Pocklington rugby club continue with a busy pre-season programme for their senior squad, minis and juniors and girls outfits
over the next fortnight.
Pocklington's senior squad got a rather damp taste of match action at Alnwick's 'summer' festival on Saturday, playing two
games in torrential rain on waterlogged pitches before their scheduled third match was called off because of the conditions.
First up, Pocklington played host club Alnwick and gave a good account of themselves as both sides scored one try, with
Alnwick edging it 7-5 as they added their conversion. Pocklington's lineup consisted of a powerful pack and makeshift back
division, and though they competed well in their second game against York on a surface that had large areas of standing water,
York's greater firepower behind saw them splash, literally, to a 15-0 success. As the deluge continued and the pitches
progressively turned into lakes, Pocklington's third scheduled game was inevitably called off.
Pocklington go back onto the training field for the coming week before playing Goole at home next Thursday evening (22 August)
kick off 6.30 pm. And there is something a bit different tomorrow evening (Friday 16 August) when all seniors will train at
Percy Road at 6.30 followed by food and a social get together, and club members and supporters are also invited to come down,
with the back bar open from 4.00 pm.
The club's mini and junior rugby section holds its annual two-day summer school at Percy Road next week, Wednesday 21
and Thursday 22 August, from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. It is aimed at all ages from 7 to 11, and will introduce rugby to those
who are new to the game, in addition to enhancing the skills of experienced players. Places are £50 for both days, but
youngsters can attend for just one of the days. Booking forms are available from junior chairman, Chris Clegg,
email: firstname.lastname@example.org and entries can also be accepted on the day. Full details on the club website.
And Pocklington's growing girls rugby section is also holding a summer camp for girls aged 11-18 on Tuesday 27 August
from 9.30 am to 3.00 pm. For further details contact Jayne Mooney tel: 07900407537