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SEVENS TRAINING AND LAST GAME OF SEASON
21ST MAY 2011

7s training Tuesday & Thursday this week, 7pm start.

With Bladnoch tournament next Saturday 21st.

This is the players end of season day out so the more the merrier.

Bus leaves club at 10am.


ANNAN RFC AWARDS AND CEILIDH 2011
7TH MAY 2011

ANNAN RFC AWARD WINNERS 2010/11

Player of The Year - Dwayne Barnes
Players Player of the Year - Craig McCann
Most Improved Player of the Year - James Bigham
2nd XV Player of the Year - Willie Gray
Colts Player of the Year - Joint Winners Adam Torbett & Michael Thompson

Congratulations to all.

Further pictures from the awards can be found here


END OF SEASON SUMMARY

ANNAN FINISH IN RELEGATION SPOT, BUT.....

Annan RFCís President Don Barty had the following to say on the Clubís season:

ďItís been a hard fought league campaign, but ultimately we didnít manage to do quite enough to pull ourselves out of the bottom two. Following a very good home win against Aberdeenshire , we had to rely on Allan Glens slipping up at the final hurdle. However, the Glasgow side gained a bonus point in losing 23-30 to promoted Kilmarnock last Saturday and moved above Annan on points differential. Our results since the turn of the year were very good on the whole and this is all credit to a great bunch of players and to coaches Neil Moffat and Niall Smith. The lads started to believe in themselves and played more as a team, showing a passion and determination to move away from the foot of the table. Ultimately, it was not to be despite some excellent late results. We simply left ourselves with too much to do after a poor start to the season where we had several opportunities to win matches - but were unable to close out games when we were in the lead in the last quarter.

It is probable that league restructuring will lead to regionalisation below National One and this will be decided at the AGM of the SRU on June 25th. If that does go through, then nothing much will change for Annan. It will simply be a matter of waiting to see whether we are placed in West 1 or East 1. On the other hand, if restructuring doesnít go through, the dreaded trip to Orkney looms large!

Annan have lost a considerable number of players in the last three seasons and this fact cannot be understated. In a rural area such as ours, they are difficult to replace. We need to bring youth players through and often this takes time until they are ready for the big step up. It also needs dedicated 2nd XV players who are prepared to train hard and fight for 1st XV places. In an amateur game, we can hope for nothing more.

This season has ended disappointingly after everyoneís valiant efforts, but we will continue to try to play attractive rugby at whatever level we find ourselves. Training will start again next month and we take it from there.

Meantime, many congratulations from everyone at Annan RFC to Annan Athletic who have done the town proud by reaching the play offs Ė a great achievement.


THE 1STS WIN
23RD APRIL 2011

THE 1STS WIN BUT COULD BE TOO LATE

The 1sts win their 5th out of the last 7 league games but alas it may all be to late to avoid relegation. Annan beat Aberdeenshire 18-10 but other results mean that Annan have to hope that Allan Glens don't pick up a point in their last 2 league games.

1st XV Updates Other Division 2 Scores
Match Report
Match Photos
Leading Point Scorers
Kilmarnock 59 v Caithness 12
Waysiders 19 v Glasgow Accies 14
Hawick YM 30 v Berwick 17
Stewartry 33 v Allan Glen's 11


TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
16TH APRIL 2011

ANNAN WELCOME ABERDEENSHIRE TO VIOLETBANK FOR LAST GAME OF SEASON

Annan welcome Aberdeenshire to Violetbank on Saturday for their last game of the season in Division 2 of the SRU National Leagues. With Annan being defeated last weekend by promotional hopefuls Kilmarnock at Bellsland and Stewartry winning at Caithness Annan must win on Saturday and rely on other results going their way if they are to stave of relegation. There are still four teams in the mix to take the 2nd relegation spot in the league (Newton Stewart are already relegated) Annan, Stewartry, Waysiders Drumpellier with one game to play and Allan Glens with 3 games to play. The match is sponsored by Annan Ladies.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, S Wyllie, J Nelson, G Hogg, K Watret, D Wyllie, D Barnes, M Carpenter, A Jancey, C McCann, A Rae, J Bigham, M Griffin, S McCann, K Jones Replacements: R Craig, M Thompson, A Copeland.

Match Reps: D Barty, I Gilmour

Meet at Violetbank at 1.45pm for a 3pm K.O.


THE 1STS LOSE
16TH APRIL 2011

ALL ON THE LAST GAME

The 1sts lose to promotion chasing Kilmarnock 32-20. And with Stewartry winning it all comes down to the last game against Aberdeenshire.


TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
16TH APRIL 2011

ANNAN TRAVEL TO BELLSLAND TO TAKE ON PROMOTION CONTENDERS

Annan travel to Bellsland to take on promotion hopefuls Kilmarnock on Saturday. Kilmarnock had a last minute victory at Violetbank earlier in the season which Annan would like to correct on Saturday.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, S Wyllie, J Nelson, R Craig, K Watret, C Bell, D Barnes, M Carpenter, A Jancey, C McCann, S McCann, J Bigham, M Griffin, A Rae, K Jones Replacements: D Wyllie, M Thompson, G Hogg.

Match Reps: D Barty, C McCann

Meet at Clubhouse at 11.45am for a 3pm K.O.

Transport: bus.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS A BUS TRAVELLING TO KILMARNOCK AND SEATS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SUPPORTERS TO TRAVEL WITH THE TEAM FOR THE LAST AWAY DAY OF THE SEASON.


THE 1STS HAVE A SUPERB WIN
9TH APRIL 2011

THE 1STS THUMP HIGHLAND.

The 1sts win a crucial game against Highland 34-12. Annan were 12-10 down at half time but scored 24 unanswered points in the second. Annan also get a bonus point as they scored 4 tries. Well done lads.

1st XV Updates Other Division 2 Scores
Match Report
Leading Point Scorers
Newton Stewart 5 v Kilmarnock 62
Aberdeenshire 39 v Allan Glen's 20
Waysiders 24 v Stewartry 19

THE 2NDS GAME CALLED OFF

The 2nds game v Cumbernauld was cancelled as Cumbernauld could not raise a team.


TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
9TH APRIL 2011

ANNAN AT HOME TO HIGHLAND

Annan welcome Highland to Violetbank in a re-arranged fixture in Division 2 of the SRU National Leagues. Highland from Inverness currently lie 4th in the league and had a comfortable win over their hosts at Inverness earlier in the season.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, S Wyllie, J Nelson, K Watret, G Hogg, C Bell, D Barnes, M Carlenter, A Jancey, C McCann, A Rae, J Bigham, M Griffin, D Wyllie< K Jones Replacements: R Craig, A Jackson, S McCann

Match Reps: D Barty, A Robertson

Meet at Violetbank at 12.45pm for a 2pm K.O.

ALL SUPPORTERS PLEASE NOTE THAT KO IS AT 2PM TO ACCOMMODATE HIGHLANDíS TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS.

ANNAN 2NDS AT HOME TO CUMBERNAULD

Annan 2nd XV Squad from: D Ryan, L Ogilvie, J Crombie, M Thompson, C Nicholson, S Broach, C Hay, A Graham, W Harrison, A Torbett, S Livingston, W Gray, S McKenzie, S Duffy, P Schooler, R Glass, A Carlyle, A Yates, G Smith, G Williamson, J Harrison, B Blower, J Blyth, S Wildey

Match Reps: N Chalmers

Meet at Violetbank at 1.45 for a 3pm KO


THE 1STS WIN
2ND APRIL 2011

THE 1STS WIN THE RELEGATION BATTLE

The 1sts beat Newton Stewart 13-8 to keep their slim chances of avoiding relegation alive.

1st XV Updates Other Division 2 Scores
Match Report
Leading Point Scorers
Waysiders 0 v Hawick YM 55
Allan Glen's 35 v Caithness 7
Aberdeenshire 29 v Highland 0
Kilmarnock 43 v Berwick 13
Glasgow Accies 38 v Stewartry 8

THE 2NDS GAME WAS CANCELLED

The 2nds game was cancelled as Annan could not raise a team


TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
2ND APRIL 2011

ANNAN AWAY IN LEAGUE TO NEWTON STEWART

This Saturday Annan travel to Bladnoch Park to take on fellow strugglers Newton Stewart in Division 2 of the SRU National Leagues. Newton Stewart are currently 4th bottom of the league with 28 points to Annanís 21 points but have played 2 more games. Stewartry are 3rd bottom with 25 points having played the same number of games as Annan and Allan Glens are 2nd bottom on 24 points but have 2 games in hand over Annan & Newton Stewart. So it is still all to play for between the South West clubs with Annan and Stewartry still with 4 games to play and Newton Stewart 2.

Annan will be hoping that they can regroup after last Saturdayís heavy defeat by a revitalized Allan Glens.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, S Wyllie, J Nelson, R Craig, K Watret, M Carpenter, D Barnes, R Dunlop, A Jancey, C McCann, M Griffin, J Bigham, A Halliday, J Dennis, K Jones Replacements: C Bell, G Hogg, A Rae

Match Reps: C McCann, C Lake

Meet at Clubhouse at 11.30am for a 3pm K.O.

Transport: Bus

ANNAN 2NDS AWAY TO STRATHENDRICK IN LEAGUE

Annan 2nds travel to Fintry to take on Strathendrick in Division West 2 of the Scottish Reserve Leagues on Saturday.

