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Thank you to Oban Lorne RFC for inviting us to take part in a friendly fixture with their U16's this Saturday 21 January. Enjoy your game boys.

 

CONFIRMED YOUTH FIXTURES

The following Youth fixtures have been confirmed:
* U17's Sat 29 October - Tens Tournament (Banavie)
* S1-S2 - Sun 4 December v Huntly (Banavie)
* S1-S2 - Sun 11 December v Highland (Inverness)

Players please try and attend training regularly so that you are fully prepared for the forthcoming matches. We provide your playing strip on match days, but do you have black shorts and club socks ?.. If not please speak to Gary or Ryan Davies.

17 Oct 2016

 

 

 

YOUTH RUGBY RETURNS - SAT 27 AUGUST

Mini Rugby returns to Banavie on Saturday 27 March - 10am after the summer break. This is the perfect time for new young players (boys & girls) from P3 - P7 to come along and give rugby a try.

If you child likes running around outside, getting involved in games, then take them along, they can learn a new game, get fit and make new friends. Parents are welcome to stay - the Clubhouse is open and the kettle is on - come in and make yourself at home.

All the need to start off with is some old warm clothes, tracksuit bottom and a pair of football boots (if they have them), if they don't have football boots - trainers will suffice for the first couple of sessions.

 

FORTHCOMING YOUTH FIXTURES

Forthcoming Youth Fixtures:

This is a heads up for players are parents...

*  6th March - Friendly Fixture for our S1-S2 at Moray

*  12th March - Highland RFC Mini Festival at Inverness

More detailed information will be provided by Gary.  All players should ensure that they have football boots, black shorts, club shorts, gum shields and scrum caps (if required). If you need shorts or socks that are some available from stock in the clubhouse.  

Updated: 22 Feb 2016

 

 

MIDI RUGBY FIXTURES 2015

We have some friendly fixtures coming up for the older Youth Players. They are:-

Sunday 1st November - U16's 10's Tournament at Banavie
Saturday 7th November - S1/S2 at Lochgilphead
Saturday 7th November - S3/S4 at Lochgilphead...
Sunday 29th November - S1/S2 at Banavie against Strathmore Sharks.

Can all players please get along to training on Thursday and Saturday so that we are ready for the forthcoming matches. Details of kick off times etc will be provided by Gary.

 

MINI RUGBY STARTS BACK THIS SATURDAY

This Saturday its time for our Youth Section to get back to work after their summer break.  As you can see below for the first week we are at the King George V Park - then its back to Banavie.

This is the perfect time for new boys and girls from P3 upwards to come along and Give Rugby a Try. 

We will be hosting our first Dalriada on Saturday 17th October - we know this is the October school holidays - but we are hoping you are not ALL way sunning yourselves and that we can put out a P4/5 and P67 team.

For the U17's we are hosting a 10's Tournament at Banavie on Sunday 1st November.  We would like you to start bringing a friend along with you to training to bump up our numbers in this age group - then we will be able to secure 15 a side friendly fixtures for you.

On 29th November its the turn of the S1/2's to take to the field when we will be playing a friendly fixture against Strathmore Shark JRFC at Banavie.

So as you can see....no time to waste...izzy wizzy, lets get busy  boys and girls - see you all at trainig!

 

Posted: 24 August 2015

 

 

*** CHANGE OF INFORMATION*** Due to work being carried out on our Pitch at Banavie, we have changed our start back date.

Mini Rugby starts back on Saturday 29th August instead of 22nd August - for the first week we will be at King George V Park (next to the Leisure Centre) - same time - 10am.

This is the perfect time for new boys and girls to come along and give rugby a try. If you know someone that you think would enjoy giving rugby a try please feel free to share this post. Its for boys and girls from P3 - S2.

Posted: 12 August 2015

 

 

 

GLASGOW WARRIOR SUMMER CAMPS - TWO COMING NEAR US!!

Oban Camp (3 August)

The £50 package includes:

The opportunity to meet and join in fun activities with Glasgow Warriors players.

Glasgow Warriors kit pack.

Coaching from qualified, disclosure-checked coaches.

Water & snacks during break periods.

An individual action plan.

Book Now:

Venue Address:

Oban Lorne RFC
Glencruitten Drive
Oban, PA34 4EB

Inverness Camp (4 August)

Open to P4-U15 players, the camp will be held on Tuesday 4 August 10am-3pm at Highland RFC.

The £50 package includes:

The opportunity to meet and join in fun activities with Glasgow Warriors players.

