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

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:


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:-


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.




  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.

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.
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.

Bill Dryden


Dundee Rugby would like to express our gratitude and thanks to our late President Bill Dryden for the generous bequest he left to the club from his estate.

These are challenging times for us all but Bill’s generosity will help enormously to sustain the club as we move forward through this pandemic.

As club President in the 70’s and always an unwavering supporter , his generous bequest is typical of the man and his affection for the club.

On behalf of the whole club I would extend both my thanks and sympathy to Bill’s family in these difficult times.

Derek Black ( President)

President’s update November 2020


As you are all no doubt aware the SRU has cancelled the whole of the formal league season for this year. They are,however, encouraging friendly fixtures when allowed by the Scottish government and we will be looking to do this as soon as possible under government guidance. Training will therefore continue under our coaching staff led by Director of Rugby, Colin Sangster. Both the Eagles and Juniors are continuing to train  at Mayfield and Forfar Road as allowed by guidelines.
Off field we are making progress to draw together everything we need to start the next season as one club. Neil Dymock, Rugby Convenor, is leading a working party on branding also involving former captain Gordon Low as we look to establish our identity. Sandy McDonald and Derek Miller are wrestling with a new Constitution  which we hope to have ready in the new year.

Our Vice President, Billy Gartley with Treasurer Darren Kane, Derek Lawson and Ally Geddes are making sure our financial side is in good shape for the challenges ahead.
We are fortunate to enjoy the wholehearted support of Morgan with President Chris Webster and his Committee fully engaged. When we add on a similar commitment from Nial Hegarty and Ben Dunn with their Committees at Eagles and Juniors allied with our revitalised Ladies section I am both excited and hugely optimistic for our future.
It still remains our ambition to be the best amateur club in Scotland with all our teams playing at the highest possible level and that we represent our Community and City in the best way possible.
To this end we are continually looking to upgrade and improve our facilities both on and off the field. Currently Morgan are in discussion with Sports Scotland and the SRU with regard to match floodlights at Forfar Road and we are hoping to upgrade our scrummaging machines at both Mayfield and Forfar Road.
These are challenging times and the support of all members and sponsors is essential to see us through. I am happy for any member of sponsor who feels they can offer advice or help to contact me directly as we move forward in our ambition to make our club the best in Scotland.

Derek Black (President)