Cambus kids shine
The P1/2 and P3 players from Cambuslang Rugby Club made the trip to Helensburgh to take part in their annual rugby festival.
After training in some terrible weather over the past few weeks, the players, parents and coaches were delighted to find the sun shining for the trip doon the watter.
The P1/2 team joined with players from the other teams to take part in some fun warm up of games including slalom runs, bear crawls and dodging the rolling tackle bag.
The boys then played matches against Helensburgh, Loch Lomond, Cartha and Helensburgh - again!
The team of Callum Ferguson, Samuel Kelly, Will Walker, Matthew Blaney, Oliver Herriot and Sam Lindsay put in fantastic performances across the matches showing great passing and catching skills. They played some excellent running rugby and worked hard as a team to support each other.
In keeping with the fun ethos promoted for young rugby players, no one was keeping score and the players of all teams thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
Coach David Boan said:“The boys had a great time today and showed some really impressive rugby skills. All their hard work at training this season paid off with some great performances today.”
The P3 team played six matches in total on a busy afternoon of rugby. They had great fun playing matches against Helensburgh, Allan Glens, Clydebank, Greenock, Loch Lomond and Strathendrick.
The Cambus boys worked hard in defence to keep making tackles and in attack displayed some excellent handling skills along with some elusive running with the ball in hand.
Ben MacDougall, Adam Lindsay, Craig Wallace, Fionnlagh McGhee, Magnus Boan, Rudi Docherty-Lynass and Finlay McPherson who made up the P3 team can be rightly proud of their performances and the four wins and two draws they recorded from their matches.
Coach Jim McGhee added:“The boys all played really well today. Not only are they showing some great individual skills, they are working together as a team which is fantastic to see.”
Special mention goes to P5 player Rory Wallace who came along despite his team not playing on the day. He managed to get himself a game with Uddingston, who were a player short on the day, and put in some great performances to help them reach the semifinals of their competition.
The mini rugby season is nearly finished for this year but the Cambuslang mini rugby section are always keen to welcome new players and coaches along.
Anyone who fancies giving rugby a try should contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or go along to the rugby club any Sunday at 1pm.
On the ball The P1-2 team from Cambuslang Rugby Club who travelled to Helensburgh for their annual tournament