Glasgow Warriors kit pack.

Coaching from qualified, disclosure-checked coaches.

Water & snacks during break periods.

An individual action plan.

Book Now:

Venue Address:

Highland RFC
Canal Park

Added: 10 June 2015:

 

 

U17'S PLAY OBAN ON 22ND MARCH

The U17's game at Oban on Saturday has been postponed due to a flooded pitch - sorry guys. Please spread the word round the school.

 

Fantastic News........Oban Lorne RFC have confirmed a fixture for our U17's today.

We are playing them at Oban on Saturday 22nd March.  Can any boys that work please get the day off?

Please make sure you have club socks and black shorts, if you don't have them we have them for sale in the clubhouse.

We will leave the Clubhouse at 10.30am.

The next game after that is at home on Saturday 29th March against Ross Sutherland RFC .....plenty to train for team...pass the word round school for those boys that are not of facebook.

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LOCHABER U17'S -V- ROSS SUTHERLAND 8 MARCH 2014

 

U17'Lochaber Rugby Club’s U17’s travelled to Invergordon on Saturday for their first friendly game of the season. They travelled with 12 boys between ages 15-17 and Ross Sutherland very kindly supplied the remaining 3.


Lochaber were beaten 55 points to 7 but as this was their first competitive game this season the inexperienced team never let themselves down and competed very well, especially the forwards at all aspects of the game, winning their own scrums, lineouts and competing excellently in the loose at rucks and mauls.

The main difference between the two sides was Lochaber s defence, when Ross Sutherland did win a ball, they spread it out wide and Lochaber were simply outflanked


At half time Lochaber were down four tries, but coaches Blair MacRaild & Charlie Donaldson took this opportunity to encourage the players to be more forceful and exert more pressure on the opposition forcing them to make mistakes – which they did and in the second half these tactics caused Ross Sutherland to lose concentration, which Lochaber capitalised on, keeping in Ross Sutherland’s own 22 for a sustained period of time, which resulted in a maul close to the try line and Lochaber pushed over with Calum Sandison scoring the a try, which was converted by Ryan Davies.


As the game progressed Lochaber tired with lack of match practice and Ross Sutherland started to score at will, at this point Ross Sutherland coaches, wishing to make this friendly game more even, swapped some players with Lochaber.  Lochaber were beaten by a more experiences and drilled team who have played together all season.


This team is in the early stages of development and both coaches are very encouraged with the performance of their players yesterday, for some boys it was their first competitive game and they should be very proud of their commitment and effort.  The future is bright for this team they continue to train together regularly.  We play the return fixtures with Ross Sutherland on 29th March at The Black Parks.


The team train every Wednesday night at Lochaber High School Astroturf – 7pm and are happy for any new players to come along and join them – all abilities welcome.
Team: C MacDonald (Capt), C Sandison, C MacDonald, R Davies, M Bradley, D Thomas, R MacInnes, J Clark, L Disher, L Brownrigg, J MacKay, L Wells,

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Saturday Youth Rugby Returns After its Winter Break
on
Saturday 8th February
at
The King George V Park (next to the swimming pool)
This is for boys and girls from P3 – S2
No previous experience required – all abilities welcome
If you fancy giving rugby a try, come and join us, we would love to see you
bring a friend if you like, the more the merrier!
 

 

 

MURRAYFIELD TRIP INFORMATION

Letter are being handed out by Coaches this week to all those who have applied for tickets.  Here are the travel details, just in case you loose the paperwork!

 

Meet at Clubhouse

1pm

Departure Time:

1.45pm prompt

Kick Off Time:

6pm

Depart Murrayfield

8pm(approx)

Home Arrival Time:

11.30pm (approx)

Price of Ticket

£ 5.00

Price for Bus

£ 5.00

Clothing

Understandably, we don’t know what the weather is going to be like on the day, but if you could supply your son/daughter with warm and waterproof clothing it should cover all.

Coaches Info

The travelling coaches are:

Gary, Blair, Lyndsay & Andrew Bradley, Martin & L aura Davies

Provisions

There will be a toilet stop at Callendar on the way down and somewhere on the way home for food, please provide your son or daughter with money to buy their fish & chips (or whatever!), programmes, memorabilia etc

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Thanks to the lovely Lyndsay Bradley, our forthcoming trip to Murrayfield has got cheaper......hooray!.

Permission slips have been handed out already by the Coaches and these should be handed back in this weekend.

