Good afternoon from a beautiful autumnal scene at West Lodge,
After the school holidays and the bad weather of last weekend rugby returns this weekend.
The 1st XV travel to Howe of Fife in Cupar for yet another tough game in this very competitive BT National 2 division. Howe are always difficult at home and play a fast open brand of rugby. However the team should take heart from the fact that when we last travelled to Duffus Park we beat them and that was the weekend after they had beaten our neighbours GHA in the Cup. That happened on the the 10th January 2015 so hopefully the 28th October can bring another victory.
At West Lodge the under 18’s are at home to East Kilbirde at 2pm and the 2nds play Kilmarnock at 3pm. Also tomorrow the Rhinos make their first appearance of the season (maybe something to do with Halloween!) and play GHA at Braidholm at 2pm.
On Sunday our conference opponents are East Kilbride for the S1 to U16 age groups. The Minis are at Hughenden for matches v Hillhead/Jordanhill + Cambuslang. The meet time is 11pm at Hughenden. The Micros are at the usual time of 11.30am and remember to register in the Sports Bar before going down to the pitches.
The squash section had a spectacular week as all 5 teams won!! results as follows: 1st v Western 2 16-5, 2nds v SSRC 2 14-7, 3rds v Western 6 14-6, 4ths v SSRC5 16-4 and Ladies v Western 4 matches to 1 match. This is a fantastic achievement especially as all our opponents this week were racquet ball Sports Clubs – well done to all our players.
There is a Wine Tasting on Friday 10th November with wines selected and presented by Guy Chatfield, wine expert from Inverarity Morton. Tickets at £20 including food to compliment the wine from our chef Melissa Beck and are available from Davies Elder (07802 936598) or Lilian Mitchell (07787 368719). The wines are of the highest quality so please support the Club by attending.
I would remind members about the forthcoming EGM on Saturday 18th November at 12.30 pm prior to the Cup game v Highland. These chamges are required to bring the constitution in line with the requirements of the SRU when they recently awarded us funding towards the floodlights/drainage on Pitch 3. Tracked Copies of proposed constitution can be obtained from the Secretary – email@example.com A copy has been posted on the Club Notice Board and at www.whitecraigs.org
This weeks sponsor is VETS4PETS of Newton Mearns and you should have received an email regarding an offer for Club members. Please try and support our sponsors as they support us. If you do please mention our name as it always helps when we are trying to renew our sponsorship packages.
Hopefully the weather remains fair over the weekend and good luck to all Whitecraigs Teams.