ANNAN WARRIORS (SENIORS) AND HORNETS (JUNIORS)
01/10 - Warriors XV - A - ArdrossanPREVIOUS YEARS
01/10 - U18 XV - A - Waysiders
01/10 - U15 XV - A - Waysiders
08/10 - U12 XV - H - Carrick
2015/16 / 2014/15
|TRAINING AUGUST 2017
Wed: 6.30-7.30pm: Violetbank
Wed: 6.30-7.30pm: Violetbank
Tue & Thu: 7-8.30pm: Violetbank
Tue & Thu: 7-8.30pm: Violetbank
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Email: Colin Warrick@AnnanRFC.com
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Match Reports /
WARRIORS CAPTAIN:CAROLINE AITKEN
WARRIORS VICE CAPTAIN: CHELSEA BARNES
U18 HORNETS CAPTAIN: CAITLIN CRAIK
U15 HORNETS CAPTAIN: ELLI KIRKPATRICK
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THE WARRIORS WIN AGAIN
17TH SEPTEMBER 2017
ANOTHER AWAY WIN FOR THE WARRIORS
The Warriors took to the pitch for their 2nd league game of the season and for the 1st league encounter with Kirkcaldy Ladies. The teams had met twice last season in the BT Cup and Shield with both teams winning one game
The Warriors got off to a great start with Kim Taylor crashing over for her 1st try for the Warriors after just 5 minutes to take it to 5-0.
And it got better for the Warriors just 12 minutes later when scrum half Nicole Barlow scored a great sniping try. With Mal McGeoch with the conversation it was 12-0 to the Warriors.
Both teams had some great chances and it was no surprise that the home team hit back on the 31st minute with a try of their own to take it to 12-5
And then on the stroke of half time. Kirkcaldy scored again to take it to 12-10 at half-time. Game on!
A big second half was required from the Warriors and for the first 17 minutes both teams defences were on top but on the 57 minute, who else but Jane "Lets not drop the ball over the line" Stewart scored. Mal with the conversion.
Then it was Niamh Dobie turn to cross the whitewash on the 60 minute. Twas Niamh third try for the Warriors. Nice!
Then just a few moments later, Jane did it again. Mal with the conversion to take it to 31-10. For the record Jane has now scored a least a try in her last 20 games.
But Kirkcaldy showed they were not for lying down and with 12 to go, scored a converted try to take it to 31-17.
With the last play of the game, Kirkcaldy secured themselves 2 bonus points but it was the Warriors with the win.
5 points for the Warriors who march on in the league!
The Warriors now take a break from league action as their next game is in BT Cup away to Ardossan on the 1st October.
Match Report / Match Photos (opens in a new tab)
WARRIORS AND U15 HORNETS IN ACTION
17TH SEPTEMBER 2017
WARRIORS ON THE ROAD
So after the great win over Howe Harlequins, the Warriors have another trip on the road on the 17th September
This is because their home game v Garioch Ladies due to be played last Sunday was put back to the 18th February.
The Warriors currently sit in 3rd place, behind leaders Glasgow Uni and Broughton Ladies, who have both played an extra game.
2 teams (including Kirkcaldy) have yet to play due to various reasons.
With hopefully 4 games taking place on Sunday, a win for the Warriors could consolidate 3rd. Kirkcaldy will no doubt be wanting to finally get their season off to a winning start though!
So the Warriors travel to Kirkcaldy for the 2nd time and take on the Ladies for the 3rd time.
This will be the first time they will have met on league duty, as the previous 2 games have been in the BT Cup and the BT Bowl, both played last season.
The Warriors won the home Cup leg while the Kirkcaldy Ladies were victorious in the return BT Bowl leg.
The Warriors will be hoping to build on their great win v Howe Harlequins and consolidate their place in the top half of the league.
Warriors Squad: Ashley Clark, M Parker, E Jardine, C Aitken, C Clark, N Barnes, S Grainger, C Barnes, N Barlow, M McGeoch, N Dobie, A McCall, J Stewart, L Thompson, K Taylor
Subs from: J Dalgliesh, K Aitken, C Gate, J Park, L Vevers, Abbie Clark
Meet at Clubhouse at 9.30am for a 2pm KO
U15 HORNETS AT HOME ON SUNDAY
STOP PRESS: Alas the game is now OFF as Oban can not raise a team.
On Sunday the U15 Hornets host Oban Lorne in a West Conference league match .
The Hornets will be hoping to build on the 30-10 win they had a fortnight ago v Cartha Queens Park
Kick Off: 11.30am
All players meet as arranged.
NO GAMES THIS WEEKEND FOR THE WARRIORS OR HORNETS
10TH SEPTEMBER 2017
NO GAMES BUT TRAINING FOR THE WARRIORS
U12, U15 and U18 Hornets - The Hornets do not have a game this weekend. The U15 and U18 Hornets will hopefully be taking on their counterparts from Oban the following Sunday.
Warriors XV - The Annan Warriors home fixture v Garioch Ladies, due to be played on Sunday 10th September, has been moved to the 18th February 2018.
