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PRESENTATION OF NEW RUGBY BALLS
16TH MAY 2014

D & G COUNCIL PRESENT THE NEW RUGBYBALLS

On the evening of Friday 16th May at Violetbank, new training rugby balls were presented to Annan Rugby Club Youth Section by Sandra Proudfoot, Active Schools and Community Sport Officer for Dumfries and Galloway Council and Ben Latimer on behalf Latimer Financial Services.

The balls being purchased by a grant from Dumfries and Galloway Council to Annan Rugby Club in lieu of rugby coaching provided to various schools throughout the area during the past year and a donation from Latimer Financial Services to the clubs Youth Section.

Pictured are Sandra Proudfoot, Ben Latimer and members of the Annan a Rugby Club mini Section.


YOUTH TRAINING UNTIL PRE SEASON
MAY/JUNE 2014

YOUTH TRAINING UPDATE

There will be general fitness training at Violetbank on a Tuesday usual time 7.00pm - 8.30pm until pre season training starts at the beginning of July.

This was requested by some of the youth team and all are welcome.

There will be no training on Thursdays until pre season starts.


YOUTH TEAMS IN ACTION
27TH APRIL 2014

TIGERS TRAVEL TO GALA

Annan P3 to P7 Tigers travel to Gala with Langholm for a Mini rugby Tournament on Sunday

The U14 Sevens tournament at Newton Stewart has been cancelled.


YOUTH TRAINING
EASTER WEEK APRIL 2014

TRAINING CANCELLED

All youth and mini training is cancelled this week due to the Easter break. It will resume as normal on the week commencing Mon 21st April


YOUTH TEAMS THIS WEEKEND
SUNDAY 6TH APRIL 2014

U14 AT MOFFAT SEVENS AND MINIS AT VIOLETBANK

Annan U14 are at Moffat sevens tournament on Sunday KO 1pm

Minis Tournament at Violetbank on Sunday with teams from Moffat, Dumfries, Stewartry and Langholm KO 11am.


U14 TAKE ON LANGHOLM
SUNDAY 9TH MARCH 2014

U14 AT VIOLETBANK

The U14 game due to be played at Moffat on the 9th March has been cancelled.

But Langholm are going to come to Violetbank instead and we will play an U14 game against each other there, with a 1pm KO.


YOUTH TRAINING TIMES
REST OF SEASON

BACK AT VIOLETBANK

Youth training (S1 upwards) has resumed at Violetbank on a Tuesday and Thursday from 19.00- 20.30 and the minis on a Friday from 18.00 - 19.30 again at Violetbank.


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
MARCH - MAY 2014

UP AND COMING YOUTH MATCHES

Further details for each event closer to the time. Thanks to Taggart for the details.

All on a Sunday unless stated

U14

  • 30th March - Seven a side tournament at Violetbank;

  • 6th April - Seven a side tournament at Moffat;

  • 13th April - Seven a side tournament at Newton Stewart;

  • 11th May - Seven a side tournament at Langholm.

MINIS
  • 2nd March - Friendly v Moffat & Stewartry at Stewartry; Some of the minis are also playing for Langholm in a tournament at Melrose on this date as well: Age groups still to be confirmed;

  • 30th March - Game against a touring team at Langholm: P6 only;

  • 6th April - Minis Tournament at Violetbank: All age groups;

  • Saturday 12th April - Rugby training camp/festival at Violetbank in conjunction with the council: P4 - P7 at 10.00 - 12.00 then S1 - S6 at 12.45 - 14.45;

  • 13th April - Tournament at Langholm: P3 - P7;

  • 20th April - Tournament at Peebles, playing with Langholm;

  • Saturday 26th April - Langholm senior 7's - P4-5 to play Langholm as prelude to the senior final.

  • 27th April - Tournament at Gala, playing with Langholm.

  • 11th May - Tournament at Moffat

  • 18th May - Tournament at Stewartry


MINIS OFF TO GLASGOW
9TH FEBRUARY 2014

MINIS AT GLASGOW THIS SUNDAY

Annan are taking a P6 and P7 team to Glasgow this Sunday to play Teams from Oban and Strathaven.

The games will take place during the halftime break in the Glasgow Warriors v Connacht game.


