All players from the Eumundi Dragons Junior Rugby Union Club have been participating in and enjoying some Rookies to Reds sessions organised by the Queensland Rugby Union (QRU).
The five sessions run by QRU Sunshine Coast development coaches for the U6’s and U7’s and the two sessions for the U8’s + U10’s, cost $60 per child, which the club covered the cost of for its 38 players. All the hard work fundraising by our volunteers at home games canteens and Bunnings barbeques enabled us to do this.
Along with the intensive coaching clinic, the kids received a Reds cap, ball, bag, pump, water bottle and tickets to Reds home games.
The U6’s and U7’s have been participating in fun games on Thursday afternoons aimed at improving their general skills of ball passing, catching and teamwork. On the other hand the U8’s and U10’s, on Friday afternoons, have been focusing on safe and effective tackling. The benefits of these programs have been clearly seen at our recent Saturday morning matches. As the players’ skills improve so does their enjoyment of the game.
So far this season the Dragons had three development rounds leading up to Easter and have now played eight rounds of the 16 week season. Last regular matches will be on Saturday 31 August.