All I can say is that Spring had sprung, a very pleasant morning indeed with bright sunshine, not bad for March as this very weekend 2 years ago we had almost 8 inches of snow.
The session began with a warm up of “some sort” with Gav and Danny at the help … where wheelbarrow races came from I have no idea but was amusing to watch.
We then switched to a small square with some chasing/tagging. Michael was paired with yours truly and did an excellent job of closing down the square making me run and on the flip side evading me when I was trying to get his tags.
As I crawled of the field for a much needed rest, Gav took my place in a game of fox and hounds from both standing and lying start positions. Following on, we then had a number of ball handling/passing drills which in the main were executed well.
With only 7 at training we finished with a 4 v 4 game (Danny making up the numbers) that quickly became a 5 v 5 as two other big kids joined in.
The highlight of this week was a run by Sam. As per the rules of the game all players had touched the ball and Sam was 5 yards short of the try line. On receiving the ball he ran towards and crossed his own try line with the opposition chasing before a quick shimmy, the odd dodge plus a body swerve (if somebody two foot six can body swerve) taking him through the whole team to score in the corner (at the correct end of the pitch). Impressive … Yes but don’t do it in a game!
STAR OF THE WEEK. Purely and simply for the above, Sam gets STAR OF THE WEEK. Class … Well done! (Kirsty, you need to get him a compass to make sure he goes in the right direction!)
Next week we start the series of four away games to finish the season. We are away at Leigh with the usual start of 10:30.
Address: Round Ash Park/Hand La, Leigh WN7 3NA
Tel: 01942 673526
See you next week