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Deeside RFC (formerly Aboyne RFC) runs a senior team and also has thriving youth, junior and micro teams, providing training and rugby matches for all ages.

Aboyne RFC changed its name to Deeside RFC at the 2008 AGM. The change reflects the club’s ambition and ability to grow and provide rugby training and games for all on Deeside.


Photos from Micros and Minis Ellon Tournament on Sunday 22nd of March are now shown on the Gallery page

Ian’s Blog

We had two teams in Inverness last weekend with mixed success. A solid win by the 1stXV now sees them sitting top of the league.   If you are not off to Edinburgh come and support them on Saturday at Woodside in Aberdeen.  Unfortunately the U15 weren’t so successful but acquitted themselves very well against a big strong Highland side.   Saturday saw a huge number of people at Woodend for a very successful joint training session for the minis and micros. If nothing else a challenging day in the T-shack overcoming the power supply problem!

This Thursday at training I entertained Bruce Frame the manager of the SRU Academy in Aberdeen.  He was impressed with our set-up and after talking with the coaches was able to watch the training session under the lights.   Who knows, we may get him back running some Academy training or even representative games.  Of course I’ll only let him do that if there is some Deeside players in the squad!!

The observant will see we have got a new container.  Thanks to James C-D for persuading Apache to part with it and to Stuart Ferguson for getting CF Jennings to allow him to transport it from Aberdeen.   All we need now is the painting crew to tidy it up a bit. I’m sure that James would be happy to talk to you if you would like to offer your services.

Enjoy the weekend’s rugby wherever it may be.

Scottish Rugby invite you to take part in a very short Equality and Diversity Course provided by ACAS.

Equality and Diversity Awareness – Request from SRU
Scottish Rugby has recently achieved the Intermediate Equality Standard in Sport and now has an Equality Action Plan and a dedicated Equality and Outreach Manager.
Our aim is for everyone involved in rugby to feel included and respected playing the game. We believe that each one of us has a responsibility to ensure this is achieved.
One of the actions from the Equality Action Plan is to increase equality awareness amongst our member clubs. Therefore, we encourage you to undertake a short equality and diversity course.
We have identified appropriate training provided by ACAS, that takes around 20 minutes to complete.
Visit and head to the Equality and Diversity section, where you’ll find the course. You will need to register on the website to access the training.
We kindly ask that you pass this information onto as many club members as possible and ask them to complete the training.
For further information please contact Scottish Rugby’s Equality and Outreach Manager, Pete Young (, by email.

Please read the latest North District Club Rugby Forum Newsletter.

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6 Nations Tickets

6 Nations tickets still available

Sco v Wales £35 , £50 tickets

Sco v Italy £30, £40 tickets

Sco v Ireland £35 , £50, £75 tickets

First come, first served – contact John Colleran,

U18 team on their way to Orkney to play a Caledonia U18 league game on 22 November 2014. A great time had by all on this overnight trip. Only downside was the result of the game!


Deeside U18 win inaugural game under lights vs Wanderers 29-0. Picture of both teams and their coaches with Sir Moir Lockhead the chairman of the SRU
Team Picture

International Tickets 6 Nations 2015

Tickets for Scotland home and away games are available, orders need to be placed by 28th October.

For full information on dates and prices please CLICK HERE

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Scotland Internationals Descend on Deeside RFC

Around 50 members attended the Deeside RFC Royal Bank RugbyForce day on Saturday where a team of adults from the club turned their hands to the many tasks of repair, maintenance and enhancement of the Woodend playing facilities. The day was a great success as part of the community engagement and pre-season preparation of the facilities for the first home game of the season on 7th September.

Following a week-long successful  training camp for the junior and mini team sections at the Woodend facilities in Banchory,  Scotland internationals Tim Visser and Grayson Hart were on hand to support the club’s event. Both Tim and Grayson got “stuck-in” to some training sessions with the youngsters where they earned themselves a well-deserved “cuppa” and some of the home baking that was on offer.

The ladies from the club did try and tempt the Scotland stars to assist them in their painting duties of the facilities before they were both called to fulfil their formal duties to present the certificates to all the youngsters that attended the training camp.

Deeside RFC runs a senior team and has thriving youth, junior and micro teams, providing training and rugby matches for all ages. New members always welcome see for details.


1  Tim Visser with ball and Grayson Hart in background working with youngsters

2 Grayson Hart (L) and Tim Visser (R) with Deeside RFC ladies

3(L to R)Tim Visser and Grayson Hart presenting certificates

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