The costs are:...
Adult/Coach Ticket - £10
U18' ticket - £5
Bus - £5

So a really cheap day out to Murrayfield - great news to lots of Mums & Dad out there!

We only have 32  U18's tickets, so if this bargain is tempting you to go and see a fantastic game (Scotland -v- Australia) ....get you slips in tomorrow!

Updated 8th Nov

 
 

AUTUMN TESTS - MURRAYFIELD TRIP 2013

We are taking a bus to Murrayfield to watch the Scotland –v- Australia International which is on Saturday 23rd November 2013. Ticket numbers are limitedPlease complete and return the permission slips being handed out by coaches by Saturday 9th November 2013. Any members under the age of 16 must have parental/guardian permission. Tickets are £10 each plus the bus seat costs

 

 

 

 

Winter Training Arrangements & Forthcoming Fixture

 

Because we there are no floodlights at the Black Parks, we have booked the Astro-turf at Lochaber High School.  Training at the new venue will commence on Wednesday 2nd October.  We are also organising a 10-a-side Tournament for the last Sunday of the October School Holidays - Sunday 20th October, please spread the word and get the boys back to training that have been missing - we need you all

Updated: 22 September 2013

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Starting from Saturday 14th September, Mini Rugby (P3-S2) will be moving to  King George V Park (next to the swimming pool). This is due to drainge improvment works being carried out at the Banavie Pitch.

Updated: 11 September 2013

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Attention all S3-S6's  you have new coaches for the forthcoming season (Blair & Charlie) Training is on WEDNESDAY night at 7pm starting on 28th August.

We look forward to seeing you all again and getting some more games under our belts this season.

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MINI RUGBY STARTS BACK SOON!!......

The summer holidays are just about over, so that can only mean one thing...Mini Rugby starts back again!  Training starts again on Saturday 24th August, 10am at Banavie. Our coaches are really looking forward to seeing you all.

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End of Season Awards

Club President Alistair MacKinnon, Captain Mike McLeish & Vice Captain Jack Baxter recently attend the Awards Ceremony for Season 2012-13 .

The winners were as follows  P6/7 player of the year Cameron Davis ;  Most Improved Player P6/7 Fergus Berardelli ; Best attendance P6/7 Alan & Jack Hamilton;

Player of the year P4/5 Freddie Fulford; Most Improved player P4/5 Archie Clark ; Best attendance P4/5 Nathan Johnston ;

Most Improved P3 Josh Farr

Congratulations to everyone who received an award and we look forward to seeing you all again after the summer holidays
 

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Lochaber Dalriada April 2013

P4-5 Winners - Lochaber RFC

P6-7 Winners Helensburgh RFC

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U16's - Mull Sat 20th April

Can all players please note the minibus leaves the clubhouse at 10am prompt on Saturday. Please let Stewart know if you are available or not.

Updated: 16 April 2013

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RORY IS ON THE ROAD TO MOROCCO

Pictured above is Lochaber player Rory Bell who is heading to Morocco in June for 12 days with Outlook Scotland Expedition. Where he will be carrying out building restoration works, planting crops and teaching English to children.  He has to raise £1520 and this Saturday he is holding a coffee morning in the St Andrews Church Hall this Saturday. If you are in town please go along and suport our player. He said he he looking forward to this 'amazing trip'  Good luck Rory with the fundraising!!

Updated: 4 April 2013

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EASTER HOLIDAY ARRANGEMENTS

We wish to advise all rugby Mums & Dads that Mini Rugby is continuing over the Easter Holidays. Same time, same place i.e. 10.00 - 11.30am.

Updated: 26/03/2013

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Mini's Travel to Moray

This Sunday (24th March) our Mini's travel to Moray for their second tournament in a row.  Following on from last weeks success, we wish them all the very best and hope they have a fun day.  Travelling details will be provided by Gary and Mairi at Mini Rugby on Saturday morning. 

If you can help transporting some kids as well as your own that would be great!

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'SEMI' SUCCESS FOR MINI'S AT HIGHLAND

Both Lochaber Teams got off to a good start by using their knowledge of skills to win their first game. P4/5 beating Ross Sutherland Wildcats and P6/7 beating Highland. P6/7 showing pure determination they played to an excellent standard of rugby and sportsmanship.

Through the cold wind and rain P4/5 kept everybody's spirits up by failing to lose a game and reaching the semi finals, where they were narrowly defeated. The level of rugby at these age group continues to grow with every game they play.

Thank you to all the coaches and parents who transported the children and supported them in the hugely unreliable weather.

