Club News

This past Saturday was not enjoyble if you are a Springbok rugby supporter. We were outplayed in every aspect of the game – let’s forget about skill levels as we were even bullied and out-muscled at what used to be very much a part of a proud Springbok tradition. We only threatened the All Blacks’ tryline once throughout the entire match! The Springbok tour to the UK and Europe is 3 weeks away and we will have to be up for 4 difficult matches.The question that now faces South African rugby is where to from here? There is obviously a need to wipe the slate clean and investigate all levels of the game from schools, through to clubs, universities, provinces, franchises and national.
We at Brookside are hard at work in preparing for the 2017 club season. All operational matters will be finalised by the time we close for the festive season. Come January 2017 we need to hit the ground running in the knowledge that all the t’s have been crossed and the i’s have been dotted so that we can focus and concentrate fully on preparing our teams for the season.
The Club 100 still requires members to sign up and there are prominent ex-players who we are hoping will still commit. A huge thank you to those members who have already come forward and we can assure you that you will be special in 2017.
Two important events that are still to take place in the Villager clubhouse will be the AGM on Thursday 27 October 2017 and the last meeting of The Grays (date still to be announced) of the year. Hope to see many Villagers and familiar faces at the 2 events.
With international rugby now taking a backseat for a number of weeks, our attention reverts back to the Currie Cup. The semi finals will be played this coming Saturday 15 October 2016 in Bloemfontein (Free State vs Golden Lions – 15h00) and Pretoria (Blue Bulls vs Western Province – 18h00). The clubhouse will be open from 14h00 – so come on down and give “the boys in the streeptruie” your support as they contest their eighth consecutive semi final. WP jou lekker ding!