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VARIOUS TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
25TH/26TH APRIL 2015

3 YOUTH TEAMS IN ACTION

On Saturday the U15 XV are at Moffat playing a touring team. KO: 11.00am

On Sunday the S1 squad are at Melrose. KO: 11.00am

Also on Sunday, the Minis are at the Stewartry Tournament. KO: 11.00am


S1-U16 TRAINING MOVES TO FRIDAY
17TH APRIL 2015

TRAINING MOVE

The S1-U16 boys training will move from Wednesday to a Friday from 6.00-7.30pm for the rest of the season.


TEAMS DO WELL ON THE ROAD
11TH/12TH APRIL 2015

TEAMS AT MURRAYFIELD AND LANGHOLM

The U16 Squad took part in a 10-a side tournament at Murrayfield while the Tigers took part in a Tournament at Langholm on Sunday.

Match Report


GOOD FRIDAY TRAINING
3RD APRIL 2015

MINIS AND MICROS TRAINING

Training on Good Friday is OFF. Training will resume as normal on the 10th April.


RUGBY COACHING COURSE
17TH APRIL/18TH APRIL/9TH MAY 2015

RUGBY COACHING COURSE - UKCC LEVEL 1

Please Note: Dates have changed from the originally advertised dates.

There is going to be a UKCC Level 1 course running between Annan RFC and Moffat RFC on the dates below:

  • Friday 17th April 6.30-9.00pm at Annan
  • Saturday 18th April 9.30am-4.00pm at Annan
  • Saturday 9th May 9.30am-4.00pm at Moffat

    Anyone interested should contact Gary Coupland (taggart265@gmail.com / 07711720900) in the 1st instance before registering as there are a couple of pre-course items that require to be done first.

    If anyone is interested from our end the club would pay the fee on condition they get involved in coaching at Annan. Those wanting to do it by themselves will require to pay the full price.

    Registration


    TIGERS IN ACTION ON SUNDAY
    29TH MARCH 2015

    YOUTH TEAMS ON THEIR TRAVELS

    Annan Minis are taking part at Moffat RFC tournament on Sunday 29th.

    Players contact coaches regarding travel arrangements etc.

    Annanís S1/2 are taking part at Clydebank RFC tournament on Sunday 29th.

    Players contact coaches regarding travel arrangements etc.


    MINI TIGERS AT DUMFRIES
    15TH MARCH 2015

    TIGERS PLAY WELL AT PARK FARM

    The P4/5 and P6/7 Tigers travelled to Dumfries to take part in the Dumfries Mini Tournament.

    All the teams played brilliantly. Well done to all the players (and parents/volunteers!)

    Match Report


    MINI RUGBY TOURNAMENT
    8TH/15TH MARCH 2015

    ANNAN MINI HOST A TOURNAMENT

    On a lovely Sunday morning Annan Tigers hosted their 2nd Mini and Micro Rugby Festival of the season at Violetbank involving over 150 boys and girls from P1 up to P7, from Newton Stewart, Stewartry, Moffat, Dumfries and Langholm.

    Match Report

    DUMFRIES TOURNAMENT NEXT SUNDAY 15TH

    Dumfries will host a Mini rugby tournament on Sunday 15th March. Kick Off: 11.00

    Players please be at Park Farm for 10.15am.

    Can all who are available to play, please contact:

  • Gary 'Taggart' Coupland on 07711 720900 or
  • Diane Gracie on 07855 789076

    Please could you confirm by Wednesday 11th if possible.


    TRAINING BACK AT VIOLETBANK
    3RD MARCH 2015

    TRAINING FOR REST OF SEASON

    All training will now be back at Violetbank commencing this week.

