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FORTHCOMING EVENTS

All Autumn Internationals at 17 Bank Street


PREVIOUS YEARS

2017/18 / 2016/17
2015/16 / 2014/15

TRAINING JULY 2018

U12 Hornets
Tue & Thu: 7-8.30pm: Violetbank

U15 Hornets
Tue & Thu: 7-8.30pm: Violetbank

U18 Hornets
Tue & Thu: 7-8.30pm: Violetbank

Warriors
Tue & Thu: 7-8.30pm: Violetbank

All Welcome!

CONTACT INFO

HORNETS COACH

Email: Billy.Henderson@talktalk.net

Mobile: 07885 630 703

WARRIORS COACH

Email: ColinWarrick@AnnanRFC.com

Mobile: 07402 557 075

OTHER EMAIL

Warriors@AnnanRFC.com

Hornets@AnnanRFC.com


        

OTHER INFO

Match Reports / Point Scorers
Table / Fixtures

WARRIORS CAPTAIN:CAROLINE AITKEN
WARRIORS VICE CAPTAIN: CHELSEA BARNES
U18 HORNETS CAPTAIN: TBC
U15 HORNETS CAPTAIN: TBC

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ANTI-DOPING EDUCATION

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  • Scottish Rugby: Player Anti-Doping Guidance Document

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    HORNETS AT HOME
    11TH NOVEMBER 2018

    HORNETS HOST MURRAYFIELD

    At Violetbank, the U15 and U18 Hornets will be hosting their counterparts from Murrayfield Wanderers in their latest Mirage league game. Kick Offs: 12pm.

    Get yourself along and watch some future Annan Warriors and hopefully some Scotland internationalists!

    Players to meet with the coaches as arranged

    Best of luck to all the teams this weekend.


    END OF THE SEASON FOR THE WARRIORS
    11TH NOVEMBER 2018

    WARRIORS LOSE TO THE SIRENS.

    The Warriors took to the Greenlaw pitch at Stewartry for their last Premier league game. A win would mean the Warriors would win the mini Premier B league game but they would have to get past the Sirens.

    The Sirens had won at Violetbank earlier this season, something teams from Stewartry rarely get to enjoy, so the Warriors knew they had to be at their best to get some if not all of the points.

    The Warriors would also be missing top try scorer Jane "The Flash" Stewart who is carrying an injury but top try scorer this season Abbie "Say hello to my little palm" Clark was playing, one of the Warriors danger players.

    It was a very physical start from the home team but it wasn't until the 18 minute until the first score. 5-0 to the Sirens.

    On the 36 minute the Sirens took it to 12-0 and thats how the half ended.

    A big second half was required from the Warriors if they wanted to get back into the game.

    And the big second half started well for the Warriors as, who else but, Abbie "Face, meet Palm" Clark romped over for her 10th try of the season. Mal with the conversation. 12-7 and game on!

    The Warriors pushed for the winning try but alas it was the Sirens who scored with 10 to go to take the game out of reach of the Warriors on the 70th minute.

    The Warriors had the last word though as at the death, Correy Clark crossed the whitewash, Mal with the conversion. 17-14 and losing bonus point gained.

    So congratulations to the Sirens.

    The Sirens should beat next seasons Premier league team Cartha Ladies and the Premier B mini league will be theirs.

    So the 2018 season is over for the Warriors. It's been emotional!

    Watch this space as the new 2019 season starts in, err, 2019! with a new cup structure to start it all off in the new year.

    Both teams will be in National 1 next season so SW Scotland Womens rugby bragging rights will be up for grabs again in the not to distant future.

    #MonTheWarriors

    Match Report / Match Photos / Match Highlights


    DERBY DAY FOR THE WARRIORS
    11TH NOVEMBER 2018

    WARRIORS OFF TO STEWARTRY

    So the last Warriors Premier B match of 2018 and its a nice wee derby game away to Stewartry Sirens!

    With only 3 teams in Premier B and after the Warriors great bonus point win v Cartha Ladies, the Warriors would end up on top of the mini Premier B table with any sort of win on Sunday.

