The Rainbow Beach State School rugby players enjoy being able to train locally with Coach Bennett
We have been playing and training for a couple of weeks now and everyone at the Rainbow Beach State School Rugby Club is enjoying themselves. It is a great opportunity for our youth to play a team sport and learn the skills and the associated benefits of fitness and teamwork.
It also serves as a great transition strategy for our students to meet and recognise more children when the time comes to progress to high school. The fact that they are playing a great game like Rugby League, that provides opportunity for children to learn lifelong attributes such as self-confidence, respect and humility in a safe and managed way, will only benefit our young people into their future.
We have been fortunate to be supported by the Gympie Devils Junior Rugby League to be able to join their competition. The Gympie Devils are to be congratulated for their efforts in providing an opportunity for young people to participate in junior sport this year, given the impact of COVID-19. We certainly appreciate all of the work they have had to do in order for this to occur. It has not been easy!
We hope that in the future we can continue to grow our participation rates across other age groups. Training in Rainbow Beach has been a welcomed opportunity by parents as often, to enable children to participate, it has required significant amounts of travel – which as we know is often the barrier to participation.
Already we have had offers of community support with Sam and Maureen from 7th Wave seeking us out to see if we needed sponsorship! We are considering having some jerseys made that would continue to grow our sense of community and connection to Rainbow Beach. If other local businesses would be interested in supporting us and having their logo displayed please contact Steve on 0407758811.
Maybe we could offer some support to the Brisbane Broncos about defensive structure!