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Season 2017-18

1 year ago By Ian Barrett

Looking Forward to next season.

The Under 16's section of the Rockcliff RFC website is now up, running and fully up to date.
This includes all fixtures and players.

Many thanks to everyone involved last season: Supporters, Parents, Coaches, Sponsors and most of all, the Players.
The spirit, effort, determination and team ethic was superb.
Let's take that into next season and add some aggression and desire.....we'll be an unstoppable force...!

2017-18 brings in a few changes:
Squad captain is Fin Thomson supported by Vice-Captain, Michael Hayden.
Alex Randall joins Ian Barrett on the coaching team and will be concentrating his efforts with the backs and defensive play.
Claire Hayden will continue as Team Manager after her tremendous efforts last season.

Thursday evening training (throughout summer) will be touch rugby in various forms, so we can keep on top of our fitness and handling skills.
Training on Sunday mornings will start again on 23rd July.
We'll be concentrating on skills, techniques and positional play.
By adopting this approach, our pre-season sessions can focus on rugby and not solely fitness orientated.
We appreciate that this is all during the holiday season, but the better prepared we are, the easier the season will be....and judging by the fixture list, the effort will be worth while.

It's great that Alex Ryan is back and we've now got a 21 man squad, but as we know, injuries are more common, as the game has become faster, harder, stronger, as have the opposition. If you know anyone who fancies playing on a great team, bring them along, the more the merrier.

Any Other Business:
Thanks to our new sponsors, who have donated sufficient funding, we will be getting new kit (shirts, shorts and socks) for next season. There will be an opportunity to try on the kit to gauge sizes etc....on Sunday 16th July.
Times and locations to follow.

All communications for next season will be via the Club Website (Under 16 section), the Facebook Under 16s Group page and text message.
Could you all ensure you have access to at least one of these options. All contact details (email, mobile) should be sent/given to Claire Hayden.

Hope you all have a great summer and an even better pre-season.

Updated 10:39 - 17 Jun 2017 by Andrew Sugden

Where next?

The Magnificent Seven Seven members of the Rockcliff RFC Under 16s have been selected to represent the Northumberland RFU 2017-18

Sun 29 Apr
Cup 14 – 19
Cup 7 – 3
Sun 22 Apr
Cup 17 – 26


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