Updates from Steve Tarrant - Director of Rugby
Well our first games came with two victories, the U19s winning 15 – 5 against TSW Eagles and the U16s winning 20 – 0 against Aberdeen after they forfeited the game.
The U19s played well at TSW and were dominant for long periods but some silly penalties, first match rustiness and some solid defence from the Eagles meant we only scored 3 tries. Nevertheless it was a good start and the boys enjoyed it. The U16s were obviously disappointed by the cancellation, particularly as we had had our team meeting the day before to talk about the season, our aims and exactly what everyone wanted from the club. We also stressed the Breakthrough rugby values of Excellence (doing your best as an individual and as a team), Respect and Friendship, which some of you might recognise as the Olympic values.
Next week we have two more matches:
1pm KO U16 v SCAACWB at the Police Club, Boundary Street
2.15pm U19 v HKU at the Police Club, Boundary Street.
Two tough fixtures and hopefully there will be some entertaining rugby for anyone who can get down to watch.
Training continues every Wednesday and yesterday when we and the Step teams didn’t have any games, by popular request from the boys we had an extra training session, which was very well attended.
Also I am not sure if any of you are boxing fans but Sures Gurung, Breakthrough’s first professional boxer, who also played rugby for us and still turns out for the Police senior team occasionally, is having his second pro fight at the BCC Boxing evening at the Football Club on 16 November. There will also be 5 or 6 amateur bouts on the card as well. It is a black tie affair with dinner etc first and Breakthrough are the recipient charity for the evening. If anyone fancies coming along drop me a line.