Undy Rugby Academy visited Rodney Parade again on an unseasonably hot October day to perform the Guard of Honour for Newport prior to a close and tense fixture with Camarthen Quins. This time, Undy came with news that they have been given permission to form a junior team at Magor RFC. This is significant news for Magor who had practically dissappeared off the radar, and were clinging on with only a vets side playing. Not good news for one of Monmouthshire's old traditional village clubs.
An age grade side means that hopefully there will be a future for the club as the youngsters move up the age groups to represent the club at senior level. FoNR are committed to supporting such a move and have already helped the similar stirling work that is being done at St.Julians HSOB.
The Trust funded a range of training kit for the academy including tackle shields and balance training aids to help the kids hone up their skills for the season ahead.
As is now traditional, the youngsters ran through a range of rugbyh skills with FoNR Coach Joe Crocker, ably assisted by Sam Waldron and Gareth Bowen. Following this they formed the Guard of Honour as the teams took to the park.