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ANNAN WARRIORS


WARRIORS CAPTAIN: LINDEN MOFFAT
WARRIORS VICE CAPTAIN: CAROLINE AITKEN
U18 HORNETS CAPTAIN: SHEI HOWLETT
U15 HORNETS CAPTAIN: ELLI KIRKPATRICK

ANNAN WARRIORS FIXTURES FOR NEW SEASON
SEASON 2016/17

CURRENT FIXTURES FOR THE WARRIORS

Here are the current fixtures for the Annan Warriors for the coming season (2016/2017).

Games are all National League 2 games unless stated. Any other games to be confirmed.

18th September 2016 - Lismore v Annan Warriors
25th September 2016 - Annan Warriors v Howe of Fife
2nd Ocober 2016 - Cup Preliminary Round
9th October 2016 - Grangemouth v Annan Warriors
16th October 2016 - Annan Warriors v Oban Lorne
23rd October - Cup Round 1
30th October 2016 - League Standby
6th November 2016 - Annan Warriors v RDVC
13th November 2016 - Helensburgh v Annan Warriors
20th November 2016 - Free Weekend
27th November 2016 - Cup Round 2
4th December 2016 - Annan Warriors v Lismore
11th December 2016 - League Standby

XMAS BREAK

15th January 2017 - Howe of Fife v Annan Warriors
22nd January 2017 - Annan Warriors v Grangemouth
29th January 2017 - Oban Lorne v Annan Warriors
5th February 2017 - Free Weekend
12th February 2017 - RDVC v Annan Warriors
19th February 2017 - League Standby
5th March 2017 - Annan Warriors v Helensburgh
12th March 2017 - Free Weekend
19th March 2017 - League Standby
26th March 2017 - Cup Quarter Final
2nd April 2017 - Cup Semi Final
9th April 2017 - League Standby
16th or 23rd April 2017 - Cup Finals Day
30th April to 21st May 2017 - League Standby Dates


ROYAL BANK RUGBY FORCE
ALASTAIR KELLOCK JOINS FORCES WITH ANNAN RUGBY
9TH JUNE 2016

RUGBY FORCE AND ANNAN RUGBY

Grassroots initiative will see former Scottish rugby captain offer advice and support to grassroots club as honorary board member 9th June 2016.

Former Scotland and Glasgow Warriors captain Alastair Kellock has been announced as an honorary board member of Annan Rugby through the Royal Bank of Scotland RugbyForce initiative.

More info on this story


SRU CLUB AWARDS
28TH MAY 2016

GREAT NIGHT FOR THE CLUB

Annan Rugby won BT Club of the Year at this years SRU BT Awards Dinner

With Gary 'Taggart' Coupland also winning Youth Coach of the year it was a great night for Annan Rugby

More info at - SRU News / Scotsman / Dumfries and Galloway Standard/Daily Record


PLAYERS AWARDS
14TH MAY 2016

LADIES PLAYER AWARDS FOR SEASON 2015/16

Warriors’ Player of The Year – Linden Moffat
Warriors’ Players Player of the Year – Mal McGeoch
Hornets’ Player of the Year – Kirsty Barlow
Hornets' Players Player of the Year – Adele Wyllie

Congratulations to all


U18 HORNETS IN TOUGH GAME V AYR LADIES
17TH APRIL 2016

DEFEAT BUT GREAT EXPERIENCE

The U18 Hornets took on Ayr in a friendly match before the BT Premiership final. Ayr proved too strong and ran out 72-12 winners.

Despite the scoreline, was a gutsy performance from the Hornets against a very experienced Ayr side.

The Hornets points were from Eve Irving (T), Elli Kirkpatrick (T) and Caitlin Craik (C)

Onwards and upwards.


END OF SEASON WIN FOR THE WARRIORS
17TH APRIL 2016

WARRIORS END THE SEASON ON A WIN

A great win from the Annan Warriors who beat RDVC Ladies 43-15 in their last league game of the season.

