40th Ardrossan Highland Games

The club will be running a beer tent at the Highland Games this year. Volunteers required to put up and take down the tent, plus also assist with serving and collecting empties.

We will be having a bottle stall again so we need donations of bottles- could really do with them by Friday so we can get organised – you can drop off at the Club. We will also need help setting up and manning the bottle stall.

Even if you can’t help it would be good if you could make it down.

1st XV fixtures Season 2019-2020

 

PDF file available here.

TENNENT’S NATIONAL LEAGUE DIVISION 3

07 September 2019 – Caithness v Ardrossan Academicals

14 September 2019 – Ardrossan Academicals v Perthshire

21 September 2019 – Ardrossan Academicals v Carrick

28 September 2019 – Howe of Fife v Ardrossan Academicals

05 October 2019 – Ardrossan Academicals v Murrayfield Wanderers

12 October 2019 – Strathmore v Ardrossan Academicals

19 October 2019 – Ardrossan Academicals v Greenock Wanderers

02 November 2019 – Lasswade v Ardrossan Academicals

09 November 2019 – Ardrossan Academicals v Hillhead Jordanhill

16 November 2019 – Berwick v Ardrossan Academicals

23 November 2019 – Ardrossan Academicals v West of Scotland

30 November 2019 – Ardrossan Academicals v Caithness

07 December 2019 – Perthshire v Ardrossan Academicals

14 December 2019 – Carrick v Ardrossan Academicals

11 January 2020 – Ardrossan Academicals v Howe of Fife

18 January 2020 – Murrayfield Wanderers v Ardrossan Academicals

15 February 2020 – Ardrossan Academicals v Strathmore

29 February 2020 – Greenock Wanderers v Ardrossan Academicals

07 March 2020 – Ardrossan Academicals v Lasswade

21 March 2020 –Hillhead Jordanhill v Ardrossan Academicals

28 March 2020 – Ardrossan Academicals v Berwick (Cup Semi Final take priority)

04 April 2020 – West of Scotland v Ardrossan Academicals

 

Stand by dates

01 & 22 February 2020

14 March 2020

11,18 & 25 April 2020

02, 09 & 16 May 2020

 

NL Cup Dates (League stand-by if no Cup match)

31 August 2019 –NL Cup Preliminary Round

26 October 2019 –NL Cup Round 1

25 January 2020 –NL Cup Quarter Finals

28 March 2020 -NL Cup Semi Finals

18 April 2020 –NL Cup Final

Club Presidents

As we approach the end of the season it is time to say thank you to our outgoing co-presidents, Ian Hunter and Brian Campbell.
Both have worked very hard over the last two years for the club, giving up their own time to ensure the club has a better future.
A great deal of what they did is not acknowledged, however both have achieved what every president aims for. The club is now in a better position than when they took office.
I hope everyone will join me in thanking both Ian and Brian for all of their hard work.

Welcome to our new president and vice-president, Peter Gossman and Dougie Tyler.
Both are lifelong Accies with a long family history with the club. They will build on the work of their predecessors taking the club forward.
I know everyone will join me in wishing them good luck and offering them support to ensure the success of the club.

Ali Cairns

Game Day – Presidents Message

Saturday 26 th January 2019 Scottish National League Division 3

Ardrossan Academicals R.F.C v Carrick R. F.C.
Memorial Field K.O. 2.00 p.m.

Our visitors today proved to be a very stern opposition in the reverse fixture at Maybole in what
were pretty trying conditions and won 9-3, all of the points being kicked. Carrick will no doubt prove
to be no lesser a test today with conditions forecast to be similar to the first contest. They are of
strong agricultural stock the kind of team that the Accies find hard to play against. We have to hope
that Ardrossan win enough possession to utilise their, undeniable attractive running game.
Returning this week are Nathan Welsh to the back row after an absence through work and holiday,
so Scott Campbell returns to the hooker berth and Logan Maxwell is on the bench. There we also
find Gordon Telfer returning from work commitments and Robert Hunter easing back in after a
broken nose, all of the bench are capable of making an impact.
There should be plenty to entertain the spectators, if Accies are to keep up any pressure on the
teams at the top of the league they need to produce a strong, composed and disciplined
performance after last week’s victory at St. Boswells.
Our Seconds travel to Maybole to play Carrick’s second string in a league encounter and we hope for
success there also
The Club Burns Supper is coming up on the 23 rd of February and it looks like this sell out function is
shaping up to be a great night for everyone, watch this space for further social events at the Club.
Alan Merry is currently working hard putting together this year’s Real Ale Festival focused around
the last weekend in June ( 27 th -29 th )-there will be a marquee with music provided by Ardrossan Music
Experience on the Saturday, one for the diary.
Today’s match ball sponsor is past president, Mr. Kandy Bar Stevie McAllister, many thanks for your
generous and continuing support(well done on the pie championships as well).

So everyone have great day with your friends at Memorial field and show respect to everyone
involved in the making the day happen.

Ian Hunter, Co-President,
Ardrossan Academicals R.F.C.

Ball Sponsor

This week’s ball sponsor is Stevie McAllister, Past President, former player and long term supporter of our Club.

Thank you Stevie for your continued support.