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

#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.

Tony Bale Funeral Arrangements

The arrangements for Tony Bale’s funeral are as follows:

  • Funeral Service on Wednesday 31st May at St Peter’s in Chains Church at 10.30am
  • Thereafter at Holmsford Bridge Crematorium, Dreghorn at 12.00
  • Family Flowers only
  • The family would like as many people as possible to come back to the Laurieston after the funeral

The family have asked that all mourners wear bright colours and that all members wear club ties.

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.

This weekend’s games

Saturday 15th September

1st XV- Ardrossan Accies RFC v Peebles RFC @Memorial Field 3pm KO

2nd XV – Ardrossan Accies RFC v Dalziel RFC @Memorial Field 3pm KO

For details of the pre match lunch go to http://www.ardrossanrugby.com/pre-match-lunch/

Sunday 18th September

Ladies – Kelso NDL @Kelso RFC 1st match KO’s at 10am

U16s – Ardrossan Accies RFC v Bishopton/Garnock RFC @Memorial Field 2pm KO

U15s – Stewartry RFC v Ardrossan Accies RFC @Stewartry RFC 2pm KO

U14s – Ardrossan Accies RFC v Paisley RFC @Memorial Field 2pm KO

U13s – Ardrossan Accies RFC v Irvine RFC @Memorial Field 2pm KO

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


 

Pre match lunches

This season’s pre match lunches will start on the 3rd of September. Enjoy a catered meal then come out to cheer on our senior squads as they kick off their league campaigns with the 1st XV playing GHK and the 2nd XV playing Allan Glens. Tickets cost £20 and are available from the bar or by contacting Bill Nolan on 07785 071804. Numbers must be confirmed by the 1st of September.