Backing Blue with a Club Day Out!!

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On sale now – BOOK HERE!

A great day out for your friends and family.  All tickets include transport to and from the venue.  Pre and post match entertainment to be advised.

Deadline for reservation and payment is 1st October.

Any problems or further queries, please contact Terry 07768369961 or email events@ardrossanrugby.com


 

Youth Management Recruitment

Thank you to all for attending the youth meeting on Monday 20th June. Please find attached the minutes for your information.
The main issues of the meeting was highlighting the fact that we are increasing from 8 teams to 15 mini and youth teams. To enable the youth section to operate effectively, we need a lot more people to help. The different jobs include coaching, coaching assistants, team managers, fixture secretaries and co-ordinators, membership admin, communication and marketing, treasurer, social events and kit co-ordinator.
We would like to stress that you don’t need any rugby experience or knowledge, just a willingness to help.
If you would like more information, or think that you may like to be involved at some level, then please get in touch youth@ardrossanrugby.com or post under here.
Our next committee meeting is on Wednesday 6th July at 7pm.

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LADY OF THE MONTH: Shelagh Milligan

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In my head I’m still 25 but unfortunately no one has told my metabolism this. I am not an exercise junkie and never have been. My idea of a good workout was running from South Beach train station to the Lauriston to catch last orders, triumphantly wheezing into a glass of Sauvignon Blanc whilst phoning a taxi to take me the 10 minute walk home. I am not motivated in the slightest by exercise classes, running for fun is just, well, it’s not! Anyway, I knew I had to start doing some sort of physical activity and decided that crashing into other people over an odd shaped ball might be quite good. I definitely fell into the unfit category but no one on the team minded at all and I started to improve (slowly) every single week. Nothing beats scoring your first try, or watching someone else score their first try or catching a high ball or the noise someone makes when you fool them with a dummy pass or kicking an egg shaped ball and it actually going where you want it to go. Nothing beats the feeling of knowing you can bring someone down who is three times your size and nothing beats the feeling when you’re finally brave enough to try it! I have a confession – I go out running now. Not because I enjoy it (I still don’t) but because I want to be better at this incredible sport and my amazing team!

Queen of the 10’s

The ladies team have finally played their first official competitive match of rugby.  They joined forces with a few players from Helensburgh to compete in the Scottish Women’s Rugby ‘Queen of the 10’s’ tournament which was hosted this time by Lismore RFC. Due to the numbers of clubs having to play postponement games, there were only 6 teams in total attend the tournament.  Ardrossan played 3 matches against Cartha/Watsonians, Melrose, and Strathclyde Uni.  These were very tough opponents and with the most competitive match against Strathclyde who are of similiar grade.  But that didn’t deter the ladies who faced every game head on and improved with every half.  The tournament for Ardrossan was about the experience.  Everyone worked really hard, gained a ton of knowledge and boosted their confidence in the contact area whether it was tackling, rucking etc. Our one try scorer Emma Blackstock displayed a brilliant strong run in her new found size 11 magic boots. Also a stirling performance to our number 9 Jennifer Monaghan because she had to cover a lot of ground as well as learn scrum and line out!  And finally a special mention to our U15 player Shanice Mcknee and her sister who came to support.  
Everyone should be very proud of their performances. A strong foundation has been established to build, develop and progress on. Well done ladies. 

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