Formation of the club with a committee appointed and constitution written.
ABERDEEN TAEXALI HIT PRIDE
The club marched in the Grampian Pride parade with a giant inflatable rugby ball and hosted its own stall in the Pride Village, the first public appearance for the club.
UNION CUP 2019 & AWARDS
Then chairman Bryan Sinclair and head coach Grant Skene joined the Glasgow Alphas at the 2019 Union Cup in Dublin. That same month the club was nominated for a Proud Scotland Award.
The club came together with organisations in the city of Aberdeen for the Celebrate Aberdeen Parade which marched down Union Street. Due to overwhelming demand the club introduced a second midweek rugby training session which is hosted on Wednesday evenings.
The club was nominated for the Community Sports Project of the Year 2019 award at the Aberdeen Sports Awards which was hosted in October at the P&J Live Arena. The club also hosted its 1st Birthday celebrations. The club travelled down to BT Murrayfield in Edinburgh for the Caledonian Thebans’ annual rugby clinic, alongside 18 other inclusive teams from across the UK and Europe – the team played the club’s first ever friendly 10s fixtures.
Aberdeen Taexali competed in their first ever full 15s friendly match against the then named Glasgow Alphas at Clydebank Sports Hub on Saturday 11 January – the match ended 63-5 to the hosts.
MOVE TO WOODSIDE
After an extensive search, the club found its permanent home at Woodside Sports Complex in Aberdeen.
Aberdeen Taexali entered the development tier of Hadrian Cup 10s tournament at Percy Park, hosted by Newcastle Ravens. The team were triumpant over Azlans, York Templars, and Newcastle Ravens in the pool series to progress to the semi-final where they brushed aside Hull Roundheads. Aberdeen Taexali met fellow Scottish side Glasgow Alphas in the final where Aberdeen edged their west counterparts to win the Antinous Plate – the club’s first piece of silverware. Rob Clunas was voted the Player of the Tournament.
A week after Hadrian Cup, due to the global pandemic of Coronavirus (Covid-19), Scottish Rugby suspended all rugby in the country and were forced to conclude the 2019/20 season.