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Saturday, 30 April 2011

Plans for tomorrow

Just to clarify a few things for tomorrow.

We have about 20 boys going, and a 50 seater coach, so there will be guaranteed room for 1 supporter. Given our usual turnouts, then we'll have place for most people who want to bring 2 supporters if you want. Best to confirm with Mike (07846 334 962) if 2 parents are coming so I can keep an eye on numbers.

The price is £20 per payer. That's it. Supporters come free. And it includes travel and lasertag. We do spoil you don't we? It does not include food after Lasertag. We will have hotdogs at Cowbridge, but I suggest bringing a picnic to keep us all going.

We have a few places (6 or 7) at Lasertag for parents to join in if they want to. Let Mike know if you are up for it and bring some rough clothes and shoes. We will ask if we can tag parents in and out if lots of you really want a crack at the boys.

Meet the coach at 9:30 outside Mumbles Rugby Club.

We will be home by 17:30.

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Easter Weekend

No training this week sorry - the weather has been just too good!

Plenty of things happening at Mumbles RFC this weekend. Our LASERTAG TOUR ON SUNDAY of course. (Meet coach 9:30 at Club, details below). But here's some more events at your club that you might be interested in coming along to...

Thursday: Mumbles Under 15's host French visiting team. KO 6pm Underhill

Friday: THE CONTENDERS at the clubhouse celebrating the royal wedding. Free entry from 8pm.

Saturday: To celebrate Mumbles RFC 1st team final home game of the season a full programme of events has been organised at Underhill. There will be BBQs, Beer Tents and more - the ideal way to spend your Bank Holiday Saturday in the sun!
12:00 Under 14s play a touring side from Nottingham
13:00 The Youth play South Gower
14.30 the senior first team then take on Crymych in a top of the table clash. Both teams can still win the league and Mumbles will be looking for a monumental effort to beat Crymych in front of a healthy home crowd.

Sunday: Cowbridge and Lasertag Jolly

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

End of season laser tag and Cowbridge!

We have a great turn out for Sunday. Here is the plan...

Meet at Mumbles Rugby Club at 9:30. We are travelling by coach.
Arrival at Cowbridge RFC approx 10:30.
Match vs Cowbridge at 11:00
Hotdogs at Cowbridge RFC 12:00. Leave 13:30.
LaserTag (very close to Cowbridge) 14:00 - 16:00.
Return to Mumbles by 17:30.

Cost is £20 per player. Please bring cash on the day.
There will be an option for food (chips etc) after lasertag, but alternatively you can bring snacks for the whole day, as we will not be arriving back home late.
Please bring a change of clothes (track suit etc) as boys can be muddy after lasertag and won't be allowed back on the bus!

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Easter Break

A well earned rest for the Wildcats over Easter. No training this Wednesday (20th) and no rugby on Easter Sunday. We will try to get back together next week for a session before our Cowbridge trip on the 1st May. We have a great turn out for the lasertag so it is a day to look forward to.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Lucton Report

Well done to all the Lucton travellers on an inspiring performance today. It was a long way, it was hot, the rules were new, the opposition was tough but you have done Mumbles proud.

Playing English rules, with full rucking and mauling was always going to be tough and the lads struggled in the first match against Stourbridge, losing 1 - 3. It looked like it would be a long and hard day ahead, but it proved to be their only loss of the whole day, with Stourbridge ending up as eventual winners. The boys improved with every match, and after superb performances against Lucton, Pentyrch and Hereford, Mumbles finished second in their group and entered the Cup knock out for the top 4 teams. The highlight of the day was the semi final against the other group winners, Gwernyfed. A very strong and big side, Gwernyfed took a 2-0 lead in the first half. But Mumbles didn't lose heart, and dominated the second half. A great game ended 2-2. With no extra time, the Wildcats lost out on a place in the Cup final on tries scored in the group stages. A great disappointment, as the boys were dying for another crack at Stourbridge now that they had started to understand the rules. A bittersweet ending was helped by a very complimentary Gwernyfed outfit. We were pleased to see the sporting scenes between the teams at the end and we will be able to renew the competition when Gwernyfed come to Mumbles on tour on 7th May.