    SENIOR MEN - Tuesday and Thursday: 7.00pm - 9.00pm

    YOUTH - Wednesday: 7.00pm - 8.00pm

    SENIOR WOMEN AND GIRLS - Thursday: 7.00pm - 9.00pm

    MINI - P1-P3 Friday: 6pm - 7.00pm
    MINI - P4-P7 Friday: 6pm - 7.30pm


    MINI RUGBY TOURNAMENT
    8TH MARCH APRIL 2015

    ANNAN MINI TIGERS HOSTING A RUGBY TOURNAMENT

    Violetbank will host a Mini rugby tournament on Sunday 8th March. Kick Off: 11.00

    Players please meet at 10.15

    Can all who are available to play, please contact:

  • Gary 'Taggart' Coupland on 07711 720900 or
  • Diane Gracie on 07855 789076

    All welcome - come along and see the future of Annan RFC


    WEEKEND FIXTURES
    1ST MARCH 2015

    TEAMS TAKE ON DUMFRIES

    The Annan Minis are joining Moffat Minis on Sunday to playt Dumfries with an 11.00am KO. Game is at Moffat.

    The Annan/Langholm/Moffat combined S1/S2 team are also playing on Sunday - taking on Dumfries at Violetbank with a 12.30pm KO.

    EXTRA FIXTURE: The U15 XV are now playing Penrith at Violetbank on Sunday. Kick Off: 12.30


    WEEKEND FIXTURES
    15TH FEBRUARY 2015

    COMBINED TEAM TAKE ON MELROSE

    On Sunday a combined Annan/Langholm/Moffat S1 team are playing Melrose S1 at Langholm with a 12 noon KO.


    WEEKEND FIXTURES
    8TH FEBRUARY 2015

    HOPEFULLY IF THE WEATHER IMPROVES!

    Annan Minis are due to play at Langholm on Sunday against Melrose with an 11am K.O.

    Annan S1/2 are due to play with Moffat against Dumfries at Moffat with a 12.30pm K.O.

    STOP PRESS: The S1/S2 game is OFF. Pitches are frozen.

    NEXT WEEKEND

    On Saturday (14th) - Annan are hosting an U14 Touring team from Selby RFC at Violetbank.

    Kick Off: 12.15/12.30 (TBC)

    The lads from Selby are then going to watch the England v Italy game in the clubhouse before travelling up to Edinburgh.


    TRAINING CANCELLED TONIGHT
    4TH FEBRUARY 2015

    TRANINING OFF

    Youth training tonight is OFF again.

    Alas both the Astro and the Violetbank pitches are still covered in snow and ice and can not be used.


    RUGBY COACHING COURSE

    RUGBY COACHING COURSE - UKCC LEVEL 1

    Annan RFC are looking to put together a UKCC Level 1 coaching course, which will be held locally in Annandale and Eskdale in the near future, primarily for ourselves, Langholm and Moffat.

    Could any players/ ex players/ parents/ members who are interested in doing the course and assisting in coaching at the club to get in touch with Gary 'Taggart' Coupland

    The course lasts 2.5 days and is usually a Friday evening and 2 Saturday's the last one being three weeks after the initial day and a half.

    You can get a copy of the course content on the SRU website under getting involved/ coaching the game/ coaching qualifications:

    http://www.scottishrugby.org/get-involved/coach/get-qualified


    RUGBY SUMMER CAMP AT STEWARTRY RFC

    RUCKS 'N' MAULS SUMMER CAMP AT STEWARTRY RFC

    Stewartry Rugby Club will be hosting the first ever summer rugby camp from 20th - 24th July this year.

    Through a combination of the latest coaching methods and techniques developed in the southern hemisphere, players are able to improve their knowledge, ability and overall enjoyment of the game as well as getting a good workout at the same time

  • Play rugby, meet new friends, learn about teamwork, fair play and get fit at the same time.
  • Perform the " New Zealand Haka" and learn about its cultural significance.
  • Experience southern hemisphere coaches that are CRB checked.
  • Rugby training camps running from Monday to Friday 9.15am to 3.15pm for boys and girls aged 6 to 16 years old.

