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

Rugby Development Term 1.

The first term focus from the Development team was aimed at the growth of playing numbers in players and team for the local Academies. With Ardrossan and Largs Academy competing in the Ayrshire Tier 4 Conference this meant they were playing games at S1, S2 and U16 age groups with scheduled midweek fixtures each week. Auchenharvie became the new Cashback School of Rugby for the next 3 years and initial uptake has been pretty good with current numbers up at round 20 signed up participants. Ardrossan Schools (Ardrossan, St Matthews and Largs Academy) entered the national competitions combined at U16 and U18 age groups to provide a more competitive platform in this competition while playing as their own School for Conference Rugby.

Summary:

Ardrossan Academy  – Played 4 Fixtures at T4 Conference (U13/14 and U16) versus Ayr Academy, Garnock Academy, Girvan Academy and Irvine Royal Academy

Largs Academy – Played 4 Fixtures at T4 Conference (U13, U14 & U16) versus Auchinleck Academy, Cumnock Academy, Kyle Academy and Belmont Academy

Auchenharvie Academy – Played first fixture (U13) versus Queen Margaret

St Matthews Academy – No games played.

Arran High School – No games played, arrangements have been made for two games to be played October/November.

Ardrossan Schools – Both U16 and U18 squads are into the National Bowl QF’s awaiting their opponents.

Girls Rugby – Has been slow getting fixtures played, but Largs Academy have 20+ girls regularly training at the School, Arran High producing good numbers for training and Auchenharvie now having 5 girls signed up for SoR. Fixtures are a must for Term 2.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en-gb”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Congratulations Ardrossan Schools U16 with their win over St Andrews RC Academy <a href=”https://twitter.com/ArdAcademy?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@ArdAcademy</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/LargsAcademy?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@LargsAcademy</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/StMatthewsAc?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@StMatthewsAc</a> 🏉 <a href=”https://t.co/jeWoM6vy6e”>pic.twitter.com/jeWoM6vy6e</a></p>&mdash; ArdrossanAcciesRFC (@ArdrossanRFC) <a href=”https://twitter.com/ArdrossanRFC/status/915614489210482688?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>4 October 2017</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en-gb”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>SCHOOL OF RUGBY | We are looking for S1 pupils who would like to be part of the School of Rugby. Speak to PE staff or Mr Lodge for info <a href=”https://t.co/8I6tSddnKB”>pic.twitter.com/8I6tSddnKB</a></p>&mdash; Auchenharvie Sport (@AuchenharviePE) <a href=”https://twitter.com/AuchenharviePE/status/908066714973298693?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>13 September 2017</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en-gb”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Congratulations <a href=”https://twitter.com/ArdAcademy?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@ArdAcademy</a> with 2 wins at U14 and U16 Tier 4 Conference today in a shorter format of the game! <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/drivingthegame?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#drivingthegame</a> <a href=”https://t.co/FLnYZJa1al”>pic.twitter.com/FLnYZJa1al</a></p>&mdash; ArdrossanAcciesRFC (@ArdrossanRFC) <a href=”https://twitter.com/ArdrossanRFC/status/908056077757026304?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>13 September 2017</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en-gb”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Schools of rugby girls after another great training session <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/activegirls?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#activegirls</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/rugbyrules?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#rugbyrules</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/ardrossanRFC?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#ardrossanRFC</a> <a href=”https://t.co/HA63kmN6pc”>pic.twitter.com/HA63kmN6pc</a></p>&mdash; Largs PE Dept (@LargsAcadPEdept) <a href=”https://twitter.com/LargsAcadPEdept/status/916252804611796992?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>6 October 2017</a></blockquote>
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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

Ardrossan Accies Summer Rugby Camps

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:

https://ardrossanrfcsummercamps.eventbrite.co.uk

Largs Academy “Community Work Day” at Ardrossan RFC

On Monday, Rugby pupils from Largs Academy arrived sharpish in the morning for their days work as part of the Schools #communityday where pupils from the School would take part helping various areas/clubs/charities etc in the Largs Community. The pupils, or players  as we like to call them helped our Development Officer organise the various storages spaces in the Club which have collected much rubbish over the season. They also timed it nicely that the day they chose also happened to be the same day a skip arrived at the Club for the rubbish collated from the Current #OurClub project for the Bar and Lounge area.

The pupils worked very hard for a number of hours at the Club wasting little time or effort earning their games of TartanTouch and burgers at lunch time!

