I was delighted to learn of this fantastic new idea in our community club just after Christmas. It is the culmination of much background work, research and collaboration with the representative bodies in rugby, North and South.
The first training session for any interested young men and women aged 7-16 years will take place on Sunday 26th January 2014 at 12 noon. As it is a brand new idea within the club, the first few sessions will be a learning process for all as the organisers see what ages, abilities and potential players turn up! The organisers tell me that they have no criteria for special needs, just any child who feels they may not be able for a mainstream group through physical, intellectual, or sensory issues.
As manager of the Under 10’s Team in the club’s mini rugby, I really look forward to being on the sidelines for the first session and cheering and welcoming our new players on.
Well done to all involved!