Friday 6 October 2017

BATs' Review 6 October 2017


  • Saturday 7 October: Trinity Academy v Lasswade High School, all age groups
  • Sunday 8 October: S1s v Watsonians, Myreside, 11.30
  • Sunday 8 October: S2 training cancelled
  • Monday 9 October: ACE Academy, RAF Hall, 18.30
  • Wednesday 11 October: No training due to half term


We have had another great week of club rugby, with some serious training and plenty of fixtures.

The S2s had two fixtures – on Sunday they travelled down to England to play a strong Ponteland side and during the week they had a special Wednesday Night Lights’ experience against Stewart’s Melville.

Unfortunately they lost both fixtures. Ponteland are strong anyway, but the additional six months that the English age group definitions allow gave them a definite physical advantage. However, our boys acquitted themselves well in both games, displaying a step up in performance and teamwork each time.

It was especially pleasing to receive an email from the referee for the Ponteland game, thanking our players and coaches for “their excellent discipline” and making it a pleasure to referee the match. This is testament to the ethos instilled in all BATs players by their coaches and is something we should all be very proud of.

The S1s have been training hard, working on drills and individual skills at Raeburn Place on both Sunday and Wednesday after school. They will put this to the test against Watsonians at Myreside on Sunday morning – good luck!


Trinity Academy:

The U18s have progressed to the next round of the U18 Schools’ Plate competition, following their match against Linlithgow Academy on Wednesday, which Linlithgow conceded due to lack of numbers. However, the boys played a smaller-sided friendly game to ensure those who had turned up got a run out.

Despite putting up a valiant effort, the U16s lost their cup-tie to Preston Lodge 19-27.

All age groups will have the opportunity to further test their rugby skills this Saturday when the school has fixtures against Lasswade High School.

We are looking forward to the start of the girls’ rugby academy at the school next week.

Broughton High School:

Last week Broughton High School competed in the second of two competitions held at Forrester Rugby Club. We had a good turn out, with some mixed results across the age groups, but on the whole it was good afternoon of rugby.

Primary Schools:

Ryan and Lauchlan have been continuing their delivery to P6 and P7 classes in a number of north Edinburgh primary schools. Last week saw the start of our primary school lunch and after school clubs. We had really good turnouts for these, which bodes well for the primary school game days that we will be running again this season.


BATs are holding their second fundraising quiz night on Friday 10 November at Raeburn Place, ko 19.00 for 19.30. It is £10 per to head to enter, in teams of six. For full details and how to book, please click here.


Below is the new BATs’ bobble hat, which would make an ideal Christmas or birthday gift. Please contact Callum for more details and/or to place an order.


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