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Easter Rugby Camp 6-10th April 2015

Hello Rugby Enthusiasts & Beginners 

Summer Camp

On the 6-10th April 2015 at 10 am Hillfoots Rugby Camp is back by popular demand !!! 

Players of ALL abilities are welcome to join in the fun from ages 5 (P1) to U14 (S3) for Girls & Boys. 

The Rugby Camp focuses on rugby’s four fundamental skills (Tackling, Catching , Ball Presentation and Offload). Each of these fundamental skills will be learned over the course of the week and tested in controlled game situations. 

The Rugby Camp is a great opportunity for new friendships, life experiences and fun. The life lessons & experiences rugby teaches young people are essential for future success. The Rugby Camp will promote enjoyment, leadership, respect, engagement and achievement.

For more information on the camp please see below for Camp Information Pack and Registration form. 

Easter camp 2015 reg form

Easter Camp 2015 welcome pack

Easter Camp 2015

If you have any further questions please contact asap 

Kind regards 

JP Ward

Hillfoots Development Officer 


P7 Summer rugby


Hillfoots  Rugby Camp 2012

Hillfoots Minis Festival 22nd March 2015

Hello Hillfoots & Visiting Clubs 

Having Fun

Having Fun

This Sunday Hillfoots RFC celebrates another great season with our annual Minis Festival. 

Hillfoots RFC welcomes, Kinross, Linlithgow, Grangemouth, Glenrothes & Watsonians

Hillfoots Junior Section asks all teams to register at 1000 with the blue registration tent

We will then hope to have a quick festival meeting at 1015 to ensure clarity of festival schedule. 

After introductions and confirmations have taken place we hope to kick off the first festival matches at 1030.

For all your questions and festival needs please read our festival information pack below. 

Central festival guidelines

Pitch Plan

HRFC Team Information Pack

If you have not found the answer from links above please contact JP Ward Hillfoots Development Officer via 

Kind regards 

JP Ward 

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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 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.

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

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 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



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 !!!!



-                      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


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 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


-                      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

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


Kind regards

John-Patrick Ward

Hillfoots RFC

Development Officer


‘Everybody plays’



Hillfoots’ ambition rewarded with RBS Club of the Month Award

Scottish Rugby council member, Graham Kerr, presents the RBS Club of the Month trophy to Peter Norman, President of Hillfoots Rugby Club.

Pictured: Scottish Rugby council member, Graham Kerr, presents the RBS Club of the Month trophy to Peter Norman, President of Hillfoots Rugby Club.

Clackmannanshire club, Hillfoots, have been awarded with November’s RBS Club of the Month trophy – the second time they have picked up the monthly accolade.

Playing out of Tillicoultry Public Park, the Midlands club are showing great development across the board progressing in all sections from junior to senior. Their first XV have gone undefeated in all league games, taking them to the summit of RBS Caledonia Division 2 Midlands.

Hillfoots President, Peter Norman, said: “Being voted as RBS Club of the Month is a fantastic achievement for us at Hillfoots as we continually strive to improve as a club and the award comes as recognition of this.

“The first XV have been going extremely well this season – especially after a rough time last year – and this has definitely given the club a great boost in recent months.

However, it was not this that impressed the judges most, but the effort shown in encouraging new, fresh talent into the club. This year Hillfoots have introduced 67 new junior members to the club, 30 of whom are eligible for the S1/2 squad which has been bolstered by the club’s close working link with nearby Alva Academy.

In their first year in a competitive league, the Hillfoots under-16 side went unbeaten, in turn being crowned league champions. As well as this, there has been a resurgence in the under-18 section of the club, an area in which Hillfoots haven’t previously been able to field a side.

Norman continued: “This year we’ve seen an influx in the number of junior members in the club, especially between the ages of six and 11, which is brilliant for us to see.

“The kids just seem to keep turning up and I believe this is due to the work we are doing within the community, becoming more recognised as providing a great family environment and overall a fantastic place to be involved.

“There’s now a huge drive in Tillicoultry and nearby Dollar, as well as local schools, to get young people involved in the sport, and we believe Hillfoots is an ideal place for them to start.

“We now have 35 qualified coaches at Hillfoots, which is helping to develop players at all levels in the club. Many of the coaches are also parents, joining after seeing the fun their kids are having, looking to get involved in the family buzz that has always been at the heart of the club.”

The club also regularly field a second XV who compete in the RBS Caledonia Division 4 Midlands, as well as a social over-35s side known as the Cast Tups.

In the month of November, Hillfoots maintained an excellent discipline record with no recorded cardings.

The club have clear and ambitious intentions for their future, not only with their Recruit, Retain and Develop strategy, yet with the launch of Project 2020, a scheme in which Hillfoots look to develop their entire infrastructure to facilitate their growing playing and social community.

