Lanzarote rugby has had a few ups and downs over the last years, but on an island with plenty of British expats, as well as local Spaniards, Europeans and Latin Americans who are rugby mad, it’s always going to find a way.
That’s why it’s real pleasure to report that the sport is in good health. And even more heartening is the fact that children are one of the most important elements of rugby on Lanzarote. Iain Kerr reports on the developments.
After a steady and determined rebuilding process over the last couple of years, Lanzarote Rugby School is now back on the map!
Gratefully accepting the invitation to travel to Tenerife for the 3rd Torneo Villa de Adeje for rugby schools, some 25 junior players, coaches and parents set off early in the morning of 16th November for a weekend of rugby and fun.
Lanzarote fielded representation in the Under-10, Under-14 and Under-18 categories, in what turned out to be an exceptionally well-organised tournament. Our junior players demonstrated some excellent skills on the pitch, and were delighted to receive a special mention from the organisers of the tournament.
The results at these events, of course, are of little importance, with the main objectives being to have as much fun as possible and to develop in the youngsters the core values of this brilliant sport; among them respect, teamwork, sportsmanship, hard work and humility.
The event is the first of many programmed in for this season throughout the islands, four of which (Lanzarote, Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura) have established rugby scenes.
For more info please don’t hesitate to contact us on facebook or on 630 817 234. Or why not just turn up at one of the regular training sessions on Saturdays at 10am in the football stadium at Playa Honda. Boys and girls of all ages welcome!