This weekend’s games

Saturday 21st October:

1st XV         Ardrossan Accies v Gordonians RFC, 3pm KO

2nd XV         Annan RFC v Ardrossan Accies, 3pm KO

 

Sunday 22nd October:

No games but all youth training is running at the normal times

 

A massive thanks to this weekend’s weekend sponsor, former player and president Willie Gibson for his support this year.

This Weekend’s Fixtures

Rugby continues for most of our teams away from home this weekend. The 1st XV travel to Perthshire and will be hoping to build off of the momentum they gained last week. There is plenty of room for spectators on the team bus if any of the acciesfam want to come and cheer the boys on. For those that don’t want to make the journey then the 2nd XV are playing at home and as always the bar is open from 12:30pm.

On Sunday the Ladies play in their first ever league match away to Kelso. If anyone would like to travel to see that game, then contact Brian Reid or Shelagh Milligan for bus information.

 

Saturday 16th September:

1st XV                    Perthshire RFC v Ardrossan Accies, 3pm KO         (Bus leaves Memorial Field, 11am)

2nd XV                                                   Ardrossan Accies v Lenzie RFC, 3pm KO

U18s                                                      Bishopton RFC v Ardrossan Accies, 12:30pm KO

Sunday 17th September:

Ladies                   Kelso RFC v Ardrossan Accies, 2pm KO    (Contact Shelagh Milligan for bus information)

U15s                                                      Strathaven RFC v Ardrossan Accies, 2pm KO

U14s                                                      Birkmyre RFC v Ardrossan Accies, 2pm KO

U13s                                                      Birkmyre RFC v Ardrossan Accies, 2pm KO

Minis & Micros                                  East Kilbride RFC v Cambuslang RFC v Ardrossan Accies, 10:30am KO

This Weekends Games

This weekend rugby is returning to Memorial Field in a big way. We have games across both Saturday and Sunday as our youth teams get back in to the action. If you are down to watch any of our games, then why not join us in the clubhouse after the final whistle and have a drink in our brand new bar. This weekend’s fixtures are.

 

Saturday 9th September:

1st XV                                                    Ardrossan Accies v Dalziel RFC, 3pm KO

U18s                                                      Stewartry RFC v Ardrossan Accies, 2pm KO

Sunday 10th September:

U15s                                                      Ardrossan Accies v Kilmarnock RFC, 2pm KO

U14s                                                      Ardrossan Accies v Kilmarnock RFC, 2pm KO

U13s                                                      Ardrossan Accies v Kilmarnock RFC, 2pm KO

Minis & Micros                                  Kilmarnock RFC v Ardrossan Accies, 12:30pm KO

fixtures 17-18

Ardrossan Academicals RFC

Fixture list 2017-18

1st XV

Date                                      Opponents                                                                         Venue

Aug. 26  CUP                      Hillhead Jordanhill                                                           Away

Sept. 2     L                           Glasgow Accies                                                                 Away

Sept.  9    L                           Dalziel                                                                                   Home

Sept, 16   L                          Perthshire                                                                           Away

Sept. 23   L                          Orkney                                                                                 Home

Sept. 30   L                          Haddington                                                                        Away

Oct.  7      L                          Murrayfield Wanderers                                                 Home

Oct.  14    L                          Highland                                                                              Away

Oct.  21    L                          Gordonians                                                                        Home

Oct.   28   L                          Newton Stewart                                                               Away

Nov.  4     L                           Hillhead Jordanhill                                                           Away

Nov. 18                                 (Cup 2nd  round)

Dec.  2     L                           St. Boswells                                                                        Home

Dec.  9     L                           Glasgow Accies                                                                 Home

Dec. 16    L                           Dalziel                                                                                   Away

Jan.  6      L                           Perthshire                                                                           Home

Jan. 13     L                           Orkney                                                                                 Away

Jan. 20     L                           Haddington                                                                        Home

Jan. 27     L                           Murrayfield Wanderers                                                 Away

Feb. 17    L                           Highland                                                                              Home

Mar.  3    L                           Gordonians                                                                        Away

Mar. 24    L                          Newton Stewart                                                               Home

Mar. 31    L                           Hillhead Jordanhill                                                           Home

Apr.  7                                  St Boswells                                                                         Away

 

 

 

2nd XV

Date                                      Opponents                                                                         Venue

Sept.  2                                 Greenock Wanderers                                                     Away

Sept.  9                                 Dalziel 3                                                                               Home

