Friday 30 March 2018

Ed Saunders' Cup - BATs U18 v Edinburgh Academy

This year 's annual BATs U18 v Edinburgh Academy 1st XV fixture, for the Ed Saunders' Cup, is this Saturday, 31 March, at Raeburn Place, ko 12:00.

It is hoped that playing the match on a Saturday again this year, prior to Accies' pre-match lunch and the game against Cartha Queen's Park, will ensure a large and enthusiastic crowd for the fixture. It is also a chance to raise some much-needed funds for BATs, so there will be a voluntary collection at the gate with a suggested donation of £5 for adults (over 18s).

The game is a step in the development of both teams’ players and also serves as an introduction to our wider community for the Academy players, although some of them will have played for BATs and Accies Minis when younger. As usual, the BATs team will be made up of regular BATs U18s players from the wide north Edinburgh community.

The importance of the work the BATs development team and volunteers do is plain to see in the number of players who move through to senior rugby at our three partners - Broughton, Accies and Trinity - and to a number of other clubs around Scotland. An increasing number are also getting capped for Scotland at various age-group levels.

Please come and see and support our future players. Any gate we get from the game will go towards the funds we need to support all the work BATs does across north Edinburgh.

We do hope you can make it and look forward to seeing you at Raeburn Place at 12:00.

The future’s good... with your support!


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