New faces enjoy Clanwilliam Open Day

Kevin & David Simiatis, Denis Cremmins, Joe Cotter and Peter Purcell
The sun shone on Clanwilliam Rugby club last Sunday to create a successful family fun day for up-and-coming rising rugby stars, their coaches and their families.

The sun shone on Clanwilliam Rugby club last Sunday to create a successful family fun day for up-and-coming rising rugby stars, their coaches and their families.

“It’s great to see so many new faces and all the familes turning out to enjoy the day,” said PRO Ken Moloney.

There were lots of activities with tug-of-war, three-legged and egg & spoon races, target practise, tag rugby and an obstacle course that was very popular with the kids. Some of the children enjoyed getting revenge on their coaches with the wet sponge challenge and music by DJ Willie kept the atmosphere high. The girls enjoyed face-painting, all the little ones loved the bouncy castle supervised by Aoife and everyone wolfed down the BBQ burgers cooked by John and other volunteers.

Clanwilliam had a very busy season last year playing over 20 games, home and away, with a big emphasis on fun, enjoyment and everyone getting a game. They fielded teams from U6 to U12’s and the U6’s had some very exciting outings and were a joy to watch running in all directions with great determination. Well done to coaches Jim and Brian.

The U10’s were invited to take part in a National Blitz in Portlaoise. “This was a well-organised event and Clanwilliam played two teams from the north and two from the west. It was great experience for all involved a big thank you for all the support on the day,” added Ken. “The U12’s travelled to Galway to play two games and stayed over night - thanks again to all involved for such a well supervised trip.“

Clanwilliam Mini Rugby kicks off again on Fridays at 6.30pm. They we place a huge emphasis on team work, respect for each other, the opposition and most importantly the referee. “We are always looking for new players at all age groups no experience needed. Just come and join in the fun, learn new skills and make new friends. Rugby is a winter sport so if you want to try something different and have lots of enjoyment please feel free to come along,” said Ken. Thanks again to all parents for your continued support, and we look forward to seeing you all over the coming season.”