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Madras Festival 25/1/15

Hello Hillfoots 

 

Please find attached Madras information for tomorrow. Coach Info Jan 15

Please make sure you confirm attendance before making the trip due to limited squad sizes. 

Any questions please email Jp @ rdo@hillfootsrfc.com 

 

Kind regards 

JP Ward

Hillfoots Weekly News Sunday 25th January 2015

Hello Hillfoots  

Having Fun

The current weather forecast for this Sunday is good ie it is raining and windy, so Scotland back to normal then!!

Lots of fun this weekend, and lots of age groups in different places, so pay attention – this is complicated! For the first time in many years, we are facing a problem we have not encountered before – there is a festival on at a fellow club (Madras at St Andrews) which has limited the number of players we can take to attend that festival to a maximum of 10, in total.

Now, some may say that this is a very nice problem to have, and is indicative of the continuing success and growth of Hillfoots, but it does present us with a tough challenge as to who to take, and who to leave behind, at the age groups concerned. Fortunately this really only affects our P6s at the moment, where we can have more than 20 players turn up on a given weekend. Our coaches are busy behind the scenes organising this therefore, see below.

 

Minis – P1 & P2 Training @ Hillfoots RFC 1000-1130

 

 

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Please remember to return all player & tackler of the week awards. 

 HRFC 2014 Fixture list Hillfoots club fixtures 2014-15

P3 Festival away @ Madras RFC, St Andrews RFC – for squad that is picked

P3 others @ Hillfoots RFC 1000-1130

Hello P3

Please can all P3 players confirm availability with JP on 07909 537303 for Sunday asap. You MUST confirm as we have a LOT of players at this age group!!

Due to the Madras festival protocols our squad size is limited to 12.

But to ensure everyone gets the chance to have fun home training will also be available- as above, 10.00 to 11.30 as above.

Your communication to the coaching team is crucial !! If we do not here from you via text or email we will presume you’re not available.

 

P4 Festival away @ Madras RFC, St Andrews RFC – for squad that is picked

P4 others @ Hillfoots RFC 1000-1130

Hello P4

Please can all P4 players confirm availability with JP on 07909 537303 for Sunday asap. (Chances are you will all get to play in the festival though, given our squad size at this age group)

Due to the Madras festival protocols our squad size is limited to 12.

But to ensure everyone gets the chance to have fun home training will also be available- as above, 10.00 to 11.30 as above.

Your communication to the coaching team is crucial !! If we do not here from you via text or email we will presume you’re not available.

 

P5 Festival away @ Madras RFC, St Andrews RFC – for squad that is picked

P5 others @ Hillfoots RFC 1000-1130

Hello P5

Please can all P5 players confirm availability with JP on 07909 537303 for Sunday asap. (Chances are you will all get to play in the festival though, given our squad size at this age group)

Due to the Madras festival protocols our squad size is limited to 12.

But to ensure everyone gets the chance to have fun home training will also be available- as above, 10.00 to 11.30 as above.

Your communication to the coaching team is crucial !! If we do not here from you via text or email we will presume you’re not available.

P6 Festival away @ Madras RFC, St Andrews RFC – for squad that is picked

P6 others @ Hillfoots RFC 1000-1130

Hello P6

Please can all P6 players confirm availability with JP on 07909 537303 for Sunday asap.

Due to the Madras festival protocols our squad size is limited to 12.

But to ensure everyone gets the chance to have fun home training will also be available- as above, 10.00 to 11.30 as above.

Your communication to the coaching team is crucial !! If we do not here from you via text or email we will presume you’re not available.

 

P7 Festival away @ Madras RFC, St Andrews RFC -

Hello P7

Please can all players confirm availability with Mike, Paul and myself for Sunday asap.

 

-          A – Available for Away fixture to Madras tbc http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/madras/location/

-          B- Not available

Your communication to the coaching team is crucial !!

If we do not here from you via text or email we will presume you’re not available.

Please could you also communicate if you will be available to support the team at MRFC.

Your communication to the coaching team is crucial !! If we do not here from you via text or email we will presume you’re not available.

U16

Youth 

U13 & U14 (S1/S2) Training at Hillfoots - Specialist Skills Session and selection for SRU KNT Pathway Camps – 10.30 – 13.00

This Sunday Hillfoots U14 are training at Hillfoots 1030-1300. Please bring a snack – note the session end time is later.

Please wear warm clothing.  Note – This session is part of the selection process for the SRU Pathway process – please come with your game and learning head on!

