A great day at Brookside this past Saturday! Everything that is good about this club was there for all to see. Our teams playing Villager rugby, good support from our spectators, the famous Table Mountain backdrop on a perfect autumn day, a wonderful aftermatch spirit, vibe and cameraderie in the clubhouse, young (and old) having rugby fun in a Villager environment.
For the record, we played against the strong St Georges RFC from the Strand. The 1XV prepared extremely well for their match and this paid dividends on the matchday resulting in a very good victory. The 2XV and 3XV had similar games in that their mistakes were too many and ultimately cost them victories. The U20A were rewarded for their hard work over the last few weeks and were exciting in their victory against their unbeaten opponents. The results for this past Saturday against St Georges were as follows:
1XV won 24 – 8.
2XV lost 22 – 26.
3XV lost 21 -29.
U20A won 38 -29.
A big thank you must go to all our sponsors – main, associate and club 22 – for your generous sponsorship of Villagers. The logos of the sponsors appear on our 1XV jerseys, in our matchday programme, on our website and on the field advertising boards.
This coming Saturday is a bye weekend and our next fixture will be on Saturday 6 May 2017 when all our teams will be playing against Rangers at Brookside. Please come down to the club to support our boys and assist us in building the momentum. Your attendance in creating the Brookside atmosphere is special and most meaningful to the players and the club.
A warm thank you to all the Villager FC non-playing members who have paid their 2017 subscriptions. It is indeed appreciated and a wonderful showing of the loyalty from our past members. To those of you who are still not 2017 members, please continue as members for 2017 as we as a club would like to grow our membership year by year.
Well, the Stormers certainly have come down to earth with a bump as they negotiate the most difficult part of their league journey. To play Chiefs, Lions and then to undertake the demanding journey to New Zealand and play Crusaders, Highlanders and Hurricanes is a tall ask. They are playing the top 5 teams in the competition in 5 consecutive weeks with no break!! That’s like 5 Test Matches as they compete against all the top international players!!
Tomorrow evening will be the fourth get-together of Club 100 where John Dobson and Charl Marais will be our guests. We are still short of the magical 100 mark and if you do know of anybody who you think would be keen to join, please forward contact details to this office. The 1XV will again be in attendance and the more time they spend with the “ou manne” the more they are motivated.
That’s it for this week then. Two short weeks coming up, so enjoy! For those who are making this weekend a long weekend and are going away, take care on your travels.
In closing, a story from Dennis Nick. “This may be of interest to some of you. A friend of mine has two tickets in a corporate box for the final British Lions test in Auckland on 8th July. He paid $1000 each (including food and beverage), but he did not realise when he bought them months ago that it was going to be the same day as his wedding. If you are interested, he is looking for someone to take his place. It’s at the All Saints Church, Palmerston North 2:30pm Saturday 8th July. The bride’s name is Nicole – she 5’8″, about 57kg, pretty, has her own income and is a really good cook”.
VFC Rugby Administration.