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Forrester Rubies

We are an over 35's team who play various friendlies and in Golden Oldies Rugby Festivals.
For further information email
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4th Scottish Golden Oldies Tournament17-Apr-2012 19:39  top of page
Madras RFC

The Forrester Rubies are playing in The Scottish Golden Oldies Tournament which this year will be held at Madras Rugby club ( St Andrews) on Saturday 19th May 2012.

 The plan is now to travel up and be in St Andrews for registration at 9am on the 19th May and leave to head back to Edinburgh at around midnight.

Cost per player will be £35

Golden Oldies Polo Shirts are available to purchase cost £15, they need to be ordered

Pre-Season Tournaments and Matches05-Jul-2011 19:20  top of page
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Saturday 13th August   Duns 10's
Saturday 13th August   Lasswade 2nd XV v Forrester 2nd XV
Saturday 20th August   Forrester 1st XV v Earlston 1st XV
World Touch Rugby Cup20-Jun-2011 18:45  top of page
22nd -26th June at Peffermill
‎5 days, 28 countries, 1 World Cup!
See the best Touch players in the world for free.
22-26 June, Peffermill playing fields in Edinburgh.

With Dave Bartlet in the Men's 30 and Dunkan Armstrong and Craig Lewis in the 40

Player of the Year Awards05-Jun-2011 09:06  top of page
Congratulations the players listed:
Forrester Player of the Year - Alan Panther
Most Promising Player - Robbie Douglas
2nd XV Player of the Year - Neil Robertson
3rd XV Player of the Year - Graeme Dudgeon and Daniel Marr
Coaches Cup - Daniel Marr
Captains Cup - Gavin Sisson
Forrester Rubies Fixture07-May-2011 11:04  top of page
Saturday 14th May 2011

Forrester Rubies v Stafford Veterans

Kick off 1pm.
I am looking for all you over 35's to dust off your boots and make yourself available to play on Saturday 14th May.
Anyone not playing please come along for the game and have a few beers afterwards in the clubhouse. (Open night in main bar)
Club Coaches07-May-2011 10:51  top of page
With the season now over our 3 coaches Dougie Dingwall, Andy Knight and Gordon Lyons have decided to stand down from their respective positions. 
On behalf of the club I would like to thank them for their time,effort and dedication over the last 3 years.
New Captain & Vice Captain07-May-2011 10:48  top of page
Congratulations to:
Patrick Bree on his appointment as Club Captain
Alllan Panther on his appointment as Club Vice Captain

1ST & 2ND XV Team Photos04-Mar-2011 22:35  top of page

Friendly Fixture25-Feb-2011 21:48  top of page
Sunday 27th Feb 2011
Inverleith XV 19-26 Parkmore XV ( Dublin )
Forrester RFC Recruitment Drive17-Sep-2010 08:49  top of page
All Welcome
Forrester RFC Recruitment Drive
At Forrester we are currently on a recruitment drive to bring in players and social members to the club.
We are looking for players of all standards and ages as we run various teams such as Mini's, Midi's, Youth and Colts.
Our senior teams include 1st, 2nd and 3rd XV and we also run an over 35's team called The Forrester Rubies.
For further information email or call the clubhouse on 0131 334 6981
2nd XV Fixture Cancelled04-Sep-2010 04:09  top of page
Forrester 2nd XV 28 - 0 Haddington 2nd XV - Haddington were unable to fulfil the fixture so conceded the match.
New Sponsors for Forrester 2nd XV26-Aug-2010 14:52  top of page
Factory Gyms

I am pleased to announce that Factory Gyms are the new 2nd XV sponsors. Thanks to Tom and Chloe for making this possible.

