Martin's Journey Through Life

William Wallace

"Every man dies; Not every man really lives

Feeling the urge do more public speaking, Martin leaves the Police to study Law

1999

2016

Martin elected Honorary Vice-President of Watsonsian RFC

2015

Martin appointed National Squad Director of Scottish Touch

Scotland over 40 Touch team captained by Martin beat England to win the Yarrow Cup for the first ever time

2014

2011

A first cap as Martin plays for

Scotland Touch Over 40's

2012

Martin continues to entertain as Host of the Rugby Club Burns Supper

2005

Martin's fashion sense sets a trend on the tour to Fiji

1981

Martin ends primary school playing for the 1st team at five 

different sports

1980

Drama at James P6 party when Martin claims a last minute equaliser. James immediately disallows for offside.

2009

1995

History is made during the victorious tour to play Old Wimbledonians as one member of the squad remains sober throughout the weekend.

1992

Having graduated in Engineering, Martin has an urge to wear a uniform and joins the Police

40th celebrations include Martin captaining the Rest of the World XI versus the Shug XI

After 16 years, 1,302 runs and 156 games for Watsonian 1st XI, 

Martin retires from cricket

2002

More football success as Sureal Madrid Fish beat P.A.U. to secure the Moet et Chandon Cup

1997

2004

The Vinegar Strokes celebrate another year as the touch rugby champions of camaraderie and bonhomie

2007

Having played 238 times for Watsonian Rugby Club over a 20 year career, Martin hangs up his boots

Fight On

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Until you’re told there is no hope you must keep battling on,

Don’t dread the places you may have to go and where light has never shone;

The indignities may yet bring you down and your body loses strength,

But you should not fear those lows you’ll face or look to check the journeys length.

 

It doesn’t matter how hard it gets, you simply can’t give in,

Never think that this desperate fight is one you cannot win;

If someone else has survived this before, believe you will do it too,

But even if no-one ever has done so yet, you must know you can pull through.

 

In the hell that in which you find yourself there is strength that you must find,

Because you’ve a duty to those around you, not to leave the ones you love behind;

Life worships the hero or the one that wins the race,

But the true winner is the one that carried on, when he stared death in the face.

2017

Martin publishes his final piece of work....and his best

1978

Martin demonstrates his writing skills with his first published work in the school magazine. It receives universal acclaim and voted "much better" than David's effort.

1986

Martin comes up against tough opposition for top school hairstyle

1969

Martin enters the world with a big smile

1974

In Primary 1, Martin 

immediately shows his popularity by being surrounded by the ladies in the class photo.

Shug was not so lucky.

1976

Embarrassed at his cousins fashion sense, Martin shy's from the paparazzi

On a visit to the school, the Queen requests an audience with Martin and business partner Iain Mann

1982

Martin wins "Best Haircut" on

3rd year projects

1984

1988

Martin tries in vain to convert his Aberdeen University flatmates into Hibs fans

1987

Comfortable with his hairstyle, Martin manages to appear in every school sports team photo

22 years after making his debut for Watsonian Squash Club, Martin retires and is caught sneaking off with the club championship trophy

2008

1991

More football success and a rare taste of champagne as the Thrashing Buttocks win Aberdeen University 6 a-side league

1990

First silverware in Aberdeen 

Martin wins the Police Fitness Award for the 2nd Year running

1993

1994

Continuing with the dressing up theme, Martin impresses the locals on a rugby tour

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