I am glad to announce our very good neighbours G77 Vehicle Wash & Valeting Centre are Open for business at Whitecraigs Rugby Club.
Good Afternoon for a pretty bleak and depressing West Lodge,
I hope you are all keeping safe, social distancing and obeying the Government’s instructions during this awful time.
The Club is closed and will be until restrictions are lifted, some unknown time in the future. We regret this but we are aware of the terrible consequences for transmitting this virus from person to person and we are strictly following Government guidelines.
The only news I have on the rugby front is that we will still be playing in National 2 next season as all leagues were declared null and void earlier in the week. Who knows when next season will commence. However there is a negative for us, as the 2nd XV will not get promotion after winning their league so convincingly. Before the season was declared null and void, a wide ranging consultation was taken amongst all the leagues in Scotland the majority opinion was that the season should be a null and void.
For those of you who follow Whitecraigs on social media channels, I note that fitness challenges have been made and I would encourage you to take part. We have posted messages to say that we are able to help anyone from within our Community as we have a willing band of young volunteers. If you are or know of anyone requiring some assistance, please contact Percy – email@example.com.
We have mothballed the Clubhouse as much as we possible can and there will be a much reduced grounds maintenance programme over the coming months. Your membership is vital to us and your continued support is needed to sustain the viability of the Club during this period. We will endeavour to keep you in the loop with any information over the next few weeks.
Please keep safe and thanks to all our members and their families who are working on the front line in medical, social care and other vital areas during this difficult time.
Our 2nd Whitecraigs Weekly Lock down Challenge pitting all our teams against each other in a squat competition.
Submit the videos and photos to us all day and the winner will be announced later. #whitecraigs #themighty #morethanarugbyclub #whitecraigsfamily #covid_19 #stayhome
Good Evening from a crisp West Lodge,
Club rugby hopefully returns this weekend after the horrendous spell of weather we have endured over the past month.
The 1st XV take the trip along the M8 to take on promotion candidates Stewarts Melville which is certain to be a tough game for our lads. One thing is for sure is that, we may be stuck at the wrong end of the league, the team will not give up and keep trying no matter the opposition. One of the great things about Stew Mels is that the great Lions and Scotland Captain is very active in the Club and looks after the Senior rugby sides. It is heartening to see his efforts in putting something back into his Club.
The Rhinos make one of their rare appearances with a home game against the GHA Lions and the Cartha Camels (not their real name just made it up) – sounds like escapees from Edinburgh Zoo are playing at West Lodge at 13.00. Anyone wishing a game please bring your boots or if you wish a beer and want to watch marginally faster than walking rugby, you will be made very welcome. I am sure the bar will be busy with not so great chat and tales from yester year. All great fun and it is what our sport is all about.
Thanks to all those who pitched up for the Disco 70’s Fever. By all accounts a great night and greater marker for the Panthers ABBA Tribute night on the 28th March. Tickets from behind the Bar. Please support these Club functions as we need the money and also it builds Club spirit.
Scotland play France on Sunday at 15.00 and the new TV in the lounge has gone down well and the sound issues have been rectified. We have now connected the tv to the overhead speakers so the whole room will hear the game.
Only a brief message this week so enjoy the weekend and try and pop in to the Club on Saturday and Sunday, You will be very welcome.
Whitecraigs Rugby Club are delighted to announce that for the 4th consecutive year, we have been select to be a Tartan Touch Hub. We are one of very few clubs to have achieved this.
If you are interested in playing, volunteering or organising please get in touch!
Watch this space for more info on start times and dates.
Whitecraigs Rugby Club Beer Festival Ticket are now available are purchase online. Get in quick before its too late
Where: West Lodge, Aurs Road, Newton Mearns, Glasgow, G77 6PX
When: Sat 27 Jun 2020 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Keep an eye out for more updates comings soon!
Important announcement coming at 11am tomorrow morning!
The lounge will be getting fitted with a new 65″ TV in the coming days and will be ready for this weekends six nation games. Come down and enjoy the game, 2.15pm KO.
Good Evening from a wintry West Lodge, It has been a while since our last newsletter but we will commence again but not every week. One of the issues with a newsletter is that you need news! There has been a drop off in Club information getting to me so if any section in the Club wants their news to be circulated to the members, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The awful weather recently has meant there has not been much rugby played in January. The 1st XV return to action (hopefully) on Saturday with an away game to Hamilton with a 3pm kick off.
Believe it or not the 2ndXV have their last scheduled game of the season at home on Saturday against Dalziel at home with kick off at 3pm. The 2nd XV have already won their league in convincing style and congratulations to them.
The under 18 team have a cup fixture at home against Cartha at home on Saturday with a 2pm kick off. On Sunday the u16s play GHA and u15s play West of Scotland both cup games with a 2pm kick off.
I am delighted to announce that Kenny Agnew has stepped into the breach and taken over the role of Membership Convenor from Mike Lamont. Many thanks to Mike for his years of patient and diligent work getting our membership system into a manageable system. Thanks Kenny for volunteering and there are plenty of other roles that need filled, so do not be shy contact Percy or myself – YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU!
A couple of social items – on the 29th February we are having a 70’s disco Fever night with tickets available through the our usual social media. The ever growing women and girls section, Panthers are having a ABBA tribute night on the 28th March again with tickets being available through social media.
I am sad to report the passing of David Bean, last weekend. David was a long time member of the Club but his sporting prowess lay with the bat and ball. He played cricket for many years with Hillhead High School FP and was a regular attendee at our Spot of Lunch Club. His funeral will take place the Linn Crematorium on Tuesday 18th February at 12 noon. Our sympathies are with his wife Lynne and the remainder of his family.
Finally, please use our sponsors and mention that you are from the rugby club, it makes a massive difference when our sponsorship team are trying to renew with them.
Have a great weekend.