VILLAGER VOICE #9

The 2014 season has kicked off in full force and all in all it’s been a great start to a big year for Village. Please enjoy the 9th instalment of the Village Voice.

Milnerton Away – Friday Night Lights

On Friday the 2nd of May the club travelled out to Milnerton for what was a much anticipated fixture and more than likely one of the toughest for the season. It was great to be back at Uni-Mill again after many years of relative obscurity for their club. The local community came out in their droves and the weather played its part (except for the odd misty moment which made viewing troublesome). All in all it was a great evening with hard, competitive rugby always played in a good spirit. It really was the perfect advert for club rugby. Village finished up with the u20’s and the 1sts coming away with solid victories and the 2nds and 3rds losing in close encounters. The scores were:

1st team: W 23-20

2nd team: L 26-5

3rd team: L 15-10

4th team: L 24-0 (UCT)

5th team: L 11-3 (Durbell)

u/20: W 23-7

Our 1st team had a tough encounter against a highly rated Uni-Mill team. The guys started off like a house on fire completely dominating all facets of the game and barely allowing their opposition into the Villager half for the entire first half. Thanks to the boot of Daniel Clarke and a couple of well worked tries our boys went into the shed at halftime with a commanding 20-3 lead. The second half was a completely different story however as Uni-Mill refused to be manipulated like they were in the 1st half. The game turned into an absolute humdinger as Uni-Mill came back hard with some great rugby against a very spirited defensive effort from Village. Village supporters ended up counting the seconds for the final whistle as we came away with a 23-20 win. The character shown by the guys was admirable and the lessons learnt from this encounter valuable. For the full match report you can go to http://www.villagerfc.co.za/villager-make-it-three-in-a-row/#sthash.zm753RvO.dpbs

Other match reports:

3rd team – http://www.villagerfc.co.za/match-report-3rd-xv-vs-milnerton/#sthash.txWwESRJ.dpbs

U20 – http://www.villagerfc.co.za/match-report-u20-vs-milnerton/#sthash.Ne3cuioG.dpbs

Many thanks must go to the travelling support from the club. It was great to see some of the old boys coming out to support the guys. Thanks Smiley for lifting the chaps.

This weekend the club is off to Faure Street in Paarl where we take on Young Peoples for the first time (if my memory serves me correct). Please see the pre-match report at http://www.villagerfc.co.za/young-peoples-pose-paarl-travel-challenge/#sthash.o4qdWPPj.dpbs

Future Fixtures to Diarise:

Saturday 17 May – Collegians Away

Friday 23 May – Rangers at Home (Night Game)

Saturday 31 May – Brackenfell at Home

1st team Log

Team Played Won Lost Drew Log Points
1 Sir Lowrians 3 3 0 0 15
2 Villager 3 3 0 0 14
3 Collegians 3 2 1 0 10
4 St Georges 2 2 0 0 10
5 Brackenfell 3 2 1 0 10
6 Milnerton 4 1 2 1 9
7 Pniel Villagers 3 1 1 1 9
8 Hands & Hearts 2 2 0 0 8
9 Rangers 4 1 2 1 8
10 Goodwood 3 1 2 0 5
11 Macassar 3 1 1 1 5
12 Kraaifontein 3 0 3 0 2
13 Young Peoples 2 0 2 0 1
14 Hamlets 2 0 2 0 0
15 Scottsdene 2 0 2 0 0

Martin’s Health

On a not so happy note Martin, our barman, is not well at the moment. He has an infection on his leg that has taken a turn for the worst. He has not been able to work for the last week or so and is being monitored closely by our team Doctor Sid Allie. On behalf of the club we wish Martin a speedy recovery. We will keep you guys updated as to his progress.

Many thanks to Dave, George and Lionel for going above the call of duty in making sure the bar continues to operate in Martin’s absence. We really appreciate it guys.

Kraken Rum

We welcome to the family our new sponsor alongside ESET – Kraken Rum. Kraken have taken the sleeve on the 1st team jersey. The new jersey will be worn for the first time on Saturday. Thanks Ross and Kraken for the support and no doubt we will support you back with a few cold Kraken and Cokes in the pub.

Brackenfell Lunch

On Saturday the 31st of May for the Brackenfell game we will be hosting another lunch like we did for the Helderberg game in pre-season. We are lining up some great Village men of old as guest speakers. The lunch is free for anyone who didn’t attend the last lunch and for those of you who did attend the last lunch and would like to attend this one as well it will cost R65. Invites will be going out next week. If you would like to join us please simply reply to this mail and we will make sure you recieve an invite.

Villager Club Dinner

We are very happy to announce that we have re-ignited the VFC club dinner. Please diarise Saturday the 6th of September. We have booked the ball room at Kelvin Grove. Details to follow in June but in the meantime please keep the night open. It will be a proper club dinner with players, coaches, managers, committee and members from all generations.

Club Night

Club Night continues to steam along with many close encounters for that elusive bar tab. The roll over tab is currently sitting at R900. If you sitting at home on a Thursday evening with not too much to do come down and join us for a few. With R35 for a burger and chips (very healthy portions) and a chance to win a solid prize surely it’s a no-brainer.

Thanks must go to Lionel for his sterling efforts in running this initiative.

SACS Junior vs Fish Hoek and Kirstenhof at Brookside

The club hosted a cracker of an evening on the 23rd of April as SACS junior, Fish Hoek and Kirstenhof used Brookside for their fixture. The kids loved what was probably their first experience under lights and it seems the parents enjoyed the bar. We look forward to many more of these kinds of initiatives. Thanks to Kirsten Marshall for getting the ball rolling on this one.

Subs

Please make sure your subs are in as soon as possible. The due date was 1 April 2014. Once paid you will be issued with a personalised membership card which will entitle you to:

·        a 10% discount at the bar

·        free ground entry on match day

·        updates such as these and others

·        invitations and notices to club events like “Nights with the Legends”

·        the honour of being an official Villager club member

 

Club Planner for the next 2 weeks

 

Thurs 8 May Fri 9 Sat 10 Sun 11 Mon 12 Tues 13 Wed 14
Open & U20 Rugby Prac – 6:15pmFourths & Shebeen Prac – 6:15pm

 

Club Night – 8pm

Villager Fourths vs Goodwood 7:30 (A)Villager Reserve vs UCT 7:30 (H) Villager 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & U/20 vs Young Peoples (A)Stormers on Big Screen @ Club

Bomber MacKenzie 60th Birthday..All Welcome

BarleyCorn – Evening Open & U20 Rugby Prac – 6:15pmFourths Prac – 6:15pm
Thurs 15 Fri 16 Sat 17 Sun 18 Mon 19 Tues 20 Wed 21
Open & U20 Rugby Prac – 6:15pmFourths & Shebeen Prac – 6:15pm

Club Night – 8pm

 

 

Villager Fourths vs UCT Reserve 7:30 (H)Villager Reserve vs Goodwood 7:30 (A) Villager 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & U/20 vs Collegians (A) Open & U20 Rugby Prac – 6:15pmShebeen Boys Prac – 6:15pm

BarleyCorn – Evening

Open & U20 Rugby Prac – 6:15pmFourths Prac – 6:15pm

Kind Regards

Anton & Bruce

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