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Young Spalding rugby players rewarded with an Indian meal in town




Spalding Rugby Club's under-15 squad enjoyed a mid-season break ahead of a run of games which include a cup semi-final.

The teenage players were joined by parents and coaches for a meal at the town's Tulip Tandoori Indian Restaurant in Pinchbeck Road.

Spalding reached the semi-finals of the NLD (Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire) Cup with a 67-12 win over Scunthorpe at the end of January.

Spalding Rugby Club's under-15s celebrate reaching the semi-finals of the NLD Cup.Photo supplied.
Spalding Rugby Club's under-15s celebrate reaching the semi-finals of the NLD Cup.Photo supplied.

Altogether, the young Elephants' squad have won eight of the 12 matches they have played this season and will be looking to go one better in the cup, having lost last year's final against Newark by a single point.

Coack Kevin Wand said: "The lads have once again proved to be a strong team, with two new players having joined the squad at the beginning of last season.

"We are continually looking to improve our skill-set and fitness, travelling far and wide in order to play against like-minded teams.

"Under head coach James Fitzpatrick, an ex-back row, semi-professional rugby player who had the honour of being club captain of his local team Kenilworth, our goal is to ensure that the kids are fit and get as much enjoyment out of rugby as 'Fitz' got.

"He always tries to help the lads play with a smile, but also with respect for the opposition and referee as well."



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