BATs' Review 18 November 2016


  • Saturday 19 November: Trinity Academy v Portobello and Duncanrigg, away, all ages
  • Sunday 20 November: BATs S1 v Ponteland, RP, 110.00
  • Wednesday 23 November: ACE Academy – new intake, RAF Hall, 18.00-19.00
  • Wednesday 23 November: S1-U18 skills session, RP, 18.30-19.30
  • Wednesday 23 November: ACE Academy – old intake, RAF Hall, 19.00-20.00
  • Monday 28 November: ACE Session, RP, 18.30-19.30


This week’s Wednesday night session was helped by the additional coaching services of Accies’ 1st XV players, Ben Appleson and Thom Arnott. The session focused on individual skill development, mainly looking at passing off both hands and one-on-one tackles. The increased coaching numbers allow us to provide greater individual feedback.

S1s: On Sunday the S1s play Ponteland, in the return leg of our fixture against them earlier in the year. Kick off at Raeburn Place is at 11.00. This will be a good chance for the coaches to monitor development within the team. It also promises to be an exciting game so please come along and support. The bar will be open from 12.00 for hot drinks and bacon rolls.


Primary Schools: Our primary school rugby commitments have been a huge area for us this year and are still increasing, with the development team providing more classes across north Edinburgh. We have recently started a programme of delivery to the P4s across all our schools, and so far we are delighted with the response, especially from schools such as Ferryhill and Flora Stevenson where we have not spent much time with in the past.

Trinity Academy: This week the School of Rugby has seen a huge focus on individual skills, looking at each player and working on the basic but vital skills for them to bring into their game at the weekend. Our S1 group, which was already bursting at the seams, is still growing. This is a real breakthrough for rugby at Trinity. We are also pleased that we have encouraged some of the S3s who had dropped off at the beginning of this year to return to rugby. The school had games against Linlithgow last Saturday. The U18s continued their run of unbeaten form and the U16s pulled off a hard-fought first win of the season. This week the school fixtures for U18, U16, S2 and S1 are away to Portobello and Duncanrigg.

Broughton High School: The S2s have now finished their eight-week block of rugby in their PE sessions. For a group who more naturally lean towards football, they really enjoyed their sessions and progressed so well they were able to play an actual game in their final session. This was led by one of our student coaches.

Training session Trinity Academy School of Rugby S2s


Posted on Friday, 18 November 2016 under Club News BATs Mini Rugby