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Sunday, 31 January 2010

Training Cancelled 31/01/10

Our old friend Jack Frost has been up to his old tricks once again and convinced the ground staff at Underhill that the surface is not safe to be played upon. Fingers crossed for mild dry weather for the rest of the season.

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Sunday 31st Jan' training at Underhill (by swings)

Training 10.30 am at Underhill Park (next to the childrens play area / swings over otherside of the hedge away from the main car park). Hot Dogs at rugby club afterwards.

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

How can you assist?

Your many offers of support and assistance are gratefully welcome.

LOTTERY - The first junior section weekly lotto tickets will be on sale for £1 pitchside this Sunday 31st with the inaugral draw at the Rugby Club at 1pm. I will be looking for volunteers (parents of the captains each week?) to please share the burden of selling these tickets around the park during the session, so please don't be shy in 'shaking the bucket' together for a couple of laps of the pitch. If there are any budding Alan Sugar apprentices out there who also fancy the challenge of taking more tickets away to sell through the week, then the proceeds and the completed tickets must be returned by the vendor to the rugby club by 1pm the following Sunday. (i.e. please don't bring proceeds to myself the following Sunday, since we may be playing away that week or have made other plans).

TRAINING - I will be trying to plan more sessions into smaller groups to benefit the players and include more parents in a supervisory capacity, so please bring your old shoes or boots!

CATERING - Claire Rees has already kindly organised a rota for hosting pre-organised home matches, (usually at the Cricket Club when all teams are at home at once). When we have an impromptu game or training at home though, (usually when the other teams are playing away at a club with no U7's) then we will return to the rugby club. No food is required to be purchased for the rugby club, but it would help if the first back to the club could empty a tin of 50 hot dogs into a pan to warm - just ask Julie or Skinny for any assistance (e.g. opening the tin with the contraption in the kitchen!). I will be as quick as I can bringing the bread rolls!

Gowerton Match Report

Thanks go to Gowerton for bringing enough players (and a spare ref)and to both our Dads Gareth Jenkins and Tim Ward for their assistance to enable two full games to be played simultaneously. Given the monsoon conditions in November, the frost through December, and the snow in January preventing regular rugby sessions of late, I think we can forgive a little rustiness from us on Sunday. This was more than made up for by a great effort all round however. Following some aftermatch reports, I have checked and there is nothing to say that a penalty should be given for not carrying the ball in two hands (although it is a coaching aspiration). Whilst it may be confusing for the players, it should nonetheless serve as an important lesson for them in the future to think on their feet and adapt to play by the laws by which the ref abides without dissent - (even if they feel he is wrong). I can guarantee that there will be many more instances through their playing of the game!

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Sunday 24th January

We are hosting Gowerton RFC at Bishopston. Meet at 10.30am with KO at 11.00am. Hot dogs at Rugby Club 12.00-12.30pm.

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Sunday 17th January 2010

Training is at Underhill Park this week (10.30am) with hot dogs at the Rugby Club afterwards (12pm - 12.30pm).

(If you are double checking this morning it is confirmed as on.)

Friday, 8 January 2010

It off!

Unfortunately the early January tropical heatwave that was heading to Morriston RFC is now not heading there.

Sadly, once again, there will be no rugby this Sunday.

Thursday, 7 January 2010

I'd get the sledge out this weekend

With current arctic conditions forecast to continue this weekend it seems highly unlikely that any rugby will be playable. Check the blog again Friday night though, as there is an outside possibility that Morriston might buck the national trend and be hit by a freak tropical warm front to confirm that an away game is on.

Saturday, 2 January 2010


With further sub zero weather forecast for this Sunday, rugby has been cancelled.