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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 rdo@hillfootsrfc.com 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

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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

Touch-rugby

-          Adults touch tournament 2nd of August please contact Derek Paterson derek_paterson@hotmail.co.uk for more details or head to https://www.facebook.com/events/250825028450922/?fref=ts

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-         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 !!

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-          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 rdo@hillfootsrfc.com 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 rdo@hillfootsrfc.com 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 rdo@hillfootsrfc.com 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 rdo@hillfootsrfc.com or 07909537303

Kind regards 

Jp Ward

Hillfoots Weekly News 19&20th April 2014

Hello Hillfoots

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Minis

Sunday 20th April

P1-P7 – Home Training 1000-1100

End of Season Awards 1100-1200 @ Hillfoots

 TROPHY

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 michael.power@deltafs.co.uk or edwardi@highlandspringgroup.com  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 derek_paterson@hotmail.co.uk

OR

Reserve your tickets now this Sunday at HRFC

 Kind regards 

Hillfoots DO 

 

Hillfoots Weekly News 29-30th March 2014

 

Hello Hillfoots

Hillfoots Annual Dinner Dance 26th April 2014

-          Please don’t miss out on Hillfoots Rugby Football Club best night of the year !!!

For information please go tohttps://www.facebook.com/events/721235291233487/?fref=ts

Tickets cost £25 per person.

To reserve a table or tickets please contact rdo@hillfootsrfc.com

It would be great to have the Minis & Youth Parents join our seniors club members in celebrating another excellent season at Hillfoots.

 

Minis 30th March

Minis training- no training this weekend due to Mothers Day. 

 

Events

Hillfoots Easter Rugby Camp 7-11th April – reserve your place NOW £60 for the week & free HRFC Kit.

Hillfoots P6-S2 tour to Thirsk 2nd -4th May- reserve your place NOW!!!! Tour cost £165 (30 places maximum – 20 gone !

-          We currently have a large number of P6-P7 players on the tour and would like to stress to S1-S2 players to reserve there place asap to avoid disappointment.

 

Youth – Sunday 30th   March  

 

U14: No training this Sunday due to Mothers Day

 

Hillfoots S1 Trip to Glasgow Warriors Friday 4th April – please let me know if your available for this event.

Glasgow Warriors

 

-          All those who were selected for previous match will get priority

-          We that parents will come and support the lads in the tournament pre kick off.

-          For more information or reserve a ticket please contact me asap.

 

Hillfoots Youth Bag pack Saturday 5th of April

-          Alloa Morrison’s supermarket

-          Please can all youth players confirm availability

-          All funds raised will go towards new kit for youth age groups !!! everybody benefits if everybody plays

 

 

U16: Please check teamer for further information for this Sunday. 

 

Hillfoots Youth Bag pack Saturday 5th of April

-          Alloa Morrison’s supermarket

-          Please can all youth players confirm availability

-          All funds raised will go towards new kit for youth age groups !!! everybody benefits if everybody plays

 

 

Hillfoots U18 

Training: Tuesday & Thursday at Alva Academy 1900-2000

If any U18 would like to assist in Minis or Youth coaching for Duke of Edinburgh or for you CV please contact rdo@hillfootsrfc.com asap. 

 

Hillfoots Youth Bag pack Saturday 5th of April

-          Alloa Morrison’s supermarket

-          Please can all youth players confirm availability

-          All funds raised will go towards new kit for youth age groups !!! everybody benefits if everybody plays

 

 

Seniors – 29th  March  

 

Firsts –  Next match versus Stirling Uni 5th April

Provisional match 19th April away to Glenrothes 

 

Seconds –   Next match 19th April away to Strathmore

 

Cast Tups (Over 35s)

 

OVER 35s Assemble !!!

 

 

Eddie Inglis Celebration Match

http://noscrumnowin.com/eddie_inglis/

All Hillfoots members young and old are welcome to join us celebrate another Hillfoots legend on the Tillicoultry pitches at the feet of the mighty Ochil’s.

Date:29/3/14 kick-off:1400

Let’s fill the park !

Please reserve these Friday evenings of work for the Over 35s social series!!!