Updated: 19 March 2013

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This information is for the Mini's Mum's & Dad's ....we have two Mini Festivals coming up. The first is on Sat 17 March at Highland and the second is Sun 23 March at Moray. Gary & Mairi will be handing out permission letters this week . Please let them know if you are available to take your car and some kids to either of the tournament.

You will find the rest of the years fixtures on our Mini & Midi Fixtures tab.
Updated: 28 Feb 2013

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There is a game on Saturday 2nd March Nairn Academy.  Can all players please be at the Clubhouse ready to leave  for 10.am

Charlie has volunteered take training for this group this week and if you can't make both nights, please come one night so that he can assess players for positions and discuss game plan etc.

Another game has been organised for 23rd March against Plockton Academy - at Banavie. Kick off 1pm.  All players should meet at the club at 12am prompt.

Updated: 26February 2013

 

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'TWO FERRIES' MINI RUGBY FESTIVAL FESTIVAL

Our Mini's are due to travel to Mull on Sunday 25th November to take part in their Mini Rugby Festival.  Leaving times etc will be confirmed by Gary Hendrie, any queries please contact him on 01397 702152

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U16's fixture agains Nairn Academy is confirmed. Sunday 16th December, kick off 1pm at Nairn. Can all players get in touch with players who haven't been training regularly and advise them of this fixture - they need to get back to training on Tues & Thurs nights... thanks

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U16'S TEN A SIDE TOURNAMENT

We are hosting an U16's ten a side tournament on Sunday 21st October at Banavie.  Can all players get in touch with players who haven't been training regularly to ask them to come along on Tuesday & Thursday night?....thanks
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Calling All Players.... we have our Mini Tournament coming up - Sunday 16th September and our Midi Tournament on Sunday 23rd September. Can all players make a big effort to attend training so that we can work on our game skills before the tournaments? 

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Back to school this week - that only means one thing...Youth Rugby training starts back!!

Mini Rugby (P3-P7) starts again on Saturday 18th August 10am at Banavie, we hope you have all enjoyed your summer break and are looking forward to getting stuck in again this season.

As well as our regular coaches, our new Community Coach (Laura Davies) will also be there to meet you and work with you throughout the season.

The first session for S1 upwards commences tonight (14th) and takes place every Tuesday & Thursday night at Banavie, meeting at 6.45pm for a 7pm start.  Good luck to all the Mini's who are moving up to this agregroup - we hope you enjoy the new challenges ahead.

We host our Mini Tournament on Sunday 16th September and our Midi Tournament on Sunday 23rd September at Banavie, so we need to work hard to be ready for this - I am sure you are all looking forward to it.

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MIDI RUGBY AWARDS SEASON 2011-12

S3/4 Player of the Year - Finlay Ireland

Joint S1/S2 Players of the Year - Ryan Davies & Matthew Bradley

S1/2 Most Improved Player - Frekerik Ewers

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P3-P7 Winners Season 2011-12

P6/7 Player of the Year - John Clark

P6/7 Most Improved Player - Ben Fulford

P4/5 Player of the Year - Johnny Forster

P4/5 Most Improved Player - Fraser Davis

P3 Most Improved Player of the Year - Dylan Monk

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END OF SEASON AWARDS FOR YOUTH SECTION

MINI's INFO

P3-P7 end of season Games Day and Awards. Fun, Food and drink (juice!)
Saturday 16th June Starts at 10.am until 1pm approx. Please could you confirm to Gary/Mairi as soon as possible if your child is able to attend to give an indication of numbers. Home baking appreciated. All trophies from last year to be returned please.

 

U16'S INFO

S1/S2 and S3/S4 End of Season Game and Awards Ceremony
Game followed by Mini Smoker and Meal . Jamie Milne will be bringing a team from Banff . Dress code shirt, tie and smart trousers. All trophies from last year to be returned please

 

MINI, MINI TOURNAMENT CANCELLED

Sadly due to three of the teams not being able to attend our Tournmaent we are going to have to cancel the Tournament on Saturday 26th May ,we will have training as normal 10am Banavie . Gary

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INTER SCHOOL TOURNAMENT - FUN IN THE SUN

Lochaber Rugby Club hosted their Inter-School Tag Rugby Competition at Banavie on Wednesday 9th May.  This year’s competition was sponsored by Sportsafe UK Ltd, which is based in Corpach and their Area Manager for Scotland, Charlie Donaldson presented the trophies to the winning teams for each category.


