Seconds Lose Out In Close Game To Local Rivals After Taking Lead
Linlithgow 14 - 23 Livingston
Reds Edge Dunbar
Linlithgow 13 - 12 Dunbar
Match Photos courtesy of Graham Black
Ross Claims RBS Try of Month
Ross Plenderleith, the Reds winger has followed in the footsteps of prop Adam Kelly by winning the RBS Try-of-the-Month for January. He scored his try against RBS East 1 Champions Preston Lodge when they visited Mains Park on Saturday 04 January 2014.
Footnote: Adam Kelly scooped the October Award for his try against his former club Portobello FP RFC.
(Scroll down the page to find the link to the video of Adam's try)
Linlithgow 19 - 26 Kirkcaldy
Saturday 15 February
The Reds took on Kirkcaldy, from the league above, in a friendly in the sun at Mains Park on Saturday. The match turned out a cracker, with the visitors securing a win with a late try in a 7 try thriller.
Match Photos courtesy of Graham Black
Remaining Senior Fixtures
The Reds have two RBS East 1 matches left to play this season. One match is AWAY and one is at HOME:
Sat 08 Mar AWAY at Portobello (L)
KO tba (Scotland v France)
Sat 22 Mar HOME v Dunbar
The club will be entering a number of 7-a-side tournaments - details to follow soon.
Try of the Month
Adam Kelly scooped the October award for his try for the Reds against his old club, Portobello.
Match Report Archive
Saturday 25 January
Linlithgow 2s 12 - 17 Selkirk Stormers
Thursday 02 January
Livingston u18 7 - 17 Linlithgow u18
Match Report: u18 at Livingston
Saturday 02 November
Dunbar 17 - 11 Linlithgow
Reds at Dunbar
Linlithgow 2s 0 - 14 Heriots 3s
2s v Heriots
Saturday 19 October
RHC Cougars 27 - 22 Linlithgow
Match Report: Reds at RHC
Bus For Youth Section To Murrayfield On Saturday 8 March Leaves Club House at 3:00 pm
After years in the planning, a significant milestone was reached on Thursday 27 February with the signing of a contract to build the new indoor training facility.
General Meeting Approves Finance for Development
Tuesday's general meeting has cleared the way for the club to push ahead with the indoor training development at Mains Park.
s3s Give Boost to Fundraising
The 2014 fundraising drive was given a great start by the s3s who raised £950 from their "Pedal to Dublin". This week's fundraising update contains information on this and on:
- Gala Dinner
(Saturday 26 April)
- Piggy Banks (now over £4,000)
- Coffee Morning and launch of recipe book (Saturday 08 March)
- Whisky Tasting evening
(Friday 21 March)
Paterson Supports New Study
Former Scotland star Chris Paterson gives his support to new study into concussion.
Read about this year's Youth Dinner (Wednesday 26 March) and about the Easter Rugby Camps for Minis and Micros (Monday 14 to Thursday 17 April).
Whizz with a Quiz!
A team from the Rugby Club brought back another quiz trophy and Bringing up the Rear claimed the honours at this year's Curry Night Quiz.
Active Kids Again
It is that time of year. Sainsbury’s have begun handing our Active Kids Vouchers and will do so until Tuesday 20 May. So there is lots of time for you to gather as many as you can. Do not forget to ask for them. They can be lost in that pile of offers, double nectar point vouchers, and notice of how much you saved in your shopping today!
We have a box in the Club House foyer. Please pop your vouchers in. Over the years this has been a useful means of adding to the kit we buy our youth section. Last year we obtained balls for the Micros and Minis. And like all our appeals, it’s a volume thing - the more you hand in, the more we shall procure.
100 Club - Reminder
All members of the 100 Club will have received an email from Ken between Christmas and New Year reminding everyone about membership and saying that payment by standing order is our preferred option. Many have done as asked but there are still quite a few who have not replied. We suspect that the message might have been overwhelmed in the rush of activity in the Festive Period.
