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Paisley Rugby Football Club

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[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Paisley Rugby Football Club’s League started on 13th Sept, the 1XV team are now Division 2 after winning promotion last season.

The 1 XV has won 2, lost 2 and 1 game abandoned, due to referee being injured, The Buddies have so far made their mark on Division 2 and show they are not an easy target, with big wins against McLaren away, Uddingston at home, and losing 2 games in the last play of game.

The guys are training hard and know what has to be done, so it will be an interesting and exciting season ahead.

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Our 2XV team are on a roll, the only 3 league games they have played, they have had big wins. The 1 & 2XV teams are growing in numbers and strength, and the huge dedication to training by these guys is paying off.

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome all new, and old players who have come back to the club, into the Paisley RFC Family. #WeArePaisley.

Deals have been secured with Paisley Piazza, our main sponsor for 2014-15 and Viennas Nightclub, who will both have a place on our new team playing tops for this season.

Paisley RFC Junior Section is continuing to thrive in numbers for all sections, P1-7, S1/2, U15/16 U18 and our newly formed PRFC U15 Girls team. There are newly trained coaches and some senior players dedicating their time to pass on their skills to the up and coming future seniors of the club.

All New players are welcome to join the club anytime, just come along to training, Seniors – Tue, Thurs. 7-9pm or Jnr – Wed 7-8.30pm & Sun 12-2pm

In addition to playing, there has been lots going on in our club, we had a successful Ladies night, with the help of our 1XV players being our buff waiters, this was a huge hit with the ladies, another is planned for 5th Dec, with PRFC Xmas helpers, look out for details.

We have organised a Psychic Night on the 24th Oct, with Psychic, Carol McGhee and our Annual Fireworks Display on the 8th Nov, both events being held at our club house. There is a lot of work and effort put into planning these events by our volunteers and they are vital to help with the running of our club.

If anyone would like to come along to any of them, you can come down to the club, phone or see more details on our Facebook/Twitter accounts.

Paisley Rugby Football Club, welcomes members and non-members to come along and watch games, we love to see a good support for the teams. It’s a homely and welcoming club, so don’t be shy, just pop in.

We recently had a visitor from a gentlemen who was up in Paisley visiting, as we got talking to him, he revealed he used to be part of the club, back in the days when it was the old Grammarians, 1954, he played or coached the 4XV team and was also secretary of the club, he had some great stories to tell. This tells me PaisleyRFC has been a huge family for some time, long before we knew it, and continues to be a family today.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Renfrewshire kids find their Warrior side

Renfrewshire kids find their Warrior side.

Glasgow Warriors were kicked into touch as Renfrewshire’s pupils dominate on their home turf.

Over 300 pupils from Renfrewshire’s primary schools have enjoyed a day of competitive rugby at the Scotstoun Stadium in Glasgow as part of a rugby festival organised by Renfrewshire Council.

The celebration marked the end of a six-week training programme, giving pupils from 11 schools the chance to put their newly acquired skills to the test at the home of the PRO12 side.

St Peter’s Primary were the winners in the boys contact tournament, Gallowhill took the honours in the girl’s contact tournament and it was Bushes Primary who were crowned champions in the touch tournament. The winners of each tournament took home medals as a reward.

In attendance were eight Glasgow Warriors’ players including Nikola Matawalu, Sean Maitland and Peter Horne, as well as Scottish Women internationalists Lindsey Smith, Sarah Smith and Megan Gaffney.

The council’s rugby programme is delivered in school by its team of development officers with support from five modern apprentices.

Pupils start by learning the basics before moving on to more advanced skills as the weeks progress. They complete the six-week course by taking part in a competitive tournament to demonstrate their grasp of the game.

Rugby Development Officer Lindsey Smith said: “It was a very successful event and the biggest primary school festival we’ve held to date. Having the Warriors and Scotland players there, joining in with them, was a great reward for the kids and hopefully the inspiration they need to continue their involvement with rugby, even if that’s as a club supporter”.

As one of the fastest growing sports across Renfrewshire, and with the School of Rugby based at Paisley Grammar, there is plenty of opportunity for pupils to become more involved and emulate those who they met at the event.

Councillor Jim Harte, convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Sport, Leisure and Culture and Policy Board, said: “I’m delighted we’ve been able to give so many school pupils this opportunity, which is a direct result of the council’s investment into grass-roots rugby. Working with Scottish Rugby we’ve been able to appoint five apprentices, which have helped us to grow participation in rugby across Renfrewshire, at all levels.”

Courtesy of Renfrewshire Council.