Sunday, 15 May 2011

Well that's it. The end of the first season for the Dragons.

We had a our last training session of the season on Caswell beach. We all had fun playing bulldogs, relay races with the parents and finished with a game of tag rugby.

I have a number of people that I need to thank.

Thank you Dexter, Rhidian and Will for the present.

Thank you Dylan for your help.

Thank you Grant for helping us get started, for the T-Shirt and for the cash from shirt sales.

A big thank you to Nigel for helping me throughout the season. I would have been lost without you!

Finally thank you, the parents, for supporting your kids rain and shine.

I hope the kids had fun, I know that we did!

See you on the grass in a few months!

Mark, Grant and Nigel.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

The Dragons played their first game against another club today. They played against Gwernyfed RFC Under 6's in Underhill Park. We then mixed with the visiting team and the Predators for another game.

I was really impressed with the Dragons they got stuck in and enjoyed themselves. That's really impressive especially when playing against bigger boys.

If anyone has photos please send them to me and I will put them on the blog.

I hope you will join us next week for our last training session. I need to collect the jerseys at the end of the session so please make sure the kids wear a T-Shirt under their jerseys.

See you on the beach,


End of Season Newsletter

Last training session
The end of the season is almost with us. Our last training session will be at 10:30 on 15 May at Caswell.

What happens next year?
If your child will be 6+ years old on 1 September 2011 they will stay with the Dragons and start playing against other teams. If they are under 6 they can stay on the beach for another year.
The first event for everyone will be the Rugby Fun day on the ‘Cracker 7’s’ weekend. This will take place on Saturday 27 August in Underhill Park.

Welsh Rugby Union Registration
The Dragons (players over 6) need to register with the Welsh Rugby Union before they can play next year. This registration also covers personal injury insurance. We will be handing out registration cards. Please complete these, with photographs, and return them to Mark as soon as possible.

Who will the Dragons play?
We will play against other under 7’s teams in the Swansea and Gower area. The club also hosts touring sides from all over the UK. The Dragons first game next year is against South Gower (away!) on 4 September. The provisional fixture list is enclosed. All our home games will be held at Bishopston.

The Dragons have a new blog page:

For beach players the blog address remains un-changed:

The Dragons will continue to use the ‘Teamer’ web site to send you text messages about events.

Are you able to help next year?
We are looking for volunteers to run the beach rugby next year.
Nigel and I would also appreciate help with the Dragons.

If you would like to help with coaching please let Mark know. Mumbles Rugby Club will pay for you to do a tag leaders course. The courses are run by the Ospreys development officer. They are good fun and very informative. These courses are suitable for complete rugby novices. At this age it’s all about having fun.

Thank You!
I hope that your kids have enjoyed the rugby and will continue to play next year. I was really apprehensive about becoming a coach but have really enjoyed it.

Looking back at the photographs on the blog confirms just how much passion and effort the Dragons put into their playing............when they weren’t building sand castles!