Junior Rugby League – 25th November 2018

Last Saturday (25th November) saw the continuation of the Junior Rugby League sessions, following the success of the last occasion where two rugby league players Tony Tonks and Brad Foster – alongside the Sharks – shared their knowledge and expertise to the future stars of the sport.

The Sharks aim to continue to promote the recruitment of the Junior setup by hosting many of these training events to increase the popularity of rugby league in the South West. They include the successful development of the Under 8, 10, 12, and 14 teams, where over 30 children can build key skills such as team-building, confidence and understand the importance of true sportsmanship.

The player’s parents gave their insight into how the session works for them:

  • “My Sons reactions to the rugby sessions have been positive. It is definitely encouraging his sportsmanship, team spirit not to mention the obvious benefits to his health and fitness. He is very keen to train and asking when the next session is being held. The coaches and all involved have done a fantastic job in organising the training sessions & working with the children as can be seen when they come bouncing off the pitch. We are extremely happy to be involved in the growth and evolution of the junior group, it is also very helpful for parents to be able to drop the children at the sessions and shoot off to get some errands run. Thank you again to all, hope to see my Son go all the way through the club.” - Finley Hamish Boland
  • “As a father of three boys I am all too aware of how tuff it is to keep children entertained! But The Sharks junior training sessions are fun and engaging for the kids, yet focused on developing a skill set. The coaches are enthusiatic and encouraging, but firm. On both fun days I have seen a group of 20 plus – mostly strangers, differing in ages, abilities, boys and girls bond over rugby league. My boys love going to the training sessions, even on a frosty morning! As a parent who has grown somewhat discontent with the affordable opportunities for children to participate in sport in Devon, I am thrilled for my sons to be involved in what I believe is an exciting and positive movement.” - Martin McHugh

In 2018 the Sharks are getting ready to head back into schools, and if you would like any information about getting the Sharks into your school please get in touch. Also stay tuned for events that will be happening in your area.