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AGSFP Club Centre Newsletter

11th May 2019

Dear <<First Name>>,

We start of this newsletter on a sad note with an obituary.

Graham W Barron 1939 - 2019

His great friend and current Chairman of Aberdeen Grammar Rugby, Gordon Thomson, wrote:

"It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of Graham on 3rd May 2019 following a long battle with ill health.

Graham attended AGS from 1943 to 1955 and then completed an apprenticeship in marine engineering. In 1962 he joined the Merchant Navy Blue Funnel Line and thereafter held a number of world-wide positions in project management and engineering troubleshooting until his retirement in 1988. 

After retiring Graham involved himself enthusiastically, becoming Aberdeen Grammar 1st XI manager and latterly Club President from 2014 to 2018. He was a well known and respected figure in national rugby committees and at rugby venues throughout Scotland.

His involvement with the Rugby Club led to his re-connection with former classmates and Graham joined the '57 Club where he spent many happy hours reminiscing with his lifelong friends.

Our sincere condolences to his wife Katie and family. He will be sorely missed."

Graham's funeral will take place at Aberdeen Crematorium at 11am on Wednesday 15th May and thereafter at the Palm Court Hotel.

Since our last newsletter the Rugby Club lifted the National League Cup after a hard-fought win against Highland in Stirling. Well done to everyone involved! Links to some match reports and the match highlights are below.

More rugby silverware is up for grabs later today when Leinster play Saracens in the Champions Cup Final. The game kicks off at 5pm and we'll be showing the action in the bar.

Aberdeen is hosting the 2019 Four Nations Grand Masters Hockey Tournament from 24th to 26th May. The Wales v Ireland match on Friday 24th is being played at Rubislaw and we are looking forward to welcoming some of the participants over the weekend.

With the BBQ season fast approaching we need some help to keep our garden areas in trim. If anyone can spare a few hours every so often over the summer, with or without your own equipment, please get in touch or leave your name behind the bar. All help would be much appreciated.

Chris Clelland

Aberdeen Grammar 26 - 10 Highland

Aberdeen Grammar overcame the challenge of a strong Highland performance to land the National League Cup at Bridgehaugh on Saturday 20th April.

Players, officials and fans alike enjoyed their day out in the Stirling sunshine. Thanks must go to the club for organising the supporters bus and to Stirling RFC for hosting the event.

You can read David Barnes' match report, Jack Nixon's match report and his thoughts on the day from The Offside Line

Aberdeen Grammar defeat Highland in the National League Cup Final at Stirling County on Saturday 20 April

Results and League Tables

Rugby 1sts
20th Apr Aberdeen Grammar 26 - 10 Highland (BT Cup Final) - Match Report

Rugby 2nds
20th Apr Highland 17 - 10 Aberdeen Grammar
27th Apr Aberdeen Grammar 19 - 30 Garioch
Caledonian North 2

Mens Hockey 2nds
20th Apr Highland 2nds 2 - 4 Aberdeen Grammar 2nds
North District League Division 2

Ladies Hockey
23rd Apr Aberdeen Grammar 4 - 1 Gordonians 3rds
30th Apr Aberdeen Grammar 2 - 0 Granite City 5ths
North District League Division 2

Cricket 1sts
27th Apr Stoneywood-Dyce 69 all out (3) - (30) - Aberdeen Grammar 70 for 1 - Match Report
4th May Aberdeen Grammar 275 for 6 (30) - (15) Gordonians 178 all out - Match Report
Aberdeenshire Grade 1

Cricket 2nds
27th Apr Banchory 176 for 7 (15) - (30) Aberdeen Grammar 177 for 5
4th May Aberdeen Grammar 146 all out (30) - (15) Fraserburgh 110 all out - Match Report
Aberdeenshire Grade 2

Dates For Your Diary

  • 11th May - Petanque Triples
  • 18th May - Veterans Hockey Gin Night
  • 19th May - Veterans Hockey BBQ
  • 31st May - Club Quiz Night
Other Events
  • 26th May - Wales Masters Hockey Social (Main Bar)
  • 7th June - Allied Surveyors BBQ
  • 8th June - Sodexo BBQ
  • 8th June - School Reunion (Main Bar)
  • 14th June - Class of '69 Reunion (Main Bar)
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