New YDO Cartwright can’t wait to get into action at Scarborough RUFC

The return of rugby is edging ever closer at Silver Royd following the RFU’s most recent announcement.

Thursday, 3rd September 2020, 11:57 am
Updated Thursday, 3rd September 2020, 12:00 pm
RARING TO GO: Scarborough RUFC’s new youth development officer Charlie Cartwright can’t wait to get back into action

Stage D on the Return to Rugby Roadmap is due to begin this week and Scarborough RUFC’s new youth development officer Charlie Cartwright is keen to get players back up at the club.

“Following the RFU’s announcement it gives us chance to get the youngsters back up to the club and enjoying rugby again,” he told The Scarborough News.

“Training will include minimal contact in groups of six, tackling below the hip, no scrums or mauls and hopefully by the end of the week we will have Under-13s through to Under-17’s back training.

“From September 13 it’ll be Under-10s, Under-11s and Under-12s returning to training and then a staggered return to rugby will be in place throughout the remainder of the month.”

Cartwright is keen to keep playing numbers high and make the sessions as exciting and engaging as possible for the players returning.

He added: “We were extremely fortunate to have Tosh (Askew) down at training to take the Under-14s and he showed an exciting session which can be implemented across the board.

“It’s vital that all the coaches ensure that our players are enjoying themselves and having months off sport, we wouldn’t want them to return to a strict structure.”

The YDO was also keen to outline the protocols and changes that are in place at the club to keep everyone safe and healthy.

“All changing room facilities are currently closed and the club has a strict one-way system which players must follow when arriving and leaving the club,” he added.

“For any parents who are wanting to stay and watch, they must stand on level one (behind the stand) and then collect their child at the side gate next to the clubhouse.

“I’m looking forward to seeing everyone back up at the club and to have a look at the talent we have on offer here at Silver Royd and see everyone smiling and enjoying it.”