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1. DRFC Blog - 21 June 2019

Scotland Squad take on Caledonia Youth at Tartan Touch

Jonny Gray meets his match vs Deeside! Due to the great success Tartan Touch has been at Deeside Rugby Club the SRU, in recognition of this, invited a contingent of the Club’s youth team along to a Tartan Touch event at Highland Rugby Club (Inverness) on Tuesday 18 June. This was no ordinary touch rugby event though as none other than the whole Scotland rugby squad would be in attendance.

On the day a mixture of 4 girls and 11 boys from Deeside Rugby Club’s U13, U14 and U15 age groups attended, along with a handful of parents.

On arrival everyone was able to witness the Scotland squad undertake their first training session after a 3-week break/ holiday. This was led by Gregor Townsend and his fellow coaches. Highland RFC’s new state-of-the-art clubhouse gave an amazing elevated view of this, with all the kid’s able to see their idols in action on the artificial pitch/training area. Virtually the whole Scotland squad was on show, although Finn Russell didn’t participate in the training (he was still meant to be on holiday) and had to depart early to catch a flight back to France.

Whilst the Scotland squad did their post training debrief and showered the Tartan Touch games got under way with just over 150 players participating. Each game was 10 minutes long with no scoring registered. The games were fast flowing, played in good spirits, and competitive. During the fifth game the Scotland players reappeared, with some of them taking part in the touch rugby games. Jonny Gray made a guest appearance for Deeside, but unfortunately wasn’t up to the high skill levels and speed of his younger new teammates so was substituted into the opposing team. After a further game the Tartan Rugby session was concluded and everyone went to personally meet the Scotland players and have their photos taken with them and/ or to get their autograph. The interaction between the Scotland players and their young protégés was excellent, with much advice and encouragement provided. After about an hour of mingling the Scotland players had to depart to catch their team coach home, but they left behind a very happy group of aspiring young rugby players.

A brilliant day was had by all (including parents).
Many thanks to the parents who managed to rearrange their schedules to take a day off …..

DRFC was also were featured on the BBC evening news with the Deeside Girls squad being interviewed. We have another two weeks for our Tartan Touch sessions, why not come and join in – hopefully we have had the last of the rainy evenings!!

Summer Camp – 30 July to 1 August
This year’s camp will be held over 3 days from 30 July to 1 August, with each session being 4.5 hours from 9.30 to 2.00 each day. Cost is £20 per day - £60 for the 3 days. Please get the application forms from your team coaches or from membership@deeside-rfc.co.uk The link will get put up on the website.

World Cup Warm-up Games

Scotland v France
Saturday 24 August
Kick-off TBC

Scotland v Georgia
Friday 6 September
Kick-off TBC

Want tickets for the warm-up games prior to the World Cup?

Please use this link to get your tickets from Scottish Rugby. The Club earns commission on all tickets sold. https://www.eticketing.co.uk/scottishrugby/?advcode=Deeside

Co-Op Local Community Fund
The Co-op have selected us for their Local Community Fund. Co-op Members can choose which causes to support by signing into your membership account or by calling the membership helpline on 0800 023 4708. Deeside Rugby Football Club will be available for members to select until November 2019. Please register and support our cause.

Visit the Co-op membership website https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/29371. Please share the link with all your contacts and encourage them to support Deeside Rugby.

We have now received our first pay-out from the fund, so the more you use the Co-op the more the Club earns………..

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