Prior to the competition the club’s Community Coach, Chris Simpson visited the Lochaber Schools to provide Tag Coaching to all the pupils ensuring that they understood the rules which made it more competitive and fun for the boys and girls – and even some of the teachers who were getting pretty enthusiastic on the side-lines, cheering their pupils on.


The day started off overcast and dull but luckily by the time the buses started rolling in the sun came out and stayed out for the rest of the day, providing the pupils with the perfect conditions to enjoy the competition.
 

This popular event which is run in conjunction the Highlife Highland’s Active School Co-Ordinators and officiated by the clubs volunteer coaches and SRU officials has become a regular slot in the diary of Lochaber Primary and Secondary Schools.  This year saw over 270 pupils competing throughout the day. 
 

The Primary Competition is held in the morning, with schools from around Fort William and outlying schools from as far as Acharacle, Mallaig/Arisaig/Morar, Glencoe/Duror, Invergarry Spean Bridge/Roy Bridge and 3 of the 4 Secondary Schools took part in the Secondary Competition in the afternoon.
 

The winners in the Primary School Competition were - P4-5 Mallaig Primary School, P6-7 Upper Achintore. In the Secondary School Competition, the winners were Ardnamurchan High School. Congratulations to you all.
 

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MINI'S TRAVEL TO HIGHLAND

 Lochaber RFC P6/7s and P4/5s participated in Highland RFC's annual minis tournament last weekend.Lochaber RFC P6/7s and P4/5s participated in Highland RFC's annual minis tournament last weekend.lO

Lochaber Mini's travelled to Highland R.F.C. last weekend.  The P6/7s won one match out of four, losing one match by a single try and the other matches to  the eventual tournament winners, Highland and a very good Moray A side.   Ben Fulford,  Keir Gibson and Alistair MacRae all playing their first tournament at this age group played extremely well considering their tough opponents.  Cameron Davies and Lachie Shaw tackled all day, proving size doesn’t matter when you have the heart of a lion,  and were always to the fore when Lochaber were attacking with ball in hand.  Andrew Hepburn, John Clark and Greg Hendrie the more experienced members of the team always showing determination and endeavour to keep playing  to the end of each game. Considering  the team have had very little game time this season they performed extremely well and after a few more tournaments the results will start to go in their favour.


The P4/5s fared better, winning three of their four matches. Team captain Johnny Forster lead by example, spearheading the attack and making many tackles that effectively drove the opposition backwards. His powerful play allowed Fraser Davies and Freddie Fulford, who were always on the ball, to continue attacking moves or to regain possession, often resulting in tries for Lochaber. Ben MacDonald, Fergus Berardelli, and Leo Semple never gave up trying and also contributed by making some big runs and big tackles. Perhaps the most pleasing aspect was the improvement shown over the course of the tournament by Max Henderson and Nathan Johnston, the two least experienced players. As the team scored twenty tries on the day, they could probably tell the senior Scotland squad a thing or two about attacking rugby!

 

 

 

 


FREE Easter Rugby Camp at Lochaber High School (games hall)

on Thursday 12th and Friday 13th April
 

Session 1  10am – 11am for P3-P5 boys and girls
Session 2  11.30 – 12.30 for P6-P7 boys and girls
To reserve a place, please phone

Chris Simpson, LRFC Community Coach
01397 713827 or 07887 693076

 

 

SRU EASTER CAMPS

Please click on the link below for the forthcomging SRU Camps

http://www.scottishrugby.org


 

 

MURRAYFIELD TRIP SUNDAY 26 FEB

All those travelling to Murrayfield for the Scotland -v- France game should meet at the clubhouse at 9.30am for a 10am prompt departure.

Payment for tickets and bus seat must be paid for before you leave. Unfortunately we will have to charge for any chancelled tickets that we were not able to sell.

Tickets are £10 and the bus is £15

 

FREE FEBRUARY RUGBY CAMP

Thursday & Friday 16th & 17th February 2012
at Caol Primary School – For boys & girls, All abilities Welcome
Session 1 – P3 to P5
09.30-10.45 - Ball handling skills and rugby based games.
Session 2 P6 to P7
11.00am - 12.30 -  Tag rugby session

For further information contact Community Coach – Chris Simpson Tel: 01397 713827 or 07887 693076
 

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WINTER BREAK

Our Youth Section has now finished for its annual Winter Break. Mini Rugby re-commences on Saturday 4th February 10am  and the S1-upwards recommence on Tuesday 10th January 7pm.

