Proud to be A Groovy Gang Mum…………….

groovyIt’s fair to say I was well chuffed with my son’s rugby this morning. Defensively he had a great game and put in some good tackles, I wish I could say he had a great attacking game as well, alas I think he only got his hands on the ball once. That in itself is annoying enough. But when I tell you he is actually the half back and should, with the exception of  the hooker, probably handle the ball more than any one else, you will probably understand why I am annoyed. It was, by far, the most frustrating game of rugby league I have ever watched and at that we won.

Seemingly team is spelt with more than one  ‘I’, or it is in our case. The cool gang, only pass to one another, regardless of whether there are players around them who could do a better job or not -all in the name of impressing the ‘rugby league scout’. Except they’re impressing no one,they are missing the point (or more to the point -a certain pushy parent is. The one who stands there telling the kids to to do the total opposite to the coach.)  Rugby League is a team game, always has been, always will be. Individual players don’t make for a good team and you can’t have two teams in one -the cool gang and the groovy gang. So are these players about to embark on a super league career ………….? Er no, not at the ripe old age of 12 and 13 they’re not. Yep this is Junior Rugby, surely it should be about having fun, having mates and learning all there is to know about our great game -obviously not!!

The joys of Junior Rugby….

It can only get better

Bring it on

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