Villager Voice #6

VILLAGE VOICE – 06/2014

I can’t believe we are already on the 6th edition of the Village Voice this year. The time has just flown by.

Helderberg Friendly

On Saturday the 8th of March all our teams had a tough fixture against our Super League A counterparts Helderberg. The good news is that all the teams were competitive the bad news however is that we didn’t manage a win. Even though the results were disappointing there was lots to be encouraged by for so early in the season. The results:

1st team: 14-40

2nd team: 0-17

3rd team: 3-19

u/20: 17-26

In the first team game Helderberg came out of the change rooms firing and put in 2 early converted tries. For the next 30 minutes our boys consolidated nicely and put in a well worked try just before halftime. The teams went into the shed with the score at 21-7. The majority of the second half was once again a very closely contested affair as both teams scored a try a piece with our try coming from a well worked lineout drive. At 26-14 with 20 minutes to go the momentum was with us. The guys sensed that they had a chance to take this one and threw everything at Helderberg. However it wasn’t to be as deep into the 2nd half and with us trying to force the game Helderberg came in with 2 good counter attack tries feeding off our errors. All in all it was a good day out with coaches and management satisfied with the progress and where we are at the moment. The guys have one more friendly against Super League A opposition – Belville Tech away on Saturday. The season starts on Saturday the 5th of April with a home game against Macassar.

On Tuesday night our U/20’s played very well against the UCT u/19B team and took home a win. Encouraging signs. Well done to the boys and management.

Renaissance Lunch

The lunch was received extremely well with 80 members turning up for a day of reminiscing, eating, drinking and watching a bit of rugby. It was great to see the old faces in the club again and guys connecting. Based on the responses we have had to date the lunch was a great success. Many thanks must go to Gavin Cowley and Ian Macullum (please see Ian’s speech attached – well worth a read) for entertaining us in sharing some of their stories and thoughts on rugby in general. We will be hosting another event similar to this one later in the season with the date of 31 May being targeted. On this Saturday we have a big game against Brackenfell at the club.

Club Night

With the bar tab roll over sitting at R1,100 last week it was a big one and drew a big turnout. 10 minutes before the draw our head coach left the premises with the parting words “I never win in these things in anyway”. True to form the name to come out of the hat was none other than Andrew “Gunner” Hughes. That will be the last time he misses a club night. So tonight we have another roll over to R1,200. With it being a long weekend why not start it with a bang and a few drinks at the club. There’s a vibe and the beers are the cheapest in town.

SACS Rugby Legends Evening

If there any SACS old boys in our midst or anyone keen for what looks to be a cracker of an evening please see the attached flyer.  If you are interested you can contact one of our first team coaches Kirsten Marshall at  kirsten.marshall@ sacsjr.org.za.

Sacs-Rugby-Legends (2)

Congratulations

All the best to our caterer Scotty and Riana who tied the knot at the club on Saturday. We wish you guys all the happiness in the world.

General

After many conspiracy theories and rumours we can confirm that the Derby will be played this year. The date set aside is 28 June. Please make a plan to come down. It’s going to be great day out. The reason for the delay has been to the fact that Hammies are playing in the Community Cup and hence their first team were not available for the historic clash. We were not prepared to dilute this great day by playing a Hammies second team so rather chose to delay to later in the season. There we go from the horse’s mouth.

Club Planner for the next 2 weeks

Thurs 20 Mar Fri 21 Sat 22 Sun 23 Mon 24 Tues 25 Wed 26
Open & U20 Rugby Prac – 6:15pmFourths Prac – 6:15pm

Club Night – 8pm

Public Holiday VFC vs Belville Tech – 1:30pm -6pm (AWAY) Open & U20 Rugby Prac – 6:15pmShebeen Boys Prac – 6:15pm

BarleyCorn – Evening

Open & U20 Rugby Prac – 6:15pmFourths Prac – 6:15pm 6 Down Touch League – from 4pm
Thurs 27 Fri 28 Sat 29 Sun 30 Mon 31 Tues 1 Wed 2
Open & U20 Rugby Prac – 6:15pmFourths Prac – 6:15pm

Club Night – 8pm

 

 

Venue Hire – 7pm onwards  French Touch Rugby + Lunch Open & U20 Rugby Prac – 6:15pmShebeen Boys Prac – 6:15pm

BarleyCorn – Evening

Open & U20 Rugby Prac – 6:15pmFourths Prac – 6:15pm 6 Down Touch League – from 4pm 

Kind Regards

Anton & Bruce

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