PRFC Final Newsletter for 2023/24

Its the final newsletter for the 2023/24 season.

Read what we’ve done in the past 11 months and please join our new What’s app channel – https://whatsapp.com/channel/0029VaiymsXLSmbVzWv59q3X

200 Club winners – June 2024

The winners of the 200 Club Draw for June were:

  1. J.Holmes (No. 82 – £85.00)
  2. A.Pettie (No. 24 – £34.00)
  3. B.Malone (No. 48 – £17.00)

If you would like to take part in the Draw, the profits from which help to keep the club afloat, please speak to Andrew Mitchell or Andy Law or email info@penicuikrugby.org

The Week Ahead

Friday : TRT Returns

**Attention P7s and S1-S6 Students!** 🏉🌞

Get ready for some Touch Rugby fun this summer! 

All P7 and all S1-S6 students are invited to join us every Friday at 6:30 PM for some social touch rugby!

Click for full details


Friday : Private Party

We are delighted to host Mauricewood Primary School P7 leavers and parents for their end of year party which will be held in the clubhouse 7pm – 9pm.

can members please be appreciative of our guests if using the club this evening

Friday : Live Clubhouse Rugby

Join us from 8pm to watch Blair Kinghorn’s Toulouse take on Bordeaux in the Top 14 Final

Wanna Play Rugby??

Pre-Season starts Tuesday 9th July 7pm for our 100th season of rugby in Penicuik.

If you want to play rugby, return to rugby, or fancy a club change please get in touch or pop down to see us.

Full Details click here – https://penicuikrugby.org/portfolio-items/preseason-rugby-2024-25/?portfolioCats=10

1xv play in East Region League Division 2

2xv play in East Region Reserve league Division 2

We also have :

Micro Rugby (pre-school nursery ages 3-5) – Sun (11-12)

Mini Rugby (P1-P7) – Wed (6:15-7:15pm), Sun (11-12)

Midi Rugby (S1-S6) – Mon (7pm-8pm), Wed (7:30-8:30pm)

Season 2023/24

Wow!! what a season of rugby we have had..

We kicked off in August with pre-season games at home to Portobello (1xv) and Livingston (2xv), whilst our U14’s & U16’s started their new seasons with games against Dalkeith, and our mini’s held their open day to attract more players click to see- Play Rugby

September seen the 1xv open their league campaign with a great away win down at Duns and we showed the 2023 World Cup (remember that??) and our mini’s hosted over 300 players for the Greenstone Energy Mini Rugby Festival https://penicuikrugby.org/portfolio-items/greenstone-energy-mini-rugby-festival/?portfolioCats=10

October we launched our mini mascot to lead out our senior sides on Saturday afternoons and our 1xv continued their unbeaten start to the season with a great win over Hawick Linden.  Click to watch – 1xv v Linden and our mini section hosted their annual Halloween party.

November seen the club continuing its Friday tea time Kids Birthday Party bookings. Click for more – Jess 9th Birthday 

whilst the 1xv continued to score tries for fun –Penicuik v Duns

and Our rugby family rallied when our pitches were vandalised to quickly repair the damage (massive thanks Sandy) https://penicuikrugby.org/pitch-update/

We also welcomed our former players to the clubhouse an afternoon of rugby memories https://penicuikrugby.org/this-weekends-penicuik-rugby-6/

And our mini’s welcomed neighbours Dalkeith – minisdalkeith

December our mini’s were selected to lead out Edinburgh Rugby v Castre in the EPCR Challenge Cup at Hive Stadium – mini@mini whilst the rest of December was wet and snow ruling out much rugby.  Our mini’s held their annual xmas party whilst we held a fantastic poker tournament for members on Dec the 29th

We welcomed Jan 2024 with our annual burns supper however our 1xv started to mis-fire and we launched our undercover player match report, we sneaked peaks out of our centenary strips (still work in progress, massive apologies) and our members came together to take part in the Doddie Challenge.

