Hillfoots Training News for Sunday 4th November

Hillfoots Training News for Sunday 4th November


Hello Hillfoots!


For the first time ever, this weekly update email now contains information for the whole club membership!!*

As part of our commitment to Positive Coaching, a key strand of this is to develop closer links between ALL sections of Hillfoots

so EVERYONE in the club knows what is going on.


Please see below for full details.








  1. 1.    Club Events and Information
  2. 2.    MINIS
  3. 3.    YOUTH
  4. 4.    SENIOR



Hillfoots RFC Events and Information

–          NZ All Blacks International

–          Bag Pack

–          Speakers Dinner

–          Minis Coaches WANTED

–          Kit for sale 

NZ International

This is the last call for all those who have not paid for their tickets. Please contact Mike Power or JP Ward ASAP if you have not paid for your tickets to arrange payment NOW – or we will sell them to someone else!!

We have another new club record! Yes, 210 people from Hillfoots are going to this game, a record shattering total almost doubling our previous record of two years ago!! Hillfoots RFC has ordered three coaches for the New Zealand match so please take advantage because parking is always a nightmare at Murrayfield. The coach costs £6 per seat. Please contact JP Ward or Mike Power ASAP to reserve your seat on the coach. 

Hillfoots RFC bag pack

On Saturday 17th of November from 1000-1700 we are bag packing at the Alloa Tesco. This will be a club effort where we will have teams allocated to specific time slots. Please could you register your availability to Mike Power or JP Ward by the end of this week. There will be strict rules to ensure safety, customer satisfaction and to make sure we are invited back next year!! Protocol document will be sent out ASAP.


Speakers’ Night/Gentlemen’s Evening – Saturday 17 November at the Alva Masonic Hall

To celebrate a great day of fundraising Hillfoots has arrange an over 18s dinner for all. We can now confirm that the two speakers will be Chic Young (a very famous Scottish footballing commentator if you didn’t already know!) & Scott Glynn who is recognised on the circuit as one of the top rugby speakers. 

This event will take place in the Masonic Hall in Alva starting at 19.00.  Dress code is “Smart”.  Gentlemen AND ladies are welcome, as long as all understand that this is an adult evening with speakers to match!

Delicious 4 course dinner, Fundraising Auction and Raffle.  Tickets are on sale now for £25.  Tables of 8 are available.   If you don’t have a table, please buy a ticket and you will be assigned a seat at a table. 

Please contact Jo Hood, our events organiser, to book a table or a ticket by emailing her – [email protected]  


Calling all family members, to make our smooth operation run a bit smoother and to have a higher quality of coaching we need your help doing the odd task. The odd task can range from BBQ control, registers, strong lifters and efficient delegators!!

If you are unsure about the tasks above but know that you would be able to help in other ways please contact [email protected]

One of my main objectives this year is to create a parents’ committee at Hillfoots RFC. This committee will feedback to JP Ward regarding any parent issues to ideas which would benefit the club. The committee will also act as a bridge for parents between age groups to share vital rugby kit washing information or the best ways to get to ‘that club up north’. If you would like to be an ambassador of your son’s or daughter’s age group and be on the parents’ committee please contact me asap. I will also be asking a number of parents who I have worked with already to be the lead figures. But don’t worry there will be minimal work and lots of fun.


If you have ordered kit and have not collected it please contact me asap. If you would like to order kit please email me your son’s or daughter’s sizes asap. Currently our kit lady is away on holiday, so please bear with us. To speed up the process please send me all orders and I will try and accommodate your needs to the best of my Kit finding/ordering/selling abilities.

If you have any old Hillfoots kit (tops, shorts or boots) which are in good condition please can you donate it back to the club. The reason why I ask you to do this is very simple. When we have such an influx of new players who don’t have any rugby kit and want to play, we loan it to give them a chance to be part of the team where ‘everybody plays’. In order for this to work we rely on your generous donations.




