MEMBERS of Helensburgh Rugby Football Club have begun planning for the club's 50th anniversary from August 23-25 next year.
A Friday evening reception will be followed by a match on the Saturday afternoon, then a Golden Jubilee Gala dinner for some 500 guests in a marquee at the Ardencaple ground in the evening.
It is hoped that former players will return to the town from all over the world to take part in a weekend of nostalgia and reminiscences. Past captains are being asked to take tables for their former players and partners.
A club history is being written, there will be a souvenir match programme, and top speakers will be lined up. A search for sponsors has begun and is progressing well.
A special section of the club website has been reserved for 50th anniversary details and stories, and anyone interested is asked to register to receive newsletters about the event.