This weekend sees two teams playing at home, another 3 away including a plate final, it’s another busy one for Orkney RFC.
With six Orkney 2nd XV players joining Skye for their game, a 200th Senior Men’s cap for Scott Rendall and.a 50th Orkney Dragons cap for Hannah Cursiter it’s a fantastic show across all age groups!
If you can make it to any of the matches, home or away, your support would be greatly welcomed!
The first half of the 2nds game and both 1st XV and Dragons games will be streamed live thanks to George “Rohallion Brown.
The girls are travelling on Northlink from Stromness to Scrabster on Sunday morning.
Any spectators wishing to go along please contact Jess Payne or club Secretary Donna Wilson
Following on from this at 3pm on the centre pitch at Picky, the 1st XV host Whitecraigs RFC who will be looking for revenge after a narrow defeat at home earlier this month.
The clubhouse will also be open for the Women’s Six nations games on Saturday afternoon.
Also on Saturday, the under 18s are playing Angus Colts and Holy Cross (Canadian team) in Invergordon.
On Sunday, the Under-16s travel to Aberdeen to take on Strathmore RFC in the Saltire Energy Caledonia U16 Boys Youth Plate Final. Kick off is 1pm at the Sheddocksley Playing Fields, while the Dragons head across to Thurso to play the Caithness Krakens at 1pm at Millbank.
If you’re near Aberdeen or Thurso on Sunday, or Invergordon on Saturday please try and get along and cheer the teams on, they always appreciate your support!
Orkney buoyed by their recent performances would be looking to continue their fine form and take another step towards securing sixth place in the league to ensure their place in National three for next season. Due to a restructure of the leagues the bottom six teams are to drop down to a new National league division four.
The 2023 Scottish Rugby Community Recognition Award winners from the Caledonia North region have been announced following their presentation this week.
We are exceptionally proud of Erland Drever being awarded joint Volunteer of the Season in Adult rugby sponsored by Tennent’s Lager. It’s brilliant that his hard work and commitment to getting people involved in rugby in Orkney has been recognised by the SRU.
Glen McLellan commented:
“Erland’s sheer determination and commitment to ensuring that there is rugby for everyone in Orkney has been faultless. He makes it clear to everyone that it’s okay if you can’t always make training and you only want to play for fun. It’s helped create a buzz around the club and it’s been great to reconnect with people across the Island.”
A fantastic achievement Erland!
Read more about it on the SRU website
There was a big crowd of spectators and amongst that crowd was Hubert’s wife, Shirley, who used to be the much admired sole doctor on Westray.
Organised by Erland Drever the event was a huge success and the game, described below between Westray and the Orkney BaBas was a cracker!
The teams have been announced for the Hubert Haunschmidt Memorial Cup this weekend!
If you fancy a trip to Westray, please contact Erland Drever on 07912 747 177
But if you miss the boat on Super Saturday, we've got an afternoon of entertainment laid on at the club from 12 noon!
“THE DREGS” - There's still plenty of Ales & Gins left to finish off!
Three 6 Nations games:
The game takes place in Westray at 11:00 on Saturday morning and Hubert's wife Shirley & son Tony are travelling up to present the trophy.
The boat leaves Kirkwall at 07:20 returning at 17:45, with a bus from Rapness
Any spectators wishing to travel out, please contact Erland Drever on 07912 747 177
Geordie Drever shares his memories of those early days:
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