TRAFFORD MV were frustrated by the wet weather when both the first XV and thirds saw their away games postponed due to waterlogged pitches.

The seconds did play but went down 24-20 at home against Aspull in the 97th minute after being 20-7 ahead.

But, like many clubs in the country, MV are hoping the success of the England national side in reaching the World Cup final will encourage more people to take up the sport and get involved locally.

Trafford borough has several rugby-playing schools and many others experiment with rugby as part of their curriculum, and MV are inviting those schools and young players to get in touch and see how everyone can work together to give young people sporting opportunities.

Rugby has many character-building attributes such as leadership, teamwork and respect which will give benefits throughout life and not just on the playing field.

Trafford MV has mini/junior rugby on Sunday mornings for children as young as three years old and this progresses though the age groups with rugby skill being added gradually as the young players become proficient.

MV are particularly keen for local teenagers to get involved in making that big step from school rugby into club rugby.

The club has a good coaching system and was recently awarded the title of ‘Mini Club of the Year’ at the National Rugby Awards dinner and presentation day at Twickenham – the home of England Rugby Union.

Anyone interested in being a part of the rugby family at Trafford MV should email wilfdooley@virginmedia.com for more info or visit on a Sunday morning from 10.15am.

At the other end of the scale, Trafford MV are hosting a Friday Night Lights floodlit game for their over-35s' vets team against Eccles vets tomorrow with local ex-players invited to get in touch and 'Get Your Boots On' one more time.

Then, on Saturday morning the club will be open for fans to watch the World Cup final between England and South Africa, with pre-match breakfasts available from 8am.

For more details visit the club's event page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/events/544903106287322/.