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Tuesday, 29 September 2009


Gowerton play host to the mighty Vikings this Sunday! We will meet at their ground at around 10.30 for a 11.00 kick off. Click here for directions to the ground.

See you all Sunday.

Friday, 25 September 2009


In a bold move by Grant, he has secured us a match against the mighty Dunvant. This will be played at Broadacre. We will arrange to meet there at 10.30am for a kick off soon after. This fixture proved to be a great experience last year for the Wildcats.

Directions to Dunvant RFC can be found here.

See you all Sunday!

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Sunday 27th September

INTERNATIONAL TICKET UPDATE - You will need to be either a paid up playing or family member of Mumbles R.F.C. to obtain tickets throught the club. Membership of the Vikings team covers an U7's Player's Membership and also includes a discounted Family Membership to Mumbles R.F.C. If you have already paid your Vikings Membership please see me to obtain your membership book with Membership number so that you can then present it at the club on request. The membership book also contains all the 6 Nations Draw vouchers if the clubhouse 'bar list' is oversubscribed.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

International Rugby Tickets

All parents of registered Mumbles Junior Players enjoy 'Family Membership' of the club. This entitles you to, amongst other things, apply for International Tickets from the club's allocation. The procedure is simple. The club buys tickets in advance (around August for the Autumn Internationals and a bit later for the 6 Nations). If you want to buy a ticket, you must write your name and "Under 7s" (or whatever junior team you are involved with) and your phone number on the list that is put up on the message board wall of the downstairs bar in the clubhouse. The message board is found on the wall just facing the bar itself (in between the main room and the small adjoining room on the left). There is a list for each match. If the game is not over subscribed, you will then be allocated a ticket and can pay for it at the bar. If the list is over subscribed you will be entered in a lottery.

From recent experience, many Autumn International tickets are not highly subscribed so you would stand a very good chance of getting one. For the 6 nations of course there is much more demand.

Lists are up NOW for New Zealand (7th November), Australia (28th November) and Argentina (21st November, the cheaper option this Autumn).

Tuesday, 15 September 2009


Penclawdd don't have an U7's, so hope to see you for training at the park instead. Please can you provide player's chest sizes to Rhian or myself for the ordering of kit. Membership fees are also due if you haven't already set up a £3.50 p.c.m. Standing Order or submitted a Cheque for £42.00. If you choose the Direct Debit / Standing order option, please use player's name as a reference for identificaiton. Alternatively please submit any cash in a sealed envelope with the player's name written on front.

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Match Report - Morriston

On a glorious Sunday morning, the Vikings showed what they are capable of. There were visible improvements from all players. The tagging, running, passing and defensive skills were excellent. It was a close game, the result not important, the performance was superb. Well done everyone!

With the glorious weather, it wasn't a real surprise that there were only a few of the team back at the club. As promised, Grant and I had to polish off the remaining hot-dogs, with Grant victorious this week, 6 hot-dogs to 5. Well done Grant!

Hopefully, as the season progresses we will see more of you at either the rugby club, or cricket club post match.

Details for next week to follow.

Saturday, 12 September 2009


A long standing tradition after Rugby matches (that we would like to see continue with the Mumbles Vikings) is to accompany our opponents for some post match refreshment (a quick squash and a hot dog), and if you are still feeling up to it after that, an in depth analysis of some of the finer points of the game that day! This week we are acting as hosts, and all Vikings and opponents are warmly welcomed back to the M.R.F.C. Clubhouse. (Please refer to main club website for it's location). Any unclaimed hot dogs will have to be eaten by Matthew and myself, so if you could use the comment button to indicate if you will NOT be able to attend from week to week (preferably before Saturday when I aim to buy the food) it would greatly assist in maintaining our svelt waistlines! Don't forget membership fees are due this week, and an indication of player's chest sizes are also needed for the ordering of kit. Hope to see you Sunday at Bishopston 0930hrs and then after the match at the Rugby Club.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Game(s) this Sunday!

Meet at Bishopston Comprehensive School for games against Morriston and Aberavon Green Stars. If we aim to meet at 9.30 we should then have two games against our illustrious opponents at around 10.00.

See you all bright and early Sunday morning!

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Skewen match report

After a long wait, the Mumbles Vikings finally made their debuts on the rugby pitch. We faced a stern test against Skewen who could only field 5 U7 players. Therefore we faced a team that contained 7 players who already had a years tag rugby experience under their velcro belts!

The team gave a very good account of themselves. The tagging, passing and try scoring aspects were all very, very encouraging. As confidence builds, we can expect more of the same, there are signs of the team developing into a really good outfit.

Thanks go to Skewen for providing us with a warm welcome and the after match hospitalities!

More details of the arrangements for next Sunday to follow later this week.

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Skewen Match directions

First match of the season (assuming it stops raining) is at our old friends Skewen.Meet at the ground at 10:20 for an 11:00 start. We will have a light training session before our game. It takes about 25 minutes to get there from Mumbles. Directions to Skewen rugby club can be found by clicking here. The ground is at Tennant Park (SA10 6HU) on the way to Neath. I think the best way to is all the way along Oystermouth Road and cross the river turning up towards Llansamlet (A217). Carry on to Llansamlet and turn right onto the A48 (towards the M4). When you get to the roundabout for the M4, take the exit to Skewen (4th exit A4230), after about a mile, take a right turn into Christopher Road, take the second right into Coombes road and then straightish on towards Charles Street. The club and playing fields will be in front of you. (Assuming you negotiate the one-way system successfully). The club website is here.

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Skewen - this Sunday 6th September

Details to follow. We are still negotiating our kick off time with Skewen, directions and more details will be posted asap.

Great turn out for the first session of the season down at the park last Sunday. We were really impressed with all the players attitudes and wilingness to listen to instruction. Bodes well for the future!