The Warriors points coming from: Jane Stewart (4), Chelsea Barnes (2T) and Sarah Grainger (1T). Mal McGeoch kicked 4 conversions.

Well played Warriors. Enjoy the Summer break and see you on the training pitches in a few months!

Match Report / Match Highlights / Match Photos


LAST GAME OF THE SEASON FOR THE WARRIORS
17TH APRIL 2016

ANNAN WARRIORS WELCOME RDVC WOMEN TO VIOLETBANK

Annan Warriors take on Royal Dick Veterinary College (RDVC) at Violetbank on Sunday. All players to meet as arranged. KO 2pm.

This is The Warriors last competitive game of the season and the Warriors hope to see lots of people there, and in the club, to help them celebrate their first competitive season (and a victory!).

Keep an eye on the local press and social media for details of this match and some pre-match surprises too.


WARRIORS GO DOWN/U18 HORNETS WIN
10TH APRIL 2016

GAME OF 2 HALVES

The Warriors lose in their penultimate league game of the season.

The Warriors were winning 14-12 at half time but RDVC stepped up a gear in the second to score 19 unanswered points.

Warriors points from: Abbie Clark (T), Nicole Barlow (T) and Mal McGeoch (2C)

Annan Warriors next (and last of the season) is next Sunday at Violetbank in the return leg.

Match Report

U18 HORNETS WIN AT DUMFRIES 7'S

The U18 Hornets bring home the silverware at the Dumfries 7's tournament. Well played ladies.

Match Report


WARRIORS ON THE ROAD AGAIN
10TH APRIL 2016

ANNAN WARRIORS AWAY TO RDVC

Annan Warriors travel to Edinburgh on Sunday to take on Royal Dick Veterinary College (RDVC). All players to meet as arranged.

KO 2pm

U18 SQUAD AWAY TO DUMFRIES

An U18 Squad is off to the Dumfries 7's on Sunday.

KO 12pm

Best of luck to both teams.


TRAINING SESSION WITH SCOTLAND PLAYERS
5th APRIL 2016

GIRLS REGIONAL TRAINING SESSION

On Tuesday a Girls Regional training session took place at Violetbank between 10.30am and 2.30pm where Scotland Internationals Chloe Rollie and Lisa Thomson came along as well as women and girls development manager Jen Miller to help and offer advice to Annan Hornets.


WARRIORS BACK TO WINNING WAYS
3RD APRIL 2016

8 TRY BLITZ FOR THE WARRIORS

The Warriors get a great win, beating Grangemouth Ladies 48-15 in their latest league game.

The Annan points coming from - Tries: Jane 'Unstoppable' Stewart 3, Chelsea Barnes, Lindsay McGoldrick 2, Mal McGeogh, and Sarah Grainger. And Mal with 4 conversions.

Nicely done Warriors!

The Warriors next game is away to RDVC next Sunday.

Match Report


WARRIORS OFF TO GRANGEMOUTH
3RD APRIL 2016

GRANGEMOUTH THE WARRIORS NEXT OPPONENTS

Next game is Sunday 3rd April away to Grangemouth Stagettes with a 2pm KO.

We have not played Grangemouth yet this season as they couldn’t raise a team for the home game. They sit just behind us in the league and therefore this should be good measure of where we are.

Players to meet as arranged with coaches.


ALAS THE WARRIORS GO DOWN
27TH MARCH 2016

HOWE HARLEQUINS JUST TOO GOOD FOR ANNAN

The Annan Warriors lose 42 v 5 to Howe Harlequins in their SRU Bowl Semi-Final. Down 32-0 at half time, the Warriors battled back in the 2nd but ultimately went down. Best of luck in the final to Howe Harlequins.

The Warriors try was from Club leading try scorer Jane Stewart.

Ah well, onto the next game!

Best of luck to Howe Harlequins in the final.