    The Sirens did find some form in their last 2 games in the Premier league and will be wanting to continue this trend on Sunday!

    A win for the Sirens then it would all come down to their last game away to Cartha the following week. A Cartha win there and it would all come down to bonus points and difference!

    So the Warriors travel to the Greenlaw for the first time to face local friends and rivals Stewartry Sirens.

    The Sirens, like the Warriors had been finding life in the Premier league tough this season but they did win their last 2 games before the split. One of those wins was versus the Warriors at Violetbank when the Ladies from Castle Douglas won 31-10.

    Both teams will be wanting the win in this game. For the Warriors it would mean they would end up top of Premier B while for the Sirens it would take it to their last game of the season v Cartha.

    There will be a bus going from Annan for supporters. £10 per person. Contact Warriors manager Tracy Whiteside if you would like a seat. The bigger support the better!

    Players to meet at Bank Street for a 11.30am for the 2pm KO

    Warriors Starting XV from: M Parker, J Dalgliesh, E Jardine, L Kyle, M Alexander, C Clark, Abbie Clark, K Warrick, N Barnes, N Dobie, C Barnes (c), L Moffat, C Ritchie, L Glendinning, N Barlow, M McGeoch, E Henderson, K Taylor, J Stewart, C O'Connell, A Armstrong, L Vevers, K Barlow, R Armstrong


    HORNETS ON THE ROAD
    4TH NOVEMBER 2018

    OFF TO STIRLING

    The mighty U15 and U18 Hornets are on the road to take on Stirling County Girls. Stirling are top of the Mirage league so it will be a big ask of the Hornets to win these matches, but this is the Hornets so you will know they will give it their all and return with some points!

    Kick offs: 12pm

    Players to meet as arranged with the coaches

    STOP PRESS: The U15 Hornets go down to Stirling despite a great first half. Final Score 59-7. The U18 Hornets match was called off due to lack of numbers

    From Coach Henderson: "Outstanding performance by the U15 Girls. Got beat 59-7 but in the first half, Stirling only marginally better than us. No-one better than Emilia on the pitch and opposition very complimentary with Zoe Mitchell's performance. A proud coach with all 12 girls playing well. Thanks Billy"


    MIXED FORTUNES FOR THE TEAMS
    28TH OCTOBER 2018

    WARRIORS BEAT CARTHA

    The Warriors took to the Violetbank pitch for their last home league game of 2018 against a Cartha side who the Warriors had just beat in their last encounter.

    Twas a great start for the Warriors as Abbie "Hand Off" Clark crossed the white was on the 5th minute. Mal with the conversion, This was Abbies 9th try of the season.

    Like the first match, Cartha came back strongly and drew level on the 12 minute with a well worked converted try. 7-7

    Unlike the high scoring away match, defences were on top in this game and it wasn't until the 33rd minute that there was another score. And it was the Clark sister by the name of Correy that scored. Her 2nd try of the season. Mal with the conversion. 14-7 which was also how the half ended.

    The 2nd half started and it was the Warriors who started the better and it was no surprise when Jane "Slightly Fast" Stewart crossed over for her 6th of the season. Janes 88th try for the Warriors! Mal with the conversion 21-7 with 32 to go.

    Twas end to end stuff from both teams but the odd knock on and great defence kept the score down.

    But with 12 to go, who else but Jane "The Rocket" scored her 89th try for the Warriors. 26-7. Try bonus point gained. Could the Warriors see out the game?

    Spoilers ahead......Yes.

    Final score: Warriors 26-7 to the Warriors. Nice!

    The Warriors now travel to Castle Douglas on the 11th November as they take on Stewartry Sirens in what could be a winner takes all Premier B clash.

    #MonTheWarriors

    Match Report / Match Photos / Match Highlights

    HORNETS GO DOWN TO BIGGAR

    U15 Hornets 17 v Biggar Girls 54
    U18 Hornets 5 v Biggar Girls 45

    Well played to all the teams. Some great rugby on show.