Annan 2nd XV Squad from D Ryan, L Ogilvie, J Crombie, C Nicholson, S Broach, C Hay, A Yates, P Schoolar, W Gray, S Duffy, J Blyth, G Smith, R Glass, A Carlyle, S Wildey, D Wyllie, A Jackson, M Thompson, A Copland, S McCann

Match Rep: N Chalmers

Meet at Clubhouse at 11.30am for 3pm KO

Transport: Cars


5 TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
26TH/27TH MARCH 2011

ANNAN TRAVEL TO THE BEARYARDS ON LEAGUE BUSINESS

This Saturday Annan travel to Bishopriggs to take on fellow strugglers Allan Glens at the Bearyards. Allan Glens are currently sitting bottom of Division 2 of the SRU National Leagues two points behind Stewartry and Annan but have two games in hand over both. Annan beat their hosts earlier in the season but will have a tough game on their hands on Saturday as Allan Glens have had a remarkable run of wins since the turn of the year.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, S Wyllie, J Nelson, R Craig, K Watret, M Carpenter, D Barnes, R Dunlop, A Jancey, C McCann, J Dennis, J Bigham, A Halliday, M Griffin, K Jones. Replacements: G Hogg, A Rae, D Wyllie

March Reps: D Barty, C McCann

Meet at Clubhouse at 12 noon for a 3pm KO

Transport: Cars

ANNAN 2NDS AT HOME TO HILLHEAD JORDANHILL

Annan 2nds host Hillhead Jordanhill at Violetbank on Saturday in Division West 2 of the Scottish Reserve Leagues.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: D Ryan, L Ogilvie, A Graham, S Broach, S Livingstone, A Torbett, C Hay, P Schoolar, S McKenzie, W Gray, A Carlyle, S Duffy, A Yates, G Smith, W Harrison, J Blyth, R Glass, C Wilson, J Crombie, B Blower, M Thompson, S Wildey, A Jackson, A Copland, C Bell.

Match Reps: N Chalmers, I Gilmour

Meet at Violetbank at 12.45pm for a 2pm KO.

U16/17 GAME AT WIGTON

This Sunday the 27th March the U16/17 team travel to Wigton in Cumbria for a long awaiting game. The Bus will be leaving Annan Rugby Club at 11am prompt for a 1pm Kick off. Player notifications will be sent out prior to Saturday. Please remember the clocks for forward 1-hour on Saturday night so do not be late for the bus.

U14 TAKE ON TOURING TEAM AT VIOLETBANK THIS SUNDAY

U14 team to play touring side Bridgenorth at home KO 12 noon meet at 11am at Violetbank.

Team: Dean Cordley, Callum Crowe, Kieran Carey, Callum Smith, Mark Leesing, Robert Muir, Miles Alecock, Frazer Hope, James Ronald, Logan Johnstone, Conner Murphy, Luke Clark James Park, Lee Dunion, Niall Smith.

S1/S2 TEAM TRAVEL TO CARTHA QUEENS PARK TOURNAMENT

Annan S1/S2 team travel to Carth QP Glasgow on Sunday to take part in Tournament.

Meet at club at 09:00 am (remember the clocks go back Saturday night) at Clubhouse

Tournament KO at 12 noon

S1/S2 Team: Rory Graham, Ion Clark, Callum Taylor, Duncan Preston, Harry Miller, Joe Pagen Benjamin Wagner, Leuan Keir, Liam Jameson, Cairn Wallace, Drew Gaugh, Ainsley Stott, Steven Clark, Conner Clark, Zak Backhouse, Oliver Wagner


TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
19TH MARCH 2011

ONLY THE 2NDS PLAY AND TIGERS

Annanís 1st XV have a free weekend but the 2nd XV have a re-arranged fixture to play at Ardrossan. Annan second string lost the home fixture in September and will be looking to reverse the result at Memorial Field on Saturday.

Annan 2nd XV squad from: R Dunlop, J Bigham, J Dennis, A Jackson, D Wyllie, R Craig, D Barnes, A Torbett, C Bell, D Ryan, L Ogilvie, J Crombie, C Hay, S Livingstone, S Broach, G Forrest, S McKenzie, W Gray, S Duffy, C Nicholson, A Yates, P Schoolar, W Harrison, J Harrison, G McDonald, A Carlyle, G Smith, J Blyth, R Glass.

Match Reps: N Chalmers, A.N. Other

Meet at Clubhouse at 8.45am for a 12 noon K.O.

Transport: Cars

TIGERS HOME TO DUMFRIES

This weeks game is at home v Dumfries kick off 12.00. Meet at Violetbank 11.00am.


THE 1STS WIN
12TH MARCH 2011

THE 1STS WIN THE CHISHOLM CUP

The 1sts great run continues as they beat local rivals Stewartry 18-11. The result also lifts Annan out of the bottom two for the 1st time in months.

The points came from: Colin Warrick (T), Kevin Jones (T), Craig McCann (2P, 1C)

1st XV Updates Other Division 2 Scores
Match Report
Match Photos
Leading Point Scorers
Berwick 34 v Caithness 10

THE 2NDS GO DOWN

The 2nds go down to Stewartry 18-8 in their latest league game

Match Photos


TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
12TH MARCH 2011

STEWARTRY DOUBLE HEADER AT VIOLETBANK

Annan host Stewartry 1st and 2nds at Violetbank this Saturday in re-arranged league fixtures in Division 2 the SRU National Leagues and West 2 of the Scottish Reserve Leagues respectively. The 1st XV fixture also doubles up as a cup fixture with the Chisholm Cup up for grabs.

The Cup is normally played for annually between the two clubs and is in memory of former Annan president Peter Chisholm. Annan are the current holders with the last game played on 29th December 2007 at the Greenlaw winning 36-0.

However Annan lost at the Greenlaw earlier this season in the league and will be looking to reverse the result this Saturday. The match sponsor is W Henderson.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, S Wyllie, J Nelson, K Watret, R Craig, M Carpenter, A Jackson, R Dunlop, A Jancey, C McCann, M Griffen, J Bigham, A Halliday, K Jones, J Dennis Replacements: D Barnes, D Wyllie, A Rae

Match Reps: D Barty, C McCann

Meet at Violetbank at 1.45pm for a 3pm KO

Annan 2nd XV Squad from: D Ryan, L Ogilvie, J Crombie, B Blower, C Hay, S Livingstone, C Bell, S Broach, A Torbett, A Copland, G Forrest, S McKenzie, W Gray, W Harrison, S Duffy, C Nicholson, A Yates, P Schoolar, G Smith, G McDonald, A Graham, J Harrison

Match Reps: N Chalmers, A.N Other

Meet at Violetbank at 1.45pm for a 3pm KO

ANNAN S1/S2 TIGERS

This weeks game is away to Newton Stewart on Sunday ko 12.00. Players to meet at Clubhouse 9.45 am. All the squad who travel will play at least 2 of the 3 sessions


THE 1STS WIN
5TH MARCH 2011

THE 1STS TAKE DOWN THE ACCIES

The 1sts beat Glasgow Accies 24-13. Annan scored 2 tries in the 1st half from Alex Halliday and Kieron Watret and led 18-3 at half times. Glasgow Accies score a consolation try in the 2nd half near the end of the game. The other points for Annan came from the boot of Craig McCann (1 DG, 1C and 2P)

Tight and Bright
1st XV Updates Other Division 2 Scores
Match Report
Match Photos
Leading Point Scorers
Who cares...we win! :)

TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
5TH MARCH 2011

ANNAN ON LEAGUE BUSINESS AT VIOLETBANK

Annan welcome Glasgow Accies to Violetbank on league business on Saturday in Division 2 of the SRU National Leagues. Accies beat Annan earlier in the season and the hosts will be looking to reverse the result on Saturday. Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, S Wyllie, J Nelson, G Hogg, K Watret, A Jackson, R Dunlop, B Dennis, A Jancey, C McCann, M Griffin, J Bigham, A Halliday, K Jones, J Dennis Replacements: D Barnes, M Carpenter, D Wyllie

Match Reps: D Barty, C McCann

Meet at Violetbank at 1.45 for a 3pm KO.

ANNAN 2NDS HOST GREENOCK WANDERERS IN LEAGUE AT VIOLETBANK

STOP PRESS: Game is off as Greenock could not raise a team.

Annan 2nds take of Greenock Wanderers at Violetbank on Saturday in Division West 2 of the Scottish Reserve leagues.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: from D Ryan, L Ogilvie, J Crombie, C Nicholson, G Smith, S Broach, W Harrison, A Graham, S Livingstone, A Yates, A Rae, C Bell, A Torbett, P Schooler, S McKenzie, W Gray, S Duffy, G McDonald, C Hay, J Harrison

Match Reps: N Chalmers. A.N. Other

Meet at Violetbank at 12.45pm for a 2pm KO

Meet at Clubhouse at 1pm for a 3pm K.O.


TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
26TH FEBRUARY 2011

ANNAN 1ST XV HAVE A FREE WEEKEND

Annanís 1st XV were due to play a re-arranged fixture against Kilmarnock this Saturday at Bellsland but as Kilmarnock have to play a postponed 1st Round Shield match against Cumberland Annan are left without a fixture.