Match Report


WHAT A START TO THE WEEKEND
25TH MARCH 2016

U15 HORNETS WIN THE SRU BOWL

The U15 Hornets had a great night, beating Lismore/RHC in the SRU Bowl final at Murrayfield.

Points scorers in the Bowl Final win were:

Jazmin Cain (3), Ellie Henderson (2), Caitlin Craik, Cameron Ewing and Hannah Thomson with 4 conversions by Caitlin Craik.

Well done ladies. The club is so proud of you!

Match Report / Match Photos


TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
25TH/27TH MARCH 2016

WARRIORS OFF TO FIFE

Annan Warriors travel to Couper to take on Howe of Fife on Sunday in the semi-final of the SRU Women’s Bowl competition which sees the winners going to Murrayfield for the Final on Cup Finals Day 16th of April. KO 2pm.

The club are running a bus to this fixture.

Bus will be leaving Bank Street at 9.30am to travelling to Howe of Fife, Cupar for the SRU Bowl Semi Final v Howe of Fife.

The bus will be leaving Howe at 6pm - after a few beers and a bit of hospitality!

There are currently 15 spare seats

Anyone who has already notified Tracy Whiteside, has a seat and anyone who would like one of the remaining seats could they contact Tracy through Facebook or on 07879854336.

'Mon the Warriors!

U15 HORNETS AT MURRAYFIELD

Annan Hornets (U15) travel to Murrayfield on Friday in the Scottish Girls U15 Bowl final at BT Murrayfield to take on Lismore/RHC U15s with a 6pm KO.

Best of luck for both teams!


MIXED FORTUNES FOR THE TEAMS
20TH MARCH 2016

WARRIORS LOSE

The Annan Warriors went down 35-5 to league leaders Garioch Ladies in their latest league game. Great effort from the women and a late try from Jane Stewart was richly deserved.

Match Report / Match Highlights / Match Photos

BUT THE HORNETS WIN

The U15 Hornets had a great result, beating Cartha Queens Park in the U15 Bowl competition and as a result will be off to Murrayfield for the final. Well done ladies!

The final is next Friday 25th March at Murrayfield v Lismore/RHC - KO: 18.00 - more details to follow

Match Highlights


2 TEAMS AT HOME THIS SUNDAY
20TH MARCH 2016

WARRIORS AND U15 HORNETS AT HOME

Annan Warriors play Garioch Women at Violetbank in BT Womens National League Division 2 with a 12pm KO.

Annan Hornets U15s play Cartha Queens Park at Violetbank in the semi final of the Shield Competition with a 2pm KO with the winners playing at Murrayfield.

WARRIORS BOWL SEMI-FINAL

The club are putting on a bus to the Howe of Fife v Annan Warriors Bowl Semi Final on Sunday 27th March and some seats are available for any supporters wishing to go.

Anyone wishing a place, could they contact Tracy Whiteside on 07879 854336


2 TEAMS AT HOME THIS SUNDAY
6TH MARCH 2016

WARRIORS AND U15 HORNETS AT HOME

STOP PRESS: Alas Warriors game is now POSTPONED as Morgan can not raise a team. Training at 2pm at Violetbank instead for the Warriors.

Annan Warriors are due to play Morgan Women at Violetbank on Sunday in BT Womens National League Division 2. KO 3pm. Players meet as arranged

Annan Hornets (U15) are due to play Cartha Queens Park (U15) KO TBC.


WARRIORS LOSE TO GREENOCK
21ST FEBRUARY 2016

GREENOCK SHUT OUT ANNAN

The Warriors lose to Greenock Wanderers ladies 27-0 in their latest league game.

Match Report / Match Highlights


WARRIORS/HORNETS AT HOME THIS SUNDAY
21ST FEBRUARY 2016

WARRIORS WEEKEND PREVIEW BY IAN 'HAMMY' HAMILTON

In a few Days the Annan Warriors Women’s Rugby team will take to the Violetbank pitch for the first Home game since their victory against Howe of Fife way back in October 2015.