Please contact JP Ward asap if you have any questions rdo@hillfootsrfc.com  

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Midweek Training: Monday Strength and Conditioning 1800-1900,Wednesday skills training 1830 -1930 & Sunday Matches/training 1000-1200. 

HRFC 2014 U14 Fixture list Hillfoots club fixtures 2014-15 U14

 

U15 & U16 (S3/S4) Training at Hillfoots - Specialist Skills Session and selection for SRU KNT Pathway Camps – 10.30 – 13.00

This Sunday Hillfoots U14 are training at Hillfoots 1030-1300. Please bring a snack – note the session end time is later.

Please wear warm clothing.  Note – This session is part of the selection process for the SRU Pathway process – please come with your game and learning head on!

Please contact JP Ward asap if you have any questions rdo@hillfootsrfc.com

 

Midweek Training: Monday Strength and Conditioning 1800-1900,Wednesday skills training 1830 -1930 & Sunday Matches/training 1000-1200.  

Please contact JP Ward for more details at rdo@hillfootsrfc.com 

 ram

 

Hillfoots Development Officer

JP Ward 

 

Dave Kenyon Funeral Monday 22nd December

 

Dave

 

On Monday 22nd December at Falkirk Crematorium Hillfoots will remember the life of a true gentlemen and rugby legend.

All attending club members are asked to wear club shirt & tie. 

Service starts at 11.30am

Eagles Tribute Band at Hillfoots RFC Friday 30th Jan

On the 30th Jan Hillfoots host the one and only Eagles Tribute Band !!! 

For more details about this event please go to http://hotelcaledoniaband.com/gigs/  or contact Norrie Rolland @ norlandjoiners@dsl.pipex.com 

 

 

 

Hillfoots P1-P2 Home training Cancelled 16/11/14

Due to freezing fog training has been cancelled. 

Apologies for the delay. 

kind regards 

Jp Ward 

Match Report: Hillfoots 36 – 10 Ellon

After last week’s disappointing defeat to Highland, Hillfoots bounced back with a bonus point win against bottom side Ellon. The forwards upped their game and gave the backs an endless supply of quality ball – the scrum was solid too – and the difference in the lineout was night and day from the previous week. ‘Foots started brightly, playing uphill with a slight breeze behind them. The forwards took the game to the visitors, unlike previous games where they happy just to give the ball to backs. Pick-and-gos were proving successful, and ‘Foots made ground on almost every play. Andrew Hamilton opened the scoring with a typical scything run which left the Ellon defence in tatters. Converting his own try, he added a penalty three minutes later. Hillfoots failed to deal with the restart and this allowed Ellon to build a bit of momentum. The home defence was solid, but let themselves down with the number of penalties they conceded. Ellon pulled a penalty back at the end of the first quarter while having their best spell at this point. A couple of penalties were kicked to the corner, however the visitors’ plays were limited and Hillfoots survived. With half-time approaching, Hillfoots grabbed another score. Ellon tried to run out of defence – the visiting centre must have fancied his chances against ‘Foots prop and captain Mark Hunter – but the big man stood his ground and wrapped him up, forcing their 12 into a panicked offload. Grant Carmichael collected and scampered over the line.

Half-time: Hillfoots 15 – 3 Ellon

The second half started with Hillfoots on the offensive again. With the lineout functioning well, Ben Douglas in particular, the backs were beginning to make inroads into the Ellon defence. The forwards had taken the ball up close to the line, but after a couple of drives fell short, Kenny Paterson came into the line.  The fullback stuck a neat pass out to Ali Page who squeezed over in the corner for a real team try. Hamilton boomed over the conversion. Ellon came alive for a short spell, their right wing showing good pace, and looked to be going over in the corner. Fullback Paterson had other ideas though, and a cracking tackle saw the winger bundled into touch. Much to everyone’s amazement, the ref gave a penalty try, saying the fullback didn’t use his arms – if so – why no yellow card? Spurred on by this setback, ‘Foots went looking for the bonus point. Page duly delivered after the backs and forwards had once again combined to take the ball deep into the visitors’ half. Quick ball was fed out to the right where Page had too much power for the Ellon defence – who were by now beginning to struggle. Gav Paterson and Andrew Hamilton were punching big holes in their armoury, and the back row of Kilbank, Parry and Douglas were making an absolute nuisance of themselves. Young Sandy Hewitt had another storming game, continually tackling and stealing opposition ball. Hamilton collected his second try of the game just before the end. Clean ball was once again delivered from the lineout, with neat hands seeing the ball taken centre field. Hamilton followed up the gap that appeared and through he went, touching down under the posts. Gregor Manson converted the final two tries.

