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A MESSAGE from the President On behalf of the Committee of Whitecraigs Rugby Club I welcome you to West Lodge, our home for the last 20 years as we celebrate our 89th year as a Club. Whether you support Whitecraigs, or are part of the opposition team, the Club extends a warm welcome and hopes you enjoy our hospitality for this BT National League 2 fixture. Season 2017-18 will set new challenges and there will be no easy games, which is why your support of the 1st XV is so vital to the team, both home and away. We still have a very young squad of players, whose relative inexperience is outweighed by its enthusiasm and commitment, where I know we will give some of the bigger teams a stern test on our journey through to April. As for the Club; we are in great health. We are indebted to the many coaches and volunteers who make our Senior and Youth Section so successful, who run sessions and provide players of all ages with the opportunity to participate in rugby. Excellence in Coaching means excellence in playing and we can all see the fruits of our investment throughout all age groups now being seen in our performances, from P1 to Senior Rugby. You will see that we now have, courtesy of a significant grant funding, a new dedicated Youth training area on Pitch 3 with groundworks and floodlighting to extend our ability to host and extend dark nights training at West Lodge to a range of age groups and sports. Thanks to the Scottish Rugby Union and Sportscotland for this generous award. Off the pitch, we are also extremely thankful to our Sponsors who are supporting us again for another season. Our sponsor list is the envy of many clubs and we must ensure that we repay their patronage to allow us to invest in rugby by supporting their businesses. Take time to look at our Sponsors Board and please make sure you try to use, or promote their goods and services. While you watch today’s game, you are part of an ethos that forms the very foundations of the sport in respect of players, match officials and your fellow supporters. By all means, show your passion for the game, marvel at the thunderous commitment of the players, be gracious in defeat, magnanimous in victory and above all, enjoy the experience and joy of the game with the opposition afterwards. This is what makes rugby great. I hope that you enjoy your day with us. Yours in rugby, Jon Jewitt President - Whitecraigs Rugby Club.


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Jon Jewitt

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07831 471 914

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David McCormick

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Vice President

Craig Percival Secretary

Graeme Scott Treasurer

Douglas Emery Head Coach

Stuart Henderson Joint Club Captains

Jamie Howarth Stuart Pollock 1st XV Manager 2nd XV Manager

Craig Percival Rhino’s Captain

Eric Wenzel Womens & Girls Rugby

Rachel Fishlock

Youth Match Secretary, S1 To Under 18

Martin Savage

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7-Oct

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Lenzie - H

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28-Oct

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Kilmarnock - H

4-Nov

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9-Dec

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East Renfrewshire Council designated Newton Mearns Community Sport Hub. Rugby: 1stXV BT National Division 2 2ndXV West Reserve League Rhinos (3rdXV) Under 18’s Midi Section S1 - Under 16 Mini Section P4 - P7 Micro Section P1 - P3 Squash: Mens - West League Divisions 1, 3, 4 & 6 Ladies - West League Division 1 Junior Section Fitness Gym Physiotherapy Archery Satellite TV Sports Hall Line Dancing Zumba Cycling Rowing Glasgow Alphas Football Youth Dance

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Whitecraigs Rugby Club THE HISTORY

Whitecraigs Rugby Club was founded in 1928 in response to the need for an open rugby club on the south-side of Glasgow, and the team played its first game on 15th September 1928 at Deaconsbank. The ground was at that time tenanted by Whitecraigs Hockey Club, and the new rugby club sub-tenanted the less attractive part of the ground farther from the road. A stream ran down the middle of the ground, and as the washing facilities were both primitive and overused the stream was frequently used for washing after games. As the rugby club grew bigger more space was needed, and the Club built a new clubhouse with a large communal bath, making it no longer necessary to rely on the stream. The rugby club then took over the tenancy of the whole ground. At that time, prior to World War 2, the club was playing in an unofficial league with Kilmarnock, Ayr, Uddingston, Bearsden, Lenzie, Cartha, Ardrossan, Old Speirians (now Garnock), Royal Technical College (now Strathclyde University), and Harland & Wolff, Whitehill, Blairhill and Craigielea (all now defunct). Soon after the outbreak of World War 2 the ground was taken over by the War Office, and the club disbanded. Deaconsbank became an Army camp, then a prison camp, and after the war the huts were taken over by squatters who stayed for many years. Eventually, thanks to the tenacity of the pre-war members, the ground was bought by the Club with vacant possession. Its condition was, however, absolutely dreadful. The foundations were cleared, the stream was piped, two pitches were re-laid, a new clubhouse was built, and the club was finally re-founded in 1960. The Club after 21 years of war and post-war difficulties, resumed play on 8th October 1960 enjoying facilities which were at least the equal of any other club in Glasgow. Progress after the re-founding was steady. A bar was added and the Clubhouse was extended, both for social and changing purposes. Squash courts were built, training lights installed and an all-weather training area was added. Mini rugby, and later midi and junior rugby were introduced successfully. Most significantly an area of adjoining ground, extending to an


