Gytes Gossip

Last Friday saw the club hold its AGM in the Eastgate clubrooms – after the various reports were presented the office bearers were elected with Lindsay Laird holding the Presidency for another season. Graeme Paterson was duly elected to succeed Robert Hogarth as Director of Rugby, Robert having relinquished the role to take up the Presidency of the Border league for this coming season and also to take up a place on the SRU Championship Committee. The only other major change is that of treasurer, the committee having been informed of Gerard Bony’s intended retirement from the position, however as no candidate has stepped forward the search goes on to recruit a successor.     
This coming Sunday afternoon (10th July) the President of the club Lindsay Laird will be hosting the annual volunteers’ event which this year takes the form of a barbeque at the clubrooms. The club values the work done by the volunteers very highly and this is a way of rewarding the efforts put in by them.
Players and potential players are reminded that pre-season fitness training and conditioning begins this coming Monday 11th July up at Hay Lodge. A good turnout is hoped for as we face a season which is very important as we aim to push forward and secure our position at least in the second tier of Scottish club rugby for season 2012/13 and beyond when the new smaller leagues within the new structure come into play.
Tuesday saw the start of the summer skills camp being held throughout July by Peebles RFC DO George Blair. This will take place throughout the month on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Hay Lodge Park. The timetable is Tuesdays 10am – 12noon P1 – P3 group, Tuesdays 1pm – 3pm P6 –P7 group and on Thursdays 10am – 12noon P4 – P5 group and from 1pm – 3pm S1 – S3 group, these will cost £2 per session.  A second camp will take place up at the High School and will be held on 8th and 9th August from 10am – 3pm both days – it will be open to all age groups from P1 – S2 and will cost £15 per player. For further information and to book places contact  George Blair Peebles RFC Youth Development Officer Tel: 07801 791253 Fax: 01721 729017 Email: [email protected]

Tomorrow the Peebles/Hendaye Twinning Association will hold a coffee morning in the Eastgate Clubrooms from 10:00am till 12 noon – please come along and lend your support.