It was absolutely fantastic to see so many youngsters and their parents this evening for our first Mini Tag Rugby Taster Sessions. The sessions are being run by our coach Rich Whincup who was ably assisted with Coach Steve Jones as well the entire U14 team – great job lads well done!
We are hoping to introduce U6 and U7 teams this September and are currently looking to recruit new coaches who would like to join us and help coach our new recruits. If you are interested in joining us and becoming an U6 and U7 coach then please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Look forward to seeing everyone again next week.
Congratulations to Ben Peters who was selected to play for Gloucester U18’s against Leicester last Saturday and who was on the winning team beating Leicester 15-18 for the first time in 3 years.
Ben had played for Tewkesbury RFC since he was 11 and had been playing in our U16s before joining Gloucester Academy. What a great achievement for Ben and for us as a club we couldn’t be prouder to see players that we have nurtured move to the next stage of their rugby career, and Ben is quick to recognise and credit the support he had from the club and our coach “Crommie” in developing his playing skills as well as his primary school teacher Andy Green (John Moore Primary) who got Ben into playing rugby. Well done Ben.
Following the resignation of Geoff Sallis as Honorary Secretary we are pleased to announce that Mark Woodham has agreed to step in as Interim Honorary Secretary to the Management Committee until the AGM in May.
If you are interested in finding out more about this role please email us for a job description at email@example.com. Applications close 30 April.
Our club is built around volunteers, so it’s great to see some of our U14’s volunteering as part of their Duke of Edinburgh award. They have been joining our U9, U10 and U11 coaches on a Sunday morning to work towards their Bronze and Gold awards in the Volunteering Service section which has 4 sections to complete e.g volunteering, physical/recreation, skill and expedition. Taking part in rugby coaching not only covers the volunteering and physical parts but also helps develop new skills. Thank you to Jack, Toby, Ben and Thomas for some great work.