Weather permitting the Warriors will be training at Violetbank on Sunday instead, 10.00-11.30
THE WARRIORS WIN WHILE THE HORNETS ALSO WIN 2 FROM 2
3RD SEPTEMBER 2017
OPENING DAY WIN FOR THE WARRIORS
The Warriors started life in Division 1 against an opponent they have played quite a few times over the last few years - Howe Harlequins.
Howe have had the upper hand in the last few encounters and the Warriors had never won in Cupar so the odds were against the Warriors but playing in their new strips you always knew the Warriors would, as always, give it their best shot.
Alas within a few minutes of kick off the Warriors found themselves 5-0 behind thanks to a well worked Quins try.
The Warriors then did what they always do and dug deep (easy to type, harder to say!) and on the 10th minute Jane Stewart (who else!) was on the end of a great move to tie up the scores at 5-5.
The game them ebbed and flowed for the next 20 mins until the next score. Alas once again it was the Quins who crossed the whitewash to take it to 10-5.
The game was delayed due to an injury but it was the Warriors who hit back next thanks to a Correy Clark try to level up the scores at 10-10.
But Howe hit straight back to take it to 15-10 just before the half time whistle.
Not a bad first half of rugby with 5 great tries scored!
And what a start to the second half as Rachel Armstrong scored for the Warriors with Mel McGeoch with the conversion to take it to 17-15 and the Warriors took the lead for the 1st time in the match. It was Rachel's first try for the Warriors in her 11th competitive game.
Nervy times ahead and for the next 15 minutes defenses on both sides were on top and there was no further score until once again Howe crossed the whitewash to take it to 20-17 with 16 to go.
But the Warriors are a team that never say die and on the 68th minute, the rocket that is Jane Stewart scored a great try. With Mal successful with the conversion the Warriors took the lead again, 24-20.
And thats how the game ended despite chances again for both teams.
What a match!
Well played the Warriors who take a break from league action until the 17th September when they travel to Kirkcaldy Ladies.
Match Report / Match Photos (opens in a new tab) )
THE HORNETS START THE SEASON IN STYLE
The Hornets started their league season with 2 great wins v East Kilbride.
The U18 Hornets won 80-0 while the U15 Hornets won 30-10.
A great start to their season - well played the Hornets!
WARRIORS AND HORNETS ON THE ROAD
3RD SEPTEMBER 2017
STOP PRESS: Annan Warriors with their new tops for life in Division 1
Many, many thanks to the Warriors sponsors for the coming season.
Mucky Paws Dog Grooming
H & I Engineering
S Irving Courier
WARRIORS START LEAGUE CAMPAIGN AWAY TO HOWE OF FIFE
Annan Warriors 2017/18 competitive season starts on Sunday with an away trip to fellow promoted side Howe Harlequins. Itís going to be an interesting National 1 with 8 teams all vying for promotion and trying to avoid relegation.
No team came down from the Premier League with Melrose Ladies being placed in National 1 bypassing National 2. The 7 other teams in the league are: Broughton Ladies, Garioch Ladies, Glasgow University Ladies, Greenock Wanderers Ladies, Howe Harlequins, Kirkcaldy Ladies, Melrose Women.
Annan Warriors Squad: 1 Ashley Clark, 2 L Kyle, 3 E Jardine, 4 C Aitken, 5 C Clark, 6 N Barnes, 7 C Barnes, 8 K McBride, 9 N Barlow, 10 M McGeoch, 11 R Armstrong, 12 A McCall, 13 J Stewart, 14 L Thompson, 15 K Taylor
Replacements: J Dalgliesh, K Aitken, C Gate
Meet at Bank St 9.30am for a 2pm KO.
ANNAN U18 HORNETS AWAY TO EAST KILBRIDE ON SUNDAY
Annan U15 and U18 Hornets travel to East Kilbride on Sunday to get their league campain underway.
All players please meet as arranged.
Best of luck to the Warriors and the Hornets.
WARRIORS AT THE QUEEN OF THE TENS
20TH AUGUST 2017
GOOD EXPERIENCE FOR THE WARRIORS
After their promotion to National 1, the Warriors were invited to take part in the Queen of the Tens Tournament for Premier and National 1 teams at Livingston Rugby Club.
The Warriors were put in a group with Premier League Champions and top team in Scotland Murrayfield Wanderers, Premier League team and last years National 1 undefeated champions Watsonians Ladies and fellow National 1 team Glasgow Uni.
Up first was Glasgow Uni and the Warriors showed the speed and skills that took them to the Morgan Queen of the Tens tournament title last season with a fine 15-0 win. Tries from Jane Stewart (2) and Mal McGeoch.
After a short break, next were the high flying Watsonians team. The Warriors fought well and dug deep but the experience and confidence of the Watsonians team was to prove too much and the Warriors went down 50-12.
The Warriors had the last word though, as they continued to fight to the very end with well worked try from Kim Taylor. Jane Stewart scored the Warriors other try. Mal with the conversion.
The last game was always going to be the toughest against the experienced Murrayfield Ladies team. The Warriors held their own and were only 22-0 down at half time but in the 2nd half the Murrayfield Ladies turned on the style to end up 50-0 winners.
