Madras ready to pay tribute to Rikki

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The smell of deep heat, freeze spray and definitely some Kinross Port will be strong in the air over Station Park this weekend as Madras Rugby Club hosts the annual Rikki Lees Veterans Tournament.

The tournament is in honour of the much loved and missed Rikki Lees, was Madras’ Hon Club Treasurer, who suddenly passed away four years ago.

Rikki always ensured the players and members were looked after well both on the pitch and in the bar afterwards.

The club says it still receives messages from all over from rugby players and fans looking forward to visiting to Station Park to enjoy Rikki’s tournament.

The tournament will see teams from Madras, Kinross, Kirkcaldy, Cartha QP, Howe, Shawlands, Perthshire and Mackie compete.

Madras are hopeful this year of finally crossing the finish line in first place having lost out in the final last year.

The day isn’t all about rugby, there is also ladies lunch during the day, a hog roast and a band adding to the entertainment for the evening.

Madras Rugby Club will be holding a charity auction with the support of local businesses to raise funds for ‘Connor’s Journey’ a fellow rugby player who was seriously injured playing for 
his team, Stirling University.

Madras Rugby Club will also be asking as many people as possible to sign 
the White Ribbon Pledge never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women, as part 
of the club’s commitment 
to supporting the campaign.

White Ribbons are available to purchase at the bar for £1 but the pledge is more important to this campaign as Madras tries to enlist men to address this issue.

Madras Rugby Club would like to extend an invitation to everyone to make their way to Station Park on Saturday, November 29 for 1.00p.m. for a day of fun and entertaining rugby that Rikki would be proud of.