Following the disrupted weekend of rugby due to the typhoon, teams were back on the pitches last week with some very impressive results.

A wonderful performance from the U16 girls who won their first game was perhaps the highlight of the week’s fixtures. This composite team is coming together nicely and with excellent coaching, they are beginning to show their talent. The U14 girls showed continued signs of improvement and are working hard on areas to improve and secure a winning performance this weekend.

It was a wonderful day at Happy Valley with all U16 and U18 boys teams playing some very physical and exciting rugby with a large number of spectators enjoying the afternoon’s action.

It was clear that the week we missed in training and last week’s game affected the younger teams with the U13 and U14 boys teams a little rusty and lacking in cohesion following the enforced break. They have worked hard this week at training to make up for lost time and I am confident they will put in strong performances against Sandy Bay this week.

I continue to encourage our coaching staff to maintain a focus on the core skills of the game as the teams expand on their playing structures. The style we want to play as a club is very dependent on a level of skill that enables the players to execute on the pitch effectively.

I wish all teams a positive and successful week of fixtures.

Enjoy the rugby

Justin Carroll

Director of Rugby

Valley Fort RFC