Reds Too Strong for Visitors
Linlithgow Select 48
Scottish Prison Service 0
A strong Reds Select proved too powerful for the Scottish Prison Service team in this annual match at the close of the season. Catch up on the action from the match courtesy of Graham Black using this link to match photos.
Reds Frame Fine Victory to Close Out Season
Linlithgow 28 – 26 North Berwick
A last minute penalty from Jack Frame, his 7th in the match, gave Linlithgow a deserved win over a fine North Berwick side. The Reds had held the lead for most of the match, but with three minutes to go, North Berwick had taken a one point lead before Frame stepped up to seal the home win.
Reds 7 Lose Out in QF
A last minute try by eventual finalists, Lasswade, denied the Reds a semi-final spot at the Edinburgh Northern 7s on Saturday.
Hat Trick for Timlin as Reds Run in 6 Tries in Last Away Match
Hawick Linden 10 – 43 Linlithgow
Young James Timlin scored his debut hat-trick for the Reds at Volunteer Park in Hawick in this Reds’ win. Other tries came from Jack Frame, Billy Edment and Stuart Bell. Jack Frame also added a penalty and five conversions.
Official Opening for New Foyer
The new foyer was officially opened on Tuesday 05 April by Stephen Rees, Chief Executive of Land Trust – the main grant funders.
Reds Just Can’t Convert Chances
But Much Improved Performance
M’field Wanderers 18 – 6 Linlithgow
A last minute try against the run of play by the home side distorted the score in a match between two evenly matched sides.
Reds 2s Win to Close Season
Liberton 2s 12 – 38 Linlithgow 2s
A young Reds 2s side travelled to play a more mature Liberton side for their last game of the season and came away with another fine win.
General Meeting Approves Governance Changes
The general meeting was held on Thursday night in the club, facilitated by Jon Blundell (Club Legal Advisor) and Ken Richardson (Club Executive). Following a presentation with a discussion and questions, all the motions were passed unanimously. The setting up of the new Company Limited by Guarantee will now be progressed as determined by the Executive Committee and following completion of any ancillary legal requirements of the proposed transfer, including the obtaining of any required third party consents and any necessary transfer of existing contractual or legal arrangements to which Linlithgow RFC are currently party to.
A number of suggested minor amendments to the Articles of Association raised at the meeting were noted and appropriate modifications will be made before submission as part of registration of the Company.
Sunday 01 May
Wee Reds MINIS & MICROS
Reds Squad Photos
The following annual awards were made at the Club Dinner on Saturday:
- Craig Scott – Player of the Year,
- Jack Frame – Most Improved Player of the Year,
- Euan Mochrie – Young Player of the Year, and
- Gus McNab – 2nd XV Player of the Year.
In addition, the following players earned their 20 game ties – Calum McKeown, Craig Scott and Jack Frame.
Wee Reds Micros Tournament
a Great Success!
Flinty McStag (Edinburgh Rugby’s mascot) was on hand to cheer on the Wee Reds’ Micros at their own Tournament on Sunday, sponsored by CBS Consulting. Visiting teams from Musselburgh, Lasswade and Livingston had a great day out at Mains Park along with the Wee Reds. All participants left with a medal and a smile on their faces. The weather was dry and sunny and there were guest appearances from Flinty McStag, the Edinburgh Rugby mascot, and the Guinness Pro 12 Trophy, on a promotional tour to publicise the final at BT Murrayfield on Saturday 28 May.
Andy from Taken Photography was on hand to capture the action and the medallists, as well as taking individual photos. You can view his photos here.
Chipping Norton u14s Visit
Here’s a couple of photos from Sunday’s match (03 April) when Chipping Norton u14s visited Mains Park to play against their Young Reds’ counterparts.
Thanks and Good Luck to Helen
Helen Morrison has completed her time with the Club as Business Development Officer and moves on with our thanks and best wishes to a new full-time role at the Helix in Falkirk. Helen has had a great impact in professionalising the Club’s approach to business sponsorship, helping to secure over 20 partnership agreements bringing both cash and support in kind to the Club.
As a Club volunteer Helen will continue as Sponsorship Coordinator being first point of contact in such matters. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Prediction Card Competition –
30 People Finish with only 1 Mistake
No one was able to predict all the RBS 6 Nations’ results successfully. However 30 people predicted correctly in all but one result, so we have a 32 way tie for the winning prize! With there being so many winners, it is prudent to check to make sure that no one has been inadvertently left out – click here to review the list of winners.
Youth Dinner and Awards
The Youth Dinner was held on Wednesday 23 April with well over 100 Young Reds attending.
Reds Team Photos now back on Display
Team photos spanning the history of the Club are now back on display in the Clubhouse. Grouped by decade, the panels represent the timeline of the Reds. Electronic copies will be added to the Club website shortly, as we seek to build up the Club’s archive.
CHOIR CONCERT ON MAY 14TH – LET’S SUPPORT THE GUYS
This year is the Rugby Club Male Voice Choir’s 25th Anniversary and they are holding a Concert on Saturday 14thMay at St. Michael’s Parish Church to mark the occasion. The Concert is unique in that the only Rugby Club Choir in Scotland will be joined by the only Rugby Club Choir in France – Le C(h)oeur des Rugueux from Stade Langonnais, a club based in Langon near Bordeaux. The Linlithgow Reed Band is also performing – so it will be a great night of music for all to enjoy – with a true International flavour!
When our Choir visited Langon in 2014, the Rugby Club there gave them a fantastic welcome and led the impetus for the whole local community to support a “Two Choirs Concert” . This generated a brilliant night – and an audience of over 500+.
Our boys have always been great ambassador for the Club and have strongly supported our fund raising efforts – as well as generating substantial Bar income!
PLEASE GO TO THE CONCERT – BE OUR AMBASSADORS AND GIVE THE GUYS THE SUPPORT THEY DESERVE. WE NEED TO HELP ENSURE A FULL HOUSE AT ST. MICHAEL’S ON MAY 14TH.
Tickets (£8) are available from any Choir member or the following sources:
- Far from the Madding Crowd
- Burgh Halls Reception or phone their Box Office on 01506 282720
- Email: email@example.com
International Honours for Reds’ Dunbar and Mochrie
Congratulations for Ross Dunbar who played for Scotland u18 in two of their three youth internationals in the inaugural u18 Four Nations’ Tournament in Wales.
Congratulations also to Euan Mochrie who played for the Scottish Schools / Club Conference u18 Select against the visiting Japan u19 side.
Volunteer of Month
Graham Black is our latest Volunteer of the Month – read more.
Action from 2s Last Week
Simon MacLennan scores for Reds 2s
Rugby at Mains Park
Wednesday 27 April
Red Select v Prison Service
Please save your Sainsbury’s Active Kids’ vouchers for our Club. There is a collection box for vouchers in the foyer of Club.
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Main Club Sponsor
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Proud of Our Sponsors
Linlithgow Rugby Club is indebted to its sponsors and partners who make a huge difference to the service that we offer our members and the local community. We aim to give value to all our partners and would recommend their businesses and organisations to our members.
Pro 12 Tickets
The Club can now earn a commission (at no cost to you) if you order your Edinburgh or Glasgow match tickets or your Pro 12 Final (Murrayfield, Saturday 28 May 2016) tickets through the Club.
Some early photographs