The Glasgow Academical Club was founded in 1866, and although much has changed since then its aims remain the same, as a place where friendships can be maintained and strengthened, and to promote the playing of cricket, rugby, hockey, and other sports, through The Glasgow Academical Sports Club.
The Sports Club is open to all, including non-playing/social members, and the club enjoys excellent facilities at New Anniesland, with the Clubhouse available for functions for both members and non-members.
Hello and welcome to the club website and I am honoured and delighted to be the honorary president of the club in this its 150th year.
I'm looking forward to meeting everyone involved and making many new friends.
We have plans to make this a special year, with the emphasis being "what can we do for our city" and I have been grateful that so many Accies have been volunteering on projects, raising money for the disadvantaged, and helping our most needy.
The aim is to do one or two things well and I must thank the many willing helpers who are making this happen.
As I write this the rugby season is about to start, the cricket season is ending, the hockey players have ambitious plans, the golf section has just had a successful dinner, and our other sections are putting in place their own events. On top of that there is to be a dinner at Kelvingrove art gallery and museum on 6th of November with Jackie Bird and Brian Moore, and a Civic Dinner hosted by the Lord Provost at Glasgow City Chambers in April.
We are being supported by Glasgow Warriors and the SRU and my thanks to them for this.
It's going to be a great year and I am glad we are all part of it.