
Paul Birrell has put together two application forms – one for the Autumn Tests (Samoa, New Zealand and Australia) and the other for the HOME 6 Nations’ matches (France and England). You can download these below:
In due course, Paul will produce an order form for the AWAY 6 Nations’ Matches (Wales, Ireland and Italy), so watch this space.
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.
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