    To take advantage of the online booking scheme and to find out more about this please visit: www.rucksnmauls.co.uk

    The cost if booked before the end of January is £105 per player or £150 afterwards.

    ****PLEASE BOOK DIRECT WITH RUCKS 'N' MAULS****

    All equipment is provided. Players must bring their own kit, food and drink.

    PLEASE NOTE: Could parents contact Gary 'Taggart' Coupland if you are interested re the possibility of pooling transport to and from Stewartry during the camp.


    TRAINING CANCELLED TONIGHT
    9TH JANUARY 2015

    TRAINING BACK ON THE 16TH

    Mini training tonight has been CANCELLED due to the rain & the high winds.

    Training will resume as normal next Friday (16th) as normal. 6pm on the Astro pitches.


    TRAINING CANCELLED TONIGHT
    7TH JANUARY 2015

    TRAINING BACK ON THE 14TH

    Youth training has been cancelled for tonight due to the weather forecast for the remainder of today.

    Training will resume as normal next Wednesday (14th) as normal. 7pm on the Astro pitches.


    YOUTH RUGBY ROUND UP
    14TH DECEMBER 2014

    U14 COMBINE WITH MOFFAT

    This Sunday the U14 are playing for Moffat v Dumfries at Dumfries on Sunday

    KO 12.30pm


    YOUTH RUGBY ROUND UP
    7TH DECEMBER 2014

    U14 AND U16 TEAMS AT HOME

    On Sunday the U14 and U16 squads are at Violetbank taking on teams from Moffat and Langholm.

    Could all Annan players that are available in both age groups please turn up at Violetbank at 10.30am for a 11.00am start.

    It would be appreciated if you could also let Taggart or Gogs know they are coming for catering purposes.

    Match Report

    ANNAN MINI TIGERS AWAY TO NEWTON STEWART

    On Sunday the Annan Mini Tigers are on the road to Newton Stewart.

    Kick off is also 11.00am

    Match Report


    YOUTH RUGBY ROUND UP
    16TH AND 23RD NOVEMBER 2014

    TIGERS DO WELL AT LANGHOLM

    The Tigers had a P6/7 and P4/5 at Langholm on Sunday. The P6/7 lost to Langholm, Stewartry and Newton Stewart but won against Moffat.

    The tries were all in the Moffat match and scored by Daniel Bryden, Finley McCartney, Ryan Whiteside. Emily Hunter, Ella and Coll Irving.

    The P4/5 won 2 games out of 3 they played v Langholm, Stewartry and Moffat.

    Well played Tigers!

    SUNDAY 23RD NOVEMBER

    This coming Sunday, we are scheduled to send a U14/16 squad to Langholm to take on Langholm and Moffat

    Match Report

    The Minis and Micros are off to Moffat.

    Kick off for both locations is 11.00am

    Match Report


    YOUTH RUGBY THIS WEEKEND
    15TH/16TH NOVEMBER 2014

    TAG RUGBY FESTIVAL

    Annan Rugby Club are hosting a Tag Rugby Festival on the morning of Saturday 15th November, at Violetbank, Annan from 9am - 12 midday.

    This will involve teams from the following Primary Schools, Lockerbie, Newington, Hecklegirth, Gretna, Eastriggs, Kirkpatrick Fleming, Eaglesfield, Brydekirk, Cummertrees, Elmvale and St Columbus.

    In all there will be around 150 players taking part comprising 15 separate mixed teams of boys and girls.

    If you're free come along and lend your support on the day.

    MINIS AWAY TO LANGHOLM

    On Sunday, the P4-P7 Minis are at Langholm. KO: 11am


    MINIS IN ACTION THIS SUNDAY
    9TH NOVEMBER 2014

    MINIS AWAY TO DUMFRIES

    Annan Minis are due to play at Dumfries this Sunday with an 11am KO.


