JUNIOR REPORT: Under-17s shine at Silver Royd in 20-7 win over Mosborough outfit

Junior Report with Scarborough RUFC's YDO Tomasz Chadwick
Junior Report with Scarborough RUFC's YDO Tomasz Chadwick

Last Sunday Scarborough RUFC played host to a number of fixtures designed to help develop the players in our Mini’s set up (under-sixes to under-12s).

Coaches, parents and children from Bridlington and Pocklington flocked to Silver Royd to take part in the occasion, and it was fantastic to witness.

Seeing our younger section begin their rugby journey was a real pleasure, and it was nice to see so many people down supporting each team.

For a young player it makes such a big difference to have that support, knowing every special moment he/she has, is one shared with their family.

I saw a great quote on a t-shirt this week I’d like to share with you, and it was this; “Some people wait their entire lives to meet their favourite player, I raised mine”.

One thing that was consistently mentioned to me as I walked around the pitches was how admirable the spirit was in which the game was played.

All opposition supporters were able to watch and chat, and players from all teams were very respectful to the referees and each other.

This is certainly something I’ve noticed with rugby in comparison to other sports for a number of years now and it’s definitely one of the main selling points to the sport.

As well as the minis fixtures, our under-17s took on a reasonably well drilled outfit from Mosborough and came away with a 20-7 win.

A very good defensive performance in the second half kept the opposition at bay, but our boys will need to improve their consistency for the full 80 minutes, if they’re to keep this winning momentum up in the league.

I’d like to again remind everyone in the region that we have a ‘Come and Try Saturday’ Rugby session for all ages 11-14, that may have an interest in taking up the sport. It doesn’t matter if you’re experienced, or if you’ve never played before.

All players are invited to attend a fun training session, before then having some free food and refreshments, following which they’ll be invited to watch the first team take on Malton & Norton at 3pm.

The session itself will start at 12:15pm and we’d love to have as many people there as possible.

This is also a final reminder that over the October Half Term there will be a Jacarandas Multi Skills Camp held at Scarborough Rugby Club.

Here children from the ages five-12 can take part in a number of skills, sports and activities for only £10 a day – 9am-3:30pm.

Please email tom.chadwick@scarboroughrugby.co.uk for more details and to book places.

Last week I picked up a shoulder injury while playing away at Hullensians, and this week has been a challenge, attempting to keep up my training in the gym knowing I don’t have use of that part of my body.

It reminded me that sometimes you have to think outside of the box in order to have success, and try things you may not have done before.

Just this week a paralysed man has been granted the ability to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord.

Darek Fidyka, who was paralyzed from the chest down in a knife attack in 2010, can now walk using a frame.

This, as well as being a euphoric human feat, is a perfect example of brilliant minds refusing to be beaten in their search for success, and finding a way to make the seemingly impossible – possible.

Every year huge breakthroughs are made in science, and if the minds fuelling these changes weren’t willing to think outside of the box, then these achievements wouldn’t be possible.

If you’re struggling to accomplish something, solve a problem, or keep on having setbacks, take a break from what you’re doing and come back to it at a different angle.

This is something I’m trying to do more, and it really is working wonders for me.

Thanks for reading

Tomasz