Larry Dwyer (12)
IS, were all the other coaches there? so to be ''on the same page" and all that?
No - it was basically a tour group that he's taking.IS, were all the other coaches there? so to be ''on the same page" and all that?
It was a Cranbrook 3rds team with a couple of boys from the seconds that arent going on their tour over the holidaysFurther to my updates on the state of Grammar rugby.
I had the pleasure to listen to Lachlan Fear tonight and was very impressed with his attitude and philosophy.
Its fair to say that many of the parents listening had little or no background in rugby.
I think they were a little surprised that a rugby dude could be humourous, self effacing and obviously concerned for the welfare of the entire child.
He spoke of goals and that achieving them would not be measured on the score board alone, one of those being to broaden the boys experience of rugby. Many if not most have no understanding of the social aspects of rugby - which are the most important for 99.9% of the players, IMHO.
He wants to challenge the boys - the subtext was that they need to set their sporting goals higher and strive for them.
All worthy stuff.
This was delivered to a group of 13 and 14 year olds about to depart for NZ - so the work is being done at the grass roots.
I continue to be encouraged.
The Grammar 1st XV played a mixture of Cranbrook's 1s, 2s and 3s on Saturday and won: there would be kids missing for athletics. I see this as encouraging too. My prediction is that Grammar 1s will do very well against the GPS 3rd XVs - they should probably be playing the 2s but that is not doable, I know.
I can see a future but I cannot say when.
No it was at kings, I will post a brief video showing one shapely young lad running through the entire kings team later this evening. I was at that game. It was a thriller. If I remember it was the boot of lelievre that sealed the victory. I think joeys won 21-20. I even recall seeing Walford and Ashby celebrating with a tribal dance under the posts