Rugby Club honours captains and presidents

DUNDEE East MP Stewart Hosie was guest speaker at a ceremony organised by Panmure Rugby Club prior to Saturday’s home game to honour its former captains and presidents.

The MP attended an event to formally re-dedicate the new captains’ boards in the bar of the clubhouse at Forthill Sports Centre.

The new walnut display boards in the bar of the clubhouse list all the captains and presidents of the club from its foundation in 1880. With a history of 131 years, Panmure is the oldest rugby club north of the Tay.

Speaking at the ceremony, Mr Hosie, a former club player, paid tribute to the role of voluntary presidents and committee members in keeping the club functioning over the decades.

He also paid tribute to the fantastic season which the club is having, as the team is presently on top of the league and is hopeful for promotion.

Mr Hosie said: “All credit goes to current president Chic Millar and all members of the committee past and present for keeping this club going through the years.

“These new boards are a handsome way of honouring the success of Panmure Rugby Club over the past 131 years.”