Match Reports from 03 / 04 October
England 6 Nations’ Match Tickets Oversubscribed!
There has been high demand for England match tickets (RBS 6 Nations) and the Club will need to limit the allocation of tickets to members. One or two of the bigger requests may have to be reduced to ensure that each applicant gets a fair allocation of tickets. More information shortly.
Applicants for tickets for the France match will probably get their requests met in full.
Saturday 26 September Match Reports
Sunday 27 September Match Reports
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Reds 2s Triumph over Lismore
Linlithgow 2s 48 – 5 Lismore 2s
With the Reds having the day off, the spotlight turned on to the 2s who were playing Lismore 2s at Mains Park. The 2s had won 1 and lost 1 before Saturday and the young team, with a couple of older heads, turned on the style to beat Lismore, scoring 8 tries in the process.
The Reds had the day off as Hawick Linden were unable to fulfil the league fixture. We can now confirm that the rescheduled BT East 1 league match will be held at Mains Park on Saturday 31 October with an early kick off to allow players to watch the Rugby World Cup Final at 4pm.
Meanwhile, the Reds are back in action this coming Saturday (26 September) with a HOME BT East 1 league match against Murrayfield Wanderers (KO 3pm).
Reds Win Close Encounter at Dunbar
Dunbar 22 – 25 Linlithgow
On Saturday 12 September, the Reds travelled through to Dunbar for their second BT East 1 league match, having beaten Forrester at home the week before.
A brace of tries from Stuart Bell in addition to a try from Stuart Cunningham saw the Reds off to a fine start, but injuries took their toll and the Reds had to show stout defence to hold out in the second half.
2s Find it Tough at Watsonians
S1s Off to a Flier with Three Good Wins!
Linlithgow Academy S1 43 – 4 Boroughmuir HS S1
After a 36-0 win against St Columba’s and a 24-0 win against Knox Academy the Linlithgow Academy s1s responded with a 43-4 victory over Boroughmuir (with Boroughmuir only scoring in the last minute!)
The 11 tries came from Ewan Curran x 5, Callum Miller, Oliver Mole, Gregor Buist, Callum Evans, Alexander Dunlop and Ross Wells, with 10 Conversions from Nathaniel Cameron.
Great effort and endeavour from our debutants Darren Mitchell, Leo Hirter and try scorer Gregor Buist. Some great text book tackling from Callum Evans at full back and robust forward play from the front 5 made this a satisfying days play.
Great Start to League Season for Reds with Two Wins
Saturday 05 September
Linlithgow 23 – 13 Forrester
The senior team defeated newly promoted Forrester by a score of 23 -13 in BT East 1 league, with tries from captain Chris Bredin (see right) and flanker Josh Hares. Jack Frame completed the scoring for the Reds with 3 penalties and 2 conversions. On this evidence, Forrester with their big pack should do well in East 1 this season.
The Reds are away to Dunbar this coming Saturday.
Haddington 2s 12 – 17 Linlithgow 2s
The Reds’ 2s came back from Haddington with a fine 17 – 12 away win, tries coming from Euan Murray (“he must have been some player in his younger days”) and Russell Murdoch. Chris Ronalson kicked a penalty and one conversion, with John Strachan kicking the other conversion before he had to retire with a hamstring tweak.
The 2s are away to Watsonian 3s on Saturday.
Youth Rugby Report
Linlithgow Academy sides at s1, s2, s3 and u16 level all played against Knox Academy (Haddington) in the first set of Edinburgh Conference fixtures and there were good wins for the three younger age groups, while the u16s stuck to task despite being beaten by a strong side. With Knox unable to field an u18 team, a friendly was arranged against a strong St Aloysius side in Glasgow. Played over three 20 minute periods, the young Reds may have been outscored in all three (1-0; 2-0 and 4-2 in tries), but had the satisfaction of scoring two tries in the closing period, never letting their heads go down.
This weekend, the Edinburgh Conference fixtures continue with all five teams in action against Boroughmuir HS (Edinburgh).