Enjoy your break and hopefully we will have better weather when we start back next year.

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Once again the weather has beat us !!.. We have received an e-mail from Nairn confirming that their Midi Rugby Tournament due to be played this Sunday 3rd December at Nairn has been postponed - due to pitch conditions
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MINI RUGBY TOURNAMENT CANCELLED

Unfortunately due to pitch conditions we have had to postpone our Mini Rugby Tournament for P4/5 & P6/7 this Sunday (20th Nov).  We hope to re-schedule it for later in the season. We will let you know when that is when we have had an opportunity to look at the fixture list.

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MINI RUGBY - CHANGE OF VENUE

Due to pitch conditions we have made alternative arrangements for Mini Rugby on Saturday mornings.

From Saturday 15th October until otherwise informed, Mini Rugby (P3-S2) will take place in the King George V Park (beside the Leisure Centre).

Same start time - 10am.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused


SUMMER RUGBY CAMP

There are rugby session for primary aged BOYS AND GIRLS at the Leisure Centre on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th July (next week).  Contact lthe Leisure Centre to book a place!

MIN'I'S PLAY AT MURRAYFIELD

Our P7's recently travelled to Murrayfield to take part in their Festival of Rugby - as you can see the team met up with Ex Scotland Players Gavin Hasting & Sean Lineen.


U15'S TOURNAMENT
 
Lochaber under 15’s hosted both Ross-Sutherland and Nairn on Saturday 7/05/11 in a 10 a side tournament. Lochaber kicked off the day with a fine win against a predominately under 16 side from Nairn and with some ferocious tackling and good distribution of the ball they ran out worthy winners 27 – 0.
 
The next game saw a very well drilled Ross-Sutherland side comprehensively beat Nairn by 59 – 5, this then set up the final deciding tie. The young Lochaber side carried on where they had left off against Nairn by constantly harassing their bigger opponents & by every player tackling like a demon. When they secured the ball they used it well and at half time Lochaber held a narrow lead.
 
The home side then kicked off the second half by scoring early on. This was followed by a sustained period of pressure by Ross – Sutherland who scored a couple of tries to bring the deficit back to one try and a conversion but the young Lochaber side were not finished and hit back with a couple of tries of their own to run out deserved winners by 33 – 17.  Thanks to the two sides that travelled down and produced some really good rugby.
 
The Lochaber squad on Saturday was (Jack Ringland, Calum Sandison, Calum Boyd, Callum MacDonald, Jordan MacPhee, Joseph Tangney, Oskar Wineberg, Ali Rowantree, Finlay Ireland, Fraser Cameron, Rory Bell & Finn Munro)

 


INTER SCHOOL TOURNAMENT 2011

Once again the sun shone upon us for our Inter School Tag Rugby Tournament. This year saw 250 boys and girls from Primary Schools around the Lochaber area take part in what has now become a regular event in the school calendar year.
 
The local pupils and teachers all seem to enjoy our tournament giving the children a nice break away from ‘the books’ for a morning and who can blame them when we get wall to wall sunshine and this year the added attraction of Glasgow Warrior and Scotland players Hefin O’Hare and Max Evans.
 
The players chatted to the pupils, gave them autographs and posed for photographs with them before presenting the trophies to the winning teams in the Primary competition.
 
The pitch was divided into four for the primary tournament and was awash with colour as all the schools took to the field. The standard of rugby is improving every year as our Community Coach Steven Traill has been working very hard visiting the schools to provide pre-tournament Tag Rugby Coaching.
 
The final for the P4/5 competition was Upper Achintore –v- Inverlochy with Upper Achintore the winners and the final for the P6/7 competition was Spean Bridge –v- St. Marys with Spean Bridge the winners.
 
In the afternoon we had 5 teams competing over two pitches – Lochaber HS 1 & 2, Kinlochleven HS 1 & 2 and Mallaig High School could only manage one team this year due to transport problems.
 
This competition was much faster and free flowing rugby which the pupils enjoyed, the final game was Mallaig –v- Lochaber (1) with Mallaig winning. Congratulations to the winners and well done to all the other schools that took part – we hope to see you all again next year.
 
Final thanks go to the Highland Council’s Active School Co-ordinators who help with running the tournament, especially Bridget Thomas & Carol Cairns who had the task of the running order and also to the clubs coaches & referees who all took time off from their own busy lives to support this event.
 
The date for next year’s tournament will be on Wednesday 9th May (we are always the first Wednesday after the May Bank Holiday).
 