TEAM NEWS FOR THIS SUNDAYS GAME
26TH JANUARY 2014

ANNAN U15 HOST ARDROSSAN/GARNOCK

Annan/Dumfries U15 at home on Sunday to Ardrossan/Garnock U15. Venue to be announced. Players meet as arranged


TEAM NEWS FOR THIS SUNDAYS GAMES
19TH JANUARY 2014

ANNAN U15 ON THEIR TRAVELS

Annan/Dumfries U15s are away to Whitecraigs U15s on Sunday. Meet at Bank Street at 11.00 for bus.


TEAM NEWS FOR THIS SUNDAYS GAMES
15TH DECEMBER 2013

U15 TRAVEL TO KILMARNOCK

Annan/Dumfries U15s are away to Kilmarnock U15s on Sunday. Meet as arranged.


TEAM NEWS FOR THIS SUNDAYS GAMES
8TH DECEMBER 2013

BOTH TEAMS AT "HOME"

Annan/Langholm S1/S2 play Moffat at Langholm on Sunday

Annan/Dumfries U15s are at home to Whitecraigs on Sunday.

Speak to coaches for further details at training.


YOUTH TEAMS IN ACTION
1ST DECEMBER 2013

ANNAN MINI RUGBY FESTIVAL

On Sunday, there was a feast of running rugby at Violetbank as Annan hosted its first mini rugby festival of the season. The Annan teams all played very well and a grand day out was had by all

Match Report / Match Photos

NEWTON STEWART TOO STRONG FOR THE S1/S2 TEAM

The combined S1/S2 Annan/Langholm team travelled to Newton Stewart in their latest league game. Newton Stewart were just too strong and organised for the Annan/Langholm squad and ran out 25-11 winners.

Match Report


TEAM NEWS FOR THIS SUNDAYS GAMES
1ST DECEMBER 2013

BOTH YOUTH TEAMS ON THE ROAD

U15 XV away to Ardrossan/Garnock on Sunday

S1/S2 team away to Newton Stewart on Sunday

Speak to coaches for further details at training.


GOOD DAY AT THE OFFICE
24TH NOV 2013

BOTH TEAMS WIN

The S1/S2 Annan/Langholm team recorded a fine victory over Stewartry in their latest game. Final score 47-0

Match Report

The U15 Annan/Dumfries team also had an impressive win, beating Marr 57-22

Match Report

Please Note: Training on Wednesday will be at Park Farm Dumfries with the Minibus leaving Bank Street at 18:25 please be on time


TWO TEAMS IN ACTION ON SUNDAY
24TH NOV 2013

TWO GAMES AT VIOLETBANK THIS SUNDAY

Annan S1/S2 Tigers are at home on Sunday at Violetbank against Stewartry KO 12.45

Annan/Dumfries U15 xv are at home on Sunday at Violetbank against Marr KO 14.00


S1/S2 ANNAN/LANGHOLM SQUAD IN ACTION
10TH NOV 2013

GOOD FIRST OUTING FOR THE S1/S2 ANNAN/LANGHOLM TEAM

The combined Annan/Langholm S1/S2 team had their first non-sevens game of the season and put up a fine performance against local rivals Dumfries.

Match Report


U15 BEAT KILMARNOCK
3RD NOV 2013

U15 XV OFF TO A WINNING START

The combined U15 Dumfries/Annan team got off to a winning start with a convincing 43-17 win over Kilmarnock.

Match Report

The team now travel to Stewartry on the 10th November. Kick Off 14.00

Please note: Training is on Wednesday night at 7 till 8, alternating between Annan & Dumfries. Phone Phil on 07540 749997 if you require further details.


U15 HOST KILMARNOCK
3RD NOVEMEBER 2013

U15 XV LEAGUE SEASON STARTS ON SUNDAY

First home game of the new league for the U15s combined team. Please be at Park Farm for 1pm. Match tops will be provided but please wear black shorts and your team socks.(Annan- black and Dumfries - red).

Kick Off is 2pm. Food will be provided for players/coaches after the game. Tea/coffee and snacks are available for supporters to purchase in the club house.

Please confirm availability by phoning Phil on 07540 749997 or by commenting on Facebook.

Dumfries boys - £4 subs are payable for this home match to cover catering, strip cleaning etc.

Any questions give Phil a call/comment/drop me a text etc.


U15 XV FIXTURES FOR 2013/14
3RD NOVEMBER 2013 - 9TH FEB 2014

U15 XV LEAGUE SEASON STARTS ON SUNDAY

The Annan U15 team will combine with Dumfries U15 for the season.