25th April

2nd May

9th May

16th May

23rd May

30th May

For more information on these events please contactrdo@hillfootsrfc.com

 

Kind regards

John-Patrick Ward

Hillfoots RFC

Development Officer

E: rdo@hillfootsrfc.com

‘Everybody plays’

Hillfoots Dinner Dance 2014

 

The Dinner Dance is Hillfoots’ social event of the year – the one night when all sections of the club get together to celebrate our achievements across the season.  And what a season – the 2014 Dance is sure to be one to remember!

 

We’ve seen record numbers in the Junior Section, from the Tag Tigers right through.  Our U16s took the Caledonia Midlands league by storm in their debut season, losing only one game and winning the title.  Not content with the league in the bag, the boys also made it to the final of the Caledonia Youth Bowl, finishing runners-up to Perthshire.

 

Not to be outdone, the seniors have also enjoyed their fair share of success!  Our 1st XV has more than made up for a disappointing season last year – rejuvenated by new Head Coach, Stuart McGee – the boys wrapped up Caledonia Division 2 Midlands at the weekend, beating Kinross 42-0 and continuing their undefeated run.   

 

In a difficult season, the 2nd XV continue to field a team in Caledonia Division 4 Midlands.  In only their second year out of the reserve leagues, they have recorded some great wins over local rivals Alloa and Stirling County.

 

And who could forget our infamous Cast Tups?  The veterans’ side is well known across the country – and internationally! – for their special brand of rugby, keeping old friendships and rivalries going retirement after retirement!  In a big year for the Tups, the guys will travel to Beauvais to help our old friends celebrate their 50th Anniversary in May, before hosting the Scottish Golden Oldies Festival in Tillicoultry in August. 

 

So, there will be much to celebrate at the Devonvale Hall on Saturday 26th April.  More than a decade has passed since Hillfoots last fielded a league-winning 1st XV, and with the continuing success of the Youth Section, the future is looking bright. 

 

Please come and help us celebrate everything that makes Hillfoots special.  Tickets for the dance are available now for just £25; including a three course dinner and entertainment.  The evening gets underway at 6.30pm, with dinner served at 7pm followed by the awards ceremony.  Then it’s party time!

 

You can reserve your tickets via the details below:

Junior Section – please see Mike Power or JP Ward

Seniors – tickets are available at the bar, or by emailing Derek Paterson (derek_paterson@hotmail.co.uk)

 

If you have any questions, please contact Derek on the email above.

Hillfoots /Bannockburn U16 Caledonia Bowl Final Report

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Sunday saw Hillfoots/Bannockburn u16′s  travel to Inverness to play the Caledonian bowl final. 

 

Our opponents were to be Perthshire a team who have been playing this season in the national league. 

 

After an early start and a 3 hr bus Journey and weather on the trip up which was less than promising , we arrived to glorious sunshine In Inverness.

 

Once again our squad was smaller than we would have liked due to injuries and lads commiting to other activities . 18 lads travelled 

unfortunatley Mark Mckinnon was struck down by a migraine on the journey up and was unable to play . So a squad of 17 prepared for our last competitive game of the season.

 

The game kicked off with Hillfoots/Bannockburn attacking up the rather impressive slope.

Straight from the kick off The lads found themselves under pressure from a very large physical and well organised Perthshire team ,but the lads were competing well and were managing to keep their opponents from threatening our 22 . Although under pressure, the first ten minutes was pretty even although Perthshire were retaining ball well they weren’t having it all their own way and the game ebbed and flowed between the two 10 metre lines .

 

On the ten minute mark Perthshire moved the ball quickly from the breakdown and their winger on the left showed a great turn of pace to touchdown in the corner for the first score of the game.

 

From the restart the same pattern emerged and With Hillfoots /Bannockburn  defending well with some great tackles and ruck work going in from David Harvey ,Robbie Mitchell, Mark Alexander and the rest of the forwards.

 Perthshire were starting to infringe regularly in their efforts to retain their ball at the breakdown allowing Hillfoots /Bannockburn to relieve some of the pressure and mount some attacks of their own .

 

On the 20 minute mark Perthshire once again managed to move the ball smartly from the breakdown to their left winger who once again managed to touchdown in the same corner . 

10-0 down after 20 minutes this game was still well within reach , Disappointingly the second score dented the Hillfoots/Bannockburn confidence and the heads dropped a little .

