The opening Super League A league fixture at Brookside this past Saturday was greeted with beautiful winter weather – a strong north-westerly and much rain! The established and very strong Durbanville-Bellville teams proved themselves against our 1XV and 2XV and ran out deserved and comfortable winners. However, our U20A team played with much energy and determination and were victorious on the day.
The 1XV would have learnt a lot from Saturday – only 2 of our players had Super League A experience – about the standard and intensity of this difficult competition. However, we as a club are in year 1 of a 3 year programme and there will be harsh lessons along the way especially when we come up against clubs who have continuity and have also been national club champions.
Clubs like False Bay, Hamiltons and Durbanville-Bellville are currently the “Manchester Uniteds” of Super League A whilst Villagers can be compared to a “Huddersfield Town”. The aforementioned clubs need to be congratulated on what they have and are achieving and we at Villagers need to take cognisance of what they are doing both on and off the field. It is about all positively contributing to the well-being of the club. To sit back, criticise and find fault all the time will only do harm – and many of the harsh critics are not even paid-up members – and Villagers will continue to struggle.
By this time, after numerous newsletters, we should all be aware of what are simple solutions to return Villagers to where it belongs. The Main Committee members of your club are to be commended on the unselfish hours they are dedicating to the well-being of the club – it is to be admired! We will not give up and will continue to fight. We do, however, need the members as well.
This coming Saturday 9 June 2018 we will host Hamiltons at Brookside. The times are as follows:
A Field 16h00 1XV.
A Field 14h40 2XV.
A Field 13h25 U20A.
It will be super to see a large number of Villager supporters at the club where you can stay on to watch the Springbok vs England Test Match on the big screen. Ole! Ole! Ole!
Talking about the Test Match, I’m sure all are hoping for a proud Bok performance and that the team can produce a display that will instill much hope for the future. SA Rugby needs a spark and, hopefully, Siya and his men will give us much to cheer about.
All of the best to all the Villagers. Friday is red socks day!!
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