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Strabane Minis make history with first league match and win

STRABANE Mini Rugby kicked off the season at the beginning of September with a fantastic turnout of returning members and new children looking to try the sport of rugby. 

The club this year has changed its home and training grounds to Melvin Sports Comple which are fantastic facilities for the club.

The RFC minis train and play on a Saturday morning from 11am to 12 noon. This is for children five years to 11 years. The youth section meet on a Wednesday night training at Melvin Sports Complex from 5.45pm to 7pm and this is open to children 12 years and up.  The youth section are in a league and play matches home and away most Saturdays.

The Minis are settling into their new surrounds and have friendly matches scheduled for next month both home and away. A club spokesperson said: “If you have a child that is interested in giving rugby a try then please bring them along to one of the clubs sessions. The Minis start off at no contact just tag rugby and progess up the groups introducing the contact of the sport.”

Strabane RFC has never had an under 14 team until this season and with their first game on Saturday past they did the club proud. The final score was Strabane U14 75 – Cavan 0

The U-14 team made history with their first ever league game on Saturday and got off to an explosive start against Cavan in the Ulster Carpets U-14 Southern Division.

Strabane ran in 11 tries in total with Shea Collins kicking ten successful conversions leaving the game with a final score of 75-0 to the home team.

“It was a fantastic team effort with every member of the well-disciplined Strabane squad rising to the occasion and ensuring their first game is one they’ll not soon forget,” the spokesperson added.

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