Some poor defending and lapses in concentration then allowed Perthshire to stretch their lead with trys in the 23rd ,24th and 27th minute with Cameron Shaw badly exposed by these defensive lapses there was nothing he could do to stop Perthshire scoring.

 

Realising that if they didn’t bring their heads back up Perthshire would run riot, Hillfoots/Bannockburn regained focus and there were no further scores in the first half. And we turned around 31-0 down

 

Into the second half and once again it was fiercely competitive with Perthshire repeatedly infringing at the breakdown to try and retain the ball, Kirk Higgins and Ross Currie were starting to get some opportunities to run at their opponents with Gavin Ross and Martin McNee,

This led to the lads having Perthshires line under real pressure for the first time in the match .

With Dougie Birley and Niall Mckenzie now on the pitch all our subs had been introduced 

 

20 minutes of the second half came and went with some good rugby being played but no further scores , Perthshire by now had brought on loads of fresh legs But an injury to Kieran Kisielewski  during the second half meant Hillfoots/Bannockburn had no fresh legs to bring on and with fatigue setting in and the tackling starting to drop off a  little Perthshire were to score a further three times before the final whistle . Hillfoots/Bannockburn were still causing Perthshire problems in attack Cailean Chalmers was starting to get more on the ball and with Jamie Hunter and Chris Laird along with Iain Medhurst, Aaron Anderson, Calum Hood & Niall Mckenzie causing Perthshire to infringe regularly at the ruck, allowed the boys to maintain an attacking threat, after a few near misses, David Harvey (captain ) crashed over the line  for Hillfoots/Bannockburns only score.  

Final score 48-5. 

 

Although the lads were very disappointed , We pointed out that this season has been a fantastic effort from them with such a small squad, to win their league and reach a bowl Final was a fantastic achievement, and they should all be very proud 

For sure the coaches are all very proud to be involved with such a great committed group of lads.

 

John Higgins 

Hillfoots First XV League Champions

 

Hillfoots 42-0 Kinross
 
Hillfoots eventually got their hands on the league title but not without a fight from Kinross. The home side belied their bottom place by making Hillfoots fight for every bit of posession. ‘Foots kicked off with the wind behind them but it was soon clear that the homeside were in no mood to rollover and let Hillfoots runaway with it. The big home pack was causing problems at the breakdown, slowing the ball up and making it difficult for the visitors. Hillfoots had a chance to take the lead in the 11th minute but Gregor Mansons penalty drifted wide. The same player made amends 5 minutes later, popping the ball over from a similar position. The game eventually burst into life on the 26th minute. The forwards manged to get quick ruck ball. Three passes found Jamie Murchie bursting into the line and going over in the corner. 4 minutes later it was the forwards turn with Mark Hunter crashing over. The floodgates should have opened but some poor descision making and robust defence kept ‘Foots at bay.
 
Half time 13-0 
 
Hillfoots started with a bang in the second half. Stand off Jamie Doyle showing great strength to power his way over the line for his first try in 3 seasons. Injuries were creeping into the homeside which was causing the game to be a bit stop start. ‘Foots were starting to find their feet and were putting some good phases of play together. Mark Hunter collected his second of the day after the backs had taken the ball deep into the Kinross 22. With the forwards arriving in numbers the ball was recycled a couple of times allowing Hunter to crash over to the right of the posts.Hillfoots spurned a couple of chances with Manson and Page failing to touchdown.Andrew Hamilton collected the fifth try of the day coming through the gap at a nice angle and scoring in the corner. Gavin Paterson went over for no 6 before Calum Mcgee finished off the scoring with no 7, once again going over in the corner.
This was a gutsy performance, played in pretty poor conditions in the second half. The forwards worked tirelessly with McIntosh and Parry impressive in the loose. The backs tackling was solid and rarely gave their opposite numbers a chance.
Man of the match went to Mark Hunter. 

Kevin Manson

Hillfoots Weekly News 22 & 23 March 2014

Hello Hillfoots

Hillfoots Annual Dinner Dance 26th April 2014

-          Please don’t miss out on Hillfoots Rugby Football Club best night of the year !!!

For information please go to https://www.facebook.com/events/721235291233487/?fref=ts

Tickets cost £25 per person.

