Latest Training Update

November 2017

Weekly Junior Information for 19 November

BLUF:

  • P1 to P7 Home training at the club for 1000 to 1130.
  • Youth are busy!
    • Friday 17th the Youth will be at Kinross Rugby Club for a Friday night game under the flood lights.  Meet at 7pm for a 7:30 kick off.  (1 Muir Grove, Kinross KY13 8BS)
    • Sunday, we’re away to Stirling County 1100 meet for 1130 kick off (Bridgehaugh Park, Causewayhead Rd, Stirling FK9 5AP)
 

Bad Weather and Cancellation Notices

Fingers crossed that the weather will be kind for this weekend and the next!  Thereafter we will be in Alva Academy where we won’t be too hampered by the weather. 

In general we will always try to have some form of training – snow is not an issue, it is more with frost that means no contact and difficulties with studs not getting a grip.  Please ensure that the kids have loads of layers – hats, gloves are all good!

We will endeavour to tweet, post updates on Facebook and if possible also send out a Mailchimp email too! 

 
The mid-week Youth training at the club has seen the boys really improve in the past few weeks and hopefully have developed new skills to take on the rugby pitch.  I have enjoyed sharing one of my other passions with the boys and I hope they all had great fun learning some new skills while testing their fitness.

Barry 

 

Dates for the Diary:

November:

26th Juniors away to Strathendrick 

10th of December marks the beginning of indoor Training at Alva Academy  

 
 

October 2017

Weekly Junior Information for 29 October 2017

 

 

 
 

 

BLUF:
  • P1 to P7 away to Perth.  Gannochy Sports Pavillion, North Inch Perth (PH1 5HS)
  • S1/S2(Hillkirk) Home game against Glenrothes  11 meet for 1130 kick off.
  • Last Chance for Kit: Next week, we will be announcing new sponsors for our Junior shirts and have finalised the design – doesn’t it look awesome!.  This is your very last chance to get a new shirt!   The cost of the Youth/Adult top is £40 and Junior £35. Sizes from 32 to XXXL available.  Email Barry with your order using this link.  Any Questions talk to Barry.
  • Last chance for your Hillfoots Bobble hat too!  See below:
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                    Last week at Hillfoots
Another great Sunday at Hillfoots last weekend.  With our motto of ‘everyone plays’  – all our great players and coaches joining together for fun in the park.  we saw some outstanding concentration from our tigers lasting the duration of the session, as well as silky handling and footwork on display from our players across the board.

One tigers deserves a special mention to Robert Kelly exhibited model sportsmanship as he handed every player their tags back and even picked up the fallen ones to hand to the coaches – well done on your awesome hooker throw your dad would be very proud!

Barry
The youth players enjoyed some martial art pad work along with other drills and exercises.  This cross training is not only very fun but also great for improving their coordination, reaction time, timing as well as a trust for their partners they are working with  even promotes team work.  I am glad they love it as much as I do!

We train every Tuesday from 630 to 8pm. 

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.

 

If you need a Hillfoots Bobble hat to keep your head warm in the winter, please click on the Gocardless link below and one can be yours for £18! The order will be placed on 27 October, so get that Christmas present early!

https://pay.gocardless.com/AL00013MVR0D4P

 

Courses

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 AcademyS1 & 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
 
Dates for the Diary:

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

November:

5 November – Training at Hillfoots
12 November – Juniors away to Dunfermline  

Please also sign up for our internet push message service called ‘Pushcrew’ when you visit the Club website to get the latest info about training.

 

 

 
Dates for the Diary:

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

October:
29th – Youth play Glenrothes at home (S1&S2); and Juniors are away to Perth.

Please also sign up for our internet push message service called ‘Pushcrew’ when you visit the Club website to get the latest info about training.

 

 

 

Weekly Junior Information for 22 October 2017

 

 

BLUF:
  • CHANGE – The Youth will take on Alloa at Falkirk playing as Hillkirk, please meet up there for 1045 for a 1130 kick off.
  • Due to the half term break with a number of kids and coaches away, we will all play a big game of fun tag rugby with all ages mixing together from Tigers to the Mums and Dads (even Grandparents too!) – see you in the Park from 1000!
  • Last Chance for Kit: We are putting a order for some playing Jerseys by Monday at the latest. The cost of the Youth/Adult top is £40 and Junior £35. S to XXL Available.  Email Barry with your order using this link.  Any Questions talk to Barry.
 
