Leigh RUFC U15s Dragons epitomise teamwork and dedication, whilst thoroughly enjoying playing and training for the game. Several of the players have been with the squad since the age of 5 and recent successes, including a promotion into Pool A of the Lancashire Cup after a thrilling cup final last year, have seen the squad swell to 22 players, with new players always being welcomed to the team and throughout all school age groups.
It seemed like a pipedream to the Dragons 4 years ago when an “Austrailia Tour” was first suggested but next year the team’s Australia Tour will finally become a reality. The Dragons will test themselves against the best of local Australian teams, as well as staying together for 3 weeks in a “pro style” training camp on the Gold Coast with 2 training sessions per day and 5 competitive fixtures. A strong and committed coaching team of 6 are also funding themselves to accompany the team, which includes former players Scott Martin (Leigh, Salford, Sheffield Eagles, Rochdale) and Gary Monaghan (Preston Grasshoppers).
To fund this trip of a lifetime, the squad have been very busy, tirelessly fundraising for 4 years through many different events. Next year they plan to do a sponsored Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge as their final fundraiser.
Epic Kidz has donated £500 to the Dragons to help the team buy some much needed training kit to help them “smash the Aussies”!
For more information about Leigh RUFC mini and juniors sections you can visit them at http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/leigh