    The Hornets are off to Stirling County next Sunday

    #MonTheHornets


    HORNETS AND WARRIORS AT HOME ON SUNDAY
    28TH OCTOBER 2018

    WARRIORS HOST CARTHA

    So the last home match for the Warriors in this years Premier Division is versus Cartha Queens Park Ladies on Sunday. The Premier league has split into 2 with Annan, Cartha and Stewartry playing each other over the next few weeks.

    After this Sundays match, the Warriors then travel the short distance to Castle Douglas for the derby rematch with Stewartry Sirens.

    The Warriors will be wanting to end this part of the league season on a winning note so you know as always the Warriors will be giving their all to try and make this happen.

    So the Warriors welcome the Cartha Queens Park Ladies to Violetbank for the first time.

    The teams of course met back in September when the Warriors ran out 53-41 in a try fest of a match!

    Both teams have had some high scoring matches in this division this season, alas the majority of the points coming from the opposition.

    But as was seen in the away match, both Annan and Cartha are fairly evenly matched and like to play attacking running rugby and Sunday match will not be an exception you would think.

    A win for the Warriors would mean the next match v Stewartry Sirens in a couple of weeks would mean a win for the Warriors and they would be winners of this mini league. The same goes for Cartha as well though and Sirens will be thinking the same!

    It's like every team wants to win Premier B. Who would have thought!

    All to play for on Sunday.

    Players to meet at Violetbank at 12.30pm for the 2pm kick off

    Warriors Starting XV: 1 M Parker 2 M Alexander 3 N Barnes 4 Abbie Clark 5 K Warrick 6 C Clark 7 A McWilliam 8 C Barnes (c) 9 N Barlow 10 M McGeoch 11 J Stewart 12 A Armstrong 13 C O'Connell 14 E Henderson 15 K Taylor

    Replacements: 16 J Dalgliesh 17 L Kyle 18 L Moffat 19 R Armstrong 20 L Vevers

    U15 AND U18 HORNETS FACE BIGGAR

    The U15 and U18 Hornets are also at home on Sunday as they both face Biggar Girls at Violetbank.

    Biggar Girls are one of the top girls rugby teams in Scotland so the Hornets will need to be on the top of their game to pick up the points.

    The Hornets have 2 games left after this one in the league this year. Travelling to leaders Stirling County next week then hosting Murrayfield Wanderers on the 18th November.

    Players to meet as arranged with the coaches for the 11.30am kick offs.


    HORNETS IN ACTION
    7TH OCTOBER 2018

    HORNETS OFF TO CARTHA

    With the Warriors taking a break, its the Hornets that will represent the girls this weekend at Annan (and the odd great player in the tigers!)

    In league action, the U15 and U18 Hornets girls squads are off to old rivals Cartha Queens Park.

    Both teams lost to Cartha last year, the U18's at Murrayfield in the Bowl Final, so both teams will be wanting to finally getting tick in the win column.

    Players to meet as arranged with the coaches for the 11.15am kick offs.

    Best of luck to the Hornets.

    STOP PRESS: Hornets lost both games but great rugby on display - Match Reports


    LOCAL DERBY CLASH AT VIOLETBANK
    3OTH SEPTEMBER 2018

    DERBY DAY LOSS FOR THE WARRIORS

    The Warrior took to the Violetbank pitch for their first ever competitive match against local friends and rivals Stewartry Sirens.

    A win for the Warriors would take them above Stewartry in the league with one match to play before the league splits into 2. The Warriors last match is supposed to be against Murrayfield Wanderers Ladies. This game is very unlikely to be taking place.

    It was an end to end half. The Sirens struck first on the 10 minute to take a 5-0 lead but the Warriors hit back a few minutes later thanks to an Abbie Clark try. Abbies 7th try of the season.

    A few minutes later though it was 10-5 to the Sirens who crossed the whitewash again with a well worked try. The supporters were getting their monies worth.

    Things calmed down on the try front for the next 15 or so but both teams had chances.

