There are simply not enough words to describe the huge weekend for many of our mini teams last weekend. The incredible excitement taking part in the Stadium Showcase was obvious to all whom  were there. Our U10 – U12 boys and girls all took part in the Stadium Showdown Showcase where they competed well on the big stage. I hope and am sure lifelong memories were made. A massive thanks to our Head of Minis, Nick Carlsen, and everyone who assisted him for organising such a wonderful event for our players.

Sunday saw the contact Minis compete in the Richard Hawkes first Round for U12 Boys and Kim Lam Cup for U12 Girls with the remainder competing in Tigerfest with many games played across the day. All our teams will be better for the competition these events offer and will create a real focus for coaches in the training sessions ahead.

HKIS was again a buzz on Sunday morning although a little quieter with some teams away competing. The skill development and fun activities is impressive to see. I receive a number of requests each week for further resources for these coaches so they can continue to develop the groups under their care.

November 12th is the date where we are planning to start Friday evening training at HKIS. In the coming days registration forms online will be made available to all players coaches and families concerned. It is very important these are completed on time to gain access to the HKIS Campus for these training sessions so please keep an eye out and revert promptly.

Hope everyone has a great week.

Yours in Rugby,

Justin Carroll

Director of Rugby

Valley Fort RFC