Thursday, 16 December 2010

Lions Weekly Round Up

Dear Players & Parents,

Here is your Millwall Lions weekly update!

In this newsletter:
Christmas Message from the Youth Chair
Rugby's Core Values
Guest Blogging
RFU Youth Survey
Saracens Ticket Delivery
Training Dates Reminder
Upcoming Fixtures


Let me firstly take this opportunity to thank all parents and players for
their efforts and involvement in the Millwall Lions Youth Section so far
this season and throughout 2010.

It's been a year of mixed emotions, highlights and some low lights - but
the thing that's really stood out for me is the passion that you all have,
not only for your children's enjoyment in the game, but for the club as

I want to personally thank all the parents for their ongoing support,
particular during this difficult time.

Millwall Lions really wouldn't be where it is today if not for the hard
working volunteers - many of them parents themselves - putting in so much
time and effort.

So, as it's Christmas, please join me in saying a BIG BIG THANK YOU to the
following youth section volunteers:

Sarah Edmead, Gary Mclaughlin, Scott Vinnicombe, Maureen Lajolie, Chris
Attwood, Kerry Attwood, Kev Doherty, Dawn Doherty, Kathy Garwood, Melanie
Riley, Kay Foley, Vicky Shorrock, Shaun Score, Mal McLean, Steve Hill,
Nicky Anderson�.and all of the parents who have helped out in some way so
far this year! We really appreciate your continued support.

I'd also like to say a personal thank you to the Club Management Committee
members for their help and support during the year. It's been difficult for
all of us, and we don't always see eye-to-eye, but we are a great club and
contributing to a great cause�.so stick with it, and the rewards will come!

Before I sign off let me also say a big thank you to all the players of the
youth section. You are the reason we are all here, doing what we do.

We truly believe we have the best kids in all of Essex and London�.and you
guys prove it to us every week!

Keep up the effort and see you all in January!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

See you in 2011!!!

Matt Shorrock
Youth Chair
Millwall Rugby Club


The RFU has launched 5 core values in which our game should be played and
up held. Familiarise your self with them here:


Over the coming months, we'll be having a series of 'guest bloggers'
contribute stories to our news feed about how Rugby, and it's core values
have changed their lives.

Read the first contribution, from former 1st XV league and cup winning
captain Brent 'Gump' McMillan here:

If you or someone you know have experience positive change as a result of
playing rugby, and you'd like to contribute to our blog, get in touch!


The RFU National Youth Council (NYC) wants to hear what you have to say
about youth rugby. The following survey has been put together by young
players and volunteers, and get your voice heard by the 'Big Guns' of the
RFU. It's vitally important we get your opinion so the game can develop the
way you want it to. Your answers will also let the NYC know what to work on
over the next few years. Please spare just a few moments to complete the
survey, the closing date is December 25. Your game, your voice, Get it
heard now by completing the RFU Youth Survey here:


We expect to receive the tickets to Boxing Day's Saracens match at Wembley
by special delivery on Monday 20th December 2010. We will be in touch with
people who have paid for their tickets as soon as they are received. If you
haven't paid yet - please do so ASAP either to Leigh or Matt.

The last training session for 2010 will be Sunday 19th December. There will
be no training over Xmas. The first training session in 2011 will be
Wednesday 5th January.

Sunday 9th January - Colts home (TBC) to Harlow RFC / U15s home to
Shoreditch RFC

That's all for 2010, True Believers!

Let's go to Work!

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