For the coming season we will be playing in the Lancer Conference - North/Midlands with Moray/Huntly, Strathmore, Montrose and Dundee, giving us 8 Conference Fixtures between August and December.
On free weekends we will be playing cross-conference fixtures with teams in the Lancer Conference- Grampian, and we have a number of development fixtures lined up too.
This is an exciting change as we will playing against teams we rarely see other than the occasional cup game. There will be familiar faces too.
This gives us the opportunity to develop further through competitive fixtures and raise player profiles (and our Club profile!) across a wider area. This is also good for current and prospective Caley Academy players.
To join the Lancer Conference we have committed to fielding teams at each youth age group U13, U14, U15, U16, U18.
This means a BIG step up in playing numbers across every age group and we have started looking at our playing squads. We are on the lookout for more players and we would encourage you all to help by bringing friends along at training, whether they play for your school team or have no playing experience at all.
This is a Rugby World Cup year which always generates more interest in the sport so look out more more info on player recruitment soon.
Our first fixtures are 24th August so pre-season training will be crucial. We will put more information out soon on when this will start but hopefully you've all been keeping fit at mixed touch!!
In a conference system it is club vs club over a weekend, so games will be played Saturday/Sunday subject to transport and pitch availability. Full details will be available from coaches nearer the time but here is the current fixture list:
|Weekend of||Round||Home Team||Away Team||Notes|
|24-Aug||X-Conf||Ross Sutherland (RS)||v||Granite City (GC)|
|31-Aug||1||Strathmore (S)||v||Ross Sutherland (RS)|
|07-Sep||Develop||Stornoway (SY)||v||Ross Sutherland (RS)||U14 & U16|
|14-Sep||3||Montrose (M)||v||Ross Sutherland (RS)|
|21-Sep||4||Ross Sutherland (RS)||v||Dundee Rugby (DR)|
|28-Sep||X-Conf||Mackie (M)||v||Ross Sutherland (RS)|
|05-Oct||5||Ross Sutherland (RS)||v||Moray/Huntly (MH)|
|26-Oct||6||Ross Sutherland (RS)||v||Strathmore (S)|
|02-Nov||X-Conf||Ross Sutherland (RS)||v||Deeside/Garioch (DG)|
|09-Nov||Develop||Ross Sutherland (RS)||v||Caithness © & Stornoway (SY)||U14, U16, & U18|
|16-Nov||8||Ross Sutherland (RS)||v||Montrose (M)|
|23-Nov||X-Conf||Ellon (E)||v||Ross Sutherland (RS)|
|30-Nov||9||Dundee Rugby (DR)||v||Ross Sutherland (RS)|
|07-Dec||10||Moray/Huntly (MH)||v||Ross Sutherland (RS)|