                    Last week at Hillfoots
When its the holidays, with large numbers of kids and coaches away, we will play tag rugby to keep everyone’s skills honed!  Our approach is that ‘Everyone plays’ whether you be the youngest P1, or the oldest grandparent!  We started with a massive game of ‘Hawick Ball’ where you can throw the ball forward (easier for the P1s) and then we went into a proper game.  The smaller kids are definitely at an advantage, they are like slippery little elvers and because they are so close to the ground, its hard for the adults to get their tags!

We then split for the youngest kids to play ‘sharks and fishes’ as well as their coaches Susan and Alan attempting to tire them out (not sure that we ever do despite our best efforts!).  This meant that the older kids could play a more competitive game of tag.  The grand finale was the kids against the dads – I am not sure who was more competitive!!

Paddy
 

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.

 

If you need a Hillfoots Bobble hat to keep your head warm in the winter, please click on the Gocardless link below and one can be yours for £18! The order will be placed on 27 October, so get that Christmas present early!

https://pay.gocardless.com/AL00013MVR0D4P

 

Courses

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

 
Dates for the Diary:

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

October:
29th – Youth play Glenrothes at home (S1&S2); and Juniors are away to Perth.

Please also sign up for our internet push message service called ‘Pushcrew’ when you visit the Club website to get the latest info about training.

 

 

 

Weekly Junior Information for 8 October 2017

 

 

BLUF:
  • 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!

Courses

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

October:

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

Please also sign up for our internet push message service called ‘Pushcrew’ when you visit the Club website to get the latest info about training.

 

 

September 2017

Weekly Junior Information for 1 October 2017

 
BLUF:
  • Tigers (P1 & P2): Home training 1000-1130.
  • Juniors (P3 to  P7): The juniors welcome Lenzie RFC at home this weekend, with combined teams at all levels from P3 to P7.  Please meet up in Tilly Park as usual at 1000 for a 1030 kick off.
  • Mums & Dads:  Please help out and renew the Club’s reputation for great hosting again this season with your home baking, teas and coffees.  Many hands make light work! 
  • Youth (S1-S2):  Following on from the success of last week’s combined game, the Youth (S1 and s2) are playing with Falkirk against Glenrothes RFC away (KY7 5AH ).  Please meet up at Glenrothes  at 1045 for an 1100 warmup and 1130 kick off. 
  • Please note the article and SRU statement about tackling below.
  • Autumn International Tickets:  Please be aware that the demand for tickets exceeded the supply by 141% and both the Australia and NZ matches are completely sold out already.  We hope to be able to bring some good news in the next week or so – keep those fingers crossed!
 

Message from the Junior Convenor

This weekend we are at home against Lenzie and we really need a good turnout as there are a couple of cub camps and we will have depleted numbers.

I have spoken to the coaches at Dollar Academy about P6 and P7 players and they are keen that these age groups continue to play for Hillfoots.  There has been concern about whether players can turn out for both teams and we can confirm that they can and encouraging players to experience a variety of coaching methods and games is useful for development. It would be great to see more players this weekend. Reece McCallister (Dollar Academy 1st XV) has joined the coaching staff and he and Eddie Hall have agreed to coach the P6/7 group on a regular basis.

If any parents fancy helping with the coaching then you will be very welcome and we can also help with getting you qualified!

Nick
 

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.

 

Could it have got any wetter?

The Junior section visited the home of McLaren in Callander on Sunday. In spite of the torrential rain, we had a number of players from p3, 4, 5 and 6. We were able to field mixed age teams and were successful at p4/5 with the other teams also enjoying positive results. Many thanks to the players who turned out and of course to the parents who braced the conditions, we could not do this without you!!
 

Youth take on Kinross with Falkirk 

The Youth section combined with Falkirk RFC in our first collaboration at S1 and S2 level, taking on our old rivals Kinross RFC.  While it was not as wet as Callendar, the conditions were far from ideal, yet the boys all stuck in and enjoyed the match.  The big question is whether we should be Falfoots or Hillkirk?
 

Should tackling be banned?

