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CANCELLED - U16s vs County at Scotstoun this Friday, 31/10/14.

28/10/2014 : Unfortunately the National U16 league game on Friday between Stirling County & West of Scotland has to be cancelled as the 3G pitch at Scotstoun awaits IRB re-approval for playing fixtures. We are however delighted to confirm that the new WoSFC artificial pitch will be fully IRB approved and this will allow us to avoid such difficulties.  

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Another good afternoon for senior teams

25/10/2014 : It was a wet and windy afternoon for the last of the 3pm kick-offs before the clocks go back tonight but there were some great results from teams in red and yellow The 1s travelled to North Inch to face Perthshire and played extremely well running out 34-12 bonus point winners The 2s welcomed Irvine to Burnbrae and were much more dominant, especially up front, than a 17-3 victory would suggest Our…

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International Tickets

24/10/2014 : Applications are now invited for these. Note that the Tonga match has been added to the list of Autumn Internationals. Home matches - availability of tickets will almost certainly meet requests. Away matches - status uncertain but please apply for as many as you can be certain of using. For order forms click appropriate link - Autumn Internationals          Away…

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Clean sweep on Saturday

18/10/2014 : I'm delighted to report that the West senior teams enjoyed a clean sweep of wins this afternoon The 1s welcomed RHC back to Burnbrae for the first time in 9 seasons and after a close first half the visitors were ahead 16-13. West rallied in the second period though and ran out ultimately comfortable bonus point winners 34-16. Some great play from a number of West boys and arguably better use of the…

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Two good wins for West

11/10/2014 : Saturday 11.10.14   Two good wins for our senior teams this afternoon   The 1s travelled down to Mansfield Haugh to face Hawick YM and, despite conceding a very early try, West led at half-time 22-7. The second half was a closer affair with both sides crossing the whitewash again to give West a bonus point win 29-14. The 2s hosted our old friends Glasgow Accies on the main pitch at Burnbrae.…

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U16s & U18s Named in Glasgow Squads

10/10/2014 : All at West are delighted to hear that Daniel York and Michael Dunn have been named in the starting line-up for the Glasgow U16 squad in the forthcoming BT Scottish Rugby Academy fixtures against Edinburgh this Sunday, 12th October, at Gala, kickoff at 3:30pm. Aaron Purewal, a West U18s stalwart, has also been named in the Glasgow U18s squad,  meeting Edinburgh again at Gala this Sunday, kickoff…

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1s return to winning ways

04/10/2014 : Saturday 4th October 2014 saw the 1s win a close but occasionally scrappy match at home against Lasswade 18-15. This was the very first time the two clubs had ever met on league business and our boys were delighted to get back on the winning trail. A great response from our players to a couple of frustrating weeks in the league. Our 2s travelled the short hop down the Switchback to face a GHK team…

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West Announce Appointment of Academy Manager

01/10/2014 :   West of Scotland FC is delighted to announce the appointment of Millan Browne as the Club's new Academy Manager. Joining West from BT Premiership side Stirling County RFC where he held a similar Academy role, Millan also coached the Bridgehaugh club's extremely successful U18 squad and has been Rugby Development Officer there since 2008. Prior to joining County he was Rugby Development Officer…

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Saturday 27.09.14

27/09/2014 : Saturday 27th September saw the 1s travel to Park Farm, Dumfries to face the BT National League Division 3 leaders. A difficult first half for West saw the hosts 27-3 ahead and while there was a reaction from the Red & Yellow in the second half the game unfortunately ended 32-22. At home the 2s were more successful with a nail-biting 17-12 win over close rivals Marr however our U18s were disappointed…

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Keep you eye on the Project

24/09/2014 : A button labelled 'Project Webcam' on this page will allow you to keep your eye on how the Waitrose project is progressing. Access across the bridge is now established and work has begun on levelling and grading the new pitch area

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West players make Glasgow U18 squad for October fixtures

