Hartreemill, Biggar, ML12 6JJ

Our big MAY Weekend is with us

  BIG MAY WEEKEND  


  Fri 26th: Spring Ball A fantastic evening, well done to all who helped organise this, and a surprise for all was a set of tunes from the local pipe band

 

  Sat 27th: Biggar RFC  

  Elphinstone Sevens

With great weather at the start, everyone enjoyed  watching  some great fun 7's the final was between Watsonians and Hamilton who won this inagural event and were presented with the trophy by Robert Allan from the Elphinstone Hotel

Biggar's Flemo's Flyers didn't make it to the main final but won the "bowl" competition and enjoyed their win despite the rain

 & Finally well done to Broughton Ladies who won the womens competition

 Sun 28th: Skippinish in Concert 

Tickets are going fast, some still for sale on Eventbrite

 

  Micro and Mini Presentation Afternoon  


Presentation Evenings 2016/17

The past weekends have featured the various Presentation Evenings.

All have been very well attended with coaches and players all providing the entertainment.

The s1/2 night was another fantastic night where there were fullsome reports from the coaches on the season past with the highs and lows given equal measure.

 

Awards were presented to

S1

Top Trainer: Tom Young

Most Improved Player: Sam Bartholomew

Player’s Player of the Year: Morris McDiarmid

Coaches’ Player of the year: Finlay Crozier

Alisdair Tucker Memorial Award: Tom Roper

 

S2

Most Improved Player of the Year: Callum Yardley

Player’s Player: Jonnie Smith

Coaches’ Player of the Year: Sam Taylor

Endeavour: Kieron Bell

 

A highlight of these evenings are the replies on behalf of the boys and Tom Roper, Finlay Crozier, Andrew Wight did not disappoint – well done boys!

Many thanks to the coaching teams of Doug Roper and Doug Low (S1) and Kenny Lean, Mick Lister, Neil Laing, Geoff Smith (S2) and the catering team of Carolyn, Jan and the girls, to GY for the bar and to Paula Yardley for her work as Youth Convenor.

 

Congratulations to S2 players Jonnie Smith, Calum Smith and Sam Taylor who have all been in attendance at Broadwood as part of the Glasgow U16 trials. The trio were in action on Sunday when they played Caledonia at Braidwood. Two games were played, Glasgow winning both with many positive comments on the contribution made by the Biggar lads.

 

Last weekend past saw the girls and Colts Presentation evenings, both well attended events.

The Girls section at the Club has had another very successful season so there was plenty for coaches Eric Shearer, Mark Foster, Charlie Court and Calum Taylor to report.

Calum’s Guess Who competition was much appreciated and had the company in fits!

Awards were made as follows:

U15’s

Top Trainer Mason Cosh (Capt)

Most Improved Rachel Phillips

Players Player’s Geraldine Kimm

Coaches Player Emma Orr

 

U18’s

Top Trainer Megan McCarry

Most Improved Rachel Hill

Players Player’s Sarah Denholm

Coaches Player Ailie Tucker

 

Captains Megan and Emily Armstrong (U18) made presentations to the coaching team and parent helpers. Big thanks also to Committe rep Tammy Mitchell for all her co-ordination and organisation.

 

Colts

This evening was significant not only for the fact that several of the Colts are moving up from Youth rugby to Senior rugby but also because it marked the final Presentation Night for the coaching trio of Ian Barr, Gavin Hill and David Murray who are retiring after many years in harness. Their’s has been a massive commitment to the club and to the hundreds of youngsters that they have coached. A very full appreciation of their contribution and by way of thanks was provided by Aird Jardine.

As usual the coaches themselves did not disappoint and there were some very funny stories for those present – check the website for pics of the less PC awards!

Colts

Top Trainer: Alex Toal

Outstanding Contribution: Angus Kerr

Best Newcomer: Lewis Stewart

Players Player’s: Aaron Dobie

Yogi Barr Award (presented by the Thomson Family) : Rory McGinn

 

Rory and Rowan Stewart were on hand to make presentations to the coaching team and parent helpers with a big shout to Chris and Jock (head Chefs).

