Gytes Gossip

Pre-season fitness training and conditioning continues under Gerry McGuinness who, along with Mark Robertson, has come up with some innovative ways of completing the task of getting everyone in peak condition for the start of the season. Following the decisions made at the SRU AGM we will need to get off to a good start to try and achieve a top four place before the split to guarantee maintaining our position at least at the same level in the new league structure which comes into force in season 2012/13.
The issuing of membership renewals is imminent, and members are asked to complete the form in order that we can keep an accurate up-to-date list. It is especially important for those who are making a donation to complete the gift aid section, including signing the declaration, as the club can reclaim the tax deemed to have been paid to the extent of 25p in the pound. At this time of year with the preparation for the season in full swing prompt payment would be appreciated as the club has extra bills to meet. Completed forms and payment can either be sent to John Swanson at the address shown on the top of the form or can be left behind the bar in the Eastgate Clubrooms.
The summer skills camp continues throughout July hosted by Peebles RFC DO George Blair. It is taking 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]

A week on Sunday, 31st July, the Summer outing which this year takes the form of  a ‘Pimms and Nibbles’ afternoon will be held up at Haswellsykes – boaters, striped blazers and white flannels are optional! Contact Jim Currie for further details. 

A timely reminder that the ever popular LeRoc Jive classes take place at the Eastgate clubrooms starting on Tuesday 30th August at 7:30pm for a seven week course. The cost for the course is £35 – contact 0131 478 1286 or or email [email protected] for details and bookings.