BATs’ Review 23 March 2016


No training or fixtures for the next two weeks due to school holidays.


Our Wednesday evening sessions at Raeburn Place are benefiting from the lighter evenings and we continue to see a good turn out of U16s and U18s. Last week’s session looked at handling under pressure and fixing a defender. The boys picked this up well in the session and it was great to see these skills being executed within the training game afterwards.

There were no BATs’ fixtures on Sunday as the season draws to a close.


Trinity Academy School of Rugby: School rugby is slowing down as we approach the Easter break and the 7s season. However, we have still had good numbers attending the sessions after school, when we have gone back to basics, looking at core skills and making sure they are executed at 100% of our top speed. This means the skills can be transferable into a game situation and we train as we would play.

There were no fixtures for the school on Saturday, so the so boys had a well deserved break.

Trinity Primary School: Last week was the last week for Trinity Primary School’s P1 and 2s with BATs’ MA Gregor Devine. Gregor has been working on their fundamental basics such as run, pass, catch and finding space. The main aims of these sessions are to open up a new sport to the children and encourage high levels of movement and enjoyment.

After School Clubs: The after school programme has now stopped for the holidays, with all the clubs having their final sessions last week.

Broughton Primary School spent their session playing small-sided games and putting into practice everything they have learnt over the last few weeks.

Trinity and Victoria Primaries’ after school club carried their enthusiasm into the last week. The same group of children have consistently been coming back, showing huge amounts of effort and starting to grasp new elements of the game. It was great to see this group work so hard over the weeks and being able to put into practice what we had taught them.

Wardie Primary had a great turn out, especially as it was parents’ evening at the school. The boys worked extremely hard in the small-sided games, with some really close results.


Our Easter camp is on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday next week, from 10.00-15.30 each day. Places are filling fast but if you hurry, you should still be able to come along and join in the fun. Email for more information.


Posted on Wednesday, 23 March 2016 under Club News BATs Mini Rugby