This Sunday 21st February, we welcome Greenock Wanderers back to Annan for the second time this season having played them in the preliminary round of the Sarah Beaney Cup.

The Wanderers are currently sitting third in the league, just one place above The Warriors, albeit with a couple of games in hand.

This week we have a healthy squad available and the permitted 15 plus 5 subs will be chosen from the following squad:

Marie Beer Parker, Linden Moffat, Lindsey Kyle, Abbie Clark, Kayleigh Warrick, Chelsea Barnes, Laura Grainger, Caroline Aitken, Nicole Barlow, Katy McBride, Jane Stewart, Malvina McGeoch, Sarah Grainger, Niamh Dobie, Kimberley Taylor, Jenny Park, Lynne Nimmo, Ashley Clark, Rachel Donnelly, Amy Graham, Shona Barlow and Nicola Oakes.

Meet at 12.45 for a 14.00 kick off.

Yep that’s 22 available players and there’s still at least another 4 unavailable this week. So, players get to training to be selected and supporters get to Violetbank for an afternoon of rugby entertainment to fill the gap with no 6 Nations games this weekend.

The Warriors would like to take this opportunity to wish “The Firsts” all the best for Saturdays West Shield Final. #OneClubOneLove.

EARLY START FOR THE HORNETS ON SUNDAY

This weekend the girls are at home against Stirling U15 KO 10 am, and hopefully they will also bring their U18's as well for some game time.

Player to meet as arranged with their coaches


WARRIORS AWAY TO HOWE IN THE BT BOWL
4TH FEBRUARY 2016

The Warriors draw Howe of Fife in the Semi-Final of the BT Bowl. Game to be played on the 27th March 2016


U15 XV HORNETS IN ACTION ON SUNDAY
7TH FEBRUARY 2016

ANNAN U15 HORNETS HOST CUMNOCK

Annan U15 Hornets are scheduled to play Cumnock U15s at Violetbank on Sunday with a 12 noon KO.

All players to be at Violetbank as arranged with your coaches.


WARRIORS AND HORNETS IN ACTION ON SUNDAY
24TH JANUARY 2016

ANNAN WARRIORS AT AWAY TO FIFE

STOP PRESS: The Warriors go down 29-0 to Howe Harlequins.

Match Report

Annan Warriors are off to Cupar on Sunday to take on Howe of Fife Women with a 2pm KO.

All players to meet as arranged.

HORNETS MAKE THEIR HOME DEBUT THIS SEASON

Annan Hornets U18 and U15s are at home at Violetbank on Sunday to Hillhead Jordanhill with the first game scheduled for a 12pm KO.

It is hoped to put out that an U12 team against Hillhead with a KO prior to the first scheduled game.

All players to meet as arranged.


WARRIORS PLAY ON SUNDAY
17TH JANUARY 2016

ANNAN WARRIORS AT HOME TO GARIOCH LADIES ON SUNDAY

STOP PRESS: Game is POSTPONED as Violetbank is frozen.

Annan Warriors take on the league leaders Garioch Women in BT Women's National League Division 2 on Sunday at Violetbank with a 12pm KO.

All players to meet as arranged.


TASTER SESSION ON SATURDAY
16TH JANUARY 2016

TRY SOME RUGBY THIS YEAR


WARRIORS PLAY ON SUNDAY
10TH JANUARY 2016

ANNAN WARRIORS AT HOME TO RDVC LADIES ON SUNDAY

Annan Warriors take on RDVC Ladies from Edinburgh on Sunday at Violetbank in BT National League Division 2 with a 2pm KO.

All players to meet as arranged.


HORNETS AWAY ON SUNDAY
13TH DECEMBER 2015

HORNETS OFF TO TAKE ON AYR

The U15/18 Hornets are due to play Ayr U15/18 at Ayr on Sunday. All players meet as arranged with coaches.


LADIES AT HOME ON SUNDAY
6TH DECEMBER 2015

WARRIORS AND HORNETS AT VIOLETBANK

STOP PRESS: All games are POSTPONED.