Facebook link - click here

Factory Gyms

New 1st XV Sponsor17-Aug-2010 13:35  top of page
McNeil, Maguire & McCreath Chartered Surveyors
I am pleased to announce that McNeil, Maguire & McCreath Chartered Surveyors are are new 1st XV sponsors.
Arranged through Mr David McComiskie.
Contact Details - 0131 2266518
Email Address -
2nd XV Fixture09-Aug-2010 21:57  top of page
Tuesday 10th August 2010
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Dalkeith 1st XV v Forrester 2nd XV - 7pm ko at Dalkieth
Meet at Dalkeith for 6pm.
Anyone needing transport give me a call and I will try to sort you out.
New Club Dress Shirts Available to Order04-Aug-2010 16:11  top of page
Order your club dress shirt now, only £ 20 each.
Lasswade Tournament 02-Aug-2010 04:44  top of page
Saturday Aug 7th 2010
Teams in our half of the draw are Hamilton,North Berwick and Workington.
First game kicks off at 1pm, Forrester v Hamilton
Players bring trainers as the warm up area is on astro turf.
The 4th Forrester Open26-Jul-2010 06:00  top of page
Saturday 31st July 2010
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This years event will again be held at Carricknowe golf course.
First tee off time is 11.33am so meet time is 11am.
Carrickvale Golf Club have again kindly allowed us the use of their clubhouse for a meal after the golf and a few thirst quenchers, meals with commence at approximately 4pm.
After food and prizes we will head back to the rugby club at approx 6.30pm - 7pm for a continuation of the thirst quenchers.
New Kit Sponsor25-Jul-2010 07:01  top of page
Our Proud Sponsor and Kit Partners, Zoti Sports Ltd.
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Zoti Sports are suppliers of quality teamwear to sports clubs, schools and national sports associations throughout Europe.

Their extensive range covers many sports including Rugby, Cricket and Hockey to name just a few.

Zoti Sports have been providing teamwear solutions for sports such as Rugby, Cricket and Hockey

since 2004 and have recently introduced the brand into other Sports.


                                         To find out more about Zoti Sports go to


Individual Player Sponsorship Packages21-Jul-2010 15:21  top of page
Season 2010/2011
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There are Player Sponsorship Packages available for the new season.
For further details email me at
Factory Gym Offer16-Jun-2010 08:26  top of page
As you may or may not be aware a group of us are doing circuit training on Monday nights at The Factory Gym on Calton Road, the fitness instructor Tom who takes the sessions has this offer for the club:

He has added Forrester RFC to their  corporate list so anyone that wants to join will get a reduced joining fee of £ 25, (normally £ 45).

Factory Gym,
The Stamp Office
Calton Road

Stuart & Nicole Panther14-Jun-2010 14:34  top of page
Mr & Mrs Panther married on Saturday 12th June
Bill Smith is awarded "The Spirit of Rugby Award" 31-May-2010 14:10  top of page
Congratulations to Bill Smith who was awarded the "The Spirit of Rugby Award" for service to the game. click here to see photos.
24-Apr-2010 Forrester 1ST XV 74 - 0 Lenzie 1ST XV Photos14-May-2010 16:43  top of page
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    Shunty cheers coco in
    Norrie dances with his new girl friend (sorry corner flag)
Photos by Graeme Joss
Player Of The Year Awards 201026-Apr-2010 06:25  top of page
1st XV POY   A. Panther
2nd XV POY  N. Robertson & S. Findlay
3rd XV POY   C. Aitken
Most Promising POY C. Morrison
Coaches POY           G. Smith
Congratulations22-Apr-2010 08:24  top of page
New Roles Within The Club
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Congratulations to the following people
President         - Derek Panther
Vice President - Glen Hume
Hon Sec          - Garry Smith
Exec Com       - Gavin Sisson
Captain            - Stewart Fulton
Vice captain     - Ewan Brodie
A big thanks to last years holders of the above roles for their time and dedication in the time they held the positions:
Craig lewis
David Hunter
Neil Gunderson
Craig Panther
And also Derek Panther who moves from Vice President to President.
Request From The Boys in Afghanistan05-Apr-2010 06:46  top of page
Jamie Petrie
Jamie Petrie has asked if anyone can send things out to him in Afghanistan for example games, books, sweets, basically anything that can keep the guys amused during time off as they have next to nothing out there.
Anything would be appreciated, his address is

