13 Nov, 2019


Please Note: The weekly training schedule plus location has changed/going to change


U14 & U16 Boys – 6pm to 7.30pm

U14 & U16 Girls – 7pm to 8.30pm

U18 Girls & Senior Women – 7pm to 8.15pm

U18 Boys & Senior Men – 7pm to 9pm in the Gym 


U18 Girls & Senior Women – 7.30pm to 9pm

U18 Boys & Senior Men – 7.30pm to 9pm

£1 per person. Please wear mouldies or trainers.


U14 & U16 Boys – 6pm to 7.00pm

U14 & U16 Girls – 7pm to 8.30pm

U18 Boys & Senior Men – 7pm to 9pm


P1-P7 Tigers – 6pm to 7pm/7.30pm

However from Friday 22nd November, the P1-P7 Tigers will be training at Galabank – 6pm to 7pm/7.30pm.

The P1-P3 Tigers will train on the mugga at the back while the P4-P7 Tigers will train on the main pitch. £1 per Tiger per session

New players always wanted. Just turn up or email: contact@annanrfc.com if you want more info. No experience necessary. You all have to start from somewhere!


The 1st XV have a big match at Violetbank on Saturday when they entertain 9th placed Strathendrick.

After last weeks loss to promotion chasing Kilmarnock, the 1st XV are currently sitting in 7th.

Only 4 points separate the 4 bottom teams: Annan sit on 10 points, Cambuslang 9, Strathendrick 7 and Irvine 6.

Cambuslang and Strathendrick also have a game in hand – so every point counts as we near the mid point of the West 1 league season.

A win for Annan would put a bit of distance between them and the bottom spot. Irvine are away to Lenzie and Cambuslang are away to East Kilbride.

The league is looking like its splitting into 3. With the teams mentioned above fighting to avoid the bottom spot, Lenzie and Stewartry perhaps needing the top teams to start dropping points (but looking safe from the relegation fight) while Allan Glens, Kilmarnock, East Kilbride and Garnock look like the teams fighting it out for the one promotion place.

For Annan, it’s been a tough first half of the season but with every match so far the black and amber have been usually one score away from taking the win. On average over the 9 matches, Annan have scored 17 points per match while the opposition have scored 24.

Annan have only lost once to Strathendrick in 6 previous meetings but this was last year….at Violetbank.

A big match on Saturday then for both teams. A game that could go a long way to determining the way the rest of the season could turn out.

Players to meet at 12.45pm for the 2pm kick off.

Annan Firsts Starting XV: R Glass, K Warrick, R Hetherington, N Coupland, M Thompson, B Thomson, C Bell, S Haren, A Jancey, J Bigham, J Kirby, H Houdley, D Wyllie, J Park, J Whiteside.

Annan Firsts Subs: D Nordon, R Armstrong, A Carmichael, D Lockerby

Annan 1st XV Team

The Annan team taking on Strathendrick


After the narrow loss to 2nd placed Garioch Ladies last Sunday, the Warriors have another tough match this Sunday when they face National 1 leaders Heriot Blue Ladies at Violetbank.

Depending on the result of the Glasgow Uni v Garioch Ladies match, a Heriots win could seal the Championship with a win on Sunday. Its will probably come down to their last match next weekend though

The Warriors are safe from the potential relegation spot  (looking like this will be Glasgow Uni Ladies) and a 5th placed finish is still a possibility although that would require the Warriors to win 2 of their last 3 matches (away to Oban and away to Broughton Ladies) and Broughton losing to Howe Harlequins on Sunday.

It’s been a tough old season but the Warriors have shown they are capable of competing with the top teams in National 1 and Sundays match would be a great time to put on another winning Violetbank performance.

For the record, if Jane Stewart plays on Sunday then this will be Janes 50th appearance for the Warriors in a league or cup match. Jane debuted in the Warriors first competitive match back in 2015 and has scored 91 tries for the Warriors in her 49 matches! Not a bad return! Well in Jane.

Players to meet at 12.30pm for the 2pm kick off.

Starting Warriors XV from: N Barlow (c), Ashley Clark, M Alexander, J Dalgliesh, N Barnes, M Muir, A McWilliam, L Glendinning, K Warrick, M McGeoch, A Cook, J Stewart, C Barnes, C O’Connell, K Barlow, K Taylor, B Lowery, J McGregor


If you like your live rugby action, then Sunday at Violetbank is definitely the place to be as both the P1-P7 Tigers and U14 Tigers are playing at Violetbank

The P1-P7 Tigers are hosting a Mini Rugby Festival with teams from Dumfries and Galloway and beyond taking part in a festival of great rugby.

Parents and players to meet at 10.30am for the 11am start

All welcome to watch and support the future of rugby in SW Scotland.

Then the U14 Tigers take on local friends and rivals Moffat Rams. The U14 lads are having a great season. Unbeaten in 5 matches they will be wanting to make it 6 from 6. But it will a tough old game with Moffat Rams as it usually is.

Players to meet as arranged with the coaches for the 2pm kick off.

And last, but by no means least, the mighty U16 Tigers are on the road to Stewartry for their latest Galant Conference match.

The teams met in a pre-season friendly at the start of the season, when the Tigers ran out 38-25 winners at the Greenlaw. Another hard and high scoring match could be on the cards.

Players to meet as arranged with the coaches for the 2pm kick off.

The Annan 2nd XV and Hornet squads do not have a match this weekend.

Best of luck to all the teams this Saturday and Sunday.

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