Wednesday, 29 August 2012

When the boys met the mighty Quins!

Regular readers will know that my boys are rugby mad.  This has been a great season for Beansy as his team (that I manage) were crowned Grand Champions of the Quins Curtain Raiser Cup back in May 2012.  With the 2012/13 season fast approaching, we were delighted to be invited along to watch the mighty quins in pre season training.

2011/2012 Curtain Raiser Cup Champions!!!

For those of you NOT interested or knowledgeable about Rugby, the Quins are also the current Champions and have several England players on the squad, including the current England Captain.  So, to be invited along is a BIG deal and once in a lifetime opportunity for the boys.

Firstly, let me show you something:

Now I am not saying that ALL footballers are like this, but I've seen the face of football change for the worse these past 10 or so years, and despite attending plenty of international and domestic games in my time, it is not something that I would want to do now.  The salary that footballers are paid are obscene.  You just have to look at the likes of Ryan Giggs who refused to sing the NATIONAL anthem during the Olympics but yet is happy to play for team GB.   I certainly don't want my boys aspiring to be granny prostitute shagging, wife swapping, cheating, lying footballers (again, not ALL are like this and I am sure some rugby players are degenerates) who have no morals or values. The problem in my humble opinion, is that they get paid too much and think they are above the law.

Anyway, I digress.

We arrived and spent the next hour up close and personal to the Quins players.  After they had finished training they came over to chat and sign autographs with all the kids and of course answer any questions.

Aren't they AWESOME??

My kids are all so inspired, the players were nothing but polite, accommodating and just plain lovely.  They were all chatting to the kids for a LONG TIME, not just a passing, fleeting autograph.

These are the sort of men I want my boys to look up to, not an overpaid, arrogant footballer and whilst football may be the beautiful game (because let's face it, the game is great, it is just the players) rugby is the game played by real gents both on and off the pitch.

Peace and Love

S.A.M xoxo


  1. What an amazing day and what awesome role models these sportsmen are! Thanks for this gorgeous post x

  2. Lovely to get an insight into rugby


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