Monday, 28 April 2014

Cubs become Lions

It was arguably the biggest date in the Guiseley social calendar yesterday. Yes, it was Aireborough Lions RUFC presentation day.

And didn't the guys (and gals) look smart?

I'd say very much so.

Lined up at the front in the picture below are not some random street urchins auditioning for parts in a junior production of An Officer and a Gentleman.  No, they are representatives of the Micros (Under 6s) section who, alongside a number of much more competent dads, I've had the (often hungover) pleasure of "coaching" each Sunday morning since September.  

The principal reason I kind of got away with it was because I always made sure to stand close to Head Coach Kris who, appropriately, won a special club award of his own for being incredibly committed and sickening good at what he does.

And after all the prizes had been given out, Coach Dublin Dan treated Coach Welsh Dylan to a man massage in the bar.

Nope, I have no idea either but, as you can see, it was certainly working for the boyo.

In short, it's been a season to remember, and both fun and a privilege to be involved.

Next year the Under 7s (as those old enough to move up will become) will play competitive games against other clubs across Yorkshire.  I suspect we ain't seen nothing yet.