D-coy 1 SCOTS
BFPO 792
Forrester RFC AGM11-Mar-2010 11:05  top of page
Wednesday 21st April 2010
This year the club will be holding its AGM on Wednesday 21st April 2010 it will be 7pm for a 7.30pm start.
This is your opportunity to vote for Captain /Vice Captain and ask questions on any relevant business on the day to day running of the club. It is important we have as many people attending this meeting as possible.
If there are any points you would like raised at the AGM they have to be submitted to the Committee before 31st March 2010.
Nominations for Captain & Vice Captain for 2010/2011 Season11-Mar-2010 10:59  top of page
Important Information
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The nominations for Captain & Vice Captain for 2010/2011 Season have to be submitted in writing no later than 3 weeks prior to the club AGM so that means the 31st March is this years deadline.
Quiz Of The Week05-Mar-2010 19:31  top of page
Who Is This Fresh faced Youngster?
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Happy 50th Birthday 01-Feb-2010 14:51  top of page
Monday 1st February
A Happy Birthday to Sean Findlay who turned 50 years young today.
New Kit Order18-Jan-2010 15:37  top of page
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We at present have not received the expected kit order due to circumstances out with our control, I will update you on the situation as and when I get news.
Thank you for your patience.
Training Session15-Jan-2010 09:51  top of page
Saturday 16th Jan 2010
click to view full image for : Training Session There will be a training session at 12pm Saturday at Craigmount High School both indoors and on the grass so bring trainers and boots
Carrickfergus 201002-Dec-2009 08:08  top of page
The dates for next years Carrickfergus Sevens are from Friday 30th April 2010 to Monday 3rd May 2010

Flights are available now:
Departure 7am 30/04/2010
Return 3:05pm 03/05/2010
Cost of trip will be confirmed at a later date.
Deposit of £50 required by November 28th 2009

Scammies Lost Photos22-Nov-2009 16:38  top of page
See if you can recognise anyone
Do you recognise anyone in Scammie's lost photos?

Training Tonight19-Nov-2009 16:48  top of page
Thursday 19th November
Snorkel & masks are optional this evening at training with a selection of life preservers available pitchside, especially if Scammi is training.
Old Newspaper article06-Oct-2009 15:29  top of page
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Do you recognise anyone?
answers by email to
Well done Norrie for replying so promptly
Carrickfergus tour 1998
Full party: Pictured: Not Pictured:
Norrie McHardie Dougie Dingwall being tackeld by no6 Norrie McHardie
Dougie Broon Dougie Broon
Garry McLaughlin Mark Bruce being tackled from behind Peter Reid
Peter Reid Andy McCulloch
Andy McCulloch Back row (L-R) Colin Martin
Colin Martin Stuart Dennis Colin Dewar
Dougie Dingwall Mark Bruce Davie Nicol
Lee Reid Colin Bradford
Mark Bruce Garry McLaughlin
Sean Hunter Sean Hunter
Sean Cameron
Colin Bradford Front row (L-R)
Colin Dewar Sean Cameron
Stuart Dennis Billie Whitelaw
Davie Nicol Lee Reid
Andy Inglis Dougie Dingwall
Saturday News04-Oct-2009 11:07  top of page
Well done to Paul Wilson who scored 3 tries for the 3rds this week.
Jordan Kay may have been a little concussed yesterday after catching a knee in the side of the head during the 2nds match, we came to this conclusion as with about 5 minutes left of the game we were awarded a penalty in the Musselburgh 22 and with us losing by 40 points he sluggishly enquired "why are we not kicking for the points rather than going for a try" !!
U18's Supporters Clubs02-Oct-2009 07:57  top of page

New clubs welcome young rugby fans


Scottish Rugby is launching new clubs for its young supporters today.

If you’re under-18 you can join dedicated clubs for the Scotland team and the Edinburgh or Glasgow Warriors pro-teams for FREE.

