New Aberdeen Grammar Rugby Website
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Tuesday 12 June 2012
New Season Update
This summer the club commences full training on Tuesday 19 June, although many of the players have been hard at work for several weeks in the gym. A number of new signings have been made and will be announced once registrations and associated admin matters are concluded. We can guarantee that Aberdeen Grammar Rugby will be a force in Premier 1 next season and the new players plus additional coaching services will push the current squad to a higher placing in the league. The first game of the season is away to our nearest rivals Dundee High Rugby on Saturday 25 August 2012.
The club has appointed Stuart Corsar as the Club Development Officer who will be joined by an apprentice in September. Stuart is an ex player at Grammar who has been in the professional game in England for some years and we are delighted that he will return to the Club and combine playing and coaching in the new season.
Due to most of the first team remaining in Aberdeen over the summer to train, we have a number of fit and able young men looking for casual work between now and September. They are very able gardeners and labourers and anyone interested in seeking some extra muscle over the summer should contact Gordon Thomson on 07718 905003 to secure their services.
Our match day programme is currently being assembled and anyone interested in displaying their services or company to the readership of this fine publication should contact Diane Dow before 15 July. As always lunch bookings for sponsors are heavily subscribed and Diane is currently assembling the lunch dates so we strongly recommend that you get in early if you want a particular fixture to entertain your guests.
Sponsorship packages are available and anyone wishing details should contact Diane Dow or Gordon Thomson for further details.
New membership forms will be placed on the website in the near future and postal forms will be sent out to senior members by the end of June.
Player sponsorship is again available with a player being kitted out by the sponsor for a minimum donation of £150, their name will appear in the match day sponsor programme insert as well as an invite to a private sponsors event with the players during the season
Saturday 9 June 2012
In the FIRA-AER GP European Sevens Series in Lyon, Callum Anderson contributed 3 tries in the 2 day event where Scotland moved up to 6th in the European rankings. See here for the report from the SRU website.
Meanwhile, Stuart Smith started for the Scotland U20 side in the second match of the IRB Junior World Championship in South Africa. The team lost to France by a single point through a try 2 minutes from time. The full report can be found at the SRU website here.
Finally, Moray Low got the call up to the touring Scotland squad when fellow Glasgow prop Jon Welsh had to withdraw.
Thursday 7 June 2012
The 1 XV fixtures for the new season have been released by the SRU and can be found here. We start with an away match with Dundee High Rugby on 25 August.
Friday 25 May 2012
Tributes paid as George Watson receives SRU’s ‘Spirit of Rugby’ award
Rugby in the north east of Scotland will have to fill a significant void following the retirement of one of the best-known characters in the game.
After more than 20 years helping to enthuse and shape young players, George Watson took his final coaching session with the Aberdeen Grammar “Midgets”, the P1-3 youngsters, a week past Sunday.
The full text of David Ferguson’s article in the Scotsman can be found here.
Sunday 13 May 2012
Aberdeen Grammar won a friendly match against Cumnock at Westdyke on Saturday afternoon. Grammar were too strong for a plucky Cumnock side and eventually ran out 94-12 winners. Grammar sponsor Al Dornan also provides support to the Ayrshire team.
Meanwhile, Grammar sevens exited in the first round at the Hamilton tournament. losing to GHA. They then went unbeaten to claim the shield trophy.
The sevens tournament at Cartha Queens Park next Saturday is the last action of the season.
Tuesday 8 May 2012
The club annual awards were announced at the dinner on Friday night:
Colt of the Year: Ed Farquharson
2nd XV Player of the Year: Colin McCaul
Young Player of the Year: Stuart Smith
Holden Trophy (top try scorer): Will Wardlaw, 14 tries (11 league, 3 cup)
Player's Player of the Year: Murray Douglas
Press Player's Player of the Year: Murray Douglas
Club Man of the Year: Graham Barron
Monday 7 May 2012
The player letter gives details of player involvement for the upcoming 2012-13 season.
Youth Section Fixtures
Regional league fixtures for U18s, U16s and U15s for the new season have yet to be finalised. They will appear here when finally decided.
Membership & Season Tickets
The membership and new season Murrayfield game ticket application form will be provided in the near future.
Senior Club Membership
The membership form for Senior players will be provided in the near future.
Junior Club Membership
The membership form for Juniors will be provided in the near future.
International Match Tickets
Please read the explanation from the SRU for the new method of rewarding clubs for ticket sales for international matches.
The sales website can be accessed directly from here.
Tickets for away 6 Nations games are still being handled on a paper-based system through the clubs as before. Further details will be published here in due course.