Good Morning from another wet day at West Lodge,
That is the first weekend of rugby over with the 1st XV losing in a high scoring match v Dumfries, 27 to 38 but securing a four try bonus point. This league will be tough so every point earned is vital and will count at the end of the season.
Tomorrow the 1st XV travel across the city to play GHK but please note not at their normal venue of Old Anniesland. Owing to a large sink hole appearing the game has been switched to Balgray the home ground of Kelvinside Academy (the K in GHK!). The ko is 3pm and your support will be very much appreciated by the team in what should be another open and free scoring game.
The Whitecraigs team is: Laidlaw, Barron, Atwal, MacDonald, Howarth, Alexander, Winnington-Ingram, Pollock: Donnachie, Gillies: Drummond, Wamberg, Snyman,Mahindru, Emans: Subs: Henderson, Brown, O’Neill, Adair.
The under 18’s team continued their good form with a convincing win over near neighbours GHA. Tomorrow they are away to Allan Glens at the Bearyards. Our opponents in the Conference this weekend are Allan Glens with two home games on Sunday.
The Micros have training as usual with registration at 11.15. The Minis are away to Cambuslang with a meet time of 12 noon at Coats Park.
Thanks to Heather Angus and the S1 group for raising £730 towards the Pitch 3 refurbishment.
This weeks newsletter is headlined by Orr Fire Protection who sponsor the squash section. Thanks to Alasdair Macleod and good luck to the squash teams for the season ahead.
A reminder that subscriptions are due so if you do not pay by an existing standing order, please organise your payment. Also if your details have changed ( address, e-mail) please let me know and likewise make sure your standing order amount corresponds to your correct category.
I have posted a note from SRU President Rob Flockhart regarding Doddie Weir. Doddie recently announced that he is suffering from Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and is fronting a number of fund raising initiatives and raising awareness. MND is particularly close to us at West Lodge as we lost two members Alan Ewart and Alan Carey to this dreadful disease. Through Alan Ewart’s widow, Carolyn, we have a a page in our programme for MND Scotland. These initiatives will be well publicised through the rugby orientiated media so if you can support them please do so.
Hopefully the weather will improve over the weekend and for all those playing or watching please refer to the note below.
THESE ARE KIDS
THIS IS A GAME
THE COACHES ARE VOLUNTEERS
THE REFEREES ARE HUMAN
THIS IS NOT THE SIX NATIONS
BEFORE YOUR COMPLAIN – HAVE YOU HAVE VOLUNTEERED YET???