    TEAMS IN ACTION THIS SUNDAY
    2ND NOVEMBER 2014

    BOTH TEAMS ARE AT LANGHOLM

    STOP PRESS: The U16 game has been postponed

    On Sunday, Annan travel to Langholm to take on Peebles and Dumfries.

    A combined Annan/Langholm/Moffat U16 XV take on Peebles while a combined Annan/Langholm U14 XV take on Dumfries.

    Both games kick off at 13.00 and are at Langholm.


    MINIS OFF TO STEWARTRY
    26TH OCTOBER 2014

    MINIS AT THE STEWARTRY TOURNAMENT

    On Sunday the minis section are off to Stewartry for the latest tournament.

    Games kick off at 11.00am but could players and parents please try and get there for 10.30am.

    Match Report


    YOUTH/MINI TRAINING MOVING TO GALABANK
    22ND/24TH OCTOBER 2014

    GALABANK ASTRO TURF FOR THE WINTER

    Youth and mini training will move to the astro pitch at Galabank for the winter, commencing as follows:

    YOUTH
    From Wednesday 22nd October from 7pm - 9pm.

    MINI
    From Friday 24th October from 6pm - 7.30pm.

    Please Note: Training on the 31st October is OFF. Training will resume the following week (7th November)


    FIRST HOME MINI TOURNAMENT OF SEASON
    5TH OCTOBER 2014

    SOME GREAT RUGBY ON DISPLAY

    There was some great running rugby on display today at Violetbank with the first Minis Rugby Tournament at Violetbank of this season.

    Throughout the morning the large crowd were entertained to some excellent rugby by all the teams who took part, some of which wouldn't have looked out of place in their respective clubs senior XV's.

    Match Report


    WEEKEND NEWS
    3RD/5TH OCTOBER 2014

    TRAINING IS OFF TONIGHT - FRIDAY

    Due to tonights forecast of torrential rain and wind, the minis training tonight has been cancelled.

    U16 GAME V JEDFOREST - OFF

    The U16 game on Sunday v Jedforest has been called off due to unavailability of players


    YOUTH TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
    4TH/5TH OCTOBER 2014

    ALL YOUTH TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND

    Another busy weekend for the Youth Sections with all 4 taking part in various competitions:

      On Saturday Langholm/Annan/Moffat U18s are away to Gala Wanderers
      On Sunday Langholm/Annan/Moffat U16s are away to JedForest
      On Sunday Annanís S1/S2 are at Langholm 7s Tournament

    And also on Sunday Annan Minis host a tournament at Violetbank involving teams from Moffat, Stewartry, Dumfries and Langholm. First games start at 11.00am.

    Could all the Annan players please be at Violetbank by 10.15am.


    U18 TAKE ON TYNEDALE
    27TH SEPTEMBER 2014

    TYNEDALE GAME AT LANGHOLM

    On Saturday Annan have several players involved with the Langholm/Annan combined Colts team who are playing Tynedale at Milntown

    Match Result: Annan/Langhom 10 v Tynedale 46


    YOUTH TEAMS IN ACTION THIS WEEKEND
    21ST SEPTEMBER 2014

    BUSY SUNDAY FOR THE YOUTH TEAMS

    On Sunday, there will be 3 youth squads in action:

      S1/S2 Tigers away to Moffat (12.30 KO)
      P3-7 Tigers away to Dumfries (11.00 KO)
      U16's at home (Langholm) to Gala (13.00 KO)

    The U16 game v Gala was to be played next Sunday but has been moved to this Sunday.


    YOUTH/MINI SECTION MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS
    19TH-1ST SEPT/OCT 2014

    MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS

    Renewal of Annual playing memberships for the Youth and mini sections at Annan Rugby Club will take place in the ' Grubber' tea hut at Violetbank on the following training nights-

    Mini Section

    Friday 19th & Friday 26th September from 6.15pm - 8pm.