The Scotland Pack, the Edinburgh Crew and the Band of Warriors offer young supporters the chance to gain a unique insight into their heroes and the chance to get FREE tickets to one pro-team game alongside an accompanying adult.  That element of membership alone is worth £25 . . . but become a member and you won’t pay a penny.


Shunty's Back (Likes)13-Sep-2009 10:20  top of page
Sean ( Shunty ) Hunter marked his 2nd XV comback game after a 3 year absense due to a knee injury by scoring the winning try right on the final whistle in a tight match against Cartha QP. Sean was quoted as saying that scoring this important try will not change him in any way, as he signed programmes in the players lounge after the game.
Membership Fees Now Due18-Aug-2009 07:47  top of page
Registration Day Sunday 23rd August 2009

Subscription Charges for Season 2009-10
Playing Member : £ 45.00
Full and Associate member : £ 25.00
Students* : £ 20.00
OAP and Country : £ 6.00

*Students must be in a full-time course and have a valid Matriculation card.

Pre Season Lasswade 15's Tournament06-Aug-2009 16:43  top of page
Saturday 8th August 2009 1:30pm
We have now entered a team into the Annual Lasswade 15's Tournament.
The following teams are participating.  
Preston Lodge
Stewart's Melville
St Boswells
North Berwick
Ross High.
Forrester Open 200904-Aug-2009 11:17  top of page
The winners of the various prizes were:
1st- Colin Bradford
2nd- Stuart Panther
3rd- Mark Cadle
4th- Scott Edmondson (after a recount)
Winner of the scratch comp- Steven Mair.
Longest drive- Mark Cadle
Nearest the pin- Colin Bradford
Nearest the pin for Caddy's- Ross Davidson
Lowest Score (Stableford)- Andy Nimmo.
Thanks to Carrickvale Golf Club for allowing us the use of their clubhouse on the day and to Jenny Miller who did the catering.
Sponsorship 2009/201004-Aug-2009 11:07  top of page
Official Shorts Sponsors
I am pleased to announce that the senior shorts for this season will be sponsored by
MAGUIRE &             
Chartered Surveyors
Telephone 0131 226 6518
fax          0131  220 6445
Thanks to Mr David McComiskie for his help in securing this sponsorship.
Full Scrummaging for 1st and 2nd XV for season 2009/201002-Aug-2009 06:40  top of page

The Scottish Rugby Board has approved changes to the scrum laws for the club game in Scotland this forthcoming season.

For the last six years Scottish Rugby has been permitted to conduct experimental law variations by the game’s worldwide governing body, the IRB, on the use of under-19 scrum laws at all levels of the adult club game.  Scottish Rugby implemented this, except for first XVs in Scottish Hydro Premier 1, Premier 2 and Premier 3 divisions.  Read on for the changes for this season.
The IRB has now written the variation into law giving member Unions the opportunity to implement under-19 scrum law variations at levels considered appropriate within each Union’s domestic tier.

Since the first experiment, the IRB has changed the full scrum law specifically with regard to the process by which packs engage.  This summer Scottish Rugby, via the Scottish Rugby Council, decided to consult clubs on their views on which laws should be applied to the scrum in the adult game and this led to the recommendation made to the Board.

So, for season 2009/10, the Board has approved that full scrum laws will be used at the following levels:
• All Scottish Hydro Premier and National first XV matches
• All matches in the National Reserve leagues 1 and 2
• All women’s Premier League first XV matches

Under-19 scrum variations will continue at the following levels:
• All Scottish Hydro Regional League first XV matches
• All regional league reserve team matches
• All women’s national league and national development league matches
• All other rugby

There will be a review of the levels at which the under-19 variations are applied in Scotland at the end of the 2009-2010 season.

Meanwhile, another variation employed in Scotland over the last six years, rolling substitutions – not exceeding 12 in any one game – has now also been written into the laws of the game, whereby Unions can have rolling subs at defined levels of their domestic game.