The games against the Premier opposition (and various Scottish Internationalists!) were always going to be tough going but the Warriors played with great determination and the great win versus National 1 opponents Glasgow Uni is a better indicator as to what the Warriors need to do and could/can do this season!
Onto next week!
CUP DRAW FOR THE WARRIORS
10TH AUGUST 2017
SARAH BEANEY CUP DRAW
The Annan Warriors have been drawn away to National 2 Ardrossan Academicals in the 1st round of the Sarah Beaney Cup.
Game to be played on the 1st October 2017.
U15 HORNETS TRAINING RESUMES
9TH AUGUST 2017
U15 Girls training will resume on Wednesday 9th August from 6.30pm - 7.30pm at Violetbank.
New players welcome.
Please Note: U12 Hornets main training in on Fridays at Violetbank, 6pm-7.30pm with the P7 Minis but they can also train with the U15 Hornets on the Wednesdays.
RUGBY TASTER SESSION
SUNDAY 30TH JULY/ 13TH AUGUST 2017
TASTER SESSIONS AT VIOLETBANK
On Sunday there will be the first of two Womenís Rugby Taster Sessions at Violetbank.
If you have ever thought about trying rugby, then nows your chance to give it a shot and see if its for you! (it is!)
Session starts at 11am and concludes at 1pm.
Next session is on Sunday 13th August, again at Violetbank and also a 11am start.
HORNETS FIXTURES FOR NEW SEASON
CONFIRMED FIXTURES SO FAR
Here are the currently confirmed Annan Hornets fixtures for the new season. Further fixtures (past November) will be added when confirmed.
Please Note: Each fixture is for U12, U15 and U18 Hornets teams. Hopefully we will be able to put out teams at each level each week but it may vary week to week.
Please contact Hornets coach Iain Park (IainPark@AnnanRFC.com) for further info re the Hornets, especially if you fancy taking up the greatest sport in the world!
27/08/17: Home to Kilmarnock - BT Girls West Conference
03/09/17: Away to East Kilbride - BT Girls West Conference
10/09/17: Home to Carrick - BT Girls West Conference
17/09/17: Home to Oban - BT Girls West Conference
24/09/17: Currently No Game / League Standby
01/10/17: Away to Waysiders Drumpellier - BT Girls West Conference
08/10/17: Currently No Game / League Standby
15/10/17: Home to Falkirk - BT Girls West Conference
22/10/17: Away to Cartha Queens Park - BT Girls West Conference
29/10/17: Currently No Game / League Standby
05/11/17: Currently No Game / League Standby
12/11/17: Currently No Game / League Standby
19/11/17: East v West Conference Matches - ie East 1 v East 2, East 2 v West 2 etc
TUESDAY 4TH JULY 2017
HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN!
Training starts for the new season on Tuesday 4th July. 7pm at Violetbank. Oh happy days!
SENIOR FIXTURES FOR NEW SEASON
CONFIRMED FIXTURES SO FAR
ANNAN RUGBY AGM 2017
THURSDAY 22ND JUNE 2017
SUMMARY OF THE ANNAN RUGBY AGM
Thanks to all who attended last nights AGM.
President - Gary Coupland
Vice-President (Rugby) - Neil Moffat
Vice-President (Admin) - Fiona Latimer
Secretary - To Be Filled
Treasurer - Lesley Ewing
1st XV Captain - Craig McCann
1st XV Vice-Captain - Sean Haren
2nd XV Captain - Matthew Crombie
2nd XV Vice-Captain - Duncan Kerr
Warriors Captain - Caroline Aitken
Warriors Vice-Captain - Chelsea Barnes
Congratulations to all.
A full run down of the positions filled will be up in the coming days.
And many many thanks to Neil 'Santa' Wallace who steps down as President after 2 years.
RUGBY TASTER SESSIONS
SUNDAY 16TH JULY/30TH JULY/ 13TH AUGUST 2017
TASTER SESSIONS AT MOFFAT AND ANNAN
A bit worried about coming to try something new? Worried about not knowing the rules? Don't worry, just come give it a try!
Annan Rugby are holding 3 taster sessions throughout preseason on:
Sunday 16th July 11am-1pm at Moffat Rugby Football Club
Sunday 30th July 11am-1pm at Violetbank
Sunday 13th August 11am-1pm also at Violetbank!
PLAYER AWARDS 2017
SATURDAY 20TH MAY 2017
A great night was had by all at the Annual Awards and Ceilidh Evening held at Annan Academy.
The awards went to:
U18 Hornet's Coaches Player of the Year: Lily Glendinning
U18 Hornets Players' Player: Caitlin Craik
U18 Hornets' Most Improved Player: Cameron Ewing
Warriors Most Improved Player of the Year: Rachel Donnelly
Warriors Most Improved Player: Chelsea Barnes
Warriors Player of the Year: Kayleigh Warrick
U18 Player of the Year: Josh Whiteside
2nd XV Player's Player of Year: Callum Smith
1st XV Most Improved Player: Ryan Glass
1st XV Players' Player of the Year: Sean Haren
Annan Rugby's Player of the Year: Alex Halliday and Andrew Jancey
Many congratulations to all!