Today the kids played in their first competitive rugby match for Ripon Rugby Club. They have been training with the squad for the last couple of weeks and this morning we set off early (hangovers and all) up into the Dales to a cold and blustery Leyburn. The rugby club is set in a great location but is pretty open to the elements, so we made sure we had lots of warm layers on, and the tea and bacon sandwiches certainly helped. Ripon won both the U10 and U12 matches which was great, and the kids really enjoyed getting stuck in. Here are a couple of action shots!
Ethan on the left facing the opposition, with the clubhouse in the background
Ethan about to get the pass and charge forwards
The U12 team with Miles in the middle of the picture on the wing
Miles about to be heavily tackled after being taken out