Last weekend, the Altrincham Kersal's U14s went on an early season tour to the Lake District. Unfortunately the arrival of Storm Callum meant the intended Saturday afternoon activity of ghyll scrambling has to be cancelled. However, the lads still had an opportunity to go to a climbing wall in Keswick where they competed against each other to win races to the top.
Sunday saw a short drive north to head coach, Mike Armstrong's, old club, Wigton. The home team had arranged for Cockermouth and Keswick to also visit which meant a feast of rugby for the travelling parents. Kersal's first match against Cockermouth started tentatively, but the visiting side soon showed dominance in the pack, allowing the backs a strong base from which to attack. AK won the game 21-5.
The second game against Keswick was a similar affair. Altrincham grew in confidence, moving the ball freely throughout the team to score regularly. It was only in the second half that Keswick were able to put some points on the board but Kersal still won convincingly 33-10.
Updated 10:50 - 10 Nov 2018 by jeff atkins
The final game was against the home side Wigton who were forced to borrow a couple of Kersal players to ensure a full 15 a side game could be played. By this time, Altrincham were rampant in their attack and they won the game a resounding 55-0.
The tour finished with teams exchanging club pennants in the bar before heading back to Altrincham for some much needed sleep.
Report by: Alastair Mason