U12s Isle of Man Tour
U12s Man-up - Pure Tour Delight
A group of 16 lads, 15 dads, 2 brothers and 2 mums formed the Manchester U12 2017 tour party to the Isle of Man.
The 3 games were hosted marvellously by Simon and his team, on Sunday, at Douglas RFC. Thanks to the coaches, mums, dads, lads and members for the warm welcome
The lads acquitted themselves very well with 3 wins against Western Vikings x2 and a mixed Douglas and Nomads team.
8 weekend coach trips provided plenty of entertainment & includedthe "will we miss the ferry moment?" whilst stuck in traffic on the M56/6,
the a chance to hone the new-found lad's "singing & song-writing" skills (rivalling Lennon & McCartney?)
A 1st-hand view of sections the IoM TT course.
And the opportunity to plan, chat and snooze between events. http://tours.co.im did a great job providing commentary en-route and accomplished reversing
During our stay at http://www.adventure-centre.co.uk we managed to fit in cooked breakfasts, shooting, archery, assault course, BBQ & a few drinks, a little sleep and a great stay thanks to Simon and his team.
Saturday's trip to Port Erin included beach rugby training, a cool dip in the bay, super Port Erin chippy fish & chips, a swift one and plenty of photo opportunities.
Whilst the Isle of Man Steam Packet ferry crossing may have given a few a reason to test the sea-sickness tablets - both crossings were smooth on a weekend blessed with fine weather
Deep thanks to all who helped created lasting memories for the lads and families - and provided such fine representation for Manchester rugby club.