No matches today but we have had a good week nonetheless.
On Wednesday it was training back at the Police Club. Only three quarters of the pitch and minimal lighting but it went well. The pitch needs some rolling but hopefully by next month it will be back to normal for training and matches. It has been a difficult 6 months not having use of our pitch but with Robbie and the Union’s help we have managed to find pitches for us to use and Ivan and Tank have done a great job getting everyone there.
On Friday night the girls (with a couple of boys), under Pun Pun’s guidance, joined the winter mixed league touch tournament at Happy Valley. We had two games, winning one and losing the other. Below is the picture of the team. Our new kit had arrived just beforehand so the girls were able to look the part as well. Everyone had great fun and this will hopefully prove a good way to introduce the girls to competition and we may be able to enter teams in the 7s tournaments later in the year. Our next games are on 21 November 8pm onwards at the Valley.
Today Robbie and Ivan organised a few of the boys to visit some elderly people living alone in Sham Shui Po, with a local social worker/charity group. The lads were able to tell the old people about rugby and sport, their experiences and what they had learnt over the years. I am told that the old people seemed genuinely interested and the lads were a great advertisement for Breakthrough. It also gave them the opportunity to see the importance of giving back. We have now arranged such visits on 3 or 4 occasions and hopefully we will continue to keep this up. Below is a picture of our volunteers.
Next Sunday (16 November 2014) we have two matches and they are at different locations, which will test our logistical skills. First up at Kings Park for the U19s there is a midday KO v USRC Tigers 2. This should be an exciting match and well worth watching if you can make it. Then we have a2.30pm KO for the U16s v Valley Fort/Aberdeen at the Happy Valley Pitch 8, in the middle of the racecourse. This will be a hard game, but the U16s are getting better all the time and it won’t be long before we get our first win of the season. Hope to see some of you at the games.