President’s message- Ardrossan vs. Howe of Fife RFC, Saturday 11th January 2020

President’s message- Ardrossan vs. Howe of Fife RFC, Saturday 11th January 2020

Firstly, I would like to wish all of our members and visitors a very happy new year. I hope everybody had a great time over the festive period. We had our annual New Year’s day game between the Over 35’s and Under 25’s, and similar to the previous 7 years, the over 35’s won. It was a very competitive game and a great day at the club. Big thanks to all of those who donated raffle prizes and provided food, and I hope all of those who came along enjoyed the day.

After a 4 week break, we are back into league action. I would like to extend a warm welcome to Howe of Fife RFC, and their supporters to Memorial Field for today’s Tennent’s National League Division 3 game. Howe have had a good first half of the season and are currently in 5th position but with 2 games in hand over ourselves, they have the opportunity to go higher than us in the league. In the earlier fixture this season, Howe won 26-20 in a very competitive encounter, so we know this will be a tough game and one that we need to win to keep up the pressure at the top of the table. Whatever the result, I would like to wish Howe of Fife a safe trip home and all the best for the rest of the season ahead.

Prior to the break, we had a very positive finish with 4 consecutive wins, 3 of which were with the bonus. We, therefore, go into the remaining games in a very positive mood and hopefully that positivity will shine through today.

I would like to thank our match sponsors for the game today, DW Parker Skip Hire and Breen Roofing for their continued support, and to Drew Kennedy for sponsoring today’s match ball. Thanks again, it is greatly appreciated and the club is very grateful to all of our sponsors for their support.

We had a very successful Christmas Party on the 21st December. Big thanks to those who came along and to Hayley Quinn for her great efforts in organising it. I’m sure this will be an annual occasion and hopefully members will support the event even better next year. We also had the quiz on 27th, again it was a great night. Thanks to Margaret Anderson for her efforts in preparing this and hopefully Margaret will do this again.

We don’t have any upcoming functions coming up in January but please continue to visit the club website www.ardrossanrugby.com for further information regarding upcoming matches and social events.

Peter Gossman

President

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