It is now showtime!! All the hard work and sweat, the pre-season friendlies and the team building sessions are now relegated to the past. This coming Saturday 1 April is the real thing. The Villager FC has a most difficult first league match as we travel to the Helderberg to take on Sir Lowrians, a club who was relegated last season and who will certainly take to the field to make amends. The 1XV had a very good training session on Saturday afternoon with high intensity and mistakes cut down to a minimum. The training was followed by a braai where the typical Villager spirit was most evident. Our best wishes go to all our teams for the commencement of the 2017 league competition which we hope turns out to be most memorable.
This past Thursday our sponsor, ESET, invited the 1XV coaches, team management and players to a function at their offices where they did a presentation on the business of ESET. The purpose of the get-together was to enlighten all present on who actually is the sponsor of the Villager FC. The majority of those present knew that ESET was the sponsor, but they did not know what was the business of the sponsor. It is important when asked the question about who sponsors you, that not only do you know it is ESET but you also know what line of business they are in. ESET is indeed “the team behind the team” and we are most fortunate to enjoy such a beneficial relationship. Thanks must go to ESET for hosting the function, the kind drinks and eats that they provided and for their continued support of the Villager FC.
There have been queries on the purchase of the new Villager range of merchandise for 2017. If you go on to the Villager website (villagerfc.co.za) you will be able to view the range of merchandise. You can either order your clothing item(s) on line or you can place an order with Rameez or Martin who will receive and process your payment.
Well, the Stormers put another win under their belt against the Sunwolves even though at times it was not pretty. But at this level you take every win and bank it – you also develop a winning belief and culture which is vital for future games. It was a good weekend for WPRugby as the WP team went out to Wellington and John Dobson can be most satisfied with their friendly match win against Boland. We as a club must start out positively with a similar winning belief and approach each of our 14 league matches as a Final – there will be little room for error in a very competitive league where all clubs are striving for promotion to Super League A.
That’s it for this week then. Keep your fingers crossed for a good start to our season on Saturday.
VFC Rugby Administration.