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Grass Roots Rugby
Discussion started by Salty Dog , 13 August, 2019 20:22
Grass Roots Rugby
Salty Dog 13 August, 2019 20:22
The RFU should be giving more financial support to grass roots rugby. They obviously think all England players learn their rugby in the premiership - wrong. Everyone of them had to start somewhere at grass roots level and at a very early age.
The vast majority of RFU funding goes to the England squad and the Premiership, those clubs in the Championship and below really are suffering financially. Yet where do all these World Class players learn their trade - why at the likes of Pirates mini rugby.
If it wasn't for all the volunteers that give their time to coach freely and the mums and dads that part with their hard earned cash to buy kit and transport their children everywhere, where would we be?
In years to come these coaches and parents of todays youngsters that give up so much might end up so proud and happy.
Just ask those who had anything to do with the development of the 3 Cornishmen in the England World Cup Squad!!!!!(Sm109)

Re: Grass Roots Rugby
*Stalwart 13 August, 2019 21:45
Agree completely. The RFU are a pretty hopeless organisation. The fiasco at Leeds is just another example of their incompetence.

Re: Grass Roots Rugby
AggiePirate 13 August, 2019 21:53
Yes and if England do well in the forthcoming World Cup, with their Aussie coach and the New Zealand-born players, the RFU will feel doubly vindicated.

I am almost hoping England go out at the first hurdle....

Re: Grass Roots Rugby
cornishbob 14 August, 2019 08:07
I'm rooting for Fiji!!

Re: Grass Roots Rugby
1spy 14 August, 2019 09:06
AggiePirate
What a negative view of our National team with two Cornish ex Pirates in squad. I am no fan of the RFU but fully support the team.

Re: Grass Roots Rugby
Cowship Pirate 14 August, 2019 10:36
Who is the third Cornishman in the England squadó Nowell, Dickie and ????

Re: Grass Roots Rugby
chenoweth 14 August, 2019 10:46
Might be Dick Tator

Re: Grass Roots Rugby
Salty Dog 14 August, 2019 20:12
Sorry Cowship, Slade is a Plymouth boy.

Re: Grass Roots Rugby
AggiePirate 14 August, 2019 21:48
Quote:
Salty Dog
The RFU should be giving more financial support to grass roots rugby. They obviously think all England players learn their rugby in the premiership - wrong. Everyone of them had to start somewhere at grass roots level and at a very early age.
The vast majority of RFU funding goes to the England squad and the Premiership, those clubs in the Championship and below really are suffering financially. Yet where do all these World Class players learn their trade - why at the likes of Pirates mini rugby.
If it wasn't for all the volunteers that give their time to coach freely and the mums and dads that part with their hard earned cash to buy kit and transport their children everywhere, where would we be?
In years to come these coaches and parents of todays youngsters that give up so much might end up so proud and happy.
Just ask those who had anything to do with the development of the 3 Cornishmen in the England World Cup Squad!!!!!(Sm109)

You are correct Salty, although sadly your comments also apply to just about every other sport you could name, including the national game, soccer. My wife's nephew is a seriously talented player, was on the books of several national league teams, until he got so disillusioned with having to make his own way to training and matches, with only the support of his family, that he has given up and now plays for the local non-league team.
Meanwhile billions are spent annually on foreign mercenaries, who hold back the development of home-grown players, thereby depleting the England and other home nation's teams.
Go figure, as they say.

Re: Grass Roots Rugby
cornishbob 15 August, 2019 22:22
A good watch. [youtu.be]


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