    But with about 7 to go before the half time whistle, the Sirens extended their lead to 17-5. And thats how the half ended.

    Big second half required by the Warriors required!

    Alas it was Stewartry that scored next on the 45th minute. A converted try and it was 24-5. Almost getting close to game over time!

    The match tightened up again and it wasn't until the 67th minute that the next try was scored. And it was the try machine Abbie again to take it to 24-10

    13 to go? Chance perhaps?

    The Warriors did indeed have chances but the game was put out of reach of the Warriors, when the Sirens scored their 5th try of match to take it to 31-10.

    And that was the final score.

    So congratulations to the Sirens.

    As always, the Warriors will have learnt a lot from this game to take forward into the next match. Talking of which, the Warriors next league match will be on the 28th October after the league splits into two. Opponents and venue to be confirmed.

    Watch this space for any potential friendlies in the meantime.

    #MonTheWarriors

    Match Report / Match Photos / Match Highlights


    FEAST OF LADIES RUGBY AT VIOLETBANK
    3OTH SEPTEMBER 2018

    LOCAL DERBY FOR THE WARRIORS

    So after last Sundays great result away to Cartha Queens Park, the Warriors gained their first points and win of the season.

    This means that Sundays game v Stewartry Sirens will decide which SW team gets the bragging rights being the top team in SW Scotland (until the league split at least!)

    The following Sunday the Warriors are due to host Murrayfield Wanderers but not sure it will be taking place. Therefore Sundays game could be the last match before the league splits into 2.

    All to play for!

    So the Warriors welcome the Sirens to Violetbank for the 1st time in a competitive match on Sunday.

    The teams have met in a couple of preseason friendlies over the past few years, with both teams winning 1 of the matches

    Both teams will be up for this clash.

    For the Sirens it will be to banish the heavy defeat last week to Watsonian Ladies (we know the feeling!).

    For the Warriors, they will be wanting to add to their great win last weekend and end this part of the league season on a high.

    Players to meet at Violetbank at 12.30pm for the 2pm kick off.

    Warriors Starting XV: 1 N Barnes 2 M Alexander 3 E Jardine 4 Abbie Clark 5 K Warrick 6 C Clark 7 A McWilliam 8 C Barnes (c) 9 N Barlow 10 C O'Connell 11 R Armstrong 12 A Armstrong 13 J Stewart 14 L Vevers 15 K Taylor

    Warriors Replacements: 16 M Parker 17 L Moffat 18 J Dalgliesh 19 E Henderson 20 K Barlow

    HORNETS ALSO AT HOME

    STOP PRESS: The Hornets go down in both games. Both teams played really well with some cracking tries scored.

    The 2 Hornets teams are also at home on Sunday, with the U15 and U18 Girls taking on Hillhead Jordanhill in the Mirage Conference clash.

    After last weeks double win, the Hornets will be well up for continuing their winning form at Violetbank

    Players to meet as arranged with their coaches.

    Kick offs: 11.00am


    3 FROM 3 FOR THE WOMEN OF ANNAN
    23RD SEPTEMBER 2018

    BOOM....THERE IT IS

    The Warriors travelled to Glasgow to take on Cartha knowing that they were getting closer to getting their first points in the Premier League.

    To cut a long story (40 mins first half) short, come half time it was 25-19 to the Warriors! A hat-trick for the returning Jane Stewart and 2 tries from the Clark sisters meant the Warriors were on top after the first 40. A try bonus point to boot,

    In the second half, it was all to play for.

    Again to keep things simple and to wait for the main match report from a proud coach, the Warriors ran out 41 v 53 winners.

    Tries from Abbie Clark (x2), Jane again, Allana and the boot of Mal (x4) meant it was a great and first win in the Premier Division.

    The Warriors showed they deserve to be here and now look forward to the local clash v Stewartry Sirens next week at Violetbank.

    #MonTheWarriors

    Match Report / Match Highlights

    THE 2 HORNETS TEAMS ALSO WON

    Actual scores TBC but it was 2 wins from 2 for the U15 and U18 Hornets v Ayr Girls.

