YOUNG Warrington players gave their boots a breather to give coasteering a try while on their first rugby tour.

Twenty-two members of the Warrington RUFC under 10s team, their siblings and dozens of parents enjoyed a two-night tour of North Wales which included field action alongside some outdoor pursuits.

Organised by the team’s coach Dave Evans to celebrate the end of their playing season, the under 10s group stayed at Bangor University and the action-packed weekend included two rugby matches and a tournament against Mold, Bethesda, Pwllheli and Llangefni.

The Warrington under 10s team were happy with their all-round performance against talented Welsh opponents.

While away, they travlled to Anglesey for an afternoon of coasteering.

This adrenalin-fuelled activity was invented in Wales and involves traversing the coastline through swimming, cliff jumping and rock climbing.

The youngsters are said to have had an incredible time trying out this activity and all came away having learned new skills on the water.

“Taking the team on their first rugby trip was a fantastic way to close out the playing season while also setting them in good stead to progress as rugby players by emulating the tour experience,” commented Russ Welch, owner of the team’s sponsors X-Press Legal Services Cheshire West and North Wales.

“As the team’s sponsor it has been wonderful to witness how much the players have improved over the past year. Their playing skills have significantly developed alongside their understanding of sportsmanship and general cohesion as a team.

“We are all incredibly proud of how the team represented their club and Warrington while away.

“The tour was a well-deserved end of season treat for everyone involved and an experience which I’m sure they will never forget!”

Warrington RUFC is based at Grappenhall Sports Club and welcomes players from age four upwards.