Linlithgow RFC Gala Dinner in conjunction with Bill McLaren Foundation
This coming Saturday (26 April) is a big day for Linlithgow RFC. The Club is organising a major fund-raising Gala Dinner in association with the Bill McLaren Foundation.
The Dinner, which is being sponsored by the Dunne Group, who have been the Club’s main sponsors for over ten years, will be held in the Thistle Suite at Murrayfield, the home of Scottish Rugby.
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(1st XV and 2nd XV)
Saturday 26 April
South African Visitors Edge Reds in Youth Rugby Evening
Three hours of exciting and committed rugby at Mains Park on Wednesday 23 April, as the Young Reds entertained South African visitors from Leeuwenhoff Academy at u14, u16 and u18 levels.
Reds in NB Plate Final
A much changed Reds' 7 made it to the Plate Final at the North Berwick 7s, after being shaded by the home team in round 2.
Ross Plunders Leith
Ross Plenderleith ran in four tries as Linlithgow defeated Leith by 5 tries to 2 in the final of the Leith 7s.
Reds u18s on Tour
The Reds u18s travelled to Ireland for a short two match tour against strong opposition. On Friday night (11 April) they ran in 4 fine tries to defeat Boyne RFC 24-0, while on Sunday (13 April) they pushed Navan RFC all the way, just falling short at 19-24. A great wee tour and the lads did themselves proud, playing some great rugby.
Match Report Archive
Saturday 22 March
Linlithgow 37 - 10 Dunbar
Match Report: Linlithgow v Dunbar
Saturday 15 March
Linlithgow 22 - 12 Pontyates
Match Report: Reds v Pontyates
Saturday 08 March
Linlithgow 20 - 19 Portobello
Match Report: Reds v Portobello
Saturday 01 March
Linlithgow 2s 14 - 23 Livingston 2s
Match Report: 2s v Livingston
Saturday 22 February
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
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.
Try of the Month
Adam Kelly scooped the October award for his try for the Reds against his old club, Portobello.
Young Reds into Final
Linlithgow 48 - 7 Haddington
An emphatic home semi-final win over Haddington means that the Reds u16s will travel to Dunbar on Sunday (27 April) to play in the final of the Edinburgh & District u16 Shield.
u18s Win Against Touring English Colts Side
Linlithgow 33 - 5 Rushden & Higham
On Saturday 19 April, the u18s beat English touring side Rushden and Higham at Mains Park.
Latest Bulletin Update
With the Gala Dinner less than 10 days away, this latest Bulletin provides an update on progress.
It was a big day for the Wee Reds Micros, as they hosted their first ever dedicated tournament on 06 April.
Photo courtesy of Neil Donaldson
Business as Usual
As work begins in earnest on the new indoor training facility, the club will remain open for business. The works' compound is being clearly 'fenced' off and access to the club will be up the steps and along the path to the main entrance by the south wall. Car parking will be in the main car park.
The flyer/booking form is being circulated along with this weekly Update. If you want to book your Micro or Min player in to the camp, running from 14-17 April in the morning, please return the form to the Club with payment or email it to JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING
We hope that you are always remembering to answer “yes” when asked at the check-out, “are you collecting Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers?” There is a box in the Club foyer where you can place them. We received balls for the Minis and Micros with last year’s collection
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 Weekend's Rugby
Sunday 27 April
u16s at Dunbar
Edinburgh & District Shield Final
Minis and P3 Micros at Dunfermline
P1 and P2 Micros @ HOME (11am)
Reds Playing Sevens
This season the Reds have accepted a number of invitations to Sevens' Tournaments:
Saturday, 5th April – Haddington
Saturday, 19th April – North Berwick
Saturday, 10th May – Perthshire
Saturday, 24th May – Forrester
- 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