Festivals were the order of the day for all our Mini teams over the past week. A massive day at Kings Park and Sandy Bay saw what Rugby can produce when all the clubs come together to celebrate this wonderful game.

These competition days are a huge undertaking and all the Coaches and parents who encourage our players to take part with such enthusiasm are to be congratulated.

Another aspect of these Festivals is as a way of measuring our development as a Club against other Clubs. It is also a way of implementing training in a competitive environment. I know many coaches were very pleased with the progress their teams are making as new elements of the game are introduced to the players.

Best of luck to our Richard Hawkes and Kim Lam U12 boys and girls teams who play their next Round of fixtures on December 12 which is a terrific way to head into the Christmas Break.

There are two opportunities for coaches and managers and parents to get involved further through the Tackle License and Coacharee courses which are coming up soon. If you wish to be involved the managers or Head Coaches of each team will have the information they can pass on. They are great courses and a good way to stay connected to the game at this level.

There will also be some news next week regarding Friday Evening training sessions for specific age groups. More to come on that in the days ahead.

All the best to all age groups for a great couple of weeks ahead

Yours in Rugby

Justin Carroll

Director of Rugby

Valley Fort RFC