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Club Christmas Lunch

25/11/2014 : There will be a Club Christmas Lunch before the home game against Murrayfield Wanderers FC on Saturday 13th December.  Full details here

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International Tickets update 18th November

18/11/2014 : HOME MATCHES - we expect all applications to be met. I have asked all those concerned to pay now; if you have not heard from me yet please make contact urgently in case your application was missed. AWAY MATCHES - France: numbers of tickets should be met but some prices may differ England: there is likely to be a shortfall, confirmation of numbers by end of this month. Kenneth A Blake  kenblake4@gmail.com…

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Development update 3

10/11/2014 : Members may have noticed that work is ongoing on both the Waitrose site and the new pitch area.  Barr are still working on getting the right CBR (California Bearing Ratio) for the base formation on which the pitch will be built.  It is important that this is correct so that no depressions or uneveness occur on the pitch when in use. It is hoped that this process will be finished shortly…

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Mixed bag in the wet

08/11/2014 : After a bright morning in Milngavie the weather turned nastier and wetter this afternoon but we had high hopes for our 1s and U18s at home against Irvine and Ellon respectively. It was a damp and murky 2pm kick off for the 1s against opposition whose league position only tells part of the story about a team who have improved significantly over recent seasons. Indeed West made life difficult for themselves…

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Season 1914/15

06/11/2014 : In the run up to Remembrance Sunday members may wish to read the message sent out by the Hon Secy in September 1914

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Sparkling rugby in the gloom

01/11/2014 : Reverting to 2pm kick offs after the clocks went back didn't stop it getting very murky overhead in the second half of the three senior fixtures played this afternoon. There was plenty to cheer on the pitch though which meant West players and supporters went home with smiles on their faces. The 1s welcomed Dalziel back to Burnbrae and while we have had a reasonable run of results against the Motherwell…

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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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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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International Tickets

01/10/2014 : 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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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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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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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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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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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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