Sept. 16                                Lenzie                                                                                   Home

Sept. 23                                Cumnock                                                                             Away

Sept. 30                                Whitecraigs                                                                        Home

Oct.  7                                   Kilmarnock                                                                          Away

Oct. 14                                  Allan Glens                                                                         Home

Oct. 21                                  Annan                                                                                   Away

Oct. 28                                  Marr 3                                                                                   Home

Nov.  4                                  Hillhead Jordanhill 2A                                                     Away

Dec.  2                                   West of Scotland 2A                                                        Home

Dec.  9                                   Greenock Wanderers                                                     Home

Dec. 16                                 Dalziel 3                                                                               Away

Jan.  6                                    Lenzie                                                                                   Away

Jan. 13                                   Cumnock                                                                             Home

Jan. 20                                   Whitecraigs                                                                        Away

Jan.27                                   Kilmarnock                                                                          Home

Feb. 10                                  Marr 3                                                                                   Away

Feb. 17                                  Allan Glens                                                                         Away

Mar.  3                                  Annan                                                                                   Home

Mar. 24                                 Hillhead Jordanhill 2A                                                     Home

Mar. 31                                 West of Scotland 2A                                                        Away

Club Senior Prizegiving

The club’s senior prizegiving will be taking place this Saturday from 6pm onwards in the lounge. There will be prizes for our 1st, 2nd and ladies XV’s so why not come down and celebrate with us.

#ourclub project

As many of you may have noticed the bar is being completely refurbished and there are some exciting changes being made to improve it for all members. This project was dreamed up by our former vice president Tony Bale who sadly passed away last week after losing his battle with cancer.

The project has two main objectives that we are hoping to achieve. Firstly, we want to bring a focus back to all sections of the club and to bring everyone under one umbrella working to achieve one goal. If we all come together as a club and help improve the fabric of our clubhouse, then we will all benefit from it. Secondly, we want to give everyone a more modern bar that people will enjoy using.

Tony has kindly provided the money to transform the fabric of the lounge and to make the changes to the actual building. What we need to do is raise the money to replace all the furnishings in the bar because there’s no point in having a brand-new bar with old tables and chairs in it.

This is where we need your help, we’re asking for donations to help make this project a reality. Any donation big or small will go a long way to help us achieve our goals as a club.

We have several ways for people to get involved and to stake their claim on the club. We will be running events throughout the summer which will be announced in due course. There will be donation buckets around the club for any spare change that people might have and we have also set up a gofundme page so that people can donate money online. www.gofundme.com/ardrossan-accies-bar-refurbishment

At the end of the day, the only way we can make the club better is by doing it ourselves. The club doesn’t just belong to a team or a group of players; it doesn’t just belong to the people that sit on the committee, this club belongs to everyone that supports Ardrossan Accies because it’s #ourclub.

Bar Refurbishment

The bar is closed for refurbishment until Friday the 26th of May. The club will still be open for any training, matches or events however the member’s lounge will be shut.

ARDROSSAN ACADEMICALS 95th ANNIVERSARY DINNER

The President and Committee of Ardrossan Academicals Rugby Football Club would like to extend an invitation to you to attend the Club’s 95th Anniversary Dinner to be held in Seamill Hydro Hotel, Seamill, West Kilbride on Friday 28th April 2017.

Tickets for the evening are £60.00 and can be purchased by either:

  1. Forwarding a cheque made payable to Ardrossan Academicals Rugby Football Club (A.A.R.F.C.) to me at 14 Longcraigs Avenue, Ardrossan. KA22 7 PU.
  2. Pay by bank transfer.  Account Name: Accies Dinner, Sort Code: 83 27 02, Account Number: 00714764. Clearly referencing your name.

Please confirm by email your bank transfer to briankean@sky.com

Tickets will then be forwarded by post. Closing date for tickets is Friday 7th April 2017.

Main SPEAKER – The main Speaker on the evening will be Alastair Kellock, former captain of Glasgow Warriors & Scotland.

HOTEL – Preferential rates for Bed and Breakfast have been negotiated with the hotel at a cost of £108 per twin room. Anyone wishing to take advantage of this offer should contact the hotel direct. Tel: 01294 822217.

SEATING – Please indicate on your response particular seating arrangements for yourself or your party otherwise we will organise you seating. Circular tables seating 8 or 10 guests will be used.

BUSES – Transport has been organised from Irvine to Seamill and Seamill to Irvine/Largs. Details of bus times will be supplied with the tickets.