    Edit: twas 50-48 to the U15 Hornets. 54-0 to the U18 Hornets

    Nice!

    Match Report


    WARRIORS AND HORNETS ON THE ROAD
    23RD SEPTEMBER 2018

    WARRIORS AWAY TO CARTHA

    The Warriors are off to Cartha Queens Park on Sunday for their latest Premier Division match.

    For the Warriors, last Sundays game v Watsonian Ladies, despite the result, was the Warriors best performance to date. The last 20 in the matches seems to be when the Warriors defence leak the most tries. Tighten that up and the first points of the campaign are near!

    After this weekends game, the next match of the Premier league is a home tie v Stewartry Sirens. This will be a local derby thats been in the making since the Warriors formed in 2014/15. This and next Sundays games should be crackers!

    So the Warriors travel to Cartha Queens Park on Sunday for their latest league match.

    The teams have never met but the clubs have with the 1st XV, 2nd XV, Hornets and Tigers having all played Cartha in recent years, In fact the Hornets play Cartha in a couple of weeks in the Mirage league.

    This will be the last away league game of this years Premier league. The Warriors will be wanting to finally get some well deserved points on the board either via a try bonus, losing bonus or most preferably a win!

    A win on Sunday then next weeks match v Stewartry could take the Warriors to 6th placed finish. Possibly higher as unlikely the match v Murrayfield Ladies will take place.

    For Cartha, they will be wanting to consolidate their mid-table position. A 3rd placed finish is still within Cartha grasp. Should be a great advert for the game on Sunday. Both teams still have lots to prove and play for.

    Players to meet at Bank Street at 10 am for the 2pm kick off

    Warriors Starting XV: 1 M Parker 2 M Alexander 3 E Jardine 4 Abbie Clark 5 K Warrick 6 C Clark 7 A McWilliam 8 C Barnes (c) 9 N Barlow 10 M McGeoch 11 R Armstrong 12 A Armstrong 13 J Stewart 14 K Barlow 15 K Taylor

    Replacements: 16 M Ker

    U15 AND U18 HORNETS ON THE ROAD

    The U15 and U18 Hornets are on the road to Ayr as they continue their Mirage League campaign against some tough opponents. Both matches kick off at 11.30am.

    All players to meet as arranged with their respective coaches.

    Best of luck to the Hornets


    WARRIORS AT HOME
    16TH SEPTEMBER 2018

    WARRIORS HOST WATSONIAN LADIES

    STOP PRESS: The Warriors go down 55-14. Great performance and scoreline was not reflective of the game. Abbie Clark with the 2 Warriors tries and Mally with 2 conversions.

    Match Report / Match Photos / Match Highlights

    After last weeks game versus Hillhead Jordanhill ladies had to be conceded due to injuries and unavailable Warriors, (a friendly between the teams is being arranged for the new year) the Warriors turn to Sunday as they host Watsonian Ladies.

    Watsonian Ladies have a played 3 won 2 record so far in the Premier league, although one of the wins was a walkover.

    With Hillhead Ladies looking like they are the team to beat this season, Watsonian Ladies will still be eying the potential top spot.

    For the Warriors, its been a tough but expected start to life in the Premier league.

    At home you feel the Warriors always have a chance and they will be wanting to take the lessons of the past two Premier league matches and get their first point or points on the board on Sunday.

    So the Warriors host Watsonian Ladies on Sunday at Violetbank.

    Unusually for a team in the Premier league, the teams have actually met before when they clashed in the Sarah Beaney Cup last season at Violetbank.

    Watsonian Ladies came out on top but the Warriors did score a couple of great tries.

    Again it will be a tough ask for the Warriors to claim all the points in this game but the Warriors will, as always, be up for the challenge.

    Players to meet at Violetbank at 12.30 for the 14.00 KO.

