Tire of Doom

Pre-season has thrown up some magical moments so far, hard work, determination and good honest sweat, some blood and many tears.

New faces and old preparing for the first pre-season game against Heriots in St Andrews on the 6th August 2016 in earnest with full bhuna contact already in swing.

What was the highlight this week though?:

 

Holiday

Club Captain Andy Dymock off gallivanting in the Iberian peninsula and therefore unable to take his famed warm down?

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Brenton Bekker’s 1990 Grand Slam Scotland Jersey, which got heavier as the session wore on?

Mo Farah celebrates winning the men's 5,000m final at the European Championships in Helsinki in June

The Mo Farrah Fitness Test, with some performances equal to the British/Somalian Olympic Champ?

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It was none of the above, the introduction of the Mega Tire, Christened the “Tire of Doom” and donated by veteran Ross Lemon, was undoubtedly the best thing to be seen at Mid-week Mayfield.

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The record for flips of the tire of Doom in the 20 second circuit is held be the returning hero Dig Doy. With heroics like this mid-week he is sure to be a fulcrum in Dundee’s push for promotion.

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In other news, the club are looking to put together official search party. The wasp is missing and the playing section are starting to get concerned. Last seen in the IKEA region of Edinburgh sourcing a double bed. If you have any information on his whereabouts please call 0800 WASP

 

 

Sponsorship Opportunity Knocks

 

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An exciting opportunity to become a front line sponsor for the rugby club has presented itself.

As part of the new kit deal with Mizuno, the players will be wearing new warm up tops.

We are looking for a sponsor to take pride of place on the front of these new tops, which will be seen every Saturday at both home and away games.

The price for sponsorship is £500, and if interested please contact team manager Gav Robertson on gav3@hotmail.co.uk

TFI to make a return after summering well

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Chris Evans has just resigned from Top Gear. Some would consider it a coincidence that this has happened on the cusp of the new rugby club season and with the AU president as yet un-announced….

Could this herald a brave new era for TFI, will guess the wine be replaced with freak or unique (we have plenty candidates)?

Will there be a guest band every Friday and instead of free nibbles will we get free biscuits with Shaun Ryder?

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Who knows, but the first TFI is about to be announced, with some subtle changes. So keep your eyes fixed to the website for upcoming info.

Who would get your vote for AU president? Cast your votes now

Special General Meeting

 

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That’s right folks, a special meeting is to be held on Thursday 21st July 2016 @ 8.15pm.  Mayfield Clubhouse.

The focus of the meeting will not be on bel haven best, but on the more important subject of amendments to our constitution.

The end game for this is to make minor changes to our constitution to enable us to qualify for a grant from the Big Lottery Fund and also generally to bring our non-discrimination and child welfare provisions into line with the current requirements of grant-giving bodies.

Let’s make it as good a turn out as the recent AGM!

 

Look below for the agenda and  some moderate bedtime reading. For a copy of the current club constitution, please contact club secretary and equally as exciting Rob Lunn.

 

Agenda
for Special General Meeting

to be held on Thursday 21 July 2016 at 8.15 pm at Mayfield

1. Apologies

2. New constitution for Dundee High School FP RFC; proposed changes are as outlined below.

3. Other Competent Business

Proposed changes:

1 Replace existing Clause IV.3) with:

“3) Membership is open to all and no application for membership will be refused on other than reasonable grounds. There will be no discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, having or not having dependents, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, political or other opinion. If an application is refused by the Membership Secretary, the applicant will have the right to submit an appeal for consideration by the Management Committee and to be informed of the decision of that committee within 30 days.”

2Insert new Clause IV.6) as follows:

“6) The Club operates an Equal Opportunities Policy where no one is denied the right to equal access on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, having or not having dependents, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, political or other opinion. There is equality of opportunity in terms of the playing rights and the rights of members to attend general meetings, vote and hold office.”

3Replace existing sub-Clause VII.1) (c) with:
“(c) In addition, the following appointments shall be made by election at the Annual General Meeting, namely Captains of all senior teams (“post-holders”). For the avoidance of doubt, post-holders are not members of the Management Committee unless separately appointed as such under the above provisions.”

4Insert new sub-Clause VII.10):
“10) The Club is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of all children in its care. It recognises the responsibility to promote safe practice and to protect children from harm, abuse and exploitation. Staff and volunteers will work together to embrace difference and diversity and respect the rights of children and young people.”

Controversy in June Mayfield Lotto Results

Here are the lucky winners for June, Controversially including two club committee members, you can hear the cries for a Re-draw echoing around the club house bar:
MAYFIELD LOTTO
 
Top Prize  £100       Derek Lawson 
 
2nd Prize  £50        Robin Lunn
 
3rd Prize   £30         Peter Arbuckle
Remember, you’ve got to be in it to win it. If you fancy an extra hundy in your hippie, get involved in the Mayfield Lotto. Please follow this link for your standing order form 

Portora Royal School Raid Scotland

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Portora Royal School Under 14s (born 1st July 2002 to 30th June 2003)  embark on a mini tour to play Dollar Academy and Dundee HS, between  27th -29th August 2016. 

Based at Stirling University, Portora arrive there late on Friday 26th. Playing Dollar the next day 27th August, and then coming up to Dundee on Monday 29th. Kick off in Dundee is provisionally arranged for 4.30pm on the 29th August 2016.

Featuring in this game are Keys twins, from Portora, who are the sons of former Dundee HSFP skipper Ally Keys. Ally arrived in Dundee from Norther Ireland to study Architecture and skippered Dundee HSFP on the 1992 tour to New Zealand.

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 Spot Ally Keys and win a prize

Those who where around during Ally’s tenure, remember him fondly and look forward to receiving the Twins, and the rest of the Keys family back to Mayfield.

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 The Victorious Siblings post match with Enniskillen with Ally Keys and Tom Dymock

  The last time a team from Dundee played a team from Enniskillen, the Dundonian siblings took the spoils. Lets see what happens this time…..?
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 Get yourself along to Mayfield to support the School and welcome back some old friends.
‘Mon the High

Coach Sangster Rallying Cry for New Recruits

Coach Colin Sangster has declared himself pleased with the start to pre-season and had this message to anyone who is stilling sitting on the fence or undecided if they want to try rugby at our level:

‘Pre-season is well under way, with decent numbers and really good commitment from the players.  We are still looking for any new players who fancy coming along and challenging themselves at National 1 level.  A warm welcome and friendly atmosphere awaits at Mayfield.
If you are interested please contact Head Coach Colin Sangster on 07778 805626 or e mail – rugbydundee727@gmail.com’

Training takes place at Mayfield every Tuesday & Thursday 6.30pm and also Saturday mornings @ 10am.

This Saturday’s session was a big hit with the players, with new Titan’s forwards coach Clint “The Mummy” Davie taking a high octane training. It hasn’t been confirmed if T-bone had to sit this one out again or not, but it wasn’t looking good for the veteran on Thursday.

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