Man of the Match went to Iain Nicolson for the second week in a row.

The 1st XV now have a break until the 6th December, when they travel to Orkney for a League/Shield double-header.

 

Match Report: Hillfoots 6 – 14 Highland

After knocking Highland out of the cup earlier in the season, Hillfoots were in a confident mood. A lack of control however in the second half would cost the homeside dear. A strong breeze cancelled out the slope as an advantage. Hillfoots played into the breeze first half. The first kick-off failed to go the required ten metres and this set the tone for the rest of the game. Highland opened the scoring with a couple of penalties before Andrew Hamilton reduced the deficit with a penalty of his own. ‘Foots’ defence was holding up well. The visitors’ ploy of pick-and-gos was being more than handled by the homeside. The set piece was fairly even with neither side gaining the upper hand. Just before half-time, Highland collected the only try of the game after sucking in the ‘Foots defence allowing their winger to scamper over in the corner.

Half-time: Hillfoots 3 – 11 Highland
 
Hillfoots were still confident they would turn things round, and for the first ten minutes it looked like they would. Andrew Hamilton struck over his second penalty to reduce the deficit to five. After this however ‘Foots lost their way. The lineouts failed to function, winning only one of their own ball in the second half. The penalty count was beginning to rise for both sides, and it wasn’t long before the referee went to his pocket for the yellow card. First to go was the Highland flanker, quickly followed by two for Hillfoots. With only six in the scrum, the homeside were struggling to give their backs any decent ball. With ten minutes left and both sides back to full strength it was the visitors that were beginning to edge the game. Hillfoots had been playing in the right half but Highland gradually began to work their way down the park. A couple of shots at goal were knocked back to go for the corner and secure a try that would have killed off ‘Foots’ hopes of a comeback. Again, Hillfoots defence was solid and forced the visitors into giving away the penalty. However with lineout not functioning, Highland regained possession and took the ball into the home ’22. Hands in the ruck saw the penalty awarded, and with it, Hillfoots’ chance of a losing bonus point disappeared.
 
A disappointing end to a game that Hillfoots had high hopes of winning. Although not playing badly, Hillfoots inability to turn pressure into points cost them dearly. Ellon are next week’s visitors in a game that Hillfoots must take something from.
 
Iain Nicolson was voted Man of the Match.

Match Report: Glenrothes 28 – 27 Hillfoots

Hillfoots travelled to Carleton Park on Saturday and lost by the narrowest of margins. Hillfoots started poorly, and at the end of the first quarter found themselves two converted scores down. There was no structure to ‘Foots’ game and the home side benefited from a disjointed performance. During the second conversion, coach Stuart McGee read the riot act and the response was instant. From the kick off, ‘Foots turned the ball over and spread it wide. A neat offload from Paterson to Mcculloch saw the ball taken into the Glens ’22. A good cover tackle looked to have killed the move, but another perfectly timed offload to Gareth Parry saw the Welshman crash over. Manson converted. Hillfoots were playing with purpose now and creating oppurtunities. The back three of Kenny Paterson, Euan Jamieson and Kev Aitken were beginning to function as a unit, fielding everything that was thrown at them and making plenty of yards in the process. A Gregor Manson penalty brought the deficit back to four points. On the stroke of half time ‘Foots grabbed the lead. Once again, ball was turned over and moved quickly to the left. Three phases later and it was Parry again that finished off.

Half-time: Glenrothes 14 – 15 Hillfoots

Hillfoots started the second half slowly again, allowing the home side to snatch back the lead with another converted try. Spurred on by this setback, ‘Foots quickly got back into gear. Hamilton’s boot was in good form, regularly putting the home side back into their own ’22. A lineout was secured, and neat hands saw the ball shipped out to Gavin Paterson – the big man still had work to do but managed to power his way over the line. Trailing by a point, Hillfoots entered the final five minutes with a scrum in front of the posts. The resultant scrum was a shambles, however Gregor Mcintosh managed to secure the ball and set off for the line. With a mass of bodies being driven towards the line, the stand in No. 8 showed great strength to keep control of the ball and touchdown. Hamilton converted. Six points in front and only two minutes to go. From the kick off, a blatant shoulder charge on the receiver saw ’Foots spill the ball. Glens reacted quickest, and good hands moved the ball out to the home fullback who had the pace to go over in the corner. With the same player just having missed a penalty in front of the posts, the visiting support were confident the conversion would go the same way. It wasn’t to be and the fullback showed great composure to slot the kick between the posts.

