Selby U15 Boys – Kirby Lonsdale 2019 – Superheroes Tour
By Karen Ratcliffe
Report by Louise Ginty
Selby’s U15s boys completed their season last weekend by travelling to Kirby Lonsdale, in the Yorkshire Dales, for a weekend of rugby, team spirit and fun.
Leaving Friday night, dressed as ‘Superheroes’, 17 players and 24 adults clambered on to a coach bound north and enjoyed singing, tour jokes and games on route.
Saturday morning saw the team play rugby 10s against a touring team from Stafford RUFC where the faster-paced game was a close call for the young swans, who just lost out 43-45 following the ref’s decision to disallow a Selby try. The afternoon was filled with watching Kirby Lonsdale’s first team in action in their last game of the season, Touch and Pass and rugby rounders against the adults and an evening of socialising with a BBQ and drinks.
The final day started with a morning full of rugby in a 3 way fixture against the U15s teams of Kirby Lonsdale and Stafford. Selby were slow off the mark in the first two 20 minute games, but showed determination and great rugby skills to win their final matches against their 2 opponents. A great way to end the season.
The tour finale was Rugby golf – kicking a rugby ball around a 9-hole course - where laughter could be heard across the valley from the non-rugby playing adults as they tried to (a) kick a rugby ball and (b) kick a rugby ball in a straight line!
Everyone had a fantastic time on tour and bonded together as a rugby family. Roll on next season!!