Mackie back in the regional cup after forfeiting game

The fundraising event last weekend
The fundraising event last weekend

Mackie u16 are back in the regional cup with their next fixture scheduled for February 28.

Mackie originally defeated Huntly 94-5 with 12 men, but 13 men were required for a competition match meaning Huntly progressed with Mackie forfeiting.

The next round is a home match (Redcloak, next to the recycle centre, or at Mackie Academy) on the February 28 against the winners of Grammer v Ross Sutherland. A much harder contest, but with a full and motivated squad, no reason why the team can’t progress further.

Friday, February 12 saw the Mackie U16 Rugby team fund raising evening, held at the Station Hotel, Stonehaven.

The night was well attended, despite a few call offs due to the current cold and flu bug going around. The races involved mini tractors which had to be wound in one handed, across the function room hall. Very tiring by all accounts, not just brawn (although it helps), technique is required as well.

A fun night where six heats each with six competitors, made up of some boys (young men) only heats, men, mixed boys and men and a final all ladies heat, resulted in a final won by Scott Begg.

Just over a £1000 was raised for the boys rugby tour to Pembrokeshire, Wales in June.

Many thanks to the those who attended, competitors, the Station Hotel staff, the many local businesses and sponsors (too numerous to mention here) who kindly donated to the event and tour/event organisers.

For anyone interested, there is a joint Mackie P7 and U16 fund raising Ceilidh for their respective tours, at Stonehaven Town Hall on Friday, February 26, starting 7.30, with music by Cabrach. For ticket details, see the Mackie Rugby website www.mafprfc.org (Fund raising events).