My story with Dave, the kids, Cooper, VW's & rugby

Ripon Rugby Club Junior Tour 2012

This weekend we were on tour with the Ripon Rugby Club, over in Scarborough. Both the boys were playing for their teams and took part in the tournament representing the Under 12’s and the Under 10’s. It was a fantastic weekend of rugby for the kids as well as having some family fun. When clubs go on tour its tradition to take on a theme so Ripon had an Hawaiian theme with various “on tour” rules to follow. All the kids had custom rugby shirts printed to wear for the matches and they all looked fab. We took Bob the Campervan and even he was sporting Hawaiian decorations 🙂

Here are some pics from the weekend. Dave took nearly 2000 photos for the club during the weekend so there were lots to choose from.

Here’s Miles before the matches started

In action

Easy to spot at the back of the picture in the silver scrum cap

Then in the bar on Saturday night getting his picture taken with Stuart Lancaster (the new head coach for the England rugby team), who was on tour with his daughter’s team from Leeds

Here’s Ethan before the tournament started

Having a team talk … can be spotted with the black scrum cap, black long sleeved thermal on with body armour with a green band on his upper arms (hands on hips!)

Here he is in action along with Braveheart face paint

Then on the line at the end getting ready to start

The kids did really well this weekend, especially since they have only been playing this season since October. Ethan’s team ended up getting into the Final and they were runner ups in the tournament out of 10 teams. Miles’ team didn’t have such success and came 7th out of 8 teams, but some of the lads they were playing against were scarily huge. Miles did though get awarded £5 for the best tackle in one of the Sunday matches so he was really pleased with that.

Roll on next year 🙂 .. lets home the weather is better though!