Monday, 30 March 2009

Sponsorship and help for next years beach team

We have come to that time when we are thinking about next year. Many of the older junior club teams have kit sponsors. This involves kind donations from establishments helping towards the cost of a kit for the Mumbles Vikings for next year. Obviously the more sponsorship we can get, the more kit items we are able to supply to the boys in the team. If you or if you know of anyone who may be in a position to help with this for next season please speak to Grant at the beach and he will be able to provide more details.

We have also had some parents asking about coaching for next season at the beach for the next team coming through the age groups. All current coaches for the Vikings will be moving from the beach to the park for Sunday morning tag rugby. Therefore the new beach rugby team for next year is in need of some coaches. We have one Dad say he is keen to get involved but due to work commitments is unable to "front" the coaching team.

Obviously, the people who decide to give it a go will not be alone, they can draw upon the expert knowledge of Grant and also have the opportunity to go on Osprey run coaching courses to help with ideas to keep the team entertained for an hour on the beach!

Again, if you know of anyone or if you have a son/daughter who is the right age for next year and want to get involved please speak to Grant, Lee or Matthew (or email at the beach so we can help get you started.

Saturday, 28 March 2009

Great Session today - despite the weather!

I think it is safe to say that all boys have progressed really well this term. Thinking back to the standard we had when we first started, all boys have moved on and are beginning to understand the game of rugby. It is really good to see them enjoying the experience, which hopefully will keep them interested for the rest of their lives!

There will be no session next week due to some of the coaches going on a camping trip! I shall let you decide which one is Grant, and which is Matthew.

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Training this week, and news of our first fixture!

As we are nearing the end of the rugby season, we are beginning to think of introducing the boys into a full tag game situation. The next age group up from our team is the Mumbles Wildcats. They have invited us to Underhill Park for a tag tournament. The dates for this will be sometime in May, hopefully we can choose a sunny Saturday or Sunday morning for the game. The idea is that we will split up into 3 mixed teams and everyone will play each other to get an idea of what is in store for next season.

We will hold a session from 9.30 this saturday at the beach, there is a high tide at around 7 am but hopefully there will be enough sand for us to have a run on at our usual time.

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Session 9.30 at the beach 21st March

In preparation for an afternoon / early evening televisual feast of rugby, we will have a session at the beach at the usual time.

See you all then!

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Training Saturday 14th March

The Sea seems to be against us regularly this year! Full tide at about 8.30 - quite a high one too. With the weather forecast not looking to promising either we have decided to call off the training for the team this week.

One or two have asked if we could train on Underhill but there isn't much to be learned playing tag rugby in a bog. The boys have a great introduction to rugby and there is no need to put them off in the wind and rain.

Enjoy your lie in!

Predictions for the 6 Nations games;

Italy 6 Wales 21
Scotland 12 Ireland 15
England 3 France 21 (Sorry Scott!)

Monday, 2 March 2009

Sring has Sprung - training at the beach this Saturday

Hopefully, we will be able to feel the warmth of the early spring sunshine on our backs this Saturday. Meet at 9.30 at Caswell for training this week.

See you all there.