BATs' Review 10 November 2016


  • Saturday 12 November: Trinity Academy v Linlithgow, all ages
  • Sunday 13 November: BATs S1, training, RP, 110.00
  • Wednesday 16 November: ACE Academy – new intake, RAF Hall, 18.00-19.00
  • Wednesday 16 November: S1-U18 skills session, RP, 18.30-19.30
  • Wednesday 16 November: ACE Academy – old intake, RAF Hall, 19.00-20.00
  • Sunday 13 November: BATs S1 v Ponteland, RP, 11.00


With winter fast approaching, the BATs’ development team are keeping up the momentum with regular mid-week training sessions and weekend games. At the Wednesday night sessions our MA, Ben Appleson, has been running sessions on rucking technique and attaching space.

P6: The P6s played a friendly against Falkirk P6s prior to the Accies v Falkirk match on Saturday. Both teams loved getting the chance to play on the 1st XV pitch and the crowd watched some handling and tackling skills that are developing well. Most of all, these young players had fun. Both teams of minis formed an honour guard for the senior sides and Oliver Henderson, as the Accies’ team mascot, led the side out with captain Jamie Sole.

S1s: The S1s travelled through to Glasgow last Sunday for a fixture against Hawks. Although the home side won, BATs played well and showed continuing development. You can read the full match report here.


Primary Schools: The development team has been kept busy with continuing work in the local primary schools. This week saw the final session of our current block at Stockbridge Primary School, but we have on-going sessions at Broughton, Ferryhill and Flora Stevenson primary schools and a new block of delivery started for the P4s and P5s at Trinity Primary.

Trinity Academy: This week the School of Rugby has been focusing on leg tackles, double tackles and handling under pressure. The sessions are informed by the previous Saturday’s games and the areas highlighted as needing more practice.

The games last weekend were against George Watson’s for S1/2, U16 and U18. All age groups took away key work-ons from these games. We are looking forward to this Saturday’s fixture against Linlithgow to put into practice what we have learnt during the week.

Broughton High School: The S2s had their penultimate sessions this week so we engaged them in a full game, as well as spending some time in smaller groups working on 2v1s, tackle technique and moving the ball into space.

Accies' team mascot, Oliver Henderson, leading out the side for the Accies v Falkirk game

Posted on Thursday, 10 November 2016 under Club News BATs Mini Rugby