Hartreemill, Biggar, ML12 6JJ

Biggar RFC AGM and the future

Season 2016718

The Club is currently run by a General Committee comprised of Office Bearers and various Convenors who take responsibility for different sections within the club - please see below a list of those who were in post in season 2016/17.

As you will probably know, we are currently seeking Charitable status for the Club which will result in a good deal of restructuring with regard to the formation of a Limited Company and a Board of Trustees. We had to appoint Directors and Trustees before we could make our application to OSCAR.

The Club committee will still exist however, although it is also open to some re-structuring, this primarily due to the ever-increasing size of the club and the amount of time required to run and manage its business as efficiently as possible.

Our AGM is the point within the year when Office Bearers and Committee are elected. The majority of those currently in post are willing to stand again in their current role or in another role or as co-opted members of the committee (as indicated). All current committee members will be subject to re-election at the AGM while any interested parties may themselves stand for election at the AGM providing they have a proposer and seconder on the night (election may be subject to a vote with the stipulation being that anyone wishing to stand for committee and their proposer and seconder must all be full Club members).

The current committee is keen to recruit new faces to join them in running the club and making things work, whether that be as a specific convenor with an identified role or as co-opted members to 'shadow' current convenors.

Anyone requiring further information should contact a member of the committee who will be able to provide an insight into what is involved.

 

President Al Stewart (standing down as President after a 2 year term; automatically co-opted for one year as ex-President)
Vice-President Peter McDonald (Proposed/Seconded as President for 2017/18)

Club Secretary David Adams
Treasurer Doug Low (standing down as Treasurer but available for Co-opted role)
Fixture Secretary John Jackson
Facilities and Development Nigel Pacey (Proposed/Seconded as Treasurer for 2017/18)
Bar, Sponsorship & Membership Secretary Gordon Young 
Merchandising Ian Notman   
Pitch Convenor Hugh Barr
Playing Convenor Ian Notman 
2nd XV Rep John Bogle (Proposed/Seconded as Vice-President for 2017/18)
Mini Convener Laura Watson  
Midi Convener Paula Yardley 
Colts Convener David Murray (standing down as he 'retires' as Colts coach)
Girls Convenor Tammy Mitchell
DO/Academy Rep Patrick McGinn  
Co-opted members Doug Ward

 

Rugby has SO much to offer.         Biggar RFC has so much to offer.


Girls in brave effort against Hill Jills

U18 GIRLS EDGED OUT IN EXCITING SEMI: U18 Girls Club Cup Semi-Final 7th April 2017

Biggar 29 Hillhead Jordanhill 33

Biggar girls had a lively start against a very professional and well drilled Hills team and following a kick and chase scored a converted try to open the scoring within the first 5 minutes.

Hills responded very quickly with a try to take the scores level at 7 all. The game was very even for the next period with both sides displaying good attack and defence. Both teams were playing the game at a good tempo and it was Biggar who achieved the next score which was converted to make the score 14 -7.

Hills responded with a converted try to level the score at 14 all. Biggar scored again to open the lead to 19 – 14. Biggar continued to apply pressure and following several phases a try was scored by very good forward play. 24-14 (HT)

An injury to Biggar full back Sarah Denholm as part of this earlier play resulted in the referee blowing for half time slightly ahead of time. With paramedics still attending to the injury the second half was resumed on an adjacent pitch.

It was Biggar that scored first to make the score 29 -14, Hills responded quickly with a try taking the scores to 29 -19. The Hills girls enjoyed a prolonged period of possession and although the Biggar defence was responding it eventually was broken allowing a score between the posts with a successful conversion which took the score to 29 – 26.

Hills continued to mount attacks and with Biggar picking up further injuries their defence was broken again to take Hills into the lead for the first time in the match 33- 29.

With only minutes remaining in the game Biggar pressurised the Hills defence but it was Hills that finished stronger and held out to take the victory in a fiercely contested match that would have been worthy of the final.

Biggar tries by Megan McCarry, Jennifer Bell, Rachel Hill, Megan MacLeod , Julia Bell with 2 conversions from Emily Armstrong. Hills now proceed to the final against Stirling at Murrayfield.

Many thanks to the fantastic local support, the officials, Joanne Robertson and the Brown family for their sterling work and Richard Robinson for filming duties which must have been difficult in the reduced light of the second half!

PS- Sarah did not incur any breaks and was released from hospital later in the evening with muscle damage and bruising. (Currently sporting a very nice black eye!)

Report by Bill Denholm


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Biggar RFC AGM and the future

Wednesday 31st May 2017: 7/7.30pm, Hartree Mill, Biggar

The date above is that scheduled for Biggar RFC's AGM. As always this is an important event on the club calendar as it is the members opportunity to meet together with the committee to voice their opinion of how the club is being run and the direction the membership feel it should take.

Please make an extra effort to attend - this is YOUR CLUB!

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Girls in brave effort against Hill Jills

Despite a gritty performance Biggar lose out to Hill Jills.

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