1XV Player of the Year - David McGrath
1XV Most Improved - Ross Jamieson
2XV Player of the Year - Ross McQueen
2XV Most Improved - Charlie Craig
3XV Player of the Year - Alan Keatts
3XV Most Improved - Ryan Butcher
Bulls Player of the Year - John McCourt
Bulls Most Improved - Cal McWhirter
Go On Yerself Award - Mark Kennedy
Photos to follow...
The season has been a real success for Hamilton Rugby Youth Section. We have pitted our mini teams against the best youth teams in Scotland and come out with a huge amount of credit, continuing to do this will grow our strength and confidence against these teams and accelerate the development of our skill set. Meanwhile the Midi and Colt section entered the Conference system for the first time and in a ‘Whole Team’ Competition the club ended up 3rd in the Green Conference.
A message from some of the our Coaches …
Hamilton Rugby Clubs Primary 7 squad toured the Scottish Highlands over three days and we're thrilled to take part in the Lochaber rugby Festival in Fort William for their final games of the season. Once again Hamilton entered two strong teams and played matches against numerous teams from the Highlands and Islands, both Hamilton teams played exceptionally well losing only one game to a strong Highland Rugby club.
Many of the Hamilton players showed the true spirit of rugby when they volunteered to play for Skye and Lochalsh rugby who were short of players due to injury.
On Sunday 15th May, Hamilton Rugby Club awoke to Sun drenched skies and an early start for all players and volunteers for the annual Youth Festival. With an atmosphere akin to Christmas Eve, the buzz was palpable from the moment we drove into the car park. The festival is the accumulation of a season that has seen playing numbers exceed 250 across the Youth Section and a successful first season playing for the older teams in the Scottish Club Rugby Conference system.
“The tournament is the highlight of our youth Rugby programme and something all of the players and coaches look forward to each year. From those players starting on their rugby education to those who have been with the club for many years playing in the competition creates lifelong memories. We are exceptionally lucky to have these fantastic facilities at the club and its’ growth depends upon a burgeoning and successful youth section.” Alan Falconer, Club Development Officer
Thank you to all the helpers, parents and supporters that pitched in to help organise this fantastic event; without them this would not be possible. It was fantastic to see Jonny Gray and John Selfridge (1sts Vice Captain) come along to support our event.
P1-3 brought their infamous unbridled energy and played their little hearts out. For those who watched closely, they would have seen passing mauls to rival the U18 squad! After a quick change and the Mini Section medal ceremony, the little teams were announced as they ran from the tunnel onto the Main Pitch as the All Blacks and British Lions. The “wiggle your bum” response from the Lions to the All Blacks Hakka was met with roars of laughter from the crowd. After a hard fought game, the exhibition match ended surprisingly in a 3 all draw. Glasgow Warrior and Scotland player Jonny Gray (although best known for representing Hamilton at the start of his career) kindly towered above the little smiling faces for a photograph providing all the evidence we need that Rugby really is the best sport to get your child involved in.
Notice of Annual General Meeting
To be held in the John Allan Suite, Hamilton Rugby Club, Bent Road, Hamilton
Thursday 2nd June 2016
Purpose of the meeting
The Annual General Meeting of the Club is called to discuss the agenda points below.All Members are invited to attend for their interest.
Note that only Life and Ordinary Members shall be eligible to vote on any matter.
The Committee recommend that for season 2016/17 the subscription charge for eachcategory of Membership should remain unchanged, being as follows;
Ordinary£100(+ suggested £40 donation); or £156 by direct debit
Associate£70; Family-£85; Youth-£60; Child -£25
(3) Members Questions
Kevin Rodgerson, Secretary
Report by Ross Whiteside
The u18s first group game was the toughest of starts. Howe of Fife 'A' squad would be a challenge at the best of times but with a restricted warm up due to a late arrival in Cupar, the task was even tougher. The young Bulls failed to show and definitely were not switched on to the Howe pace in attack, loosing heavily.
Second game against Glenrothes came after a better warm up and a bit of Coaching as well. This was a better performance and the Young bulls won the match 17 -10.
Losing to Howe meant that Hamilton had to play the winners of the other group in a semi final to progress to the Final. This would pitch the young Bulls against Kirkcaldy.
This game stared well for Hamilton with a try straight from the kick off. However Kirkcaldy came straight back into the game with a try if their own. Hamilton, growing in strength and more importantly technique, added two more trys before Kirkcaldy got one back before the half. The second half, saw Hamilton turn on the skills and they cruised to a win of 34 points to 10 showing some of their best 7s to date.
The Final was on the main pitch and is in fact the 4th time in the 4 years attending Howe of Fife tournament that Hamilton u18s have made the Final.
|Bottle of Vodka||Mike Marron|
|Bottle of Wine||Alex Inglis|