Brookside hosted Young Peoples from Paarl this past Saturday and, despite the Stormers match at Newlands, there was a good turnout and support for the match. Thank you to all those folk who came down to Brookside to support Villagers – it is indeed appreciated. The results of the matches were as follows:
1XV won 38 – 24.
2XV won 29 – 14.
3XV won 7 – 5.U20A lost 24 – 26.
The 1XV played well in the 1st half, but fell away somewhat in the 2nd half. We did secure 5 league points, but there is a great deal of hard work that lies ahead before we reach our true potential. The players cannot only rely on practice days, but must also make the “sacrifice” and work on their fitness levels on their non-practice days.
The clubhouse hosted the Saggy Stone Player-off-the-Day Awards after the 1XV match. It was good to “feel” the Villager spirit and we look forward to these awards after each home match. The awards were presented by non-playing members to the following players:
1XV Brodie Blows.
2XV Akram Hassiem.
3XV Allie Williams.
U20A held over to next home match.
After the awards the clubhouse “rocked” to the Stormers display on the television screens against the Chiefs. The match was a great advert for rugby union and you are not going to see much better tries than the one started by Damian McKenzie and the one created by Dillyn Leyds (what a superb creative pass!). It was a game played at great pace with fantastic skills. Well done to Robbie Fleck, his coaching staff and the players!!
Our next fixture for all our teams will be against the very strong St Georges RFC teams from the Strand on Saturday 22 April 2017. Please come down to Brookside and lend your support to the men in white. The Stormers are on tour in New Zealand and play the Crusaders on Saturday morning – the afternoon is, therefore, free for a trip to Brookside. Stay on for the Saggy Stone Player-of-the-Day Awards and join the aftermatch fun with friends.
The Villager FC was sad to hear of the passing of Dr George Dommisse. George was involved with Celtics during his running days and also served as the medical doctor to the UCT RFC and WP Rugby. Our sincere condolences go to his family who are in our thoughts during this difficult time. Also, our thoughts are with Cedric Hugo, Villager member, who will undergo major heart surgery today at the Vincent Palotti Hospital. We wish Cedric all of the very best and a speedy recovery.
With the Easter weekend already upon us please take note that the Villager clubhouse will be closing on Thursday 13 April at 13h00 and will again open on Tuesday 18 April. If you are travelling over this period, take care on the roads and enjoy a wonderful long weekend. Don’t forget that Fridays are Red Socks Days for Villager members.
All of the best.
VFC Rugby Administration.