Weekly Junior Information for 8 October 2017



  • Tigers (P1 & P2): Home training 1000-1130.
  • Juniors (P3 to  P7): after are great games with Lenzie last weekend am sure the players will be up for some great Training Home training 1000-1130.
  • Youth (S1-S2): First off well done to are boys at the weekend, who alongside their staunch allies Falkirk, playing as Hillkirk took victory from a admiral Glenrothes side. Building on that momentum this Sunday with Home Training 1000-1130.
  • Autumn International Tickets:  Great news – we have our allocation of tickets!  You are aware that the demand for tickets exceeded the supply by 141% and we have been upgraded to better seats, but that comes at a cost I am afraid of £2.50 per ticket – please see below for more details.
  • Kit: We are putting a order for some playing Jerseys. the cost of …Youth top  £40 and Junior £35. S to XXL Available.  Email Barry with your order using this link.  Any Questions talk to Barry.

Free Kit for the Club!

The SRU have teamed up with Mitsubishi to offer Clubs rugby kit if their members book a test drive through our local dealer in Stirling. An hour of your time will get the Club £30 worth of kit! So if you have an hour spare in the next few weeks, please sign up through the link below!

Hillfoots RFC are part of the Kit 4 Clubs scheme and we need your help to raise funds. Follow the link here to help us earn money towards new kit and equipment courtesy of Mitsubishi Motors in the UK.

You can find out more in this clip here.

Would you love to be a Scotland mascot at the 2017 Autumn Tests?

Paddy the President of the Hillfoots has the opportunity to nominate a boy or girl aged between 8 and 12 for the chance to be a team mascot and stand with the Scotland team during the national anthems at this November against New Zealand (Saturday 18 November) or Australia (Saturday 25 November).

The lucky winners drawn from Clubs across Scotland will also receive three tickets to the game – one for the mascot and two for accompanying adults to enjoy the day with them!  Let us know by 11 October why you should be the mascot using this link and the best entry will be forwarded to Murrayfield, where the winner will be chosen on Monday 16 October.

Talks, Touch, Sidesteps and Scrums. 

Great games last week against Lenzie RFC – what a great team to play!  Well matched game at every age group. some P6/P7’s first taste of the scrum too.  The P4/P5 showed some great skills and style, and showed character in the face of a stern test against Lenzie.  The Tigers are also showing great potential with  the tackle shields and coaches flying everywhere!

Carl was giving a great teamtalk at the weekend, P4s are a bit light on numbers just now, which has its limitations but also has its benefits as it allows great coaches like Carl to bring on the players’ skills in all fields.  Due to more 1to1 time and by understanding the needs of the player to facilitate a fun, positive and creative learning environment for them to thrive. 

A great finale to the Tuesday night touch sessions with 26 players having fun in the park!  Touch will continue on Thursdays at Alva Academy 7-8pm on the Astro – remember no metal studs. 

Tuesday nights will remain Youth training from 6:30-8pm in Tilly Park until the end of November when we move to Alva Academy Astro too.

Hillkirk’s first match a resounding success!

The Youth side travelled to Fife on a rather dreich Sunday to take on a 12 man Glenrothes side.  From the outset, three of our players volunteered to play for the opposition to make it 15 a-side, which we swapped for each of the three ‘halves’.  Some great individual efforts in the first third saw us stretch into the lead by four tries.  By the second third and having reinforced the opposition with some of our stronger players , we saw a greater contest with a further 2 tries being scored by Hillkirk and 3 tries by Glenrothes (including one from one of our players!).  In the final third, we focussed on our set piece and second phase ball and played some fantastic rugby despite the slippery ball and sodden pitch.  While we finished up with a total of 8 tries to 4, more importantly, everyone (and that’s both sides) came off the pitch in good spirits having enjoyed their morning.  Thanks to Glenrothes for a really enjoyable morning and great stovies to warm us up!


If you would like to volunteer to help the rugby club, the following courses are available for you to get qualified either as a coach or a first aider.  If the course is not free, the club will pay you any fee that the SRU has charged, on successful completion of your course, if you can commit to help coach on a Sunday.
World Rugby First Aid in Rugby Level 1, Course Cost: £35

Sunday 15 October (10am-4pm) Stirling County RFC  UKCC Level 1: Coaching Children Rugby Union, Course Cost: £65
Saturday 7 October 2017 (9am-5pm), Sunday 8 October 2017 (9am-5pm) at Lornshill Academy

S1 & U16 Coaches – ‘Foundation Defence’, free:
Monday 16th October – Dunfermline RFC – Foundation Defence – Dunfermline RFC
U18 & Senior Teams – ‘Developing Defence’, free:

Monday 30th October – Developing Defence – Stirling (Forthbank)
Coaching Micro Rugby, free:  

Sunday 5th November – Coaching Micro Rugby – Stirling County RFC

Autumn International Tickets

Autumn International Tickets:  Great news – we have our allocation of tickets!  You are aware that the demand for tickets exceeded the supply by 141% and we have been upgraded to better seats, but that comes at a cost I am afraid of £2.50 per ticket – please click on the link below to pay using Go-Cardless:

If you need to, please use a multiple of the above options to cover the cost.  We will be in touch to confirm when the tickets can be collected.

Dates for the Diary:

Please check the website for the most up-to-date fixtures


15th – Home training for everyone (Half-term)

22nd – Home training for the Juniors, while Youth are playing Alloa at Falkirk (Half-term)

29th – Youth play Glenrothes Home (S1&S2); and Juniors are away to Perth

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