My Little Rugby Player

 
Last year I added Mia's name to join a Football club in a town near us. I paid for the whole term thinking she would really like it because she had a huge interest with football and she was pretty good at kicking and throwing a ball too, as well as running really fast for her age. We got really excited, she was even excited but when we arrived she was petrified. I was a little disappointed that none of the coaches came up to her and encourage her to join in. Instead they were just interested in getting everybody's names down. Mia cried, screamed and was just stuck on me. She wouldn't move. So we decided to leave and tried her out again the following week. But nope, she still didn't like it so we just never took her again.
 
About a month ago, her Dad registered her name to start rugby training. She was super excited. Her Dad plays rugby and she goes to watch him when she is at his at the weekends. But also her favourite cousin on her Dad's side also plays rugby and she really looks up to him. In the first week Mia couldn't wait to start rugby training. She was super excited. Every single day she wouldn't stop talking about it to me, my partner, the family and friends at school.
 
 
Friday evening came, her Dad took her and me and my partner followed after. I was really nervous as I thought maybe she would be too shy and maybe reacted the same as she did last year with football but she didn't. When my partner and I arrived at the rugby club she was already out in the field training with all the other children. The smile on her face was priceless.
 
Mia was jumping about, talking and getting herself involved with all the other children and that was when I knew she was 100% confident and fully enjoying herself. Ever since that first week of training she has loved it. She really does have a big interest in rugby and I hope she goes all the way to the end. I have always wanted her to be involved in something like that and I am soon to register her into gymnastics which is every Tuesday in our village so I really hope she will enjoy that just as much as rugby!

23 comments

  1. Had to click on a rugby post where the photo was of a player in a red shirt. My little man has been decked out in his as well. But at 2 I can't sign him up for anything yet! I reckon I have the next Leigh Halfpenny on my hands. It's so good that girls can play nowadays isn't it. Great photo #sundaystars

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  2. Those pics are adorable! It's great that she's feeling more confident and comfortable now. My in-laws can't wait until my daughter is old enough to be indoctrinated into rugby. :D

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  3. She looks really happy, Its nice when they find something they love xx

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  4. Aw this is lovely and she looks so happy in her kit. My big girl is football mad and we keep meaning to register her somewhere as I know she would love it. It will be nice for mia to share a passion with her Dad to if he likes rugby as well. x

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  5. Bless her, she looks so happy! I'm glad she enjoys herself and is much more confident this time around xx

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  6. Beautiful photos and I am so glad to hear that your daughter has found something she is happy doing! We have tried all sorts of sports with our son but he just isn't into any of them! Thanks for linking with #sundaystars

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  7. That's so good! One of our girls loves football and I'd love to sign her up to a class, but maybe when she's older #anythinggoes

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  8. This is brilliant! We've just had it the other way round. My son has been playing rugby for about two years but still isn't that keen on going. I think we want him to do it more than he wants to do it. Recently he's been getting into football and playing on the school team and he loves it. He actually wants to go on a Saturday morning. It's a pleasure to see hi so excited about it and has made us realise that rugby just isn't his thing. Hope your little girl continues to enjoy it, it;s such a great sport. xx

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  9. Awww bless her! After not liking football, I am so glad she likes Rugby. Perhaps if the football coaches has encourages and engaged she might have given it a go. At east she likes Rugby though, just like her daddy and cousin! Bless. She looks ever so proud in her kit :) #WhatsTheStory

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  10. Team sports are great for their social development and confidence never mind fitness. Glad she liked it and what a fab photo they look super happy! #magicmoments

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  11. Such lovely happy faces - sports are def worth getting into young #magicmoments

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  12. Ah what a lovely smile, she looks so happy and proud! My little boy does a toddler football class which he loves but I've been thinking about signing him up for rugby classes too! #anythinggoes

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  13. Oh bless her, rugby a so much better than football. Good choice Mia! #magicmoments

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  14. This is brilliant, Beth! I love to see kids getting involved in sport, and rugby is a fab sport! (Especially with Wales' recent victory ;-) ) Lovely captures of her, thanks so much for linking up to IOTW xx

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  15. Fantastic. I am so pleased she has found something she really enjoys. It is so good for children to get involved in something and she looks so pleased in that photo.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsbeKids

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  16. Oh that's so good after a bit of a disappointment with the football. It's great she can be so active and enthusiastic. Sounds like she will make some lovely friends too! Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst and see you soon x

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  17. Awww she looks so happy, that's lovely she's enjoying it especially after football not going to plan #bestandworst

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  18. She does look excited and so proud here to wear her kit! Lovely smile =) #pointshoot

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  19. Just wonderful! I love this and how smashing does she look in her rugby shirt?! :) #SundayStars xxx

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  20. Thank you for linking up with #anythinggoes These 2 look so adorable and she look super super excited. Glad she enjoys the rugby after the football disappointment of football

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  21. Aww how gorgeous is she in her wee kit and how happy she looks too. Good for her! I was a rugby girl too once upon a time! Thanks so much for linking up! #MMWBH

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  22. Ahhh how adorable is she in her kit. I love it. I love sports for all my children and I grew up in a very sporty household with six brothers and a sister and we all played every sport we could. Such great discipline taught in sports. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me. I appreciate the linky loyalty and always look forward to seeing you again at SWM. #sharewithme

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