Oadby Wyggs Sunday Section Update

Under 10s Guard of Honour at Welford Road

On 18th September the Leicester Tigers got their season off to a winning start with a bonus-point 34-19 victory over Exeter Chiefs. OWRFC was on the front line with the U10s team holding the flags at the beginning of the game.

Seventeen of our U10 players took part and as a bonus got to watch a great game of rugby with both the kids and the parents having a fantastic time!!

The Under 10s players resplendent in Tigers T-shirts

More news from around the Age Groups………………..

Under 15s/16s Team – an encouraging start

Four games into the new season and a very encouraging start from the combined Under 15’s/ U16’s team. having settled in well and enjoying their rugby as one team. The first game of the new season couldn’t have been more challenging. We played Leicester Forest, a team we have failed to beat throughout our journey. After a tight contest and 3 fine tries through the three-quarters, we lost to a last minute try. So close!

The Coalville fixture followed the week after and we put up a very solid performance against a team that had more than half of their U16 players. The result was a very good 29-26 win and it was great to see some training ground moves producing tries on a match day. Sadly we said goodbye to Dylan Mayo. He played his last game for us after being a member of the Wyggs family for many years. Good luck to Dylan whatever he does next.

Silhillians were our next opponents and provided stiff opposition. We had more possession and territorial advantage but switched off for 30 seconds, allowing them to scored a breakaway try under the posts late on, to secure a 14-12 victory over us.
Last but not least, the Old Laurentians paid us a visit, resulting in another tough encounter, in which we came out on top 26-17.

A great start to our season with some good hard rugby against some good hard teams and plenty more to come. Bring it on!

Under 14s/13s Team – combining strength
Due to the fall in numbers on the back of Covid-19 the Under 14s Team this season have combined with the U13s Team> They have also formed a temporary alliance with Leicester Lions U14 forming a “Barbarians –type” team. This unique one-off situation means that all three sides can enjoy more stimulating training sessions and are better able to fulfill fixtures.

Under 14s Manager Andy Sobek, does a superb match report after every game and you can link directly to these match reports on the oadbywyggs.com Under 14 team webpage http://www.oadbywyggs.com/teams/under-14s/

The U13s team also welcome Ed Benson to the Coaching Team, supporting the efforts of Paul Inchley and the Groups Coaching team.

Under 11s Team – going strong!!
Since the end of last season we welcomed 5 new players and welcomed back 3 players who took a break of a few months or even few years. Thanks to the hard work of our coaches and the team, they quickly made incredible progress. This was shown during our first match of the season against a well drilled Leicester Lions team where we held our own. Coach Karl was really proud of the team at the end of the game and commented: “Even though we are a new team we played like we had been playing together for a few seasons! A team that’s growing not just in size but in heart too.”

Under 9s Team – lively return to rugby!
The new U9s team have returned as lively and enthusiastic as ever and are thoroughly enjoying every second being back at Oval Park. As U9s we would normally have transitioned into contact but with current RFU guidance U9s will remain playing as U8s until the New Year, which is unfortunate because the players are craving contact! Most are wearing gum shields at games and in training already!!

That aside, the team have worked hard in their return to training and their efforts showed in the first game of the season against ‘Leicester Lions’. They played exceptionally well with excellent passes, support play and some cracking tries.The players are really coming together as a team and we are confident they will be a force to be reckoned with over the coming season, with some excellent potential for the future.

Team Coach, Liam Coleman says “We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the OWRFC family for their continuous hard work, especially over the last 18months.Here’s to a great season for all ages!”