Last Saturday saw the first of the warm-up games with Aberdeen GSFP the visitors to the Gytes. The session played in 3 half hour slots proved to be very useful to the coaching team who were able to try out a few different combinations in both forwards and backs. Last night Peebles travelled to Hawick for their second fixture in the warm-up schedule – another stiff test for the players. Our schedule is completed next Thursday 18th August away at Dumfries. For those intending to travel the game has a 7:30pm kick-off.
The club is currently engaged in securing a caterer to provide hot food and drinks at home 1st XV matches – further details will be posted in Gytes Gossip when the matter is finalised.
For those fans not visiting the Agricultural Show in Hay Lodge park tomorrow - the Colts have arranged a warm-up fixture with Dunbar at the Gytes ko 3:00pm.
The membership renewals have now been issued. 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, being registered under the HMRC CASC scheme, 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. Forms are also available in the clubrooms.
Next Saturday the Gytes Centre will be having an open day with taster sessions being held by the various clubs – including Peebles RFC – which are users of the facilities. Running in conjunction with the event will be a car boot sale - £5 per car. The day starts at 11.00am thru to 3:00pm – phone 723688 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 www.lerocscotland.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details and bookings.