This weekend is our annual U18 7's tournament with 12 clubs from all over the country coming to compete. A good day of rugby for the whole family. See you all there!
It's with great sympathy that Kyle McNulty’s father, Paul has died. Paul had been diagnosed with oesophageal cancer at the end of last year, with a 9 month prognosis. As with most things, he kept news of his illness quiet and private so it came as a shock to many to hear of his death last Monday (6th April).
As the proud father of one of Ardrossan’s stellar youth players, he was hugely supportive of Kyle in his rugby endeavours. While often cutting the figure of a solitary and retiring person, often choosing to spectate just in the company of his faithful West Highland Terrier Hamish, he was an ever present on the touchline from Memorial Field to Murrayfield, encouraging Kyle in his club and representative achievements.
Happy to keep his own counsel, when he was forth coming his words were sage-like. Indeed it was one such wily intervention that was pivotal in getting Kyle onto the pitch- to devastating effect, in Ardrossan u16’s Regional Plate Final winning exploits. Paul fulfilled the complete role as supportive parent, able to maintain Kyle’s enthusiasm and passion for his sport through a long absence with injury. They were regularly in each other’s company on the touchline watching Ardrossan senior games; an opportunity to pass on rugby knowledge, an opportunity to pass on a passion for South African rugby and its heritage.
Those who have had the pleasure of watching Kyle play will know the knowledge has percolated across the generational gap. Fittingly Kyle is rugby touring in South Africa at present; he left resplendent in the Blue Bull’s top, his father’s favourite team.
Our thoughts, prayers and sympathy go out to Kyle, Paul’s wife Jodi and his daughter Wyona.
Funeral Arrangements: Wednesday 22nd April, Holmsford Bridge Crematorium, 12noon.
Ardrossan Accies will be hosting Rugby Camps over the second week at Easter from 15th-17th April. These camps will be for P4-U16s and be for both boys and girls of all ages. Camps will run 10am - 2pm and will cost £5 per day.
Sunday March 29th - Ardrossan RFC will play host to one of Scottish Rugby Fair Play festivals for the S2 age group. This will be another chance for us to play host to as many as 11 teams from across Glasgow South & West. The , tournament will kick off at 12pm finishing around 4pm.