Wanderers hold successful Open Day

On Sunday 9th May after several months of planning the Wanderers held a very successful Minis, Junior and Girls open day.

A once thriving section of the club the Minis and juniors had in recent years fallen away. Before Christmas, after a fruitful discussion with George Tavner the WRU Hub officer it was decided to resurrect the section and attempt to add a Girls rugby section as well.

Planning got under way and the outcome was a very successful day with the introduction of over 50 children getting a taste of Rugby at the Wanderers.

From the outset of the day the senior committee members were on hand to erect the registration tent and then the Rugby fell into two sections.

First the Minis and juniors gathered and after an introduction from Welsh International Rugby star Cory Allen, who was a member of the dual youth cup winning side at the club before he went on to play for the Blues, George took over ably assisted by Steve Drummond and several First team squad members. The Minis and Juniors raced around thoroughly enjoying themselves in front of their parents, ending in a few games of tag before they were refreshed by the excellent food provided by Goli Kedem from his restaurant van.

Then it was the Girls turn. 19 young players turned up and they were introduced to the game after Elinor Snowsill, the Welsh international outside half, had welcomed them to the Wanderers and encouraged them to begin what has for her been a very successful journey so far. The 1st XV players were backed up by Megan Blake, Emma Morgan and Lauren Harris who were on hand all day to assist and encourage.

Once again Goli provided great food to refresh the girls after their session and all agreed that it was a wonderful start to a new era and we will go again next week.

Pics from the day https://flic.kr/ps/c7gzd

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