The Gloucestershire All Golds will be looking to build on a great weekend for the club after it was confirmed that they will be hosting an England Talent Pathway event, as they search for the next generation of Rugby League talent.
Friday saw the All Golds host the 1908 Cup for schoolboys and the Golden Fern Cup for schoolgirls, before the First Team put on a scintillating first half performance as they beat Torfaen Tigers 27-20 on Saturday afternoon.
We spoke to Club Director Lionel Hurst about the weekend, as the club look to press on after a near perfect weekend.
“It was a great delight to see the return of the much loved 1908 Cup for boys and the Golden Fern Cup for girls. Rugby League is a sport made for children with its simple rules and free and open running style. The joy on the children’s – and teachers’ faces – was there for all to see.
The opening home match of the season saw the club retain its hitherto unbeaten record against an excellent Torfaen Tigers. The performance was somewhat of a curate’s egg with a magnificent first half display on both attack and defence. Conversely the second stanza showed there is still plenty of work to do! Overall a satisfying day for the Golden Fern.” Hurst added.
Tries from Captain Ash Lewis, Luke Stephens, Aedan Coleman and Kieran Webb saw the All Golds lead their then unbeaten visitors 22-0 at the half time interval, before Lewis went over again in the second half.
A Sean Roberts dropgoal in amongst Torfaen’s four second half tries saw the game spring in to life, as both sides played their part in a great advert for Rugby League.
To read the full match report from the game, visit the All Golds Website or click here.
The England Talent Pathway Day takes place on Wednesday May 22 at St Peter’s School in Gloucester, starting at 17:30 ahead of the All Golds’ fixture with the Royal Air Force – which kicks off at 19:30.
“The England Talent Pathway Day is for both boys ( years 7 and 9 ) and girls ( year 7 ) and it presents a historic and exciting opportunity for Gloucestershire schoolchildren to learn from the best. It is a simple truism: the club has to produce its own supply line of talent both male and female and May 22 will be a fine step in that direction.
The question is – which much decorated British Lions and England star will be the principal guest!? All will be revealed! Everyone attending will then be guests of the club when the All Golds host the Royal Air Force on the same evening.” Hurst said.