Rugby Club Huercal Overa Show Spirit
The El Hornillo Stadium in Huercal-Overa saw the first ever game of Rugby Union played on the weekend of the 11th June, with Huercal Overa Under 18s taking on Union Rugby Almeria U18s followed by the Senior side competing against the Lomos Plateados (Union Rugby Almeria Veterans).
Prior to the main match up a presentation was made to the family of Juan Pedro Enciso Cascales, a man who had links to Union Rugby Almeria and a prominent figure in the Rugby community in Almeria aswell as being a resident of Huercal Overa. The plaque was presented by the Mayor of Huercal Overa Domingo Fernandez and Head Coach for Rugby Club Huercal Overa Pedro Fernandez Pastor.
The objective of both games was for the players to get to grips with actually playing the game, as it is very different to training (which is Tues & Thurs at El Hornillo) so the results were not important. Which is lucky because both games ended with the visitors victorious, but both local sides went over for tries!!!
The club have mainly Spanish players but the 3 Brits in the side can be very proud of themselves as they all showed great character and potential. Josh Voss and Ross Mackay (both U18s) & Charlie David Care for the senior side all getting stuck in. Good work lads..
The club will announce more friendly games soon but are involved in a 7s Beach Tournament at San Juan de Los Terreros in July which should be a fantastic day out.