This weekend’s fixtures

We have a full weekend of rugby at Memorial Field this weekend as all our senior teams return to league action after the autumn internationals. With three home matches on Saturday, we’re hoping to pack the club to help drive the players on in what will be hotly contested matches. Full list of fixtures below.

If you are looking for a way to spend your Saturday night then why not join us for Karaoke. The doors open at 6pm and it is completely free, so come down and let’s have another great night in the club.

A massive thanks to this weekend’s sponsor George Perry for his support this season.

 

Saturday 2nd December:

1st XV         Ardrossan Accies v St Bothwells RFC, 2pm KO

2nd XV         Ardrossan Accies v West of Scotland RFC, 2pm KO

U18s           Ardrossan Accies v Cambuslang RFC, 2pm KO

 

Sunday 3rd December:

Ladies         Ardrossan Accies v Helensburgh RFC, 2pm KO

Minis & Micros   Ardrossan Accies v Greenock v Carrick v Irvine, 12:30pm KO

Youth         All youth games are now finished for the Christmas break however, training will still run for the U13s, U14s and U15s, 12:30pm – 2pm

This weekend’s games

Saturday 21st October:

1st XV         Ardrossan Accies v Gordonians RFC, 3pm KO

2nd XV         Annan RFC v Ardrossan Accies, 3pm KO

 

Sunday 22nd October:

No games but all youth training is running at the normal times

 

A massive thanks to this weekend’s weekend sponsor, former player and president Willie Gibson for his support this year.

This weekend’s games

A massive thanks to this weekend’s match ball sponsor Danny McGreish for his support this year.

 

Friday 29th September:

P4                        Glasgow Warriors pre match tournament

 

Saturday 30th September:

1st XV                   Haddington RFC v Ardrossan Accies, 3pm KO

2nd XV                  Ardrossan Accies v Whitecraigs RFC, 3pm KO

U18s                    Cambuslang RFC v Ardrossan Accies, 2pm KO

 

Sunday 1st October:

Ladies                  Ardrossan Accies v Annan RFC, 2pm KO

U15s                    Ardrossan Accies v Bishopton RFC, KO TBC

U14s                    Cumbernauld RFC v Ardrossan Accies, 2pm KO

U13s                    Hillhead/Jordanhill RFC v Ardrossan Accies, 2pm KO

This Weekend’s Fixtures

This weekend we have rugby at Memorial Field every day. With our U18s playing on Friday night, our 1st XV playing on Saturday and our U13s playing on Sunday. The 1st XV return after a good win away to Perthshire last weekend and look to keep their winning streak alive against an Orkney side that are bottom of the table. The game will kick off early to allow our visitors to get home for their ferry. All other fixtures are listed below:

Friday 22nd September

U18s                              Ardrossan Accies v Kilmarnock RFC, 7:30pm KO

Saturday 16th September:

1st XV                            Ardrossan Accies v Orkney RFC, 12:30pm KO

2nd XV                            Cumnock RFC v Ardrossan Accies, 3pm KO

Sunday 17th September:

Ladies                           Ardrossan Accies v Oban Lorne RFC, 2pm KO

U13s                              Ardrossan Accies v Loch Lomond RFC, 2pm KO

This Weekend’s Fixtures

Rugby continues for most of our teams away from home this weekend. The 1st XV travel to Perthshire and will be hoping to build off of the momentum they gained last week. There is plenty of room for spectators on the team bus if any of the acciesfam want to come and cheer the boys on. For those that don’t want to make the journey then the 2nd XV are playing at home and as always the bar is open from 12:30pm.

On Sunday the Ladies play in their first ever league match away to Kelso. If anyone would like to travel to see that game, then contact Brian Reid or Shelagh Milligan for bus information.

