GARVAGH AND LEOS BOYS TUG OF WAR CLUBS HOSTS YOUNG FARMERS TRAINING SESSIONS
After being contacted by the Young Farmers Clubs organisation through Sam Rountree, the Chairman put in place arrangements for YFC clubs to receive some tuition and direction from the Garvagh and Leos Boys teams at their training facilities. 26 people turned up along with the Coach, Ernie Dickie, trainer Kenny Moore, Chairman and Secretary and a number of the young pullers from the Garvagh team whilst a contingent from the Strabane and Victoria Bridge clubs called with Leos Boys. This is part of their own preparation for the Balmoral Show.
Representatives from Gleno, Glens, Glarryford, Dungiven, Curragh, Coleraine, Kilrea and Garvagh had made the journey to Garvagh. Many of the residents of the local residential home I’m sure wondered what was going on.
Ropes were laid out just to warm up on with one tied off whilst the other had a small weight attached. Up and down and up and down went the weight, with a lot of jollity and camaraderie amongst all of those that had turned up. Good guidance, tuition and advice was given by the experienced coaches who were attentive at their job, having time for everyone that had turned up.
It was close on quitting time at Garvagh when the inevitable challenge was thrown down and the pulleys were set for side by side pulling. Everybody mixed in and after several gruelling minutes’ one side was declared the winners. Not content with their lot, teams turned around and once again had a go at one another.
There was plenty of banter and guidance given again by the team members who persuaded and cajoled their respective teams to try and beat the other. Tired hands and arms and legs and backs and everything in between, but next week they will be back again.
A video is planned and again the Garvagh and Leos Boys coaching staff will take the lead during the training.
Well done to all those that travelled to both training sessions and to the Garvagh and Leos Boys teams for their time and efforts.
Teams have either turned up for a second session or have arranged their second and third training night with both teams and more to come. Keep up the good work.