Scouts Floodlit Rugby Taster Night at Hertford RFC

Posted on 5 November 2017

Hertford Rugby Football Club gave 28 of our Scouts a fun filled ‘Try Rugby‘ session under the floodlights up at their club in Ware on a dark November night. With the girls and boys aged between 10.5 and 14 taking part, the coaches introduced the Scouts to either Tag Rugby or Touch Rugby depending on their ages.

After some warm up exercises, it wasn’t long before the Scouts were learning some ball handling skills and taking part in some games and activities to get them running and dodging pass each other. Playing under the floodlights gave the evening a very special atmosphere and the Scouts were soon ready for their first ‘games’.

Once they were ready, the team of 4 coaches from Hertford’s Minis and Youth sections, along with some of their players who had all  kindly volunteered to help and run the session on the night, escorted the Scouts onto the Club’s 1st Team pitch outside the Clubhouse. Then, with parents and leaders looking on, the two groups split into teams to play a short game of Tag and Touch Rugby.

With lots of cheering and encouragement from their team mates and the coaches the Scouts certainly showed what they’d learnt with some great ball skills and excellent running, chasing and dodging.

Everyone came off the pitch saying how much they’s enjoyed their session. Some of the Scouts who had never played rugby before said they’d really enjoyed the session. One of the girls told a leader “I didn’t think I’d like it, but it was brilliant, thank you!”. For those who had played before or currently play for their school or at Hertford RFC, it was a chance to play with their Scouting friends and help introduce their game to their friends. The evening’s activity will also contribute towards the Scouts competing their Chief Scout Gold Award.

We are very grateful to Hertford RFC for organising this special evening for the Scouts and we understand some of the Scouts may also be considering taking up the sport and even possibly joining the Club’s Mini or Youth Sections.  For more information about Hertford RFC, please visit their website.




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