The Dragons had a great session on the beach. The sun was out, and fortunately so was the tide; but only just!
I was really impressed with the running, swerving and scoring.....just like Shane Williams!
The tag game at the end was really good with some fantastic tries from the boys.
We followed the rugby with a trip to Mumbles Rugby Club for free hot dogs. I hope this is something the kids enjoyed. We will do this again, but not every week, as I am conscious that you probably have other commitments.
I was really grateful for Nigel's help with the coaching. If any parents would like to do a Tag Rugby Coaching course please let me know.
See you on the beach next week,
Sunday, 19 September 2010
The Dragons had their first session on Caswell beach today. Everyone, players and coaches, had a great time despite the windy weather.
My highlight of the morning was William who ran the entire length of the pitch and sored a fantastic try.....in his own half! When he realised he ran all the way to the other end and scored again.
I have posted a few pictures of the session and will try and put the rest in a slide show at a later date.
I am sorry that I did not get the opportunity to talk with the parents. Next week you are welcome to join the other junior teams at the rugby club for hot dogs. We should have a bit more time for a chat then.
Please watch the blog for details of next weeks training.
Monday, 13 September 2010
Thursday, 2 September 2010
The new rugby season is here. I have been persuaded by John to be a coach for this years beach rugby. My old school games teacher, Mr Wyn Thomas, would find this most amusing!
I intend to start the beach rugby again mid way through September. This will give me time to recruit a few more players when school starts again.
Our team will be called the Mumbles Dragons.
Beach rugby is a great way for the under 6's to experience tag rugby in an amazing setting. We will play each Sunday on the beach at Caswell. Our training times will vary with the tides; watch the blog for details. Please give me a call if you are interested in joining us.
See you on the beach, Mark (01792 417185).
This year for the first time Mumbles Rugby club organised their first fun day to coincide with the Cracker 7's. The event was a great success.
The fun day took place in Underhill Park on 28 September.
Two of our players, David and Rhys, joined the 'Predators' (last years beach team) as they played their first match against Gowerton.
No one was really sure of the score but in the words of Grant Broad "rugby was the winner!"
I would like to thank Phil for refing and John for allowing our boys to join his team.
After the match both team met Ospreys stars Alun Wyn Jones and Jonathan Thomas. Their signed photos will make other envious in 'show and tell' when they return to school.