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MODERN APPRENTICE PROGRAM - VACANCY

MODERN APPRENTICE RUGBY COMMUNITY COACH - VACANCY COMMENCING AUGUST 2015


After a busy and productive year with the club and with the lure of traveling beckoning William has decided not to go forward to the 2nd year of the Modern Apprenticeship. Whilst he still has 3 months left Biggar RFC want to thank William for all his hard work over the last 9 months. 

 

This means that Biggar RFC are now looking to fill this vacancy! The post is for an initial one year term with the option of the candidate progressing to a second year. Expressions of interest are now being invited.


The successful applicant will be part of the Scottish Rugby Education programme managed through Murrayfield and overseen by Alex Edmonstone (Regional Development Manager for Scottish Rugby) and Paul Kesterton (Education Manager for Scottish Rugby). In addition to the training and academic aspects of the course the successful applicant will spend the bulk of their time working alongside the Biggar Rugby Club Development Officer, Calum Taylor in supporting Rugby Development within the Lanark / Biggar area’s including its schools and at the Rugby Club .


Year two, offers with a higher level of qualification to that of year one with the opportunity to gain practical experience fully managing and running rugby development programmes. 


This exciting role will appeal to those who see a future for themselves within the sports or leisure Industry, possibly as a Sports Development Officer or as a fore-runner to further Higher Education in one of these or related fields.

 

Interested applicants should in the first instance make contact with Calum Taylor on

 

07720 677 977 or email development.officer@biggarrfc.org.uk

 

If you would like more information on the role please click here


Due to the high demand of Modern Apprentice places nationally expressions of interest must be in by Friday 1st May 2015. Interested candidates should be aged 16-19 years old and not in full-time education or employment.


P3 success at Peebles while P7 go close

Biggar P3 – Peebles Mini Rugby Tournament Sunday 19th April.

Biggar P3s were drawn in group B of the tournament along with Peebles Piranhas (white),Langholm &  Gala.

In the first game against Langholm Biggar had to adapt to a set of rules which they had never played under. The key changes were unlimited tackles (rather than the normal 6 tackles) and immediate turnover if ball touches the ground. The team adapted well to the new rules and Won the first game of the tournament 6-4 with some great tries from Fergus and Poppy.

The second game was against Gala who proved to be a stronger team, good defensive discipline by Biggar kept them in the game and as they learned to play to the new rules and passing out of the tackle the ties started to come. The P3 team has a strong core of players all of whom can make terrific runs, in the game against Gala the passing game started to come together with David and Ruairidh in particular linking well.

The last pool game against Peebles was another close match Gregor and Alastair showing huge determination in defence and hunting down the opposition who often found themselves forced backwards. Biggar won the last game by 2 tried and were through to the final – a play off between the winners of each pool.

The final was against Peebles Piranhas (Blue) who won a closely contested play off with Kelso, Peebles managing to score the golden try in a very exciting 5 minutes.

The final of the P3 tournament was nail biting stuff with neither team able to take control of the game. Biggar played incredibly well showing courage in defence and attack, as the other games finished quite a crowd gathered with lots of great support. The team definitely felt the pressure as Peebles answered every Biggar try but everyone kept playing their own game and a final try from Poppy sealed a Biggar victory. Special mention for Alex Lang as a P2 was an important member of the team in the final. A brilliant win for Biggar and lots of thanks to all the supporters who cheered the team on.

 

P7s 100 try's up

Biggar P7s passed the total of 100 competitive try's over the season in their first game at the Peebles tournament playing against Kelso. I hope all the parents can remember all those trys because I cant!.  On the day the P7s were down to 11 players and with games of 10 minute half's they would need to be full of running to compete, which as a squad the certainly were. Biggar started well with direct runs from Jonathan and Rurhari and a nice mix of offloading rugby, Biggar scored first through Fraser but the game was 2 all at half time. In the second half Rurhari took a heavy knock to his nose and was out for the rest of the game. The team played on mixing direct runs and passing wide well and generally were on top for most of the game and Biggar ended up winning 5 v 3 with trys from Greig (2), Fraser 1, Andrew, Archie
The second game was against the hosts who had also narrowly beaten Kelso. Biggar got off to a good start scoring early through Andrew. Peebles moved the ball wide well and countered with a try run down the wing. Biggar then exerted huge pressure on the Peebles line with player after player being held up over the line, unfortunately all this pressure turned into white line fever with nothing to show for it with the score at half time still 1 - 1. Peebles came out after half time slightly faster putting pressure on the Biggar try line, a line out on Biggars 1 m line !! led to a good clearance kick from Callum which brought another period of Peebles pressure eventually the defensive line broke and Peebles got their heads in front. Biggar then threw wave after wave of attack against a strong Peebles defense with first Fraser then the recuperated Rurhari being kept out. Andrew broke for the corner but was pushed out just as the ball was going down for a try (call for a TMO!). Peebles broke from the resulting lineout and knock on ! eventually running down the far wing to score. Biggars frustration with a few of the decisions was growing but the team threw that into positive energy driving direct for the line, eventually the ball was wrestled  from a tackle by Murray then going in for a try, bringing a hard fought game to an end 3 - 2 to the hosts.

Well down to Andrew, Archie, Callum, Christopher, Fraser, Grieg, Jack, Jonathan, Katie, Murray, Rurhari for a really well played two games mixing direct and passing rugby up well, full commitment from everyone roll on the next few fixtures.


Mini P7 at Stirling County

Mini Rugby P7
On a day when the weather was only good for rugby or staying wrapped up inside Biggar Minis headed to a windswept and wet Stirling. The minis new jackets were a real winner today so thanks to Paula for organising and the sponsors (CK Contracts Ltd) for providing them.

Sometimes when a team loses three games, each of them by 2 – 1, it’s a frustrating or disappointing day, but not today. Today was all about determination, great individual performances and team work; today was about putting into practice the hard work on tackling and rucking that has been done over the last 3 weeks. Today we saw the squad play proper linked up rugby with good support

going into tackles and rucks and nice offloading and passing in tricky conditions. Each of the matches went down to the wire and any game could have been won. Playing without any subs gave the team lots of playing time and experience which is all good for the future.  A special thanks must go to Archie, Katie, Jack and Myles who all helped out playing with the P6s for a game or two. Feedback from the P6 coaches was that all did very well and helped out greatly - thanks.

The first game against Stirling County 1 was an even affair with Stirling doing most of the pressing but not finding any gaps until eventually they found space out wide. Biggar replied but Stirling got one more in the last minute.

The second game started with a well worked restart going straight to Ross who skipped through the Stirling County 2 defence. They came back eventually getting a try just after half time and then another at the final whistle.

In the final game GHK started brighter with some impressive passing wide especially given the conditions. With the score 1 - 0 to GHK, Biggar came out in the second half ever more determined and through hard team work and pressing got Archie a little space to go over for a deserved try. GHK came back with fresh subs and moved the ball well to get a winning try near the end.


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Minis Fixtures

April 26, 2015, P3 Tournament, Away - Stirling County
April 26, 2015, P4-P7 Tournament, Away - Currie
April 26, 2015, P1-P2 Training, Home
May 3, 2015, P1 - P7 Training, Home
May 10, 2015, P4 - P7 Tournament, Away - Moffat
May 10, 2015, Micros P1-P3 Training, Home
May 17, 2015, P1 - P7 Training, Home
May 24, 2015, P4-P7 Tournament, Away - Stirling County
May 24, 2015, Micros (P1 - P3) Training, Home
May 31, 2015, Micros (P1 - P3) Training, Home
May 31, 2015, Minis Player Awards and End of Season BBQ, Home
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