Message from Youth Chairman
It is my pleasure to introduce myself to you all as your new Youth Chairman.
For those of you that don’t know me I have been involved with the club for the past 7 years since my son Oscar started playing U6 rugby. Prior to to taking on this role as Youth Chair, I ran the commercial side of the club bringing in sponsors and other revenue streams. I am the head coach of the Under 13s age group, and my daughter Tabitha is coached by my wife, Claerwyn, as part of the Under 9s.
Firstly I would like to thank Laurence Taylor, as your outgoing Youth Chairman for all the amazing work he has done over the past 8years. – Suzanne George (my Deputy Youth Chair) and I have a tough act to follow!!!
We are not planning on a big changing of the guard, so most things will continue as normal. Your age group coaches have been doing a fantastic job up to now and they are all committed to continuing to provide the best coaching environment for your children.
There are a few things I would like to bring to your attention..
It is our club policy that Minis (U6-U11) do not do weekly training sessions during the summer months of May – August inclusive, and the Youth Age groups (U12-U16) can (at the head coaches discretion) train as per RFU regulations from July onwards. This is a club policy that has been put in place by the club board to give everyone a break from rugby. Our huge band of volunteers (that we rely on) deserve a break, and your kids need a break from rugby, and the chance to try other summer sports (its proven to help their rugby development amongst many other benefits). For those desperate to continue playing we continue to offer club organised summer touch for U12s upwards.
Summer Rugby Camps:
We have our renowned Kiwi Camp coming up next week (Monday 4th). – There are still a few spaces left if your kids are keen, book via this link https://club.spond.com/landing… I’ll be hanging around most days so please come and say hi if your kids are coming along, make sure to be there fore the Friday BBQ and entertainment!!
Our Director of Rugby, Simon Jervis is running another of his fantastic grow-to-perform courses at the end of August. The quality of coaches that Simon brings to the club is second to none, and this is a great precursor to the start of next season. Book online via this link: – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/twells-u7-u14-rugby-camp-tickets-678750640437
Curtain Raisers for 1st Team Senior Games:
Over the course of next season each age group will be asked to come and support the first team by training on a Saturday just before the 1st team match, with your kids then being able to cheer our team onto the pitch.. Its a fantastic way to get more engaged with the senior side of the club, and our senior players love the support from the Youth Section. Your age group head coach will be able to tell you which weekend your age group is supporting.
We have launched the first boys and girls Academy for our over 16 players.
This is a fantastic setup that is unique across the county – it will provide the best training and development opportunities for our older players to transition into senior rugby. Keep an eye out for them training, and please do support them when they are playing their matches throughout the season.
I hope you all enjoy the rest of your summer holidays, please feel free to make contact if you have any concerns or want to get more involved in our club, and I look forward to meeting many of you on the touchlines or in the clubhouse bar over the course of next season.
TWRFC Youth Chairman
U13 Head Coach