We are delighted to report that Peter Headden and Struan Samson (both SMC 2000) have agreed to join the Club Committee joining the President and Tom Scrimgeour, Hugh Cowan, Donald Cran, Nick Watson, Stanley Vaughan, Douglas Forster, Roddy McDougall, Alastair Cormack and Derek Serafini. The Committee will meet on Friday 8th September 2023 ahead of the Club AGM on Friday 17th November 2023 – both meetings being held in The Caledonian Club
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Ken Russell (MC 1965) has been installed as the Club President in succession to Charles Wilson. Ken who lives in St Andrews where he operates principally as a business advisor these days spent much of his working life leading his own construction company and is remembered as a combative forward in the Melville College FP 1st XV for a number of years. Hopefully the activities of the club resume some time soon so that Ken is able to represent the club in the ways that he would wish.
Saturday 23rd November
On a day of awful weather the 1st XV powered their way to an emphatic win over Hamilton with a display which belied the conditions, ultimately winning by 38-17. Having scored a pushover try to take the lead in the very first minute, apart from a spell in the first half when Hamilton seemed as though they might take control, this was as commanding a performance as any in the league season so far earning five points which leaves us within touching distance of the league leaders Dumfries who lost for a second week in a row.