    Youth Section

    Wednesday 24th September and 1st October from 6.45pm - 8.30pm.

    Players are asked to bring their existing membership cards with them if they have them.

    New members will require to complete a club registration form which should be completed by a parent/ carer and handed in with the membership fee. (£24).


    S1/S2 (U14) AND MINI FIXTURES FOR 2014/15
    8TH SEPTEMBER 2014

    CURRENT FIXTURES FOR THIS SEASON

    Minis

    21st September - Dumfries away
    5th October - Annan tournament
    26th October - Stewartry tournament
    16th November - Langholm tournament
    23rd November - Moffat tournament
    7th December - Newton Stewart tournament
    8th March - Annan Tournament
    15th March - Langholm tournament
    29th March - Moffat tournament
    3rd May - Stewartry tournament
    10th May - Moffat tournament
    17th May - Stewartry tournament
    24th May - Newton Stewart tournament
    .

    Note: there are likely to be some additional fixtures playing with Langholm in Borders tournaments. Dates to be confirmed

    S1/2 Development League

    7's
    21st September - Moffat tournament
    28th September - Annan tournament
    5th October - Langholm tournament

    15's
    2nd November - Langholm/ Annan v Dumfries.
    9th November - Stewartry v Langholm/ Annan
    16th November - Langholm/ Annan v Newton Stewart
    30th November - Moffat v Langholm/ Annan
    8th February - Dumfries v Langholm/Annan
    22nd February - Langholm/ Annan v Stewartry
    1st March - Newton Stewart v Langholm/ Annan
    8th March - Langholm/ Annan v Moffat
    22nd March - Super Sunday tournament

    Note: There will then be a further round of 7's dates to be arranged.


    U16 AND U18 TEAM IN ACTION ON WEDNESDAY
    3RD SEPTEMBER 2014

    YOUTH TEAMS IN ACTION

    The combined (Annan/Langholm/Moffat) U18 team take on Melrose at Langholm on Wednesday. KO 19.00

    Final Score: Annan/Langholm/Moffat U18 XV 5 v Melrose Wasps 77

    The combined (Annan/Langholm/Moffat) U16 team take on Carlisle at Carlisle on Wednesday. KO also 19.00

    Final Score: Carlisle 45 v Annan/Langholm/Moffat U16 XV 7 (Match Report)


    CHRIS PATERSON COACHING SESSION
    31ST AUGUST 2014

    TRAINING SESSION AT PARK FARM

    On the morning of Sunday 31st August, a contingent of Annan coaches and around 30 youth and mini players, travelled to a warm and sunny Park Farm, Dumfries where they took part in a coaching session delivered by former Scottish International and SRU Ambassador Chris Paterson, at Dumfries Saints Rugby Club.

    During the morning Chris spent time with the various age groups and coaches, putting them through various rugby drills, which were thoroughly enjoyed by all who took part.

    Following the training session Chris posed for photographs, with the players and signed autographs.

    Following a hearty lunch provided by Dumfries Saints, Chris then took part in a question and answer session with everyone in the Clubhouse.

    This was an excellent input and gave all who took part the opportunity to get up close and interact with a Scottish Rugby Legend.

    Special thanks to John Steele, John Wilson and all at Dumfries Saints for their hospitality and the opportunity to attend and take part

    Photos From The Day


    AITKEN RENDER AT GLASGOW
    23RD AUGUST 2014

    ANNAN PLAYER IN GUARD OF HONOUR

    On Saturday, 23rd August, Glasgow Warriors played Harlequins and we were asked if one of our Mini's would like to join them to take part in the Guard of Honour.

    This is the team photo which was taken post match of the Glasgow Warriors players in their new strips, with all the club mini players.

    Our mini player was Aitken Render (1st on front row)


    U16 AND U18 XV FIXTURES
    30TH AUGUST 2014 - 7TH JANUARY 2015

    U16 FIXTURES ANNOUNCED

    The following are dates for the U16 fixtures arranged so far for this season.

