Schools rugby players react on sports ban
15 June 2021 | Opinion
I was very disappointed when the announcement was made that all contact sport was cancelled. We were ready to play the games that we have been preparing for since the holidays. Our coach encouraged us to keep fit and to work out individually. We ended with a practice session without making contact with one another.
I am honestly very sad that we cannot continue with rugby. It is a big setback in my opinion. I pride myself in my rugby and I do believe it is important for everyone to have an extracurricular activity to keep the blood flowing to your brain. However, I still exercise every day. As a team we are a bit sad but we still motivate one another to keep fit.
When the announcement was made that contact sport would be cancelled it was a big shock and very hard to take in. I had really looked forward to the rugby season and couldn’t wait to start playing against some teams. Yes, it is best for our health that all contact sports have been cancelled but it’s not so good for our morale. We regularly exercise to keep fit and those who have access to a gym take their workouts to the gym.
I just have one question: why did they cancel rugby? It was the only thing that kept us busy and took our mind off school work. Yes, it gives us more time to focus on schoolwork but we also need a break from school. I am very disappointed that contact sports were cancelled.
I am disappointed. It doesn’t feel right. I have been excited for the rugby season since last year. Rugby was there for me since the beginning; it gave me energy for my schoolwork and made me happy. Currently I exercise on my own in the gym and on the field.
I feel that contact sport should still be allowed because it is the only that keeps us busy. As a student I cannot concentrate enough on my schoolwork. Rugby took my mind off schoolwork and at the end of the day made me concentrate better.