Thursday 30 March 2017

BATs' Review 30 March 2017


  • Friday 31 March: BATs S1 & P7 depart on tour to Windermere
  • Friday 31 March: BATs U16, training, RP, 18.00-19.00
  • Friday 31 March: P6 Accies Minis, pre-match tournament & guard of honour, Edinburgh v La Rochelle, Champions' Cup quarter final, Murrayfield
  • Saturday 1 April: BATs U18 v Edinburgh Academy, Ed Saunders’ Cup, RP, 12.30 – please come and support
  • Sunday 2 April: BATs U16 v Boroughmuir, Regional Cup, Meggetland, 14.00
  • Sunday 2 April: BATs S1 & P7 return from tour
  • Easter Break: No BATs’ training or ACE Academy for two weeks (w/c 3 & 10 April)
  • Tuesday 11-Thursday 13 April: BATs Primary School Easter Camp, RP, 10.00-15.30
  • Tuesday 11-Thursday 13 April: BATs Senior School Skills’ Camp, RP, 10.00-15.30


It was another busy BATs’ Sunday, with the S1s hosting Stew Mel Lions at Broughton High School (an encounter BATs won) and the U16s fitting in a training session at Raeburn Place in preparation for this Sunday’s Regional Cup match away to Boroughmuir.

As well as the U16s’ game on Sunday, this weekend sees the S1s and the P7s head off to Windermere on tour. We wish them all a thoroughly enjoyable tour and hope they will come back having experienced some good rugby and made new friends.

Scotland U16: Two current BATs’ players, Harry Paterson and Struan Whittaker, plus three former BATs’ boys, Eck Allan, Harri Morris and Ben Muncaster, have been selected to play for the Scotland U16 Reds at the Colwyn Bay Rugby Festival during the Easter break. BATs are extremely proud of their achievements. We wish them all the best of luck.


Trinity Academy:

The 7s season got underway last week, with the Trinity Academy U18s looking to win the City of Edinburgh 7s for the fifth year running. They had a shaky first half against Currie & Balerno High School, and it looked as if they may have set themselves an unattainable target. However, they soon picked up their game, playing some fantastic 7s as the tournament progressed in order to secure the trophy. Well done to the entire squad.

Broughton High School:

Broughton High School’s delivery has come to an end this week, with us delivering their last sessions before they break up for Easter. They have developed a long way in a short space of time, with good numbers taking part each week. Some of the boys have really bought into the sport, actively seeking ways to be involved beyond school rugby. These boys have started training with BATs and have represented the club at S1 level, which for us as a development team is extremely satisfying.

Primary Schools:

The BATs’ development team hosted the second of our Primary Schools’ tournaments at Bangholm, the hole of Trinity Accies, on Friday. We had another successful and highly enjoyable afternoon, with good numbers of children taking part and fantastic parental support. There was some fantastic rugby on show, with excellent running skills and tries aplenty. It is great for the children from our primary school lunch and after school clubs to have the opportunity to put what they have been learning into practice in a competitive environment.


The BATs Easter Camps, one for primary school children and one for secondary school, take place on Tuesday 11, Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 April. All the sessions are at Raeburn Place from 10.00-15.30. The cost is just £10 per child per day. Do not miss out – book today by emailing:


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