Educational Life were delighted to be invited to the Thanet Wanderers RUFC Community Open Day 2017

It was business as normal for the many mini and junior Wanderers and their coaches and parents who are to be found at the St Peters Ground on Sunday mornings during the rugby season.

Potential players and their families, who took up the open invitation to come and see a typical Sunday morning, can only have been impressed by the enthusiasm of the youngsters and the patience and care shown by the many qualified coaches.

The younger players received a goodie bag courtesy of the club’s main sponsor London Array. These were distributed by first team players Neil Wakefield and Jay Sanford with fellow player and Club Vice Chairman Andy Letts, all organised by Kelly Smith the club’s director of finance and head of catering.

On the second and third team pitches good early season form was shown in two matches played against their Dover U10 and U13 counterparts and some impressive coaching sessions were in progress elsewhere. Because of the security alert, the detachment from the Princess of Wales Royal Regiment was unable to attend but Thanet Council’s inflatable pitch was on the first team pitch.

Youngsters can join a couple of training session to confirm rugby is for them without prior commitment and for those senior members who haven’t yet enjoyed the junior games on Sunday mornings please do so in this coming season. There have been some epic contests full of skill and commitment in recent seasons.