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Hillfoots Weekly News 7th September 2014

Hello Hillfoots

Hillfoots Minis Sponsor McCulloch

Hillfoots Minis Sponsor McCulloch

Sunday 7th September 2014 Schedule:

  • P1-P7 Home training 1000-1145
  • U14 Home training 1000-1200
  • U16s Away to Dunfermline tbc – you will be emailed further info tomorrow am
  • U18s Away to Crieff tbc – you will be emailed further info tomorrow am

Please can all award winners from last Sunday return awards to big blue tent at the start of training.


Unfortunately I am not at the club this Sunday. I am completing my SRU Coach Educator training module Friday to Sunday.

Therefore please could all P5-P7 parents help with the following tasks:

Please arrive 15 minutes early to lend a hand.

-          Tent set up – remember guide ropes and weights

-          Pitch side registers

-          Coms to new members – IE email JP ! @

-          Awards

-          Clear up


If you have any further question please contact me direct.


Kind regards

John-Patrick Ward

Hillfoots RFC

Development Officer





Hillfoots Weekly News 31.8.14

Hello Hillfoots


  • Minis Training 1000-1145
  • U14 Away Falkirk 0930 Meet @ FRFC for 1000 kick-off – 1200 finish
  • U16 Home training 1000-1230 (Set Piece & Games)
  • JP Ward ALS Ice Bucket Challenge 1150 – Please bring a small donation & a bucket if you would like to help !
  • IRB Rugby Ready Sunday 1230-1500ish (mandatory course for coaches, all are welcome)


 Adam Ashe & Matthew

Minis Training 1000-1145: Please remember gum shields, water bottles, warm clothing and your player & tackler awards for this week. If you would like to order kit, please contact direct. I am still looking for a kit volunteer to help out on Sundays!!


U14 Away Falkirk KNT Festival 1000-1200: Please can all players reply to teamer to confirm attendance to festival. Players will meet at Falkirk for 0930. Please wear Hillfoots gear or rugby kit because there will be matches after training with SRU Development Officers. These events are vital for all players who are looking to progress to U14 trials for the central region.

For more details or questions please contact asap.  


U15/16 Home Training 1000-1230: This Sunday we will be working on set piece and game shape in conditioned games for our upcoming fixtures in the U16s Central development league on September 7th . Please can all players confirm attendance via teamer asap. It is vital that we get a full squad to training to ensure everyone knows the game plan. We will also have our living, breathing scrummaging expert James Scoobie attending so please can all forwards make a big effort to attend. You will learn from the best.

 Bill McLaren Foundation

ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE: This Sunday I will be completing my IBC after being nominated by Stuart McPhaden (U14 Hillfoots). For this challenge I need your help. Please can I ask all players to bring a bucket and a small donation for taking part for this very worthy cause. We will also be doing a big GET WELL SOON  to Logan Plane who would be in P4 age group but is currently being treated in the Edinburgh sick kids hospital. A towel for the journey home is advisable !!! All money raised will be going to MacMillan, ALS & Bill McLaren Foundation.


Kind regards

John-Patrick Ward

Hillfoots RFC

Development Officer



Hillfoots Weekly News 24/8/14

Hello Hillfoots

-         Minis: Home Training P1-P7 1000-1145 – remember awards

-         Youth: KNT & FMS Training U14-U16 1000 -1400 bring packed lunch

-         Mars vote – win the club £1000 please go to


Minis Training 1000-1145 , Sunday 24/8/14 @ Hillfoots RFC. 


BIG Smiles

Please can all award winners return their awards this Sunday at Registration. Please remember to dress for all weathers, gum shields &  water bottles. For kit info & orders please contact asap. 

Youth U14-U16s Home Training 1000-1400 

This Sunday all U14 & 16s will complete Key National Theme & Functional Movement Screening Testing. After they have completed the testing both age groups will train for their match against Thirsk 30th August 2014 1000 kick off. 

Training Plan: Testing , Training , Lunch – Code of Conduct – Training


Party Food

Hillfoots Minis & Youth sections are still searching for Volunteers for the 2014-15 season.


Volunteers !!!

Thank you to the few who have said that they can help !! But I am always looking for more !!


I am looking for volunteers to help with:

-         Coaching – no experience needed as we will mentor you through the PCS coaching process & pay for coaching courses !!!

-         Junior Fund Raiser – Bag packs, BBQs , Events

-          Assistant coaching – Duke of Edinburgh Awards – Alva & Dollar Academy Pupils welcome!!

-          Team Management – Pitch side registration & Coach support

-          Food preparation – certificated – festivals and youth section games !!!

