BE YOUR BEST - Residential Rugby Camp sets new record
14 June 2006 15:13
GLOUCESTER Rugby have only 15 places remaining on their residential coaching camp at Winchester Army Barracks from August 21-25th.
In May, Gloucester started with 60 places but they have now experienced record interest in the summer event.
The 'Be Your Best' rugby camp is the pinnacle of all rugby courses. Available to 14-17-year-olds the camp provides the latest in coaching in a unique setting. The Winchester Army Barracks provides an ideal learning environment for those that wish to take their rugby that step further.
Aimed at the district/county players this course will allow participants the oppprtunity to take part in 25 hours of rugby coaching including, fitness, nutrition and game situations and also 12 hours of Army activities ranging from assault courses to paintballing.
The course is designed by Premiership coaches and will be attended by Gloucester Rugby 1st XV players as well as coaching staff. The course focuses on all-round player development, individual positional skills, unit skills and team strategy.
Participants will receive top quality coaching, the chance to meet and learn from Premiership players and coaches, a branded t-shirt, opportunity to win many prizes, all meals and acccomodation and unforgettable experience.
Previewing Friday evening's local derby at Bristol, Interim Head Coach Jonny Bell told the local media that Gloucester's preparations have gone well and that the whole squad is united in trying to finish the season on a high.
Speaking to GRTV this week, Acting Head Coach Jonny Bell spoke of his pleasure in the efforts and intensity in training from the squad after a tricky few weeks. The team were preparing for big games with Bristol and Cardiff in coming weeks.
Willi Heinz was understandably and visibly disappointed when he spoke to GRTV after the 27-30 home defeat to Harlequins, apologising to the home support as the game slipped away after seemingly having the game under control.
Speaking to the local media this week, Scottish centre Matt Scott spoke of the squad's determination to put in a big home performance against Harlequins, with vital points up for grabs in the hunt for a Top Six spot this Saturday (KO 3pm)
Looking ahead to Saturday's Aviva Premiership fixture at home to Harlequins (kick off 3pm), Head Coach Laurie Fisher told the local media that Gloucester will need to be on top of their game in a match which has big implications in terms of top six ambitions.
A big few days for the Gloucester-Hartpury Women side. First came the news that the team will compete in Women's Super Rugby next season, and on Saturday the team will play Worcester Ladies IIs at Kingsholm. Centre Hannah Jones and wing Michelle Ruddock spoke to GRTV this week to reflect on events.
Missing so many starters, and up against a team fighting for their Premiership existence, Gloucester did what had to be done at Ashton Gate on Friday evening battling their way to a 32-14 Aviva Premiership win over Bristol Rugby.