News

  1. AGM Postponed

    The Club AGM has been postponed until Wednesday, 15 July at 7 pm due to current coronavirus restrictions.

  2. David Robinson

    It is with deep regret that we have to mark the passing of another stalwart of the club. David Robinson past secretary and President of the club passed away on 5 April 2020.

    David joined the club in 1996 and was elected on to the committee in 1998 where he held the office of secretary for several years before being elected President.

    He served the club tirelessly until he and his wife moved to France on his retirement from the oil and gas sector 2009/10.

    Due to health reasons they returned to England several years ago. David remained a member of the club and every year donated money towards sponsorship of up and coming players. He was a true gentleman, always polite and was a true and loyal club man.

    His funeral is this week but due to Covid-19 restrictions very few people are allowed to attend.

    The family has set up a JustGiving page for anyone who may wish to make a donation to one of Dave’s nominated charities. The details are here:

    https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/david-robinson-canceruk

    A memorial service will be held in Worcester in due course and the club will be represented at the service by chairman Gordon Thomson.

  3. CORONAVIRUS ASSISTANCE

    Aberdeen Grammar Rugby are keenly aware that a number of people in our community will seek assistance at this time with normal day to day issues.  We have a group of players and members at the club who can assist in collecting foodstuffs, medicines and life essentials for the vulnerable and those required to self isolate at this time of national emergency.  We will undertake any reasonable request for assistance from persons associated with the club or the wider community in the area.

    In the first instance contact Gordon Thomson on 01224 636002, 07718 905003 or g.thomson.t21@btinternet.com to discuss your requirements and the appropriate service can be arranged from our pool of volunteers.

    We are delighted to offer help to the community at this time of need

    Stay safe

    All at Aberdeen Grammar Rugby

  4. Coronavirus COVID-19

    With reference to the current situation regarding COVID-19 and in accordance with guidance from Scottish Rugby, Aberdeen Grammar Rugby have taken the decision to suspend all games, training sessions, festivals and community activities for the next two weeks from midnight tonight up to and including 29th March 2020. We will be monitoring the situation closely and subject to further review will provide updates in due course.

  5. Katie McDonald

    It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Katie McDonald on Tuesday  11th February at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary after a long illness, bravely fought.

    Katie was a long standing member and supporter of the FP Club Centre, a Rugby Club  stalwart as well as an active Committee and Petanque Section member over many years.

    Always happy to put her organisation and hospitality skills to good use, she was the driving force behind any number of events at 86 Queens Road including Christmas Parties, Burns Lunches, Curry Nights and Petanque Dinners.
    Katie’s first sporting love was skiing. She was a member of Aberdeen Ski Club for over 40 years, and was an Honorary President of the Club having been Chairman on a number of occasions. She was also Secretary and Treasurer of Aberdeen Sports Council for over 20 years.

    Katie became Secretary of Scottish Golden Oldies Rugby, a role that she somewhat fell into. When she turned up at the inaugural AGM, following the first festival at Perth RFC, she was the only one sober enough at the meeting to take the minutes!
    Spending most of her working life in the insurance business, Katie was the first female insurance broker in Aberdeen. Latterly, she was the Constituency Organiser for the Gordon Conservatives for the local MSP, Dr Nanette Milne.
      
    She became involved with Grammar Rugby and has been seen regularly chasing folk to buy raffle tickets during, and after, Dave’s term of office as President. Thereafter, Katie accompanied him to many Golden Oldies Rugby Festivals around the world. All through Europe and America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong to Japan and even Tillicoultry! Katie, Dave and his wheelchair were very well known at many rugby events worldwide.

    Katie will be very sadly missed by all who knew her and our deepest condolences are extended to husband Dave.

    The funeral is tomorrow, Friday 21st February at 2.45pm at the Crematorium West Chapel. There will be an outgoing collection for the Anchor Unit. The Funeral Tea will follow at the Club Centre, 86 Queens Road.