On Sunday the Warriors are at home to RDVC and the U15 and U12 girls are at home to Carrick.

Warriors game has a 2pm KO and Hornets to meet at 11.45 for a 13.00 start.


UK AWARD FOR TAGGART
1ST DECEMBER 2015

GARY 'TAGGART' COUPLAND - UK CHILDRENS COACH OF THE YEAR

Congratulations Tag from all at Annan RFC. Well deserved!


TRAINING TOMORROW AND THURSDAY
1ST/3RD DECEMBER 2015

TRAINING MOVES TO GALABANK

Womens and Youth Boys training tomorrow and Thursday will be at Galabank.

Tuesday 7.00pm-8.00pm
Thursday 7.00pm-8.30pm


WARRIORS GO DOWN FIGHTING
29TH NOVEMBER 2015

LISMORE EDGE IT IN THE FINAL 10

The Warriors went down 29-19 to Lismore Ladies in their latest league game.

The Warriors took the lead 19-17 with 18 minutes to go but 2 late Lismore tries made the final score 29-19

Unlucky ladies.

The Annan points came from: Jane Stewart (2T), Sophie Robinson (T) and Mal McGeoch (2C)

Match Report


GARY 'TAGGART' COUPLAND - YOUNG PERSONS COACH OF THE YEAR
SUNDAY 29TH NOVEMBER 2015

SPORT SCOTLAND

Video from Sport Scotland on the Young Persons Coach of the Year Award Winner - Gary 'Taggart' Coupland.


MORE AWARDS FOR TAGGART
25TH NOVEMBER 2015

SPORTS SCOTLAND - YOUNG PERSONS COACH OF THE YEAR


OFF TO EDINBURGH FOR THE WARRIORS
29TH NOVEMBER 2015

ANNAN WARRIORS TAKE ON LISMORE LADIES

Annan Warriors are due to play against Lismore Women in Edinburgh on Sunday in BT Women's National League Division 2.

All players meet as arranged.


BOTH LADIES TEAMS IN ACTION
15TH NOVEMBER 2015

ANNAN WARRIORS TAKE ON GAROICH

STOP PRESS: Game is POSTPONED.

On Sunday the Warriors take on Garioch Ladies. Players to meet as arranged.

U15 HORNETS AT HOME ON SUNDAY

The U15 Hornets have their first game of the season when they host Carrick. Players to meet as arranged


ANNAN WARRIORS AT HOME TO GRANGEMOUTH STAGETTES ON SUNDAY
8TH NOVEMBER 2015

HOME GAME FOR THE WARRIORS

STOP PRESS: Game is OFF. Training session instead. Meet time 12.45.

Annan Warriors host Grangemouth Stagettes on Sunday at Violetbank with a 2pm KO.

Players to meet as arranged.


WARRIORS GO DOWN IN DUNDEE
1ST NOVEMBER 2015

INJURY WORRIES IN DUNDEE

The Annan Warriors were the walking wounded on Sunday, going down 29-14 v Morgan. The match was abandoned in the first half due to injuries.

Match Report


HORNETS NEW TRAINING TOPS
29TH OCTOBER 2015

NEW TOPS SPONSORED BY ECO-GENICS

Annan Hornets were presented with new training tops sponsored by Eddie Black, owner of Eco-genics.

New Tops

ANNAN WARRIORS TAKE ON MORGAN
1ST NOVEMBER 2015

ANNAN WARRIORS OFF TO DUNDEE ON SUNDAY

On Sunday, Annan Warriors are off to Morgan RFC in Dundee with a 2 pm kick off. Players to meet as arranged

Date for Diary: Next home game is Sunday 8th November at Violetbank v Grangemouth Stagettes with a 2pm KO. Get along to support YOUR Warriors.


ANNAN WARRIORS BEAT HOWE HARLEQUINS
25TH OCTOBER 2015

LEAGUE HOME WIN FOR THE WARRIORS

Full Time: Annan Warriors 48 v Howe Harlequins 10.

