As we all witnessed this morning, sometimes it can be a very difficult task being a referee. Currently if it wasn't for Mike, we wouldn't have a qualified person to ref the matches, this is something everyone needs to remember.
At the level the Wildcats are playing it would be feasible for the ref to blow his whistle for around 90% time around the tackle area. This is because the game has so many areas the plyers need to become familar with. It is important that players and spectators understand that the development of teams would be curtailed if the referee was "whistle happy". Striking a balance between the two teams has to be the key for all stakeholders, players, spectators and coaches alike. This is something I believe Mike does particularly well.
For those interested, the WRU publication, Rugby Pathway; Minis to Millenium can be downladed here. http://www.wru.co.uk/downloads/WRU-PDF-Games-Pathway_Booklet.pdf It shows the stages of development and rules with which we play.
As usual, all players today showed commitment and desire. Everyone can be very pleased with their contribution towards a successful morning for the Wildcats. Training Friday, onwards and upwards.
Friday, 24 February 2012
2 matches at Bishopston. Please arrive at the correct time to allow some warm up and to avoid hanging around.
Meet 10:00. vs Loughor (ko 10:30): Josh, Owen, Kieran, Luca, Cam, Fin, Dunc, Ethan, Lloyd, Dylan
Meet 10:45 vs Skewen (ko 11:15): Myles, Jack, Harry, TTS, Tom H, Arthur, Sam, Neil, Tom R, Jacob
Thursday, 23 February 2012
Please respond to the Teamer Invite ASAP, as we need to book the coach (as availability on that weekend is limited). We can answer any question on the weekend, at training or at the matches on Sunday. But please try and reply to the invitation by Sunday evening. Here are the basic details:
Sunday May 6th (the bank holiday weekend)
08:30 Coach from clubhouse
11:00 Match vs Narberth
13:30 Afternoon in Heatherton Activity Park
18:00 Pub Meal near Carmarthen
20:30 Return to Mumbles
The cost will be in the region of £25 per player. This will include travel, entry to Heatherton (a set of activity tokens), and food at the pub. Travel for supporters (parents / sibs) will also be included, but food / activities for supporters will be pay as you go.
Our end of season events have always been great fun, so we hope you can all make it. Narberth are sure to offer a lovely welcome and Heatherton is really great for this age group. Please reply to teamer by Sunday evening, and also let Mike know how many supporters are likely to come on the coach (so we know the size of the bus to book), txt to: 07846 334 962.
Monday, 20 February 2012
Training on Friday at Underhill, 4:30.
We have a nice run in towards the end of the season with lots of matches to look forward to and most of them at Bishopston.
This Sunday there are 2 full games. Skewen and Loughor. We will pick a team for each and send the teamers out later in the week.
Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Thursday, 9 February 2012
It was a total mudbath on Friday night, and very cold. So with low temperatures expected over Saturday night and no scheduled match we think it is better to call off the rugby now so everyone can make other plans. We hope to be back to normal next week if it warms up a bit.
End of season date for the diary - Sunday of first bank holiday in May (6th). Wildcats Jolly Boys' Outing. Details for the annual beano to follow.
Thursday, 2 February 2012
Game on at FALL BAY. Meet 10:30 AT FALL BAY (scurlage
Arthur, Sam, Owen, Josh, Cam, Ethan, Lloyd, Dunc, Luca
Friday Training is OFF. The pitch is frozen solid and yesterday it did not defrost at all during the day. Best make the early call and cancel.
This is the team for Sunday. The way it is going there is a good chance of cancellation, so please keep an eye on blog. Some of the weather forecasts are predicting rain on Saturday, which might well soften up the ground, in which case the game should be on. Still, we are keeping this to small numbers for obvious reasons.... Fall Bay Team (if it warms up a bit)....Arthur, Ike, Dylan, Owen, Josh, Cam, Ethan, Lloyd, Dunc, Luca.