24/09/2014 : We are delighted to report that 4 of our U18s have been selected as part of the Glasgow U18 squad for the October fixtures A huge well done to Harry Brewster, Taylor Johnston, Craig McCall and Aaron Purewal and best wishes from all at West for these games Commiserations to Connor Gerrard, Sandy McCallum and Lawrie Smeaton who were also involved in the trial but unfortunately didn't make the squad.…

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U15's Through to Cup Semi Final against Hawks

22/09/2014 : West's U15's met Whitecraigs in the Quarter Final of the West U15 Regional Cup, at Burnbrae yesterday afternoon.  As the Autumn sun shone, West put on a comprehensive display, dominating Whitecraigs in all departments, culminating in the match being stopped once West had reached 60 points. The final score was - West 60 : 0 Whitecraigs. This means that a West U15's squad will be in the Cup semi-finals…

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Saturday 20.09.14

20/09/2014 : There was lots of sun again this afternoon over Burnbrae but a bit more of a mixed bag of results for our senior squads as the 1s lost 34-17 to a very well-drilled Preston Lodge team who seem to be unbeatable on league business, the mighty 2s posted a remarkable 123-0 win against Adrossan and the 18s recorded an excellent 15-15 draw away to Ayr in the National League Some brilliant team and individual…

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West U16's Selected for Glasgow U16's Representation

19/09/2014 : Three of West's U16's have been selected for the Glasgow U16's. Our congratulations goes to hooker Thomas Mullen, stand-off Michael Dunn and prop Dan York.  The boys have worked hard throughout the Pathway selection process and have been rewarded with being named in the squad. We're all very proud of you boys, and thank you for representing our club. Following the two U16 Local Pathway festivals…

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More fun in the sun!

13/09/2014 : Another afternoon of top-notch rugby for the West senior squads   The 1s were away to Murrayfield Wanderers and enjoyed an excellent 33-0 bonus point win The 2s were also away to Kilmarnock and (despite some issues about the availability of a referee) ran out convincing 89-7 winners The U18s played well but were ultimately frustrated at Burnbrae by an excellent Highland side who travelled back…

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West senior teams all win

06/09/2014 : The sun shone on Burnbrae this afternoon and the results were equally glowing with both the 1st XV and 2nd XV's recording comprehensive home victories against Dunfermline and Dalziel respectively. The 1s won 53:3 and the 2s 37:7 and more importantly both squads played some superb rugby in the process. What was most telling for me was the huge smiles on the players' faces and these weren't just about…

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Members Development Update

13/08/2014 : (In the picture left to right - Paul Happell (Barr Construction), Colin Steele (TCS), Colin Gemmill (West), Gordon Cairns (West), Martin Gorman (Waitrose)) Construction work will begin on Monday 18th August.  The first activity will be the site hoarding going around the roadside pitch and sand area.  A workers area will be set up in the caravan park. Barr Construction ltd will be doing the…

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Club Lunch

12/08/2014 : Celebrate the start of the new league season in style by booking your lunch places prior to the West v Dunfermline match on Saturday 6th September (k.o. 3pm) 20 Pounds per head for 2 Course Lunch with wine - Payable on the day All places must be booked in advance. Please contact Allan Snedden on 07711 633821 or at allan.snedden@secc.co.uk to reserve your places and get the season off to a flier!

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Rugby Memories

04/08/2014 : There will be a 'Memories Rugby Club' launch at the club on Wednesday 13th Aug.  Details below -

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Contract with Town Centre Securities finalized

31/07/2014 : The General Committee is delighted to announce that the contract between West of Scotland Football Club and Town Centre Securities Ltd was signed this morning at Burnbrae. Neil McCallum, Club President commented: "This marks the end of a lengthy period of complex negotiations but allows us to move on quickly to a much more visible stage of the development of the Burnbrae site with work expected to…

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West season starts

30/07/2014 : The West new season starts this Saturday with a friendly against Marr for both 1st and 2nd XVs.  Kick off is at 3pm and there will be 4 x 20 min sessions.  The following Saturday (9th Aug) the 1st XV will be away at the Falkirk Tournament then away again on the 16th August for a friendly att Greenock.  The 23rd of August will see the last of the pre-season games at home to GHA. The…

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RBS Six Nations - home tickets

