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:
Registration Weekend – Good Turnout!
A 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 at 7pm – France v Scotland on Big Screen
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
The 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) directly to secure your place, as we are limited to 40.
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
Red Stags U16s win opening match!
The 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.
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!
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
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.
Reds Welcome Both Carrick Senior and U18 Rugby Teams
Last 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.
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.
Match Day Hospitality Opportunities at Linlithgow
Members Lunches – for new and established groups of members. Contact Gary Shepherd
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Main Club Sponsor
Rugby This Weekend
Saturday 05 September
Linlithgow Academy 1st XV u18
Other matches v Knox Academy
AFTERNOON (3pm KO)
Reds v Forrester HOME
Sunday 06 September
Wee Reds Minis and Micros
100 Club Draw
August Quarterly Draw
£500 John Smith
£200 Derry Barton
£100 Jamie Chapman
Website Under Development
Our Club website is being refreshed for the new season. This involves not just the homepage, but also all other pages.
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