After a great effort from the club yesterday, we managed to smash our target and completed 330 miles in one day in the 2.6 Challenge. In this time, we also raised an unbelievable £582 for some great causes. Thank you to all of those that contributed! ... See MoreSee Less
Tomorrow members of our club will be taking part in the 2.6 Challenge
The 2020 London Marathon was set to take place tomorrow on the 26th April and as it’s been understandably cancelled, charities across the country have come together together to create the 2.6 Challenge. Challenged to take part in any form of exercise, from doing 26 press ups, to running 2.6km, this is aimed at exercising our physical and mental health as well as raising money for some fantastic charities who may be struggling to maintain their services during these uncertain times.
We as a club have challenged ourselves to collectively run/cycle/walk 260 miles by the end of tomorrow. We will also be fundraising for a variety of charities and we would appreciate any support you can offer to help us smash our target of £500! Please visit our fundraising page below to help us reach our target as well as finding more information on the 2.6 Challenge.
Following last night’s AGM, we are delighted to announce the USTARFC committee for the 2020/21 season. - Club Captain: Matthew Phillipson Vice Club Captain: Kelvin Chen Treasurer: Isaac Stables Secretary: Ian McNaught Alumni Secretary: Myles Keane Social Convenor: Richard de Rome Tour Convenor: Diederick Grisel Sevens Convenor: Finn Murphy 1st XV Captain: Stephen Tue - Congratulations to the new committee on their appointment, and thanks to all who ran for a position and contributed to a healthy debate. - The club would also like to thank this year’s outgoing committee for their efforts and contribution to a successful season on and off the pitch. #onceasaint... See MoreSee Less
On Saturday we will combine with Madras as we play in the inaugural Duncan Sim Memorial Match against Duns RFC.
The match is played in memory of Duncan Sim who tragically passed in 2018. Duncan was a well liked and very talented member of our club, and we will combine with all the rugby clubs he played for to remember him on Saturday.
The match kicks off at 12:00, and all are welcome to attend. ... See MoreSee Less
Memories and Fundraising are at the heart and soul of the club this weekend.
We kick off on Friday night hosting The Paul Lyons Dinner, a great night raising funds for Pancreatic Cancer in memory of Paul Lyons. Please note the dinner is sold out but the auction is live so have a wee look on our page for details.
On Saturday we will have The Duncan Sim Memorial Match - against a joined Madras/St Andrews team where the Duns team will include players from Berwick and Iain Sim, Duncan’s brother all connecting to where Duncan played rugby. This game will KO at 12 noon to which everyone is welcome to attend.
We look forward to bringing our rugby family together over the weekend.
After 30 days The Saints have completed their challenge and made it to Amsterdam! We set ourselves a month to run/walk a total of 546 miles and have now surpassed that. Well done to everyone who took part! Bring on the next challenge!!! ... See MoreSee Less
After 7 days the Saints have completed 181 miles of their journey to Amsterdam! The team are determined to get there no matter what, so make sure to follow the Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with the challenge!! ... See MoreSee Less
As a club we have always supported our members and protected their rights to play regardless of race, orientation, and ability. However, we acknowledge our place of privilege and commit to supporting and learning about the inequalities that face people of colour, so as to continually improve our support of our members and alumni. #blackouttuesday