Erstes Heimturnier in der neuen Saison!

Minis Tournament

Während die Großen der Einladung nach Ungarn folgten, waren es unsere jüngsten Celts, die bei uns in Atzgersdorf, am 22. September 2018, zum ersten Heimturnier in dieser Saison einluden. Also war auch am Samstag in Wien viel Spannung geboten und eines schon jetzt vorweg, auch die Kleinsten bewiesen wieder großes Herz. Gespielt wurde ab 10 Uhr, dabei waren U6 bis U12 im Einsatz und wieder bescheren uns die Berichte der Coaches und Manager dabei ganz detaillierte Einblicke in die Geschehnisse.

Beginnen wir mit unseren jüngsten Kelten, Barbara fasst uns das Abenteuer unserer U6 zusammen:

Bei unserem Heimturnier traten 5 Celtic Spieler/innen in der Altersklasse U6 an. Für 3 der Spieler war der Tag etwas ganz Besonderes, da sie zum ersten Mal die begehrten Celtic Trikots tragen durften. Wir vereinten uns mit den Spielern/innen von Donau und spielten 3 Halbzeiten gegen Stade. Es wurden viele Tries von beiden Teams gelegt das am Ende zu einem gleichstand der Punkte führte.

Aber Fakten beiseite, am schönsten war die gemeinsame Zeit, die Spieler/innen und Coaches von allen Vereinen verbracht haben! Die Jüngsten unseres Sports haben gemeinsam viel gelacht, ein paar Mal gemeinsam geweint und am Schluss bei der Medaillen Vergabe, gemeinsam gestrahlt!

Weiter geht es mit Coach Peter, der vom Auftreten unserer U10 in Englisch berichtet:

Vienna Celtic U10s took part in their first competitive tournament of the season with a squad of 12 players featuring several new ones and only 3 weeks of training under their belts. Despite the lack of experience and practice, there were glimpses during the games of the true potential of the team.

Three 8-a-side matches of 2 x 5 minutes were played against Donau (once) and Stade (twice). Although Vienna Celtic U10s did score two or three times in each game by crossing the whitewash and dotting the ball down, the opposition scored more tries and won all three games.

Celtic got off to a slow start in the opening game against Donau. Most of the first half was spent defending because the young Celts couldn´t get their hands on the ball. Donau had all the possession. It was a credit to the Celtic warriors that they didn´t give up and kept on competing for the ball.

A very good tackle from substitute Daniel on one of the Donau pirates seemed to turn the tide and put wind in the sails of the Celtic Currachs. The team grew in confidence and improved a lot. On a few occasions the players worked really well together playing fluently through several phases of play.

Throughout the tournament the defensive alignment was well organised, flat, needed little prompting and forced the fast opposition players out wide which was very good because in training we had been struggling to do this.

The children´s enthusiasm was excellent. They never gave up, didn´t want to be substituted and wanted to continue playing. If this enthusiasm and team spirit can be transferred to the training paddock then the U10s will improve a lot and who knows - they will be quicker and more elusive than a French cockerel and one day force the Donau pirates to walk their own plank.


Abschließend Alan Noble, Coach der U12, in Englisch:

The U12 team took on the challenge of playing 3 much more experienced teams, two from Donau and one from Stade, in this first tournament of the season. This was the first time this group of players had played together, with many of last season’s U12 squad moving up an age-group and some joining from last year’s U10. In fact for some members of the team this was their first ever rugby tournament.

Given all of that, this was a great display of everything that Vienna Celtic is proud of. Despite losing the first 2 games to much stronger competition, the boys came back strongly with a massive effort in their final game, against our friends from Donau, scoring the first try straight from the kick-off and continuing to score again 3 times. Having found their rhythm after only 20 minutes in total of playing together, they put on an excellent show as tournament hosts for the enthusiastic crowd, which included many supporters from the other teams. Although the match results did not go their way, the U12s showed great commitment, and occasionally some inspiring skills, and look set to enjoy a good season together.

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Abschließend ein großes Danke an alle Coaches, Manager und Betreuer, ich denke diese persönlichen Berichte sind nicht nur spannend geschrieben, sondern zeigen auch deutlich wie viel Herzblut und Mühe in die Jugendarbeit gesteckt wird. Wir bei Vienna Celtic sehen uns als große Familie, die Liebe zum Rugby Sport entsteht vor allem durch Freude und Spaß am Spiel, daher legen wir bei den Jüngsten besonderen Wert darauf, die sportliche Entwicklung folgt dann Hand in Hand.