CLUB | I was delighted to hear the First Minister announce on Tuesday that non-contact outdoor team sports can return from this Friday. It’s been a long winter and I think we have all been longing to get back to Dalziel Park to train with our teammates. However, while the First Minister said up to 15 players can train together, she didn’t tell us if this was 15 players per park, per half park or per quarter park. We also don’t know yet exactly what ‘non-contact’ means - is it just socially distanced fitness, or can we use balls or play touch.
We are also unsure if you can travel across local authorities to train and if we need to run Track & Trace.
However, the SRU has promised to send guidance later this week, which will probably be on Friday. As a result, we are hoping to resume training for all teams on next Thursday the 18th March. This date is an aspiration and not a promise as it will depend on what guidance is issued. We hope that thing will be clearer by this weekend and will post updates on Facebook as and when we know more.
Finally, I’d like to thank all of you for your patience and for sticking by the club at this difficult time. I know things have not been easy but I’m hoping we will be moving into better times and I look forward to seeing you back at Dalziel Park as soon as safely possible!
David Scott
Club President