-          First aid – certificated – festivals and Match Days – Safety is paramount

-          Club communications – Social media, Website, Teamer & Age group emails

-          Club kit sales – Sunday morning order recorder & distribution from Blue tent (great in wet weather)

-         Age Group Committees  - Generating ideas & finding solutions



If you would like to volunteer or find out more about the roles above please contact asap.

If you can offer another beneficial role to the club please get in touch.


To make Hillfoots RFC even better we need your support to achieve the next level in the clubs development !!  


 Kind regards 

JP Ward 

Hillfoots DO





Match Report: Hillfoots 33 – 12 Lenzie

Hillfoots welcomed Lenzie to Tillicoultry on Saturday for the first friendly of the new season. Both teams had big squads and all the players got some decent game time. The game was played in four 20 minute sessions. The first 20 saw no scoring with both sides’ defences in excellent form. ‘Foots opened the scoring with a simple backs move allowing Andrew Hamilton in for a score. The same player added another shortly after. Lenzie’s big forwards were making the Hillfoots defence work hard. A couple of penalties saw the visitors edge towards the line. A couple of drives later and Lenzie pulled a score back.

Half-time: Hillfoots 14 – 7 Lenzie

With a strong breeze blowing uphill, Hillfoots started the second half in a determined mood and it wasn’t long before Jack Wilson collected ‘Foots’ third of the day with a mazy run that left a trail of would-be tacklers in his wake. Hillfoots failed to deal with the restart and Lenzie regained possession. Once again the visiting forward pack drove for the line. Hillfoots were conceding penalties and eventually the visitors got their second try of the game. Moving into the final quarter, Hillfoots took control and added a further 2 tries to their tally from Andrew Hamilton and Iain Nicolson.

This was an excellent start to the season with everybody involved showing what they could do.

Final Score: Hillfoots 33 – 12 Lenzie

Next week is a free week, with Hillfoots hosting the 6th Scottish Golden Oldies festival. 14 teams from all over Scotland and a couple from abroad will take part in the annual veterans’ rugby tournament. A beer festival has also been organised in conjunction with The Woolpack Inn and CAMRA, with 15 real ales available from 12pm. There will also be a big BBQ, ice cream and soft drinks available; alongside bouncy castles and fun for all the family – hope to see you there!

Summer Camp Photographs 2014

Hello Hillfoots Summer Campers 


For your photos from today’s summer camp, please go to: 

  • Password: HRFC 
  • Online from 11-08-2014 

For more information on this please contact: 


Many thanks 

Jp Ward 

Hillfoots RFC needs your vote!

The club has been entered into an awards scheme for sports, run by Mars, and needs your vote to win!  The Mars Milk Play Fund awards grants of £1,000 every month to the sportsperson or club that finishes top of their leaderboard – and the only way to do that is for you to vote, to tell your friends and family to vote, and to share our link wherever you can!

We only have until the end of this month (July) to hit the top, so get clicking!

Cast your vote here:

It’s one vote per email address, so make sure you use all the addresses you have to help us reach the top.

Thank you!

Hillfoots Summer Camp 4th to 8th August 2014

Hillfoots RFC Summer Camp 4th-8th August 2014

Hillfoots Summer Camp

This August Hillfoots welcomes all boys & girls aged 5 to 15 to come & join in the fun at the Hillfoots Summer Key National Themes rugby camp. The camp will run  Monday to Friday 1000-1400. Over the duration of the camp participants will learn rugby’s four fundamental skills: hand catch , offload, tackle & ball presentation. 

The camp will cost £50 for the week or £12 for the day. Included in the price is a Hillfoots RFC merchandise & possibility of meeting a pro rugby player. 

For more information on the camp please click on the link below or contact Jp Ward on asap. 

Summer camp 2014 reg form

Summer Camp 2014 welcome pack

Kind regards 

JP Ward 

Hillfoots RFC Development Officer.

Hillfoots Summer Rugby Programme

Hello Hillfoots

 cast tups 14

This summer is rugby daft !!


-          RBS rugby force day on the 26th July (Club maintenance)

-          U14 & 16 Pre-season Monday 28th July 1900-2030 @ HRFC


-          Adults touch tournament 2nd of August please contact Derek Paterson for more details or head to

Hillfoots  Rugby Camp 2012

-         Hillfoots Summer Rugby Camp 4-8th August 5-15 year olds welcome – see more info below!! 

-          Tilly in the Park 15th August , Come down to Hillfoots Park and listen to live music with friends and family !!