To reserve a table or tickets please contact rdo@hillfootsrfc.com

It would be great to have the Minis & Youth Parents join our seniors club members in celebrating another excellent season at Hillfoots.

 

Minis 23rd March

 Thank you to all those who were involved in last Sundays HRFC Minis festival. You made it a great day for everyone !!

Minis training

P1-P3 Home training 1000-1100

P4-P7 Home training 1000-1145

 

Events

Hillfoots Easter Rugby Camp 7-11th April – reserve your place NOW £60 for the week & free HRFC Kit.

Hillfoots P6-S2 tour to Thirsk 2nd -4th May- reserve your place NOW!!!! Tour cost £165 (30 places maximum – 20 gone !

-          We currently have a large number of P6-P7 players on the tour and would like to stress to S1-S2 players to reserve there place asap to avoid disappointment.

 

Youth – Sunday 23rd   March  

 

U14 AWAY to Strathendrick RFC, 0950 Meet at Strathendrick & first match kick off 1030

Strathendrick RFC

-                      Please can everyone remember to wear a shirt and tie for after the match.

Thank you to the U14 who helped out at the festival last Sunday. The Minis coaches were very appreciative of your support!!

The winner of the Hoodie will be announced on Sunday after the match.

 

Hillfoots S1 Trip to Glasgow Warriors Friday 4th April – please let me know if your available for this event.

Glasgow Warriors

 

-          All those who were selected for previous match will get priority

-          We that parents will come and support the lads in the tournament pre kick off.

-          For more information or reserve a ticket please contact me asap.

 

Hillfoots Youth Bag pack Saturday 5th of April

-          Alloa Morrison’s supermarket

-          Please can all youth players confirm availability

-          All funds raised will go towards new kit for youth age groups !!! everybody benefits if everybody plays

 

 

U16 Hillfoots / Bannockburn v Perthshire RFC in Caledonia Bowl Final in Inverness !!!!

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-                      Thank you to all those who helped out at the Minis festival. Aaron Anderson won the hoodie for his support on both Saturday & Sunday

After friendly match against Glenrothes last Sunday the Hillburn lads are prepared for a big performance in their upcoming Bowl final match this Sunday in Inverness.

Good luck to all those involved !!! For more information on this event please contact andrewchalmers97@gmail.com

 

A big congratulations to the players, coaches, team manager and parents whatever the result.

First league champions know a cup final.

Good luck lads

 

Hillfoots Youth Bag pack Saturday 5th of April

-          Alloa Morrison’s supermarket

-          Please can all youth players confirm availability

-          All funds raised will go towards new kit for youth age groups !!! everybody benefits if everybody plays

 

 

Hillfoots U18 

Training: Tuesday & Thursday at Alva Academy 1900-2000

If any U18 would like to assist in Minis or Youth coaching for Duke of Edinburgh or for you CV please contact rdo@hillfootsrfc.com asap. 

 

Hillfoots Youth Bag pack Saturday 5th of April

-          Alloa Morrison’s supermarket

-          Please can all youth players confirm availability

-          All funds raised will go towards new kit for youth age groups !!! everybody benefits if everybody plays

 

 

Seniors – 22nd  March  

 

Firsts –  AWAY to Kinross RFC , kick off 1500

Cup

-                      Hillfoots firsts hope to lift the league Cup this Saturday if they get the win.

Good luck to all those involved, make sure you earn it.

 

Seconds –   Home to Arbroath, Kick off 1500

All the team would appreciate your support this Saturday !!

 

Cast Tups (Over 35s)

 

OVER 35s Assemble !!!

 

 

Eddie Inglis Celebration Match

http://noscrumnowin.com/eddie_inglis/

All Hillfoots members young and old are welcome to join us celebrate another Hillfoots legend last match on the Tillicoultry pitches at the feet of the mighty Ochil’s.

Date:29/3/14 kick-off:1400

Let’s fill the park !

Please reserve these Friday evenings of work for the Over 35s social series!!!

25th April

2nd May

9th May

16th May

23rd May

30th May

For more information on these events please contact rdo@hillfootsrfc.com

 

Kind regards

John-Patrick Ward

Hillfoots RFC

Development Officer

E: rdo@hillfootsrfc.com

‘Everybody plays’