It is hard to believe that the 2016 club rugby season has ended for the Villager FC. It is so true that time waits for no man and before you know it is spring again with the December holidays looming around the corner.
We returned to Bellville this past Saturday for the quarter final of the knockout President Cup. The First XV lost 7 – 24 and the Second XV won 43 – 22. Unfortunately, the ruling is that a club follows the First XV and, therefore, having lost our First XV fixture no teams will advance to the semi finals.
A more detailed report will follow regarding the past season. However, the following statistic may be of interest when looking at the combined matches played by the Firsts, Seconds, Thirds and Under 20A’s :
Played 56, Won 34, Lost 22, Points for 1130, Points against 928.
As mentioned in a previous newsletter it is now the time to start urgent planning for the 2017 season. There is no time to reflect on what might have been, but immediate planning and action is now required. Much has changed positively over the last 3 months, but we have only scratched the surface and there is a dire need to dig deeper.
A true Villager who has the club at heart, but who negatively criticises from a distance serves no purpose and only contributes in “breaking down” this club. We all need to be positively pro–active in whatsoever way so as to build for the future. A big thank you to those Villagers who have shared ideas, offered services and contributed to the well-being of the club.
The Villager FC will be holding its AGM in the clubhouse on Thursday 27 October 2016. It would be wonderful and a true show of the Villager spirit if we have a bumper turnout for our AGM. Attendance over the last few years has not been great and a poor reflection of who we are, so let’s all change that in 2016 and come down to the club for the meeting, a chat and a beer thereafter. The First XV will be attending and it will be a good thing for them to see that there is support for this great club from past players and members.
Rugby interest now again turns to the Rugby Championship. Let’s hold thumbs that the Springboks can turn it all around after Argentina and that they enjoy a great tour of Australasia.