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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 


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 to

Tickets cost £25 per person.

To reserve a table or tickets please contact

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. 



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 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

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


Kind regards

John-Patrick Ward

Hillfoots RFC

Development Officer


‘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 (


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