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!
This camp was by far the best he’s attended so far, if he wasn’t addicted to rugby before he most definitely is now. He learnt so much, he has improved skills and best of all he had masses of fun.
There was a great turn out of all ages and it was great to see that they all had a good, but tiring, three days, and that was just the coaches!
Harlequins really do want to encourage young players and they all received a free gift in the form of a Quins ball – now don’t get me wrong I’m not at all ungrateful but what is a boy going to do with nine rugby balls?
The next part of the package for the camp was an invite to The Stoop, this invitation was to attend an Open Training morning where you get to watch the first team train and then you get to meet the players. I’m not sure who was more
excited me or him! Well other that the early start and braving the M25! All I can say is it’s a good job I love both my son and rugby!
What a day! I took my son Isaac and his team mate Luke and we had the best time! It must be said that the highlight of the day was meeting the players. There was some disappointment, Isaac’s hero Danny Care was on Premiership launch duty but we weren’t disappointed for long! Both boys managed to get 22 autographs, and so many photos I thought my phone would die, but here’s Joe Marler! As you can see two very happy boys.
But really this blog is about life as a rugby Mum and I have realised I haven’t posted any photos of me – so here you go! One extremely happy rugby mum!
All that leaves me to say is a massive thank you to all at Harlequins for supporting their affiliated clubs, and a shout out to Ashford RFC for just being them!
Till next time!!!!