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Rugby | 16th January 2020

Mascots United



A TOTAL of 90 youngsters and their families from Langholm Youth Rugby travelled to Kingston Park,
Newcastle for The Greene King IPA championship clash between Newcastle Falcons and Doncaster Knights last Friday.
Langholm RFC are part of the Club Connections Programme with the Falcons and for this fixture they had secured the
opportunity to be the Dream Team.
Fifteen youngsters, wearing their Langholm kit, walked out as mascots with the Falcons team before lining up for the official match day photo just before kick-off.
Langholm Youth Rugby recognise that young people have a natural passion, enthusiasm and desire and these trips to the Newcastle Falcons’ games can only inspire the younger generation in Langholm to progress on to first-team rugby and beyond.
This was a fantastic experience for the youngsters aged from P1 to S1 and the smiles on their faces as they ran onto the pitch accompanied by the Falcons’ players said it all.
The mascots were Jack Hotson, Rudy Dirom, Cody Parker, Rory Irving, Cameron Jardine, Aaron Jardine, Charlie Kingstree,
Connor McNeill, Evie
Richardson, Liam MacMillan, David Goodfellow, Mark
Goodfellow, Aaron Wood, Ross Hislop and Ellis Dirom.
As for the result of the game, Newcastle Falcons were made to work hard in the windy conditions for their 34-10 victory and, in doing so, maintained their unbeaten start to the season by taking the full five points.
Much to the delight of the Langholm contingent, the final and sixth Falcons’ try, by winger Adam Radwan, was scored right in front of them with the last play of the game.
Radwan picked the pocket of Doncaster’s last man from close range, taking advantage of some sluggish play to claw in a
bouncing ball.
After the final whistle, the Langholm youngsters were
allowed access to the 3G pitch where they played touch rugby, while the more elderly contingent retired to the bar to take advantage of the legendary
Falcons’ post-match free curry.
Doncaster Knights are the team, which Langholm’s Robin “Bomber” Hislop of Terrona plays for.
Unfortunately, Robin picked up an injury the previous week, forcing his withdrawal from the match day squad.
In doing so, he missed his first league fixture for two years. The injury is considered to be not too serious and, hopefully, Robin will make a speedy
A fantastic evening was had by all and the club now look forward to continuing their Club Connections Partnership with the Falcons by hosting, for the third year in a row, the
Newcastle Falcons summer camp during Common Riding week.
The camp is on Tuesday, July 27 and Wednesday, 28 at
Milntown. This camp is hugely popular.
Last season’s was the largest outside Newcastle and sold out very quickly.
Details to follow in the very near future but make sure you get in quickly to avoid disappointment.

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