Summer Rugby continues in July with our annual Rugby Summer Camps. This year our 5 day Camp runs from July 10th to July 14th starting 10am till 2:30pm each day. Participants will enjoy 4 days of rugby specific skills learnt through Fun drills and games with a special event on day 5. Our fun event on day will be announced on the Monday of the Camp.
Camps are available to both boys and girls with more position specific training for the older campers. Please bring with lunch, appropriate clothing, sunblock (hopefully required) and something to drink throughout. Spaces are limited and require booking a space online via our Eventbrite page, with payment not being required until arrival on first day
Registration Link Below:
Rugby Fit starts Tuesday 27th June at 6.30pm. Join the Ladies Team Facebook group for more information.
Main and Dunbar team up against Kilmarnock
Ardrossan Accies Ladies put in a series of strong performances at the Tri Social Gathering 10s tournament, held at Bellsland in Kilmarnock on Saturday 20th May. They beat the hosts twice – and recorded a draw against Falkirk Ladies – before losing to Falkirk in their final match, fatigue and injuries taking their toll.
In the opener against Killie the Accies lost an early try – too many players were sucked in at the breakdown allowing the hosts to take advantage out wide. But Ardrossan struck back with three tries from scrums; fly half Shelley Main attacking the line before putting wingers Davee Sang and Ellie Munro into space. Main got two tries herself in this first game, on her way to an impressive total of seven in the tournament. The game ended 4-2 to the Accies using the scoring system for the day.
Next, Falkirk Ladies lined up against the Accies for only their second ever game – but they showed few signs of nervousness or inexperience, scoring three tries in a hard fought draw.
Hooker Louise Welsh was one of the strongest carriers for the Accies, scoring four tries in three games including two against Kilmarnock as the teams met for their second game. Again Accies lost the first try but fought back, winning 5-2. The game also saw a red card for dangerous play when a Killie player made cynical contact with scrum half Shelagh Milligan. The match ended early with a serious knock to one of the Kilmarnock players.
The final match against Falkirk resulted in a defeat for the Accies, who were beaten 4-2. Injuries to Sang and Munro blunted the ladies’ cutting edge – it was also the third game in very quick succession for Ardrossan.
The ladies were delighted to welcome Lisa Ledingham-Park, making her debut in an Accies shirt. The team finished the Social Gathering in a respectable 4th place in a table which included results from the men’s, women’s and mixed ability teams.
Saturday 15th September
1st XV- Ardrossan Accies RFC v Peebles RFC @Memorial Field 3pm KO
2nd XV – Ardrossan Accies RFC v Dalziel RFC @Memorial Field 3pm KO
For details of the pre match lunch go to http://www.ardrossanrugby.com/pre-match-lunch/
Sunday 18th September
Ladies – Kelso NDL @Kelso RFC 1st match KO’s at 10am
U16s – Ardrossan Accies RFC v Bishopton/Garnock RFC @Memorial Field 2pm KO
U15s – Stewartry RFC v Ardrossan Accies RFC @Stewartry RFC 2pm KO
U14s – Ardrossan Accies RFC v Paisley RFC @Memorial Field 2pm KO
U13s – Ardrossan Accies RFC v Irvine RFC @Memorial Field 2pm KO
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In my head I’m still 25 but unfortunately no one has told my metabolism this. I am not an exercise junkie and never have been. My idea of a good workout was running from South Beach train station to the Lauriston to catch last orders, triumphantly wheezing into a glass of Sauvignon Blanc whilst phoning a taxi to take me the 10 minute walk home. I am not motivated in the slightest by exercise classes, running for fun is just, well, it’s not! Anyway, I knew I had to start doing some sort of physical activity and decided that crashing into other people over an odd shaped ball might be quite good. I definitely fell into the unfit category but no one on the team minded at all and I started to improve (slowly) every single week. Nothing beats scoring your first try, or watching someone else score their first try or catching a high ball or the noise someone makes when you fool them with a dummy pass or kicking an egg shaped ball and it actually going where you want it to go. Nothing beats the feeling of knowing you can bring someone down who is three times your size and nothing beats the feeling when you’re finally brave enough to try it! I have a confession – I go out running now. Not because I enjoy it (I still don’t) but because I want to be better at this incredible sport and my amazing team!
Ardrossan Rugby RFC will host it’s first ever Ladies 7’s tournament on Saturday 14th May. If you’re interested in entering a team, please register via our eventbrite link below:
The ladies team have finally played their first official competitive match of rugby. They joined forces with a few players from Helensburgh to compete in the Scottish Women’s Rugby ‘Queen of the 10’s’ tournament which was hosted this time by Lismore RFC. Due to the numbers of clubs having to play postponement games, there were only 6 teams in total attend the tournament. Ardrossan played 3 matches against Cartha/Watsonians, Melrose, and Strathclyde Uni. These were very tough opponents and with the most competitive match against Strathclyde who are of similiar grade. But that didn’t deter the ladies who faced every game head on and improved with every half. The tournament for Ardrossan was about the experience. Everyone worked really hard, gained a ton of knowledge and boosted their confidence in the contact area whether it was tackling, rucking etc. Our one try scorer Emma Blackstock displayed a brilliant strong run in her new found size 11 magic boots. Also a stirling performance to our number 9 Jennifer Monaghan because she had to cover a lot of ground as well as learn scrum and line out! And finally a special mention to our U15 player Shanice Mcknee and her sister who came to support.
Everyone should be very proud of their performances. A strong foundation has been established to build, develop and progress on. Well done ladies.