Well played ladies!

The Annan Warriors points were from:

Jane Stewart (3T), Niamh Dobie (T), Amy Graham (T), Nicole Barlow (T), Lindsay McGoldrick (T) Caroline Aitken (T) and Mal McGeoch (4C)

Match Report / Match Highlights


ANNAN WARRIORS WOMENS TEAM HOST HOWE OF FIFE WOMEN IN LEAGUE
25TH OCTOBER 2015

LEAGUE HOME GAME FOR THE WARRIORS

Annan Warriors play their first home league game at Violetbank on Sunday in BT Women's National League Division 2 with a 2pm KO.


PAYMENT OF CLUB MEMBERSHIP
7TH OCTOBER 2015

CLUB MEMBERSHIP DUE

Thank you to everyone who has paid their 2015/16 membership subscription fees. Your continued support as either a player or social member is greatly appreciated.

As a gentle reminder to anyone who has yet to pay and would still like to benefit from Club membership the due date (30th September) has now expired and fees are required for immediate payment.

It is important to note that all potential members, whether playing or social, will not be selected to play rugby or be able to access Club facilities until relevant payments have been made.


WARRIORS GO DOWN FIGHTING
4TH OCTOBER 2015

WARRIOR OUT OF THE CUP

The Annan Warriors had their home Cup debut on Sunday, taking on Greenock Wanderers Ladies but went down 34-17.

Twas a 13 a side game as Annan were short of players and had to play 50 minutes with just 12 players due to an injury.

The Warriors were 29-0 down at half time so Annan won the 2nd half 17-5 but the 1st half gap was too big to overcome so Greenock go into the next round of the Cup.

More game time for the Warriors though - always good!

Match Report / Match Photos / Match Highlights


COMPETITIVE HOME DEBUT FOR THE WARRIORS
4TH OCTOBER 2015

WARRIORS TAKE ON GREENOCK IN THE CUP

Annan Warriors host Greenock Wanderers Women at Violetbank on Sunday in the preliminary round of the Sarah Beaney Cup.

The KO is 2.30pm.

Get along and support Annan Warriors in their first home game of the season.


CONGRATULATIONS TO TAGGART AND HAMMY
29TH SEPTEMBER 2015

HAMMY IS D&G COACH OF THE YEAR

And also congratulations to Ian 'Hammy' Hamilton for winning Dumfries and Galloway Coach of the Year

"Ian Hamilton has been the driving force behind the resurrection and success of girls and women’s rugby at Annan Rugby Club. Ian has been an advocate for women’s rugby and has raised the profile of the women’s game in Annan and beyond and has put women’s rugby firmly on the map with success at youth level and a women’s teams now playing in the RBS National League Division 2."

More at - Annandale & Eskdale Active School & Community Sport

Well deserved and congratulations from all at Annan RFC

TAGGART IS D&G VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

Congratulations to Gary 'Taggart' Coupland for winning Dumfries and Galloway Volunteer of the Year

"Gary Coupland was presented with the Volunteer of the Year Award as someone who has been instrumental in the development of rugby in the Annandale area. Gary has been a guiding force for rugby, giving his time freely and with over 30 year’s involvement, this person is a true inspiration to everyone both at and out with Annan Rugby Club"

More at - Annandale & Eskdale Active School & Community Sport

Also another well deserved win! And again congratulations from all at Annan RFC


WARRIORS GAME IS POSTPONED
27TH SEPTEMBER 2015

RDVC CAN NOT RAISE TEAM

Alas Sundays game v RDVC has been postponed as RDVC ladies can not raise a team


RUGBY COACHING COURSE - UKCC LEVEL 1 AT DUMFRIES RFC
2ND, 3RD AND 10TH OCTOBER 2015

SPACES AVAILABLE FOR COACHING COURSE

Please see Coaches Corner for more details


WARRIORS GAME IS POSTPONED
13TH SEPTEMBER 2015

LISMORE CAN NOT RAISE TEAM

Alas Sundays game v Lismore at Violetbank has been postponed as Lismore Ladies can not raise a team


WARRIORS GO DOWN TO GREENOCK LADIES
6TH SEPTEMBER 2015

WARRIORS LOSE IN A CRACKER

The Annan Warriors lost to Greenock Wanders 41-26 in their debut league game but made Greenock fight all the way.

