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• Host walking rugby where all members of the community are welcome
3rd XV team photo .
WHO ELSE WILL USE THE FACILITIES AT THE CLUB AND ARE THEY AVAILABLE FOR HIRE ? Members and other community groups utilise the facilities , both inside and out . Facilities are used by a fitness class , to a slimming club and to host events such as wedding receptions , christenings , birthday parties , school reunions etc . Our facilities are proving to be very popular with either the lounge or hall hired every week through to April next year with new bookings coming in every week .
WHAT ARE THE GOALS FOR ALL TEAMS AT THE CLUB THIS SEASON AND HOW ACHIEVABLE ARE THEY ? ( SENIORS , LADIES , JUNIORS , GIRLS AND MINIS ) The primary focus was to resume rugby in a safe environment with our goals being as follows :
• 1st XV to win all their home games
• 2nd XV out on a regular basis
• Host Summer of Rugby for the kids
• Ensure school of rugby is operational once kids are back at school
• Membership numbers of between 130 and 140 .
Where are we :
• Everyone has stepped up to the mark to ensure we play our sport in the safest environment possible
• 1st XV have so far won all their home games in additional to all bar one of their away games and find themselves serious challengers for the East League 1 title
• 2nd XV have fulfilled not only their league fixtures but also numerous friendly matches
• 3rd XV has been established for the 1st time since 2015 when they played a fathers / sons match against Preston Lodge
• 30 + at senior training sessions
• Summer of Rugby was held
• School of rugby is operational with 70 + kids participating with the links to the High School and East Lothian Active Schools as strong as ever
• Membership numbers are nearly at 300 !
PLEASE FINISH OFF BY TELLING ME WHAT MAKES ROSS HIGH SUCH A GREAT CLUB TO BE PART OF ? It ’ s that family feel and inclusiveness .
ADD ANYTHING ELSE YOU WISH TO MENTION 2020 was our 50th anniversary which saw a 200 page book called ‘ Mon
the Ross ’ being published . Ross High has one of the longest continual home and away International tours in Scotland , Markham in Wales , with the first tour to Markham in 1972 . Both clubs have been touring ever since .
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Amazingly Alan Hook played his first game of senior Rugby for Ross High`s 5th team aged just 13 years old ! He remembers watching the match from the touchline when a voice directed at him said - ‘ do you have any boots ? ’, the rest was history . Alan played for Ross High till he was 20 years old until work commitments took over . He returned to the club as a player 15 years later aged 35 and played up until he was 47 starting on the wing and moving closer to the scrum as the years rolled on , he told Rugby Club Magazine

” Both my sons Adam and Ryan started in the clubs mini section .
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Towards the end of my playing days , I played a game with Adam where he was No . 10 and I was outside centre ; when he was able to get to the player I was supposed to tackle before I could I knew my days were numbered . Ryan won the Scottish U16`s Cup with Musselborough and was involved in the Scotland set up too .
The team at Ross High have now developed a very strong forward setup which is paying dividends and the expansive rugby the backs are demonstrating is great to watch . Congratulations on everyone at Ross High Rugby Club on being chosen to appear in Rugby Club Magazine and best wishes for many years to come !”
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