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RIP Jim Stewart

Jim Stewart ,

An appreciation

It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of Jim Stewart.

A man, who contributed in many different ways to the Club.

From Treasurer in the nineties to organising the lottery.

His affection for the Club showed no bounds, and this became apparent to all who spoke with him.

His knowledge of computers was second to none, and there are many members who will testify to his assistance.

Jim was educated at Morgan Academy, and from there he decided to join the merchant navy as an engineer, and for many years sailed with Alfred Holt & Co on Blue Funnel ships all over the world.

He was essentially a practical man with  wide ranging skills honed by his engineering background .

When his sea going came to an end, he became involved in Ship Management based in Dundee.

Latterly, his health became a major problem , but he lived with it, with great dignity and stoicism and never complained.

He was quite unique in many ways, great company at all times, a noted foodie, his canapes at Mayfield on a Friday second to none!

His support for the Club was legendary!

He will be sadly missed by all at Mayfield.

To his wife Frances and his family we extend our deep sympathy

 

 

Discovery Challenge 2021

Well what a journey! We made it from Dundee to Antarctica and back again, a total of 20246.74 miles.
In doing so, so far we have raised an incredible £15,246, and more is still coming in as we will leave the go fund me account live for a few days yet. So if you want to get in a last minute donation, we would be thrilled.
We set out to just get to Antartica, but pretty soon we realised we had underestimated our fantastic participants and decided to do the return journey too.

Accross all sections of the club,

Dundee Eagles Rugby Club, Dundee Rugby, Morgan Rugby Club, Dundee High Rugby, and Dundee Valkyrie

We absolutely smashed the required milage and have gathered a phenomenal amount of money.

The generosity we have seen from our athletes supporters has been nothing short of remarkable. We can’t begin to express how grateful we truly are.
To the athletes, what can we say.
You have done your club proud.
You have walked, run, swim, rowed, cycled, roller skated, skate boarded, snow boarded, walked on your hands, gone outside in the snow, rain, frost, wind and dark. We have had incidents and accidents and some incredible team spirit. We had marathons, 4x4x48 hour challenges, we had Addie Weir exercising. What a time to be involved in Dundee Rugby.
Perhaps the most heartening thing of all is how everyone has worked together for this total, which even caught the attention of Murrayfield who passed on their message of congratulations.
Once the fund is finally closed, we will be using the funds to go towards our planned newly formed rugby club and importantly 20% of everything raised goes to Togs for Tots.
Togs do work in the area that really makes a difference and we are so proud to be supporting them in this manner. We plan to follow up with them to show how this will help their organisation.

Time for a period of reflection and to put the feet up for a well deserved rest, Captain Scott would no doubt approve.

Dundee Rugby & Togs Discovery Challenge Launches February

 

We are super excited to announce our latest fundraising challenge, which starts on the 8th  February 21,  for a whole month!

Dundee Rugby Club are undertaking the Dundee Rugby & Togs Discovery Challenge!

We will be emulating Captain Scott’s voyage of Discovery to Antarctica.

That’s 10123.37 miles in one month, we are going to cover those miles as a club, so an estimated 208 miles per person, walking, cycling, running, rowing, any form of exercise you can.

We hope to raise as much money as possible for the club and will be donating 20% of all funds raised to local charity Togs for Tots 

It is open to everyone associated with the club; ex-players, presidents, buffties everyone!

There will be weekly updates with how far we have gone and a bit of friendly competition between the fundraisers. We also have facebook frames and a strava club for everyone to from our club to share and show their support!

More details shortly but we will be holding a Zoom meeting on Monday 11th January 2021 @ 18:30 with more info for those thinking of taking part,  including how to log your miles and where your donations are to be made.

Details of meeting are here:

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84118197967?pwd=VnVEN1cvdWlOSmNOaDVBb3BmQ3RyUT09

Meeting ID: 841 1819 7967
Passcode: 1Jd8L5

If you can’t make this meeting don’t worry, you can still take part and we can give you all the info. Just get in touch with Alan Brown on contact details below.

There is even been a Team Tosh entry. Mags and Gerry will complete the section jointly (due to our advancing years) with a combination of walking and a step machine.

If the Toshes can do it, so can you.

