Gloucester Rugby has once again teamed up with the Royal Marines to offer young aspiring rugby players a unique rugby camp experience.
This residential camp has proven to be extremely successful in previous years. This year the week long camp will run from Monday 4th to Friday 8th August. The setting for the camp is Chivenor Barracks, Devon, the home of the Royal Marines.
The camp is open to young players aged 14 to 16 years and Gloucester Rugby professional coaches will ensure those attending are given every opportunity to enhance their rugby skills and set a platform for future development. This coupled with the mix of mental and physical challenges provided by the Royal Marines will ensure players are tested to the full.
Rugby coaching sessions will be based on the latest training methods and theories delivered by coaches who have a track record of developing talented young players and will include core and positional skill sessions as well as conditioned games for strength and conditioning.
The Royal Marines provide trained officers to lead additional activities throughout the week providing guidance, support and motivation, giving an insight into the life of the Marines. They will set Personal Fitness Tests, Observation and Leadership Tasks, plus Sand Dune Running, and assault courses.
Simon Monahan, Gloucester Rugby Community Development Manager, said, 'Those attending will need to bring lots of enthusiam and be prepared to work hard. It is designed to test players physical and mental strength and will push participants to their limit. A tough but ultimately very rewarding week for any young player.'
This is a hugely popular rugby camp for young players and places are limited. To avoid dissapointment it is advisable to book early. Book online now CLICK HERE
Gloucester Rugby welcome Sione Kalamafoni, Greig Laidlaw and Tom Palmer back to the starting line up and feature David Halaifonua in a matchday squad for the first time, as they resume Aviva Premiership action against Bath Rugby at Kingsholm on Saturday (kick off 5:30pm).
After a tense opening half hour in Parma, the game turned just before half time as the home team had David Odiete red carded and Gloucester took full advantage, running in three second half tries to secure the bonus point and the victory over Zebre by 32 points to 16.