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President’s Message

A very warm welcome to Currie RFC; here we are once again at the beginning of a new rugby season after a summer of international rugby in the southern hemisphere, from the drama and excitement of the Lions being successful in Australia and Scotland having a challenging tour in South Africa. So now we look forward with great expectations for the coming season at Malleny for all who play rugby from juniors to seniors.

Over the summer the club has been very busy on several fronts: on the senior rugby side, recruitment was essential after last year’s results, and new faces have joined us under Head Coach Ally, coaches and Director of Rugby Iain; this will hopefully lead to a more successful league campaign for all the senior sides in the coming season.

The new pitch is about to be completed along with the refurbishment of the old changing rooms. This is a huge undertaking for the club membership, making more facilities available especially for the youth of the club. The Club would like to thank the Youth Section for raising money towards this project to supplement the grant funding from various sources.

With the U16s and U15s being very successful last season, as well as all the other youth teams doing well, this coming season looks to be very promising. Colts are arguably the most important side in any club as this is the stepping stone to senior rugby and it’s good to see sufficient playing numbers for this year’s Colts.

Sponsorship over the previous few years has been very difficult to find; this year Laura Thomas has taken over the role of Business Development Manager and has worked very hard to keep our present sponsors and has managed to bring in new sponsorship. This is one of the most important roles for the Club and any help with contacts for Laura would be greatly appreciated.

The club is grateful to all the very committed members and volunteers throughout the club: be they parents, coaches, ground staff, gate staff, catering staff, clubhouse staff and of course all those involved in the admin side. Anyone wishing to join the band of volunteers will be very welcome; either speak to me or a member of the committee.

Membership fees are due and prompt payment would be greatly appreciated as they are an important income stream for the year. The form can be downloaded from the web site along with the form for international tickets. Please remember your previous season’s membership for discounts will stop working as of the 1st Aug until your membership is renewed; please renew your membership in time for the first league game of the season to activate all your membership entitlements.

With the new season comes new challenges and excitement for all the teams – we wish them all well from the Minis right up to the 1st XV and to enjoy participating in one of the best team sports there is.

John T Muir