Rugby Summer Camps in August at Linlithgow
Once again, Linlithgow Rugby Club will be running rugby summer camps which are open both to members and non-members alike. There will be two camps:
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Look Ahead to August
We hope that all our members and friends have a great summer and enjoy some time off. However, we thought that you might like a quick lookahead to what’s coming up in August.
- Saturday 1st August
Reds HOME pre-season round-robin with Queensferry and Bo’ness
- Monday 3rd to Friday 7th Aug
Wee Reds Rugby Camp (P2 to P7)
- Saturday 8th August
Reds AWAY pre-season match at Madras (tbc)
- Sunday 9th August
RBS RugbyForce Day at Club – pre-season clean and tidy up
- Monday 10th to Friday 14th August
Summer Rugby Camp (Midis, i.e. S1 to S4)
- Friday 14th to Sunday 16th August
UKCC Level 1 Coaching Course at Club
- Saturday 15th August
Reds AWAY pre-season matches at Dunfermline
- Saturday 22nd August
Reds HOME pre-season matches (1st, 2nd and school 1st XV) v Carrick
Club Volunteers Day and 100 Club Quarterly Prize Draw
- Saturday 29th August and Sunday 30th August
Club Membership Renewal and Player Registration Weekend
- Saturday 29th August
HOME Touch Tournament with mixed teams, BBQ, fun, etc
Scotland v Italy (KO 3-15pm) – World Cup warm-up match
- Saturday 5th September
Reds HOME BT East 1 League match v Forrester
One Last Heave Does It!
Brilliant sprint finish delivers £29,275 of the ambitious £30,000 target over the last season.
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!
See more photos from Belles and Bellinis
Reds Kick Off New Season at Home to Forrester on 5th September
Congratulations to Lewis Wynne!
Former Young Red Starts for Scotland u20 vs All Blacks
Former young Red and one time Reds u16 captain Lewis Wynne has made the starting line-up for the Scotland u20s in their opening match in the World Rugby u20 Championship campaign against the four-time champions New Zealand tonight in Parma, Italy. The Scotland side is captained by fellow back-rower Jamie Ritchie, who was one of the guests at this year’s Youth Dinner. Jamie is a former Madras College and Howe of Fife player. Best of luck to them and to the Scotland team in the coming tournament!
Wee Reds’ P6s Finish Season on a High!
On Sunday 24 May, the P6s rounded off their Mini Rugby season with games against Kinross and Livingston. Two hard fought draws and two great wins saw the P6s close out the second half of the season with a record of Played 35, Won 30, Drawn 4 and Lost 1. Tremendous performance!
Read more from coach Carl
Wee Reds Micros Play at Murrayfield
In the shadow of BT Murrayfield Stadium, the Wee Reds P1/P2 squad and the P3 squad closed out their season in a festival of rugby.
Read coach Gordon’s Full Report
Princess Anne to Open New Indoor Training Centre
At the Club AGM on Friday 15 May, outgoing President, Craig Young, was “delighted to announce that Her Royal Highness Princess Anne, as Patron of Scottish Rugby, has agreed to come to Linlithgow to formally open the new Club and Community Indoor Training Centre on the 8th July.”
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.
Craig’s Announcement in Full
Notes from AGM
Latest Update on Events and Fundraising
Big Thanks to Everyone
Click here to read more about the Golf Day, Belles and Bellinis, Bring Home the Bacon, Pound Round the Pitch, Bags2Rugby and the Comedy Night.
Our One Last Heave has brought in nearly £22,000 in fundraising this season to add to achievements of previous two years. Brilliant effort by all concerned, but special thanks to outgoing 2020 Fundraising Group members, who have coordinated activities and events that have brought in over £75,000 in three years!!
Wee Reds Win Big at Dalkeith Tournament
Sunday 17 May
All 3 age groups that travelled to Dalkeith on Sunday came away with Tournament wins – well done to all.
Well done to all the players today, some really good games with great running, super support and some dominant rucking from all involved. Everyone was really keen to get stuck in and almost more requests to calm it down a little instead of the occasional “encouragement” we have had, the last game having subs in about every 30 seconds near the end as the Lions walked in a 14-3 win over Lasswade.
Both teams, Sharks and Lions (Dalkeith had chosen the names before we got there) had great games today, with the Lions just pipping the Sharks to the tournament win by beating them in our game against ourselves.
Well done to all the kids, some firsts in counter rucking, long runs and some new try scorers, all awesome.
The P5 squad played 5 matches, beating Gifford (7 – 3), Lasswade (8 – 1), Penicuik (10 – 3) and Dalkeith (11 – 2). In our last match we played Murrayfield. It turned out to be quite a physical battle which we won 9 – 8, to lift the trophy. The squad played some great rugby. Hard tackling and hard rucking, combined with great attack play.
