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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 Sunday 26th October

Hello Hillfoots 

juniormccull

Minis – 

P1-P7 Home training 1000-1145

This Sunday Hillfoots Minis are Home training 10-1145.

Please can all award winners return trophies to registration. 

As ever please can everyone ensure a smooth Sunday session by helping with setting up and tidy all equipment away. 

 

 

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. Unfortunately due to School Holidays we could not commit to Alloa KNT festival and hope to have enough numbers for home training. 

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 Away to Glenrothes 1300 kick iff

This Sunday Hillfoots are away to Glenrothes RFC for 1300 kick off. 

Please can all players meet at Hillfoots RFC in shirt and tie at 1100.

We will travel as a group to the game. However if you have to go direct please confirm with JP Ward asap. 

 

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 

 

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 

 

Hillfoots Weekly News 27th September

Hello Hillfoots 

juniormccull

Minis – Home Training 1000-1145

This Sunday all Junior 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/ . With the Ryder Cup traffic please be careful on the roads and we hope to see everyone on Sunday supporting team Europe !! 

Our Tag Tigers at the Strathendrick Festival in April 2012

Our Tag Tigers at the Strathendrick Festival in April 2012

 

Youth 

U14 Home KNT Festival 1o00-1200:

This Sunday Hillfoots are hosting the U14 Key National Themes Festival. This will be taking place on the top two rugby pitches. The Festival will start at 1000-1200 and will focus on one of the four KNT’s followed by matches. Please can all Hillfoots members remember to bring full Hillfoots kit and gumshields.

U16

U16s Away to Glenrothes (Cup Match) 1200 Kick off: Cancelled 

Home training 1200-1400 @ HRFC 

 

 

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 

 

Website Update 19-21 September 2014

The Hillfoots Website will be updated this weekend and will be now used as HRFC Information HUB. 

The weekly emails will be used to promote monthly events on HRFC prestigious  social calender. 

CHANGES 

- Calender 

- Information Documents (Players, Parents and Coaches) 

- Fixture Card Minis and Youth 

- Blogs 

- Facebook pg link 

- Kit 

- Club hire

- Training details 

- Coach details 

- Committee details 

- Useful contacts

 

and many more . 

 

Kind regards 

 

JP Ward

Hillfoots Weekly News 20th September

Hello Hillfoots

 

Sunday 21st September 

Minis:

-          P1-P2 Training 1000-1145

-          P3-P7 1000-1200 Rugby Festival (Currie, Perth & Glasgow Accies) Kick off 1030

 

Youth

-          U14 Home training 1000-1200

-          U16 Home training 1000-1200

 

Kit Volunteer FOUND!

Carl Roemmele has taken over the Minis & Youth  Kit orders .

Please contact Carl @ abigginger@aol.com for your kit needs.

Thank you Carl !!! HRFC Volunteer of the Month Award !

 

 

Kind regards

John-Patrick Ward

Hillfoots RFC

Development Officer

E: rdo@hillfootsrfc.com

 

 

‘Everybody plays’

 

 

 

respect, leadership, achievement, engagement and enjoyment

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 ! @ RD0@Hillfootsrfc.com

-          Awards

-          Clear up

 

If you have any further question please contact me direct.

 

Kind regards

John-Patrick Ward

Hillfoots RFC

Development Officer

E: rdo@hillfootsrfc.com

 

 

 

Hillfoots Weekly News 31.8.14

Hello Hillfoots

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  • 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 rdo@hillfootsrfc.com direct. I am still looking for a kit volunteer to help out on Sundays!!

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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 rdo@hillfootsrfc.com 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

E: rdo@hillfootsrfc.com

 

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 http://www.marsmilk.com/fund2014/clubs/hillfoots-rugby-football-club

 

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 rdo@hillfootsrfc.com 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

REMEMBER YOUR PACKED LUNCH !!! 

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 rdo@hillfootsrfc.com 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