Mark Phillips is the current coach for the Under 8’s at our local Hoylake Rugby Football Club. Mark has been in touch and will soon be sending regular updates about the teams progress – which is a welcome addition to Hoylake Junction.
Here’s some information from Mark about Hoylake RFC
Hoylake RFC currently run two senior men’s teams, both in competitive leagues, and has a vibrant junior section. The club has always encouraged its junior players to progress through the ranks and has been commended for its warm and friendly atmosphere. There are games almost every weekend down at Melrose Avenue with the senior teams playing on Saturday afternoons and the juniors on Sunday mornings.
The junior section currently has approximately 70 plus youngsters playing for their respective age groups. The two youngest age groups are the Under 7s and 8s. These are classed as Mini Rugby teams and play a non-contact version of the game called tag rugby. From Under 9s and up the children learn how to tackle and move into the contact game.
We have at present teams at Under 7s, 8s, 10s, 13s and 17s, all of which can do more than hold their own against so called bigger clubs. Due to the rules set by the governing body the only team from the juniors who play in a league is the Junior Colts (Under 17s). All the other age groups play “friendlies” against other local clubs and from clubs a little bit further a field.
Non members are most welcome down at Melrose Avenue to spectate at any of the games. You can read more about the club, including their interesting history at the official club website and look out for forthcoming updates here in the sports section.
The next juniors fixture: Hoylake Under 10s, 8s & 7s vs Formby Vikings Sunday 29 November 2009 ko 11.00am