As we look back on the first half of the rugby season, it's worth noting the reaction by a visiting Junior Manager to one of our teams, the Fylde U'13s. This is an e-mail from Wyn Price, the Bolton U'13s coach:
"I just thought that I'd send you a note to say that your U'13s squad and coaches are a credit to your club and rugby union.
"Today your U'13s showed Bolton U'13s a lesson in how we should play rugby as a team. It was not only their increased footballing skill and awareness but their general attitude on and off the pitch. They were respectful to the referee (me!), despite my failings, and to the opposition. Afterwards in the Clubhouse they chatted to their opposition players and the atmosphere was one of inclusivity.
"Please pass on my thanks to your club and coaches."
The Fylde U'13s manager is Sharon Davies and the coaches are Mark Evans, Mark Merrick, Nigel Blackwell & Mark Morley. Congratulations and thanks to them and, especially, the players in the squad.