Weekly news – 29 Jan 2013

Weekly news – 29 Jan 2013

Summary Sections:

1.     Club Events and Information

2.     MINIS

3.     YOUTH

4.     SENIOR 

Hillfoots RFC Events and Information


–          On the 17 March our friends from Beauvais are visiting for a long weekend of rugby fun.

–          Hillfoots Easter Camp 1rst to the 5th of April 2013.

–          RBS 6 Nations Come on Scotland! http://www.rbs6nations.com/en/matchcentre/match-centre_fixtures-results.php

Last chance to pick up your kit

The Kit order from our suppliers has arrived please come and collect your kit order ASAP. If you do not collect your order by the end of January your order will be forfeited.

If you would like to order kit please email sizes and pay HRFC through cheque to me or bank deposit. Once we have received your monies we will process your order ASAP.

We hope to open our online club shop ASAP which will work with a maximum 4 week turnaround to avoid delivery costs.

Until that time the club will be open every Wednesday evening from 16.30 till 18.00 for you to pay order & collect kit.

 I will be sending out an email to all those who still have yet to pay. Hillfoots RFC is on the path to become a big rugby club but cannot afford to order in large volumes of kit and wait.

 If you have any questions please contact [email protected] ASAP.

Key National Themes Pathway Trials

Calling all Youth members! Hillfoots is about to start its selection process for the up and coming Central rugby trails. Last season one of our S3 players was called up into the Caledonia squad and represented the club at district level. This was due to our fantastic youth coaching team who are doing a fantastic job developing the next generation of Scottish rugby players.

We will use a selection committee to observe and score players over the four KNT’s. Players will be tested on: hand catch, ball presentation, tackle and offload. This process will happen over the next few weeks so please ensure that players attend all of their training sessions or notify the coach of their absence.

The age groups which will be assessed are: P7, S1, S2, and S3 & S4.

 If you have any questions regarding the key national themes or the methods involved please contact [email protected] ASAP.

Club Website

Keep up to date with Hillfoots RFC via our club website for all news articles and up and coming events.





Hello Minis were at Hillfoots RFC this Sunday 1000-1200. Unfortunately Stirling called off on Thursday evening which did not allow us to book the indoor facilities in time. The weather is looking promising and we hope that it will be warmer by Sunday.


There will be a 0900 pitch inspection and I will update the HRFC website and RDO facebook page to confirm if training is on or off. http://hillfootsrfc.com/latest-update/ https://www.facebook.com/rdo.hillfoots


If it is on please be make sure you dress warm!!


International tickets are now ready for collection. If you purchased tickets please contact me to arrange collection. Kit will also be there at Sunday training and also Wednesday evenings.




The U14 will be at Hillfoots RFC 1000-1200 this Sunday. We hope to continue our KNT.


Strength and Conditioning training is now on Monday evenings at the club for U14 from 1800-1900. They will learn basic lifting techniques and build up their muscle endurance. 


Wednesday evenings the U14 are at Alva Academy 1900-2000 where we will work on game shape.

U15 /16

The U15/16 this Sunday are at Bannockburn this Sunday from 1030-1200. Please check teamer to confirm if training is on or off.


Training is on this week at Bannockburn on Tuesday evening and Alva Academy Astro on Wednesday evenings from 1900-2000.

We have an excellent coaching set up and relationship with Bannockburn and are always on the lookout for new players. If you would like to find out more or would like to get involved please contact [email protected] 


U18 training is back every Wednesday at Alva Academy 1900- 2000. This week session will focus on handling skill whilst under pressure from pads. Head Coach Bryan Conlan and Forwards Coach James Scoobie are always on the lookout for new players!! If you know of anyone who would be interested please tell them to come along. Everyone is welcome from the very short to the very tall; rugby has a place for everyone. 

Please contact [email protected] for more information.


1st XV


After a great victory against Strathmore, Hillfoots 1st XV had a rare weekend off due to bad weather.  Some of the squad found themselves jetting off to France for spot of snowboarding and team bonding.  Hopefully ‘foots can continue their winning form against their next opponents.

2nd XV

After a close encounter with Carnoustie the 2nd XV were looking for their next victory against Harris.  However the plan became unstuck due the adverse weather conditions.  The Seconds are away this weekend to Panmure 2nd XV.  Please could all players contact Alan Aaron to confirm availability asap.

Cast Tups

Hillfoots vs Kinross

 This weekend promises to go down in history because we are celebrating John Pritchard 50th rugby season.  To mark the occasion we welcome Kinross RFC over 30’s team to face the Hillfoots Mighty Cast Tups in a friendly fun game of rugby. Your support is very welcome and if any Dads want to have a go please meet at the HRFC clubhouse for 13.00 and supporters please huddle on the side-lines for a 14.00 kick off.


The Cast Tups are always on the lookout for players so anyone looking for a game and beer please contact one of the two Norries by emailing [email protected] or 07717627013 ASAP. The over 30s training starts back this Tuesday at Alva Academy from 1900-2000 on the AstroTurf. Their training consists of a good game of touch rugby followed by team tactics in the Wool Pack.

Also another date for your diary is 1rst June at Highland RFC!! The 5th Golden oldies rugby festival. Please see the website for more information. www.hillfootsrfc.com

*To the best of our knowledge, this email is going to people who are active current members of Hillfoots RFC. If you think this is incorrect, simply contact me to tell me and I will remove you from our database.

Kind regards

John-Patrick Ward

Hillfoots RFC

Development Officer

E: [email protected]

M: +44 (0)7909 537303

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