Images courtesy of Kuala Lumpur Highland Games
KL Saracens had 10 teams from U6-U16 in action at the Highland Games 10s on Sunday 13th May 2018, hosted once again at Bukit Kiara. The rugby programme was mixed in amongst tug-of-war and traditional Highland Games competitions such as tossing the caber and hammer throw, with serious heavyweight competitors having been flown in from around the world to participate. With mass pipe bands playing almost constantly through the day, bouncy castles and candyfloss aplenty for the youngsters, the event had a real festival atmosphere and all of the teams had a great day out. Special mention goes to our U11, U13, U14 and U16 teams who were all cup finalists, but also to all of our younger age groups who are playing better and better rugby at every outing! The KL Saracens club spirit was well in evidence, with parents from multi-age groups setting up camp together to share food and drink supplies, adding to the carnival feel.
Massed pipe bands and tug of war
Officials confer during a KLS U12 fixture
KL Saracens 1st team were also playing for the last time before the Ramadhan break, beating KL Japanese 47-26 in a 10-a-side friendly fixture on Saturday 12th May, with the Girls U15 touch team having their first outing of the year at the Epsom College Touch Tournament, also on Saturday, with this new group of girls performing admirably in their first competition as a team.
Club on course for a record year of activity
With the club having fulfilled 367 fixtures across the age groups since the beginning of the year, the start of fasting month sees us on track for a record year of activity – well over half-way towards our record total of fixtures in a year (691 in 2016). Best wishes to all of our membership for the month ahead and we look forward to returning to action after Hari Raya, with junior training due to resume on Sunday 24th June.