Thursday 30 November 2017

BATs' Review 30 November 2017


  • Friday 1 December: Primary schools’ tournament, RP, 13:30
  • Sunday 3 December: BATs S2, training, RP, 11:00-12:00
  • Monday 4 December: ACE Academy, RAF Hall, 18:30
  • Wednesday 6 December: BATs S1, training, RP, 17:30-18:30
  • Wednesday 6 December: BATs S2, training, RP, 18:00-19:00


A really good week of training in some pretty horrible conditions was rewarded by a weekend break so everyone could sit back, relax and watch Scotland rip it up against the Aussies.

With our links in the local community and generous gift-in-kind from the RAF 603 Squadron, we moved last week’s Wednesday evening session to the RAF drill hall to avoid the torrential rain. BBC Alba were there to film the bright future of BATs for inclusion in a wider piece on EAFC in their 160th season. Thank you to all the boys involved. The strength and importance of BATs really came across.


Trinity Academy:

The rain last week meant any outdoor coaching was a washout, but we managed to get some quality conditioning and skills work done inside. The S1 and S2 group combined conditioning with small-sided games, looking at working hard on skill sets under pressure. The S3 and S group continued their strength and conditioning block, followed by skills outside. They too focused on small-sided games. The girls worked hard in the gym on their conditioning and then worked through some skill development after school, looking at 2v1, evasion and passing.

Well-played and bad luck to the U18s, who just lost out, 5-7, to Marr College in the U18 Schools’ Plate semi-final on Tuesday this week. It was a tight game with some good skills on display.

Results from Saturday 25 November: Trinity Academy U18 0-22 Lasswade HS U18. All other games against Lasswade High School were cancelled.

The Mitsubishi Outlander Conference is now finished for season 2017/18. Trinity Academy finished fourth in the conference. Well done to all the players and coaches on your efforts so far this season.

Primary Schools:

This week in the primary sector we focused on evasion into contact. With our first primary tournament scheduled for this Friday, there has been a great response from players, with letters of consent and excitement received from all the lunch clubs.

The 12 players at Broughton continue to impress Snowflake with their ability and good behaviour. Through fun games such as ‘escape the box’, the players worked on their evasion and footwork, as well as some tackling for the defenders.

At Ferry Hill the seven players showed great handling ability, with some 2v1s being executed in touch games. Kerris and Ellie particularly showed great footwork throughout.

We were lucky enough to have help at the Wardie lunch club this week from Trust Rugby’s MAs, Josh and Alan. The boys ran a good portion of the session, with some handling practice and endball. The 14 players at the lunch club produced some of their best skills so far.

All the lunch clubs are well prepared for their first inter-school Game Day, which takes place at Raeburn Place this Friday from 13:30. It is set to be a fun and competitive day of rugby and we hope all the children will thoroughly enjoy it.

EAFC Mini Rugby’s Scotland Mascot

Well done to Angus from P4 who represented the mini rugby section as one of Scotland’s mascots for the game against Australia last weekend. What a brilliant game to be involved in!



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