    For Watsonian Ladies they will be wanting to keep up their challenge to the top spot with Hillhead Jordanhill

    Warriors Squad: 1 M Parker, 2 L Moffat, 3 E Jardine, 4 Abbie Clark, 5 C Clark, 6 A McWilliam, 7 N Barnes, 8 C Barnes (c), 9 N Barlow, 10 M McGeoch, 11 K Barlow, 12 A Armstrong, 13 C O'Connell, 14 R Armstrong, 15 K Taylor, 16 M Alexander, 17 J Dalgliesh.


    3 TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
    8TH/9TH SEPTEMBER 2018

    U15 AND U18 HORNETS HOST CAITHNESS

    STOP PRESS: SCORES ON THE DOORS: MIRAGE LEAGUE

    U15 Hornets 5 v Caithness U15 Girls 57
    U18 Hornets 24 v Caithness U18 Girl 83

    Well played to both teams. A tough shift but all rugby is good rugby!

    Safe journey home to Caithness Girls! Great commitment!

    U18 Match Photos / U18 Match Highlights

    U15 try from Sarah Hunter
    U18 points from Ellie Henderson (2 tries), Lily Glendinning (2 tries) and Jenna Paterson (2 conversions)

    #MonTheHornet

    If there is an award for rugby dedication, its to Caithness Girls Rugby as they travel to 360 plus miles to Annan on Friday and Saturday to take on the Annan U15 and U18 Hornets on Saturday morning at Violetbank!

    Thats commitment to the cause!

    Kick off for both games in 11.30am and a big Annan support would be most welcome to support Caithness and the Hornets.

    This is the opening home game of the Mirage league.

    Hornets to meet as arranged with the coaches.

    Best of luck to the girls.

    MASSIVE GAME FOR THE WARRIORS

    STOP PRESS: WARRIORS MATCH OFF

    Alas the efforts/injuries from the last two weeks matches and Warrior unavailability means that Sundays Premier league match v Hillhead Jordanhill Ladies has been conceded.

    The teams have agreed to play a friendly match in the new year however as to be the best, you have to play the best!

    #MonTheWarriors

    So with the Warriors first foray into the Premier Division being the expected steep learning curve, Sundays opponents Hillhead Jordanhill will be the toughest game the Warriors have ever faced.

    Not that the Warriors wont be giving 100% as always but against the best Womens team in Scotland at the moment, very few teams return from the Hughenden ground with the points.

    Hillhead Jordanhill are stacked with Scottish Internationalists and are the current league and cup holders and are also top the league after the first 2 game.

    It will be a tough ask for the Warriors to get a result of some sort in this match, but rugby can be a funny old game and this is the Warriors after all!

    So the Warriors travel to HillHead Jordanhill for the first time. Like last weeks opponents, Corstorphine Cougars, other teams in the club have played Sundays opponents but this will the debut match between the senior women's teams.

    Hillhead Jordanhill will go into this game as huge favourites but the Annan Warriors will be making sure the Glasgow ladies will have to work for the full 80 if they are to claim the points.

    For the Warriors, its been a tough introduction to life in the Premier league and after this game the Warriors will host Watsonian Ladies next week at Violetbank.

    The Warriors could have turned down promotion last season (which has happened in the past to various league winners) but the Warriors knew that every game in the Premier league is gaining them valuable experience for the next match.

    The only way is up for the Warriors!

    Warriors Starting XV: TBC

    Warriors Replacements: TBC


    IMPROVED PERFORMANCE BUT END IN DEFEAT
    2ND SEPTEMBER 2018

    WARRIORS GO DOWN IN EDINBURGH

    The Warriors travelled to Edinburgh for the first away tie in the Tennent's Premier League to take on Corstorphine Cougars

    The first quarter was action packed but unfortunately for the Warriors it was the Cougars who took control with 3 well worked tries to the Warriors 1. The Warriors try coming from Abbie Clark. 15-5. 15 minutes played. Frantic start.

    In the 2nd quarter of the half, things settled down for a bit and it wasn't until the 35th minute that there was another score.

    Alas for the Warriors it was for the Cougars who scored and who took a 22-5 lead into the the half time break.

