Rugby Club open day at Forthill

PANMURE Rugby Club is holding an open day next weekend to make rugby more accessible.

The event is being held in partnership with RBS RugbyForce from 12 noon on Saturday, September 22, at the Forthill Sports Club, Broughty Ferry.

From noon there will be free games and activities for children from age five to secondary school age. At 2 p.m. the senior first and second XV will begin their warm-up in preparation for games against Stirling University and Arbroath at 3 p.m.

The clubhouse will be open from noon for refreshments, and there will also be a special lunch on offer before the games. A three course meal, including wine, coffee and mints and port will be available for £35 per head. To book your place call 01382 775550.

For those interested in joining, senior training is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6.45 p.m., and for juniors it is currently Sunday from 1 p.m. at Forthill, but this will change to 10 a.m. on Sunday, September 23. A spokesperson for the club said: “Founded in 1880, we are one of the oldest clubs in Scotland with a proud history and roots in the farming communities of Dundee and Angus. We are keen to promote Panmure RFC as Broughty Ferry’s community rugby club. Anyone interested in rugby and wishing to join Panmure as a playing or social member should come along on September 22 and give us a try. Even if they have never watched or played rugby, the friendly atmosphere and welcome at Forthill will convert them!”