Weston mini’s and juniors play at Twickenham

PUBLISHED: 15:38 05 July 2017

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Weston Rugby Club’s juniors and minis travelled to Twickenham having won a national competition earlier in the year.

Having won a national competition, players from all of the mini’s and junior age groups at Weston Rugby Club travelled to Twickenham as guests of Old Mutual Wealth, sponsors of England Rugby.

On arrival, the group from Weston joined others from around the country in the Grand Slam suite. They were greeted by their hosts, ex-Bath and England prop, David Flatman, ex-Harlequins, England and British Lions winger, Ugo Monye and the current Saracens full-back and former Aviva Premiership player of the year, Alex Goode.

The group had the chance to chat to the stars, before boarding the England bus to enjoy the experience of arriving at Twickenham to be welcomed by their adoring fans. After changing in the England dressing room, they ran out onto the hallowed turf and stood, as their idols have done, to sing the national anthem.

There followed a training session with the RFU’s top kid’s coaches where many of those attending were able to say “I’ve scored a try at Twickenham.” Following the games, the players mounted the stairs and received medals for the day from David Flatman.

They were also able to pose with the Mutual Wealth Trophy, won by England recently in their match against the Barbarians.

There followed an opportunity to quiz the three former internationals on their life before, during and now after rugby in the media suite of the ground, before a barbeque on the side of the Twickenham pitch wrapped up the day.

If you are interested in bringing your child down to enjoy a great sport run by qualified RFU coaches with the emphasis being on having fun, please join us September 3 at Weston Rugby Club (next to the train station) from 10am when the club will be starting the new season. Please contact Gary Moore on 07811 446151 if you are interested.

There was a great turn out for the annual Weston Rugby Club summer barbecue to celebrate an excellent season.

Players from all age groups from the Under-6s to the first team all mixed together making the day a great success. The day also included a bouncy castle, sumo wrestling, cake stalls, tag rugby and rounders.

The emphasis for the minis and juniors at Weston is to enjoy playing the game with the importance on it being safe and fun. All coaches in each age group are qualified through the RFU which enables a consistent level of coaching throughout.

This year the senior team will be assisting in mentoring the age groups to allow them to aspire to play for many years to come. The game allows not only a chance to keep fit and play quality rugby, it also builds kids confidence both on and off the field and allows them to mix with other social groups outside school.

If you are interested in being part of the club, please feel free to contact Gary Moore on 07811 446151 for more information.

The registration day is on September 3 at the club (opposite Weston train station) for anyone who wants to ‘give it a go’ and see what the club has to offer. It is available for any girls/boys from five-years-old onwards.

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