Villager Voice 2017 – 021

Dear Villager

In preparation for the second half of our league campaign which commences with an away match against Kraaifontein on 1 July, our 1XV will be playing a return friendly match against Clanwilliam this coming Saturday at 14h00. We are in much need of game time and Clanwilliam have kindly agreed to this match which means we will not go “cold” into our first league match after what has been a long break with no matches. Come down to the club to support the 1XV and stay on for the Test Match at Ellis Park thereafter between the Springboks and France. The bar will be offering a special for the Test Match which will be synonymous with South Africans and Springbok rugby!!!

The club will be hosting a Pink Party after our away fixture on Saturday 1 July 2017. Entry fee will be R10-00 per person and the function will kick off at 19h30 with pink gin specials, prizes, music and proper Villager “gees”. Ladies are asked to wear pink (the gentlemen can of course where pink if they so wish)  and there will be a special prize for the best-dressed lady. Please diarise the date, bring your friends along and let’s enjoy a pink “jol”!!

The 49th Villager Schools’ Sevens will take place at Brookside on Friday 1 September 2017. Paarl Gymnasium are the defending champions. A change from last year is that the Old Boys’ Schools’ Sevens will not take place the evening before, but will be incorporated into the Schools’ Sevens Tournament. WBHS Old Boys are the defending champions.

What a past weekend of sport – victories for the Springboks, the British Lions, Scotland, England and NZ U20 (rugby highlights), Pakistan (ICC Champions Trophy), Brooks Koepka (US Open). And all, if you so wished, from the comfort of an easy chair – the wonders of modern technology!! The highlight for this coming weekend has to be the much-anticipated First Test between the Brtitish and Irish Lions and New Zealand.

Enjoy the week and to quote from Charlie Chaplin “A day without laughter is a day wasted”.

Kind regards.

VFC Rugby Administration.

NOTE: It is with much sadness that we have just heard of the sudden passing of Eric Melville, a great Villager player of the Eighties who went on to play most successfully for France. Our sincere condolences go to his family.