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New equipment for Minis

PUBLISHED: 11:21 18 January 2008 | UPDATED: 19:27 05 July 2010

ALL SMILES: L&Y Minis celebrate.

ALL SMILES: L&Y Minis celebrate.

ALLYSON Barron, Suffolk County Councillor for Oulton, visited our Gunton Park ground last Sunday (13th). She met the Minis players and they thanked her and the Council for their very generous donation of £2000 from the Waveney Locality Budget which allowed the L&Y Youth to purchase much needed training equipment.

ALLYSON Barron, Suffolk County Councillor for Oulton, visited our Gunton Park ground last Sunday (13th). She met the Minis players and they thanked her and the Council for their very generous donation of £2000 from the Waveney Locality Budget which allowed the L&Y Youth to purchase much needed training equipment. The equipment included tackle bags and pads, various size balls for the different ages groups, first aid kits and sets of water bottles for all age groups, sets of tags and belts for the Under 7s and Under 8s, mini-hurdles for fitness and speed training, and training cones.

Included in the photos are players from the Under 7s, 8s, 9s, 10, 11s and 12s, with proud parents in the background. Some photos were also taken of the Under 7s and 8s, plus the coaches.

The Youth Section has gone from strength to strength in recent years and now have in excess of 130 boys and girls aged 5 to 17 who train and compete against teams from throughout Norfolk, Suffolk and further afield. Home matches and training takes place at Gunton Park ground off Corton Long Lane at the north end of Lowestoft. Training takes place for various ages on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, and Sunday mornings.

Players of all abilities, boys and girls, are welcomed. Young players are introduced to rugby in 3 clearly defined stages, so that players develop the skills and knowledge they need to participate in and enjoy the full game. Each stage has its own rules, with progression structured to accommodate the changing developmental abilities of children as they mature. Emphasis is placed on improvement of individual skills through purposeful and enjoyable activity. Provision is made for informal testing these skills in match situations during a limited number of competitive fixtures and festivals/tournaments each season. For more information, visit the club website at www.lowestoftandyarmouthrfc.com

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