A Message from Kent Mini Chairperson
I would just like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has made the 39th Kent Mini Festival possible. Our hosts, Beckenham, Aylesford Bulls, Ashford, Medway and Bromley and their teams of volunteers and staff have worked hard both on pitch and behind the scenes to ensure that the 231 teams from 26 clubs across Kent that took part enjoyed their day of rugby. They have definitely gone above and beyond even though they had a very small window of time. It has been a pleasure to work with George, Jayne, Tim, Jo and Neil.
We had over 2500 players in attendance, without whom and their love of our wonderful sport festivals like today would never take place. Along with them came parents, guardians, coaches, managers, first aiders and spectators. All of whom I thank for giving up their time to teach and support the players.
There are things that can be improved and other things that worked well. I managed to visit the U9’s and U11’s festival and speak to some of the players, parents and coaches that were at these festivals. All were enjoying the day. All feedback is welcomed.
To look across the pitches and see so many children enjoying playing rugby was heartwarming to say the least and thoroughly echoed why we all volunteer to give up our time to do what we do so that players in the Mini Sections of the Clubs across Kent can enjoy playing rugby.
Thank you to all of you who have got in touch to say how your day went. We are already receiving some lovely compliments and feedback.
Next season will bring our 40th Ruby Anniversary festival on Sunday 26th March so please save the date.
KCRFU Mini Chairperson