WESTERN Force captain Matt Hodgson’s son Hunter has recently started playing for Wests Scarborough Rugby Union club in the under-6’s team.
Hodgson said whether Hunter chose to continue with rugby or not he hoped he and other WA youngster would have the opportunity to represent the state.
“Tonight my oldest boy Hunter started club rugby,” Hodgson said in a social media post.
“Wests Scarborough Junior Rugby, like all the local rugby union clubs in Perth, is a great starting point for any young kid.
“I started rugby at six years old so Meatball has a two year head start on his Dad playing the game.”
Juniors president Richard Wensley said he welcomed all players to the club but it was a “particular bonus” having the Western Force captain’s son playing.
“Under-6 rugby union is all about having fun, running towards the try line, or sometimes towards the opposition try line, and tagging,” he said.
“There is no tackling at rugby union level until under-8s, and this is taught with specialist coaches and with great precision to get techniques correct very early on.”
West Scarborough re-located to Bennett Park, Doubleview in 2013 after a merger with Wests Subiaco.