2017 - 2018 Season



Head Coach: Cassius Taylor-Smith

Mobile: 60182443

E-mail: cassiusts@mac.com


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Message from the Coach:

Posted: 8 Sept 2017

VF U5s / Sunday 10th Sept / volunteers!

Hi everyone, 
Please may I ask 2 parent volunteers to assist the kit distribution this Sunday at St Stephens? Thank you very much Su Ritter for volunteering already. 
A few extra notices to relay from our club chairman’s update this week:
  • Kit distribution – please bring your kids in any sports kit as per last weekend, and a parent then collects your kid’s kit during the training session. No need to change into the kit during the session this week, please have a Valley Fort runway show with your new kit when you get home. 
  • If sizes turn out to be incorrect, please wait until next week to return it and we will assist at that point.
  • Please treat the kit volunteers well and with respect as they are helping us all.
  • Player Welfare Evening – See the attached invitation. It’s open to all parents, coaches and all interested parties. It’s an incredibly important subject so please attend if you can/want.
  • Open day/Recruitment -  Valley will be holding an open day on September 24th at St Stephens (for girls) and Stanley Fort (for boys) – details to follow but we really want to recruit more players at all age groups. Please get your daughter or son to bring a friend for the morning. There is a player referral scheme, but we will also have some prizes on the day.
  • Charity collection - Valley will be collecting old kit and boots for charity on 17th & 24th September, if you have any old kit from older siblings. 
Thanks all, and looking forward to Sunday morning. Training details below in earlier email.
Best wishes

Posted: 6 Sept 2017

VF U5s / Sunday 10th Sept / info

Dear U5 parents,
I’m looking forward to our second U5 minis session this Sunday 10th September at 8.30am, details below. We will re-run the same training programme as last weekend, to get your kids familiar with these basics before we progress with our Pro Coach’s recommended next steps. 
Again, one quick request before you read on, please can 2x U5 parents volunteer to assist with kit distribution for our age group which will take place this Sunday, by reply to me please?
Where & When: 
  • Sunday 10th September
  • 8.30 - 9.30am (coaches, please arrive 8.15am if you can)
  • St Stephens College sports ground here
  • U5s pitch is behind the first goal post (see attached plan)
  • Bring plenty of water, and suncream your kids beforehand
Notes about St Stephen’s ground:
  • There is no parking at St Stephens. If coming by car, try parking at the public parking bays between Stanley Mound Road and Stanley Beach Road (tend to fill by 8.15am). 
  • Otherwise public transport is plentiful and Stanley Bus station is a couple of mins walk away.
  • Also no pets allowed, don't let your other kids wander off away from the pitch, and it's still really hot so bring LOTS of water for the kids. 
  • If you or the kids do run out of water our food sponsor, 3 Blind Mice, will be selling water, hot and cold drinks, food, etc.
Kit Distribution:
NB please bring your kids in any sports gear for this session again, with rugby/football shoes or trainers, and then collect your kit either during or after the U5s session.
For kit collection, it should be fairly simple – whilst your child plays rugby you head to the distribution desk, give your child’s name, receive a single Kukri bag with your child’s pre-measured, pre-ordered items in it, collect a new rugby ball, take a mouthguard if available (Armoury mouthguards may not be on site to distribute until 10th Sept).
  • If dry weather – we will aim to distribute new kit trackside by the changing rooms.
  • If wet weather – we will aim to distribute new kit up the slope under cover at the schools canteen area.
Each age group needs at least two (preferably more) volunteers to help distribute the kit. As mentioned above, please can 2x U5 parents volunteer to assist, by reply to me please?

If your child has NOT been measured for kit as yet, please get to Escapade sports shop at The Pulse in Repulse Bay and get them/him/her measured asap. There is only one more kit order to be processed for the club, which closes on 17th September. Kit for those orders will arrive with VF approx 7 weeks later. If you have not yet had your kids fitted, please do so by 17th Sept otherwise your kids will not get kit this year.
See you on Sunday. Thank you all for being so prompt last weekend, helping with organisation (and the odd bit of on-pitch assistance) and for supporting your kids to play rugby!
Best regards