You can’t have missed the debate about contact and tackling in school rugby.  Writing in an opinion piece for the British Medical Journal, Prof Pollock and Graham Kirkwood, also from Newcastle University, said that governments had “a duty to protect children from risks of injury and to ensure safety of children” under a United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Article 19).  Prof Pollock said children who wanted to could still play contact rugby outside school, for clubs, but schools should not be able to enforce contact rugby.

A SRU spokesman told the Dundee Courier:

“Scottish Rugby is committed to player welfare at every level of the game.  Our ‘RugbyRight’ training programme is mandatory for all coaches, teachers and referees who are required each season to complete the course to ensure players can enjoy the game in a safe and informed environment.  Course modules include player welfare, safe coaching and safe contact techniques and are completed by over 4,500 coaches annually.

Rugby for young people at schools and clubs exists in different forms, both non-contact and contact depending on age, and significant work has been undertaken to develop a structured progression to cover the introduction, playing, teaching and refereeing of the game from child to adult level to maximise player safety.

Every sport carries a degree of physical risk, but we believe the health and social benefits to young people in being active and enjoying sport are far greater.”

You can read the excellent article in the Courier at this link

 
Courses

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.
 
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
 
 

 
Dates for the Diary:

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

October:
8th – Home training for everyone

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

Please also sign up for our internet push message service called ‘Pushcrew’ when you visit the Club website to get the latest info about training.

Weekly Junior Information for 24 September 2017


BLUF:

    • Tigers (P1 & P2): Home training 1000-1130.
    • Juniors (P3 to  P7): The juniors are away to McLaren RFC (park in the Primary School Car Park, 6 Bridgend, Callander FK17 8AH) with combined teams at all levels from P3 to P7.  Please meet there at 1000 for a 1030 kick off.
    • Youth (S1-S2):  Following on from the success of last week’s combined training, the Youth (S1 and up) are playing with Falkirk against Kinross RFC at Falkirk (FK2 7YW). Please meet up there at 1015 for an 1100 kick off. 
    • We will endeavour to update FacebookTwitter and our webpage with this training update by Friday afternoon at the latest.  If you are not getting these emails, please check your Spam/Junk and if still not there ask another parent to forward it to you using the button above and let your coach know.

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.


Fun and Games at Accies!

The Junior section travelled to the home of Glasgow Accies, joining with GHK. We had 3 P6 players who joined a Barbarian side with GHK to take on Glasgow Accies, winning both games (well done to Finn, Alex and Robert!). The P5 side continued their unbeaten run with comprehensive wins over two Accies sides and two GHK sides. The Accies and GHK coaches were particularly impressed with the P5 tackling and rucking as well as the speed of the players. Well done boys! Thanks must go to the parents who made the journey for this hastily rearranged fixture. The President of Accies is keen to ensure a repeat fixture next year and they will be visiting Hillfoots in March.


Dates for the Diary:

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

October:
1st – Juniors have matches against Lenzie at home; Youth will have training at home.

8th – Home training for everyone.

Please also sign up for our internet push message service called ‘Pushcrew’ when you visit the Club website to get the latest info about training.

Weekly Junior Information for 17 September 2017


BLUF:

    • THERE HAS BEEN A CHANGE OF VENUE FOR SUNDAY!! We are now playing GHK and Glasgow Accies away at Accies ground in Glasgow (18 Helensburgh Dr, Glasgow G13 1RS).  GHK were meant to come to us, but their fixture secretary double booked them and we were asked if we could go to Accies instead of us hosting GHK – this way we can get 3 games rather than just 2!!!  Please let us or your coaches know as soon as possible if you can make it so that we can let Accies know for catering purposes. P3-P7 away and P1-P2 will train at home as usual. Don’t forget to bring your gum shield and water.
    • The Youth (S1 and up) are training at home from 1000 until 1145.  We will be training with Falkirk RFC.
    • Some have asked for a Facebook Group to help organise teas and coffees, which is greatly appreciated.  Please search for ‘Hillfoots Junior RFC Supporters’ in Facebook Groups and request to join. 

Autumn Internationals

We now have the link to the Kids tickets – with the normal tickets sold out, this might be your only chance to get tickets!  We will only make this offer for the All Black and Australia matches.  

