What warriors the 1XV players turned out to be this past Saturday when they travelled out to Mamre to play Hamlets. In an epic encounter they had to dig deep and their defence was quite superb as they defended a 20 -19 lead to the final whistle (10 minutes extra time!!). It was a proud Villager moment when the final whistle blew and the 22 exhausted Villager players had accomplished what they had set out to do – to get 4 league points against a tough team like Hamlets away from home. What assisted the team was the fact that they were able to travel out to Mamre as a team in a Springbok Atlas bus. A very big and sincere thanks must go to Andrew Campbell, Christian Stewart, Gerhard Witte, Dominic Malan and Riaan Cilliers for their most kind donations towards the hiring and securing the bus. Thank you gentlemen!
This coming Saturday we will play our last home match of the season at Brookside against Bellville. Thereafter we have have 2 away matches against Kuilsriver and Violets before the 2017 league season closes. We have welcomed our “regular” non-playing members at Brookside for all our home matches this season. Thank you for your support gentlemen! However, it would be special if for our last home match on Saturday we have a bumper turnout of all those members who have not yet been down to Villagers this year to watch a home match. Let’s make it a day to remember! Let’s demonstrate the Villager camaraderie! Let’s support our 1XV who appreciate your support at Brookside! Let’s not forget how well we were supported when we were active Villager players! Let’s just be a true Villager – proud and loyal!
The matches at Brookside against Bellville this coming Saturday 12 August 2017 are as follows:
16h00 1XV – A Field.
14h40 2XV – A Field.
13h30 3XV – B Field.
13h30 U20A – A Field.
See you all down at Villagers!!
The Villager FC Annual Golf Day will take place at Rondebosch Golf Club on Thursday 31August 2017. What is most disappointing is that to date we have only received 5 4-ball entries!! The club needs your support especially from all those members who we know are active golfers and have thus far not entered. Thus, a kind request to all our members to support the event – please contact Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org to enter.
From a youth point of view, the Villager FC is proud in its support of the Claremont High School schoolboys who practice at the club every Monday and Wednesday and our Rugbytots Villagers (aged 2 -7) who develop their social and physical skills in a fun, positive environment every Saturday morning at 09h30. The fun aspect of rugby is so clear to see amongst these 2 young groups – it is infectious and makes one realise that rugby union is indeed a special game.
Unfortunately, the curtain came down on the Super Rugby season without a final win for the Lions. But they did have a wonderful season and can be most proud of their achievements. One has to take your hat off to the Crusaders (to travel from New Zealand and then to play at altitude is not easy) who did show what it takes to be a champion rugby team. However, it was not all disappointment for South African sport lovers this weekend as our athletes and swimmers did us proud.
Lastly, the1985 1XV who were coached by Rodney Bryant will be having a reunion this Saturday before the 1XV match. The 1985 team played in 2 finals (Town Challenge and Lion Lager Shield) both against the Maties losing in the Town Challenge and drawing in the Lion Lager Shield. It will be good to have members of that team together again. So come down to Brookside and join in the fun and as Piet Geldenhuys would say – “Let’s all have a JFT – a jolly fine time!!!!).
VFC Rugby Administration.