On Friday 17th October, the ORFC Rugby Activity day was taking place. This is an annual event that gives kids from P1-P7 a chance to come to play some Rugby. Despite some cold and wet weather conditions everyone involved showed lots of enthusiasm and were all trying to get involved within the activities/games throughout the day.
First of all we had the P1-3s from 10am – 12noon. 29 players got involved within the mornings session that were then split into 3 equal teams for the session. All the players got lots of experience within the game of Rugby through activities such as Ball Skills, Tag Bulldogs, Assault courses, Stadium Ball and also playing some Tag Rugby games at the end. Everyone showed a positive attitude throughout the session and was able to provide a good performance to the coaches. Thanks to all coaches involved within the mornings session – James Nicolson, Daria Byers, Brian Lanni, Willie Stewart and Fraser Macnaughton.
After lunch was the P4-7 age group from 1pm – 3pm. The 12 players that were involved in the afternoon session were split into 2 equal teams. Being the more experienced age group, players got to participate in activities such as Assault courses, 2 vs 2 stadium ball, kicking and catching, Tag Bulldogs and a Tag Rugby game at the end. All players involved showed that extra bit of experience throughout the session and showed in the Tag Rugby game that there skill level and knowledge of the game is at a very good standard considering their age. Thanks to coaches involved within the afternoons session – James Nicolson and Daria Byers.
ORFC Modern Apprentice Mark Sinclair said;
“On the whole it was a very successful day despite some difficult weather conditions. Everyone involved deserves praise for their efforts and contribution to the Rugby Activity Day. Hopefully we can continue to provide successful Rugby Days to young players to keep increasing the interest of the game across Orkney. Thanks to all Coaches and Players that were involved”
Report by Mark Sinclair
BT Caledonia League Division 1
Pickaquoy Infied - Saturday, October 11
ORKNEY RFC 21, CAITHNESS RFC 3
Orkney RFC broke their bogey by beating Caithness 21-3 on a fine Saturday afternoon at Pickaquoy, ending a run of six defeats in league fixtures at the hands of their near neighbours.
Two tries from Marcus Guthrie and one from Philip Ross - all converted by Graham Poke - overhauled an early penalty from the visitors, who at times put Orkney’s defensive line under serious pressure.
Indeed, it was the highly organised defending that was among the most memorable of this Caledonia League Division 1 fixture, and fitting that one of the young front row, Matthew Byers, who was named man of the match, just ahead of double try scorer Guthrie.
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Caledonia North U18
Pickaquoy - Saturday, 4 October 2014
ORKNEY RFC U18s 69, CAITHNESS RFC U18s 5
On Saturday 4th October, Caithness Rugby Club under 18 squad crossed the Pentland Firth to play Orkney in a BT Caledonia North League fixture. Caithness having arrived without a full complement of experienced front row players it was agreed to play uncontested scrums. The Orkney team were pleased to get game time considering the present situation with teams not fulfilling fixtures, this being only their second league game of the season.
Unfortunately tomorrow's BT Caledonia League Divison 1 match has been called off as Ellon have been unable to field a team.
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