Monday, 17 October 2016

New Season and a bit of Chat!

Welcome to the first instalment of “Chairman’s Chat” or Chairman’s “Tat” depending on your point of view!

These monthly round ups are designed to keep all members informed on what’s going on in the Minis and juniors and what we aim to achieve –
Firstly welcome to all new members it’s great to have you along for what promises to be another season of building on the great achievements’ made in the last 

We have good numbers up to and including U12s – unfortunately we just haven’t managed to sustain our u13s to u16s so for this season we need to focus on the groups we have- making sure we retain them and bring them through the Juniors section staying together as a team to be ready for playing for Tor senior squads ...these guys are the future of Tor rugby club

U11s and U12s
Great progress has been made on the training pitch which the under 11s put into practice in their first match –dominating upfront in a recent encounter with Wells U11s but not quite having the edge in  the final attack..This was worked on this weekend and these guys will be fully prepared for the Cheddar match- as a club we want to engage this group(u12s and u11s) as much as possible and like I said above retain them through the ranks to senior squads- that includes Mums and Dads being part of the club! So ideas please trips away, tours, visits’ to premiership clubs and the like – the club will do everything it can to provide these or make them more accessible - but as ever a volunteer to help organise these things won’t go amiss!

U9s and U10S
Wow! Numbers in the U9s keep going up! Seems they like the idea of full contact for the first time ! The under 10s are now fully contesting for the ball at rucks and mauls – some great determination being displayed in training –roll on their first match again at Cheddar.

U7sand U8s
Numbers again in these groups are well up- keeping “ Big Jim”  busy getting them ready for the challenge of full contact in the 9s and 10s –again these guys will have their first matches next week at Cheddar

U5s and U6s  
I spent a while watching them this weekend..What can I say organised mayhem! Christian, Stuart and his team doing a brilliant job with these guys –constantly running active and engaged throughout the session – and the noise! Lots of smiles laughing fun and different “rugby ball”games !

Girls squad
We are very keen to have girls in all age groups- when they reach U12s they are no longer permitted to play in mixed teams- so this week I got all the girls together from the U9s upwards including the u13s girls that have stuck with us..the idea being these girls will go on to form Tor Ladies squad in the future, this week’s session was about getting together and having a bit of a fun game for the last ½ hour of normal training -oh and letting Isabelle demonstrate her awesome tackling ability that has stopped many a boy in their tracks! Next home training session we will concentrate more on the age groups  with the older girls acting as mentors -again this will be  for the last half hour of “normal” squad training ..Parents please spread the word that we welcome girls of all ages and abilities 
Girls in action ..

Other stuff-
“Grown ups” Christmas party! – it’s about time the parents had some fun at the club so we have a planned a party with food and disco and everything! - very grown up !!?
 Parents Christmas Party, Friday 2nd Dec, 8 till late, disco and hog roast. £10 a ticket or £15 for two!
Help raise a couple of quid for the kids and have fun doing it.
Tickets on sale NOW – please get in touch or via face book or on a Sunday see your coach!

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