VILLAGE VOICE #10

Welcome to the 10th edition of The Village Voice. First up we need to make an apology. We have had a few technical problems in the office with our computer hence Dave having to make a plan for the last 2 editions which it seems some of you didn’t receive. Since they were really exciting editions we have included both of them (8 and 9) below this one for your perusal. Happy reading and catching up.

p.s. please note that our technical problems had nothing to do with our antivirus program, ESET (our main sponsor). ESET continues to keep us safe in this area. Thanks guys.

Young Peoples and Collegians Away

On Saturday 10 May the club ventured out to Paarl for a much anticipated fixture against Young Peoples in the Faure Street Sports Complex. This was always going to be a cracker as it would be the first time our two clubs do battle with Young Peoples being one of the oldest clubs in country as well at 119 years old. What a fantastic afternoon it was with good, hard, clean and it must be said fast paced rugby on show. The results for the teams were:

1st team: W 21-11

2nd team: W 42-3

3rd team: W 32-0

u/20: W 24-8

Our first team had a bit of a day off against Young Peoples. It was just one of those afternoons where nothing worked or gelled. It must be said however that Young Peoples came out and played as though their lives depended on it. In the after match function their coaches backed this up by illustrating to us the meaning of this game for them and what an honour it was to play Villager. All in all the guys did extremely well to fend off a very determined Young Peoples team that on the day probably deserved the win. Well done to Brodie Blows for picking up the man-of-the-match ball for a typical Brodie performance of all out heart and guts.

For the full match report please see http://www.villagerfc.co.za/villager-pushed-all-the-way-in-paarl/#sthash.vSwYZW1V.dpbs.

Other match reports:

3rd Team: http://www.villagerfc.co.za/match-report-3rds-vs-young-peoples/#sthash.8MgQmjt6.dpbs

U20’s: http://www.villagerfc.co.za/match-report-u20-vs-young-peoples/#sthash.R5cCKUf7.dpbs

Last Saturday we were again off around the countryside, this time to Mitchells Plain, where we came up against the much vaunted Collegians. It’s been a while since we have participated in this fixture so were a little wary as to what to expect. But as per all our games to date this season we had a super enjoyable afternoon watching and playing good, hard, clean and it must be said fast paced rugby (excuse the repetition from the above). All in all we had a decent afternoon with 2 wins, a draw and a loss. Please see the results below:

1st team: W 21-15

2nd team: W 11-3

3rd team: L 10-15

u/20: D 10-10

The first team probably had one of their best performances to date this season against a very motivated Collegians team. The guys had to be on their toes as Collegians were effective in nullifying our strong pack and using their blistering pace out wide to good effect. Collegians scored the first try from a well worked backline move. From then on the boys gritted it out and stuck to the game plan which resulted in us scoring 3 converted tries. In the last 15 minutes at only 6 points adrift Collegians threw everything but the kitchen sink at us however our resolute and at times incredible defence held them at bay to record a very important away victory for our club. Congrats to Ryan Germishuys, one of our front rowers, for taking away the man-of-the-match ball for the 2nd time this season. What an asset to Village this man is becoming.

To see the full report please go to: http://www.villagerfc.co.za/clarkes-captaincy-confounds-collegians/#sthash.8QZqIxfY.dpbs

Once again many thanks must go to the travelling support from the club. It’s always great to see some of the old boys coming out to support the guys.

This weekend we are finally back at Brookside for a tricky encounter against Rangers on Friday night. Games kick off from 7pm with the 1sts off at 9pm. The weather report is looking good and the beer will be cold so please come down and support the guys. We anticipating a good turnout so are setting up a satellite bar to make sure that you all get your drinks in a hurry and waste no rugby watching time.

