BATs’ Review 16 June 2016


Monday 20 June

  • ACE Academy skills session, Raeburn Place, 16.00-17.30.

Wednesday 22 June

  • ACE Academy session, RAF Hall, 18:00 – 19:00.
  • BATs touch rugby, P7-U18s, Raeburn Place, 18.00-19.00.

Thursday 23 June

  • ACE Academy skills session, Raeburn Place, 16.00-17.30.


We are now two weeks into our summer training with touch rugby taking place on Wednesday evenings from 18.00 at Raeburn Place. These sessions are open to any current P7s to current U18s who want to come down and play some mixed-age touch and work on their handling skills. The sessions are designed to keep guys active over the summer, as well as helping with the transition in age groups for those moving up into high school. Last week saw a great turn out for the session and we hope this continues to develop throughout the summer.

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Trinity Academy:

Tour training for the July Rugby and Hockey Tour to South Africa is now the full focus of our delivery at Trinity. We have been continuing to focus on our fundamentals at the breakdown, tackle and offload, along with elements of fitness. Over the last two weeks we have also been working on defensive structure and working together, using exercises and drills that focus on communication and team work to succeed.

Friday afternoons are built around fitness and team building, with both hockey and rugby squads working together. All players from both rugby and hockey are working extremely hard and are starting to see the benefits. The pupils who attend are developing strong links and this increasing team spirit will be of great benefit on tour.

Drummond Community High School:

We are continuing our curricular delivery to S2 and S3 groups at Warriston playing fields on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. The two groups have been making great progress and they are now starting to play conditioned games that include the contact element. The girls have been working hard on understanding tackle technique and the boys have been looking at their game shape.

There is a real mix of experience represented in the groups, so it is satisfying that the pupils are working well together to develop their rugby and social skills and achieve their goals.

Rio Beach Olympics:

On Wednesday 8 June BATs assisted at the Rio Beach Olympics – although Rio was represented by Portobello beach for this event for local primary schools the sun did manage to shine for us. BATs ran six different rugby stations with a wide range of games from basic pass and catching games up to a game of touch. The day was a huge success, giving the kids a taste of rugby (and other sports) in a different environment.

Posted on Thursday, 16 June 2016 under Club News BATs Mini Rugby