 There are some photographs in our 'Gallery' page of the event.

 


 

Lochaber travelled to Inverness on Friday 25th Feb to take part in a S1/S2 tournament organised by Highland rfc , prior to the Scotland v Ireland under 20 International.

          
The first game Lochaber played was against Wick High School , the Lochaber team started well moving the ball around the park , and using the support players well . The final score going in Lochabers favour, by a couple of tries .
         
Lochabers  second game was up against a larger ,well drilled Orkney A side who used their size and speed to good use . The Lochaber boys have to learn not to be intimidated by the size of the opposition and stand back and let them run at them without closing them down before they get speed up.Orkney won this tie comfortably.
       
The next opposition was Inverness Royal Academy . This was by far the best performance the Lochaber boys played , they moved the ball around really well scoring some excellent scores .Although they could have scored a lot more if they had passed out the line instead of cutting back inside at times .
       
The final game was another case of a larger team basically bullying a win against them , although the lochaber boys fronted up better than in the Orkney game they still let the opposition have to much time on the ball .
      
So two wins out of four was a good result considering the lack of matches the boys have had , and we look forward to our next tournament at Moray on the 6th March .Lochaber Squad were M Bradley,A Jackson, K Coupland, J Hendrick Ewer, A Cameron, R Davies, G Cameron, A Anderson, R Bell, J McDermott, A Weir, W Ringland, C Skinner, L Disher and F Munroe.
 
01 March 2011

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN A COACHING CAREER IN SPORT?

Each year Scottish Rugby creates several new SVQ Community Coach posts which sees young people in the 16-18 age bracket (as per the programme rules of Skills Development Scotland [SDS]) given the opportunity to work within rugby development in their local rugby club (Lochaber R.F.C.) and schools.
 
 The purpose of this programme is to:
 
1. Provide Scottish Rugby and local clubs with an enthusiastic workforce of quality young coaches who can encourage more young people into rugby.
 
2. Offer a quality vocational training/education programme to young people in Scotland that can lead to a career in rugby development, helping Scottish Rugby and rugby clubs achieve their aims.
 
3.  Offer a quality vocational training/education programme to young people in Scotland that can lead to a life-long involvement in coaching, or a pathway into further/higher education.
 
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND AN APPLICATION FORM
 
CONTACT BRIAN BELL (SRU DEVELOPMENT MANAGER – HIGHLAND)
 
Mobile: 07834 342962 or e-mail brian.bell@sru.org.uk

 23 Feb 2011


 

BRING A BUDDY DAY

We  are having a Bring a Buddy Day on Saturday 19th February, this is to give new boys and girls the opportunity to give rugby a try. Current players should bring their friends along with them to Banavie or if you haven’t got a friend that plays rugby – come along…. you will be very welcome.

We start at 10am, bring old/warm clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and preferably football boots, but if not trainers will do.    


 

NAIRN MIDI FESTIVAL - SUNDAY 5 DECEMBER

POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER/PITCH CONDITIONS

Updated: 30 Nov 2010


 

Our next Rugby Fesitval is on Sunday 21 November for our S1-S2 players. Any clubs or schools that are not on our regular invitation list but would like to attend, please e-mail on lochaberrugbyclub@tiscali.co.uk


 

 

REPORT FROM ROSS SUTHERLAND TOURNAMENT

A depleted Lochaber mini rugby squad performed creditably at Ross Sutherland's annual tournament last Sunday.    After successful but wearing tournaments on the previous two weekends, Lochaber travelled without key players and were short of numbers, but still managed to contain the best teams such as Highland and Moray to respectable scores.
 
In the P6-7 age group Ruiridh Shaw was the spearhead in both attack and defence, despite being one of the lightest players on the pitch.   He was given great support by experienced team mates Andrew Hepburn, Johnny Robertson, and Ruiridh Cant.   Others who made the long trip and performed to the best of their abilities were Sam Docker, Euan Kyle, and Jordan Morrison.
 
The P4-5 age group won one, drew one, and narrowly lost two games.  Johnny Forster led from the front and was ably assisted by Connor Anderson and Jack Hamilton.   On the other wing, Alan Hamilton was penetrative in attack and was able to improve his defence over the course of the tournament.   Ellis Blackmore did well in his first tournament against much bigger opponents.
 
None of the Lochaber boys gave up trying to play good rugby.   This was a reasonable result for them, considering their lack of numbers and the unavailability of many of their more experienced players. 

