Beverley Braves are slowly returning back to some sort of normality at their new home on Thurlow Avenue.
The club is back training with boys and girls from their teams aged under 6 (Year 1 at Primary School) through to the U18s. The sessions are planned with Covid restrictions in place, and social distancing is adhered to when possible with contact at a minimum.
Plans are already in place for a potential mini season that the Rugby Football League are organising, and will hopefully commence in October going into November. This is clearly very dependent on Government approval.
The U8s team recently kick-started their plans for the future by presenting their players with new training kit. The team will move up to U9s when then enter the school year 4 in the new year.
The kit was kindly donated with the help of two fantastic sponsors. The players and coaches all received hoodies donated by Allen Slinger and his staff at the Tiger Inn on Lairgate Beverley. Allen has been a huge supporter of the team since their formation at U6 level. The Braves are one of several sports teams that Allen supports, as well as supporting many great charities in the community.
The team also all received training t-shirts that were kindly donated by a Mental Health charity. In what is believed to be a first of its kind certainly in the region, Fr Phil Lamb Parish Vicar at St Paul’s and St Mary’s Churches in Sculcoates, Hull and the Mental Health charity #MindHEALTH have linked up with the club as a whole to promote wellbeing amongst the players, parents and guardians.
It is hoped that the partnership with Beverley Braves will help to enhance the development of all the children that play Rugby League, both physically and importantly mentally. It is anticipated that Fr Phil Lamb and the charity will soon be holding walk-in sessions at the club for those who need guidance and assistance with their mental health.
These two amazing sponsors will ensure the team feel as one with their team mates and help the club promote the game of rugby league within the community.
Also there to help present the team with their kit was the Braves new Mascot “Dave”, who will be helping the club over the coming weeks, months and years in and around the town to promote the club and attract new players. Dave was certainly a hit with the children as they arrived to training and even managed to show off a few of his skills with the U8s.
The club is one of the leading clubs in the area with membership rising year on year. The new ground, which unfortunately has not had the use it was hoped it would this year, will also enable the club to progress.
Training for most age groups is at 10am on Saturdays. All ages and abilities are welcome. All coaches are trained to RFL Level 2 grade and fully DBS checked.