Villager Voice 2018 – 005

Dear Villager

With the postponement of the 2018 club rugby season until June because of the water crisis (as reported in the last newsletter), it is sincerely hoped that the new clubhouse will become a focal point for all Villagers (playing and non-playing) and that it will be well supported. Bring your partner or family around for lunch or dinner, meet up with your friends after a tough day at work, get together to watch the Stormers play home matches (if you are not going to Newlands) and/or away matches, or just pop in and relax with a quiet Saggy Stone craft beer. The refurbishment of the clubhouse is being done specifically with our members in mind as we want you to be comfortable in surroundings that enhance the image of our club. The Saggy Stone Villager Restaurant/Pub is due for completion end of February – watch this space!!

A huge thanks must go to Pete Smith, Villager Main Committee member, for staging and organising at short notice the Villager Corporate Golf Day at Rondebosch Golf Club this past Friday. Also, many thanks to Kim du Plessis, Villager Marketing and Events, for all her hard work which is sincerely appreciated. It truly was a memorable and fun day and it was special to see all the golfers wearing the Villager golf shirts. Villagers expresses its sincere thanks to all those golfers who participated on the day, to all the sponsors and to the spirit into which all present approached the so-called “auction”.

Clinton van Rensburg, Head Coach, and his team management members have been innovative in preparing for the postponed season. Not only has the season been postponed, but all friendlies (including Derby Day) have been cancelled and there may be no practices on the playing fields. Interesting training sessions have now been planned and we are looking to play friendlies in the Boland. However, the biggest credit must go to the Villager players who, despite the setback, are attending practices and are demonstrating a wonderful Villager family spirit. Thank you chaps for making the commitment to the club – it is special under extraordinary circumstances!!

In closing, the Villager FC expresses its sincere condolences to the family of Heini Rosenstrauch who sadly passed away. Heini will not only be remembered as a Villager member, but also for his restaurant Heini’s Grill in Bellville.

All of the best for the  week.

Kind regards.

Rob Wagner.