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Proud Parent's Thread

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

  1. PaarlBok Rod McCall (65)

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    Aussie D
    What do your kid wants? Thats the important one, not what you, your Mrs or who ever wants.

    I see every day how kids stop doing sport because their dad want them to play rugby while they would rather want to play soccer.

    They must enjoy their sport first and foremost.
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  2. Nusadan Chilla Wilson (44)

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    Echo that sentiment Paarlbok even though it meant one son playing AFL and other RL, but must admit they've played at a very high level and still do so in Wagga.

    Was very happy when daughter announced few years ago she wanted to play rugby and started playing with Albury in the first season of the women's sevens competition in the area but alas she did her AC in her only third game much to her mum's consternation.and she has not returned to rugby since sadly.
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  3. PaarlBok Rod McCall (65)

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    Laaitie scoring the winner for bronze against WP 2 mins before the end, to make it 3-1. WP have strong hockey schools like Bishops, Rondebosch, Wynberg & Sacs (always in SA top 20) while Boland only have Paul Roos in the top 20 SA hockey schools. This was only the second time in history for Boland boys to win against WP.

    http://vid219.photobucket.com/albums/cc309/PaarlBok/WP Goal_zpscvoofwyo.mp4
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  4. Aussie D Dick Tooth (41)

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    He chose to play rugby each year. This year the lack of game time saw his interest severely wane. I was also less involved at training this year so that may have had a bearing on his declining interest.
  5. PaarlBok Rod McCall (65)

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    Then its ok. Most important is, if he started a season, he have to end the season otherwise he'll be chopping and changing all the time.
  6. Aussie D Dick Tooth (41)

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    The past 2 years I have had that attitude PB, but last Saturday was the final straw. Most weeks he is lucky to get 10 minutes and when it finally appeared that he would be getting a full game (bearing in mind that I had to drive almost an hour to get there) and then see him miss almost the entire second half for a couple of U9s who had already played a full game I am over it. He didn't complain when I talked to him about it either.
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  7. redblack Ted Fahey (11)

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    A sad story..isn't junior rugby all about participation.10 years of age? If it's on the central coast there isn't even a GF in that age..
  8. Aussie D Dick Tooth (41)

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    not until next year rb. He has been lucky to get half a game since under 8s, which I was not entirely happy with but understood as the previous two years we had a large number of reserves, but this year with 1 reserve and a first past the post competition is not good. For a team and club struggling for players it does not make sense to me.
  9. Wazza2013 Fred Wood (13)

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    Both my girls backed up with Ball girl duties for the Two Blues women's team yesterday. Two BLues won

    BOth girls have a bit more confidence and are chatting to the players after the game.

    Did really well and asked if they could do the Grand Final next weekend.

    this is a win win my girls get to Ball GIrls and I get to watch rugby. Got to be happy with that.
  10. Wazza2013 Fred Wood (13)

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    The girls did back up again for the Women's GRand final ball girls.

    They were given the GF game ball for their efforts. Which now takes pride if place on their trophy shelf, mud and all.

    Both are ready to go again for 2017.
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  11. The_Brown_Hornet Michael Lynagh (62)

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    My boy has just finished his first season of rugby at school and seemed to really enjoy it, although not always knowing when to hit the breakdown and when to hang back (he plays in the centres). It won't stop him from playing Aussie Rules on the weekends, but that's fine with me. There are plenty of opportunities for him to do both all through school. His coach was fulsome in her praise for him at the end of season dinner last night (a great occasion that only cricket replicates at his school) and really wants him to play again next year. He's a bit on the fence due to some dickheads in his team but I told him that these lads will grow up eventually and that he should stick with it if he genuinely loves the game. It's up to him though. His mother has even come around to the idea of rugby and went to every Friday afternoon game this season. She grudingly accepts what I've been banging on about with our great game and the fantastic environment and culture that it provides for young men.
  12. JuanBarn Herbert Moran (7)

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    Some footage of the U13A GF at Concord. Now have two boys who have managed to win a SJRU A grade GF. This one also managed a try. A big year for the boys with most in the Eastwood State Champs winning team as well.
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  13. BAR Chris McKivat (8)

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    This is a somewhat stale thread but I thought I'd note that mini and mod rugby league have minimum participation (time on field) rules which in the rule book are emphasised as a minimum with equal time suggested.

    Hope your son has found another club or sport he loves to play.
  14. Aussie D Dick Tooth (41)

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    nothing as yet, he was thinking about going back to the same club and team this year but we bought a new house and will be leaving the area during the year so didn't bother with it.
    We ran into the team's coach out shopping a while back and they had 4 new players join the team so kind of glad he didn't sign up as he would have received even less playing time.
  15. oztimmay Peter Sullivan (51)

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    So this happened a few weeks ago. My eldest had his first game of Rugby. Played at Prop, had a good run around, super happy with himself.

    Today's match he scored his first Try. Good seagulling effort from him.

    So far, his team is three from three. And I haven't been able to wipe the smile off his face.

    For the astute in this thread, no it's not Box Hill colours. Maybe one day.


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  16. Sully John Eales (66)

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  17. Dismal Pillock Peter Sullivan (51)

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    I am shocked. My MiniMe had it sorted all along. I thought I was just paying a bajillion dollars a year to ANU so she could blow it on petrol money and chainsaws and Harleys to roar around the outback on with her Mad Max biker buddies. So wrong. Turns out, unbeknownst to me, she was acquiring the proper qualifications she would need to get the job she wanted, then she went out and got the job. She actually graduated ANU, went to Tokyo, organized her first job interview, got the first job she applied for, and started the same week writing news subtitles for Reuters, and getting paid more than me. What the hell happened? Wasn’t I reading her bedtime stories about 5 years ago?
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  18. Aussie D Dick Tooth (41)

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    my two eldest kids had their first piano recital yesterday. Pleased as punch as both spent time practicing their pieces and played beautifully. This week they are part of a choir doing a public performance that has been advertised on local radio.
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  19. I like to watch Simon Poidevin (60)

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    If she's a chip off the old block, some of the sub titles will be something to behold :)
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  20. Inside Shoulder Nathan Sharpe (72)

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    That's Australia for you
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