BATs' Review 30 November 2016


  • Wednesday 30 November: ACE Academy, RAF Hall, 18.00-19.00
  • Wednesday 30 November: S1-U18 skills session, RP, 18.30-19.30
  • Wednesday 30 November: ACE Academy – old intake, RAF Hall, 19.00-20.00
  • Saturday 3 December: Trinity Academy v Knox Academy, all ages
  • Sunday 4 December: S1 training, RP, 11.00
  • Sunday 4 December: S1 social, RP, 12.30


We have seen a real buzz around the club this week with some great numbers in attendance at all the sessions. We particularly had a great session at ACE, which was run by senior coaches, with players working on some basics to develop passing distance using resistance, reaction and technique. From a coaching point of view these sessions are fantastic because each player has multiple touches of the ball in very short periods of time. Unfortunately, the weather had an impact on Wednesday night’s session, causing it to be called off at the last minute, but we are back to normal routine this week.

S1s: This Sunday will see our S1s train down at Raeburn Place for the last time this year. They are then having a team social in the clubhouse, with a review of the first half of the season and some festive food.


Primary Schools: Our regular delivery into our primary schools is pressing on, with different year groups being incorporated each week across our schools. We have had a very successful few weeks with our Broughton lunch club and the Trinity/ Wardie and Victoria afterschool clubs, with big numbers and a great mix of abilities, gender and rugby experience.

Trinity Academy: The School of Rugby is continuing is focus on fitness, with the players training in the school fitness suite using a body-weight circuit, as well as working on core co-ordination and reactions to different stimuli. We have also run a Girls’ School of Rugby at S1 and S2 level, with 21 girls taking part, allowing us to run two non-stop touch games. Saturday’s games were cancelled due the weather for the second week running. However, games are scheduled against Knox Academy for this weekend.

Broughton High School: The S1s and S2s are continuing with their fast-paced learning, with some great work around moving the ball into space and one-on-one tackles from different angles being developed through small-sided games. We have also started an after-school club at Broughton for the S1s and five new boys turned up this week following word of mouth recommendations. The after school club will continue to run on Mondays straight after school, with the intention of being able to play games into the new year.

Trinity Academy S4s working on core strength

Posted on Wednesday, 30 November 2016 under Club News BATs Mini Rugby