October 2017

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.

 

 

 

Hillfoots Weekly News 21 October

 

Last Weekend in Review

Saturday saw the 1st XV travel into deepest Fife to play Kirkcaldy at Beveridge Park!  Despite the travel, ‘Foots came out with all guns blazing and demonstrated some beautiful rugby with great teamwork resulting in a convincing win 53-12.

Sunday was a glorious day for a massive game of tag rugby in the Park.  What a fantastic autumnal background, so much so that even our local MSP re-tweeted my post proclaiming the beauty of the Ochils!

Lots on this weekend with a massive Club photo at 1pm on Saturday – we would love to see everyone in the Park in a Hillfoots shirt or hoodie by the Clubhouse for the biggest photo ever!  Stay on to watch both the 1sts and Rams play at 3pm!

Please remember to sign up for a free test drive with Mitsubishi to earn £30 of kit for the Club – it’s less than an hour of your time!
 

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.

 

Hillfoots 1st XV

Kirkcaldy RFC was the venue for Hillfoots XV latest fixture, Saturday 14th Oct was the date and the weather was ideal for a good game of rugby. Hillfoots started the brighter of the two teams and it was evident that the away venue  was not important for the Hillfoots, who came out guns blazing. Kirkcaldy tried to make an impact by using pick and go’s and some tactical kicking but Hillfoots managed to score 4 tries in the first half. At half time the score was 0-29 to Hillfoots. 

After the break Hillfoots continued to build more pressure on the home team and scored a couple more tries with some well executed team play and some brilliant individual line breaks. However, in the second half Kirkcaldy managed to sustain some pressure and Hillfoots had to defend their 22 for short periods. The second half saw the home team score two tries. Hillfoots replied to each try by scoring their own well-worked tries which saw the visitors stretch their lead and the game finished 53-12. 
Hillfoots XV now prepare for a home game against Morgan and the the Hillfoots Rams also host the Angus Development team this weekend with a 3pm kick off.

It’s a big weekend with both teams at home and the Sponsor’s lunch taking place so come down to Tilly Park and support your local team and enjoy the afternoon’s entertainment. 

 

Not sure who is more competitive,
the kids or the dads!

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!!

The Juniors are back in the park this Sunday while the Youth are playing as Hillkirk (with Falkirk) against Alloa with a 1130am kick off – any support is always welcome!

 

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

 

This weekend’s Action:

Saturday:

  • From 1pm – the Club Photo!  If you have a Hillfoots shirt or hoodie, throw it on for the first ever mass club photo prior to our 1st XV and Rams playing!
  • 1st XV: Home to Morgan, with a 3pm kick off. 
  • Rams:  Home to Angus Development, with a 3pm kick off. 

Sunday:

  • Mass Tag Rugby!  Meet up at 10am for more fun in the park.  Mums, dads, sisters, grandparents – everyone plays!
  • Hillkirk (Youth squad plays with Falkirk under this name!): Away to Alloa, with a 11.30am kick off – support always appreciated in the local derby!
 
 
 
 

 

Hillfoots Weekly News 6 October

 

Last Weekend in Review

All good things must come to an end, and the 1st XV ended their unbeaten streak at the weekend with a hard fought match away to Blairgowrie, losing 27-17.  Lots of good lessons were learned and we will look forward to reversing the result on the return match.

Despite another rain drenched Sunday, both the Juniors and the Youth had another cracking day.  The Juniors welcomed Lenzie RFC to Tilly Park and across all age groups enjoyed playing another team that embraces the ethos of Positive Coaching Scotland – effort, respect and responsibility.  Special thanks to the Mums and Dads who helped with the home baking, teas and coffees! 

Meanwhile in Glenrothes, the combined Youth team of Hillfoots and Falkirk, now known as Hillkirk (better than Fallfoots!) demonstrated great skills despite the slippery ball.  Throughout the match, we gave 3 of our players to the opposition to maximise the boys playing time and ensure that ‘everyone plays’.

Please remember to sign up for a free test drive with Mitsubishi to earn £30 of kit for the Club – it’s less than an hour of your time!
 

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.

 

Finally!  We are delighted to announce that we will have Schiehallion on tap.  It’s great that we can support our local brewery Harviestons!
 

Hillfoots 1st XV

The last game in September 2017 saw another top of the table clash between Hillfoots XV and the hosts Blairgowrie RFC. Both teams were entering the fixture undefeated in the league so there was added pressure for both teams. The game started positively with both trying to exploit weaknesses in the defensive lines. Hillfoots XV conceded a couple of penalties which were converted and put the home side into the lead. The hosts then followed up with a try, which began to put more pressure on the Hillfoots to reply – which they did, scoring a well-worked team try to close the gap.

Unfortunately, there were some areas of the game in which Hillfoots could not dominate in the fashion they have been used to so far this this season, and Blairgowrie managed to score two more tries. Later on the second half, the visitors began to even up the playing field and scored two more tries. One of which was an elegant and well-timed interception by the Hillfoots number 10 (G. Carmichael). Blairgowrie managed to score a couple more penalties and the deficit was too great as the game ended in their favour, 27-17. Hillfoots XV are now looking to the next game at home and prepare to host Kinross RFC.

 

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. 

 

Hillkirk put on a polished performance at Glenrothes

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

 

This weekend’s Action:

Saturday:

  • 1st XV: Home to Kinross, with a 3pm kick off.  

Sunday:

  • Tigers (P1 & P2): Home training 1000-1130.
  • Juniors (P3 to  P7): Home training – please meet in Tilly Park at 1000 for a 1030 kick off.
  • Youth (S1-S2):  The Youth (S1 and S2) are joint training with Falkirk at home – please meet in Tilly Park at 1000 for a 1030 kick off.

