Thursday 7 December 2017

BATs' Review 7 December 2017


  • Friday 8 December: Trinity Academy S1/2 v Broughton High School, 13:30
  • Saturday 9 December: Trinity Academy v Penicuik, away, S2-U16
  • Sunday 10 December: BATs S2 v Robert Gordon’s College, Broughton High School, 10:00
  • Sunday 10 December: BATs S1, training, RP, 10:30
  • Monday 11 December: ACE Academy, RAF Hall, 18:30
  • Wednesday 13 December: BATs S1, training, RP, 17:30-18:30
  • Wednesday 13 December: BATs S2, training, RP, 18:00-19:00


With no fixtures last weekend, both the S1s and the S2s had individual age group training sessions on Sunday morning. We saw great numbers down training, working on moving the ball into space and support play in contact. Both age groups had training as usual on Wednesday, with the S2s preparing for their game hosting Robert Gordon’s College this Sunday. This game will be played at Broughton High School.


Trinity Academy:

We are into our last two weeks of delivery before the festive period and are basing all these sessions on learning through fun games.

The U18s were narrowly beaten by Marr College U18 last week, in the semi-final of the Shield at Bangholm. Against a big, mobile Marr side Trinity worked exceptionally hard in defence and held onto a 5-0 lead until the final play of the game. This was a game that Trinity were in throughout but unfortunately lack of ball and attacking opportunities finally told.

Shield Semi-Final: Trinity Academy U18 5 - 7 Marr College U18

There were no fixtures for Trinity Academy sides last weekend.

Broughton High School:

Girls’ rugby is at the forefront of our work at Broughton High School just now. We are three weeks into our delivery of curriculum PE lessons, alongside the school’s new School of Rugby programme, which is going from strength to strength every week.

This coming week sees the first of many planned fixtures with Trinity Academy for both the S1s and the S2s. We will be playing development fixtures to expose both schools to more games and to allow the players to develop in different environments.

Primary Schools:

The five BATs’ P6&7 lunch and after-school clubs have now finished for 2017. The schools involved are Broughton, Ferry Hill, Stockbridge, Trinity and Wardie primary schools.

We held the first Game Day at Raeburn Place last Friday, 1 December, from 14:00-15:30. 25 players attended the Game Day, with everyone taking part in competitive contact games. All five schools were represented across three teams on the day.

For many of the children, this was their first time playing full contact rugby but you would not have been able to tell from the sidelines. All the players tried their best, with some surprise try scorers showing how developed their skills have become since taking part in the extracurricular rugby clubs.

Due to numbers, some of the children were asked to play for other schools, mixing with others they did not know and they all stepped up and performed to the best of their abilities. As well as the children, it was great to see parents and coaches looking on with pride. They were all very impressed with how far the players have come in such a short time.

The highlight for Snowflake was the big game at the end with everyone playing. The competitiveness of the game was great and proved to be more exciting than the Wales v South Africa game the following day. Well done to everyone who took part. We look forward to continuing the lunch and after-school clubs in early 2018, with another four Game Days planned for the players.


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