Scarborough RUFC’s mini revolution

Some of the many Scarborough RUFC minis in action. Picture: Martin J Dowey
Some of the many Scarborough RUFC minis in action. Picture: Martin J Dowey
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Scarborough RUFC mini and junior chairman Nick Ingham feels that the youth set-up is integral for the Silver Royd club.

Fortunately that section of the club is flourishing at the moment, promising a bright future for the senior teams.

Ingham, who is also the under-eights coach, said: “The club’s long-term plans revolve around the participation of players at junior level.

“In five or 10 years time these players will be moving into senior rugby, but only if we can keep them playing the game of rugby.

“This is why we have invested in our YDO Tom Harrison, who has been working hard around the town.

“We do have plenty of players in most of the age-groups, but in the ones where we have been lacking Tom has been in schools recruiting.

“We are also encouraging girls to come down and try the sport. We had a senior girls training session earlier this week, but they can also come down to play in mini rugby.”

While many clubs have been forced to postpone training sessions in recent weeks due to the weather, Scarborough’s junior sections have still been going strong.

The former first team skipper added: “In recent weeks the weather has been poor, but Nigel Wilson has been doing a fantastic job in the sports hall, with around 100 kids having a great time.”