If you want to take part and aren’t already part of one of the groups, we would be delighted to have you, just contact Head Coach
Alan Brown

Mobile: 07521 598373    Email: Alandavidbrown44@gmail.com

 

Rugby Club & AU AGM Wednesday 6th January 2021 via Zoom

 

Dundee High School Former Pupils Rugby Football Club Limited

 

Unfortunately we were unable to hold our usual AGM back in May and with the situation currently not showing signs of improvement we have decided to hold a virtual AGM instead.

 

This year’s AGM is to be on Wednesday 6th January at 6.30pm on the Zoom platform, you can sign in using this link:- https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81782839619?pwd=RDNNY3M1R055enozaTNRamtQYVRxdz09

 

Meeting ID: 817 8283 9619

Passcode: 044083

 

Please make every effort to attend and make sure you are part of the discussions and decisions that are made regarding the future of the Club.

 

Agenda for Annual General Meeting

 

to be held on January 6th at 6.30pm on zoom

 

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Dundee High School Former Pupils Rugby Football Club Limited will be held virtually on 6th January 2021 at 6.30 pm.

 

You will be asked to consider and vote on certain of the agenda items below.  Agenda item 7 (Election of Office Bearers) will be proposed as ordinary resolutions.

 

  1. Apologies

 

  1. Minutes of 2019 AGMs and Matters Arising. (Copies available on request)

 

  1. President’s Report

 

  1. Captain’s Report

 

  1. Treasurer’s Report

 

  1. Honorary Life Memberships and Honorary Vice-Presidents

 

  1. Election of Office Bearers & Post Holders (currently as per postponed AGM letter):

 

PostCurrently 2019/20Provisionally 2020/21
PresidentGerry ToshDerek Black
Vice PresidentSandy McDonaldBilly Gartley
SecretaryRobin LunnDavid Nicoll
Treasurer[Donald Brown]Darren Kane
Rugby ConvenerKen AndrewNeil Dymock
Dundee Rugby JuniorsBen DunnBen Dunn
Dundee EaglesNiall HegartyNiall Hegarty
CommitteeDerek LawsonDerek Lawson
CommitteeVacantDerek Miller
CommitteeVacantAlly Geddes

 

 

 

 

  1. Other Competent Business

 

  1. Club Vision/Open Discussion

 

Notes to the Notice of Annual General Meeting

 

Appointment of Proxies

 

  1. If you are a member who is entitled to attend and vote at the Meeting, you are entitled to appoint one or more proxies to exercise all or any of your rights to attend, speak and vote at the. A proxy does not need to be a member of the Company but must attend the Meeting to represent you.

 

  1. If you do not give your proxy an indication of how to vote on any resolution, your proxy will vote or abstain from voting at his or her discretion. Your proxy will vote (or abstain from voting) as he or she thinks fit in relation to any other matter which is put before the Meeting.

 

Appointment of Proxies by post

 

  1. To appoint a proxy using the appointment must be:

 

  • in writing and signed;
  • sent or delivered to the Company at Mayfield Clubhouse, 193 Arbroath Road, Dundee; and
  • received by the Company no later than 5pm on the day falling 2 business days prior to the date of the Meeting.

 

Any power of attorney or any other authority under which the proxy instruction is signed (or a duly certified copy of such power or authority) must be included with the proxy instruction.

 

Appointment of Proxy by joint members

 

  1. In the case of joint holders, where more than one of the joint holders completes a proxy appointment, only the appointment submitted by the most senior holder will be accepted. Seniority is determined by the order in which the names of the joint holders appear in the Company’s register of members in respect of the joint holding (the first-named being the most senior).

 

Changing Proxy instructions

 

  1. Members may change proxy instructions by submitting a new proxy appointment using the methods set out above. Note that the cut-off time for receipt of proxy appointments also apply in relation to amended instructions; any amended proxy appointment received after the relevant cut-off time will be disregarded.

 

If you submit more than one valid proxy appointment, the appointment received last before the latest time for the receipt of proxies will take precedence.

 

Termination of Proxy appointments

 

  1. A member may change a proxy instruction but to do so you will need to inform the Company in writing by either:

 

  • Sending a signed notice clearly stating your intention to revoke your proxy appointment to the Company. Any power of attorney or any other authority under which the revocation notice is signed (or a duly certified copy of such power or authority) must be included with the revocation notice.

 

  • Sending an email to the Company Secretary.

 

In either case, the revocation notice must be received by the Company no later than 5pm on the business day immediately preceding the date of the Meeting. If you attempt to revoke your proxy appointment but the revocation is received after the time specified, your original proxy appointment will remain valid unless you attend the meeting and vote in person.