Well done everyone - you could not have given more.

Friday, 15 April 2011

Lucton Travel Plans

We have a squad of 10 for Lucton (it is 9 a side in England). Here are the travel plans - please txt me if there are any last minute changes (07846 334 962).

Meet at the Car Park by the beach (and Ashleigh Road golf course) at the lights on Mumbles Road at bottom of sketty lane at 08:20. We will leave in Convoy at 08:30.

Our destination is Luctonians Sports Club. The postcode for satnav is HR6 9SB. We will drive up through Brecon towards Leominster. The club is in Kingsland.

Car Sharing plan is:
Matt + Cam/Mike/Mike
Ian + Sam/Arthur/Mike/Tom
Cathy + Luca/Tom R
Helen's sister + Helen/Dylan
Caryn + Ethan/Luke/Nita
Tal + Lloyd/Hergeet/Harry
Martin + Dunc

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

No Training Wednesday

Coaches are unavailable this Wednesday. So no training. We will try and get the Lucton squad together at some point just to go over the different rules.

We have a break from games over the next couple of weeks, but we will try and fit in some training over the Easter to keep the lads busy (on Wednesdays, time to be confirmed).

We are going to car share for Lucton, as we have a small squad and it is not worth getting the coach. I will be contacting the team over the next couple of days just to confirm who is going with whom.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Farnham Visit

A real advert for rugby this weekend. Well organised by South Gower, and with lovely visitors from Farnham. Chatting with the coaches, they were incredibly complimentary about 2 things: the standard of rugby was much higher than they expected, and the sporting behaviour on and off the pitch from players and parents was fantastic. This is exactly what end of season junior rugby events should be all about. Thanks go to our hosts, the weather, the visitors and everyone who took part.

This week - keep an eye out for Lucton Travel plans.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Details for the SATURDAY games

Some details for those coming to play Farnham at South Gower this Saturday. Meet at 9:00 prompt. We should be finished by 12:00.

Parking: as you know it is always busy at South Gower, and for this event they have had to close the small car park at the ground. Unless you are very early, we expect that most easy parking around the ground will be taken. South Gower have been warned that parking attendants will be there, so be careful. We suggest that you share cars and drive up to the top of the lane (by the shops) and drop off the passengers then find a parking spot - Bishopston Primary School will be opening its car park for the day if you can't find anywhere else.

Directions to South Gower playing fields HERE. Down Pwll Du Lane, just passed the Post office on the corner of Bishopston Road and Pyle Road.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Up Coming Events

Many apologies for this morning. We did not get cancellation until gone 9:30. In the end our training game proved as competitive as any we have had this season. There was some superb passing on display, and commitment from everyone. It was also great to see the lads rub shoulders with 3 of the u11 Crusaders who also had a very late cancellation and happily joined in the action.

The season is drawing to a close and we have some really interesting events coming up. Please put them in your diaries. Don't worry if you can't make all these events, however I would like to highlight Sunday MAY 1st as our end of season fun day - where we hope to get as many of the boys together as possible. Also please try and use teamer for all events, so we know how many boys to expect.

Next Saturday, we play Farnham at South Gower. The time table is as follows. (Players are invited to all matches - or can do early / later games if they have other commitments).

Meet SG at 9:00
9:30 Mumbles vs Farnham 2
10:30 Mumbles vs Farnham 1
11:30 Mumbles vs Farnham 4

Sunday 17th April. LUCTON TOURNAMENT. Meet coach at Mumbles rugby club at 08:00. 2 Hour trip to Lucton (near Ludlow). Expected return at 18:30. Expected cost £20 per player. Please let us know if you intend to travel separately to the coach.

Sunday 24th April - Day off!

Sunday 1st May - End of season fun day. Cowbridge day out and laser tag event.

Saturday 7th May - Hosting Gwernyfed at Underhill Park. Rugby in the morning, starting at 10:00. BBQ for lunch.

That will be the end of weekend rugby. Wednesday training, and summer multi-sports (ragga anyone?) will continue throughout May and June at 4:30 Underhill Park.

Any questions - see you at training on Wednesdays.