ANNAN 2NDS AWAY TO STEWARTRY IN LEAGUE

Annan 2nds are away to the Greenlaw for a local derby in West Division 2 of the Scottish Reserve leagues on Saturday.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: from D Ryan, L Ogilvie, A Graham, G Nicholson, G McDonald, W Harrison, S Broach, A Yates, C Hay, G Smith, P Schoolar, S McKenzie, W Gray, A Torbett, S Livingstone, S Duffy, C Bell, M Thompson, M Carpenter, J Bigham, A Jackson, K Jones.

Match Reps: N Chalmers, A.N. Other

Meet at Clubhouse at 1pm for a 3pm K.O.

Transport: Bus

S1/S2 DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE

The local S1/2 Development League recommences this Saturday with Annan away to Moffat. KO 12noon.

Players to meet outside Clubhouse in Bank Street at 10.15am.


ANNAN PICK UP A POINT
19TH FEBRUARY 2011

ONE POINT GAINED

The 1sts gain a valuable bonus point but lost to Hawick YM 12-6. Annan had chances to win this game but in the end had to settle for a point. Unlucky but well done lads.

The 2nds game was off as West of Scotland could not raise a team

1st XV Updates Other Division 2 Scores
Match Report
Match Photos
Leading Point Scorers



Newton Stewart 22 v Caithness 5
Waysiders 6 v Highland 8
Allan Glen's 24 v Berwick 11
Aberdeenshire 28 v Stewartry 3
Kilmarnock 22 v Glasgow Accies 21


TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
19TH FEBRUARY 2011

ANNAN HOST LEAGUE LEADERS HAWICK YM AT VIOLETBANK

This Saturday Division 2 leaders Hawick YM make their first appearance at Violetbank in National league rugby. Having been comprehensibly defeated last Saturday at Mansfield Haugh in the SRU Sheild competition and similarly beaten earlier in the season Annan have a massive task to take something from this game on Saturday. Saturdayís Match Sponsor is Cochran Ltd.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, S Wyllie, J Nelson, K Watret, M Thompson, D Barnes, R Dunlop, B Dennis, A Jancey, C McCann, A Rae, J Bigham, A Halliday, D Wyllie, J Dennis Replacements: A Copland, M Griffen, A Jackson

Match Reps: D Barty, I Gilmour

Meet at Violetbank at 1.45pm for a 3pm K.O.

ANNAN 2NDS AT HOME TO WEST OF SCOTLAND 2A AT VIOLETBANK

STOP PRESS: Game is off as West of Scotland could not raise a team.

Annan 2nds will be hoping to build on their much improved performance last weekend when they welcome West of Scotland 2A to Violetbank on Saturday.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: from D Ryan, L Ogilvie, A Graham, G McDonald, C Nicholson, W Harrison, S Broach, A Yates, C Hay, G Smith, B Blower, G Williamson, P Schoolar, S McKenzie, W Gray, A Torbett, J Tweedie, J Donnelly, S Livingston, M Rennie

Match Reps: N Chalmers, A.N. Other

Meet at Violetbank at 1.45pm for a 3pm K.O.


BOTH TEAMS ARE BEATEN
12TH FEBRUARY 2011

HAWICK KNOCK ANNAN OUT

The 1sts were well beaten by Hawick YM 58-3 in the SRU shield,

Match Report
Leading Point Scorers

2NDS ALSO BEATEN

The 2nds where beaten 22-5 in their league game against Marr.

Match Report
Match Photos


TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
12TH FEBRUARY 2011

ANNAN TRAVEL TO MANSFIELD HAUGH IN ROUND TWO OF SHIELD TOURNAMENT

Annan travel to Hawick on Saturday to take on Hawick YM, in Round 2 of the SRU Shield tournament. YM currently sit, unbeaten, top of Division 2 of the SRU National Leagues.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, S Wyllie, J Nelson, G Hogg, K Watret, M Carpenter, C Bell, R Dunlop, A Rae, C McCann, D Wyllie, B Dennis, A Jancey, J Dennis, K Hogg. Replacements: M Thompson, A Torbet, S Haren

Match Reps: D Barty, C McCann

Meet at Clubhouse at 12 noon for a 2.30pm K.O.

Transport: Cars

ANNAN 2NDS AT HOME TO MARR 2NDS

Annanís 2nd XV travel to The Bearyards to take on Allan Glens 2nds on Saturday.

Annanís 2nd XV are at home at Violetbank on Saturday to Marr 2nds. Marr currently sit, unbeaten, top of Division West 2 of the Scottish Reserve Leagues.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: from D Ryan, L Ogilvie, A Graham, G Smith, G McDonald, C Nicholson, A Jackson, W Gray, S McKenzie, W Harrison, s Broach, A Yates, A Carlylke, A Halliday, K Graham, P Schoolar, C Shannon, J Harrison, J Davis, M Rennie

Match Reps: N Chalmers, A.N. Other

Meet at Violetbank at 1.45pm for a 3pm K.O.


ANNAN BEAT STEWARTRY IN THE CUP
5TH FEBRUARY 2011

AWAY TRIP TO HAWICK YM THE REWARD

The 1sts beat Stewartry 11-10 in the 1st round of the SRU Shield. An away trip to Division 2 high fliers Hawick TM is the reward. Game in this Saturday

Match Report
Match Photos
Leading Point Scorers

The 2nds game was canceled as we could not raise a team.


TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
5TH FEBRUARY 2011

ANNAN TRAVEL TO STEWARTRY IN ROUND 1 OF SRU SHIELD

Annan travel to the Greenlaw on Saturday to take on local rivals in Round 1 of the SRU Shield. This is a re-scheduled fixture from 8th January which fell foul of the weather.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, S Wyllie, J Nelson, G Hogg, K Watret, R Dunlop, D Barnes, B Dennis, A Rae, C McCann, A Jancey, J Bigham, A Halliday, D Wyllie, J Dennis Replacements: M Thomson, C Bell, S Harren

Match Reps: C. McCann, I Gilmour, A Robertson

Meet at Clubhouse at 12 noon for a 2.30pm K.O.

Transport: cars

ANNAN 2NDS ON ROAD TO BISHOPRIGGS

Annanís 2nd XV travel to The Bearyards to take on Allan Glens 2nds on Saturday.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: from D Ryan, C Hay, A Graham, G McDonald, A Carlyle, G Smith, A Torbett, J Donnelly, W Gray, C Nicholson, S McKenzie, G Williamson, W Harrison, M Carpenter, S Shannon, K Graham, D Hamilton, S Broach, B Blower, A Yates, G Brown, J Tweedie

Match Reps: N Chalmers, A.N. Other

Meet at Clubhouse at 11am for a 3pm K.O.

Transport: cars


ANNAN GET A DRAW IN CAITHNESS
29TH JANUARY 2011

2 POINTS GAINED

The 1sts get an excellent 2 points in a 13-13 draw with Caithness. The Annan points game from a 1st half try from Alex Halliday, a James Bigham conversion and 2 second half penalties from Craig McCann.

1st XV Updates Other Division 2 Scores
Match Report
Leading Point Scorers



Highland 32 v Newton Stewart 3
Stewartry P v Allan Glen's P
Berwick 15 v Waysiders 0
Kilmarnock 30 v Aberdeenshire 0
Glasgow Accies 5 v Hawick YM 17


TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
29TH JANUARY 2011

ANNAN MAKE THEIR LONGEST JOURNEY OF SEASON THIS WEEKEND

Annan travel to Thurso this weekend to take on Caithness in Division 2 of the SRU National leagues. Caithness are sitting in 6th in the league and beat Annan 36-9 earlier in the season at Violetbank. With the team setting off on Friday night several players are unavailable so the team features one or two new faces.

Annan 1st XV Squad: R Craig, S Wyllie, J Nelson, M Thomson, G Hogg, D Wyllie, D Barnes, B Dennis, A Rae, C McCann, A Jancey, J Bigham, A Halliday, A Copland, J Dennis. Replacements: W Gray, S Harren, R Dunlop

Match Reps: D Barty, C McCann

Meet at Clubhouse at 5.30pm on Friday.

Transport: Cars

ANNAN 2NDS AWAY TO FINTRY

Annanís 2nd XV travel to Fintry to take on Strathendrick 2nds in Division West 2 of the Scottish Reserve leagues. Annan beat their hosts at Violetbank earlier in the season 19-12.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: to be selected after training on Thursday

Match Reps: N Chalmers, A.N. Other

Meet at Clubhouse at 11am for a 3pm KO.


TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
22ND JANUARY 2011

ANNAN WELCOME HIGHLAND RFC TO VIOLETBANK

STOP PRESS: Both games are off. Pitches are fozen

On Saturday Annan welcome Highland RFC from Inverness to Violetbank in Division 2 of the SRU National Leagues. Annan lost the away fixture in October 49 Ė 10 and will be looking to improve on that result at home.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, S Wyllie, J Nelson, R Craig, K Watret, B Dennis, D Barnes, R Dunlop, A Rae, C McCann, D Wyllie, J Bigham, A Halliday, A Jancey, K Jones Replacements: J Crombie, C Bell, A Copland

Match Reps: I Gilmour, A Robertson, C McCann

Meet at Violetbank at 12.45pm at Violetbank for a 2.00pm KO.

