Central Touch Series 2016

In 2015 Stirling Storm and Stirling University Touch Club launched a new event in the region, the Central Touch Series.  This is a series of three Sundays over winter and spring months where the clubs from our region get together for some full competitive matches, with winner of the series claiming the Central Touch Series Champions Trophy.

17821_10153626848443362_163332493053395211_nIt’s a fantastic chance for everyone to get a bit of match practice in a period of the year where not much is happening.  It allows the clubs to put into practice what they’ve been learning in training, and sharpen up for the season ahead.

 
Once again we’ll be inviting guest referees to help ensure the games are of highest quality, and in 2016 we may introduce guest teams to mix things up a little and allow everyone more game time.  Alongside the competitive we also run social games, so it really is a chance for everyone to get involved.

11037474_10153626839253362_2701895319162261702_nThe dates for 2016 are 7th February, 13th March and 3rd April.  All matches will take place at the University of Stirling, on pitches at the back of campus.  Time is 12-2pm.

Stirling Storm players please speak to Callum Murray or Si Trevis-Smith to get your names down.

Winter Training

The 2016 season has now kicked off, with Stirling Storm back in Winter Training every Monday night.

We’ll be training on astro pitches at St Modans High School from 7.00-8.30pm every Monday from 4th January until 21st March.

Sessions are open to all players – Storm, Uni or anyone else from the region.  This is a fantastic time to introduce new players to Touch, as we’ll be working lots of the basics as refresher for the season ahead, as well as a bit of fitness and games.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates if the weather is looking dodgy, we may move indoors at short notice for a bit of Turbo Touch!

New date for Stirling Open

The Stirling Open, part of the Scottish Touch Series since its inception, has historically been held on the first Saturday in June.  Unfortunately circumstances with venue have meant we have had to move it to slightly earlier in the season.  The event will now be held on Saturday 21st May 2016.  Everything else will be exactly the same – 20 team tournament, camping and after party ceilidh.

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We apologise to all our regular entrants if this date doesn’t suit quite as well, but we hope you can still join us, and we promise we will be back to usual slot in 2017 as we celebrate our 10th Anniversary.

Regards,

Stirling Storm committee

End Season Party & Awards – 2nd October

Stirling Storm: The Musical!

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Broadway, West End or the Movies – take inspiration from any and come dressed to impress for our annual end of season party.  Fancy dress, games, food & drink and player awards, always a fantastic night out and we encourage everyone to come and celebrate our first full season as Storm.

Please contact Si Trevis-Smith at training or email the club to reserve your place and cast your player awards votes.

The following categories are being recognised and we need your votes!

  • Player of the Season
  • Young Player of the Season (u21)
  • Best Male
  • Best Female
  • Most Improved
  • Best Newcomer
  • Unsung Hero
  • Spirit of Stirling

Scottish National Championships – 26th September

Central Region are actively seeking players to train and represent in the annual Scottish National Championships.  Anyone from Stirling or surrounding areas, Perth or Dundee is eligible to play.

This event sees the four main Touch playing regions (Central, Edinburgh, Glasgow & North East) compete head to head in Men and Women’s divisions.  This year the event takes place in Perth on 26th September.

For the first time the event has been expanded to include four divisions – Men’s Open, Men’s Over 30’s, Women’s Open, Women’s Over 27’s.  Central Region intend to enter all four.

This event also serves as the main trial for places in the Scotland training squads for Touch European Championships in Jersey next summer.  The national sides are very interested in getting more players involved as they seek to enter a team in each division.  This is an excellent opportunity to take your Touch play to the next level.

Training will take place Wednesday evenings at SCRFC from 6pm.  Further weekend sessions will be held in September to give everyone the opportunity to get involved.

Please contact Central Region President, Euan Kerr, if you are interested in getting involved or email club@stirlingstorm.com

Come & Try Touch & Mini Tournament

 Wednesday 5th August 6pm -7.30pm

Come along and learn a new sport in just one night! Great chance to play with and receive coaching from our experienced players and refs in a fun mini tournament. No previous experience required. Please spread the word and bring along friends, family and colleagues. We train at Stirling County Rugby Football Club, Bridgehaugh, FK9 5AP Stirling.stirling tourney june 2015 5stirling tourney june 2015 4stirling tourney june 2015 2

Club and National Championships

A chance to play in mens and women’s teams

The Club Championships take place in Glasgow on 22nd August.  This is an event for Men and Women’s teams, so something a bit different to our usual mixed teams playing in STS Tournaments.
The National Championships on 26th September is another opportunity to play in an all girls or all guys team. It’s also the first step on the representational ladder as we select our players from across the Central Region. We hope that many of our club players put themselves forward for this event which rounds off the Touch season. Historically, many of our club players have gone on to achieve national representation having played for their region.

End of Season Awards Party

Friday 2nd October 2015 at 7.30pm, Stirling County Rugby Football Club

This is our most popular club social event of the season. We give out a range of awards to our club players ranging from Best Newcomer, Player of the Season to Spirit of Stirling, with a few fun ones thrown in.

Past and present club members are always welcome and traditionally we arrive in fancy dress. This year the theme is “Musicals” so plenty of time to come up with a great idea.disney_banner

SUMMER CENTRAL TOUCH SERIES 2015

Introducing the Summer CTS

A series of monthly, tournament style, touch sessions run by Stirling Storm and Central Scotland from April to September 2015. Open to teams, referees and players from all regions. Enquiries welcome from new teams and players too. Get in Touch with Jon and Rob now!

First Summer CTS matches Wednesday 29th April

Starting at 6pm, Bridghaugh, we’ll have competitive games between various teams from Stirling Storm and Stirling University.

The evening coincides with our Scotland teams playing in Australia, so please bring along your international colours, flags and World Cup fever to celebrate the start of the TWC.