Location of each home game (i.e. Violetbank or Park Farm) will be confirmed ASAP.

  • Sun 3 Nov 2013: Dumfries/Annan. Vs Kilmarnock
  • Sun 10 Nov 2013: Stewartry RFC vs Dumfries/Annan
  • Sun 24 Nov 2013: Dumfries/Annan vs Marr RFC
  • Sun 1 Dec 2013: Ardrossan/Garnock vs Dumfries/Annan
  • Sun 8 Dec 2013: Dumfries/Annan vs Whitecraigs RFC
  • Sun 15 Dec 2013: Kilmarnock vs Dumfries/Annan
  • Sun 12 Jan 2014: Dumfries/Annan vs Stewartry RFC
  • Sun 19 Jan 2014: Marr RFC vs Dumfries/Annan
  • Sun 26 Jan 2014: Dumfries/Annan Ardrossan/Garnock
  • Sun 9 Feb 2014: Whitecraigs RFC Dumfries/Annan

All kick off at 14.00


U14-U16 TRAINING WITH CHRIS PATTERSON
31ST OCTOBER 2013

CHRIS PATTERSON COMES TO LANGHOLM

On Thursday 31st October there will be a special training session for all U14-U16 players to be taken by Chris Patterson.

Training is from 5.30pm-7.30pm and at Langholm RFC


S1/S2 AT THE MOFFAT SEVENS
13TH OCTOBER 2013

1ST WINS FOR THE TIGERS

On Sunday 13th October, the development sevens moved to Moffat where an Annan squad competed against teams from the host club Moffat, Newton Stewart, Langholm and Stewartry.

After the previous weeks rain, the conditions were almost perfect for a feast of running rugby from all the teams who participated.

An increase in numbers available for Annan led to more potential for rotation during the competition and reduced the fatigue factor of the full size pitch.

All the Annan boys participated, showing excellent ball handling skills and at times a tenacity in defence. As a result they came away with two wins against both Newton Stewart A and B teams by 3 tries to 2 and 4 tries to 3 and although suffering defeats to Moffat, Stewartry and Langholm they competed well scoring a further 5 tries.

Scores for Annan on the day were Euan Waugh 3 tries, Jake Lamont 3 tries, Jack Ogilvie, 4 tries, Josh Whiteside and Robbie Conaghan with one try a piece.

With the Sevens circuit now being put on hold until the end of the season the improvement shown by this young group of Annan players bodes well for the start of the fifteen a side games which are due to start early next month.

Annan Squad:- Euan Waugh, Bradley Davidson, Robbie Davidson, Danny Gracie, Arron Carmichael, Chris McGlasson, Duncan Walker, Bailey Thomson, Reese Dickie, Jake Lamont, Jack Ogilvie, Robbie Conaghan, Josh Whiteside, Kane Marshall.

Match Photos / Points Scorer


TRAINING TIMES, DATES AND VENUE
FROM 9TH OCTOBER 2013

CHANGES TO TIMES, DATES AND VENUE

From the 9th October the training times for the the Youth Teams will be:

  • P5-7: Fri 6.30pm - 7.30pm
  • S1-U16: Wed 7.00pm - 8.00pm

From October all Youth Teams (S1-U16) will train at Galabank on the Back Astro Turf and if there is no game on a Sunday then there will be a training session.

  • U18: Tue/Thu 7.00pm - 9.00pm

U18 will train alternative Thursdays at Langholm. U18 training will still be at Violetbank (along with the Senior XV's) for the time being.


S1/S2 AT THE LANGHOLM SEVENS
6TH OCTOBER 2013

STARTING TO COME TOGETHER

The D&G Development League Sevens moved to Langholm on Sunday for the second leg of the Autumn Series. After the good weather enjoyed at Newton Stewart the previous week the weather had changed for the worse this week and it was a credit to all the teams from Langholm, Annan, Moffat, Stewartry and Newton Stewart, the way the boys handled in the wet conditions with a steady rain falling well into the day.

Mention should also go to the home club who made everyone welcome with hot soup and drink on offer to supporters and all the boys were well fed after their games.

Although Annan were defeated in all their four games, the boys played well and have shown improvement each week. Scores for Annan were Euan Waugh with 1 try and Arron Carmichael with 3 tries.