February was all about the 6 Nations, and we launched our weekly club history posts looking back at previous teams and players.

March seen our U16’s joining forces with Murrayfield Wanderers and Leith to head to Kelso for the Semi Final of The U16 East Shield.  Unfortunately a last minute conversation resulted in the game being tied, the rule being the in the event of a draw the team scoring first would win.

Our mini sectioned looked to hit tv show Gladiators for improving their rugby technique – minigaldiators

Our 1xv recorded a 65-21 away win Hawick Linden, however some horrendous losses to Dunbar & Dalkeith ruined any chances of league success

We started April with our Centenary Match against Lismore : – Centenary Day Highlights the match day programme can be found here – centenary

And we ended April with the 57th McKenzie Skip Hire Rugby 7’s Tournament : – 2024 mckenzie skip hire Penicuik sevens

May seen the launch of a brand new initiative from our Midi section with out Teenage Rugby Touch Tournament (TRT) this was a fantastic tournament capped with a Grand Final held on a summers evening on Hunter & Lass Monday.  For a full review click – https://penicuikrugby.org/penicuik-rugby-club-youth-touch-rugby-tournament-grand-final/

June seen us host our biggest ever club dinner to mark the occasion of the club Centenary.

Click for the highlights of the evening’s occasion : – 2024 Centenary Dinner

Thanks to everyone who has helped make season 2023/24 a massive success on and off the pitch, our club wouldn’t be here without all our volunteers, sponsors, players, parents and everyone else who has played their part this season.

All rugby is now finished for the season and please bare with us as we refresh ourselves for season 2024/25 with new kit, new sponsors, new ideas but the same hard working Penicuik rugby family.

Throughout the summer the club bar will be open from 8pm on Fridays and 5pm on Saturdays, if you are looking to make a booking please speak to Robbie or a member of the committee

See you all next season…. (August) and please pop up to Kirkhill Cricket Pitch Sunday 7th July from 12pm to support a select Penicuik Rugby XI take on Penicuik CC for the Bob Bain Memorial Trophy (see below)

Coming Up

Watch live T20 Cricket at Penicuik Cricket Club this summer as a Penicuik RFC XI take on a select Penicuik CC XI in the Bob Bain memorial trophy to celebrate our 100th season

For full details click : https://penicuikrugby.org/portfolio-items/bob-bain-memorial-trophy/?portfolioCats=10

Centenary Dinner Photo’s

Thanks to Bob Keith and our roving photographer Nicola, providing pics of the club dinner.

We are looking to add more photos from the fantastic night to this gallery.

Please send to info@penicuikrugby.org or to Robbie on his usual channels.

The Gallery is now up and running, but please keep checking back for updates



You’ll have noticed we have been posting massive thank you to all our sponsors for season 2023/24 this week.  Please where possible can you share these posts onto your own media timelines to increase exposure for our sponsors.

Our sponsors play a vital part in allowing us to provide rugby facilities to Penicuik and its local area, if you are looking for a tradesman, car repairs or need a piper etc, please contact one of our sponsors in the first instance to give them your business!!

Join the Penicuik Rugby family as we celebrate our 100th season of rugby.

We offer a range of advertising deals for your business. Being based in the heart of Penicuik has allowed us to form close partnerships with local businesses.

With so many different ways to get your business name out there, from advertising hoarding to leaflets and player sponsorships, we can tailor a bespoke advertising package around your requirements.

Advertising is just one way to get your business out there. We also offer a wide variety of fully customisable sponsorship packages, ideal for businesses of all sizes.

Contact Gavin Holmes at sponsorship@penicuikrugby.org

Watch Scotland @ Murrayfield

Ticket applications are now open for all Scotland’s home games in the 2025 Guinness 6 Nations for members of the rugby club.

For full details click : https://penicuikrugby.org/international-tickets/

Penicuik Rugby Principal Sponsors

Penicuik Rugby Player Sponsors


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