Aberdeenshire Leopards have won both the Mixed expert league and the ATR league Cup again this year. This league and cup double was augmented by the Men's team winning their league and our seconds team, Leopards Too, winning the Intermediate league
We are now in the middle of our winter training.
After a few weeks at Aberdeen Sports Village, we have now moved to Beacon Sports Centre, Bucksburn, Aberdeen AB21 9DG. ( MAP: http://streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=389079&Y=809550&A=Y&Z=110 )
Training from 17th January until 21st March (inclusive) will be on Tuesdays from 7.30pm - 9pm
Depending on weather, we may also make it down to Woodside on a Wednesday for additional training (6.30pm - 8pm).
Aberdeenshire Leopards are pleased to announce that they have been chosen to host the Aberdeen leg of the 2016 Scottish Touch Series. This will be held at Woodside on the 18th June.
Our indoor sessions at ASV have now finished, so we are back outside training on a Wednesday evening from 6.30pm - 8pm approximately, at Woodside playing fields, until the Leagues start up again.
Once Leagues have started, training will change to a Monday evening, 6.30pm - 8pm, also at Woodside.
Yes you read that right. Seems strange talking about winter training when the weather in Aberdeen is officially "Taps Aff" but the indoor part of our training schedule has been confirmed with Aberdeen Sports Village. It starts on Wednesday the 27th of November through to 5th March from 8pm to 9pm, with a break for the Christmas and New Year period.
Reminders and notifications about the rest of the off season training arrangements will be sent out in due course.
The National Championships took place at the weekend in Perth and Leopards players ensured it was success all round for both the Mens and Womens teams.
Dave Leslie was part of the victorious Men's team as they claimed the title for the first time and the Women continued to dominate with their 3rd vistory in a row. Pam Gillespie, Lynda Leslie and Emma Ross were all involved.
Well done to all the Leopards who played and to both teams
The National Touch Championships take place this weekend in Perth and the following members have been selected to represent Aberdeen.
Well done on being selected and good luck to you and the teams.
With the autumn leagues about to get underway its time for a quick review of the summer leagues and cup competitions.
There was no silverware this time round for any of the Leopards teams but it still was a good campaign overall. The start of the season saw an influx of new players who all made a big contribution and some made a rapid rise to the top and played a staring role for the A's.
Highlights included, the A's beating eventual league winners, Firebirds, in the first week and the Mens team battling out a very creditable draw against the Firebirds men. The performance of the season though goes to the Leopards Womens team who managed to finish joint second in their league.
The final placings for all Leopards teams can be found below, for the full list of results for the whole leagues then visit the Aberdeen Touch Website.
Round 2 of the cottish Touch Series took place in Aberdeen at the weekend and once again the Leopards were in action in the summer sun.
The draw so us in Group D with Wallace Monumentals (Sitrling), 6-Pack (Edinburgh) and Hoodlets. A good 2-1 win over Wallace Monumentals got us off to the perfect start and despite losing to 6 Pack in the next game we managed 4 really good scores in a 7-4 loss. A comfortable 6-1 win over Hoodlets saw us claim second place in the group.
Being in the top 8 of the KO stages meant a tough afternoon and although losing to both Meerkats and Superhands the team put in a hard shift and produced the score of the day in the 7-2 defeat by eventual winners Meerkats.
The final game of the day saw us taking on the Glasgow Lions and in a very close competitve game, in which we passed up several early chances to score, the match finished 2-2 and went to a drop off. We just had enough left in the tank to get the all important winning score to finish the day in 7th place.
It was a fine display from the Leopards and finishing in the top 8 was a great achievement. Well done to all that played.
Saturday saw round 1 of this years Scottish Touch Series in Stirling. The Leopards, with a team containing a lot of new players, came 15th. Special mention to Gareth Reid for being voted Mens MVP for the tournament. The full list of winners and placings can be found at the Stirling Touch website