ANNAN 2NDS AT HOME TO CUMBERNAULD

On Saturday Annan 2nds host Cumbernauld 2nds at Violetbank in Division West 2 of the SRU Reserve Leagues.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: D Ryan, L Ogilvie, C Nicholson, M Carpenter, M Thompson, C Hay, A Jackson, B Blower, A Yates, A Carlyle, W Gray, M Rennie, J Dennis, A Torbet, P Schoolar,

Replacements from: G McDonald, A Graham, Graham Smith, S Broach, Graeme Smith, W Harrison, J Davis, S McKenzie, G Williamson.

Match Reps: N Chalmers, A.N. Other

Meet at Violetbank at 12.45pm at Violetbank for a 2.00pm KO.


ANNAN GO DOWN IN BERWICK
15TH JANUARY 2011

BERWICK TOO STRONG

The 1sts go down to Berwick 21-0 in their latest league game. The game was played in howling gales but promotion chasing Berwick ran in 3 tries to claim the win.

The 2nds game was postponed as no referee could be provided.

1st XV Updates Other Division 2 Scores
Match Report
Leading Point Scorers



Glasgow Accies 20 v Caithness 13
Stewartry 5 v Newton Stewart 10
Highland 8 v Hawick YM 33
Aberdeenshire P v Allan Glen's P
Kilmarnock 35 v Waysiders 17


TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
15TH JANUARY 2011

ANNAN TRAVEL TO BERWICK IN LEAGUE

After another blank Saturday Annan are hopeful that they may just get a game of rugby this Saturday when they travel to Scermeston to take on promotion hopefuls Berwick in Division 2 of the SRU National Leagues. Berwick hosted one of only two games played in Scotland last Saturday so there must be a good chance that Saturdayís game will go ahead.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, S Wyllie, J Crombie, G Hogg, J Nelson, D Barnes, C Bell, R Dunlop, A Jancey, C McCann, W Gray, J Bigham, D Wylie, A Copland, K Jones Replacements: B Dennis, J Dennis, R Craig

Match Reps: D Barty, C McCann

Meet at Clubhouse at 10.15am for a 2pm KO

Transport: Cars

ANNAN 2NDS AT HOME TO HILLHEAD JORDANHILL

Annan 2nds host Hillhead Jordanhill 2nd at Violetbank in Division West 2 of the Scottish Reserve Leagues.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: from D Ryan, L Ogilvie, C Nicholson, M Thompson, G McDonald, G Smith, A Carlyle, J Nixon, W Harrison, C Hay, A Torbet, A Graham, S Broach, A Halliday, M Carpenter, K Watret, B Henderson

Match Reps: I Gilmour, A Robertson

Meet at Violetbank at 12.45pm for a 2pm KO


TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
8TH JANUARY 2011

NEW YEAR, NEW START?

STOP PRESS: Game is off. Training at Violetbank at 11.30.

After an enforced weather induced seven week layoff Annan hope to kick start the remainder of their season with a visit to the Greenlaw on Saturday to take on local rivals Stewartry in Round 1 of the SRU Shield. Stewartry had to play a preliminary round in the Shield against Forrester RFC beating them 46 Ė 8 on 13th November.

On the question of Annanís prospects for the New Year Club President Don Barty stated that "for a variety of reasons, our season has been a bit of a disappointment so far, but with more consistency and hard work there is no reason why we can't start picking up vital league points. The coaching staff are working hard and we look forward to the players responding to this. The arrival of brothers Benny and Josh Dennis from the Shoalhaven Club in Sydney should give the team a bit of a lift and lead to greater competition for places. Youth rugby is growing steadily and this is a great sign for the Club. We've been a long time without a game of rugby, so it would be great to start the New Year with a bang against old friends and rivals Stewartry this weekend"

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, S Wyllie, J Nelson, K watret, G Hogg, C Bell, D Barnes, R Dunlop, A Rae, C McCann, A Jancey, J Bigham, A Halliday, A Copland, K Jones. Replacements from J Crombie, D Wyllie, B Dennis, J Dennis

Match Reps: C McCann, N Smith, I Gilmour

Meet at Clubhouse at 11.30am for a 1.30pm K.O.

Transport: cars


TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
18TH DECEMBER 2010

LEAGUE AND CHISHOLM FIXTURE AT VIOLETBANK

STOP PRESS - Game is off.

After another blank Saturday with their fixture against Kilmarnock falling to the weather Annan host Stewartry at Violetbank this Saturday in Division 2 of the SRU National Leagues. This fixture also doubles up as a cup fixture with the Chisholm Cup up for grabs.

The Cup is normally played for annually between the two clubs and is in memory of former Annan president Peter Chisholm. Annan are the current holders with the last game played on 29th December 2007 at the Greenlaw winning 36-0.

However Annan lost at the Greenlaw earlier this season in the league and will be looking to reverse the result this Saturday. The match sponsor is W Henderson.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, S Wyllie, J Nelson, G Hogg, R Craig, D Wyllie, C Bell, R Dunlop, A Rae, C McCann, A Copland, J Bigham, A Halliday, A Jancey, K Jones. Replacements: K Watret, S HAren, B Blower

Match Reps: D Barty, C McCann

Meet at Violetbank at 12.45pm for a 2pm KO

Annan 2nds have a blank Saturday.


TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
11TH DECEMBER 2010

ANNAN DUE TO TRAVEL TO KILMARNOCK ON SATURDAY

STOP PRESS - Game is off.

After another blank Saturday last Saturday due to the weather Annan are due to travel this Saturday to Bellsland to play Kilmarnock in Division 2 of the SRU National leagues (weather permitting). Kilmarnock beat Annan 22 -21 at Violetbank in September.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, S Wyllie, J Nelson, G Hogg, R Craig, C Bell, D Barnes, R Dunlop, A Rae, C McCann, A Copland, J Bigham, A Halliday, A Jancey, K Jones. Replacements: K Watret, D Wyllie, B Blower

Match Reps: D Barty, C McCann

Meet at Clubhouse at 10.45am for a 2pm KO

Annan 2nds game away to Ardrossan has already been cancelled due to the weather.


TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
4TH DECEMBER 2010

ANNAN WELCOME ABERDEENSHIRE TO VIOLETBANK (WEATHER PERMITTING)

STOP PRESS - Both games are postponed.

After last Saturdaysí blank fixture list in Division 2 of the SRU National Leagues due to the weather Annan hope that it relents this Saturday to allow their fixture against Aberdeenshire to go ahead at Violetbank. Annan lost in their away fixture in September at Woodside 26 Ė 13.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, S Wylie, J Nelson, K Watret, G Hogg, C Bell, D Barnes, R Dunlop, A Rae, C McCann, A Jancey, J Bigham, A Halliday, D Wylie, K Jones Replacement: J Crombie, A Copland, B Blower

Match Reps: D Barty, I Gilmour

Meet at Violetbank at 12.45pm for a 2pm KO

ANNAN 2ND XV AT HOME TO MARR 2NDS (WEATHER PERMITTING)

Annan 2nd XV take on unbeaten table toppers Marr 2nds at Violetbank on Saturday.

Annan 2nde XV Squad; from D Ryan, L Ogilvie, C Nicholson, M Thompson, G McDonald, M Mannell, C Hay, R Craig, J Harrison, A Carlyle, J Nixon, W Gray, A Torbet, G Smith, A Graham, K Graham, G Williamson, W Harrison, R Copland, A Yates

Match Reps: N Chalmers, N McGregor

Meet at Violetbank at 12.45pm for a 2pm KO


TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
27TH NOVEMBER 2010

ANNAN 1STS & 2NDS TRAVEL TO BISHOPRIGGS TO TAKE ON ALLAN GLENNíS ON LEAGUE BUSINESS

STOP PRESS - Both Matches are off

Both Annan senior teams travel to the Bearyards at Bishopriggs on Saturday on league business the 1sts in Division 2 of the SRU National Leagues and the 2nds in West 2 of the Scottish Reserve Leagues.

Annanís 1st XV beat Allan Glennís at Violetbank on 4th September which until last Saturday was Annanís only win in the league. This encounter is the proverbial 8 pointer with Allan Glennís now bottom of the league and Annan second bottom.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, S Wyllie, J Crombie, G Hogg, K Watret, C Bell, D Barnes, R Dunlop, A Rae, C McCann, A Copland, J Bigham, A Jancey, D Wyllie, A Halliday Replacements: B Blower, N Smith, A.N. Other

Match Reps: D Barty, C McCann

Meet at Clubhouse at 8.45am for a 12 noon KO.

Transport: Bus

Annan 2nd XV Squad: D Ryan, L Ogilvie, C Nicholson, M Thompson, G McDonald, G Smith, S Harren, R Craig, J Harrison, A Carlyle, J Nixon, W Gray, A Torbett, W Harrison, G Smith Replacements: A Graham, J Davis, M Mannell

Match Reps: N Chalmers, N McGregor

Meet at Clubhouse at 8.45am for a 12 noon KO.

Transport: Bus


THE BAD RUN IS BROKEN
20TH NOVEMBER 2010

ANNAN GET SECOND WIN OF THE SEASON

The 1sts finally get off the bottom of the league with an 18-13 win over Waysiders.

