Waid Academy FPRFC
|Full name||Waid Academy Former Pupils Rugby Football Club|
|Ground(s)||Waid Park, Anstruther|
The 2012/13 Season sees Waid Academy FPRFC celebrate their 125th year.
Waid are sponsored by Allson Wholesale.
The Waid Academy Former Pupil’s Rugby Club beginnings can be traced back to 1887 when pupils and staff of Waid Academy created what was known as ‘The Etceteras‘ and played their first game in a friendly against Elie. The Club has operated endlessly excluding disruptions during the first and second world wars.
Up until the early 60‘s, the president of the Club was also the School’s Head Master.
Waid Academy FPRFC still play their home matches at the Waid Academy pitches on the grounds of the high school.
On 2 September 1983, The rugby club’s members were able to purchase an old bakery on the Anstruther’s High Street and this was transformed into the Waid Academy FPRFC Clubhouse, where the opposition are treated to post-match food and drink after every home game.
Waid FP Internationalist
Only one Waid Academy FPRFC player has represented Scotland.
Waid FP John Alexander Davidson gained his first cap for Scotland in 1959 against England National Rugby Union Team. He made three appearances for Scotland and whilst serving on overseas duty with the Royal Air Force (1952–54), captained the RAF Hong Kong XV, and the combined services XV. John also played for the Hong Kong Colony against the Fijians. Having learned his rugby at Waid Academy, John moved on to Edinburgh Wanderers and played for the North & Midlands side in 1958 against an Australian touring team. John was awarded the Honour of Life member of Waid FP Rugby Club in 1997.
Youth Development & Coaching
Waid Academy FPRFC run rugby programmes for all Primary School ages. This age group are known as the Waid Pirates and meet on a Sunday during term time at the Waid Academy pitches.
The club are also coach those of High School age. There is an S1/2 team, an Under 16's team & an Under 18's team.
In late 2011, UKCC level 2 qualified Club Coach Co-Ordinator Zander Anderson was awarded The Royal Bank of Scotland Club Volunteer of the Month of November in association with Scottish Rugby Union.
Waid FPRFC run an over 35's team called The Waid Buccaneers.
- Waid play in Caledonia Division 3 Midlands
- Waid's 2011/2012 Fixtures from the Scottish Rugby Union Site
- Waid's Main Sponsor
- History of the club
- Waid playing a home game at the school's pithes
- Address and location of Waid's Rugby Club
- Player number 692
- History of Waid's only Internationalist
- Zander receives his award
- Buccaneer's Captain Mick McCowan with the trophy
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