The Scottish Rugby Board has approved rolling substitutions continuing at all levels of the club game.
Forrester Open31-Jul-2009 07:18  top of page
Days Events Saturday 1st August 2009

The first tee off is 11am meet time 10.35am, dress code is LOUDshirts.
The competition will be a stableford format with a prize for the lowest net score and also the lowest scratch score. There will be a longest drive on the 18th and nearest the pin on the 7th, caddies will have a nearest the pin comp on the 15th and of course we will have something for the highest score.

Once you have completed your round you can go in to Carrickvale golf Club (no golf shoes or caps worn indoors) for a few drinks. The food being served is Gypsy Chicken in cream sauce with buttered potatoes and French bread, it will be served from 4pm.

Once everyone has eaten I will present the various prizes then its back to the club for an open night of pool and darts to give the non prize winners a chance to salvage a bit of pride. There will be jugs bought back at the club.

Any questions give me a call.
Groups are
1st Andy McCulloch, Ally Kelly, Garry Smith, Stewart Fulton.
2nd Garry McLoughlin, Kevin Weir, Neil Robertson, Paul Rogers.
3rd Steven Mair, Richard Irwin, Alan Panther, Paddy Bree.
4th Craig Panther, Ken Hutcheson, , Gavin Munro.
5th Mark Cadle, Davie Leiper, Paul McAleer, Charlie Cormack.
6th Stuart Panther, PJ Crolla, Craig Fraser.
7th Ewan Brodie, Scotty Edmondson, Ryan Inglis, Malcolm Munro.
8th Colin Bradford, Kevin Greenan, Andy Nimmo, Euan McComiskie.  

Andy McCulloch

Sponsorship of 1st XV Jerseys 21-Jul-2009 07:55  top of page
Season 2009/10
I am pleased to announce that our 1st XV jerseys will be sponsored this season by "The Auld Toll Bar" courtesy of Andy Knight.
New Forrester RFC kit Season 2009/1021-Jul-2009 00:14  top of page
1st XV 2nd XV
Friendly Fixtures.15-Jul-2009 10:24  top of page

1st XV Fixtures

Saturday August 8th  14:00 Forrester 1st XV v Stewart Melville 2nd XV
Saturday August 15th 14:30 Forrester 1st XV v Boroughmuir 2nd XV
Thursday August 20th 18:30 Forrester 1st XV v Livingston 1st XV

2nd XV Fixtures

Saturday August 15th 13:00 Forrester 2nd XV v Meggatland 1st XV
Saturday August 22nd 12:30 Forrester 2nd XV v Lasswade 2nd XV
Saturday August 22nd 15:00 Forrester 2nd XV v Queensferry 1st XV 
Individual Player Sponsorship Season 2009/1010-Jul-2009 09:33  top of page
I have now drafted up a letter to be given to potential sponsors for your individual kit next season a copy of this letter is available from the club.
The cost has been held at £100 and for this you will receive:
  • Playing shorts
  • Socks
  • Kit bag
  • Hoodie
  • Club polo shirt
  • Tec T-shirt ( warm up T-shirt)
  • Training top
We need the orders in by Thursday July 30th.
If your sponsors need any additional information my contact details are on the letter.

Additional kit can be purchased from our Leisure Wear catalogue which will be going on the website soon.
New links available01-Jul-2009 19:39  top of page
We now have the following domians
Pre Season Training12-Jun-2009 08:28  top of page
Pre season training starts Tuesday 16th June with a players meeting at 6:30pm in the clubhouse.
It is important that all potential players attend.

Former Forrester Player Stevie Whytes Stag Night ( Better Known as H )03-Jun-2009 09:14  top of page
Saturday 6th June 2009
This Saturday Stevie Whyte is up for his stag night with a crowd of guys the Carrick tourists will know.
Stevie is not sure of plans yet but safe to say we will find out on Saturday and head up town after the Captains Day with all interested parties.

Captains Day02-Jun-2009 08:47  top of page
Saturday 6th June 2009
This Saturday is Captains Day to which all senior players are welcome.
It will be a 12pm meet at the club.
The plan is to play various games (not just rugby) for the first couple of hours weather dependant so bring your kit (trainers) then retire to the club for further liquid refreshments whilst watching The Lions then Argentina games.

