Dungannon U14 News Sheet – Season 2017/18
As we come to the end of the calendar year, it is a good time to take stock of how this group is progressing and look forward to a hectic run at the beginning of the new year.
The Current Player base (24 players)
We have a regular group of players showing great dedication to training and availability for matches on Saturday.
It is great to see the squad made up from 8 different schools from the area.
(From Auchnacloy to Ballygawley to Cookstown and then Dungannon/Donaghmore we certainly are covering our ABC’s and D’s)
A special thank you to the parents who have to do the running to ensure the players get to training and matches.
As the games come thick and fast in the new year this training will certainly be important.
Training will continue in New year
Monday night 7 to 8pm at ICD all weather facility
Thursday night 7 to 8pm at ICD All Weather facility
(donation of £1 per night towards hire of this facility will be needed)
Whatsap will keep everyone informed as the weather plays its part in determining what happens.
With limited time for this group available it is imperative we make full use of that time to develop the squad of players so could I ask parents to emphasise to their children the importance of listening and respect for coaches and your team mates to the benefit of all.
If anyone knows of other new players interested in playing please bring them along as we develop the squads and in particular look to next season.
As always funding is very tight and if anyone can think of ways of raising much needed funds please feel free to let the coaches know and we will try to progress them as best we can.
Should any parent wish to volunteer in any capacity again please feel free to talk to coaches and make it known. Your support for youth rugby in the area is much appreciated.
Unfortunately we have had 2 serious injuries this season
Jack Steenson (October 2017) Knee
Conor Devlin (December 2017) Leg
Jack is continuing his physio treatment and hopes to be back before the end of the season in February/March and we look forward to his return.
Conor is currently laid up over the Christmas period in plaster and we wish him a speedy recovery and can not wait to see him down at the club to support the boys in the near future and after rehabilitation we look forward to his return to rugby.