Helensburgh Rugby Club turned a weather setback into a celebration of its invaluable sponsors on Saturday. 

The club's eagerly anticipated 1XV match against Waysiders-Drumpellier was postponed on October 7, alongside the 2XV game against Cumnock due to waterlogged pitches. 

However, club officials decided to celebrate the support of its sponsors instead, as well as dedicate the day to watching the Rugby World Cup.

A club spokesperson said: "This season, a diverse array of local businesses and generous donors have rallied behind our fantastic club. Our sponsors enable us to foster, promote, and develop rugby in our community.

"We aim to be a vibrant, ambitious, and inclusive rugby club, providing opportunities for individuals of all ages, genders, and abilities.

"We cannot thank our sponsors enough for their unwavering support."

Helensburgh Advertiser:

1XV Shirt Sponsors: Chrystals Shortbread, Stewart Travel, The Ardencaple Hotel, and IFfluent.

1XV Pitch Advertising Sponsors: M&T Builders, Kilcreggan Firewood, McArthur Stanton Solicitors, Hart Insurance, Employment Experts, and Helensburgh Floorplan.

Helensburgh Advertiser:

1XV/2XV Player Sponsors: Club Patrons Nick Parry, Morag Fraser, and Iain McQuire; Towhead Farm, Bounce, Play & Party, APM Contracts, Third Eye Analysis, Kick10Ball, Bubbles of Balloch, La Jupe, Helen McShane Hair, No Limits Brewing, Allied Surveyors, Superbia Performance, Mentor Scotland, Linda MacDonald Jewellery, Ashlar Consulting, and Argyll Aesthetics.

Minis & Micros Sponsor: Babcock International Group

Helensburgh Advertiser:

This season marks a significant milestone for the club as it reintroduces a women and girls section.

With a dedicated team of coaches, they aim to offer support to women and girls interested in rugby, regardless of their prior experience or concerns about the contact nature of the sport. 

A new women's player said: “I was unsure at first about trying out rugby, but when I had seen that the rugby club were restarting a team, I decided to go along.  

"After the first time, I really enjoyed it. It is great fun and helps me keep fit, whilst meeting new friends in the area."

Helensburgh Advertiser:

The club welcomes everyone and encourages those curious about rugby to reach out through social media, visit its website, or attend women and girls training sessions held every Tuesday at 7pm.

Looking ahead, the Lomond-Helensburgh 2XV is gearing up to host Clydebank at home with a 3pm kick-off on Saturday.