Guerillas are Recruiting

Posted: January 20, 2013 by guerillastrc in Uncategorized

Guerillas are currently training indoors on Monday nights and these sessions will concentrate on the basics of the game and developing skills. We plan to continue training once a week through March then move to twice a week when the clocks are moved forward.

This is the ideal time for new players to come along to try out the sport, please email the club if you are interested. All new players are welcome whether they be complete beginners or more experienced players looking to move to a club that offers a development pathway to competing at the highest levels.

We offer some of the best coaching in Scotland with teams of coaches dedicated to each of our squads. The club had nine players competing at last year’s European Championships, four of them representing their country for the first time. Three of that four made their international debut in their first season training with Guerillas.

If you are interested in finding out more drop us an email or check out our Facebook Page for updates.

January and February 2013 Training

Posted: January 20, 2013 by guerillastrc in Uncategorized

Guerillas are currently training indoors on Monday evenings through to the end of February. Training is on Monday nights 8pm-9:30pm at Northfield Academy sports hall. New players are welcome to attend.

Guerillas training for November and December 2012

Posted: November 8, 2012 by guerillastrc in training

Guerillas will be continuing with training for the period Monday 12th November through December 10th. The venue will be half of the synthetic hockey pitch at Keith Park – the university pitches at Hillhead just north of Seaton Park. It’s the same turn off from King Street as for Seaton Park but carry on up the hill past the park and then turn right. Immediately right again takes you down a track to the car park at the bottom next to the pitch. Training time is 7:30pm-9pm. New players very welcome. Map below.

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It is early days in gathering data in the Big Boot Survey but looking over the handful of initial responses gives a good idea of what brands of footwear are being used for touch . First thing to say is that we are currently dealing with a relatively small sample size, however these same results will be updated when more data is gathered.

The shoes are fairly even split in use between what might be called ‘dedicated’ touch shoes and boots that are mainly marketed as for football or rugby use. Asics and X-Blades are the only brands mentioned who make a shoe that is marketed as for touch. However it has been noted that some of the shoes that Asics designate as hockey shoes in the UK bear a striking resemblance to touch shoes sold in Australia, particularly in the tread pattern.

For boots that have not been bought as touch shoes the majority are football (soccer) boots. However it is not possible to say if these are used for both sports or if they were a new purchase for touch use.

I’ll start to release results on how individual manufacturers and boots are rated once a much larger data set is available to draw conclusions from. So if you’ve not already entered results for the boots you’ve owned click here. EXTRA SURVEY RESULTS ARE AVAILABLE TO THOSE WHO COMPLETE THE SURVEY. Read the rest of this entry »

The Big Boot Survey: In search of the perfect touch shoe

Posted: August 13, 2012 by guerillastrc in Survey

As one of the country’s largest touch clubs, typically introducing over a dozen new players to the sport each year, we often get asked for recommendations on what footwear to buy. Of course there is so much choice out there, and every player is different. Just looking around at a club training session and you can see almost as many types of boots as players. So making any kind of recommendation is difficult. How much do you want to spend? Are you just looking for something for the summer season? Will you use the boots for any other type of sport?

But what if we had access to opinions and thoughts on boots sourced from a wide range of players we’d be much better placed to make recommendations for those starting their touch playing careers. So this survey is an attempt to do just that – gather data on what types of boots are used, what are the most popular manufacturers, what tread types are suited to different ground types.

Feel free to make a survey entry for each type of boot you’ve owned. But remember it’s a chance to shout about the best boots you’ve owned as well as moan about the ones that fell apart after 6 games!

As sufficient data is gathered some of the results and conclusions will be published on this site – so check back for updates.

Click to go to the SURVEY

Saturday 4th August 2012 will be remembered for many golden moments. But while the mens coxless fours, Copeland and Hosking and the womens cycling team pursuit all made their mark in sporting history 400 miles to the north a group of girls from Aberdeen were writing their own names into the record books.

After several years of Edinburgh dominance the Aberdeen women had captured the national title for the first time ever in 2011. Close to half the 2012 squad were part of that team but they were joined by several girls playing at this level for the first time in their touch careers.

Ahead of the event the decision was made to take the maximum permitted squad of 16 girls to the tournament. This was in part prompted by what was going to be a gruelling schedule of games with up to 175 minutes of touch to be played in one day. A late withdrawal of Edinburgh Ice due to lack of players meant one game less, but with a lot of flexibility offered by the selected players the large squad gave the coaches plenty of options to keep legs fresh for the later stages. Read the rest of this entry »

All set for Scotland’s biggest touch event

Posted: July 27, 2012 by guerillastrc in Competitions
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This Saturday 28th July 32 corporate teams will gather at Aberdeen’s Woodside Sports Complex for the Activitymix Decathlon Touch Rugby event. This will be the biggest 1-day tournament in Scotland this year with teams battling through pool stages then into up to three rounds of knock-outs for the honour of being declared 2012 champions.

The teams taking part reads as a who’s who of Aberdeen companies. Larger companies are in League 1, and those with fewer employees in League 2; full list below.

The last few league 1 finals have been played between Genesis and Wood Group with both teams having had their hands on the trophy. However with no Genesis this year the grand final will have a different look. Shell and BP have a strong record in the event and have also had mixed and mens teams competing in the 10 week Aberdeen summer touch league. Read the rest of this entry »

The 2012 National Championships will take place in Falkirk on Saturday 4th August. Edinburgh Flames currently hold the mens title with the Aberdeen ladies returning to defend the title they first wrestled from Edinburgh last year. The tournament will be run by In2Touch with plans for a mixed social event to run in parallel.

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Training through July and August

Posted: July 16, 2012 by guerillastrc in training

Guerillas training starts again tonight in Hazelhead Park from 6.30pm. We’ll train Mondays 16th, 23rd and 30th July then switch to Wednesday through August with the autumn leagues starting on Monday 6th August.
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