Villager Voice 2018 – 008

Dear Villager

A large group of Villager players attended a training camp at the Saggy Stone farm just outside Robertson this past Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It was a huge success and Clinton van Rensburg, Head Coach, was of the opinion that it was one of the best training camps he has ever attended. A few of the many highlights that will remain with the players forever were the “lekker kuiering” on the first night, the fines with their own 200litre Saggy Stone beer on tap on the back of a truck, the team workshop under the tree to set out the Villager culture, the gatherings around the fires with guitar and song, the steak night and France beating England, the flushout on Sunday on top of the mountain. Saggy Stone contributed in enriching the lives of the young men from Villagers for which we are most grateful.

This coming Saturday our Firsts and Seconds will be travelling to play against the Clanwilliam RFC in Clanwilliam. This will be the second year that this friendly will be played and Villagers and Clanwilliam have developed a special rugby bond. We will also again, no doubt, appreciate the finer details of “brandewyn en coke met ys” as the rugby friendships are cemented at the aftermatch function.

The good news is that the clubhouse is now again open and we certainly hope that you will all soon be  popping into the Saggy Stone Villager Restaurant/Pub. We are still busy with the finer finishes, but everything else is in place and we look forward to welcoming you to Brookside. The transformation of the clubhouse is something that we as Villagers can be proud of and the kiddies play area will hopefully attract families to Brookside. Why not come down this coming Saturday if you are not going to Newlands and watch the Stormers play the Blues followed by England against Ireland.

Despite “Day Zero” now being averted, the commencement of the 2018 league season is still down for the beginning of June. It certainly will be a jam-packed 5 months (June to October) of rugby action should all go according to the postponed league schedule. As yet, no fixtures have been received from the WPRFU. Once these have been received we will be able to fix a date for Derby Day which will take place at Brookside.

That’s it then. We wish you a great week and don’t forget to visit the new clubhouse.

Kind regards.

Rob Wagner.