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)

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