Fes­ti­val suc­cess

Rutherglen Reformer - - Rugby -

The ju­nior Sec­tion at Cam­bus­lang Rugby Club were de­lighted to host their an­nual rugby fes­ti­val last Sun­day.

A to­tal of 250 young rugby play­ers from Cam­bus­lang and the four vis­it­ing clubs – East Kil­bride, Ud­dingston, Cum­nock and Cly­de­bank - en­joyed matches across the af­ter­noon.

At midi rugby level, the Cam­bus S2 side hosted Ud­dingston on the main pitch. Af­ter a se­ries of post­poned fix­tures re­cently, the Cam­bus boys were rar­ing to go and found them­selves in a keenly con­tested game. Both sides were ex­tremely well drilled and dis­played some tremen­dous han­dling skills through­out the game. Cam­bus were un­lucky to lose by one score in a tight game where the re­sult was in the bal­ance right up to the fi­nal whis­tle.

In the mini age groups the fo­cus was all on tak­ing part, play­ing as many games as pos­si­ble and hav­ing plenty of fun.

The Cam­bus P6/7 side bor­rowed a few play­ers from vis­it­ing teams to make up their num­bers on the day. Even through the boys had not played to­gether as a team they put in some fan­tas­tic per­for­mances on the day in games against East Kil­bride, Ud­dingston and Cum­nock.

Against phys­i­cally big­ger and more ex­pe­ri­enced teams the Cam­bus boys did them­selves proud with a se­ries of su­per per­for­mances. Coach Stu­art Burns was de­lighted with the sup­port play, te­na­cious tack­ling and all round com­mit­ment from the Cam­bus boys.

The P4/5 side played in the largest sec­tion of the day with seven teams tak­ing part in to­tal. With plenty of matches for the Cam­bus boys to play, they had am­ple op­por­tu­nity to show how they have de­vel­oped as a team through this sea­son.

Coaches Scott Sem­ple and Neil Kennedy were full of praise for the boys per­for­mances on the day, and said: “The ac­cu­racy of the boys pass­ing and com­mit­ment at the break­down was fan­tas­tic to watch. It al­lowed them to show a struc­tured game to­day that is what we’ve been build­ing to­wards all sea­son.”

The P3 side put in some ex­cel­lent per­for­mances in their games against East Kil­bride, Cum­nock and Ud­dingston. The kids from all the teams showed some tremen­dous pass­ing and run­ning skills as they scored more tries than any­one was able to count.

A de­lighted Cam­bus­lang coach Jim McGhee was full of praise for his young play­ers, and said: “I can’t speak highly enough of how the boys played to­day.”

The P1-2 side had a great af­ter­noon with the club’s youngest play­ers run­ning them­selves to a stand­still in matches against Cly­de­bank, Cum­nock and East Kil­bride.

The tries flowed freely and the play­ers of all teams showed off some ex­cep­tional side steps, dum­mies and post try cel­e­bra­tions.

An ex­hausted team coach Sandy Hutchi­son said af­ter­wards: “The teams’ sup­port play was ab­so­lutely out­stand­ing to­day. The boys worked re­ally hard for each other all day and were at the top of their game to­day.”

With loads of great rugby be­ing played, beau­ti­ful home bak­ing for sale, a well stocked tombola and food and drinks be­ing served in the club, a fan­tas­tic af­ter­noon was had by all the play­ers, par­ents and sup­port­ers on the day.

The mini rugby sea­son comes to an end this Sun­day when Cam­bus­lang are hold­ing their end of sea­son fun day but will re­turn for a new sea­son in Au­gust.

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