 


 
LOCHABER MINI’S START OF THEIR SEASON
 
 
Lochaber R.F.C.’s Youth Section recently travelled to Mull to take part in their Mini Rugby Festival. The weather was extremely wet, but that didn’t deter the Lochaber teams. 
 
This competition was the first tournament of the season for most teams taking part. The Lochaber boys played four games winning all four games and only losing one or two tries all day. The players returned home very happy with their winners medals.
 
 
S1-S2 TRAVEL TO HIGHLAND
 
This was the first game for Lochaber’s S1/S2 team. The boys played three games, losing two and winning one. The first game was against a strong Orkney team losing 3 tries to 1. The second game against a ‘bog’ Ross Sutherland team by one score and finally beating Highland in their last game.
 
Thanks go to all coach’s that travelled with the teams, especially Gordon Milne for driving the Mini Bus.
 
 
 

 


 

We have a  busy weekend ahead for the youth section..... with our  Mini Rugby (P4-P7) travelling to Mull this Sunday, and our S1-S2 travelling to Inverness tor Highland's Midi Rugby Tournament. 

Good luck to all our players.

Any parents not sure of the arrangments can see Gary Hendrie at training this Saturday or call him on 702152.


YOUTH TRAINING START BACK DATES

Date Age Start End
Tuesday 24th August S1-S2 7pm 9pm
Thursday 26th August S3-S4 7pm 9pm
Saturday 28th August P3 10am 11am
Saturday 28th August P4-S2 10am 11.30am

 


TRAIN LIKE A PROFESSIONAL THIS SUMMER

SRU SUMMER RUGBY CAMPS

To download a brochure and application form, click on the link below

http://www.scottishrugby.org/content/view/1143/47?utm_source=mdm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=41553 


RESTRUCTURE OF THE MALE PLAYER PATHWAY

 
Scottish Rugby is committed to creating a sustainable depth of quality players to generate and support success for our age-grade, professional and international teams.

Following an external review of high performance rugby in May 2009, Scottish Rugby appointed a new Director of High Performance Rugby (Graham Lowe) in November 2009. His remit is to oversee all performance-related activities, to ensure that the appropriate support structures are in place and to optimise the long term planning, development and preparation of our most talented young rugby players.

Following the review, and subsequent internal structural change, the performance department has proposed an initial restructure of the Men's Player Pathway which is now available for your feedback specifically referring to:

Under-14 to under-15
Increasing the skill development and physical competency of players involved in club and school rugby through delivery of key national themes (KNTs) and the forthcoming national curriculum

Under-16 to under-18
Player development building towards sustainable high performance outcomes

Please take the time to review the proposal document [LINK BELOW] and forward any comments to Karly Oliver (karly.oliver@sru.org.uk) by Tuesday 31 August 

YOUTH AWARD WINNERS 2009/10

P3 Player of the Year Cameron Clark
P4/5 Most Improved Player Andrew Hepburn
P4/5 Player of the Year Greg Hendrie
P6/7 Most Improved Player Andrew Jackson
P6/7 Player of the Year Ally Weir
S1/2 Most Improved Player Greic Cameron
S1/2 Player of the Year Calum Boyd
S3/4 Player of the Year T.B.A.

Congratulations boys and we look forward to seeing you all again next season. The S3/4 award will be presented at the 1st home game of the new season


 

SATURDAY 19TH JUNE

YOUTH SECTION END OF SEASON AWARDS CEREMONY

IN THE CLUBHOUSE FROM 11AM ONWARDS 

ALL PARENTS/GRANDPARENTS/FRIENDS OF PLAYERS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND

 

 

 

 

LOCHABER MINI’S START OF THEIR SEASON
 
 
Lochaber R.F.C.’s Youth Section recently travelled to Mull to take part in their Mini Rugby Festival. The weather was extremely wet, but that didn’t deter the Lochaber teams. 
 
This competition was the first tournament of the season for most teams taking part. The Lochaber boys played four games winning all four games and only losing one or two tries all day. The players returned home very happy with their winners medals.
 
 
S1-S2 TRAVEL TO HIGHLAND
 
This was the first game for Lochaber’s S1/S2 team. The boys played three games, losing two and winning one. The first game was against a strong Orkney team losing 3 tries to 1. The second game against a ‘bog’ Ross Sutherland team by one score and finally beating Highland in their last game.
 
Thanks go to all coach’s that travelled with the teams, especially Gordon Milne for driving the Mini Bus.
 
 
 

 

 

 




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