1st XV Updates Other Division 2 Scores
Match Report
Match Highlights
Match Photos
Leading Point Scorers



Berwick 17 v 6 Stewartry
Caithness 19 v 12 Aberdeenshire
Hawick YM 51 v 14 Allan Glen's
Highland 20 v 15 Kilmarnock
Newton Stewart 32 v 21 Glasgow Accies


TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
20TH NOVEMBER 2010

ANNAN WELCOME WAYSIDERS DRUMPELLIER TO VIOLETBANK

This Saturday sees Annan start the second half of the season still propping up the league with one win to date. This Saturday Annan take on Waysiders Drumpellier from Coatbridge. In the first game of the season Annan were beaten at Langloan 24-17 and will be looking for a victory.

ALL SPECTATORS PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SATURDAYíS GAME IS A 12 NOON K.O. TO ENABLE EVERYONE TO SEE THE SCOTLAND V SOUTH AFRICA GAME IN THE CLUBHOUSE.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, C Bell, J Crombie, R Craig, G Hogg, S Wyllie, D Barnes, R Dunlop, A Rae, C McCann, D Wyllie, J Bigham, S McCann, A Jancey, K Jones (C) Replacements: M Carpenter, A Halliday, B Blower

Match Reps: D Barty, I Gilmour, A Robertson

Meet at Violetbank at 10.45am for a 12 noon K.O.


TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
14TH NOVEMBER 2010

ONLY THE U16'S IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND

There are no senior games scheduled for this coming Saturday, the 1sts now have a little time to regroup and start the second half of the season with some positive results starting with the visit of Waysiders Drumpellier on the 20th November.

Therefore the only team playing this weekend is the Annan U16s, who have a game this Sunday against Westmorland Barbarians U16 with a 11am KO. All players to meet at Violetbank at 10am.


NEWTON STEWART GET THE WIN
6TH NOVEMBER 2010

RELEGATION BATTLE LOST

The 1sts lose against Newton Stewart 22-9.

1st XV Updates Other Division 2 Scores
Match Report
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Leading Point Scorers



Hawick YM 57 v Waysiders 11
Caithness 24 v Allan Glen's 11
Highland 30 v Aberdeenshire 7
Berwick 34 v Kilmarnock 24
Stewartry 17 v Glasgow Accies 24


TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
6TH NOVEMBER 2010

ANNAN HOST FELLOW STRUGGLERS NEWTON STEWART AT VIOLETBANK

Annan who are still propping up the Division 2 of the SRU National Leagues take on 3rd bottom side Newton Stewart at Violetbank on Saturday. This is another must win game for Annan if they are to start the second half of the season away from the bottom spot. Newton Stewart are known for their set of powerful forwards and Annan will have to replicate the forward performance they showed, at times, last Saturday against Glasgow Accies.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, C Bell, J Nelson (C), G Hogg, K Watret, S Wyllie, D Barnes, R Dunlop, A Rae, J Bigham, A Copland, A Halliday, A Jancey, D Wyllie, K Jones. Replacements: R Craig, A Carlyle, E Braid

Match Reps: I Gilmour, C Lake

Meet at Violetbank at 12.45pm for a 2.00pm KO

TIGERS TRAVEL TO STEWARTRY

This weeks game is away to Stewartry at Castle Douglas and is the last in this half of the season

Kick Off is 12.00 and players should meet at the Clubhouse in Bank St at 10.30

Tuesday night sessions have now finished but training will continue on Sat mornings at Violetbank 10-12 commencing Sat 13th Nov


BAD START TO THE SEASON CONTINUES
30TH OCTOBER 2010

GLASGOW ACCIES TOO STRONG

The 1sts go down 31-10 in their latest divison 2 game. The Annan points coming from: James Bigham (1C, 1P) and Callum Bell (T)

1st XV Updates Other Division 2 Scores
Match Report
Leading Point Scorers
Kilmarnock 38 v Stewartry 19
Aberdeenshire 10 v Berwick 36
Allan Glen's 15 v Highland 23
Waysiders 7 v 20 Caithness 20
Newton Stewart 15 v Hawick YM 35

GREENOCK WANDS BEAT THE 2NDS

The 2nds also go down on their travels, losing to Greenock Wanderers 42-6 in their latest league game.


TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
30TH/31ST OCTOBER 2010

ANNAN TRAVEL TO NEW ANNIESLAND

Annan travel to Glasgow on Saturday to take on Glasgow Accies at New Anniesland. Accies are currently sitting in 6th position in Division 2 of the SRU National Leagues.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, C Bell, J Nelson (C), G Hogg, K Watret, R Dunlop, D Barnes, M Carpenter, A Jancey, J Bigham, A Copland, A Halliday, D Wyllie, S Wyllie, K Jones. Replacements: J Crombie, W Gray, S Harren

Match Reps: D Barty, C McCann

Meet at Clubhouse at 10.30am for 2.00pm K.O.

Transport: Bus

ANNAN 2NDS TRAVEL TO FORT MATILDA

Annan 2nds travel to Greenock on Saturday to take on Greenock Wanderers 2nds at Fort Matilda in the West 2 Division of the Scottish 2nd XV leagues.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: D Ryan (C), L Ogilvie, C Nicholson, G Smith, M Mannell, B Blower, I Gray, M Thompson, J Harrison, A Carlyle, W Harrison, A Torbett, C Hay, E Currie, S Broach. Replacement: G McDonald

Match Rep: B Henderson

Meet at Clubhouse at 10.30am for 2.00pm K.O.

Transport: Bus

TIGERS HOST MOFFAT

Next game is at Violetbank Sun 31st Oct v Moffat KO 12 noon

Players to meet at Violetbank 11.15

Volunteers to help with after match food would be much appreciated


ANNAN LOSE TO THE LEADERS
23RD OCTOBER 2010

ANNAN GO DOWN TO THE YM

The 1sts went down 60 v 5 to league leaders Hawick YM. Annan actually took the lead through a Alan Rae try but Annan could not contain the YM side.

1st XV Updates Other Division 2 Scores
Match Report
Leading Point Scorers
Caithness 63 v Newton Stewart 10
Highland 40 v Waysiders 6
Berwick 41 v Allan Glens 14
Stewartry 10 v Aberdeenshire 30
Glasgow Accies 17 v Kilmarnock 41

THE 2NDS GAME WAS POSTPONED

The 2nds game was postponed as Stewartry could not raise a team.


TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
23RD OCTOBER 2010

TOP PLAYS BOTTOM

After last weekendís disappointing defeat at Violetbank by fellow strugglers Caithness Annan have to pick themselves up for this Saturdayís game against table topping and undefeated Hawick YM at Mansfield Haugh in Division 2 of the SRU National Leagues. YM are a much changed team this season, literally, having benefited from the disbanding of Hawick 2nd XV at the end of last season.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, A Jackson, J Crombie, G Hogg, J Nelson (C), C Bell, R Dunlop, M Carpenter, A Rae, J Bigham, D Wyllie, A Halliday, A Jancey, A Copland, K Jones Replacements: K Watret, S Wyllie, D Barnes

Match Reps: C McCann, E Beattie.

Meet at Clubhouse at 12 noon for 3pm K.O.

Transport: Bus

LOCAL DERBY AT VIOLETBANK FOR ANNAN 2NDS

STOP PRESS: Game is postponed as Stewartry could not raise a team.

Annan 2nds host Stewartry 2nds at Violetbank this Saturday in Division West 2 of the Scottish Reserve Leagues.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: D Ryan (C), l Ogilvie, C Nicholson, M Thompson, G Smith, m Mannell, W Harrison, B Blower, J Harrison, A Carlyle, R Copland, A Yates, C Hay, J Nixon, W Gray Replacements from: A Graham, K Graham, J Tweedie, G Williamson, B Henderson, P Carruthers

Match Reps: I Gilmour, A Robertson

Meet at Violetbank at 1.45pm for a 3pm K.O.


TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
16TH OCTOBER 2010

ANNAN WELCOME CAITHNESS TO VIOLETBANK

This Saturday Annan welcome Caithness from Thurso to Violetbank in their latest Division 2 fixture in the SRU National Leagues. Caithness are currently sitting in 9th place in the league with Annan 12th. This is a match Annan must win if they are to have any hope of climbing out of the relegation area before the half way mark of the season. Annanís mounting injuries problems continue to create a major headache for the Annan selectors. Last week saw Sean Harren and James Crombie both back from university for mid term drafted into the team. They both retain their positions with the 1st XV standoff position being filled by 2nd XV stand off Ally Carlyle.

Annan 1st Xv Squad: C Warrick, S Harren, J Crombie, K Watret, G Hogg, M Carpenter, C Bell, J Nelson, A Jancey, A Carlyle, R Dunlop, A Halliday D Wyllie, A Copland, K Jones

Replacements: A Jackson, N Moffat, E Braid

Match Reps: C McCann, I Gilmour

Meet at Violetbank at 1.45pm for a 3pm KO

ANNAN 2NDS AWAY TO WEST OF SCOTLAND

Annan 2nds travel to Glasgow on Saturday to take on West of Scotland 2A in Division West 2 of the Scottish Reserve Leagues.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: D Ryan, L Ogilvie, C Nicholson, M Thomson, C Hay, M Mannell, J Davis, B Blower, J Harrison, E Currie, G Williamson, S Wylie, J Nixon, G Smith, A Yates. Replacements: W Harrison, R Copeland, A Torbet

Match Reps: G Smith, N Chalmers

Meet at Clubhouse at 12 noon for a 3pm KO

Transport: Cars


ANNAN LOSE TO HIGHLAND
9TH OCTOBER 2010

POOR RUN CONTINUES

The 1sts go down 49-10 to Highland in their latest division 1 game. Annan's injury woes continue as Johnny Callaghan dislocated his shoulder and will be out for the foreseeable future.