The Warriors were 19-0 down in the first half but managed to claw their way back to make it 19-19 at half time through tries from Nadine Barnes, Jane Stewart and Chelsea Barnes.

The Warriors then took the lead just after the start of the second half with another try from Jane Stewart.

Alas this was the only time Annan were in the lead as the Wanderers hit back with 4 tries in the 2nd half to run out 41-26 winners.

What a debut game though and amazing effort and skill was shown by the Warriors throughout.

Match Report

Warriors team prior to match

The Ladies now entertain Lismore next Sunday. Kick off: Postponed

Get yourself along and support your Warriors!


LEAGUE SEASON STARTS FOR THE WARRIORS
6TH SEPTEMBER 2015

ANNAN WARRIORS START LEAGUE CAMPAIGN AT GREENOCK WANDERERS ON SUNDAY

Annan Warriors start their league campaign away to Greenock Wanderers on Sunday in BT Women's National League Division 2

Starting Team:
15. Kim Taylor
14. Niamh Dobie
13. Sarah Grainger
12. Mal Mcgeoch
11. Jane Stewart
10. Lyndsay McGoldrick
9. Nicole Barlow
8. Caroline Aitken
7. Chelsea Barnes
6. Kayleigh Warrick
5. Nadine Barnes
4. Abbie Clark
3. Lindsay Kyle
2. Linden Moffat (capt.)
1. Marie Beer Parker

Replacements
16. Laura Sproat
17. Amy Graham

All players meet in Clubhouse at 11.45am for 12.00pm departure.

There is still room available on players’ coach (£10 for supporters). If interested contact hammy@annanrfc.com

Come along and see the birth of an Era!


WARRIORS AT THE SIRENS
25TH AUGUST 2015

GOOD PRESEASON GAME FOR THE WARRIORS

Annan Warriors embarked on the new season with a hard fought match away to National League One outfit Stewartry Sirens at a damp Greenlaw on Tuesday 25th.

Both teams fielded a full 15 a side team, which is a bit of a novelty in the pre season. This goes to show that Women’s Rugby is on the up in Dumfries and Galloway.

The Warriors played well in their first full 15 a side game.

Match Report


S1-S6 HORNETS TRAINING RESTARTS
26TH AUGUST 2015

TRAINING RESTARTS ON WEDNESDAY

S1-S6 girls rugby training starts up again this Wednesday 7pm at Violetbank, Annan.

Hope to see as many girls there as possible, new or old come along and give rugby a try!


WARRIORS AND HORNETS RAISE £1000
23RD AUGUST 2015

SPONSORED WALK UP CRIFFEL

Last Sunday the girls from Annan Warriors and Hornets rugby teams took part in a sponsored pre-season walk up Criffel.

22 players were joined by three young supporters, as well as some parents and coaches, on what turned out to be a glorious sunny day. The party left from Sweetheart Abbey and walked out through New Abbey before heading off up the hills.

The route took them up through the woods and out onto Knockendoch over some very wet and boggy ground after the monsoon of the night before.

After a brief stop at the top the girls headed over onto the main hill and they stopped for lunch on the top of Criffel where Warriors captain Linden Moffat was able to inform them that as a result of their efforts and sponsors they had raised £1000 towards the clubs funds.

After a team photo and all the selfies were taken the girls headed off downhill returning to Sweetheart Abbey for water and dry footwear.

Before heading home the prizes for most sponsors raised were handed out to Jane Stewart, Adele Wyllie and Caroline Aitken.

