Friendly sharpens under 16s

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There was another busy weekend at Union Park with training under way for all ages. With newcomers and more experienced players, coaches are working with their squads to develop their skills whilst having fun.

The Under-16 squad had a friendly match against Aberdeen Wanderers in preparation for the upcoming league fixtures. The Wanderers were a big team, with most of them having played at this level last year too.

This was just what the Under-16s needed and provided the necessary test to sharpen their technique. Tackling was a highlight with Marwood, S. McGuigan, Beattie and Campbell making try-saving tackles.

During the second period, after sustained pressure, Ruxton charged over for a well-deserved score. The Under-16s’ first league match will be away to Blairgowrie on 1st September.

Sunday afternoon saw young players coming from across Grampian, Tayside and Fife in preparation for the girls’ under-15 match against West District.

Led by the Pathway coaching team, the girls undertook skills sessions and ran through moves for their forthcoming game to be held in Glasgow on 
8th September.

To broaden the appeal of the club, Montrose Rugby is offering a fitness bootcamp every Thursday from 7 p.m. for men and women over 16.

John Simpson, committee member, said: “We are keen to broaden the appeal of the club and we felt this could offer something different.

“No rugby experience is required and this hour of fat-burning fitness training will be delivered by experienced coaching staff. The first six weeks are free to encourage people of all levels of fitness to come along and give us 
a try.”