Exmouth Under-14 undertake surf and turf tour!
PUBLISHED: 09:45 24 June 2010 | UPDATED: 09:45 24 June 2010
EXMOUTH RFC under-14s had a most successful tour to complete their 2009/10 season, writes Ian Harris.
The youngsters went to Cornwall for what was billed as a Surf and Turf Tour 2010 and it proved to both popular and very entertaining for the tour party.
The squad were put through their paces across a busy weekend that saw them play rugby, do some surfing, take part in a surprise karting session and, of course, engage in that all important commodity of team bonding!
The tour match involved a meeting with St Austell in a contest that was enjoyable for the players and an entertaining watch for spectators from both sides.
The game finished 22-17 to St Austell, Exmouth lead at half time 10-8 after some great running rugby.
Tries on the day for Jake Gillham, Jevon Burns, Matt Harris and a conversion from Owen Flinn, were not enough to grab the win away from home.
Karting near Newquay and surfing at Polzeath more than made up for the disappointment of losing the rugby game. Collectively the youngsters displayed perfect balance, poise and skill on the surf, Jenson Button like, driving and all-round laughs, mind you just the one of the afore mentioned ‘experiences’ were seen, and heard, on the tour!
The squad will be back in training during July, and you can keep an eye on the Journal and of course on the newspapers website at www.exmouthjournal.co.uk to discover the early pre-season dates. The new season promises a busy fixture list, training support from the new senior coaching set up and First Team squad players also a great 2011 tour.