Ross Sutherland’s clubhouse could finally open doors in Invergordon

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Ross Sutherland Rugby Club are hoping to get back to winning ways this weekend at Invergordon – where their new clubhouse is set to be used for the first time.

Progress continues to be made with Ross Sutherland’s new clubhouse (October 15, 2022).

The Stags are 50/50 in the Caledonia North Two so far this season, but that splits neatly into home and away games.

Two out of two defeats on the road, the most recent a 60-12 defeat at Shetland, were somewhat offset by two out of two wins at the club’s home Naval Grounds.

This is where Ross Sutherland returns tomorrow as he hosts Aberdeen Grammar 2nds, currently sitting bottom of the table with just one point to show for their efforts so far this season.

Confidence will therefore be high in the Stags camp that another home win should follow, but it could also be an important day for the club off the pitch.

Work on their new pavilion has been underway for over two years, but progress continues to be made.

Installation of the balcony began last weekend, while furniture has been arriving all week as the Stags look to get it ready for regular use.

Club spokesman David Gill even claims that all is well, some areas of the new facility will open after tomorrow’s game.

“We have a series of a few home games so they will want to try to build on the successes we have had at home,” he said.

“This weekend we get back to how to win and score tries – and hopefully get a full support line.

“As a facility, I think the clubhouse could also be available after the game.

“The changing rooms aren’t quite there yet, unfortunately we’re still waiting for the gasman to give us hot water – it’s limited to ice bath therapy at the moment, but it’s starting to look fantastic.

“It could potentially be a soft opening, a case of seeing what we need to do and taking small steps before planning too big.

“We don’t want to plan something fantastic and then not be able to follow it, we want to make sure we have all our ducks in a row first.

“There are still things we need to sort out with the kitchen as well, but as a space it will be fantastic.

“We’ve had our battles with it, so it’s really great to see it start to come together. It’ll be great to get everyone involved.


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