 

 

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.

Hillfoots Weekly News 30 September

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Last Weekend in Review

What a busy weekend!  On Saturday, our firsts took on a strong Stirling County 3rd XV and a depleted Rams had a hard day at Howe of Fife.  Sadly the weather took a turn for the worse on Sunday and the Tigers training at home, Juniors playing away to McLaren and Youth playing with Falkirk against Kinross all got soaked to the skin!  Meanwhile, Eddie and I enjoyed the SRU Club Development Conference at Murrayfield – great to share ideas and best practice! 

Please remember to sign up for a free test drive with Mitsubishi to earn £30 of kit for the Club – my test drive is next week!

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.

 

Come along to the club and find out who will be making an appearance…
 

Hillfoots 1st XV

Saturday 23rd Sept was the date for one of the most anticipated games of the season for Hillfoots XV, as Stirling County 3’s were the hosts for one of the top of table clashes of the season. The weather conditions were generous and the venue (Stirling University) was full of rugby as there was a Touch Rugby Festival happening that day. Hillfoots XV arrived and prepared psychologically for the game, whereas their counterparts seemed a little more underprepared. The first half began, and both teams started to test each other’s defensive systems. Hillfoots breached the Stirling line defense on a couple of occasions in the first half with some well organized and high velocity plays. The hosts only managed to score a penalty kick. 
The second half began with the same approach from Hillfoots and the tries began to come a more easily as the Home team defensive line could not contain the visitors for more than 3-4 phases of play. The final score ended up 55-3 to Hillfoots. Now, they prepare for another top of table clash away at Blairgowire RFC.

 

The Rams

 

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?
 

This weekend’s Action:

Saturday:

  • 1st XV: Away to Blairgowrie, with a 3pm kick off.  Check Facebook for timings and bus seat availability – it promises to be a cracking match!

Sunday:

  • Tigers (P1 & P2): Home training 1000-1130.
  • Juniors (P3 to  P7): The juniors welcome Lenzie RFC this weekend, with combined teams at all levels from P3 to P7.  Please meet in Tilly Park 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):  The Youth (S1 and S2) are playing with Falkirk against Glenrothes RFC away.  Please meet up there (KY7 5AH) at 1045 for an 1100 warmup and 1130 kick off. 

 

 

Hillfoots Weekly News 22 September

 

 

Last Weekend in Review!

What a cracking weekend of rugby – the Firsts christened their smart new tops with a 110-14 win over Panmure and the Rams were victorious in the local derby at Alloa, winning 51-7.  Not only that, but our Youth team hosted Falkirk S1/S2s for a combined training session and match, as the Tigers trained in the Park. Meanwhile in Glasgow, the rest of the Junior Club had a cracking day away playing Accies and GHK.

Read on to find out what is on this weekend and please sign up for a free test drive with Mitsubishi to earn £30 of kit for the Club!

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.

Come along to the club and find out who will be making an appearance next week…

Hillfoots 1st XV

Saturday 15th Sept set up to be a great day for rugby, as the weather was cool but sunny, with Hillfoots 1st XV hosting Panmure RFC. The Hillfoots XV started the game well and scored a couple of early tries and the visitors responded with their own 2 tries. The visitors contested well in the first 20 minutes of the game, which took the host team by surprise. As the game continued, Hillfoots started to break through the defensive line on a couple more of occasions and started to stretch Panmure even more, before the end of the half. At half time the score comfortable reflected the possession the home team had. 
The second half saw Hillfoots capitalise on the visitors’ defensive mistakes and the first 20mins of the half saw the hosts playing fast and expansive rugby and putting a few more tries past the visitors without a reply. The game ended well and it was a great game to watch for the home spectators, the game ended 110-14. Hillfoots XV are now preparing for a short away trip to Stirling County 3’s. 

The Rams

The Rams took the short trip along to Alloa for the first local derby of the season on Saturday.
 The match started at a frantic pace with both sides looking to take an early advantage. It was Alloa who opened the scoring with a well taken penalty goal. The Rams retaliated with some probing attacks and were asking questions of the home defence. Centre Jack McClymont finished off a great move when he scored a try near the Alloa posts. Gregor Manson landed the conversion. As the half wore on it was end to end stuff but it was Hillfoots who scored again when McCymont grabbed  his second try of the game and take the Rams into half time with a 12 – 3 lead.
The second half got under way in much the same manner as the first with both sides looking to attack at every opportunity. The Hillfoots lads were more clinical in their finishing an extended their lead through tries from Brendan McNulty and Alex Cameron, Manson added 1 conversion. The home side’s efforts were rewarded when they scored a converted try of their own. The Rams went on to seal the game with tries from Barry Munro, Callum Murray and another from Cameron. Manson added another conversion. Alloa scored another converted try as the match drew to a close.
This was a good performance by the Rams and will hopefully stand them in good stead when they travel to Howe of Fife next Saturday.

Thanks to Lynne and her staff for yet another fantastic Club Lunch prior to the game and the players’ food after the match.  You really can’t beat £15 for a 3 course meal and wine in such great company…  By all accounts it’s Dav’s turn to buy a bottle of port for the next lunch!
Speak to BJ if you can make the next one on 7 October.

 

Who won £400 from the
Century Club?

Congratulations to Club Captain Iain Nicholson who won the Season’s first draw of £400 in the Century Club!  You have to be in it to win it, so sign up here for your chance to win £400 at the Christmas Party!

The Legendary Davie Cree

Congratulations to the legendary Davie Cree on playing his 200th game for Hillfoots RFC!

We plan on celebrating all of our Club Legends at a dinner night in the New Year at the Club, watch this space….

 

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.