Massive thank you to all the players, Largs Academy and their staff for organising such a worth while programme! Look forward to next year! https://twitter.com/ArdrossanRFC/status/866692422755127296

Youth Round-Up 25th September

Youth report 25th September

by Murray Grayston

 

Minis and Micros

 

The young Accies had two games this week, on Friday and Sunday – and what an experience Friday night was! 10 young Accies p4/5’s took on Scotstoun Stadium in a pre-warriors-game tournament. The tournament consisted of two groups the winners of each going on to contest the final. After a show of tremendous team effort the Accies won every one of their 3 group games and went on to play GHA in the final – a side consisting of children of many ex-Scotland internationals. In the end it was the Accies who were victorious of course! Outstanding effort and a complete team performance, well done Accies!

 

The Sunday brought fixtures at Ayr who were co-hosting Stewarty on the day to ensure maximum playing time for all. There was several fixtures across the day ranging from p1-7 level. All of the games were very closely contested and were decided by a few tries either way. Overall the games were played to a very high standard and another excellent effort from all involved!

 

For Jamie’s full reports go to: http://www.ardrossanrugby.com/mini-and-micro-match-reports/

 

U13s

 

This weekend saw the U13s travel to Kilmarnock for their game. Kilmarnock started well resulting in them pushing ahead but the Accies weren’t disheartened and they came back almost immediately. This trend continued till Kilmarnock scored from a steal to increase the margin going into the half. The second half saw a full 15 a side game which was a great experience for everyone. In the end the Accies were very unlucky and lost the game. A special thanks to Kilmarnock for giving us some players so that full 15’s rugby could be played.

 

For Jamie’s full report go to http://www.ardrossanrugby.com/u13-match-reports/ 

 

U14s

 

The U14s travelled to Irvine for games which consisted of mixed teams of age groups from U13’s to 15’s. The Accies first match was against a combined Stewarty/Irvine U13/14’s team. The Accies were on the back foot from the right off and with the boys struggling at ruck time they were made to pay. Despite a turnaround back to usual standards for the last 5 the Accies had left it too late and Stewarty/Irvine had won.

The second game was an U14/15’s game and saw the Accies join up with previous opponents Stewarty to face Irvine’s U15’s. In the game the joined team deserve a lot of credit for how they frustrated their bigger opponents, they almost fared better than they did in the previous game! In the end the boys lost 5-2 but the effort and commitment shown was admirable. A lot of positives and a few points of improvement for the Accies but all in all a fantastic effort again.

 

For Scott’s full report go to http://www.ardrossanrugby.com/u14-match-reports/

 

U16s

 

Sadly as only 12 players made the trip to Kilmarnock this weekend this fixture cold only be played as a development game. Sadly despite the surprisingly good conditions the Accies struggled to get a hold on the game and the scoreboard kept ticking over in Kilmarnock’s favour. It was a brave effort from the Accies on the day and they kept their discipline well in a game which saw Kilmarnock receive 2 yellow cards. Despite the poor score plaudits must go to the Accies for their effort and attitude shown commendably by MotM Owen Phillips. Well done boys and a special thank you to Kilmarnock for their post-match hospitality.

 

For Murray’s full report go to http://www.ardrossanrugby.com/u16-match-reports/

 

U18s

 

The U18’s hosted Glasgow Hawks in this weekend’s fixture. Despite a few new (and somewhat familiar) faces the Accies could only field 14 players for the game and the Hawks were full strength for the game – so the Accies were at a disadvantage from the start against an already impressive looking team. Sadly the Accies also struggled with the poor conditions and with a few regulars missing and fell behind early. The first half was kept tight but second half a poor spell made the score line somewhat unfair on the boys. The full time score being 50-7 to the hawks. Great effort from all the lads and tremendous spirit was shown throughout. Also a thanks to all the parents who helped with the hospitality after the game which was as good as ever!

 

For Andy’s full report go to http://www.ardrossanrugby.com/under-18s/match-reports/

 

Training Times

 

We are always looking for new players to join our teams and everyone is welcome, regardless of playing experience. For further information and contact details for each age group go to the relevant page under the youth rugby tab.

 

Minis: Wednesday 6pm-7pm

Sunday 12.30pm-2pm

 

U13s-U16s: Wednesday 7pm-8.30pm

Sunday 12.30pm-2pm

 

U18s: Tuesday 6pm-7pm

Thursday 7pm-8.30pm

Saturday 12.30pm-2pm

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