    The Warriors were playing well when they had the ball but their defence had allowed a few soft tries and the game was starting to drift away from them.

    Big second half required.

    However it was the Cougars who scored the first points in the 2nd half with a well worked try to take it to 29-5. The Warriors were now playing for pride as the match looked out of reach.

    For the next 10 mins though it was nip and tuck with the Warriors getting back into the game but just the last pass going astray.

    But again a couple of defences lapses and the Cougars scored a couple of quick tries and it was 43-5 with about 20 to go.

    Both teams has chances to add to the score in the last 20 and it was the Cougars who had the final say in the match and added 3 late tries to take the final score to 62-5.

    Despite the score, an improved performance from the Warriors but it will take a will take a few more matches for the Warriors to adjust to the pace of the Premier league.

    Anyway, the Warriors will take the experience from the game and add it to the rugby knowledge bank! Onto the next game Warriors!

    The Warriors now have the toughest match of the season as they travel to Hillhead Jordanhill next Sunday. Then they are home to Watsonian Ladies the following week. A couple of big game coming up!

    #MonTheWarriors!


    LEAGUE SEASON CONTINUES
    2ND SEPTEMBER 2018

    WARRIORS OFF TO THE CAPITAL

    The Warriors travel to Edinburgh on Sunday for their 2nd match in the Premier league.

    Last Sundays match v Stirling County showed what kind of pace the Premier league is played at. It will no doubt take a few games for the Warriors to adjust,

    The other teams in the league have been playing at this level for many a year, so every game for the Warriors just adds to the Warriors players experience.

    Corstorphine Cougars started their league campaign with a narrow away loss to Watsonian Ladies.

    So both teams will be wanting to get the 4 or 5 points from this match to take into the next game. Which for the Warriors is away to current league champions Hillhead Jordanhill.

    So the Warriors travel to Corstorphine for the first time.

    The other teams in the club have played the Edinburgh club, with the U15 Hornets taking on the combined Lismore/RHC girls team at the time back in 2016. A wee Bowl Final win!

    As was mentioned above, both teams will be wanting to get a win under their belts and get some points on the board.

    Will be a tough tough game, with a couple of new faces in the Warriors team, and Corstorphine will be favourites to take the points. But this is the Warriors. Enough said.

    Players to meet at Bank Street at 10am for the 2pm KO

    Warriors Starting XV: 1 M Parker, 2 A McWilliam, 3 E Jardine, 4 Abbie Clark, 5 C Clark, 6 N Barnes, 7 S Grainger, 8 C Barnes (c), 9 N Barlow, 10 M McGeoch, 11 R Armstrong, 12 A Armstrong, 13 J Stewart, 14 C O'Connell , 15 K Taylor

    Warriors Subs: 16 L Thompson, 17 E Henderson


    LEAGUE SEASON STARTS
    26TH AUGUST 2018

    VIOLETBANK START FOR THE WARRIORS

    STOP PRESS: The Warriors go down 72-12 to Stirling. Great effort but it will take a few matches for the Warriors to get up to speed with the difference in Premier league rugby

    Match Report / Match Photos / Match Highlights

    The Warriors take to the pitch on Sunday for their debut match in the Premier Division.

    It will be the Warriors first competitive game of the season although they played Carlisle Cougars on Tuesday in a training match.

    Stirling County will be the opposition and it will be a huge step up from National 1 that the Warriors won last year.

    So we welcome Stirling County to Annan and Violetbank for the first time.

    For the record, this might be the first time the 2 clubs have met at any level. Especially at Violetbank anyway.

    Stirling Ladies have been a mainstay in the Premier Division over the years and were 4th last year.

    In this shortened season as the Women's game restructures to the new structure in 2019, both teams will be wanting to start the season with a win.

    Should be a great game at Violetbank. Players to meet at Violetbank at 12.30 for the 14.00 kick off.