Special mention should go to Danny Gracie and Arron Carmichael who came into the team from the P7 age group, both showing they possessed the necessary skills and temperament to compete at this level in its current sevens format. Well done to both.

The Annan Squad comprised of Chris McGlasson, Euan Waugh, Euan Murray, Kane Marshall, Duncan Walker, Josh Whiteside, Robbie Conaghan, Danny Gracie and Arron Carmichael.

Match Photos


S1/S2 AT THE NEWTON STEWART SEVENS
29TH SEPTEMBER 2013

TIGERS COME CLOSE

An Annan RFC S1/S2 squad took part at the Newton Stewart Sevens on Sunday 29th September, 2013 against teams from Newton Stewart, Stewartry, Langholm and Moffat.

Although the Annan side were defeated in all their matches, many of the squad gained valuable experience playing at this level for the first time and all played well.

Scorers on the day for Annan were Josh Whiteside, 4 tries and Jake Lamont 1 try.

Special mention to Kane Marshall who played his first competitive rugby matches at this competition.

Annan Squad:- Josh Whiteside, Duncan Walker, Reese Dickie, Robbie Davidson, Robbie Conaghan, Jake Lamont, Chris McGlasson, Bailey Thomas, Fraser Jamieson and Kane Marshall.

Reminder - Training for the S1/S2 teams takes place Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7pm to 8.30pm.

If you have someone that would be interested then just turn up at Violetbank at these times or contact our S1/S2 coach Gary Coupland on 07711720900 for more details.


S1/S2 DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE SEASON - 2013/14
26TH SEPTEMBER 2013

FIXTURES ARRANGED SO FAR

The following are the fixtures so far arranged for this season:

  • September 29th - Sevens Tournament at Newton Stewart
  • October 6th - Sevens Tournament at Langholm
  • October 13th - Sevens Tournament at Moffat

Following the October school holidays Annan and Langholm will join up to play 15 a side games.

  • November 10th - Dumfries v Annan/Langholm
  • November 24th - Annan/Langholm v Stewartry at Annan
  • December 1st - Newton Stewart v Annan/Langholm
  • December 8th - Annan/Langholm v Moffat at Langholm
  • February 16th - Annan/Langholm v Dumfries at Langholm
  • February 23rd - Stewartry v Annan/Langholm
  • March 2nd - Annan/Langholm v Newton Stewart at Annan
  • March 9th - Moffat v Annan/Langholm
  • April 27th - Sevens Tournament at Newton Stewart
  • May 11th - Sevens Tournament at Langholm.

It is hoped a number of other friendlies will also be arranged in vacant/ standby dates during this period.


S1/S2 AT THE LANGHOLM SEVENS
22ND SEPTEMBER 2013

GREAT SHOWING BY THE TEAM

The S1/2 select played 7's at Langholm yesterday. The boys beat Stewartry and were beaten by the hosts Langholm and a second Stewartry team.

The team consisted of Bradley Davidson, Euan Waugh, Euan Murray, Reese Dickie, Jake Lamont, Josh Whiteside, Duncan Walker and Robbie Conaghan.

Well played lads.

Reminder - Training for the S1/S2 teams takes place Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7pm to 8.30pm.

If you have someone that would be interested then just turn up at Violetbank at these times or contact our S1/S2 coach Gary Coupland on 07711720900 for more details.


TRAINING CHANGES
FROM THE 15TH AUGUST 2013

TRAINING TIMES

For the 2013/2014 season the Youth training times at Violetbank* are as follows:

  • P6/7 - Thu 7 - 8pm - Coaches: Diane and Austin Gracie
  • S1/2 - Tue & Thu 7 - 8:30pm - Coaches: Gary Coupland and Neil Johnstone
  • U15 - Tue & Thu 7 - 8:30pm - Coach: Sean Buckley
  • U16 - Tue & Thu 7 - 8:30pm - Coach: Rick Townson
  • U18 - Tue & Thu 7 - 8:30pm - Coach: Colin Warrick. Colts to train with the Seniors

Note: U16/U18 will train alternative Thursdays at Langholm.

Please remember to wear appropriate clothes and bring gum shield/towel/change of clothes for afterwards

Separate game and further training at weekends (if applicable) will be issued by the coaches on Thursdays.

Finally, please ask the players who attend to know your availability for that weekend

*All training will take place at Violetbank however when the weather turns it will be moved to the Astro at Galabank.