Club Person of Year
Graham Black was awarded the Club Person of the Year accolade at Friday’s AGM. Graham has attended almost every Reds’ match, and quite a few others in addition, since 2010 and has contributed over 500 photo albums to the Club’s Shutterfly Photo Archive. Well done Graham and a big thanks for all your excellent photos over the years.
Club AGM Held Last Week
This year’s Club AGM was held last Friday night in the Clubhouse. An appropriately modest-sized crowd attended, with social distancing being observed. The Board of Directors were all re-elected and, there being no other candidates, the position of Director of Youth Rugby remains vacant.
Clubhouse Open Again
Over the last two weeks we have been putting in place plans to re-open the Clubhouse based on guidelines and protocols developed by Scottish Rugby in discussion with the Scottish Government. These fully conform to the easing of lockdown restrictions as set out in the Scottish Government’s phased plan.
Our plans have been developed in consultation with staff and with a full risk assessment process managed by the Board. We have carried out an enhanced clean of the Clubhouse and have made the decision to stick to the 2 metre social distancing guidance for everyone’s safety. Staff will have appropriate PPE and there will be signage to guide people to follow our one-way system.
Blast from the Past
This week we go back 10 years to the first pre-season match of the 2010-11 season, which was played at Mains Park against Dalziel on Saturday 12 August 2010.
As with last week’s feature, the focus is on ‘barnets’! Do you recognise the fine fair mane above? See if you recognise other players from 10 years ago in our special photo-feature.
Peelers’ Tournament Action
This week we go back nearly 10 years to the special Tournament that was held in November 2010 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Linlithgow Rugby Club.
Do you recognise the finely honed athlete with flowing locks in the photo above? To find out more and view more photos from the tournament click on link below.
Blast from Past Feature
Click on link below to access all the matches we’ve covered in recent weeks in our “Blast from the Past” feature.
Young Reds Awards
Congratulations to this season’s award winners:
- S1 Ruaridh McLeod
- S2 Fraser Miller
- U15 Oscar Davies
- U18 Gregor McLean
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The Rugby Piper
Latest Rugby Quiz – July 27th
More photos to test the memory in this week’s offering from our friends in the Scottish Rugby Memories’ group. As per usual, we’ll publish the answers next week.
This week’s quiz
RUGBY PIPER JULY 27TH 2020
Here is last week’s quiz and the answers:
Return to Rugby: Youth
Training Resumes Next Week
Youth Training, albeit restricted under current Scottish Rugby guidelines, as agreed with the Scottish Government, gets underway next week, following a demonstrator training session this Wednesday night (29 July) involving last season’s P7s.
You can read and hear more about the careful steps that we are taking to ease back into rugby by clicking on the link below.
Club ‘s Vision and Objectives
The Rugby Club’s Vision and Objectives – “One Club” – has just been updated for the next 5 years. You can download the document by clicking on the image below:
Choir Beats Lockdown Blues
Throughout lockdown the Rugby Club choir has still been singing. Not as a group, but individually at home. Social distancing has meant being at least 2 metres from the fridge or the wine rack!
The guys have recorded their various parts and sent them in to be blended and mixed. Photographs have been added and the following video has been made.
Here is the link:
Happy Easter from the Choir’s
The Rugby Club Male Voice Choir’s Blazin’ Baritones have put together a little presentation and song for everyone this Easter. As Choir Chairman Peter Russell explains “the 9 baritones of the choir sang this, each from the coronasecurity of his own home. The arrangement, photos and technical wizardry are by our own Rod Aird.”
Just click on the image below to take you to the video link, now on YouTube.
Well done guys – nice one! And a Happy Easter to you all too!
(And a big thanks to Dougie MacLean for writing such an evocative song.)
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Installation of Solar Panels
Work has now been completed on the installation of the new solar panels on the roof of the Indoor training Centre. In all a further 54 solar panels were installed, doubling the generation capacity to 30kW. The new system was commissioned in March.
Club’s New Online Shop
Linlithgow Rugby Club is delighted to welcome Sportsworld (ne) as our new online partner for merchandise. The shop will offer a wide range of branded Canterbury and Macron gear for both adult and youth players
Click on the image above or here to visit the new online shop.
How we are Organised
and What we Stand For
Linlithgow Rugby Club Ltd
Linlithgow Rugby Club is a Company Limited by Guarantee and is registered with Companies House (SC 532598) and governed by Articles of Association, which defines the different membership categories of Club membership. The Club is a full member of the sports governing body (Scottish Rugby Union), which in turn is affiliated to World Rugby.
Child Protection Policy
Linlithgow Rugby works closely with Scottish Rugby to ensure that all coaches of young persons at the Club are fully checked and disclosed through the Protecting Vulnerable Groups system operated by the Scottish Government. Gillian Wells is the Club Child Protection Officer – you can contact Gillian by email or by phone (07795-324568). You can view the Club’s Child Protection Policy here – LRC_RUG_1_Child_Protection_Policy_MAR20
Rugby Club Memories Group
Linlithgow Rugby’s Memories Group extends an open invitation both to Club Members and members from other clubs to come along to our monthly meetings (last Monday of each month usually at 10-30am) or to our monthly walking rugby sessions (second Monday of each month at 10-30am).
Archive Page for Match Reports
You can access the last two season’s match reports on this special archive page.