Greenock Wanderers RFC

est. 1873


Greenock Wanderers ladies Update

Wanderers Ladies team continued their rugby education at the weekend when they attended Broughton Rugby Club in Edinburgh to take part in a National Development League Tournament and training session designed to give ladies teams real time match experience before being considered for entry into the mainstream ladies competitions in Scotland next season.

Participation in these regular events is essential if Wanderers Ladies are to be accepted by the games governing body, the Scottish Rugby union into the senior ladies game. Rugby safety, knowledge, skills and ability are all assessed over the course of these tournaments and to date the Fort Matilda Ladies have not been found wanting.

The Wanderers girls enjoyed another successful outing and won all three of their games against Annan, St Andrews University and Lismore. Several first rate performances were posted , most notably by Lauren Gunn, Angela Marshall, Catriona Cowan, Rachel Morrison and Geraldine McGroarty but the whole team showed signs of real progress which augurs well for the future.

Wanderers’ youngster Erin Haldane played in the Under-18’s tournament for Glasgow side Hillhead/ Jordanhill and she had a field day scoring ten tries in her sides’ four victories which included wins over Edinburgh Wanderers and Ayr.

Haldane will be back in Wanderers colours though on Saturday when Greenock Ladies host Lismore in a warm-up match at Fort Matilda ahead of Greenock’s important league game against Hamilton. The ladies fixture kicks-off at 1pm with the league match due to start at 3pm.

The Ladies side is developing quite a following and it is anticipated that a sizeable crowd will be at Fort Matilda on Saturday to cheer them on as they look to build on last week’s victory at Grangemouth.

Wanderers’ are sponsored by Texas Instruments’

This Sunday we are on the road for our first game of the season, Whitecraigs Minis will be our hosts

 The Bus has been booked to depart club at 10:45 for a 12:00 Kick Off.
We probably won’t be away from Whitecraigs until around 2:30pm …

We will as usual fill the bus with the Kids first, Coaches second and any spare seats to parents/grandparents. 

Please can I ask parents travelling in their own cars – if you have spare seats take some of the other parents that may not have transport available,

that would be great.


For those travelling direct, address details are:-

Newton Mearns
East Renfrewshire
G77 6PX


Match Fees £5. (Applies to all, even if you take your own car’s, we need to cover the bus)

Please do not forget – boots, shirt, gum shields, water and a change of clothing for after the game.

Those that do not have a match shirt – I will have them with me.
Please can I ask for confirmation by THURSDAY evening?  Please can you indicate the following:-  (Your childs name – P# – Option A)

 A .. Travelling on the Bus
B... Travelling Direct

C .. Not available




All Senior players will be training at the following venue. Any changes or cancellations will be notified ASAP.

Tuesday – Battery Park, Greenock, 3G pitch – 6:30pm start.  

Thursday – Battery Park, Greenock, 3G pitch – 7pm start. IRB Approved surface, full contact, live games.

Bring appropriate footwear.  Forwards should bring full studs for scrums.






Sunday available to purchase from the HARD RUCK CAFE (Arranged and organised by GWRFC Parents)

 chips @ £1.00 
 burgers @ £1.50 

 burger &chips @£2.50    
 ham toasties @£1.00
 ham & cheese @£1.50 
 noodles @£1.00
 tea @£1.00
 coffee @£1.00 


Also if any parents could donate some home baking that would be much appreciated . We always need parents to help on Sundays  so if you could spare a couple of hours to help with teas, coffees, selling home baking please let Robert Mitchell know on   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



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