Friday 13 October 2017

BATs' Review 13 October 2017


  • Sunday 15 October: No training due to half term
  • Monday 16 October: ACE Academy, RAF Hall, 18.30
  • Wednesday 18 October: No training due to half term
  • Saturday 21 October: No school fixtures due to half term
  • Sunday 22 October: S2s, training, RP, 11.00


BATs are currently making the most of the various schools' half terms to have a well-deserved rest, so there is no training this week. However, the S2s are back in action a week on Sunday, 22 October, when they will be training at RP from 11.00 in preparation for their game against Melrose Wasps the following week.

NB ACE Academy is unaffected by the holidays and will run as usual on Monday, 18.30 at the RAF Hall.


Trinity Academy:

After a good mid-week game last week, the U18s progressed through to the next round of their plate competition. They will now meet Carrick Academy to challenge for their spot in the next round.

With the boys on a high following the plate game, the in-form U18s put on their performance of the season so far when they played Lasswade on Saturday, coming away victorious 31-3. There was some great, composed rugby being played. The boys’ final test before the break was on Thursday when they hosted Merchiston Castle in a friendly fixture. The boys put on another strong performance.

The rest of the age groups all had matches against Lasswade High School on Saturday. All the Trinity boys played out of their skins to come away with a clean sweep. The coaches where all very impressed with how the players performed and are keen for this to continue into the next games.

Broughton High School:

Broughton High School is now receiving increased hours of delivery, with BATs now working with the S1s and S2s for every outside class. Some really good work is being done in the curricular sessions, with lots of boys being exposed to the game. This is having a positive impact on the Tuesday after school club, with increased numbers coming along.

Primary Schools:

Delivery to our P6s and P7s has been going really well. Our main focus at this early stage of introducing the game is hand catch and follow through. The players are picking this up quickly and we will continue to work on improving this skill.

We have been very pleased with the numbers attending our lunch clubs at Broughton, Ferry Hill and Wardie Primary Schools. A large number of those attending at Broughton and Ferry Hill have returned from last year, which is gratifying. Our various after school clubs are also gaining momentum and we look forward to continuing these after the mid-term break.


Do not forget to place your orders for 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.


There are still a few tables remaining for the BATs' Quiz on Friday 10 November. For full details and how to book, please click here.


From the Archive