Norman said: “As a club we developed Project 2020, which looks at improving everything from the playing side of things to the facilities we have available.

“We see improving our facilities as a great way to encourage new members to Hillfoots and hope that it will help us continue to grow and progress as a club.”

As part of Project 2020, Hillfoots have purchased portable floodlights – with the help of a cash injection from Scottish Rugby’s Club Facilities Fund – so they can continue to train outside in the winter months.

Norman concluded: “We’re delighted that we were able to purchase the floodlights and we extend our thanks to Scottish Rugby for their charitable grant.

“Before in the winter months we have had to look for alternative locations to train, taking players away from the clubhouse. Now, with the floodlights, we can continue to train at our home ground and make use of the great facilities we have to offer.”

Scottish Rugby contributed a sum of £2000, vital for the Caledonia regional club to purchase the floodlights and a secure unit in which they can be kept.

Scottish Rugby makes money available for donation each season via the Club Facilities Fund. Member clubs can apply for a contribution of up to 50% of the cost of a facilities maintenance or improvement project and no more than £2000. The funding is available to make clubs more attractive places to train, play and socialise for current and potential players.

Neil Carrie, Partnership and Projects Manager at Scottish Rugby, said: “We are delighted to be able to support Hillfoots with their ongoing growth and development.

“These portable lights will make an important improvement to the training environment they provide to their growing junior and youth membership.”

Hillfoots were also successful in securing a grant of £2,000 from sported., the UK’s leading sporting legacy charity of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.  A membership organisation which provides support to community and grassroots organisations that are committed to delivering ‘sport for development’ in 11-25 year-olds, sported. were particularly impressed by Hillfoots’ track record on inclusivity and Positive Coaching.

As well as a trophy and the £1000 to be invested in the continued development of the club, the winners of RBS Club of the Month will be given a table of ten at the Club awards dinner, on Friday 30 May 2014, and a chance to win RBS Club of the Season. They will also receive up to £500 towards travel and accommodation for the dinner.

RBS Rugby Force Whirlwind Hitting Hillfoots this Saturday

Hello Hillfoots

This Saturday 10th of August at 10am project RBS Rugby Force  hits Hillfoots RFC. 

We invite all members to come down and join the team effort to get the club looking ship shape for the new 2013 rugby season. 

The Club bar and BBQ will be open for business throughout the duration of the day.

See you Saturday !! 10am 

Kind regard 


Hillfoots Weekly News 23 May ’13

Hello Everyone


What’s Happening @ Hillfoots RFC

  • Cast Tups (Over 35’s social rugby)
  • Minis & Youth Summer Training
  • Dollar Gala Rugby 7′s & Tigers’ Assault Course
  • Feedback on the Season



Cast Tups Social Rugby Series


This Friday (24/5/13) the Cast Tups are back in action at Alloa RFC.

Please could all players meet at Alloa RFC for 1845 for a 1900 kick off.

Please contact Edward Inglis @ if you would like to join in the Cast Tup fun.

Also if you have a HRFC playing jersey at home please return it to HRFC Clubhouse asap.

 Fixtures on the horizon

-         Saturday 1st June Golden Oldies Festival @ Highland RFC ***** Event of the Year

-         Saturday 8th June Social Rugby Series @ Creiff RFC – remarkably it is the same weekend as the towns beer festival…. What a coincidence!!  


Minis & Youth Summer Training

This summer Hillfoots is taking advantage of the sunny weather (touch wood) with evening training sessions for our Junior age groups.

  • Minis training is every Monday 1800 till 1900. We will be focusing on tackling, passing, ball presentation and offloading. These sessions will be FUN !!! With games of rugby rounder’s, kicking golf, king of the ring & rugby football to end each session.
  • Youth training

-          Strength & Conditioning U14-18 Monday 1800 till 2000. These sessions aims are to improve players physical competencies & develop a basic understanding of body weight training.

-          U14 Rugby Training Tuesday 1800 till 2000. These training sessions will focus on rugby fundamental skills (tackling, passing, ball presentation and offloading).

-          U16 & 18 Training Thursday 1800 till 2000.  These training sessions will focus on rugby fundamental skills, Forwards & Backs game shape & sense.


Dollar Gala Saturday 1st June DG7’s

Next Saturday Hillfoots will leading the amusements with our world famous TIGERS Assault Course & Dollar Gala Rugby 7s Festival #DG7’s.

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 Hillfoots prizes.


The Dollar Gala Rugby 7s will be for age groups P4 to S2 (8 to 12 yrs old). There will be two tiers 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 the team while their not playing. 

