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Orrell Mini & Junior Section

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 The new Orrell junior section held a summer camp at Shevington on the 16th/17th & 18th August,  all the children attending had a great time and were presented with a certificate,rugby ball, summer camp shirt and drinking bottle.

The coaches mixed all the sports together giving the children a different experience of each sport and bringing a fun element into everything that that they took part in.
The camp was a great success and next year a bigger and better camp is planned
If you wish to join us at Orrell and try tag rugby or tackle then give Keith a ring on 07732482834 or e mail
We are looking for players between the ages of 6 to 16 so come on down and give us a try
We are also moving in September to our new premises and the facilities will help us to once again play a big part in the community giving the children an opportunity to once again be part of Orrell Rugby Union Club 



On Saturday August 6th members Keith, Grundy, Phil Marrow, Graham Winstanley and Paul Liptrot turned out for Shevington garden fete. Throughout the day we ran an agillity course that originally was aimed at attracting the kids of Shevington turned out to also attract the big kids of shevington including Fire, Police and st John's Ambulance in a battle of the services. The day also featured a game between Shevington strikers FC and an Orrell juniors tags team in which the 1st half was football and 2nd was rugby with each club winning a half but it turned out to be each others games but great fun was had by all. As we were low on orrell players kids that had taken part in the course helped out to make numbers up. 

We are looking to do more of these events in the area but need more involvement from parents to help out



The junior section would like to thank the Former Orrell Players Society (FOPS) for kindly sponsoring junior section trophies for 2011. 



As we are reaching the end of our first season of the new Mini and Junior section it is a brilliant time to reflect on how much we have achieved during our first 12 months. 
Starting in April 2010 with 0 playing members we have now grow to over 60 registered players spreading from 6-16 age groups, with full fixture lists for all established teams and inter-club development fixtures for the developing teams.
We have only got to were we currently are due to the support of parents, attitudes of players and coaches, all which is over seen by an extremely hardworking junior committee, who devote their own time regularly in order to help the growth of the mini and junior section.
This is a fantastic achievement, but in order to continue the success of the junior section we need to repeat or better the season we have just had. The junior section is fast becoming known as "The Friendliest Rugby Club" around because we are fully inclusive and have each individual players best interests at heart. If you are interested in joining our growing section, please pop down to one of our 'summer sun' sessions. For more details please contact our Junior Chairman-Keith on 07732482834 or alternatively email us on
Thank you to everyone who has supported us so far. Lets keep it going.
Jenna Stuart
Junior Secretary