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Do you take your kids to football/rugby/hockey training when it is raining???

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LauraIngallsWilder Tue 06-Oct-09 13:02:41

We are newbies at sports training - ds is loving hockey and rugby

But I have no idea whether people still go if the weather is rubbish

Obviously if it is tipping it down its a no no
But what if it is raining constantly but not torrential - do people still go.............. and stand there in the rain while their kids run about

in the rain?

LauraIngallsWilder Tue 06-Oct-09 13:04:34

Adults still play matches even when its tipping it down dont they

So do kids have to practice in the rain too - to toughen up???

Ignorant question as I never really did any sport outside of school when I was a kid

claricebeansmum Tue 06-Oct-09 13:04:41

In wind, rain, hail and snow.
You are expected to go whatever the weather!

The only time rugby training was cancelled was when the pitch was actually frozen and it was too dangerous.

nickytwotimes Tue 06-Oct-09 13:04:58

Of course they do!
That is part of the 'fum'. hmm

Wimp. wink

LauraIngallsWilder Tue 06-Oct-09 13:05:26

Sorry I forgot to specify that I mean after school/evening clubs - not those connected to school or during school day

claricebeansmum Tue 06-Oct-09 13:05:53

Rowing never cancelled - they run instead! hmm

Bigboots Tue 06-Oct-09 13:06:21

Yes - but am a P.E teacher so poor DCs don't stand a chance! grin

LauraIngallsWilder Tue 06-Oct-09 13:07:11

Yes I know I am a wimp blush

But dd will have to come with me and ds as well - the thought of walking 3/4 mile to get there, stand in rain for an hour and walk back, all in the rain, is not the slightest bit appealling

Lilyloooohhhh Tue 06-Oct-09 13:08:40

yep football all through the winter , in heavy snow / rain etc only cancelled if frozen pitch

nickytwotimes Tue 06-Oct-09 13:09:19

Sounds fun, Laura. grin wink

Get Mumsnet on your blackberry?
Make dh/mil/any passing adult go instead?

jobhuntersrus Tue 06-Oct-09 13:09:39

Yes and ds loves playing footie in the rain. The only time football training or match is cancelled is if the weather conditions are dangerous like frozen solid ground or pitch is flooded.
Yes the parents stand there in the rain too or maybe sit in the car.

LauraIngallsWilder Tue 06-Oct-09 13:09:47


How to break the news to dd who is 5............

Lilymaid Tue 06-Oct-09 13:10:09

Usually field sports like these are only cancelled if the groundsman decides that the pitches are unplayable. If you are playing on astroturf, only an earthquake or similar will lead to cancellation.
I have spent 10 years of weekends standing on the side of wet pitches, in the cold. You must suffer too!

Lizzylou Tue 06-Oct-09 13:10:13

Ooh, was wondering this on Sunday morning during DS1's football training.
Luckily DH normally goes, I will make him a flask of coffee up for the very bad weathergrin

LauraIngallsWilder Tue 06-Oct-09 13:11:08

No passing adults,mil or dh here - very rare!

Or cars

These are factors I am not able to factor in

pagwatch Tue 06-Oct-09 13:12:15

seriously shock

shape up FGS!

If you are being a big jessie about a bit of rain how on earth are you going to cope with whizzing child to hospital with concussion or broken wrist.

<<pag waits for LauraIngalls to post with the 'nasty children keep pushing my child at rugby- should I write toi the club or involve the police?' thread >>

grin and [I have read bloody everything now emoticon]

nickytwotimes Tue 06-Oct-09 13:12:34

I dread this in the future.

I am hoping ds will be bookish and nery like dh and I, but GOd help me, he might rebel and be all sporty and outdoory.

pagwatch Tue 06-Oct-09 13:14:28

BTW NEVER EVER tell any of your Ds's friends this happened. They will tease him for many years

<<Pag taking DS1 to GP this afternnon for concussion follow up appointment>>

IWantCleanCarpets Tue 06-Oct-09 13:15:48

Yes of course, your skin is waterproof you know grin

jobhuntersrus Tue 06-Oct-09 13:20:06

Seriously you need to get some really good warm waterproof stuff for the younger ones we have found as they do get cold stood watching in the winter. There is no such things as bad weather, just bad clothing was something i was told once.

nickytwotimes Tue 06-Oct-09 13:21:19

IWCC, are you channelling my late father. wink

Merle Tue 06-Oct-09 13:21:48

If you live in the Uk then you have to get used to rain as a way of life.

You can't participate in an activity in this country and stop it because of the rain; you'd never do anything properly.

Do they/you have good waterproof clothing? Thermal undies for when the weather really IS bad?

hmm actually despite the fact I am one of those who will support DH every saturday when he plays rugby come rain or shine (and my 14month old is easy to bundle up). If you have to drag your DD there as well to watch your DS I do have a little sympathy. Any chance you could pair up with another family and take turns taking the DC when the weather is shit?

LauraIngallsWilder Tue 06-Oct-09 13:23:23

Honestly its not that I am a wimp about rain!

We live in wales and walk everywhere - rain is a frequent occurrence! Which is fine by me if we have a reason to go out

But to me going to stand in the rain for two hours (with a cold 5yo) while ds plays rugby doesnt feel like reason enough

seeker Tue 06-Oct-09 13:24:18

<adopts the strong Yorkshire accent of her dp's much missed grandmother> "You're not made of sugar, love"

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