 

Saturday 16th September:

1st XV                    Perthshire RFC v Ardrossan Accies, 3pm KO         (Bus leaves Memorial Field, 11am)

2nd XV                                                   Ardrossan Accies v Lenzie RFC, 3pm KO

U18s                                                      Bishopton RFC v Ardrossan Accies, 12:30pm KO

Sunday 17th September:

Ladies                   Kelso RFC v Ardrossan Accies, 2pm KO    (Contact Shelagh Milligan for bus information)

U15s                                                      Strathaven RFC v Ardrossan Accies, 2pm KO

U14s                                                      Birkmyre RFC v Ardrossan Accies, 2pm KO

U13s                                                      Birkmyre RFC v Ardrossan Accies, 2pm KO

Minis & Micros                                  East Kilbride RFC v Cambuslang RFC v Ardrossan Accies, 10:30am KO

This Weekends Games

This weekend rugby is returning to Memorial Field in a big way. We have games across both Saturday and Sunday as our youth teams get back in to the action. If you are down to watch any of our games, then why not join us in the clubhouse after the final whistle and have a drink in our brand new bar. This weekend’s fixtures are.

 

Saturday 9th September:

1st XV                                                    Ardrossan Accies v Dalziel RFC, 3pm KO

U18s                                                      Stewartry RFC v Ardrossan Accies, 2pm KO

Sunday 10th September:

U15s                                                      Ardrossan Accies v Kilmarnock RFC, 2pm KO

U14s                                                      Ardrossan Accies v Kilmarnock RFC, 2pm KO

U13s                                                      Ardrossan Accies v Kilmarnock RFC, 2pm KO

Minis & Micros                                  Kilmarnock RFC v Ardrossan Accies, 12:30pm KO

A message from the coach

With league rugby starting for our senior teams this weekend head coach Rory Couper took a look back on the progress the squad has made over preseason.
After two months off for a well deserved rest after a tough season, the Accies boys regrouped at the start of June to begin their preseason. The focus this year was to increase their running cardio and speed endurance while developing the core skills required to play the basic game of rugby at pace. The boys were put through their paces in Session one with a number of fitness tests to determine where they were and where they would like to get to.
 
After six weeks with a number of hard sessions and some early Saturday mornings that included deep sand, hills and steps the boys were again tested to monitor their progress. The results were excellent. All the players made significant gains averaging higher scores in all three aspects of fitness; speed, speed endurance and cardio respiratory endurance.
 
Phase two of preseason (after a week off for recovery) saw an increase in positional, unit and team skills, tactics and the introduction of full contact. Instead of battering each other, the three preseason games (Kilmarnock, Carrick & Peebles) were deemed as extra training sessions where we could practice what we had done in the training paddock under real pressure versus a live opposition. With two excellent performances showing real intensity versus Kilmarnock and Carrick, the boys then struggled versus a large Peebles team allowing the boys to see the intensity they still required to to get to to achieve their season goals. Phase two finished with the cup game versus Hillhead/Jordanhill. With the cup not being the main priority this year the overall result was not overly important but the performance was what was needed before the league campaign started. Sadly it was a very wet night and the game was interrupted with numerous errors from both teams. Although the team did show that the fitness training paid off coming strong in the final quarter of the game but sadly too late to take a winning scalp of a team they beat three times last year and who are in the same league this year. The win will have to wait until he league!
 
Phase three is now the league competition and I am looking forward to the new challenges. National Three will be an extremely difficult league with some quality teams and plenty of travelling. The squad has pulled together well and it is great to see the introduction of a number of young players who have impressed through the preseason. As a team we know that the challenge ahead is a difficult one but we believe if we play to our potential we will be in a strong position by the end of the season.
 
I hope to see your support during the season at Memorial Field and hopefully on our travels.

This Weekends Games

Saturday 24th September

1st XV – Cartha QP RFC v Ardrossan Accies RFC @Cartha QP KO 3pm

U18s – Ardrossan Accies RFC v Glasgow Hawks RFC @Memorial Field KO 1pm

Sunday 25th Semptember

U16s – Kilmarnock RFC v Ardrossan Accies RFC @Killmarnock RFC KO 2pm

U14s – Stewartry RFC v Ardrossan Accies RFC @Irvine RFC KO 2pm

U13s – Kilmarnock RFC v Ardrossan Accies RFC @Kilmarnock RFC KO 2pm

Minis and Micros – Ardrossan Accies RFC v Ayr RFC v Stewartry RFC @Ayr RFC meet time 10am

This weekend’s games

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