-          Golden Oldies International Event 16th August , “Form is temporary, Class is permanent” Come and join the Hillfoots Cast Tups (over 35s team) at the biggest vets rugby event of year!!! A day for the whole family to enjoy !!! More information on this event will be announced shortly. But if your keen to join in please contact asap.      


    Minis rugby returns 17th August 1000-1200 at Hillfoots Park.


Hillfoots Summer Rugby Camp 4-8th August 2014, 1000-1400 each day & only costs £50 for the week or £12 per day.

For that all players will receive a coaching master class on Scottish Rugby Key National Themes (hand catch, tackling, ball presentation and offload) & will learn the game in a positive environment so that ‘Everybody Plays!’. Players will also receive a free piece of rugby clothing & we hope to have two professional players joining us during the week. This summer Scotland is also hosting the Commonwealth Games !!! To celebrate this event we will have a variety of sporting activities planned for the last day of the camp.

To book your place on the rugby camp or for more information please contact asap while spaces last!!

Also please let me know if you’re interested in coaching for 2014-15 season or would be able to assist in Sunday morning admin/kit/set up etc.

All support would be hugely appreciated!!

Have a great summer !!

JP Ward


Dollar Gala Rugby 7s Saturday 7th June 2014

Hello Players, Parents & Rugby Enthusiasts 

Dollar Burnside

Hillfoots RFC is returning to the Dollar Gala (Saturday 7th June) with a BANG!!

Hillfoots will be leading with our world famous ‘Tigers Assault Course’ & Dollar Gala Rugby 7s (DG7s

Hillfoots Stall

Both of these events are FREE &  all are welcome to join in! We want to ensure ‘everybody plays‘!

The Tigers Assault Course will be for all age groups to compete against the clock against their friends for some top notch HRFC prizes.

The Dollar Gala Rugby 7s will be for age groups P4 to S2 (8 to 12 yrs old). There will be two age groups for this touch tournament P4 to p6 & p7 to S2

All teams must contact JP Ward on or mobile 07909537303 to confirm: Name of team, team members, Coach & contact details. The Coaches role in your team is a parent/Guardian to look after you when your not playing. 

Please can all teams/ players contact asap to ensure their place! 

DG7S  Saturday 7th June Information

- Registration 1300-1330

- Kick off 1400

- Finish 1500

KIT -All players will require: 

  • Suitable footwear (trainers, football or rugby boots)
  • Sports Gear (joggers, shorts, t shirt, rugby top and water proofs)
  • Food & Water to keep them going !!

 If you have any questions please contact Jp Ward asap at or 07909537303

Kind regards 

Jp Ward

Hillfoots Weekly News 19&20th April 2014

Hello Hillfoots



Sunday 20th April

P1-P7 – Home Training 1000-1100

End of Season Awards 1100-1200 @ Hillfoots


Please can all award winner deposit trophies at 17  Cairnpark St Dollar by Thursday evening.

I am now mobile so I will be able to chase trophies down !!   

 Strathendrick RFC

Next Sunday 27th April

P1-P2 No training Season finished

P3-P7 Away to Strathendrick festival 1130 meet at Strathendrick. As it is a charity festival we ask all players to bring £3 for their participation.


Minis Season 2014/15 Starts back on Sunday 17th August 2014

Youth 20th April

U14 Hillfoots/ Bannockburn V Stirling County S2 this Sunday at HRFC, Kick off 1000

Please can all players meet at the clubhouse for 0915 for 0930 warm up.

Preseason/ Summer training information evening for parents & players tbc.


U16 Hillfoots / Bannockburn – no official training – please check facebook for player led game of touch rugby !


U18 Home training – no official training – please check facebook for player led game of touch rugby !


Seniors – Saturday 19th April  

Seconds –   Away to Strathmore 1500 Kick off

Good luck lads


Cast Tups (Over 35s) –please contact or  for further details.

-          Eddie/ Mike please can you confirm next fixture asap.


Junior Events


-          Hillfoots P6-S2 tour to Thirsk 2nd -4th May-  last few spaces remaining

  • Hillfoots Summer Camp 4-8th August £50 for the week or £12 per day. Commonwealth 7s Theme throughout the week.


Thank you to all those who supported the Hillfoots Morrisons Bag Pack. We raised over £900 !!!!


Hillfoots Adults Events

Coaches please can you reserve following dates for yourself and Mrs

  • April 26th      Hillfoots Dinner Dance (Devonvale Hall, Tillicoultry) LAST CHANCE !!!!

For more information on upcoming events please contact Derek Paterson


Reserve your tickets now this Sunday at HRFC

 Kind regards 

Hillfoots DO