Mark Hunter was voted Man of the Match, pushed close by Derek Paterson and Sandy Hewitt, who improves with every game.
 
The game however was lost in the first quarter – ‘Foots can’t afford to start as slowly again.

The 1st XV have a week off next week, followed by two home games – let’s make sure the boys have big support before going into the break for Autumn Internationals. 

Match Report: Hillfoots 37-10 Morgan Academy

Hillfoots finally got their league campaign up and running with a comfortable five tries to one victory over Morgan Academy. Things started brightly for ‘Foots with Gregor Manson opening the scoring with a penalty. Playing uphill, Hillfoots were looking sharp and were using the wind to their advantage, making Morgan attack from deep. Andrew Hamilton crashed over for the first try of the day, Manson converted. ‘Foots were looking like a team and added to their tally with Davy Cree finishing off another neat move. The pack was looking solid and the lineouts were a massive improvement on the previous weeks. At 17-0 Hillfoots switched off and allowed Morgan a lifeline. Poor tackling and communication allowed the visitors back into the game with a converted score. Five minutes later, indiscipline at the breakdown gave the men from Dundee a penalty in front of the posts which was duly knocked over. A ten-point gap was restored on the stroke of halftime with another Manson penalty.
 
Half time 20-10
 
The second half started with a peach of a try. A scrappy lineout was cleared up by Ben Douglas who popped a pass out to Hamilton. Quick hands from Doyle and Paterson saw the ball moved along the back line, fullback Kenny Paterson burst into the line taking the ball into the 22′ before offloading to Douglas who had looped round to touchdown in the corner. Gavin Paterson was next up after the forwards turned over ball, the big man scoring in the same corner. Hamilton boomed over the conversion from the touchline. Morgan had a spell of pressure where they found themselves camped on the Hillfoots line. Previous games had seen ‘Foots lose tries in this area but not today. Several pick and goes were held up before the visitors put the ball along the backline. Gav Paterson intercepted inside the 22′ and set off for the line. The covering defence eventually managed to pull him down just short of the line and with the ‘Foots support slow to arrive the penalty was conceded and the chance was gone. Hillfoots’ final try was another cracker. Clean ball from the lineout was given to Hamilton, whose pinpoint crossfield kick found fullback, Paterson, in acres of space. The fullback collected the ball with a kind bounce and touched down once again in the bottom corner.
 
A much improved performance, and with key players returning from injury, things are looking good for Hillfoots.

The team are back on the road next week, facing Glenrothes at Carleton Pavilion.

Hillfoots Weekly News 5th October

Hello Hillfoots 

juniormccull

Minis – 

P1-P3 HOME TRAINING 1000-1130 

This Sunday P1-P3 age groups are Home training 1000-1145. Awards will be back after training this Sunday so please remember to return your Player of the week & Tackler of the week trophies. Please can all members pay their subscriptions asap via http://hillfootsrfc.com/pay/ . 

 

kinross

P4 to P7 Away Kinross Festival— Kick off 1100 , Meet at Kinross 1020 

 This Sunday P4-P7 age groups are playing away at Kinross Minis Festival. Please can all players meet at Kinross RFC for 1020 for 11o0 kick off. Please remember to bring winter clothing, gum shields and water bottles. 

Please click on kinross minis festival 2014 & Kinross Tournament layout 2014 for more details. 

HRFC 2014 Fixture list Hillfoots club fixtures 2014-15

U16

Youth 

U14 Home training 1000-1200

This Sunday Hillfoots U14 are training at Home 1000-1200. Please remember your gumshields. 

Midweek Training: Monday Strength and Conditioning 1800-1900, Wednesday skills training 1830 -2000 & Sunday Matches/training 1000-1200. 

HRFC 2014 U14 Fixture list Hillfoots club fixtures 2014-15 U14

U16s Home to Falkirk RFC 1200 Kick off: 

This Sunday Hillfoots welcomes Falkirk RFC for 1200 kick off.

Please can all players arrive in Shirt and tie for 1100 at Hillfoots RFC.  

Please check your email for further details. 

 

Kit 

Carl Roemmele is Hillfoots RFC Junior & Youth Kit Manager. All previous orders have been sent and processed by Carl and will be ordered on Monday. If you would like to order kit please contact him now via: abigginger@aol.com 

 

 

Hillfoots Development Officer

JP Ward