See you Saturday.

Captains Day’s! 28-May-2009 14:41  top of page
This year Captains day will be in two parts, the first on Saturday 6th June and then Tuesday 30th June.

The 1st day is on the 6th June meet at about 12 and the usual outside bantz of games and light refreshments will take place then (however if it rains the Lions have a warm up game at 2pm and England Argentina on after!!) This is an open invite to any senior player

Part 2 will hopefully be on the 30th June but I’ll will keep you posted with regards to confirming the date and time! This Tuesday evening will be spent at RaceLand near Haddington. Due to number constraints, initially this will be open to 1st and 2nd team players that contributed the 5 pound a week and played in a majority of games either 1st, 2nd or both! Please get in contact with myself to confirm if you can make it! Those outwith that are also interested please get in contact and a 1st come 1st served waiting list will be in operation!!


Text: 07734953418

Cheers y’all
Andy Mcculloch on the National 2nd XV League Committee20-May-2009 16:50  top of page
National 2nd XV league AGM 19-May-2009
Congratulations to Andy for his appointment to the National 2nd XV league Committee.
Player Of The Year Awards20-May-2009 09:51  top of page
1st XV - P.J.Crolla
1st XV Most Promising - J. McMillan
Coaches Player of the Year - Ross Davidson

2nd XV - Sean Findlay
2nd XV Most Promising - Shaun Hardie and Danny Lowe.

3rd XV - Dunkan Armstrong

New Kit Deal Announced19-May-2009 12:37  top of page
Viking Rugby Wear
The club is pleased to announce that we have selected Viking Rugby Wear to become our official kit supplier and clothing partner.
Viking Rugby Wear was selected both for the high quality and innovative design of their kit and we are working closely with Doug McClure from Viking Rugby Wear to introduce an exciting range of leisure wear for members and supporters to buy in the coming season.

Miller Sevens15-May-2009 13:21  top of page
Saturday 23rd May 12pm
The Miller Sevens this year will take place on the 23rd of May.
Meet at 11.30 sharp to kick off at 12pm. This should enable us to play the Sevens, have food and drink, then if you are lucky enough that you have a ticket for the Heineken Cup final head off to Murrayfield for the 5pm ko.
The rest can settle down in the club with a few beers to watch the match.

Anything but a Leicester win please God

Photos from Dinner Dance 2009 & Colts v Coaches28-Apr-2009 00:44  top of page
Photos from the weekend 25-Apr-2009

20090425 Dinner Dance

20090425 Forrester Colts XV v Coaches and Club XV

20090425 (Scammie) Colts v Coaches

20090425 (Scammie) Dinner Dance 1

20090425 (Scammie) Dinner Dance 2

20090425 (Derek Davidson) Dinner Dance

Captain and Vice Captain season 2009/1023-Apr-2009 21:13  top of page
Captain - Neil Gunderson

Vice captain - Craig Panther

Congratulations and good luck during the coming season.
Results19-Apr-2009 11:26  top of page
Saturday 18th April 2009
Kilmarnock 1st XV 64-17 Forrester 1st XV

Division 4 Play Off Final
Forrester 2nd XV 27-18 Morgan Academy 2nd XV

2nd XV In Play Off Final13-Apr-2009 21:17  top of page
Saturday 18th April 2009
Forrester 2nd XV v Morgan Academy 2nd XV.
We have for the 3rd year in a row made it to the play off finals.
This year our opponents are Morgan Academy who finished top of Division 4 North & Midlands. The tie will take place Saturday 18th April at Perthshire RFC kick off 3pm.
We are planning on taking a coach so get your name to me ASAP as I know there has been a lot of interest shown by spectators.