16/07/2014 : RBS 6 Nations Championship 2015 ? home matches Members have the choice of applying via the Club or of ordering online via the SRU  website. For those preferring to order by the conventional methods, apply as usual by email or post using the order form on the website (click here to access). Allocations have been 'ring-fenced' so all requests should be met provided that they are received on time.…

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New Season

09/07/2014 : 1st XV fixtures for season 2014/15 can be found here   New Coaching Team   West welcome Andy Douglas and Mike Cusack as new 1st XV Coaches Andy Douglas is the West Coaching Development Officer with the SRU, originally from Haddington he played with Heriots and has coached their 2nd XV.  He has also coached various pathways teams in the East and North.   Joining Andy as…

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Scotland Season passes and Autumn International tickets

01/07/2014 : Applications are now invited for these. The Scotland Season Pass guarantees a seat at all home internationals, while the Autumn Pass applies to the Argentina and New Zealand games only (status of a Tonga match is unclear at present). Closing dates for receipt of applications are: Scotland Season:                                           …

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Development update

09/06/2014 : The bridge over the Scottish Water wayleave is now in place The access ramps to the bridge and drainage channels on either side of the access road will be done w/c 23rd June.  The main contract will commence w/c 14th July.  For health and safety reasons could members refrain from climbing onto the bridge until the access ramps are in place.

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Robert Harley is Warriors Player of the Year

24/05/2014 : Congratulations to Robert from everyone at West on this fantastic recognition for his effort and commitment this season. Well done!!! Full details are on http://www.glasgowwarriors.org/news/14/05/22/harley-player-season

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West Players start as Glasgow U17s win

20/03/2014 : We are delighted that three current WoSFC boys (Ryan Sweeney, Fraser Hemming and Sandy McCallum) were in the starting Glasgow U17 XV who won against Borders at Murrayfield last night. In addition a player who was a Westie last year but is now playing school rugby at St Aloysius also started (Nick Moore) and another who left West to join Hawks this season (Jack Calder) came off the bench. http://www.scottishrugby.org/news/14/03/20/edinburgh-and-glasgow-triumph-regional-ties …

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West Players in Glasgow Team

11/03/2014 : West U18 players Fraser Hemming and Sandy McCallum are in the Glasgow U17 team to play Caledonia at Murrayfield tomorrow (Wednesday 12.03.14) Both players have done well to come through the U17s sessions at Lochinch over the past couple of months and winger Fraser and inside centre Sandy look certain to start in the first of the National Squad Selection fixtures. A week later both boys are in line…

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Former West President passes away

04/03/2014 : West of Scotland Football Club is sad to announce the death of former President Jimmy Caldwell who passed away after a short illness.   Jimmy was a passionate West supporter with a long association with the club which he served in many roles.   His absence will be keenly felt and we extend our sincere condolences to his wife Norma and all his family. Jimmy's funeral service will…

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Members update on West development

21/11/2013 : The development of a Waitrose store and new all weather synthetic pitch at West is progressing well. The start date for actual construction is approximately the beginning of April 2014 with the store opening proposed for January 2015.  The construction of the new all weather pitch will commence at the same time and is intended for completion approximately September 2014. A plan showing the overall…

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West is now a CASC (Community Amateur Sports Club)

31/10/2013 : Good news arrived today from HMRC (not often we can say that!).   West has now been registered as a CASC.   You won't see any signs of it in the club.  It will just be the usual sea of red and yellow faces but behind the scenes it will have significant effects.  Being a CASC confers a quasi-charitable status that provides certain tax reliefs that will help…

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Junior news

07/10/2013 : A round up of the Juniors' news is available here

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Easy Fundraising

13/09/2012 : Click on the EasyFundraising link on the front page to find out how to help the club

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New Development at West

11/04/2012 : West have arranged a conditional agreement with Town Centre Securities to build a new Waitrose store on the roadside pitch (conditional on members ratifying the agreement at the Club AGM on 25/4/12). Below is the press release issued by Waitrose - Waitrose - food shops of the John Lewis Partnership - will soon be consulting members and local people on a proposal for a new store to be built…

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