1st XV Updates Other Division 2 Scores
Match Report
Leading Point Scorers
Caithness 17 v Hawick YM 21
Berwick 41 v Newton Stewart 22
Stewartry 19 v Waysiders 21
Kilmarnock 34 v Allan Glen's 15
Glasgow Accies 17 v Aberdeenshire 16

THE 2NDS BEAT TO STRATHENDRICK

The 2nds beat Strathendrick 19-12 in their latest league game

Match Report
Match Photos


TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
9TH OCTOBER 2010

ANNAN TRAVEL TO INVERNESS TO TAKE ON HIGHLAND

Annan travel to Inverness this weekend to take on Highland at Canal Park in their latest Division 2 game in the SRU National Leagues. This is Annanís second longest journey in the league with Caithness still to come.

With injuries last Saturday, in the defeat by Berwick at Violetbank, to scrum half Mark Clark and standoff Craig McCann, wing forward Euan Braid still injured and several players unavailable for the journey to Inverness due to work commitments Annan small pool of players has been sorely stretched. Highland are currently sitting 5th in the league and unbeaten at home and were just defeated last weekend by a single point by unbeaten league leaders Hawick YM at Mansfield Haugh.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, S Harren, J Crombie, G Hogg, C Nicholson, R Craig, R Dunlop, J Nelson (C), S McCann, N Smith, A Jancey, J Callaghan, A Halliday, A Copland, K Jones. Replacements from: G Forrest, N Moffat, W Gray, G Smith

Match Reps: D Barty, C McCann.

Meet at Clubhouse at 6pm on Friday.

ANNAN 2NDS AT HOME TO STRATHENDRICK AT VIOLETBANK

Annan 2nd XV host Strathendrick 2nd XV from Fintry at Violetbank in Division West 2 in the Scottish Reserve leagues on Saturday.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: D Ryan (C), K Bell, L Ogilvie, K Watret, M Thomson, A Jackson, D Barnes, M Carpenter, J Harrison, A Carlyle, A Yates, S Wylie, C Hay, S McKenzie, J Nixon, Replacements from: S Smith, J Davis, G Williamson, M Mannell, A Torbet, D Hamilton

Match Reps: I Gilmour, N Chalmers

Meet at Violetbank at 1.45pm for a 3pm KO


ANNAN LOSE AGAIN
2ND OCTOBER 2010

ANNAN GO DOWN TO BERWICK

The 1sts poor run continues when they lose at home for the 2nd game in a row, going down 34-15 to Berwick. Annan were losing 17-8 at half time and never really got back into the game. The cause wasnt helped when we lost our 2 half-backs in the first 15 minutes. Mark Clark went off after 3 minutes with a dislocated shoulder and Craig McCann in the 15th minutes with an ankle injury.

The Annan points came from: Callum Bell (T), Craig McCann (P), John Nelson (T) and James Bigham (C).

Annan now face the long trek to Highland next week to try and get their season back on track

1st XV Updates Other Division 2 Scores
Match Report
Match Photos
Match Highlights
Leading Point Scorers
Caithness 30 v Glasgow Accies 23
Newton Stewart 16 v Stewartry 3
Hawick YM 19 v Highland 18
Allan Glen's 27 v Aberdeenshire 21
Waysiders 13 v Kilmarnock 21


TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
2ND OCTOBER 2010

ANNAN WELCOME BERWICK TO VIOLETBANK

Annan, after their disappointment at Stewartry last weekend, will be hoping to get their league season back on track this Saturday when they meet Berwick at Violetbank in Division 2 of the SRU National Leagues. Berwick are currently sitting in fourth place in the league with 3 wins from 5 outings.

The Annan selectors, with flanker Euan Braid injured, have given Ali Jackson gets his first start at openside. Mark Clark returning to the scrum half slot and Kevin Jones to full back are the only changes from last weekís team.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, C Bell, J Nelson, G Hogg, K Watret, R Dunlop, A Jackson, M Carpenter, M Clark, C McCann, A Jancey, J Bigham, A Halliday, D Wylie, K Jones Replacements: D Barnes, R Craig, S McCann

Match Reps: D Barty, I Gilmour

Meet at Violetbank at 1.45pm for a 3pm KO

ANNAN 2NDS OFF TO CUMBERNAULD

STOP PRESS: Game is postponed.

Annan 2nds travel to Auchenkilns in Division West 2 of the Scottish Reserve Leagues on Saturday. Annan 2nd XV Squad: from D Ryan, L Ogilvie, C Nicholson, G Smith, J Davis, B Blower, S Smith, S Wylie, M Mannell, J Harrison, A Carlyle, S McKenzie, E Currie, A Copland, K Graham, W Gray, J Nixon, C Hay, G Williamson, A Torbett, M Wilson.

Match Reps: N Chalmers, G Smith

Meet at Clubhouse at 11.45am for a 3pm KO

Transport: Cars


ANNAN LOSE THE DERBY MATCH
25TH SEPTEMBER 2010

POOR START TO THE SEASON CONTINUES

The 1sts go down 33-21 to Stewartry in their latest division 2 game. Annan were 16-8 down at halftime but hit back in the second half to lead 21-16. Alas the rugby gods were not with Annan when they had 2 tries disallowed. One for foot in touch and one for not grounding.

Annan points came from: Alex Halliday (T), John Nelson (T) and Craig McCann (3P and 1C)

1st XV Updates Other Division 2 Scores
Match Report
Match Photos
Leading Point Scorers
Highland 26 v Caithness 16
Berwick 27 v Hawick YM 46
Kilmarnock 56 v Newton Stewart 7
Aberdeenshire 28 v Waysiders 7
Glasgow Accies 41 v Allan Glens 10


LOCAL DERBY FOR THE 1STS
25TH SEPTEMBER 2010

ANNAN TAKE ON LOCAL RIVALS AT THE GREENLAW

Annan make one of their shortest journeys this Saturday when they travel to Castle Douglas to take on local rivals Stewartry. Stewartry sit one place and one point above Annan in Division 2 of the SRU National Leagues a position which Annan will be hoping to change this weekend.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, C Bell, J Nelson, G Hogg, K Watret, R Dunlop, E Braid, M Carpenter, A Rae, C McCann, A Jancey, J Bigham, A Halliday, S McCann, M Clarke, Replacements: A Jackson, R Craig, D Wylie

Match Reps: D Barty, C McCann

Meet at Clubhouse at 12.30pm for a 3pm KO

Transport: Cars

ANNAN 2NDS TRAVEL TO GLASGOW

STOP PRESS - Game is postponed as we could not raise a team for the 1.00pm kick off

Annan 2nd XV Squad: D Ryan, C Hay, C Nicholson, M Mannell, G Smith, S Smith, S Wylie, B Blower, J Harrison, A Carlyle, S McKenzie, E Currie, K Graham, W Gray, J Nixon. Replacements: J Davis, L Ogilvie, G Williamson

Match Reps: G Smith, N Chalmers

Meet at Clubhouse at 10am for an early K.O. at 1pm

YOUTH TEAMS IN ACTION THIS SUNDAY

This weekend there are two teams participating in tournaments this Sunday.

The P6/7 team are playing at Castle Douglas in a Stewartry RFC mini tournament.

Transport in cars and those parents traveling should meet at Annan Rfc Clubhouse in Bank St at 11:00 to confirm directions, numbers and set off from there. Kick off 12:00.

The S1/2 team will be playing in a tournament at Violetbank against Dumfries, Moffat and Stewartry. First Match kicks off at 12pm, players to meet at Violetbank at 11.30 prompt.

Refreshments will be available at Violetbank for spectators.

Players are reminded to confirm their availability on Teamer, or contact the coach.


BOTH TEAMS LOSE AT HOME
18TH SEPTEMBER 2010

LAST SECOND HEARTACHE FOR ANNAN

The 1sts lose their home game against Kilmarnock 22-21. Annan were winning until the last play of the game. More details when known

1st XV Updates Other Division 2 Scores
Match Report
Match Highlights
Match Photos
Leading Point Scorers
Caithness 23 v Berwick 48
Hawick YM 76 v Stewartry 3
Waysiders 27 v Allan Glen's 7
Newton Stewart 19 v Aberdeenshire 18
Highland 42 v Glasgow Accies 18

THE 2NDS LOSE TO ARDROSSAN

Annanís second XV eventually lost heavily in their Division 2 West of the Scottish Reserve leagues at Violetbank on Saturday. Annan put in a solid first half performance scoring two tries both credited to Graeme (Forrest) Smith to go into the break 10-12 down.

In the second half Annanís fitness or rather lack of it let them down as their visitors got the upper hand in most facets of the game scoring a further 5 tries. This is going to be a hard season for the seconds unless they put in the work and commitment required to compete at this level.