Please can all teams/ players contact asap to ensure their place! Don’t worry if you don’t have a team players will be allocated a team on the day.


DG7S  Saturday 1st June 2013 Information

- Registration 1300

- Warm Up 1315

- Kick off 1330

- 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 !!


There is also a rugby session on Wednesday 29th of May at Dollar Civic Centre 1700-1830 for all teams to brush up on their rugby knowledge and skills.


Hillfoots Season 2012-13 Review

Hey Everyone , thanks again for an incredible rugby season.

To ensure next years is just as good if not better please email your thoughts on the season!


-          Season duration – too long too short ?

-          Indoor training – how could we make it better ?

-          Favourite fixture – travel , welcoming, level of rugby?

-          Sunday mornings – weather, hot drinks, clubhouse ?

-          Communication – weekly emails, website, teamer?

-          Parties – Xmas and EOS awards – how could we make them better?

-          Camps – would you pay more or not, free t shirt/ kit good or bad, any changes you would make?


Your thoughts to these questions would be much appreciated.

Out of interest would a survey simplify this process and be easier for you? 

Rotary Club of Alloa annual Ben Cleuch Hill Walk


Rotary Sponsored Hill Walk – Sunday 2 June 2013

In aid of Local Organisations


The Rotary Club of Alloa has organised sponsored Hill Walks in The Ochil Hills for some thirty years and, based on this experience, provide the following information for the benefit of those taking part.

PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE GOLF CLUB CAR PARK. Parking is limited, and you should consider this when making plans for arrival and pick up.


The walk is from the public car park close to Alva Golf Club to the top of Ben Cleuch, a height of some 2,400 feet and a total round trip of about 10 km; for much of the route you will follow a path or track. The entire route will be risk assessed.


To comply with HMRC regulations, monies pledged require to be accounted for by The Rotary Club of Alloa and once this is done, all monies, minus the gift aid portion, will be returned to your organisation.  


Walkers can set of any time between 8.30am and 11.00am. No walkers will be allowed to start after 11.00am.


Walkers are asked to check in at the Alva Glen car park where they should hand in their sponsor sheet(s). Each walker will be given a hill top check card which will be verified by the stewards at the top of Ben Cleuch. Sponsor sheets will be returned to the walkers when they return their hill top card to the check in.


The walk will be stewarded throughout to ensure no one gets lost or strays from the route. The Ochil Hills Mountain Rescue Team, although not directly involved, will be in the vicinity. Ample mobile communications will ensure speedy response in the event of anyone requiring assistance.


Any young person under 16 years of age MUST be supervised and accompanied by responsible adults AT ALL TIMES. They will not be allowed on the hill otherwise.


Free refreshments in the form of water, tea or coffee and snacks will be available at the sheep pen.




After the walk, BBQ refreshments will be available in the Alva Glen Car Park. You may wish to give a donation for your burger. This will be a great opportunity to relax and reminisce about the days events.


In the event of adverse weather conditions the organisers will make the decision as to whether the sponsored walk will take place or not. Their decision will be final.


You are responsible for ensuring that you and your walkers wear suitable footwear and warm clothing. Remember, although it may be a warm day, it can still be quite chilly at the top of Ben Cleuch.


When you have collected in all your pledged sponsor money, your completed sponsor sheet(s), with gift aid column completed, where appropriate, and all monies pledged, should be handed in on the day at the check in desk or returned in their entirety to Hector Nicolson, Rotary Club of Alloa at the undernoted address as soon as possible and in any event, by Sunday 16 June, 2013. . 


Remember, all monies pledged, minus gift aid portion, will be returned to benefit your charity or organisation.


Early notification would be appreciated


t: 01259 750040   m: 07986880990   e:

a: 16Sandy Knowe,Tillicoultry,FK13 6RG


Hillfoots RFC AGM 1900 Kick off 23.5.13

Hi Everyone,

Just a reminder that the Hillfoots Annual General Meeting is tonight in the clubhouse.

It’s been another stellar season for the club in many respects, and the committee would love to see as many of you as possible attend on Thursday night, when President Peter Norman will present a short summary of the season, along with the other committee members.

Hillfoots is YOUR club – it is run by a group of willing and committed volunteers but we continue to need – and would greatly benefit from – strengthening the committee with people with relevant experience of running what is now a thriving and complex enterprise. Committee positions are up for election tomorrow evening and so if you think you can add some expertise and energy to the running of the club, do please come down and stand for election.


Finally the committee also hopes to give everyone a short update on the status of our 2020 project for the re-development of the club, our plans to continue to allow Hillfoots to grow and prosper for the future. So do please make an effort to come down and have your say, and join fellow members, young and old for an end of season drink or two at this important event in the club’s annual calendar.