Glasgow South Pathway Report

The Glasgow South Pathway season kicked off on Wednesday the 12th August at Cumnock RFC when the Ayrshire Kestrels U15 took on The Dumfries and Galloway Bulls. Both teams took time to settle to playing with each other after a summer of preparation. However it was the Kestrels who emerged on top scoring seven tries to one reply, score 40-7. Both teams played with endeavour and will be looking to Improve in future weeks.On Sunday 16th August, the Renfrewshire Rhinos were hosting the Dumfries and Galloway Bulls at U15 level, at GHA. The squad of 22 boys all played their part throughout the afternoon with the Bulls scoring 38 points to the Rhinos 33.This was great to see for all the young players involved.Meanwhile across at Whitecraigs RFC the Glasgow Giants U16 hosted the Hurricanes U16 and in a game of two halves!! the Giants ran out winners by 24 points to 19.

Throughout the lead up to the Pathway season the coaches have been working with their players on the core National themes of Early Hand Catch, Offloading, Ball Presentation, and Tackle technique. Players are also being encouraged to play the game with width. All players are given a chance to promote themselves forward to progress through further National Pathway programmes. All coaches meet after each match and nominate the best players on show to their respective Performance Development Manager. The PDM’s will then collate the nominations at the end of the programme. This will give them Knowledge of the  players of potential going forward.    

 Grateful thanks are due to Cumnock, GHA and Whitecraigs, staff and club members for hosting the games and catering for the players, and to the WOSSRRS for providing the referees.  Adam Gray,Performance Development Manager,Glasgow South,