Hillfoots RFC Charity Touch Tournament – Saturday 9th June 2018

We’re inviting your rugby club to provide at least one team of 10 to take part in this charity touch rugby tournament, hosted by Hillfoots RFC.

Hi – I’m Alistair Spowage, and this is my 42nd season as a member of Hillfoots RFC.  A couple of years ago, I hoped to mark my 40th by getting involved in the club’s touch rugby tournament in the close season, but before that could happen, I discovered that the old-age pains I had been suffering were actually a result of my having advanced prostate cancer.
So, I’d like to get active this year, and see about helping a great charity, Prostate Scotland, to help people like me – and about 1 in 8 men in the UK who will get prostate cancer at some point in their lives… You can find out more about their work here

Although NHS Scotland and everyone around me are helping me to make good progress towards kicking this into touch, looking at this year’s tournament, it seems I won’t be able to play.

However, maybe YOU can, and my mates at the club would like to invite you to come along to Tillicoultry on Saturday 9th June, get involved with the tournament – either as a player or a spectator – and lend your support to Prostate Scotland.

I’m sure will be an enjoyable event, and I hope to see you there basking in sun, fun and friendship in the Park.


When is it?

Saturday 9th June 2018, from 1pm

What is it?

We’re inviting your club to provide at least one team of 10 to take part in this touch rugby tournament, hosted by Hillfoots RFC. We’ll be raising money for Prostate Scotland and we’d love it if you could be involved.

It will be normal touch rugby rules with the added rule that each team must have at least one female player playing at all times. We’ll organise the tournament so every team gets plenty of games throughout the afternoon. There will be a bar and a BBQ to ensure everyone is well fed and watered.

The entry fee for the tournament is £15 per person. For this fee you will get a beer, a burger and entry to the evening ‘Shorts n Shades’ party in the clubhouse, hosted by local band and friends of the club: Grand Slam. The party will start immediately after the touch tourney is concluded.

Why are we doing it?

Most of us know, or will know, someone affected by prostate cancer or other prostate problems. We’re delighted to be hosting this tournament to raise funds for Prostate Scotland and to raise awareness of the conditions. All profits will be donated to Prostate Scotland. It will also be a cracking day of rugby with friends old and new!

What do I do next?

We’d like a deposit of £50 per team to secure your place (please pay using Go Cardless at this link) and the balance can be paid on the day and fill out the registration form below.  If you have any other questions, please email Derek at [email protected]