Hartreemill, Biggar, ML12 6JJ

Fraser Brown

Fraser Brown

Biggar RFC is both very proud and absolutely delighted to congratulate Fraser Brown, who began his rugby career as a Biggar Mini, following his selection for Vern Cotters 6-Nations squad for this springs competition.

 

This marks another chapter in the Glasgow players career which has seen him selected and captain age grade squads at U-18 and U-20 level. He has had to battle back after neck and back injury threatened his career but his involvement with Glasgow led, in the summer of 2013, to his selection as a replacement for Scotland's tour to South Africa. Ironically his first cap saw him replace Scott Lawson, another of our club stalwarts and whose omission from the 6-Nations will see the Newcastle Falcon redouble his efforts to get back into the squad for this year's World Cup. No confirmation on this but it's surely unique for one club to have provided the National squad with two hookers at the same time?

 

Fraser was part of Scotlands 2014 Autumn international squad gaining time off the bench against Tonga. Today in the European Challenge Cup (Sunday 25th Jan 2015), he appeared as flanker for Glasgow - a position he is used to having played Premiership rugby with Heriots. Despite the disappointment of defeat i a cracking match Fraser's was an awesome display, particularly in defence where his tackle rate was massive!

 

Here's hoping Fraser gets into action for Scotland in the 6-Nations!! His Dad Peter was a 1st XV regular with Biggar in the 1980's/90's while Mum Nikki was in Biggar's first ever Ladies XV which played in the early 1990's. To make it a completely family affair Fraser's elder brother Duncan was also a Biggar player, playing for the 1st XV on several occasions just 10 years ago before moving to NZ.  

 

All in all a proud player, family and club!! 


Burns Supper success

Burns Supper

The club’s Annual Burns supper was another excellent night in The Municipal Hall on Saturday. Though numbers this time round were slightly down, this had no impact on the enjoyment for those who were in attendance with meal and entertainment all first class.

 

Chaired expertly by President Peter McDonald thanks go to the following for their contributions.


Address to the Haggis: Duncan Hodge,

Immortal Memory; Stewart Houston,

Toast to the Lassies; Rob Harper,

Reply; Lindsay Paterson,

Recitals; Ben Aitchison,

Songs; Iona Goldie,

Selkirk Grace and Vote of thanks; Al Stewart,

Piper; Jim Cowan,

Dance band; Blair Gardiner Trio.

Big thanks as always to Carolyn Cairns and her team for the fantastic meal, to bar staff Rhona Muir and Alistair Sinclair and to GY who again masterminded the whole evening. Excellent!


Coaching Course Level 2

While the weather since the turn of the year has led to the cancellation and postponement of many games, there has been a group who have kept at it regardless, taking part in all sorts of wild, windy, snowy and wet conditions to complete their tasks. This group, mostly from Biggar but including others from nearby clubs and who look after all ages of players from Mini to Senior have had to prepare sessions, complete midweek homework tasks and face physical challenges over three Sundays with attendance from 9am-5pm.

 

The UKCC Level 2 course is demanding and covers practical sessions of play, coaching and officiating including the Level 1 referee award. SRU Coaching Education Officer Chris Reid was in overall charge and while he was able to pass several,  others will have to undertake further training to ensure they have the requisite skills.

 

The pictures show the group involved in feedback sessions between practicals and then posing for the ubiquitous group photo.

 

Regardless of outcome well done and congratulations to all for their efforts over the course. There can be no argument that with this course, the work being undertaken by the Academy programme and the work in schools from DO Calum Taylor and MA William Grieve that the club is providing the playing membership with the best possible opportunities to learn, develop and ultimately succeed.


Development Newsletter January 2015

Welcome to the January 2015 Development Newsletter.

 

This newsletter is equipped with all the latest news and results for all ages at Biggar RFC.

 

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Gold Club winners

 

Drawn on 8th December

£250   -   174   Una Stewart
£100   -   262   Eric Brown
£100   -   60     John Wood
£100   -   72     Bill Watson
£100   -   229   Suzanne Lawrie
£100   -   261   Sheila Conn

 

Drawn on 8th November

Gold Club – latest draw results
£250   -   98   Phyllis Tweedie
£100   -   33   Jan Warnock
£100   -   22   Meikle Jackson
£100   -   294  Paula Harrison
£100   -   249  Angela Cairns
£100   -   191  Laura Watson


Drawn on 25th October

£250  -   145   Blair Hill
£100 -     277 Jennifer Tweedie

£100  -   130   Marion Wood
£100  -   38    Linda Bell
£100  -   179  Ted & Frances Gordon
£100  -   242   Molly Brown

 

Drawn on 27th Sept

£250   -   Malcolm Coubrough (Jnr)
£100   -   John Lawrie
£100   -   Bob Irvine
£100   -   Shirley Aitken
£100   -   Tom Donnelly
£100   -   Kevin Wilson

 

Drawn on 6th Sept

£250   -   Davina Howatson
£100   -   James Lawrie
£100   -   Ruth Lawrie
£100   -   Trina Watson
£100   -   Don Barrie
£100   -   George Hamilton


NEWS

Fraser Brown

Fraser gains selection for 6-Nations

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Burns Supper success

Annual Burns Supper another cracker

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Coaching Course Level 2

Level 2 Coaching Course

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Development Newsletter January 2015

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Gold Club winners

Gold Club results for this season.

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