Junior Report: Junior players set to benefit on and off the field at Silver Royd

Junior Report with Tomasz Chadwick
Junior Report with Tomasz Chadwick

I’m delighted to announce that for the first time in the Scarborough RUFC history, the club will now be offering free physiotherapy to all of our junior and senior players, both men and women.

Our physiotherapist; Michael Brown, is highly qualified with a BSc Hons in Sports Rehabilitation, MSc in Advanced Sport Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, and an MSc in Physiotherapy.

He’s incredibly passionate about his profession and the sport, and does a fantastic job with all of our playing members.

Director of Rugby Mike Holder said: “We want to cover as many players as possible, especially those who need attention and the marvellous thing is, is that it is open to all ages.”

The Michael Brown Injury Rehabilitation offers discounted rates for all members of the club too. For more details on this development please contact the club.

Following on with fixtures from last weekend, our under-15s side had their first outing in the Yorkshire Cup against a very strong team from Selby.

Following a heavy defeat the weekend before, our team was looking to bounce back to their winning ways in front of a large crowd at Silver Royd.

Playing on the first team pitch, a lesser team would struggle to handle the atmosphere but our young team played magnificently emerging victorious in a thrilling 24-21 win.

There were a number of players that deserved the man of the match award, but it takes a real team effort to respond after a set back and perform at a much higher level the week after.

It truly is a sign of champions and long may their cup run continue this season.

This coming Sunday will see our under-14s side in their first match in the Yorkshire Cup whilst our under -16s entertain a team from Hessle.

Our minis (under-sixes to under-12s) will also be training again this week after a successful trip to Driffield last weekend.

In other news, our senior women’s section “The Valkyries” had their first competitive tournament in Darlington on Sunday and won every single match, including the final, without conceding a single point.

I began coaching these ladies in July, and the progression they’ve made has been phenomenal, and something I have never witnessed before.

In three months, they have taken on board knowledge and techniques that take most players various years to understand.

Our ladies section continues to grow, with more than 20 girls now training regularly on Mondays and Thursdays. If you would like to take part in women’s rugby please get in touch with me.

The sky is the limit for this team and I see them being a very successful team in the future – and I don’t just mean in Yorkshire.

Tomorrow will see Yorkshire Carnegie face Rotheram Titans at Scarborough Rugby Club.

The event itself promises to be a huge occasion, with a few thousand spectators expecting to attend.

Tickets are selling very quickly, so please don’t miss out and call the club to confirm yours.

The fixture will be a fantastic way to showcase the sport and will be a brilliant spectacle for all of our aspiring sportsmen and women in the town.

There is an exciting week in store for myself and for the club, as we begin to hold our rugby festivals for all primary and secondary schools in the region.

The tournaments are designed to maximise playing time for all our younger players, offering invaluable match day experience to help with their progression.

If you would like to attend please feel free to come and watch on Monday and Tuesday. I have received fantastic support from Alex Grieve (Community Rugby Coach at the RFU) in setting up these events.

He has been a real help since his appointment and someone that is equally as passionate about promoting rugby and healthy lifestyles in our youth

Finally, I’d like to say a big thank you to all of the primary schools I’ve been working in over the last month, with a special thanks to Terry Ellis.

Terry works in a number of schools and has been incredibly fervent; delivering after-school rugby clubs for all the children he works with.

We had 31 minis at our under-six training session last week which is truly phenomenal.

I’m extremely confident this number will continue to grow the more schools I work in and as the season progresses.

But for now, it’s great to see the Active Youth Scheme having such a positive impact.