Coach departs Forrester Rugby Club at 12.45 for journey to Gannochy Sports Pavillion, North Inch, Perth PH1 5HS.
Coach departs Perth for return journey to Forrester by 6.30 p.m.
Forrester AGM & Dinner Dance01-Apr-2009 16:13  top of page
The Club AGM is on Wednesday 22nd April – a reminder that applications for any other business, changes to constitution, captaincy, vice-captaincy etc must be put in writing and received by the secretary 2 weeks before the AGM. See notification in the clubhouse.

A quorum of 30 full members is required to hold the AGM so please take the time to attend (meeting will last around 1 hour).

The Annual Dinner Dance is on Saturday 25th April – names and money ASAP to Lil Hume, Bar Manager. The tickets cost 20 per head for a 3 course meal, wine and disco.

Player of the Year – nominations for Player of the Year and Most Promising Player of the Year (young player/new player) for the senior teams must be received in time for the trophy presentation at the dinner dance. Voting slips will be available in the clubhouse.

Craig Lewis
Training Back at Forrester31-Mar-2009 17:06  top of page
From Tuesday 31st March 2009
Training is now back at Forrester, be down ready to start at 6.30pm.
Boots- mouldies best option at present due to the ground being on the firm side.

Minibus Driver Guidelines10-Mar-2009 10:35  top of page
Guidelines for use of the React 2 Rugby Minibus

The vehicle can only be used for rugby purposes, for full guidelines click here

John Gunderson / Bill Smith.

Congratulations05-Feb-2009 08:48  top of page
Congratulations to Murray Johnstone in being selected to start for the Edinburgh Under 18 team against Newcastle Falcons in their warm game for the forthcoming inter district campaign. 12 noon KO at Dunbar on Sunday, I'm sure you will all share in wishing him the very best of luck.

CONGRATULATIONS04-Feb-2009 16:28  top of page
A New Baby Girl
Congratulations to Davie Leiper and Lesley Gordon on the birth of their daughter Eve.
Born 21:19 on Monday 2nd Feb weighing in at 8lbs 7oz.Mother and baby doing well.

Sad News03-Jan-2009 23:04  top of page
John Connor, a past President of Forrester RFC (1982-86), passed away suddenly this morning.

Our thoughts go out to his family and friends at this time.

A minutes silence will be observed at the next senior matches.

Craig Lewis
New 3rd XV Team Manager21-Nov-2008 12:02  top of page
Sean Cameron(Scammie) has agreed to take over the role of 3rd XV manager as of Saturday 29th November.

Membership Fees19-Nov-2008 10:42  top of page
Gents as you may know the memberships are now overdue, can anyone who has not yet paid please pay as soon as possible.

Andy Knight A Father At Last24-Oct-2008 11:53  top of page
On Thursday 23rd Oct 2008 at 5am Andy and Caroline became proud parents after the birth of Lana (8lb 15.5oz) mother and baby doing well.

Robin Joss Retires22-Oct-2008 16:16  top of page

On the 15th of October I completed 30 years with the fire service so now all I have to do is watch Forrester and the Hearts and have fun.

Edinburgh Rugby Shirt presentation 07-Oct-200814-Oct-2008 11:50  top of page
Updated Photo
Edinburgh Rugby shirt presented by David Blair and Ben Meyer to Forrester Rugby Club
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A New Arrival13-Aug-2008 14:52  top of page
Baby Boy
Congratulations to Markus and Steph Di Meola on the birth of their baby son Leo born Sunday 10th Aug weighting in at 10lb 10 oz.
Mother and son doing well, which cant be said for Markus as he fractured his pelvis on a parachute jump last week, so it looks like Steph has 2 people to look after now.

Golden Oldies Rugby Festival31-Jul-2008 11:08  top of page
Forrester Rubies Sponsors.
I am pleased to inform you that we have a shirt sponsor for The Forrester Rubies who are taking part in the Golden Oldies Rugby Festival and for the rest of the season.Our Sponsors will be David Phillips.

