CLUB NEWS With the World Cup 2019 fast approaching we’d like to welcome you to support Scotland at the club! #asone #scottishrugby #rugby #worldcupfever
Whitecraigs are proud to present our Senior coaching team for the upcoming season. Head Coach Ian Hamilton (Centre) with Brandon Wamberg (Left) Backs and attack coach. We are also pleased to introduce 34 capped Glasgow Warrior Adam Ashe (Right), who will be coaching the forwards and focusing on defence.
Hope you have all enjoyed the summer holidays…
We are happy to announce the return of Micro training for the coming season.
Registration will be on Sunday 25th August from 1115am. Once registration has been taken we will get underway with a small training session to break us (when I say us I mean the coaches!!) in gently.
Tell all your friends and bring them along for a taster.
Training will be on Sundays 1130 – 1230 after that.
See you all soon
Cam & Kenny
Just a short note to thank everyone who attended the Sporting Dinner on 21st June 2019.
This event organised by Mike Lamont and ably assisted by Davies Elder and John Hamilton was great success for the Club. We raised circa £4500 and also £1000 for the MN5 Doddie Weir Foundation.
Special thanks to our speakers, Roger Baird, David Orr and Bobby Shaw and not forgetting our Chairman for the evening, Fergus Neil. Also many thanks to all those who donated raffle prizes and items for auction.
Hopefully will be able to repeat this excellent fundraising effort next year.
Next up Beer Festival 17th August.
It’s back – the Whitecraigs Beer Festival
17 August – get the date in your diary
The Whitecraigs Beer Festival is the largest annual event at Whitecraigs Rugby Club and its success relies on your support as club members.
This year’s event will take place on 17 August from midday to 7pm. Organisation of the event is well advanced and we have the licence required from the Council so the event will proceed come rain or shine! As we’re a new event team and we want to keep on-side with the Council, the event will be slightly smaller than the last festival we held in 2017 but still sticks to the formula of previous successful festivals organised by Percy and others.
As before, the festival will be a major community event in the Mearns for all and will be a family-friendly day out. Children will be welcome and we’re finalising some face painters and children’s attractions. As the alcohol will be flowing, children should be accompanied. We’ll have 2 marquees by the back of the clubhouse and an area for beer and food vendors close the clubhouse.
You can expect some of the best local brewers along with Gin and Prosecco bars, some excellent street food and first-class entertainment. Local DJ’s and bands will provide musical entertainment when the doors open.
We have free Festival pint glasses for the first 600 people on the day and free prosecco glasses for those who prefer bubbles!
Tickets cost £8 (children under 18 are free) and can only be purchased in advance from http://buytickets.at/whitecraigsrugbyclub/250003
We have a limit for the number of people attending so book early to avoid disappointment. Unsold tickets will be available on the day to buy with card or cash.
No re-entries and no entry after 5pm.
If you can, please leave the car at home as we have limited parking.
We’ll be asking for volunteers to help us nearer the time but for now put the date in your diary, buy your tickets.
I am saddened to inform you of the death of Ian Finlayson. Ian passed away suddenly on Tuesday 18th June. Ian was a longstanding member and whilst not a rugby player took an active part in the Club’s activities especially when we were at Deaconsbank.
Ian’s funeral will take place on Monday 1st July at 11.00am at the Linn Crematorium and afterwards at Whitecraigs Golf Club.
Our sympathies are extended to his widow, Irene and family.
Good Evening and welcome to a Summer Newsletter,
The rugby season is now officially over but Tartan Touch continues on Wednesday and all are welcome, whatever your standard.
The annual rugby awards have taken place and winner of the Team of the Year are the under 15’s and Rachel Fishlock has been awarded Club Person of the Year for her outstanding work throughout the Club and in particular with our ever growing female section, the Panthers.
Greg Drummond has been selected to attend the BT Academy Level 1 programme over the summer. Under 15 players, Chris Gibson, Alex Connell, Robbie Millar and Mac Thomson have made it through to the next stage of the under 16 Glasgow selection progress and will be training at Ravenscraig and involved in regional matches across the summer.
We welcome Ian Hamilton as our new Head Coach and Brandon Wamberg will be Assistant Coach as well as playing this coming season. We wish them well in the season ahead which undoubtedly will be another tough one for us.
The Squash season is now over and the end of season finals took place recently. The winners were:
Champion – Garry MacKay
Plate Champion – Colin Hutton
Tin Bashers Champion – Brian Duffy
Over 40s Champion – Scott Hay
Over 50s Champion – Allan Brown
The Sports Dinner takes place next Friday, 21st June. There has been a very good response and we have circa 100 attending for which looks like a great night. The speakers are Roger Baird, David Orr and Bobby Shaw and there a few places left if you should wish to attend. Please contact email@example.com
Do not forget the Beer Festival which returns on 17th August. Check our Facebook page for further details.
The Bar has two new beers this week with Staropramen and Black Fruits Cider on draught.
The Sponsorship campaign is underway with John Hamilton the lead in this vital area of Club finance. If you or your company can support us in any way, please contact me and we will be happy to discuss further.
The Club AGM takes place this Monday 17th June at 7.00pm. If you are interested in your Club, please attend and do not be afraid to speak up.
There will be sporadic newsletter over the next two months so enjoy your summer break.