Reds get ready

LINLITHGOW Rugby Club has pledged its support to the RBS RugbyForce 2012 initiative which has been developed to encourage clubs across Scotland to open up their clubs to the local community, raise the profile of the game and launch the new domestic rugby season.

The Reds plan a day of activity which will include DIY work on their facilities, rugby coaching and a visit from two members of the current Scotland national side.

Locally, the RBS RugbyForce 2012 weekend will take place over the weekend of August 11 and 12.

The initiative will see Linlithgow work in partnership with RBS and Scottish Rugby this summer to plan for their event in August. The weekend aims be an opportunity for clubs to attract new supporters and players and give them a chance to see what the club does for their local community, as well as providing volunteers and resources to improve their facilities.

Jon Blundell, Linlithgow’s director of rugby, said: “We have been informed by the RBS rugbyForce that two internationalists will be at Mains Park on Saturday, August 11, between 1pm and 3pm. There will be coaching for youngsters and the first team will play a pre-season friendly against Edinburgh side, 
Forresters.

“While details are still to be finalised for the Sunday, there are plans to call upon community help to repair fencing at the ground.”

Pre-season training has already begun for seniors at the club with sessions at Kettilstoun being staged on Tuesdays and Thursday at 7pm and Saturdays at 10am.

And the club has also organised a summer camp for Minis, no previous experience needed, and secondary school age performance camp. The performance camp will run daily from Monday, July 30 to Friday, August 30, while the Minis is from Monday, August 6, to Friday. August 10. For more 
information check out www.rugby.linlithgow.com