Saturday, June 30, 2007

Rugby Stars!

Byron has always been a massive Rugby fan.

When he heard that a couple of local dads were bringing their sons to play in a local Rugby Union team he decided to go along and watch a match. He thought Gareth might want to join up because his friend Tommy was playing. Gar was not that bothered but the girls said they would love to play. Rhiannon in particular was fired up with enthusiasm.

Normally there is a practise session on a Tuesday night but this weeks was called off because of a waterlogged pitch. Rhiannon was tying her laces at the front door when the phone call came through and she was gutted.

This morning we all wrapped up bright and early to go watch again. We weren't sure if the girls would be allowed to play without ever having been to a training session. As soon as we got there they were offered a team rugby shirt from the pile and were rushed out on the pitch to practise passing etc.

There were about 10 of them in the team with 7 allowed on the field at any one time. The game was against another mixed team called the "Dragons" I am sure there must be a Welsh connection there somewhere!

Some of the girls were so strong and fast. One was called Rhiannon too. It took me a while to realise that the parents in the other team weren't calling for our Rhiannon!

The girls had a fantastic time. They both got a good amount of time on the pitch and played their skinny little hearts out!

I think Byron had the best day in ages too!

Roll on next week....

2 comments - click here to leave your comment:

  1. Well done girls, looking forward to watching you play

  2. glad to see all having fun, please make sure this is just for fun as cauliflower ears may affect dating later in life! Not sure about girls with odd shaped balls???!!
    Love Cathy