FOR TWO days last week Wednesbury Rugby Club ran a rugby camp to introduce rugby to 7 to 14 year old girls and boys.
It was run by the RFU and Wednesbury Rugby Club with both organisations providing coaches. Lead coach Adam Blackford, community rugby coach for the RFU, said that the camp had been a great success with two days of rugby and fun in glorious weather.
The aim of the club is to recruit players who hopefully will progress right through the club and eventually play first team rugby. Adam Blackford said that the RFU help local clubs to run these camps and encourage young people to get involved in the game. This provides young people with the skills to play rugby, as well as discipline which can be carried with them for the rest of their lives.
During the two days of the Easter camp, the youngsters learned the core skills of the game: passing, tackling (for the older players), kicking, and the fundamentals of the game, as well as playing short games of tag rugby.
At the end of the second day the camp was rounded off with a game of 'rugby rounders' to allow the youngsters to put the core skills they had learned into practice.
Each participant was awarded a certificate for their attendance at the end of the two days.
A spokesperson for Wednesbury Rugby Club said these camps are essential to introduce young people to the game of rugby and to the club, and the club would like to thank all the young people that had turned up for the camps, as well as all the coaches for their time and effort.
For anybody interested in getting involved in the game, Wednesbury train young players from the age of seven to fourteen, on Tuesdays 5-30 till 7, and Sundays 10am till twelve.
Just turn up on one of the training days or contact the club for more information: Paul Hill on 07730417927, Dave Bryant on 07795348334 or Adam Blackford RFU contact for Sandwell, on 07855442660.