Getting ready for competition day
Towards the completion of the pitches, the playing fields were honoured by visit from representatives of Scottish Rugby, including their Regional Director (Rudi Urbach) and Director of Rugby Development (Gavin Scott). With all the pitches looking in healthy condition, the posts were erected on the Friday and our teams checked all pitch conditions on the Saturday to ensure they were in top quality, ready for the next day.
Time for kick-off
On the day of the competition, four of our team arrived on site at 6AM and walked all the pitches to ensure no debris or waste was on the pitch and that the surfaces were fit for play. Our Contract Manager and our skilled operatives were on hand throughout the day so they could undertake any repair work to the pitches following play. Sport Aberdeen staff worked alongside idverde to make sure everything was running smoothly.
Despite fierce competition on the field, other than a few minor disturbances, there was next to no damage on the pitches and the pitches were easily returned to top condition for the next game. Two idverde operatives stayed through, until 7pm in the evening.
The results are in !
Great celebrations were in order all round, both by the young rugby players and from the success of playing fields themselves.
The results of the 15 finals, for the titles for a range of groups, from Under 18s to Under 15s, for both boys and girl teams, can be found on the SRU’s website here.
idverde’s Stewart McBain was delighted that his old school team, the Mackie Academy Boys Under 18s took home the cup, after a performance described by the SRU as “nothing but short of a thrilling game”, against Stirling County.
We were delighted to receive thanks and feedback from Rudi Urbach, Scottish Rugby’s Regional Director for Caledonia North, thanking both Sport Aberdeen and idverde for our part in making the day a success, commenting, “Very often it’s the effort and deep care by organisations and people like yourselves that many don’t really recognise until they leave a place thinking … there was something special there today”.