 

Appointment of a proxy does not preclude you from attending the meeting and voting in person. If you have appointed a proxy and attend the Meeting in person, your proxy appointment will automatically be terminated.

 

Communication

 

  1. Except as provided above, members who have general queries about the Meeting should contact the Company Secretary.

 

 

DHSFP AU AGM Minutes 2019

AGM Notice 2020

Festive Cheer as Coach Hamilton Proposes

 

 

A huge congratulations from everyone at Dundee Rugby, as backs coach Andrew Hamilton proposed to Louise in a very romantic way.

Louise wasn’t expecting this extrodanary gift as part of a milestone Birthday celebration.

Both Louise and Andrew are popular club members, and we wish them every success and happiness in the future.

Dundee Rugby has plenty to Celebrate this Christmas period and into 2021.

Club Treasurer Pops the Question

We are delighted to bring some festive cheer with the news that one of our committee members Darren Kane, who is our new treasurer, popped the question to Victoria, on a  recent trip to London.

Darren who is a sports entertainment enthusiast said, “I always thought a wrestling ring would be the most important ring in my life”.

We are grateful for Darren’s commitment to the rugby club this year and wish Darren and Victoria all the best for the future.

 

 

Regional Academy includes 3 Dundee Men

 

We were thrilled to bring news that Moby Ogunlaja and Adam Flynn were selected in the Caledonia Regional Academy with the Scottish Rugby Union. In addition to this, we are also delighted with the news, that also selected in the Caledonia region is young Eric Davey.

Scrum Half Eric Davie

Eric is the son of former player and coach Clinton Davey, who is now head coach at our friendly local rivals Panmure. Clinton & Caren are long time supporters of the club and both their boys Travis and Eric have been involved in Dundee Eagles and Dundee Rugby before moving on Strathallan School.

Congratulations to the Eric and the Davey family.

It is great to see Moby, Adam & Eric going on to higher honours, we are proud they are our representatives.

2 Dundee Players accepted into Scottish Rugby Academy for Season 20/21

Great news coming to Mayfield that two products of Dundee Rugby and DHS have been included in the Scottish Rugby Academy for Season 20/21. Moby Ogunlaja (Left) and Adam Flynn (Right). This is great credit to everyone involved in their development to date and to the players themselves.

We hope that both players, both front row, will feature for the senior teams at Dundee this season on the first steps of their rugby journey.

Congratulations Moby & Adam.

Go Fund Me Launched for Scrum Academy

Dundee Rugby is looking for your support to generate funds for a new scrummaging machine. Any excess funds raised will go to support the day to day running of the club as due to Covid 19 we are unable to host lunches, dinners and social events which has caused our income to fall by 90%. Any support you can give the club in these difficult times will be gratefully received.

Dundee Rugby Club  has a long history of producing top class talent, with examples like Andy Nicol, Johnny Petrie, Alasdair Dickinson & Richie Vernon.
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We are an amateur rugby club who rely on sponsorship to survive. This year has been a tough year with no gates or fundraising events possible.
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We are looking for funding to buy a new scrummaging sled, which will help develop our players.
We are hoping to raise funds initially to buy this sled and if we get any extra put it towards the ongoing running of the club, as although our income has stopped our expenditure has not.
This equipment would not only be used by the senior men’s club but the Dundee Valkyries (women’s team) and our junior sections too (Dundee rugby & Dundee Eagles)

Donate Here – The Scrum Academy Fund Raising Page

Thorntons Solicitors Double Down

 

Dundee Rugby are delighted to announce the continuation of Thorntons Solicitors as our main sponsor for this year.

Thorntons were keen to double down on their support this year to help preserve our sports club, that shares their own values and to give back to the rugby community.

Thornton’s unwavering support will allow us to keep offering the same opportunities and training schedule that our members have become accustomed to, despite having no competitive rugby in season 20/21.

Without our sponsors we simply wouldn’t be here.

Colin Graham

Thorntons have supported Dundee Rugby for over 20 years and have been integral in our club’s growth in this period. Some of the Thorntons team have even donned the shirt on occasion, including their illustrious current chairman and currently the famous Danny McGinn.

 

Danny McGinn crosses the whitewash

Thorntons “we do what’s right” has never felt more appropriate.