Girls on the Walk

LADIES ROUND UP
21ST AUGUST 2015

EARLY SEASON PROMISE

After a joint training session last night (Thursday 20th), Annan Warriors will go up against Stewartry Sirens in a pre-season squad game next Tuesday 25th at Greenlaw, Castle Douglas.

This is a 7 o'clock kick off and sees the Warriors embark on their first competitive season.

The game will be split into 3 x 20 min sections with a chance to try out players in various positions prior to the first league outing away to Greenock Wanderers on Sunday 6th September 3.00 pm kick off.

Why not pop along and see the pride of Dumfriesshire’s Women’s rugby teams go head to head.

On the subject of the First league match there will be a bus with room for supporters leaving Bank Street at 11.00 am on Sunday 6th September.

Please contact Ian Hamilton if you require a seat. All welcome. Let’s get behind The Warriors!

Worth noting that with the influx of 12 Sirens there was a total in excess of 90 players training at Violetbank last night. This included S1 to u16 boys, senior men and women. Add to that 8 coaches, the squad erecting tents for Saturdays tournament and committee members preparing fences and pitches for the tournament and we had over 100 people in attendance.

All part of the rugby family that is Annan RFC.

Long may it continue!


TRAINING EQUIPMENT
20TH JULY 2015

LJ RESIDENTIAL SPONSORS

Thanks to LJ Residential for sponsoring the training equipment for the Annan Hornets and Annan Tigers.


Cameron Ewing, Jordan Bell and Lauren Warrick representing the Hornets and Ryan and Josh Whiteside representing the Tigers

TASTER TRAINING SESSION
19TH JULY 2015

BOTH HORNETS AND WARRIORS

Fancy giving rugby a try? Come along to our taster training session - 10-12 on Sunday at Violetbank. All welcome.

Why not bring a friend to training? Food and drinks available afterwards for all who attend.


TRAINING STARTS AGAIN
7TH JULY 2015

PRE-SEASON TRAINING BEGINS

Pre Season training (for both men and women) begins again on Tuesday 7th July at Violetbank. Start time is 7pm.

So it begins again!


LADIES FIXTURES FOR 2015/16
5TH JUNE 2015

WARRIORS DRAWN AT HOME TO GREENOCK

The Annan Warriors have been drawn at home to Greenock Ladies in the SRU Sarah Beaney Cup. Tie to be played on Sunday 4th October 2015

CURRENT FIXTURES FOR 2015/2016 SEASON

Sun 6th Sep - League - Away to Greenock Wanderers
Sun 13th Sep - League - Home to Lismore
Sun 20th Sep - League - Away to RDVC
Sun 27th Sep - League Standby
Sun 4th Oct - Spare Weekend
Sun 11th Oct - League - Away to Garioch
Sun 18th Oct - Cup - Home to Greenock Wanderers
Sun 25th Oct - League - Home to Howe of Fife
Sun 1st Nov - League - Away to Morgan
Sun 8th Nov - League - Home to Grangemouth
Sun 15th Nov - League Standby
Sun 22nd Nov - Cup 2nd Round / Bowl 1st Round
Sun 29th Nov - League - Away to Lismore
Sun 6th Dec - League - Home to RDVC

Sun 10th Jan - Cup/Bowl Quarter Final
Sun 17th Jan - League - Home to Garioch
Sun 24th Jan - League - Away to Howe of Fife
Sun 7th Feb - Spare Weekend
Sun 14th Feb - League Standby
Sun 21st Feb - League - Home to Greenock Wanderers
Sun 28th Feb - League Standby
Sun 6th Mar - Spare Weekend
Sun 13th Mar - League - Home to Morgan
Sun 20th Mar - League Standby
Sun 27th Mar - Cup/Bowl/Plate Semi Final
Sun 3rd Apr - League - Away to Grangemouth
Sun 10th Apr - League Standby
Sat 16th Apr - Cup/Bowl/Plate Final
Sun 24th Apr - League Standby
Sun 1st May - League Standby
Sun 8th May - League Standby