The P6s were successful on Sunday at Dalkeith tournament, our final event of the season, winning as follows:
- 8-3 versus Laswade
- 9-1 versus Dalkeith
- 11-0 versus Penicuik
An excellent performance all round particularly given we only had 8 players on the day and no replacements.
Tries were shared all around the squad – a great team effort by all.
P7s at Forrester Tournament – 2 Wins Out of 2 Matches!
Sunday 10th May 2015
Another two victories for the Wee Reds’ P7 squad. A tough physical opening encounter against a big Lasswade side where the boys had to be on their guard against complacency after last week’s fine display.
The game was played at a fast pace with Lasswade using their big lads to good effect against the LRFC forwards. Once the LRFC boys started to move the ball through hands as they can, moving the Lasswade team around the park a fine 7-2 victory was sealed.
A second victory in 2 weeks came against Livingston in the second game of the day to round of a good day’s work for the Wee Reds’ P7 squad.
The tries were spread through out the team which is pleasing for the coaches with all boys getting some game time. The Wee Reds appeared a little flat at today’s tournament but still had enough in the tank to come away with two resounding results.
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This Season’s Reds’ team featured the above recent school leavers
– development of young people is so important to the Club!
Rugby Club Golf Day – a big success!
A Big Thanks to Robert Arkley and the Team at Kingsfield Golf Centre
Another great day, with some cracking golf, good fun and around £1,800 raised towards the new indoor training centre. Well done to Nick Chadwick and all involved in organising and thanks to the participating teams and a big thanks to Robert Arkley and the team at Kingsfield Golf Centre – a quality venue!
- Winning team – Stewart Lindsay’s
- Straightest Drive –
- Winning Long Putt – Ken Smith (2nd David Dickson, 3rd Billy Edment)
- Hit the Gong – no winners!
- Smartest Dressed Team – Billy Edment’s
Club Dinner – Annual Club Awards – Leith 7s
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).
Maybe not the best idea to hold a Club dinner the night before a 7s tournament, which makes it all the more incredible that the Reds not only managed to turn out (only one person failed to make it!), but won 2 matches and drew 1 on their way to a Bowl Final victory at the Leith RFC 7s on Saturday 25 April. The Reds squad was: Dougie Thomson, Stuart Bell, Garry Anderson, Euan Richardson, Ally Wood, Jack Frame, Stuart Cunningham, Russell Murdoch, Euan Murray and Euan Mochrie.
Photos courtesy of Graham Black
Belles & Bellinis – Saturday 30 May
Tickets are on sale behind the bar for Belles and Bellinis, an afternoon for the ladies with a glass of fizz and delicious cakes including a full size LRFC rugby ball cake kindly made and donated by Truly Scrumptious. The Tranquil Rooms will also be offering “mini-tasters” on the day. This should be a fun afternoon with tickets costing only £10.00.
Reds in Recent 7-a-side Action
P6s Win at Dunfermline – Still Unbeaten in 2015!!
Last Sunday (26-4) saw the P6 Wee Reds squad invited to the Dunfermline tournament for our next set of fixtures. There were four teams in attendance so the squad had to be on their toes if their unbeaten run was to continue.
First up were the hosts, Dunfermline who were determined to beat us after a recent defeat to us at the Portobello tournament. We started well and dominated the game and ended up being worthy winners by 8-0.
The second game was against a good team from Kinross who were very competitive given their limited numbers. Unfortunately we were not so focused in this match and maybe a little complacent and were pushed in a tight game that we eventually won 3-2. The winning try coming from Rosie Dunlop with a great drive over the try line in the final moments.
Having been given a bit of a shock and having had to work hard for our previous victory, next up was a very good team – Madras. Having only just beaten them in our previous fixture, this game was once again a fiercely but fairly contested match. The squad stepped up to the mark and to their opposition and put in a great performance to come away 4-2 winners much to their coaches delight. A great team commitment and effort by all involved.
With three of the four days fixtures won, last up was Penicuik and again the squad raised their game to continue their current unbeaten run. Finishing worthy winners with a 9-1 victory the squad celebrated their success in style!!!
As tournament winners and extending their unbeaten run now numbering in the 20’s, the squad were presented with their individual medals and trophy identifying their achievements of the day!!!
A great team performance and day had by both parents and especially coaches.
Long may their successful run continue……
Micros at Dunfermline
Congratulations to our P3s at Dunfermline last weekend. Our two teams were joint winners of the tournament. Well done everyone.
6 Nations’ Tickets – Seeking Your Feedback
To everyone who bought international tickets through the Club, Paul Birrell, our International Ticket Coordinator, would like your feedback. He’s also interested to know if you bought your tickets direct from the SRU, using the online service.
Contact Paul by email at firstname.lastname@example.org