Forrester Open 2008 26-Jul-2008 09:59  top of page
Winner- Mark Cadle( Says we need to find him a bigger pitch and putt course for next year.)
Runner Up- Craig Panther
Nearest the Pin- Andy Knight
Longest Drive- Stu Panther

This year the weather looked like it was going to make the day a wash out, I received an email from Nicky Drew asking if it was raining would we call it off and Davie Nicol calling me on the morning of the event saying it was to wet and he would not be participating this year (not able to print my reply on this site)He was asked politely to reconsider which he duly agreed to.
The turn out was encouraging again this year and we had 21 competitors and around 6 caddie's. As we were arriving at the golf course(yes Cable a par of 70 means it is regarded as such)a competition which had started an hour earlier had all the participants running for the shelter of the bar and wondering why we were still getting ready to play.
I was in the first group away and had the honour, I would love to say that I split the fairway with a 300 yard drive but I managed to drag a 210 yrd drive left.The weather cleared up as planned and a great day out ensued, Davie Nicol at one stage looked like he had a different top for every hole, Cable guy was wearing his wife's golfing gear(Pink & White with accessories) and rumour has it that by the 18th green his balls were pink also. Andy Knight from the cheers I heard almost got a hole in one at the nearest the pin hole 7th and Scotty Edmondson who was playing behind us was close on a few occasions to hitting us with his 300 yard plus drives but when it came to the longest drive he was outgunned by Wee STD.
I think all players enjoyed a day in which Gavin Downie hit his best score ever 81 and Craig Panther must have been close to his as I gave him an equivalent 26 handicap and he carded a scratch 11 over par.
I think for most of us a bit of practise is needed for next year and for a few an adjustment of handicaps!!!

Wedding Announcement14-Jul-2008 17:28  top of page
Mr Ewan Brodie and Miss Lynne Henderson
On Sunday 13th July at the idyllic setting of The Norton House Hotel on the outskirts of Edinburgh Mr Ewan Brodie and Miss Lynne Henderson were married.
On behalf of the players I would like to wish them both a long and happy marriage.

Should anyone know of any just cause why these.........only joking..

A New Baby01-Jul-2008 11:11  top of page
Congratulations to Simon and Lorna May on the birth of their baby daughter Iona born on Saturday 21st June weighing in at 8lb 6oz both mother and daughter fighting fit.

Captains Day23-May-2008 06:22  top of page
24th May 2008


Just a quick email to let you all know that tomorrow (24th May) is captains day. We are meeting at the club for about half past 12, try and be there sharpish so we can get the festivities under way ASAP.

As we have had to lay out a lot of money this season for Jugs (guys who leave after a game and don't pay) and paying for physio treatment we are rather short in the money situation this season. Anyone who is coming along will be asked for 5 to put towards the bevvy and also some shrimp for the BBQ!

Id like to wish you all a happy Friday..... Hopefully the thought of getting Minging tomorrow wont put you off today's work.

Your friendly Neighbourhood



Coaching Courses Over The Summer21-May-2008 00:08  top of page

There is a forthcoming coach education opportunity for aspiring or current coaches. There will be a level 1 course will be run at Currie RFC on June 6th, 8th & 14th.
For more information or to book spaces, please contact Jennifer Dailly (coach education administrator) on or 0131 346 5167.


Forrester RFC are running Foundation course for our aspiring coaches. The course will be run at Forrester RFC on June 19th, June 26th (4pm-7pm) for more information or to book spaces, please contact Richard Fleming ( community development officer) on or 07796130943.

Player of the Year Awards28-Apr-2008 10:38  top of page
The winners of the various different categories were announced on Saturday at the dinner Dance,they are as follows.

1st Team Player of the Year - Dougie Dingwall

Most Promising Player - Finlay Lamont

2nd Team Player of the Year - Robbie Scott

Most Promising - Andy Best

3rd Team Player of the Year - Davie Inglis

Well done to the winners.
New Captain and Vice Captain24-Apr-2008 12:50  top of page
Congratulations to our new Captain Craig Panther and his Vice Captain Stewart Fulton.
Our thanks to the outgoing duo for Sean Roseburgh and David Allan for their time and effort.