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Proud Parent's Thread

Discussion in 'Everything Else' started by Aussie D, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. saulityvi Syd Malcolm (24)

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    A like for him coming better after it. Having been trough two concussions myself, they are the worst kind of injuries.
  2. The_Brown_Hornet Michael Lynagh (62)

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    I've not posted on this thread before, but it's rugby related so why not.

    My boy has started high school this year and it happens to offer rugby as one of the choices for winter. He plays Aussie Rules on the weekend and loves it, but decided he wanted to give The Greatest Game(tm) a go. His team have been getting better week by week and so has he. Today they were playing one of the better rugby schools in Perth and knocked them off, gaining their first win for the season. Down 26-7 in the second half they score four unanswered tries to win 31-26. The young fella got thrown into playing outside centre by his coach and even though he's the smallest bloke out there he had a ripping game.

    To say his old man's a bit proud would be understating it slightly ;)
  3. JuanBarn Herbert Moran (7)

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    we were given this as part of our signup for junior reps this year. I hope people find it helpful and it's good to know there are actually rules around being able to return from a head knock. I'm not sure if all clubs would follow it, however it would be good leverage if you were concerned about people asking your boys to play again too early.

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  4. boyo Mark Ella (57)

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    The ref' should, and does (IIRC), have a role to play in this.
  5. Aussie D Dick Tooth (41)

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    My son has been progressing nicely. He will return to training (non-contact) on Tuesday but needs a clearance from his doctor first (though the pdf says that he should get the clearance after returning to training before progressing to stage 5).
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  6. PaarlBok Rod McCall (65)

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    Laaitie played for Boland in our inter provincial tournament and won bronze

    Then got selected for the SA u18B team to play in the 3 nations cup in Pretoria two weeks later.

    Just missed out on the SA u18A team that beat the Aussie u17 boys in a three test series 3-0.

    SA struggle in hockey but this age group is really something special. This has never been achieved in our history.

    Basic is still the same, enjoyment is the priority.
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  7. PaarlBok Rod McCall (65)

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    Had a talk with some of the Aussie parents. Was surprise to hear they had to sent their kids on own funding. They really enjoyed South Africa specially Cape Town. The Aussie girls were awesome. They had a 14 year old in their team that sure is going to be something special in the future.

    My son have the biggest respect for Australian hockey. He like their physical style. He visited Holland last year and think they dived way to much.

    Myself never played the sport but now just love it.

    Sadly we wont have any hockey team at the Olympics in Rio. Will support the Aussies for gold.
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  8. Aussie D Dick Tooth (41)

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    My son played his last game of rugby yesterday. I have decided to pull him out as he hasn't been getting a fair go. I spoke with one of the other parents at training the other night about my concerns for my young bloke getting good game time and his answer was basically 'your young bloke isn't any good so why should the team suffer so he can have a run'. Anyway, the team had no reserves yesterday so I was happy he would finally get a full game to show that he was worth giving game time to, his coach approached the team below his during the game and was able to secure the services of two of their players and at half time he took my son off and decided to give him a run with 30 seconds remaining and the game well and truly won. As a parent I tried to get involved with the club and team and support the club through canteen, carrying tackle bags. When he was injured earlier in the year I made him go to each of the games when he couldn't play to carry water bottles and support his team mates. Seeing how this support was returned helped make up my decision. He seems happy with the decision, even though it means he has to spend more time studying when he used to be 'playing' (more like watching) rugby.
  9. Sully John Eales (66)

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    What a horrible story. And embarrassing for the club. I had a similar situation when my daughter was 7 or 8. She was doing nippers and spent most of her Sunday mornings making sand castles on the beach. I was told the 'elite kids were training and she was in the other group. basically she wasn't a priority.
    We pulled her out and changed clubs. She went to states three years running and was club captain in her final year just missing out on the major club award to her best friend for life.
    My point is if you don't like the club try another. hopefully they will have a better attitude. I hope that's a possibility in your area.
  10. yourmatesam Bob Davidson (42)

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    Hopefully you guys can find another club that value your input and dont focus solely on results.
  11. Pfitzy Tim Horan (67)

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    Well, that is some bullshit right there. Fuck those guys
  12. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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    That's terrible. I know it's old hat, but I'd write to the club president and the local union. Terrible attitude. I hate it.

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  13. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Pretty sure that is also a breach of the Coaches Code of Conduct,

    If that attitude is condoned by the Club Committee, then you are better off at another club. Sad that enjoyment is spoiled by a win at all costs attitude. Another reason why Rugby is withering.
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  14. Aussie D Dick Tooth (41)

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    I was surprised by the coach's attitude as I thought that that way of thinking had gone the way of the dodo and the dinosaur, especially in rugby. The club's attitude in the past has been to let kids join in no matter how late in the season as they have struggled for numbers. My son's own team has only had 13 players this year - full team plus one reserve. From now on they won't have my son as the permanent reserve.
  15. Scoey Tony Shaw (54)

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    That's fucked. Sorry to hear it mate. That's about as anti-rugby as it gets. I hope you have another club nearby that you can try and if you do, definitely give it a go. The sort of ethos that you displayed and was teaching your boy is exactly what most clubs would be crying out for.

    Make sure you let the club president know. They need to sort that shit out.
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  16. Wazza2013 Fred Wood (13)

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    Watched the Parramatta Two BLues Women play on the weekend.
    My daughters Miss 9 and Miss 6 did Ball Boy duties ( or Ball Girls as the case may be)

    They both really enjoyed it and did a good job.
    Miss 9 changed her mind about wanting to be in a scrum after seeing it pack down up close.

    Both want to do Ball Girls duty again for the women's team this weekend.
    Very proud.
  17. The torpedo Chilla Wilson (44)

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    Played school rugby for 2 years, in grade 7 and 10 (last played school rugby in 2013). This sort of attitude of leaving players on the bench for well over 1/2 the game is more prevalent in schools than it is clubs (from my experience). It's disgraceful.

    Interestingly, in grade 10, both matches I played 1/2 the game in we won.
  18. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Just checked the NSW RU Code of Conduct for coaches. It is a breach.
    http://www.nswrugby.com.au/Portals/35/NSWRugby/documents/2015/Manual (v5).pdf

    Can't find the exact ARU Code of Conduct for a coach, but the QRU say this:
    http://www.southsjuniorrugby.com/resources/code-of-conduct/#Coach's Code
    I think Sydney Juniors have a very similar expectation. Most sensible Unions say similar.

    In NZL, they take it one step further where they introduced a regulation in 2014 that every player below School 1st XV level must play a minimum of 1/2 a game.
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  19. Baldric Jim Clark (26)

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    So sad to see that happen. My son played AFL in his younger years and the coach always rotated the players even if it meant a loss for the team. The kids did not mind it at all which made me happy. They had a special needs kid in the team and he always got his game time. The kids really wanted him so get a goal and the day he did manage to score was one of the best days at the club.

    If the coach did not have that philosophy I would have taken my boy to a different club.
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  20. Aussie D Dick Tooth (41)

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    The saddest thing for me about all this is that my wife and parents have been on my back for the last 2 seasons to put him into soccer which I have steadfastly refused. No sooner had I told my parents that my son wasn't playing rugby for the rest of this season than my sister sends information about something called 'grasshopper soccer' to me which my wife expects me now to enrol him in for the next 9 weeks. I have no choice but to put him and his sister in (domestic peace), though won't be able to watch them do whatever it is grasshopper soccer players do.

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