Match Photos


BOTH TEAMS BACK AT VIOLETBANK THIS WEEKEND
18TH SEPTEMBER 2010

ANNAN AT HOME TO KILMARNOCK

Annan are at home at Violetbank on Saturday in Division 2 of the SRU National Leagues to Kilmarnock who presently sit 5th in the league having won 2 of their 3 matches to date. Annan and Kilmarnock have met several times over the years. Interestingly they have never won at Violetbank. Annan supporters will be hoping the trend continues on Saturday.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, C Bell, J Nelson (C), G Hogg, M Carpenter, R Dunlop, S Roberts, E Braid, A Rae, J Bigham, A Jancey, D Wyllie, A Halliday, W Gray, S McCann. Replacements: A Jackson, M Clark, K Watret

Match Reps: C McCann, I Gilmour,

Meet at Violetbank at 1.45pm for a 3pm KO.

ANNAN 2NDS AT HOME TO ARDROSSAN 2NDS

nnanís second string are at home to Ardrossan seconds on Saturday also at Violetbank where they will be hoping to open their account in the Division West 2 of the Scottish Reserve Leagues.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: D Ryan (C), L Ogilvie, C Nicholson, G Smith, J Davies, B Blower, D Barnes, R Craig, J Harrison, A Carlyle, S McKenzie, M Griffin, C Hay, C Aird, J Nixon Replacements: J Crowther, C Shannon, S Broach, J Tweedie, D Hamilton, A Yates, M Mannel

Match Reps: G Smith, N Chalmers

Meet at Violetbank at 1.45pm for a 3pm KO.


BOTH TEAMS STRUGGLE ON THE ROAD
11TH SEPTEMBER 2010

1STS LOSE TO ABERDEENSHIRE

The 1sts go down 26-13 to Aberdeenshire. Annan were actually leading at half-time but in the second half Aberdeenshire ran in two unanswered tries to take the win.

The Annan points came from an David Wyllie try and from the boot of James Bigham

1st XV Updates Other Division 2 Scores
Match Report
Match Photos
Leading Point Scorers
Stewartry 20 v Caithness 13
Berwick 46 v Highland 0
Kilmarnock 6 v Hawick YM 45
Allan Glen's 25 v Newton Stewart 10
Glasgow Accies 32 v Waysiders 22

THE 2NDS GO DOWN HEAVILY TO MARR

Annanís 2nd XV suffered a heavy defeat against a well drilled Marr 2nd XV at Fullarton Park Troon on Saturday.

Although Annan 2nd XV Coach Graham Smith sees potential in the 2nd XV squad he feels they will not realise this potential if they do not turn up for training and coaching sessions.

Annanís only points came from a try by new recruit flanker Steve Smith and centre Jamie Harrisonís conversion.


BOTH TEAMS ON THE ROAD THIS WEEKEND
11TH SEPTEMBER 2010

ANNAN ON THE HIGH ROAD TO THE NORTH

Annan set off on one of their longer journeys of the season this Saturday when they travel north to take on Aberdeenshire in Division 2 of the SRU National Leagues. The two teams have met once before several years ago when Aberdeenshire came to the Everholm when Annan were in Division 6 of the then National Leagues. Aberdeenshire were promoted from Division 3 at the end of last season as runners up to Champions Allan Glens.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, C Bell, J Nelson (C), G Hogg, R Dunlop, D Barnes, S Roberts, E Braid, A Rae, J Bigham, A Jancey, D Wyllie, A Halliday, A Copeland, K Jones, Replacements: R Craig, B Blower

Match Rep: A Robertson

Meet at Clubhouse on Friday at 6pm

Transport: cars

ANNAN 2NDS OFF TO MARR

Annan 2nds travel to Troon on Saturday to take on Marr 2nds in Division West 2 of the SRU Reserve leagues.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: D Ryan (C), S Wyllie, L Ogilvie, D Hamilton, C Shannon, J Davis, G Smith, K Watret, G Forrest, A Carlyle, C Aird, J Harrison, C Hay, S McKenzie, W Gray. Replacements: M Mannell, A.N. Other, A.N. Other

Match Reps: G Smith, N Chalmers

Meet at Clubhouse at Clubhouse at 11.30am

Transport: cars


LATEST FROM HQ
6TH SEPTEMBER 2010
Training for Coaches and Helpers:

SRU are rolling out a coaching initiative that is required for all coaches or persons who assist in the delivery of Coaching of Rugby.

This is "Rugby Ready" Course and is being provided on Monday 20th September at 6pm Violetbank 2hrs duration.

All those who are coaches and those who assist/supervise/pop-by should attend as it enables access to the Level 1 coaches course to those that want to progress but also gives everyone the grounding on how to deliver effective training sessions as well as the basics to the game. The more the better as SRU record the stats of how many trained coaches the Club has.


DIFFERENT RESULTS FOR THE TEAMS
4TH SEPTEMBER 2010

1STS WIN THEIR HOME LEAGUE DEBUT

The 1sts beat Allan Glens 20-0 in their home league debut. The Annan points came from: Kieron Watret (T), Alex Halliday (T) and Craig McCann (2C, 2P)

1st XV Updates Other Division 2 Scores
Match Report
Match Highlights
Match Photos
Leading Point Scorers
Division 2 Table
Highland 58 v Stewartry 25
Caithness 25 v Kilmarnock 7
Berwick 31 v Glasgow Accies 24
Newton Stewart 8 v Waysiders 12
Hawick YM 42 v Aberdeenshire 8

2NDS LOSE TO ALLAN GLENS

While on the 2nd pitch the 2nds go down to Allan Glens 21-17. It was a game of 2 halves with Annan being 21-5 down at halftime. The difference being that Allan Glens kicked their 3 conversions while Annan kicked only 1.

Match Report


ANNAN TAKE ON THE GLEN
4TH SEPTEMBER 2010

ANNAN WELCOME ALLAN GLENS TO VIOLETBANK

This Saturday sees Annan welcome Allan Glens from Bishopbriggs for their first home league game of the season at Violetbank in Division 2 of the SRU National Leagues. Annan will be hoping to put last Saturdayís disappointing display at Waysiders/Drumpellier behind them.

Allan Glens were promoted to Division 2 as Champions of Division 3 and will also be looking to put their defeat at the Bearyards on the opening day of the season by Hawick YM behind them.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, C Bell, C Nicholson, G Hogg; J Nelson (C), R Dunlop, S Roberts, E Braid, A Rae, C McCann, A Jancey, D Wyllie, A Halliday, A Copland, K Jones. Replacements: M Carpenter, K Watret, S McCann

Match Reps: C McCann, A Robertson, I Gilmour ANNAN 2NDS START LEAGUE CAMPAIGN AT HOME TO ALLAN GLENS 2NDS

Annan 2nds start their league campaign on Saturday against Allan Glens 2nds in Division West 1 of the Scottish Reserve Leagues at Violetbank.

Annan 2nd XV Squad: D Ryan (C), S Haren, A Jackson, D Hamilton, G Smith, B Blower, D Barnes, R Craig, G Forrest, J Callaghan, C Aird, S Wyllie, C Hay, A Yates, W Gray Replacements: J Davis, A Millar, G Williamson, J Harrison

Match Reps: N Chalmers, J Mason

Meet at Violetbank at 1.45pm for a 3pm K.O.


1STS START THEIR LEAGUE SEASON
28TH AUGUST 2010

1STS LOSE THEIR OPENING GAME

The 1sts go down 24-17 in their opening league game.

The Annan points came from: Andrew Jancey (2T) and Craig McCann (1P, 2C)

1st XV Updates Other Division 2 Scores
Match Report
Match Photos
Leading Point Scorers
Stewartry 24 v Berwick 23
Kilmarnock 38 v Highland 11
Aberdeenshire 18 v Caithness 12
Allan Glen's 3 v Hawick YM 38
Glasgow Accies 55 v Newton Stewart 0


NEW LEAGUE SEASON IN DIVISION 2
28TH AUGUST 2010

ANNAN TRAVEL TO COATBRIDGE TO OPEN LEAGUE CAMPAIGN

There is an air of eager anticipation in the Annan camp ahead of Saturdayís league opener against Waysiders Drumpellier in Division 2 of the SRU National Leagues after an encouraging series of pre-season encounters.

Coach Neil Moffat commented on the coaching teamís hopes for the coming season

ĎWe are excited about the forthcoming season since starting pre-season training in mid July. The squad as a whole have worked extremely hard on their fitness and skills to try and ensure a strong start in National Division 2. All the squadís efforts have produced a good start by winning the first two pre-season warm up matches. In addition we had an encouraging performance in our own tournament which hopefully will act as a spring board into the opening game of the season on the 28th of August in Coatbridge. We have inherited a very talented and committed bunch of players who are eager to gain promotion back to National 1 this season. With a lot of hard work and a bit of luck we can do ití

Annan RFC President Don Barty also feels optimistic for the coming season

ĎObviously, there was a sense of disappointment at being relegated from National Division One at the end of last season but there are always going to be ups and downs at a Club from a rural area such as ours. We lose players who go off to University and to bigger Clubs in the Premiership Ė thatís all part and parcel of the game at our level, and we have to expect to keep bringing through young players.

This season, we will have a very young team but I am confident that they can hold their own in National Two. We are lacking in bulk in the forwards and, like many other Clubs, have a shortage of props. What we do have in abundance, though, is tremendous team spirit and if our backs get plenty of ball, they are capable of scoring tries. We have two new, young coaches at the helm in ex-players Neil Moffat and Niall Smith. Itís a steep learning curve for them and already they have gained the full respect and backing of the players and thereís one thing for sure Ė this team will try to play expansive rugby with a smile on their face!