acre or so, was bought as an investment, and later sold to a nursing home at a very healthy profit. With funds thus earned, the Club, through the associated Limited Company, began to consider the future. The pitches were unsatisfactory for much of the season and the clubhouse was quite inadequate for the numbers that now used it. Planning permission was obtained for a residential development at Deaconsbank and the property was marketed, fetching a very handsome price. With this the land at West Lodge was purchased, three level, and dry, pitches were formed, and a magnificent new clubhouse was built and opened in 1997. Whereas the Club had previously had about 9 acres, it now has around 25 acres. It is a sobering thought that the original development at Deaconsbank cost roughly 1% of the new development at West Lodge! Thus, the rugby club entered a new era, full of optimism and ambition. The standard of rugby improved over the years, with the youth sections going from strength to strength, and the senior teams rising through the various leagues to the 1stXV’s current position in BT National Division 2. The Club shall remain non-professional in the foreseeable future, and will continue to strive to improve playing standards, and to play its part in developing the game of rugby in Scotland. The Club shall also maintain the welcoming reputation that it has always enjoyed. Nor shall it be only a rugby club. It also has a very successful men’s, ladies and junior squash section, as well a gym, a fishing section, archery, judo, football training, the Glasgow Alphas, youth dance, Zumba, Line Dancing and various fitness classes. In providing a multi-sport environment the Club fulfils a very important role as the Newton Mearns Community Sports Hub. The Club looks forward to the future and, while doing so, also looks back and remembers the tremendous debt owed by it to those young men who returned from the war and rebuilt the club, thus laying the foundations for that which all members and guests enjoy today.


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Revenue from sponsorship & advertising is a crucial part of the Club’s finances each year. The maintenance & upkeep of the clubhouse andofthe pitches is very Revenue from sponsorship & advertising is a facilities crucial part theplaying Club’s finances expensive funding. So too does the provision coaching, each year.and Therequires maintenance & upkeep of the clubhouse facilitiesof andqualified the playing professional fitness training. pitches is physiotherapy very expensiveand and requires funding. So too does the provision of qualified coaching, professional physiotherapy and fitness training. To this end the Club offers flexible sponsorship & advertising packages with your To this end the Club on: offers flexible sponsorship & advertising packages with your company’s name/logo company’s name/logo on: • Rugby && Shorts • •Pitchside • RugbyShirts Shirts Shorts Pitchside&&Beer BeerGarden GardenAdvertising AdvertisingBoards Boards • Website/Newsletters/MatchProgramme ProgrammeAdvertising Advertising • Website/Newsletters/Match and much more, including Hospitality Packages. and much more, including Hospitality Packages. For further information copy theClub’s Club’s For further information oror aa copy ofofthe Sponsorship & Advertising Booklet contact: John Hamilton. Sponsorship & Advertising Booklet contact: John Hamilton. Mobile: 07753 386641 john29hamilton@hotmail.com Mobile: 07753 386641 Email: Email: john29hamilton@hotmail.com

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF SPONSORS ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF SPONSORS Please asthey theysupport support Pleasesupport supportour our sponsors sponsors as us.us. A very big thank you to: A very big thank you to:

Principal Sponsors: Old Pulteney & Caorunn Principal Sponsor: Harry Fairbairn BMW and MINI

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