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Reds Kick Off League Season with Home Opener Against Forrester

2s AWAY; Full Set of School Matches in Morning; Minis HOME Training on Sunday

Newly promoted Forrester are the visitors this Saturday (5th September) as the Reds open their BT East 1 league campaign.  The match kicks off at 3pm.  Meantime the 2s open their league season with an AWAY match against Haddington 2s.

Knox Academy provide the opposition for 4 of the school teams, while the u18s now travel to Glasgow to play St Aloysius – details on the panel on the right of this page.

On Sunday, the planned Minis’ home matches against Dalkeith have been cancelled, as Dalkeith Minis are not yet fully up and running.  In its place will be a HOME training session.  Please be aware that access to the Club by car will be impacted by the Pedal for Scotland event on Sunday – a number of road closures are in place:

  • There will be access to Mains Park on Sunday. However access will be restricted as the A706 north of Mill Rd is closed and the Eastbound side of the High Street is closed also.”

Registration Weekend – Good Turnout!

big thanks to those who made the effort to come down and renew their memberships and/or register as a player.  Around half the Club members attended, so if you’re one of those who couldn’t make it along, it would be greatly appreciated if you could get along next weekend – see below.

Big thanks also to Angela Blundell and the team of volunteers who were on hand to process membership renewals.  Angela will be in the Club again next weekend at the following times:

  • Saturday 4pm to 6pm
  • Sunday 10am to 1pm

Information on membership and forms to download

Saturday at 7pm – France v Scotland on Big Screen 

BT SportCome down to the Club and watch Scotland take on France in Paris in their last World Cup warm-up match this coming Saturday night on the Big Screen. (KO 7pm)

Please note that the match can only be seen live on BT Sport.

Gin Tasting Evening at the Club with Ellie’s Cellar

Friday 11 September:  7pm to 8-30pm

GinThe perfect way to start the weekend. Come along to the clubhouse and try up to five Scottish Gins.  Ellie’s Cellar will be there to make this a relaxed and informative evening and their staff will be on hand to take any orders for those gins that particularly take your fancy!

Afterwards, you and your friends or partner are welcome to stay on for the Club Quiz night at 8-30pm.  It’s a great way to support the club and we look forward to seeing you.

£10 per ticket – 5 gins (Blackwoods, Rock Rose, Pickering, Arbekie, Botanist)

Contact Craig Young (fundraising@lrfc.club) directly to secure your place, as we are limited to 40.

Members’ Newsletter

NewsletterA 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
 Members_Newsletter

Red Stags U16s win opening match!

u16_StCThe U16 team have joined forces with our neighbours from Grangemouth Stags this season.  They played their opening game of the season at Mains Park on Saturday 29th August taking on St Columba’s School from Kilmalcolm.

The newly formed team already nicknamed the Red Stags came out the winners 17-12  in a closely contested match.

Match Report

Match Photos

Congratulations to Samantha Moore – winner of Craigie’s Hamper

Renewing Family Member Samantha Moore was the lucky winner in the draw for the hamper kindly donated by Craigie’s.  All those signing up over the weekend, plus those who bought extra raffle tickets were entered into the draw which was made last night (Sunday).

Bennie Ba’ – New Format Hailed a Great Success!

Bennie_Ba There was a real buzz about the Club on Saturday afternoon as the Bennie Ba’ was brought back after several years.  Over 35 coaches and players turned out  to take part in a special season-opening Tag Tournament at Mains Park.  The winning team – Cheetahs – captained by Robbie Thomson was presented with the trophy by Paul Fensom, Director of Youth Rugby, at half-time of the Scotland v Italy match on the big screen.  The day was voted a big success by all.

Player of the Tournament as nominated by the referee was Euan – the only u18 in the Tournament and overall top try scorer!

On Sunday, a number of players and other volunteers turned out for RBS RugbyForce Day.  The new containers were moved, earth was landscaped, stones removed and equipment loaded into the containers. A big thanks to Robert Arkley and Jonny Weatherup for their help on Saturday and to our volunteers on Sunday who followed up on their good work.

New Containers Courtesy of Dunne Group

Containers_2As 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.  dunne_89-1Willing helpers welcome from 1pm on Sunday 30 August.

Reds Welcome Both Carrick Senior and U18 Rugby Teams

Lin_Acad_CarrickLast Saturday, Carrick Rugby Club sent through both their senior and u18 teams to play Linlithgow in pre-season matches.  Scotland centre Mark Bennett travelled with his old Club as assistant coach, on a weekend off from Scotland duties.  We hope to see him back in action for Scotland at BT Murrayfield this coming weekend against Italy!

On the top pitch, the Reds were undone by a strong Carrick senior team, who are targeting to win BT West 1 league this season, having finished 2nd last year.  At the same side on the lower pitch, Linlithgow u18s came out on the winning side by 22-7 in a closely contested match.

Match Report for Reds

Match Report for U18s

Photos for U18s

Mini Rugby Summer Camp Hailed Great Success

Friday 07 August

This week’s rugby camp was attended by nearly 40 youngsters and was hailed a great success by Club Development Officer Dougie Thomson.  “The enthusiasm and energy of the youngsters was great to see – they certainly tired the coaches out!”

Coaching Courses at Linlithgow

The Club will be hosting both a UKCC Level 1 and a UKCC Level 2 Coaching Course this autumn.
Coaching Courses at Linlithgow

Match Day Hospitality Opportunities at Linlithgow 

Muzz_QFWe are now able to offer a range of dates during the coming season.  Please see the PDF document through the link below.

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

Match Day Sp LRFC

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World Cup Warm Up Matches, home and away,
and 6 Nations home Tickets
Click here for application forms

Special Day for Club – Royal Opening of New Centre

Wednesday 08 July 2015

Anne2Today the Club was honoured with a visit from Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, to officially open the new Club & Community Training Centre.

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.

ProgrammeIan 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!

Some early photos

View Graham Black’s full coverage of the day

One Last Heave Does It!

BellesBrilliant 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!

Read more

See more photos from Belles and Bellinis

Reds Kick Off New Season at Home to Forrester on 5th September

See Reds Fixtures

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

Young_GunsThis Season’s Reds’ team featured the above recent school leavers
– development of young people is so important to the Club!

Club Dinner – Annual Club Awards

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The annual awards were made at the Club Dinner on Friday 24 April:

  • Jesty_AwardPlayer 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).

View Photos of Dinner and Awards

 

 

Main Club Sponsor

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Rugby This Weekend

Saturday 05 September

MORNING

Linlithgow Academy 1st XV u18
AWAY at St Aloysius

Other matches v Knox Academy
(all 10am KOs)
S1 HOME (School pitch)
S2 HOME (Lower Mains Park)
S3 AWAY (Haddington)
u16 RedStags AWAY (Haddington)

AFTERNOON (3pm KO)

Reds v Forrester HOME
2s AWAY at Haddington 2s

Sunday 06 September

Wee Reds Minis and Micros
HOME training @ 11am 

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100 Club Draw

August Quarterly Draw

£500 John Smith

£200 Derry Barton

£100 Jamie Chapman

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Our Club website is being refreshed for the new season.  This involves not just the homepage, but also all other pages.

Any comments or ideas to webmaster@lrfc.club

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