Earlier this month we announced an exciting partnership with Hard Edge Rugby coaching. Over the next few months we will be bringing you their great coaching tips, hints and advice.
However, they are now off to Chicago to coach in clubs and schools there, so we will be bringing you news of their experience in a regular blog until they return.
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!
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!’
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!
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.
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!
An insight into match day prep for a pro player from our ambassador Adam Preocanin.
Match day preparation for most professional rugby players starts in the few days before the game, not just the night before.
You could even argue it starts in the previous weeks and months in terms of the technical and tactical preparation. In this instance, I am talking just about the physical preparedness that an individual is responsible for.
Our brilliant photographers
We don’t just use stock photos for our pages. The magazines great look and photo’s come from some extremely talented and dedicated rugby photographers. We would like to say thanks to them all.
We have put their details below. If you get a minute then check out all of their brilliant photos. A must for all rugby fans.
This weekend I was meant to watch Toulon play at Sale. Live. But, family comes first, so I changed my plans.
It was the second time I have nearly watched Toulon play. The first time was in France.
In 2014 I was working in Toulon. One of the reasons I was there was to write about the Rugby League World Cup, which was being part-hosted by France. The other reason was to research my children’s book, Surface to Air.