The defeat of Lancashire by Northumbria, and the resultant Cheshire’s loss to Yorkshire now relegates the young Cestrian’s to a play-off position only. Repeated errors leading to a high penalty count and simple handling / positional mistakes served an organised Yorkshire team with enough scraps to turn mistakes into points. Cheshire travelled across the Pennines to play in a strong swirling wind that made handling and kicking somewhat tricky. Matters were even in the opening phases with both sides running the ball, however it was Yorkshire who took advantage with Cheshire being ‘repeat’ penalised for forays straying off side. A well drilled Yorkshire team kept the ball alive, in simple rugby, moving the ball wide to resultantly score.
Cheshire gained some advantage after the restart with Yorkshire conceding a penalty 5 metres from the Yorkshire line, quick ball from the base of the scrum resulted in an unconverted Cheshire try, however the error of knock-on’s, allowed a further breach of the Cestrian defensive line. (Missed tackles) leading to a further try against the visitors. Yorkshire continued to control possession, and slow starting Cheshire were not able to regroup and did not play to the strategic plan entering the changing room at half time 28-5 down. Manager Ian Stanton proffered the required words of advice and rang the changes, with fresh legs taking play straight into the Yorkshire half, but despite constructive phases of play Cheshire were unable to breach the defences.
As the match moved into the last quarter Cheshire attacked the Yorkshire line with flare and pace, both sides were willing to keep the ball in hand with some fine play on view, and at this stage there was little to choose between the teams, but it was too late, Cheshire were deservedly rewarded with a converted try after great work from the base of the scrum, but the final score 42-12 concluded wider hopes and aspirations.
After the game manager Stanton stated “”It is what it is, it’s happened. We have made it hard for ourselves, too many unforced errors, too many penalties, too many missed tackles, it’s not been a good day as this team is capable of more,and needs to demonstrate it in our now final fixture” The size of any future success can only be measured by the strength of desire, and how the team learn and regroup from their current disappointment.
We have now reached a stage in the various Competitions where we are required to set firm dates and venues for the Cup Finals involved.
These are, as previously advised, to be played as follows:
CUP - TO BE PLAYED MID WEEK BETWEEN 19TH APRIL AND 3RD MAY
AT A VENUE TO BE DECIDED AND ON A DATE TO BE ADVISED.
VASE, BOWL & PLATE FINALS – THE THREE FINALS ALL TO BE PLAYED AT ONE VENUE ON EASTER BANK HOLIDAY – SATURDAY 19TH APRIL COMMENCING 11.30.
VETS – TO BE PLAYED AT ONE VENUE ON MONDAY 5TH MAY.
VENUES The opportunity to host each of these 3 events is there for any Club who
wishes so to do.
Full details of the requirements which we ask to be met, will be advised to all clubs.volunteering to take on this task of hosting.
A decision will be made shortly, and any club interested in taking on this task, should send advice of their interest to me, by email as soon as possible
Alan Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org
At the start of the current Season, Invitations/Entry Forms were sent to all Clubs, inviting them to take part again in the Vets Competition in the same format as last year, i.e. on a one day event at one venue.
This proved to be a most successful event at Bowdon R.U.F .C.
However the response in terms of Entries was at that time, less than hoped for, so it was decided that this Committee, in the hope that Clubs will have got their Vets Teams organised, would re-issue the invitations and consider the matter again in the light of responses received.
I am therefore carrying out that task, and am now asking Entries to be sent to me as soon as possible so that we can get on as soon as possible with making arrangements in respect of details/Venue etc.
We were more than happy with the efforts of Bowdon R.U.F.C. in their hosting this event, but being fair to all, the invitation is being offered now, for any other interested Club to put their name forward for consideration. Full details/responsibilities will be provided upon request.
Please respond without delay, by email to me, in respect of both aspects i.e. –playing, entry and hosting, together with the name of the contact we should liaise with.
• Wish to enter a team for the Vets Competition YES……… NO…. ……
Volunteers to host the event on a date to be decided/advised at the end of the Season YES…………. NO…………..
Could you be the cream of the crop?
(We have been fortuante enough to be choosen to support Sport Cheshire in delvering this programme and we are looking for all sports Netball, Rowing, Rugby Union and Hockey to apply to join this programme. All the applicants have to do is email email@example.com and the rest will follow from there. Each particpants will recieve up to £5,000 in value of support services, kit and mentoring throughout this programme. )
An exciting new initiative focused on developing and enhancing local young people who have the potential to excel in sport is being funded by Cheshire West and Chester Council, working alongside Sport Cheshire.
The new West Cheshire Institute of Sport will give aspiring athletes from the Borough the support they need to realise their potential. After British athletes achieved a record tally of medals at London 2012 the pressure is on for the next generation of Olympians to deliver in Rio and on to Tokyo in 2020.
The first of its kind in the country, the West Cheshire Institute of Sport is looking for 20 of the brightest sporting talents from Cheshire West and Chester to receive expert training and support over a 12 week period commencing in January 2014. Using brand new, state of the art facilities at Chester RUFC, the selected athletes will work with some of the region’s leading coaches on their Life Style, Mental Skills, Movement Skills and Strength and Conditioning.
Councillor Stuart Parker, Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Executive Member for Culture and Economy, said “There is so much young sporting potential in our Borough and we want to provide the support that will enable them to develop and grow and hopefully go on to perform on the world stage in years to come. If you are over the age of 14 and have the potential to go to Rio in 2016, I would encourage you to apply.”
Anne Boyd, Chief Executive, Sport Cheshire added: “We are lucky to see such investment in sport. This is a fantastic opportunity for aspiring sports stars to make their dreams a reality.”
To apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application form. Application forms need to be completed and received no later than 5pm on Monday 30th December 2013. Applicants will be asked to attend a lunch in January where the chosen athletes will be announced.
For more information contact Sport Cheshire on 01606 330212.
Director of Rugby
Hare Lane, Littleton, Chester.
Forthcoming Fixtures & Events
Cheshire U20's 13th Training Session
Burnage RFC, Heaton Mersey, Cheshire
|Cheshire U15 v Lancashire A & B|
Cheshire U15 v Lancashire A & B
Bowdon RUFC, Altrincham, Cheshire
Cheshire U20's v Lancashire
Wigan RUFC, Wingates Road, Leyland Mill Lane, Wigan, Lancashire
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
General Committee Meeting
Chester RUFC, Chester, Cheshire
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
|Semi-Final Cup, Bowl, Plate and Shield games (U12s-U19s)|
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Executive Sub Commitee Meeting
Chester RUFC, Chester, Cheshire
Cheshire U15 v Kent
Lymm RFC, Lymm, Cheshire
|Cheshire U13 v Yorkshire A & B- Note Change of Date|
|Cheshire Minis Festivals (U7s-U11s)|