The Minis who trained last Sunday will travel through to Burnbrae in Glasgow this Sunday to play their first matches of the season against hosts West of Scotland and other visitors, GHA.
The Micros and the Girls’ squads will train at home on Sunday at 11am.
Membership Renewal / Player Registration Update
A lot has been happening at the Club over the last few months, so we have put together a newsletter to inform members old and new of a whole range of topics, including:
- on-the-field update – senior and youth rugby,
- new Youth Coach Development Scheme,
- girls’ rugby, volunteers and PCS,
- off-the field update,
- indoor training centre and the planned new Club Foyer,
- refreshing and restoring our Clubhouse, new containers,
- sustainable Club and governance review.
Thee’s also a short feature on the Club Development Plan.
You can view the newsletter by clicking the link below or on the photoshot of the newsletter on the right
New Containers Courtesy of Dunne Group
As part of his sponsorship of the Club this season, Gordon has provided new containers to replace the old and rotting ones at the back of the Clubhouse.
This Sunday, the plan is to use the RBS RugbyForce Day to level out and tidy up the area around the new containers. Willing helpers welcome from 1pm on Sunday 30 August.
Match Day Hospitality Opportunities at Linlithgow
Members Lunches – for new and established groups of members. Contact Gary Shepherd
Match Day Sponsors – for businesses offering corporate hospitality and advertising. Contact Helen Morrison
Special Day for Club – Royal Opening of New Centre
Wednesday 08 July 2015
Princess Anne, patron of Scottish Rugby, spent over an hour at the Club meeting members and guests and viewing the new facilities in action.
The Princess Royal met with members of the project team, funders and fundraisers and those involved in the construction of the new facility, before touring the new centre to see it in action. The “action” was provided by a group of Wee Reds on the 3G pitch, with school and recent former pupils on the pitch outside and current Reds’ players and coaches in the gym.
Before leaving, the Princess Royal unveiled a plaque to commemorate the day and congratulated the Club and its members for their tremendous achievement.
Ian Rankin, President of Scottish Rugby, added his congratulations when he addressed the members and guests in the Clubhouse after the Princess Royal had left.
A famous day in the proud history of Linlithgow Rugby Football Club!
One Last Heave Does It!
Read how the 2015 Catwalk, Belles and Bellinis, Bags2Rugby, Wee Reds cafe and the 100 Club helped in the sprint finish to our fundraising marathon!
Reds Kick Off New Season at Home to Forrester on 5th September
Four Big Announcements at Club AGM
15 May 2015
Outgoing President, Craig Young, made 4 important announcements at the Club AGM on Friday. The first was that Her Royal Highness Princess Anne will formally open the new Club and Community Indoor Training Centre on 8th July – see above. The other announcements related to the Club securing financial support for 3 rugby related initiatives, namely:
- for a part-time Business Development Officer,
- for a Youth Development Scheme, to train selected senior school players as coaches to provide additional coaching for younger players,
- for a School of Rugby at Linlithgow Academy.
Club Dinner – Annual Club Awards
The annual awards were made at the Club Dinner on Friday 24 April:
- Player of Season – Euan Richardson (above left)
- Best Young Player – Calum McKeown (above right)
- Most Improved Player – Garry Anderson (above centre)
- 2nd XV Player of Season – Chris Ronalson
- Club Person of Year – Gordon Jesty (on left)
Those present were entertained by Donald Macleod (Immediate Past President of Scottish Rugby) and Dick Campbell (Manager of Forfar Athletic Football Club).
Main Club Sponsor
Friday 09 October
Linlithgow 2s v StewMel 3s
Lower Mains Park
Saturday 10 October
Saturday 10 October
Sunday 11 October
Wee Reds Mini Tournament
sponsored by Springfords
Training @ 11am
100 Club Draw
August Quarterly Draw
£500 John Smith
£200 Derry Barton
£100 Jamie Chapman
Website Under Development
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