 

Future Fixtures to Diarise:

Friday 23 May – Rangers at Home (Night Game)

Saturday 31 May – Brackenfell at Home

 

1st team Log

Team Played Won Lost Drew Log Points
1 St Georges 5 5 0 0 23
2 Villager 5 5 0 0 22
3 Sir Lowrians 4 4 0 0 20
4 Milnerton 6 3 2 1 19
5 Pniel Villagers 5 2 2 1 15
6 Hands & Heart 4 3 1 0 14
7 Brackenfell 5 3 2 0 14
8 Rangers 6 2 3 1 13
9 Collegians 6 2 4 0 12
10 Macassar 5 2 2 1 9
11 Hamlets 4 2 2 0 8
12 Goodwood 5 1 4 0 5
13 Kraaifontein 5 0 5 0 3
14 Young Peoples 4 0 4 0 1
15 Scottsdene 3 0 3 0 1

A mention must also be made about our u20’s who are topping their log with 4 wins and a draw. Great stuff guys!!!

In the Reserve League where our 2 social teams play The Fourths (4ths) and the Shebeen Boys (5ths) the results have been as follows:

4ths:

9 May – UCT at home: L 7-24

16 May – Goodwood away: L 12-31

5ths:

9 May – UCT at home: W 24-5 (Great win guys)

16 May – Goodwood away: L 15-21

Martin’s Health

Martin is back on his feet and working again. He is still not 100% but is much better. We are monitoring it and will keep you guys updated. On behalf of Martin thanks again to all this who have supported him during this time.

Brackenfell Lunch

On Saturday the 31st of May for the Brackenfell game we will be hosting another lunch like we did for the Helderberg game in pre-season. We are lining up some great Village men of old as guest speakers. The lunch is free for anyone who didn’t attend the last lunch and for those of you who did attend the last lunch and would like to attend this one as well it will cost R65. Invites went out yesterday. If you would like to join us and didn’t receive an invite please simply reply to this mail and we will make sure you get one.

Villager Club Dinner

We are very happy to announce that we have re-ignited the VFC club dinner. Please diarise Saturday the 6th of September. We have booked the ball room at Kelvin Grove. Details to follow in June but in the meantime please keep the night open. It will be a proper club dinner with players, coaches, managers, committee and members from all generations.

Club Night

Club Night continues to steam along with many close encounters for that elusive bar tab. The roll over tab is currently sitting at R1,000. If you sitting at home on a Thursday evening with not too much to do come down and join us for a few. With R35 for a burger and chips (very healthy portions) and a chance to win a solid prize surely it’s a no-brainer.

Thanks must go to Lionel for his sterling efforts in running this initiative.

Subs

Please make sure your subs are in as soon as possible. The due date was 1 April 2014. Once paid you will be issued with a personalised membership card which will entitle you to:

·        a 10% discount at the bar

·        free ground entry on match day

·        updates such as these and others

·        invitations and notices to club events like “Nights with the Legends”

·        the honour of being an official Villager club member

 

Club Planner for the next 2 weeks

 

Thurs 22 May Fri 23 Sat 24 Sun 25 Mon 26 Tues 27 Wed 28
Open & U20 Rugby Prac – 6:15pmFourths & Shebeen Prac – 6:15pm

 

Club Night – 8pm

Villager 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & U/20 vs Rangers at Brookside (from 7pm) 

Shebeen Olympics – 7pm (C field)

Stormers on Big Screen @ Club BarleyCorn – Evening Open & U20 Rugby Prac – 6:15pmFourths Prac – 6:15pm  2-Touch Starts
Thurs 29 Fri 30 Sat 31 Sun 1 June Mon 2 Tues 3 Wed 4
Open & U20 Rugby Prac – 6:15pmFourths & Shebeen Prac – 6:15pm

Club Night – 8pm

 

 

Villager 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & U/20 vs Brackenfell at Brookside (from 1:30pm) 

Renaissance Lunch (from 1pm)

Open & U20 Rugby Prac – 6:15pmShebeen Boys Prac – 6:15pm

BarleyCorn – Evening

Open & U20 Rugby Prac – 6:15pmFourths Prac – 6:15pm

Kind Regards

Anton & Bruce

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