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THIS WEEKEND AND DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
SATURDAY 29TH/SUNDAY 30TH JULY 2017
ANNAN SQUAD OFF TO THE MOFFAT TENS
The new rugby season is upon us!
On Saturday, an Annan squad are off to the Annual Moffat Tens.
The 7 other teams taking part are: Moffat, Dumfries, Biggar, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire, Stewartry and Hawick Linden.
The first game kicks off at 12.00pm while the Annan Ten take on Hawick Linden at 1.30pm.
Annan Squad: Kieran Warrick, Max Thorburn, Callum Bell, Ronnie Martin, Ross Dunlop, Josh Whiteside, Declan Ferguson, Cory Park, Ryan Glass, Ryan Hetherington, Daniel Nordon, Ross Brown, Gary Williamson, Leighton Trussler, Andy Allison and Jack Ogilvie
WOMENS RUGBY TASTER SESSION
On Sunday there will be the first of two Women’s Rugby Taster Sessions at Violetbank.
If you have ever thought about trying rugby, then nows your chance to give it a shot and see if its for you! (it is!)
Session starts at 11am and concludes at 1pm.
Next session is on Sunday 13th August, again at Violetbank and also a 11am start.
DATES FOR THE DIARY
Annual Annan Rugby Fund Raiser - This year, Annan Rugby are attempting a 24 hour game of Touch Rugby up at Violetbank. It all kicks off at 6pm on Friday 4th August and concludes 24 hours later on Saturday 5th.
The BBQ and Grubber will be open for the event and there will be a bar opening at about 4pm at Violetbank on the Saturday evening for spectators and players once they've finished playing.
Violetbank Tournament - The Annual Violetbank 15 a side Tournament is on Saturday 12th August. Hawick Quins, Hawick Linden, Newton Stewart, Moffat, Stewartry and, of course, Annan are this years teams. Gates open at 12.00pm and the first game is 12.30pm
Carlisle Trial Games - The 1st and 2nd XV will be hosting old friends Carlisle on Saturday 19th August at Violetbank. Kick offs 3pm.
BT West Shield - The 1st XV host either Strathaven or Irvine is the 1st round of the BT West Shield on Saturday 26th August at Violetbank. Kick off 3pm
League Season Starts - The 1st and 2nd XV both host Kilmarnock on Saturday 2nd September in their opening league games at Violetbank. Kick offs 3pm. While on Sunday 3rd September, the Annan Warriors travel to Howe Harlequins as they kick off life in National Division 1. Kick off 2pm.
TUESDAY 4TH JULY 2017
HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN!
Training starts for the new season on Tuesday 4th July. 7pm at Violetbank. Oh happy days!
TARTAN TOUCH AT VIOLETBANK
FRIDAY 7TH JULY 2017
TARTAN TOUCH ON FRIDAY
Tartan Touch is on once again at Violetbank. Starts 6.30pm. Tis the last one of this Summer. Last chance Saloon!
Great way to keep fit and play some non-contact rugby.
Book your spot via: Tartan Touch Registration
SENIOR FIXTURES FOR NEW SEASON
CONFIRMED FIXTURES SO FAR
BAR SUPERVISOR - ANNAN RUGBY
CLOSING DATE 10TH JULY
VACANCY AT ANNAN RUGBY CLUB
A vacancy has arisen for an experienced bar person at Annan Rugby Club.
The successful candidate will be employed for an average of 10 hours per week (weekends), dependant on playing season and events.
Hourly rate subject to experience.
Apply in writing to:
The Executive Committee
17 Bank St
Closing date Monday 10th July 2017
BT WEST SHIELD DRAW
TO BE PLAYED ON THE 26TH AUGUST 2017
1ST XV GET A HOME DRAW
Annan 1st XV have been given a bye in the preliminary round of the BT West Shield.
In the 1st round we have been drawn at home v either Strathaven or Irvine. Match to be played on the 26th August.
As a result of the bye in the preliminary round - the 1st and 2nd XV will be taking on Carlisle 1st and 2nd XV at Violetbank on the 19th August.
So a feast of rugby at Violetbank to start the season as so far we have:
12th August - Violetbank Tournament
19th August - 1st and 2nd XV v Carlisle at Violetbank
26th August - 1st XV v Strathaven or Irvine at Violetbank
ANNAN RUGBY AGM 2017
THURSDAY 22ND JUNE 2017
SUMMARY OF THE ANNAN RUGBY AGM
Thanks to all who attended last nights AGM.
President - Gary Coupland
Vice-President (Rugby) - Neil Moffat
Vice-President (Admin) - Fiona Latimer
Secretary - To Be Filled
Treasurer - Lesley Ewing
1st XV Captain - Craig McCann
1st XV Vice-Captain - Sean Haren
2nd XV Captain - Matthew Crombie
2nd XV Vice-Captain - Duncan Kerr
Warriors Captain - Caroline Aitken
Warriors Vice-Captain - Chelsea Barnes
Congratulations to all.
A full run down of the positions filled will be up in the coming days.
And many many thanks to Neil 'Santa' Wallace who steps down as President after 2 years.
1ST XV FIXTURES
FOR SEASON 2017/18
BT WEST 1 FIXTURES CONFIRMED
Season 2016/17 is dead - long live Season 2017/18!. Here are the current agreed 1st XV fixtures for the new season.
29/07/17: Away to Moffat Rugby - Moffat Tens
05/08/17: Currently No Game
12/08/17: Violetbank Tournament
19/08/17: Home (and 2nd XV) to Carlisle - Friendly
26/08/17: Home to Strathaven or Irvine - Round 1 - BT Shield
02/09/17: Home to Kilmarnock - BT West 1
09/09/17: Away to Allan Glens - BT West 1
16/09/17: Home to Irvine - BT West 1
23/09/17: Home to Oban Lorne - BT West 1
30/09/17: Away to East Kilbride - BT West 1 / Round 2 - BT Shield
07/10/17: Home to Stewartry - BT West 1
14/10/17: Away to Greenock Wanderers - BT West 1
21/10/17: Home to Cambuslang - BT West 1
28/10/17: Away to Carrick - BT West 1 / Round 3 - BT Shield
04/11/17: Home to Helensburgh - BT West 1
11/11/17: League Standby / Autumn International - Scotland v Samoa
18/11/17: League Standby / Autumn International - Scotland v New Zealand
25/11/17: League Standby / Autumn International - Scotland v Australia
02/12/17: Away to Garnock - BT West 1 / Regional Final - BT Shield
09/12/17: Away to Kilmarnock - BT West 1
16/12/17: Home to Allan Glens - BT West 1
23/12/17: Currently No Game
30/12/17: Currently No Game
06/01/18: Away to Irvine - BT West 1
13/01/18: Away to Oban Lorne - BT West 1
20/01/18: Home to East Kilbride
27/01/18: Away to Stewartry - BT West 1
03/02/18: League Standby / 6 Nations - Wales v Scotland
10/02/18: Currently No Game
11/02/18: 6 Nations - Scotland v France
17/02/18: Home to Greenock Wanderers
24/02/18: Currently No Game / 6 Nations - Scotland v England
03/03/18: Away to Cambuslang - BT West 1
10/03/18: League Standby / 6 Nations - Ireland v Scotland
17/03/18: Home to Carrick / 6 Nations - Italy v Scotland
24/03/18: Away to Helensburgh
31/03/18: Home to Garnock / National Semi Final - BT Shield
07/04/18: League Standby
14/04/18: League Standby
21/04/18: League Standby
28/04/18: League Standby / Cup Finals Day
05/05/18: Currently No Game
12/05/18: League Standby
19/05/18: League Standby