 

Again a huge thank you to Carolyn, Jan and their team who provide the usual excellent feed for all present.

 

Club News

On Saturday the wet weather failed to dampen the spirits of the Girls sides who came from the West for the Area Sevens Qualifier, an event the club was delighted to be asked to hold.

Although exact results have yet to be confirmed Biggar’s U15’s and U18’s have both qualified for the National finals although the prospect of an S6 leavers holiday is likely to deprive the senior age group of several of their team!

 

The club is running a Tombola at the sevens and would appreciate donations for this from the membership. Donations can be left in at the Club (Members Lounge please) any night of the week.

 

 

Next Wednesday (31st May) is the date of the club AGM. Please remember that this is YOUR club and that the AGM provides you with an opportunity to have your say as to the way the club is being run. At the same time this is your chance to put your hand up to perhaps join the committee.

Starts sharp 7.30pm


Colts Awards Evening

Over 70 players, parents and guests attended the club for a great awards night, hosted for the last time by the retiring coaching team of Yogi, Muz and Gav.

As always the evening was one of celebrating the achievements of the players and teamwork the squad had worked so hard for over the last 10 months,

After a great meal the coaches all spoke in what can only be described as their own inimitable style. The fun and totally politically incorrect awards were handed out first going to Guy Kelly, Aaron & Marcus Dobie and Craig Frame, culminating with Alex Toal getting an award for his commitment to training and his progress over the past season.

The evening then progressed to the more formal awards which went to Angus Kerr for his outstanding commitment over the last season, Lewis Stewart was awarded the trophy for Best New Colt. The players Player of the Year was awarded to Aaron Dobie and the Yogi Barr trophy for the Coaches Player of the year was this year awarded to Rory McGinn.

The evening ended with gifts given to the coaches, those that have assisted the team over the year and rounded off a great evening with the coaching team able to relax as they all take a sabbatical before no doubt being asked to pass on some of their coaching skills to others at the club as they have carried out such a great job with so many youngsters over the past 15 years, The club are grateful for the hard work and commitment all 3 of tech coaching team and for what they have achieved with so many different youngsters,

Well done to all the award winners and also Muz, Gav and Yogi.


2nd XV presented with Winners Trophy

A few of Dougie Flemmings players were on hand today alongside him to receive their winners trophy as East Reseve League 1 champions having gone through their season only losing once.

Well done to all the squad


S2 Update of Tour to Southport

22 Biggar RFC S2 boys returned on Monday from their tour to the land of giants! Over 2 days and 7 games of rugby they proudly represented Biggar and Scottish rugby at the Southport festival against clubs from across England and Ireland. Every one of the boys did the club proud during and after matches, making new friends on the way.

It's fair to say the festival was a stern test of the boys skill and determination when coming up against clubs with over 40 boys at this age group and truly some of the opposition was huge ( find the comparison photo!). Biggar boys out-scrummed every team, competed really well in the rucks and tackled their hearts and bodies out.


Ahead in both the first 2 games they lost narrowly to Liverpool St Helens and Wicklow before a stiff test from a large Sheffield White team. In the final game on day one the boys came through to beat hosts Southport. On Day 2 the boys started slowly against West Hartlepool, a game they could have won, The boys rallied to compete against Nuneaton and eventual Festival winners Sheffield Blue. Some good hard running rugby provided a total of 10 trys scored by Sam Taylor, Jonathan Smith, Aaron Millar and Murray Lean.

The team of parents and coaches have worked really hard to bring this off and thanks go to all of them for the work put in. The boys have had a great experience and this will put them in fantastic shape for U15 rugby next season.

There are some cracking pictures on the Biggar RFC Facebook page.


NEWS

Our big MAY Weekend is with us

A big month for all at Biggar RFC

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Presentation Evenings 2016/17

All the news from the Presentation Evenings

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Colts Awards Evening

Colts celebrate awards night

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2nd XV presented with Winners Trophy

2nd XV final get winners trophy

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S2 Update of Tour to Southport

May weekend jaunt to sunny Southport

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