A few things to note:

  • We are limited to parents accompanying kids and a few extra chaperones (eg 40x U18s means a maximum of 10x adults), we will try to maximise the ticket bid where possible, but be aware that we will need to ensure the right number of PVG’ed adults as a priority.
  • Tickets are allocated by the SRU on a first come first served basis, so we cannot guarantee your tickets.
  • The first batch have been requested.
  • The next deadline will be 30 September – still 2 weeks before the SRU deadline – but I think even the kids tickets will be sold out by then…

Please click on the link below to pay for your tickets through GoCardless. Once you have made your payment please email [email protected] to confirm which match you want your tickets for and confirm your request in terms of numbers of child and adult tickets, as well as whether you wish to take a bus with the Club.

The links are below – sadly I cannot make every possible combination, so please make multiple payments to fit your order if you need to:

July 2017

Family Friendly Summer Tag Rugby back again this Friday!

Family Friendly Summer Tag Rugby

Our summer series of fortnightly family friendly tag rugby continues this Friday evening at 6pm.  We will play till about 7:15pm and then retire to the Clubhouse for a BBQ.

  • It embodies our Club motto ‘Everybody plays’ – so everyone from 4 to 84 whether boy, girl, mum, dad, granddad or even grandma can play!  

  • It’s also a great way to start the weekend – a BBQ (so no washing up dishes!) and perhaps a beer or two from the bar (adults only!).  It’s a bring your own/self-service BBQ – so bring whatever you want to eat and you can cook it on the Club’s BBQ.

Fingers crossed for good weather – see you on Friday!

Youth Training Restarts on Tuesday 

Our youth training will resume at Tilly Park next Tuesday and Thursday.  Come along to start at 7pm when Ian Hamilton our Senior Coach will lead a session focussed on skills, strength and conditioning.  We will do the same training as the seniors at the start, but obviously will do any contact within our proper age bands.  Barry Munro our new RDO will lead the training sessions every Tuesday and Thursday prior to the schools going back, we can then discuss whether you want to continue the mid week training once you start back at school.

 

March 2017

Weekly Junior Information for 26 March 2017


BLUF:

  • Everyone is Home training this week at Hillfoots 1000 – 1130.

  • Please book your places on the Easter Rugby Camp and the P6, P7 and S1 Tour to Yorkshire – if you have booked, please check with Paddy that your name is on the list!


Hillfoots RFC are inviting you to join in the fun at our ‘Key National Themes’ Easter Camp.

As part of Clackmannanshire Council’s Active Easter Programme, Hillfoots will run a Key National Themes camp from Monday 3rd to Friday the 7th of April (first week of the Easter Holidays). The Camp will start at 9am and finish at 12.30pm each day. You do not have to be a member of the Club to attend this fantastic sporting event. Hillfoots is inviting boys and girls aged 5 to 14 to come and learn some fantastic fundamental skills from our highly accredited coaching team.

The Camp costs £50 for the five days of coaching or £10 a day.

Could I please ask you to re-book your place by emailing Paddy[email protected]


Hillfoots Annual Tour to Yorkshire

Building on the incredible success of the past five seasons, we’re delighted to announce that we are in the final stages of planning for our tour this year . Full details are below, so please register your interest by email on this link.

What?

This year, we will be playing Aireborough RFC in Leeds!  We will be staying in the excellent Carlton Lodge Outdoor Centre again for the Friday and Sat nights. The structure of the weekend is planned in outline as follows:

 

Fri 1 May

  • 4pm assemble in the clubhouse, 4.30 depart in bus to Carlton Minniot
  • Dinner on the way at Tebay Services
  • Arrive around 9pm, bed by 10pm!

Sat 2 May – all day                 

  • Morning – We will vote on whether to re-visit the excellent Leeds Armoury; or visit York and the National Railways Museum!
  • Afternoon – a range of team building and challenging activities during this day at the centre, focussing on team building, creative thinking and communication, including the Outdoor assault course, zipwires and the legendary raft building and race!!
  • Evening Entertainment – Kangaroo Court….

Sun 3 May – morning

  • Matches start at 10am
  • BBQ festival lunch
  • Leave at 2pm
  • Arrive at the Clubhouse around 6-7pm

 

Who?

This tour has a maximum of 30 places in total available, as a result, we are limiting this tour to P6, P7 and S1 age groups only at this stage.  There may be some places available for S2 players if they want to go for a fourth year nearer the time!

