SATURDAY’S postponed BT National League Division Two fixture between Greenock Wanderers and Whitecraigs gave the Fort Matilda senior management team, consisting of president John McDougall and vice-president Stevie Anderson, the opportunity to focus on and talk about upcoming events.

With the season drawing to a close, it was announced that the locals would host another rugby festival event during the weekend of Friday 24 April through Sunday 26 April, with the focal point being the annual sevens tournament when the Fort Matilda trophy and Octavia Shield will be up for grabs.

The original festival was held in 2008 to commemorate the royal opening of Wanderers’ £1.3 million clubhouse by HRH The Princess Royal and was a highly successful weekend jam-packed with rugby action and social events.

The ‘Old Crocks’ kicked off the occasion with a floodlit Friday night friendly before the Wanderers first team played Glasgow Hawks in a showpiece glamour game the following day.

The weekend concluded with the Sunday youth tournament, as always excellently co-ordinated and marshalled by youth rugby convenor Kenny Lang.

Last season Wanderers reintroduced the festival idea in celebration of their 140th anniversary year and tweaked the format slightly.

The showpiece Saturday game was replaced by the reintroduction of the sevens tournament which had not been contested in several years.

This season the weekend celebration will include all aspects of the club, from the mini and midi players to the newly-formed ladies’ team in what promises to be an exceptionally busy weekend of rugby action.

President McDougall said: “It’s another ambitious project and an excellent way to draw the curtain down on the season.

“Arrangements are well in hand and we are delighted to announce that we are now part of the Scottish Rugby Union’s Legacy Sevens Circuit, which means that top quality sides will compete and the tournament will gain added kudos.” Wanderers, of course won their own tournament last season, for only the fifth time in the club’s history, but it would be a brave man to forecast that they will successfully defend their crown with the quality of sides that have already accepted an invitation to attend.

Glasgow Hawks, Howe of Fife, Hillhead/ Jordanhill and Glasgow Hutchesons/Aloysians are just a few of the sides that will attempt to wrest the trophy from Wanderers and an excellent day’s entertainment is anticipated.

As always the weekend will start on the Friday evening, with some action from the good, the bad and the ugly of Wanderers rugby.

The good will consist of the ladies’ team playing an exhibition match followed by the bad and the ugly comprising of an assortment of aged and decrepit has-beens from Wanderers’ playing membership of yesteryear strutting their stuff in a delusional attempt to claw back the years.

Former top team legends and current coaches Graham Knox, Graham Finnie and Ranald Moore look likely to form the backbone of this side.

Vice-president Anderson, who is also hotly tipped to play and even star in the fixture, added: “Friday night is all about a bit of fun and it is a fine way to get the weekend activities off to a good start.

“The main event is obviously the sevens tournament and the culmination will be the youth competition on the Sunday which is always an excellent spectacle.” The Telegraph will bring further news and updates on this year’s festival as the arrangements unfold.

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