Minis: P1-P7 Home training 1000-1200


Our mighty Minis section is back at Hillfoots this weekend for home training 1000-1200. Please could all award winners return their player of the week and tackler of the week trophies.

Due to weather conditions please check the HRFC website to confirm the game will be on or off at http://hillfootsrfc.com/latest-update/ , this will save you turning up and finding out that the game or training was cancelled. For more info please email or if you have any questions please contact me asap [email protected]



S1-S2: Away at Alloa for Key National Themes: Tackle Festival 1000-1200

S1-S2: Training at Alva Academy all- weather pitch 1900-2000 on Wednesday

U15/16: Home match vs Crieff & Strathearn 1150 meet

U15/U16: Training at Alva Academy all-weather pitch 1900-2000 on Wednesday

GIRLS RUGBY: Training at Home on Sunday 1000-1130


Our U14s are at Alloa RFC this weekend for a Key National Themes tackle festival. Please could everyone meet at Alloa RFC for 0940 for a 1000 Kick off. Please remember your gum shields!!

Wednesday night training is still on!! Warm clothing and tracksuits (with shorts underneath) are advised. Could all players remember to bring water bottles to training.



After their mighty win on the road at Waid our Under 15/16s are at home vs Crieff & Strathearn this Sunday. Please meet at Hillfoots clubhouse at 1150.


If your son is interested in playing rugby with last season’s league champions please contact [email protected] . Everyone is welcome so see you down at Hillfoots for training on Tuesday for 1900 start.

girls rugby u18

Girls training is on this Sunday at HRFC, training starts at 1000-1130. Our ladies team will be training on the top left hand side of the park on second XV pitch. Tell your friends !! Lucy and I are looking for fixtures in the next few weeks.

If you have any questions please contact me asap.



First XV Match report

Hillfoots 47-12 Mackie Academy

Hillfoots efforts to move away from the bottom half of the table continued at Tillicoultry on Saturday with a convincing 8 tries to 2 victory over bottom side Mackie. Hillfoots started the game well but a string of penalties put the home side under a bit of pressure. Fortunately for ‘Foots the Mackie kicker was having an off day and missed 2 easy penalties. Spurred on by this Hillfoots drove up field and began to lay siege to the visitors line. Ali Page put Hillfoots ahead with a well struck penalty, before Ian Nicholson scythed his way through the Mackie defence to touch down. Failure to deal with the kick off saw Mackie regain possession and drive deep into the ‘Foots ’22.After several drives for the line Mackie eventually forced their way over for an unconverted score. Hillfoots reply was almost immediate. Ball was turned over just inside the Mackie half. The backs took the ball into the ’22 before handing over to the forwards. The forwards took it to within 5 metres and after several drives were held up David Cree picked and drove over to score. Ali Page converted.

Half time 15-5

The second half belonged to Hillfoots. The forwards were beginning to dominate the set piece and with backs running some clever angles it wasn’t long before Kevin Aitken extended ‘Foots lead. Gavin Paterson was next on the score sheet, securing the bonus point. Hillfoots were beginning to find gaps all over the field. Jamie Doyle was next to score before Gregor McIntosh made sure the forwards weren’t forgotten about on the score sheet. A brief lull saw the visitors claw back a score. However, this was a minor setback as Ian Nicholson grabbed his second of the day before man of the match, Jamie Doyle got his second after good inter play from the backs and forwards allowed Doyle to scamper in from the 10 metre line.

A solid performance from 1 to 18 and the ‘Foots side can’t wait for the visit of St Andrews Uni next week, hoping to turn around that opening day defeat.


Well done to everyone involved – the mighty Hillfoots machine moves up another gear this weekend – at home against St Andrews Uni – 2pm KO. So please come down and support the fabulous ‘Foots!!



Kind regards

JP Ward

Hillfoots RFC

Development Officer

E: [email protected]

M: +44 (0)7909 537303



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