This is by nature of a reminder. Could you just look back and reply to Ken? Or contact him on JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING . Keep your payments up to date and keep it simple.
And if you have not yet joined the 100 Club, why not think about joining. We have 90 members. Let us get up to 100 by the February Draw.
And when is the February Draw? It will be on Friday 21 February the same evening as the monthly quiz.
Featuring Gala Dinner, recycling old electronic devices, s3 sponsored pedal to Dublin and unwanted presents...plus more.
Club Monthly Quiz News
Six teams competed in the January quiz.
Next dates for the monthly quiz:
- Saturday 15 February
Annual curry and quiz
- Friday 21 February
- Friday 21 March
New Year Message
Club President, Craig Young, describes how 2014 will be a very significant year for the club.
New Year Priorities
- Pigs - keeping them coming in!
- 100 Club - push for 100 members
- Prediction Cards - sell, sell, sell!!
Push for 100 by February
As the 100 Club enters into its second year, membership stands at 91. Just 9 more members needed by February next year and the annual bonus prize will go up to £1,000, with each quarter the prizes rising to a main prize of £500 and two additional prizes of £250.
If you're not in the draw then join in, if you are already in the draw then persuade a friend to join - it's all in a good cause!
Let's set some records this year and sell even more prediction cards than usual in our big fundraising year
Still to Register?
Thanks to everyone who has renewed their membership so far. However there is still some way to go. The easiest way to renew is by telephone or internet banking (LRFC Membership Account - Sort code 83 24 25 Account No 00692456 and quote your own name as the reference). Also remember this year there is the opportunity to get 7 years for the price of 5 with the 2020 Membership Scheme. For more details, to confirm your details or any other queries please email
The club will be continuing to useRugbygear.co.uk (which is part of Sportsworld (NE) based in Alnwick) as the merchandise provider for the forthcoming season. All merchandise items excluding club ties will be available on the clubs webshop atwww.rugbygear.co.uk. There will be a limited amount of stock held at the club. CLUB TIES are available directly from Matt Dixon JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING , they are NOT available on the webshop and priced £12.
If you have any queries regarding senior section / general queries please contact Matt Dixon - JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING or any queries regarding Mini/Youth merchandise to be directed to Nick Chadwick - JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING
This Week's Rugby
Saturday 01 March
Saturday Morning (All KOs 10-30am)
Fixtures v North Berwick HS
u18 and s1 HOME
s2 and s3 AWAY at North Berwick
Saturday Afternoon (KO 3pm)
2s AWAY at Livingston
Sunday 02 March
Minis and P3s AWAY at Penicuik (11am)
Micros P1 and P2 HOME training (11am)
u16 at HOME v Portobello (2pm)
- Saturday 08 March
Reds AWAY at Portobello
2s HOME v AS Minorange
- Full set of RBS East 1 League fixtures
- Our other SHIELD match is at HOME v Dunbar on Saturday 15 February 2014
Quick access to key information:
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Linlithgow RFC Photo Albums
You can view all the latest club photos and browse the archives at our very own club Shutterfly site using this link.
Under the Moon of Love -Showaddywaddy Rock the Marquee!
Click here for the Gazette's exclusive video of Showaddywaddy behind the scenes in the main changing room and in their finale at the Linlithgow Marquee in June.
General Meeting Approves Development Plans
The General Meeting on 20 August was a big step forward in our developmental planning. The Meeting gave authority for the Executive to seek Building Control and issue tender forms for the redesigned facility. This milestone means that we are committed in principle to our new training facility – it just needs to be affordable!
Special Notice - Parking
Please drop off and pick up all youngsters at the Club and not at Lower Mains Park.
Parking at Lower Mains Park
A recent Police visit has highlighted the need to remember to sign in non-members who are having a drink
Alison Timlin, the Club Treasurer,explains how every purchase made from a list of well-known companies and brands can benefit the club financially.
Main Sponsors of Linlithgow RFC