How much?

We have secured a really great deal with the centre and hope to keep the cost of the tour to £150 again this year, this will be finalised by 31 March.  This will cover the cost of a tour top, the coach throughout the tour, the B&B accommodation costs for the two nights, including a packed lunch on both days and dinner on the Saturday evening as well as the afternoon’s activities at the Centre.  The best way to pay is by electronic transfer, the bank details for the club is Sort Code:82-68-17 and Account Number 00037235 (it is the Clydesdale Bank in Tillicoultry).  Can you please make sure you put the following in the reference ‘JT-your surname’ in the reference (eg for me it would be ‘JT-Sherrard’).

Please reserve your place with a £50 deposit, payable by 31 March 2015, with final payment due by 24 April 2015.

 

 



Hillfoots RFC Dinner Dance & Awards - 6th May 2017

Calling all HRFC Players, Coaches, Members, Parents & Friends…

The annual Hillfoots RFC Dinner Dance and Awards Ceremony will take place on Saturday 6th May in the Devonvale Hall.  Please come along to celebrate the club’s year and enjoy an evening of good food, music and friendship.

Tickets £30 including:

3-course dinner
Season Awards
Dancing to Ceilidhdonia
Licensed Bar ’til midnight

Tickets from [email protected] 


Dates for the Diary:

2nd April:

  • Home Training for everyone.

3rd-7th April:

  • Easter Rugby Camp – from 1000-1400 each day, focusing on your Key National Themes.

9th April:

  • Home Training for everyone.

16th April:

  • No Training – Easter Sunday.

23rd April:

  • Hillfoots Mini Tournament – this is our big day of the season!  We will have six clubs playing on the park and will need all hands on deck for home baking, teas and coffees!  Please speak to Paddy on Sunday if you can help out.

30th April:

  • Final Home Training for the Season and End of Season Awards.

Weekly Junior Information for 19 March 2017

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BLUF:
  • It’s the big day of our festival we will have nearly 300 kids playing rugby on the park!  
  • Fingers crossed for great weather!  Matches will be played from 1200-1430.
  • Its also the Alloa Half Marathon, so note the key period for the marathon through Tilly is 1030-1100.  To avoid this, please come along early at the normal time of 1000 and help set up!
  • Mums & Dads, we will need your help to make the day run smoothly, from bringing your fantastic home baking, to helping out with teas and coffees, to helping the coaches organise the matches – the kids cannot have a fun day without your support!
  • Youth – training at the Newfield in Dollar 1000-1130, or if you can’t get to Dollar, turn up and help out with the festival and you will be paid in hot dogs!

 

Hillfoots Rugby Festival 2017

On Sunday, we are hosting: Currie, Glasgow High Kelvinside, McLaren, Mackie, Kinross and Strathendrick.  Each club has been invited to bring teams from P3 through to P7. 

This is our biggest fund raising day of the year – we need your help, so please Mums and Dads:

– Bring along some baking (whether from home or the Co-op!).
– Help out with the teas and coffees (we will have a rota so you can see your kids play as well as help out).
– Help with the hot dogs.
– Help set up the pitches and return the park to normal at the end!

Note the car park will be out of bounds and parking will be difficult, so arrive early for easy parking!

 

Each age group will have two adjacent pitches.

  • P3:  Touch tournament will be located on the lower end of the park on Pitches marked B nearest the clubhouse.
  • P4: Tournament will be located on the football pitch on Pitch Area C.
  • P5: Tournament will be located on the 2nd XV pitch at Pitch Area D.
  • P6: Tournament will be located on the 2nd XV pitch at Pitch Area E.
  • P7: Tournament will be located on the 1st XV pitch at on Pitch Area F.

The aim of the day is to have as many kids playing as many matches as possible – flexibility will be key!
 
There will be no central briefing – All age group coaches will meet up with the Hillfoots coach for their age group at 1150 to confirm playing times and numbers on the pitch for each age group.  We hope to have the kick offs at 1200 and to finish no later than 1430.

 

Dates for the Diary:

26th of March

  • Home training for everyone (early finish for Mothers’ Day!) – lets try not to get too mucky!

Please note that the Website calendar is now up to date and has all of our summer Tag Training detailed – more to follow!  
Please also sign up for our internet push message service to get the latest info about training.

 

 

 

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