One thing I am hoping for also is a stable 2nd XV, with more players pushing for 1st XV places. We have plenty of players at our disposal, but with that extra commitment we need to be able to have more players available on a regular basis, particularly for away games.

The Youth section is vitally important and we expect growth again in that department in the coming season.

Everyone at Annan RFC is looking forward to the season and if we can get off to a flyer like our friends up at Annan Athletic, it will give the local area a buzz. However, we have to be realistic. We are a small, amateur Club. If we lose players, for whatever reason, there is no easy fix. We go into the first league game at Waysiders/Drumpellier without the injured Michael Griffin and Mark Clark and the unavailable Scott McCann and Bruce Blower. Added to this, we have to fill the void left by Graham Smithís enforced early retiral from the game due to injury.

Two players new to the Club are Robert Craig from Kilmarnock and, for the next five weeks, Sam Roberts from the Shoalhaven Club in Sydney, Australia. We also hope to have a further two players from Shoalhaven with us from November onwards.

Itís going to be a tough season, especially with long journeys to Aberdeen, Inverness and Thurso, but the players are up for it and they will give it their best shot. Everyone at the Club will do their utmost to put Annan and District on the map during the coming season and, if you make your way up to Violetbank, Iím sure you wonít be disappointed by the local, young talent on view.'

Annanís league opener against Waysiders Drumpellier from Coatbridge could be a tricky affair as the clubís have not met since 9th March 2003 when Annan beat them 18-3 in the quarter final of the BT Bowl Competition at Violetbank. Waysiders finished mid table in Division 2 last season and usually have a strong set of forwards to contend with.

Annan 1st XV Squad: C Warrick, C Bell, C Nicholson, R Dunlop, M Carpenter, S Roberts, E Braid, J Nelson (C), A Rae, C McCann, A Jancey, J Bigham, D Wyllie, A Halliday, K Jones. Replacements: G Hogg, A Copland, D Barnes

Match Reps: C Lake, D Barty, A Robertson

Meet at Clubhouse at 12 noon for a 3pm KO


ANNAN TOURNAMENT AND THE MOFFAT TENS
21ST AUGUST 2010

VIOLETBANK TOURNAMENT

The 2010 Violetbank Shield was won by Hamilton who beat Dumfries 10-0 in the final.

Annan were beaten by Hamilton but beat Cambuslang in their 2 group matches.

Match Report
Match Highlights
Match Photos

MOFFAT TENS

Annanís 10ís Squad acquitted themselves well at the Moffat 10ís Tournament but were beaten in the final of the Quaich tournament by Dumfries


ANNAN TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
21ST AUGUST 2010

VIOLETBANK TOURNAMENT

Annan RFC will host a feast of rugby on Saturday when they host their 10th annual 15 a-side Tournament for the Violetbank Trophy at Violetbank. Once again the tournament features teams from both sides of the border. The English contingent feature teams from Upper Eden (North Lancs/Cumbria Division 1), Wigton (North Lancs/Cumbria Division 1) and a touring team from South Cheshire Acton Nomads (North West Intermediate Leagues - Division 4 South) who are perhaps the newest rugby club in Britain being formed in 2009. The Scottish contingent feature clubs from Dumfries (Premier 3), Cambuslang (Division 3), Stewartry (Division 2), Hamilton (Premier 3) and hosts Annan (Division 2) the defending holders. Special thanks must go to Hamilton who stepped in at the last moment to replace Penrith who pulled out at the weekend.

The competition is run in a standard 15 a-side format, with an initial two league stage from which the top team in each league progressing to the knockout rounds. The league games are played in 15 minute halves with the final 20 minute a half.

The gates at Violetbank open at 12 noon and there will be a Barbecue and Beer tent (1am bar). There will be aprŤs match evening entertainment with live music/disco/karaoke. Admission £5 (all day & evening) £3 (evening only)

The dayís events are sponsored by TN Trawlers and Murray Bell.

Annan Squad for Tournament: C Warrick, C Bell, C Nicholson, G Hogg, M Carpenter, S Roberts, E Braid, J Nelson (C), A Rae, C McCann, A Jancey, J Bigham, D Wyllie, A Halliday, K Jones, R Dunlop, P Carruthers, D Barnes, K Watret, A Copland, S McCann.

Meet at Violetbank at 11.45am

MOFFAT 10íS TOURNAMENT

As well as the Violetbank Tournament Annan also have a team taking part in the Annual Moffat 10ís Tournament at Holm Park on Saturday.

Annan Squad for Moffat 10ís: D Ryan (C), S Haren, D Hamilton, G Smith, G Forrest, E Currie, W Gray, C Hay, R Craig, L Ogilvie, J Davis, A Carlyle, C Aird, A Yates, A Torbet

Meet at Clubhouse at 10.45am for a 12 noon KO.


TRIAL GAME AT CREIGHTON
14TH AUGUST 2010

ANNAN CONTINUE THE GOOD START

Annan travelled to Sycamore Lane Carlisle last Saturday to take on old friends Creighton in a trial match. Both teams were a few players short of their full squads and with the hosts short of players with front row experience the match was played with uncontested scrums. Annan were dominant in most facets of the game with the visiting backs in particular looking sharp. Annanís scores came from winger Alex Halliday (2), hooker Callum Bell (2), wing forward Sam Roberts, winger Andrew Jancey, full back Euan Currie, stand off Craig McCann and centre James Bigham. Craig McCann added 7 conversions.

Match Photos


RUN IN TO NEW LEAGUE SEASON
10TH AUGUST 2010

1STS START WITH A WIN/CREIGHTON/VIOLETBANK TOURNAMENT

With the new rugby season just a couple of weeks away Annanís coaches have been putting the Annan squad for the 2010-11 season through their paces for the last couple of months with training starting in the middle of June. Last weekend an Annan RFC squad took on Division 1 (East) club Dunbar in a pre-season friendly at Hallhill under lights and came away with a four try to one victory.

This weekend the pre-season build up continues with a visit to old friends Creighton RFC from Carlisle at Sycamore Lane. The session will be in the form of four 20 minute sessions with all of Annanís senior players getting a run out and should kick off at 2.30pm.

The squad will be announced at training on Thursday night along with meeting times and travel arrangements.

On the Saturday 21st August Annan host their annual Super 15 aside Tournament for 'The Violetbank Trophy" featuring 8 teams from Acton Nomads, Cambuslang, Dumfries, Penrith, Stewartry, Upper Eden, Wigton and hosts Annan.


NEW SEASON INFO
6TH JULY 2010

DATES FOR THE DIARY

28/08 - Waysiders/ Drumpellier v Annan
04/09 - Annan v Allan Glenís
11/09 - Aberdeenshire v Annan
18/09 - Annan v Kilmarnock
25/09 - Stewartry v Annan
02/10 - Annanv Berwick
09/10 - Highland v Annan
16/10 - Annan v Caithness

Rest of the fixtures can be found here


NEW SEASON INFO
16TH JUNE 2010

TRAINING STARTS

Training officially begins Thursday 17th June at the Everholm.

COMMITTEE FOR 2010/2011

President: Don Barty
Treasurer: Chris Lake
Fixture Secretary: Brian Peat
Club Captain: John Nelson
Club Vice Captain: Kevin Jones
Ordinary Members: Colin McCann,James Mason,Neil Latimer, Paul Buckley, Rod Smith, Billy Henderson, Marion Hamilton, Norrie Galbraith, Colin Warrick, Eric Beattie, Ian Gilmour


SEARCH FOR A NEW COACH
15TH JUNE 2010

ANNAN RFC PLAYER/COACH

Annan Rugby Club is seeking highly motivated, suitably qualified and experienced individuals who have (or are working towards) a UKCC Qualification, to fill the position of Coach/Player Coach for our Senior Rugby Squads for the season 2010/2011 and beyond.

We are proud of our achievements in developing and improving the standard of rugby in support of the SRUís National strategies and have a proud history of producing high quality players from our local communities. As an ambitious Club we are looking for capable individuals with drive and enthusiasm to develop our Senior Squads, enabling them to achieve their goals and their potential.

Annan runs two senior squads; the 1st Team will play in Nat Division 2 but aspire to return to Div 1, and the 2nd Team play in Scottish Reserve Leagues West. Both Teams train on Tuesday and Thursday nights; 7pm to 9pm at our Violetbank rugby facilities.

Applicants must possess excellent leadership, organisational & communication skills whilst having a sound knowledge and understanding of the requirements of the modern game of rugby union.

The successful applicant will be responsible for;

  • Promoting a positive, motivating and competitive rugby culture within our Senior Squads
  • Agreeing achievable targets with our players for the 2010/11 season & beyond
  • Planning and producing the rugby training programme including for ďpre-seasonĒ
  • Producing & delivering a well organised coaching programme
  • Designing & delivering effective training sessions which are relevant to the abilities of each team and their goals
  • Provide effective support and feedback to players
  • In support of the agreed selection policy, communicating personally with squad members on selection decisions,
  • Providing regular progress reports to the Rugby Committee
  • Being pro-active in promoting and developing rugby in our local communities

    This is a part-time post with terms and conditions negotiable. Please forward your application and playing/coaching CV to the Club President at the following address;
    Don Barty
    President Annan RFC
    17, Bank Street
    Annan.
    DG12 5NY
    E-mails to: annanrfc@hotmail.com