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The life of a Rugby Mum – Episode 8

Well following a lovely week in the sun in Lanzarote my rugby dude was away to Thanet Wanderers RFU this week and boy was I feeling the difference in the weather!

We spent much of our time discussing our various ways of keeping warm whilst watching our respective rugby kids!  It was established that we have various grades of coat, this ranges from the lightweight waterproof, all the way through to the heavy duty all weather, furry hooded, fleece lined kind of coat that resembles a sleeping bag!

How much a good hat is essential, along with gloves – usually thermal!  Then I mentioned that I also use hand and foot warmers which some of the other Mums hadn’t thought of, another Mum suggested maybe we should tuck a hot water bottle into our coats!  Do you get the impression we all feel the cold?  Maybe we should design a rugby ball hot water bottle cover?

Actually, BeRugby mentioned sourcing some Rugby Mum merchandise maybe the hot water bottle cover could be an option?  Along with thermal socks, gloves, hats, scarves, hoodies…….you can see where I’m going with this!

Winter is most definitely here, it wasn’t so long ago our club looked like this;

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Now I know this isn’t traditional rugby weather but you have to admit it beats the driving rain, the wind, the dark clouds and the cold!

I did want to put some pics in of my fellow rugby Mum’s but they all seem to be a bit camera shy!  I’ll see if I can get some over the course of the season, they are after all part of my rugby family!

Rugby mumAnyway, even though we weren’t in the country and missed a week’s ‘proper’ training, my rugby dude still insisted on doing some training whilst we were away.  His words were “I’m missing rugby, I need to play some rugby!”, of course I was in trouble as I hadn’t packed a rugby ball, because of course that should have been the first thing in the case! So he got me to buy a rugby ball whilst we were out there and we played ‘pool’ rugby!  Then he took it upon himself to issue a plank challenge!

I declined this time round, I’m on holiday! 

Happy holidays were had! It seems you can never escape rugby!  But then would you really want to?

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The life of a Rugby Mum – Episode 7

I’ve started drafting this blog three times now, let’s hope it’s third time lucky! I was going to rant about the recent suggestion that contact rugby be banned in schools, I ended up boring myself, I think we all know what my opinion is. Then I started writing about how I’d been roped in to help at the club and that was turning into a whinge and I don’t do moaning, so I sent both those drafts to the trash. Let’s face it there’s enough doom and gloom in the world without me adding to it by moaning.

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The life of a rugby mum. Episode 6.

So, the 2017/18 season is well and truly underway!  It feels so good to be back, although time off was good, I do miss the rugby crowd when we’re not there.

This season is going to be a bit strange for me because I have decided to embark on a new venture, a venture which was inspired by my rugby dude and my amazing sports therapist, Erin Rose, I am going to be training as a Sports Therapist.

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The life of a rugby mum. Episode 5.

So here it is my first blog of the 2017/18 season, only seems like yesterday I was writing my last one of the 2016/17 season!  My Sunday morning lay in will be a distant memory before I know it, oh sorry it already is!

So, for us the season started early as my dude had the opportunity to attend a three-day Harlequins Community Training Camp.  Now ordinarily I wouldn’t mind but our road has a partial road closure, this however, means that my normal ten-minute drive to our club doubles. I must say that this is now becoming slightly irritating. Still, ten weeks down, two to go!

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The life of a rugby mum. Episode 4

So technically the rugby season is over, but anyone that is involved with rugby will know that it’s never really over!

The season closed with our awards ceremony weekend which was great fun.  Medals, trophies, a BBQ and games of rounder’s and parents/kids bulldog (I’m proud to say I was the last parent standing which my Mum and Dad found quite amusing as they know how competitive I am!). Well that was entertainment in itself.  It saw one of our coaches being tackled to the ground by three or four kids, much to their amusement but what they didn’t realise was he ended up revealing parts of his body reserved for his wife!  All the kids were oblivious to this, the adults watching had tears of laughter and he was mortified.  He only joined us this season. Well all I can say is ‘Welcome to the rugby family!’ 

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The life of a rugby mum. Episode 3.

So, my intention was to write this blog once a week, well that didn’t happen did it?  March is my manic month of birthdays (mine included), we all have one month of the year that is birthday mad don’t we?  Well March is mine and as much as I love rugby and I have enjoyed writing about life as a rugby Mum, the blog got put to the bottom of the to do list, with buying presents, cards, wrapping paper, organising birthday parties, etc taking priority.  But it occurred to me that we only have a few weeks left of the season and I really need to give you another instalment about the madness that is life as a rugby Mum!

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The Life of a rugby Mum. Episode 2.

Wow! That is the best word I can find to describe how I feel about the comments made on the last blog, thank you all so much for your positive feedback. It means a great deal to me.

This week I will admit that I have been struggling to find the inspiration, but your amazing support has spurred me on to write something about the fantastic training session we had this week, what a way to finish the half term.

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The life of a rugby Mum. Episode 1!

Life of a rugby Mum.

Let me introduce myself, my name is Anita and I am a rugby Mum!  I have been asked by the fab guys at BeRugby Magazine to write a blog about the life of a rugby Mum – well more specifically my life as a rugby Mum!  My son plays for our local club (Ashford RFC) and is currently in the Under 9’s or as we affectionately call them the Spitfires.  I will openly admit to you I have never done this before, but I am so excited to be part of such a fun magazine for our rugby kids!

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