Junior players at Stamford Rugby Club return to action
Stamford Rugby Club's minis and junior players kicked off an extended season on Easter Sunday with a visit from someone special.
More than 200 youngsters descended on the Hambleton Road club to play a Covid-adapted game in line with new Rugby Football Union guidelines.
No scrums or mauls are allowed in phase D but there was plenty of tag and touch rugby and the club were delighted to see youngsters of all ages back in action.
Club president Jai Nairn said: "The weather was perfect for the return of rugby to the club.
"We had so many kids playing at all levels and, even though the game has restrictions, it didn't hold back some great games of rugby.
"I want to give a special thanks to all the parents, volunteers and coaches who made the return to rugby possible with the Covid measures in place – from social distancing to hand sanitising and the cleaning of kit, it was amazing."
The club would also like to send special thanks to Vicki Miley, their safeguarding officer, who worked tirelessly behind the scenes with the Easter Bunny to make sure all the youngsters got an Easter egg after the games.
Vicki said: "All the kids have been so excited to get back on the pitch. They all stuck to the rules but played their hearts out on a great morning of rugby."
The minis and juniors play every Sunday from 10am and the club always welcomes new players, girls and boys, of any age and standard.
If you want your children to get into rugby then either contact the club at firstname.lastname@example.org or go along to Hambleton Road this Sunday from 10am.