BATs' Review 28 October 2016


  • Friday 28 October: Trinity Academy S1 v Forrester
  • Saturday 29 October: Trinity Academy S2, U16 & U18 v Penicuik/Beeslack
  • Sunday 30 October: S1 v Heriot’s, Broughton High School, 11.00
  • Monday 31 October: ACE session, RP, 18.30-19.30
  • Wednesday 2 November: ACE Academy – new intake, RAF Hall, 18.00-19.00
  • Wednesday 2 November:S1-U18 skills session, RP, 18.30-19.30
  • Wednesday 2 November:ACE Academy – old intake, RAF Hall, 19.00-20.00


Following a quiet week last week due to half term, the BATs’ development staff hit the ground running again this week, with the delivery programme taking up nearly every hour of the days.


Our Wednesday night sessions started again this week and we are hoping to grow the numbers even further now we are into the second block of training. Between now and Christmas the focus will be on individual tackle technique, looking at closing the space and shooting low.

S1s: The S1s have a local derby on Sunday when they play Heriot’s at Broughton High School. Kick off is at 11.00.


                        Good luck to the S1s in their game against Heriot's on Sunday

ACE: Our next ACE session is at Raeburn Place on Monday, 31 October, 18.30. ACE is for all players from S1 upwards. Attendees will work with the senior club coaches on specialised positional work that may not already be being covered at their schools or age group coaching.


Primary Schools: This week kicked off with further delivery in our feeder primary schools. Our MA, Ben Appleson, has been running taster sessions for the P4+ age groups at Stockbridge and Ferry Hill primary schools. The weather was extremely kind this week with the result that some excellent outdoor sessions were held, which the children thoroughly enjoyed.

Trinity Academy: The guys in the School of Rugby were keen to get back into training following the half term break and are looking forward to playing competitively again. The S1s face Forrester today and the remaining age groups plays Penicuik/Beeslack tomorrow.

Broughton High School: The boys in our S2 group at Broughton are showing a desire to get as much as possible out of their sessions. The boys are regularly asking for more tackle practice and when they can play bigger games. This is particularly pleasing as Broughton is predominantly a football school.

Posted on Friday, 28 October 2016 under Club News BATs Mini Rugby