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WRRS Welcome John Beattie

John Beattie accepting the cheque from Finlay Clark. President WRRS

Finlay presents John Beattie with a cheque for the amazing https://www.myname5doddie.co.uk charity to help their great work

At the Society's latest meeting in October, we were delighted to welcome John Beattie and to present him with a cheque for £2328 raised at our April Annual Dinner for the My Name'5 Doddie Foundation - https://www.myname5doddie.co.uk which was set up to raise funds to aid research into Motor Neurone Disease

Reflecting on Doddie's visit Finlay Clark noted;

"We were delighted to welcome John Beattie to our Society night, on Wednesday 3rd October at Scotstoun Stadium. He came along to formally accept our donation to the charity of £2,328. He briefly informed us about the charities work and updated the members on Doddie’s progress. Our thoughts are with Doddie and his family.”

December 8th saw one of the key events in the west of Scotland rugby calendar with finals of the West Regional Bowl and Shield contests taking place at Scotstoun Stadium.


First up was the West Regional Bowl Final which saw Glasgow University Medics overcoming Birkmyre 31-10 in a hard fought encounter. Referee Graham Filmer was ably supported by ARs Grant Murney and Ashley Carter.


Immediately following the Bowl, the West Regional Shield saw referee Paul Ellison and ARs Eddie Ingram and Murray Galloway officiate a tight encounter between Greenock Wanderers and Dalziel, with Greenock winning out 23 – 12.

For both games, Jake Wilson was on Referee coaching duties.


While the weather may have deteriorated as the day progressed, the quality of play and playing spirt did not. Both games and the School’s final refereed by Dougie Gilchrist which saw Glasgow Academy triumphing over St. Columbas School, were a wonderful advert for rugby in the West. The sense of occasion being emphasised by the Scotstoun Stadium which provided a fitting backdrop for the teams of both players and referees.

West Bowl & Shield Finals  

Scotstoun Stadium December 8th

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The Bowl Final Team - L - R Ashley Carter, Graham Filmer, Grant Murney

WRRS Welcome John Beattie

The Shield Final Team - L - R Murray Galloway, Paul Ellison & Eddie Ingram