Summer 2017 proved to be a very busy time here at MSG Tours with a number of Welsh clubs embarking on summer tours with us. August saw Pencoed Ladies U18 team visiting Ireland for the Women’s Rugby World Cup whilst September brought the Bedlinog Cubs and their families to Derby for a jam-packed weekend of rugby fun.
Pencoed U18s Tour to Ireland
In August MSG organised Pencoed Ladies U18 Rugby Team’s Pre season tour to Ireland for the NAAS RFC international U18s Tournament and the Women’s Rugby World Cup. The 33 strong team (including players and parents) made their way to Dublin on August 11th for a rugby-filled weekend.
Having arrived on Friday, the Pencoed Ladies got stuck in on day two with a full day at the Naas RFC International Girls’ Rugby Festival which catered for U15s and U18s teams. All teams were welcomed with drinks and snacks and a delicious BBQ throughout the day. Having played fantastically throughout the tournament, the Pencoed ladies secured 4th place in the Tournament and were also runners-up in the Plate final.
With a tough day of rugby playing behind them, the ladies got to sit back and relax on Sunday with a day at the Pool Stages of the Women’s Rugby World Cup at the UCD Bowl in Dublin. With the likes of USA, Spain, France and Australia on the pitch, we’re sure the Ladies got to pick up some tips for their upcoming training sessions!
Monday saw Pencoed return home following a great weekend in Dublin! We hope you enjoyed ladies and we look forward to organising many more tours for you in the future.
Congratulations to @pencoedrfc Ladies U18’s who came 4th in the @NaasRFC International Girl’s Rugby Festival on Saturday! pic.twitter.com/vEomkLEDzp
— MSG Tours (@msgtours) 14 August 2017
Bedlinog Cubs Tour to Derby
At the beginning of September MSG was delighted to bring the Bedlinog Mini’s Rugby Club AKA The Cubs to our home town of Derby for two days of fun and games for their very first tour. A 78 strong group full of excited children (made up of U8’s, U9’s and U11’s) and even more excited families arrived on Saturday September 2nd.
Day one included a day at Alton Towers where the children (and adults) got to enjoy some of the great attractions. After a busy day, the club then filled their tummies at The Water Bridge, Uttoxeter, before heading to the Travelodge in Derby to get some well-earned rest.
The group woke up on day two and boarded the bus for a full morning of rugby fun at Derby RFC where The Cubs got the chance to interact with the local mini rugby team. After lunch, the Cubs prepared for their return to South Wales having had a great weekend in Derby.
“We had an absolute blast. It couldn’t have run better. Thank you to yourselves and Derby RFC for your hospitality. We think the adults enjoyed it more than the kids and cannot wait to start organising our next tour” Melanie Evans, Bedlinog Cubs.