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Denholm Cup

Congratulations to all our rugby players for some fantastic play at the Denholm Cup on Friday afternoon. It was a lovely afternoon and a joy to watch the standard  of rugby being played. Both our P4/5 teams made it to the final and after a very competitive match the final. It was a very close game with Denholm lifting the trophy after winning by 2 tries to 1. Thank you to all the referees, coaches and supporters and a special thank you to Julie Paterson for organising the event !!!!!!!!


Hawick Rugby Academy

The good parent /guardian

Coaches/code of conduct

This season we will be asking both team coaches to stand together in the middle 2mtrs back from touch line with calm order.

Remember that young people play rugby for their own enjoyment not that of their parents /coaches.

Focus on the young players’ efforts rather than winning or losing! and don't be a referee during the game let them explore the game this is a good way for children to learn the game .

be realistic about the young players' ability; do not push them towards a level that hey are not capable of achieving

 provide positive verbal feedback both in training and during the game. Remember that persistent, negative messages will adversely affect  the players' and referee's performance  and attitude.

 always support the rugby club in their efforts to eradicate loud, coarse and abusive behaviour from the game =remember young people learn much by example.

 always show appreciation of good play by all young players both from your team and the  opposition!!!!!!!!!!!

Respect  decisions made by the match officials and encourage the young players to do likewise. 

Its of both coaches interest's if one game is a bit one side to realise this is doing both teams no good apart from one team winning too easily and the other losing heart and interest, we must then as coaches make changes so that the game can become more positive and even. Coaches together must talk through these changes and let the referee know of any changes.

Children go to training to play rugby so we must as coaches make a great effort at giving each child equal game time!

Did you know laws for our primary game?

1/ No targeting the ball in open play the attacking player must have the opportunity to pass the ball away = this should mean there should be no mauls during the game except maybe from a lineout. 

2/ all tackles below the waist or down.

3/ No hand off's = carrying the ball in two hands will prevent this.

4/ No cavalry charges permitted at least two passes must be made before scoring  a try.

5/ No pushing in the scrums uncontested both hookers to strike.   

6/ At scrums the defending scrum half must stay in the middle channel until the ball has been played.