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Hillfoots Weekly News 1/3/15

Hello Hillfoots  

Hillfoots Summer Camp 2015 


P1 & P2 Training @ Hillfoots RFC 1000-1100

 P3-P7  Away to Stewart Melville 

P7 Summer rugby

This Sunday the  P1-P2 are training at home for an hour due to cold weather.

While our P3 to P7 age groups are away to Stewart Melvile Minis Tournament. 

Meet @ Stewart Melvile 1230 

Kick off “”1300

Please wear HRFC colours, if you do not have any please contact coaches and <> 

Please confirm with age group coaches your availability ASAP because we are limited ONE team per age group. 






Please note that we need all players to confirm availability to ensure we have maximum squad size!! 

Sat Nav 

523 Ferry Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH5 2DW

 HRFC 2014 Fixture list Hillfoots club fixtures 2014-15




P5 Freya MacColl represented Hillfoots RFC as Scotland Mascot against Wales.

She had a fantastic time and can’t wait for Sunday !!




U14s (S1&S2) Home training 1000-1130 @ Hillfoots RFC.

This Sunday Hillfoots U14 are training at home 1000-1200. 

Please can all players wear warm clothing. HRFC 2014

U14 Fixture list Hillfoots club fixtures 2014-15 U14


U16s (S3/S4)  Hillfoots RFC Home v Alloa RFC Meet 1000  Kick off 1100 

This Sunday Hillfoots U16s are playing Alloa RFC @ Hillfoots in a friendly.

Please can all players meet at Hillfoots for 1000  for 11oo  kick off. 

All players should communicate with coaches asap and confirm availability.

Shirt & tie must be worn after-match, there will be presentations .

Please contact JP Ward asap if you have any questions



Hillfoots Development Officer

JP Ward 


U16s Game is ON

Alloa v Hillfoots Game is On. 

Please can all players meet at Alloa for 1145 for 1230 kick off. 

Please can all players bring smart clothing for after the game. 

Many thanks 

Jp Ward

Hillfoots P1-U14 Training/Games Cancelled 22.2.15

Due to frozen pitches training and matches are cancelled for P1 to Under 14 age groups. 


Many thanks 

JP Ward 

Hillfoots Junior Training Cancelled 15/2/15

Hello Hillfoots 

Training is off tomorrow due to feb break. 

Have a great day and see you next weekend !

P1-P6 Training Cancelled / P7-U16s Training still on

P1-P6 training is cancelled Sunday 1/2/15 due to frozen pitches. 

P7 to U16s training is still on. 

Please can P7-U16s bring trainers/ muldies for training. 

Any questions please contact 07909537303

Kind regards 

JP Ward 

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 @ 


Kind regards 

JP Ward

Dave Kenyon Funeral Monday 22nd December




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  or contact Norrie Rolland @ 




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.