New Season, New Kit and New players
Growing Team Bears
Very muddy start to the season at Chorley Panthers this morning, which only added to the fun. No longer Newbies, the Bears stepped out in style and christened their new playing kits sponsored by A+B Engineering and John Riely Civil Engineering.
For 2018 the team has so far welcomed four new players to the mix, Aaron, George, Sam and Franklin. They're all a huge asset, getting stuck into pre-season training and their first matches. More importantly, they're already part of this great friendship group and you wouldn't think that they were newcomers at all. We're also looking forward to a couple more new additions, who've joined the fold, playing in their first matches in the upcoming weeks.
It didn't take long for the Under 7s to get into their stride and show promising development from the end of the 2017 season. A noticeable improvement was observed across all skills; throwing, catching, running and tackling, from all the players. A testament to their coaches; Greg, Gary, Craig and Gaz, who have encouraged and supported them from the start. Today's match may have officially been a loss, but it was a successful starting point for the rest of the season as they all played so well. Not that the players take much interest in the scores because they're too busy having fun.
Today's tries were made by Franklin, Sam and two from Harry. The coaches awarded Most Improved to Tom, Best Runner to Sam, Best Tackler to Franklin and Man of the Match to George H.
Thanks to Chorley Panthers Under 7s for being positive hosts, good sports and for their faultless hospitality.