Sunday 18th FEB
Training 9am AWP
An email was circulated Friday 2nd Feb allocating names to the various touring sides. If you did not receive this mail, can you please contact me immediately
St Paul’s Training Update
As I’m sure you are all aware, the playing fields in St Paul’s have been sold for a residential development. Shortly before Christmas the club was informed that the facilities will no longer be available to us from Jan 2018.
This has left us in a very difficult position of having to accommodate the U11/U12/U15/U16 within the remaining resources. As a result or Sunday morning training session will be quite fluid for the rest of the season as the club tries to juggle between training and matches.
This Sunday we will train in AWP in club from 9-10Am. There will be a lot of traffic in and out of the club as a result, so please do not access the club by car.
For the remainder of the season, Sunday training times will be communicated by Wednesday as a Teamer notification.
Wednesday training remains unchanged.
Wednesday Training (from 20th Sept)
AWP Castle Avenue 6PM
Please arrive on time for training. We only have a limited time, and late arrivals are very disruptive to the session, and unfair on those who were on time.
PLEASE ENSURE YOU RESPOND TO “TEAMER” ALERTS TO CONFIRM ATTENDANCE OR ABSENCE ON MATCH DAY. IT IS ONLY FAIR ON THE OTHER PLAYERS, OPPOSITION AND COACHES TO CONFIRM IN ADVANCE. THANK YOU!
PLEASE REMEMBER YOUR GUM SHIELD – NO GUM SHIELD, NO PLAY!!
This season training will take place on both St. Paul’s grass pitches and the Club All Weather Pitch. As such boot care is essential:
- Please ensure boots are clear of mud and grass when training on the All Weather Pitch.
- Check your boots regularly – particularly studs. Metal studs are the best option but check for worn or sharpened studs. Failure to do so can result in nasty injuries.
- Plastic/molded studs should also be checked.
- Blade studs are strictly prohibited.
- It is the responsibility of player/parent or guardian to ensure the above is complied with. Players identified with muddy or damaged boots will have to leave play immediately.
We strongly encourage all coaches, players and parents to have a better understanding of concussion. Concussion can pose a significant risk to the well being of players if not managed effectively. Please use the following link to the IRFU website www.irishrugby.ie/concussion and fimilarise yourself with the signs, symptoms and management of concussion. I would ask that you share Junior Player video with your child to ensure that they too understand concussion.
Please get involved. Positive encouragement for all the children is vital, most players want to impress their parents, so please try to impress the children. Never be negative.
NOTE: If any parent/guardian has an issue or observation regarding their child please bring notice immediately to a coach.