    Warriors Squad: 1 M Parker, 2 A McWilliam, 3 E Jardine, 4 Abbie Clark, 5 C Clark, 6 L Moffat, 7 S Grainger, 8 N Barnes (Joint Capt.), 9 N Barlow, 10 M McGeoch, 11 R Armstrong, 12 L Vevers, 13 J Stewart, 14 K Barlow, 15 K Taylor (Joint Capt.), 16 M Alexander, 17 L Thompson

    HORNETS OFF TO THE CAPITAL

    STOP PRESS: Mixed fortunes as the U15 Hornets go down 52-14 but the U18 Hornets won convincingly in a development match. Well played Hornets. Onto the next one!

    The U15 and U18 start their league season with a trip to Edinburgh to take on old friends Lismore Ladies.

    The teams have met numerous times over the years with every match being very competitive and Sundays matches will be no exception!

    Team to meet with the coaches as arranged for the 11.30 kick offs.


    TASTER SESSION
    11TH AUGUST 2018

    YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO!


    WARRIORS AT THE MOFFAT TENS
    28TH JULY 2018

    LADIES LOSE IN THE FINAL

    Two Annan teams travelled to Moffat for their Annual Tens competition.

    The Warriors took on Stewartry Sirens and Oban Ladies over 6 group matches.

    The Warriors started like a house on fire and won their first games v each team. They then faded a bit and lost the next 3 games but bounced back to win their last game v Oban.

    Overall the Warriors played 6 won 3 lost 3 in the group games.

    Against Stewartry Sirens it was 17 points to the Warriors and 14 against.

    Against Oban Ladies it was 39 points to the Warriors and 19 against.

    With Oban besting Stewartry in their 3 matches, this meant the final would be between the Warriors and Oban!

    So for the 4th time, the teams took to the Moffat pitch and for the 2nd time it was the Ladies from the North who came out on top 12-7.

    Well played anyway to the Warriors. Onto the start of the Premier league season in just 4 weeks!

    Game 1: Warriors 7 v Stewartry Sirens 0

    Try from Sarah Grainger and converted by Allana McWilliam

    Game 2: Warriors 19 v Oban Ladies 0

    Tries from Abbie Clark, Kirsty Barlow (1st try for the Warriors) and Jane Stewart with 2 converted by Allana McWilliam

    Game 3: Warriors 5 v Stewartry Sirens 7

    Try from Rachel Armstrong

    Game 4: Warriors 10 v Oban Ladies 12

    Tries from Abbie Clark and Chelsea Barnes

    Game 5: Warriors 5 v Stewartry Sirens 7

    Try from Nicole Barlow

    Games 6: Warriors 10 v Oban Ladies 7

    Tries from Sarah Grainger (2)

    Final Warriors 7 v Oban Ladies 12

    Try from Jane Stewart converted by Allana McWilliam

    Match Report / Match Photos


    TEAMS OFF TO THE MOFFAT TENS
    28TH JULY 2018

    2 ANNAN TEAMS TRAVEL ON SATURDAY

    Annan travel to Moffat on Saturday to take part in the Annual Moffat 10s Tournament at The Holm. This year the tournament features women's rugby for the first time with Annan Warriors participating.

    Annan Warriors 10 will play in a league comprising Annan, Biggar and Stewartry with the Warriors playing their first match against Stewartry Sirens with a 1.30pm KO.

    Warriors Squad: C Barnes (c), L Moffat, N Barnes, Abbie Clark, S Grainger, N Barlow, A McWilliam, L Vevers, J Stewart, K Taylor, K Barlow

    Players to meet at clubhouse at 11:15am

    Transport: Cars

    Annan men's 10 will play in a league comprising Annan, Oban, Stewartry and Walkerburn with Annan playing their first game against Walkerburn with a 12.45pm KO

    Annan 10's squad: TBC

    Players to meet at clubhouse at 11.15am

    Transport: Cars


    REALISE YOUR INNER HORNET/WARRIOR
    JULY 2018

    TRAINING HAS RESTARTED

    For all Ladies U12-Adult - currentrly down at the Everholm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 7pm.

    Come down for a try or even just for a chat and see what its all about.