    Boys from the relevant U15/16 age groups from Annan, Langholm and Moffat are combining to play under the Langholm U16 banner in the Border League.

    The fixtures arranged so far are -

  • 7th Sept: Langholm v Melrose
  • 14th Sept: Berwick v Langholm
  • 28th Sept: Langholm v Gala
  • 5th Oct: Jed Forest v Langholm
  • 26th Oct: Selkirk v Langholm
  • 2nd Nov: Langholm v Peebles
  • 16th Nov: Duns V Langholm
  • 23rd Nov: Langholm v Hawick
  • 7th Dec: Kelso v Langholm

    Further games will be announced in the coming months.

    U18 FIXTURES ANNOUNCED

    As with the U16's we are combining with Moffat and Langholm due to numbers at U18 level to play in the Border League under Langholm.

  • 30th Aug: Peebles v Langholm
  • 3rd Sept: Langholm v Melrose (7pm)
  • 6th Sept: Hawick PSA v Langholm
  • 13th Sept: Langholm v Jed Thistle
  • 27th Sept: Langholm v Tynedale Colts
  • 4th Oct: Gala Wanderers v Langholm
  • 11th Oct: Langholm v Selkirk Youth Club
  • 18th Oct: Berwick Colts v Langholm
  • 25th Oct: Hawick Wanderers v Langholm
  • 1st Nov: Kelso Harlequins v Langholm
  • 8th Nov: Langholm v Peebles Colts
  • 15th Nov: Melrose Wasps v Langholm
  • 22nd Nov: Langholm v Hawick PSA
  • 29th Nov: Jed Thistle v Langholm
  • 13th Dec: Tynedale Colts v Langholm
  • 20th Dec: Langholm v Gala Wanderers
  • 27th Dec: Selkirk Youth Club v Langholm
  • 3rd Jan: Langholm v Berwick Colts
  • 10th Jan: Langholm v Hawick Wanderers
  • 17th Jan: Langholm v Kelso Harlequins

    YOUTH COACHES WANTED
    24TH AUGUST 2014

    CAN YOU HELP?

    Due to the unprecedented increase in demand Annan Rugby Club are looking to increase the number of coaches and parent helpers to assist with the increasing numbers in their Ladies/ Girls, mini and youth sections.

    What's involved?

    What can you offer? Any help from an infrequent hour here and there to the Lead coach for an age grade team we have spaces for all.

    In order to continue to improve & to meet the expectation of parents / carers It is now a minimum requirement for all coaches, teachers and referees to have attended a practical rugby ready course at the start of the season, in addition to having completed the online IRB Rugby Ready Course. All coaches and helpers would also require to undergo PVG Disclosure vetting.

    All levels of coaching and/ or Rugby experience are welcome from the novice who has no experience but the desire to help grow Rugby in our community to the former International level or club player who may wish to help others follow in their footsteps

    In addition there is also the UKCC course in coaching (Rugby Union) which is a practical based course normally delivered over two days and one evening. It includes opportunities to coach and develop your coaching. The overall aim of the course is to enable you to coach players under some direction, for example from a head coach or coaching co-ordinator.

    This years Rugby Ready Practical Course is scheduled for 7pm on the Monday 1st September, 2014 at Violetbank, Annan, as such it is requested individuals who may be interested in assisting, get in touch by Thursday 28th August, 2014.

    Enquiries should be directed to Gary Coupland by e mail - taggart265@gmail.com or Mobile 07711720900.


    TRAINING TIMES
    AUGUST-DECEMBER 2014

    YOUTH TRAINING TIMES

    YOUTH - U14/U16: Wednesdays from 7pm - 9pm - Commencing Wednesday 20th August, 2014

    MINIS P1/P7: Fridays from 6.30pm - 8pm - Commencing Friday 22nd August, 2014

    New players welcome at all levels.


    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.