THE BIGGAR PICTURE - April Edition
The Biggar Picture
The weather may be similar as to how it was in January, but that doesn’t hold back the excitement of it being SEVENS SEASON!
Story date: 29/04/2016
The Biggar Picture
The Biggar Picture
What a momentous month it’s been for all at Biggar RFC. Calum leaving for pastures new, new faces arriving, hosting touring sides at Hartreemill and best of all SILVERWARE to put in the cabinet that Patrick is going to get Nigel and the Old Boys Constructions Club to make after he’s finished reading the rest of this.
Yogi, Gav & Muzz have done an outstanding job in guiding our Colts to a number of successful seasons and this year again their boys did not disappoint.
Friday 25th March, Murrayfield the setting. Most club players in Scotland can only dream of setting foot on the Murrayfield turf, we were lucky enough to be able to cheer on our Under 15 Girls in the ‘theatre of dreams’ and what a performance it was too. The girls gave away considerable size to their Murrayfield Wanderer counterparts but dominated the game through a playing style Big Vern Cotter would be proud of. Swinging the ball from touchline to touchline, constantly changing the point of attack to expose lazy defenders in the Wanderers defence. There were huge performances all over the paddock but I’d like to give special mention to Feebi, Kayleigh, Jenny and Sarah. Biggar 38-17. #SILVERWARE2.
How does it get better for one club than two trophies in two weeks? THREE trophies in two weeks, that’s how. Like the Romans leaving the coliseum the Biggar support shuffled from the international stands to the baron side of the Murrayfield Wanderers 1st XV pitch, to watch our Under 18 Girls take on Oban High School. Oban started very well going into the lead with a banger of a try from their impressive 7. But that was the last of it for Oban. Incisive carries by Abbie Baillie turned into either scores of massive territorial gain. Abbie’s performance earned her player of the day (WOTM!?) Huge performances from Amy, Abbie, Ailie and Emily guided Biggar to a convincing 41-15 win. #SILVERWARE3.
Adding to their initial trophy contribution Biggar High School Boys successfully took part in the Duncanrig High School 7s yesterday (30th March), winning the tournament convincingly scoring 7 million tries and conceding only 3.
Although not part of the rugby world, the passing of Johan Cruyff has alerted many of us to a few of his values we should take forward as coaches in our respective roles within rugby. Cruyff was a controversial figure pretty much all the time, and perhaps the idea of putting a fly-half in the front row to better know how a prop understands the game isn’t a transferable idea, but the message of progression, development, enjoyment, integration, initiative and social involvement will sing out strong with the Biggar Development Team for a long time.
Massive thanks to Calum Taylor who has left the role with the Club in a great place. I’m sure everyone here at Biggar RFC wishes you the best of luck in your new role.
Story date: 31/03/2016
School of Rugby Programme
When youngsters go up into their first year of Biggar High School they have the opportunity to participate in the 'School of Rugby Programme'. This involves youngsters getting the opportunity to build on their social, physical and mental capibilities through the highly enjoyable environment that is of rugby union.
To download the programme information booklet click DOWNLOAD INFORMATION BOOKLET
To download our year 1 overview, which looks at the success of the first year of the programme, click DOWNLOAD YEAR 1 REVIEW
Story date: 25/05/2015
Development Newsletter January 2015
Welcome to the January 2015 Development Newsletter.
This newsletter is equipped with all the latest news and results for all ages at Biggar RFC.
Click here to download
Story date: 20/01/2015
Development Newsletter - October 2014
Welcome to Biggar RFC's first edition of the development newsletter.
This will be a bi-monthly release which will update you on all things Biggar RFC.
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Story date: 11/11/2014
Biggar RFC - Development Overview
Biggar RFC is a thriving club which caters for players from Primary 1 through to senior. We currently boast teams at P1/2, P3, P4, P5, P6, P7, S1, S2, U15, U16 and U18 as well as a girls U15’s team, 2 senior teams and a social / over 35’s team.
I am Calum Taylor, Club and Community Development Officer for Biggar Rugby Football Club. Since the 2008/09 season the club has employed a full time development officer to help maintain the status of the Clydesdale region’s premier sports club.
The development programme can be loosely split into two key areas: club programme and community programme.
The club aspect of development officer role essentially revolves around the following question:
In the time between a youngster joining the club to when they graduate through to senior rugby - how can we help them achieve their own absolute potential as rugby players, as teammates and as club members?
Biggar Rugby Club boasts 14 competitive teams from Primary 3 through to 1st XV as well as non-competitive weekly sessions for P1’s and 2’s. With teams at every age group from P3 through to U18, we currently have approximately 45 volunteer coaches across all youth age groups. I work very closely with these coaches, trying to ensure every child gets the best rugby experience possible through educating coaches in the latest coaching techniques and tactical and technical knowledge.
The safety of participants is always at the absolute forefront of our minds. Therefore, every coach is required to go through an annual ‘Are You Ready to Play Rugby?’ course. This is a yearly update which leads our volunteers through the latest safe coaching ideas and techniques.
The community programme primarily revolves around the schools programme. I run rugby taster sessions in both Biggar and Lanark cluster primary schools as well as curricular and extra-curricular activities in Biggar High School and Lanark Grammar School. If you have a child who goes to a Biggar or Lanark cluster primary school it’s highly likely I will have delivered rugby sessions to them and their classmates.
Biggar RFC are also proud members of the Biggar Community Sports Hub, and work with other sporting teams in the area to give youngsters the maximum sporting opportunities possible.
For questions regarding rugby development in your area or any other enquiries regarding the club in general please don’t hesitate to get in touch via the contact details below.
Yours in Rugby,
Calum Taylor | Club and Community Development Officer | Biggar Rugby Football Club | Hartree Mill | Biggar | ML12 6JJ
Story date: 26/03/2013
Biggar Colts Win Edinburgh Final
Rugby action on Sat 21st May
It may be May, but there is still rugby being played.more
U-15’s v Ballina tourists
Irish tourists from County Mayo go down a storm at Hartree Mill.more
Match reports from the weekend