Great first year of rugby for Porthcawl RFC under-7s!

Saturday, 22 April 2017

By GEM Community Correspondent
in Rugby

What an amazing first season it has been for Porthcawl RFC under-7s rugby team!

We started our journey together during the summer last year when we held our pre-season training sessions. As Porthcawl RFC’s youngest team we had a very important job of giving the players their first experience of rugby and at the same time making it fun.

We had a very strong uptake with over 20 young players turning up every week. When the season got fully underway last September we had a busy fixture list with games on most Sunday mornings both at home and away and in all weather conditions!

We have visited rugby clubs across the Bridgend district and further afield such as Glynneath and Fairwater. The experiences of these games has been invaluable with a fantastic community spirit.

As coaches our main focus is always having fun while developing important skills, we follow the WRUs half a game initiative where all players play at least half a game.

During the season we linked closely with Ospreys in the Community and have been lucky enough to have been flag bearers on the pitch in three Ospreys games, two in the Liberty Stadium and more recently at the Principality Stadium – what an amazing experience for the team!

We are really looking forward to taking the players forward as the new Porthcawl RFC under-8s team next season.

We are currently looking to secure some sponsors for our new kit, if anyone is able to support us in any way, please get in touch.

A huge thank you must go to all the parents of our players for supporting them throughout the season!

Lloyd Rowe

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