This week has been an emotional one. Mainly tears of joy with some tears of frustration. Thank you again for your comments and the emails I received. Kind words really do lift the spirits. I have a brilliant circle of friends and supportive family which has helped tremendously this week. Please, I don't want to worry you all.... I am not ill. I have been struggling with a painful hip for the past year and eventually last week I had surgery. It was unsuccessful and I know that more surgery lies ahead.....eventually a full hip replacement, in the meantime I need to focus on all the recovery time I will have for scrapping and let the boys look after me.
Talking of the boys.
They have had their end of season rugby presentations this weekend and I have shed a few tears.
|H with Ed Slater who started playing rugby at our club.|
Harry was presented with Coaches Player of the year. A unanimous decision they said. H has come on so much this season but in a squad of fantastic boys with some phonominal players I was over the moon for him to have received this award. He plays Flanker Blindside usually, but when one of his team mates injured his knee, he finished the season in Number 8. That was before he broke his thumb in the middle of a game and carried on through till the end. This boy never complains and takes everything in his stride....he is my good boy and my do I love him so.
|Stan with the legend Jason Robinson (photo taken by a member of the club)|
Then today Stan received the Players Player award for his age group. Again another complete surprise especially in his squad of 25 boys. It is great to know that the other players appreciate him. This season has been his first full contact season and he has enjoyed it immensely, obtaining the knickname of tank! Every week he throws himself into his training/games always always smiling, he is such a character and my handsome man, I love him to bits.
Although Jack didn't receive any special award this year, he is a star, and has given his brothers a chance to catch up with him this year. He is one of the smaller boys on his team who has yet to find or be given a permanent position so he puts himself forward and try's them all. Seeing this gorgeous determined little man in a scrum makes my heart melt...love him.
Some weeks it can be hard standing at the sidelines in the most treacherous conditions, we've had so much rain wind and snow. Seeing their happy faces this weekend makes it all worth while. Here's to next season ........ and to meeting more big gorgeous rugby players. We're building up quiet the portfolio
here :) Lisa-Jane I thought of you when I heard Ed Slater was making an appearance.