Cam­bus kids shine

Rutherglen Reformer - - Drivetime Extra -

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 cam­bus­lan­grug­byju­niors@gmail.com 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

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