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.
Speaking to GRTV after the 40-29 Aviva A League win over Wasps Rugby, Academy Coach Rich Whiffin explained his pride in the squad to overcome a strong opponent and book their spot in next week's Aviva A League final.
Willi Heinz returned from injury to skipper Gloucester to a famous 16-14 win over Stade Rochelais on Saturday evening. Speaking after the game in France, Heinz admitted the win wasn't pretty but was full of courage and a great result for the club.
Billy Burns contributed all Gloucester's points in the 16-14 European Rugby Challenge Cup win in La Rochelle on Saturday evening, but dedicated the victory to the whole squad whilst also praising the travelling support.
Speaking after Gloucester's brave 16-14 win against Stade Rochelais which clinches a European Rugby Challenge Cup final spot, Director of Rugby David Humphreys paid tribute to the way the team had executed the game plan in a hostile environment against quality opposition.
Greig Laidlaw returns to the Gloucester Rugby squad this week, and his inclusion is an important one after a serious ankle injury. The Scottish scrum half is determined to drive the team forward in their European Rugby Challenge Cup semi final in La Rochelle this Saturday.
Gloucester take on La Rochelle in the European Rugby Challenge Cup semi-final in France on Saturday evening, with the Top 14 side the favourites in the eyes of the bookmakers. However, David Humphreys is looking for his side to rise to the occasion against a familiar opponent.
Speaking to GRTV after Saturday's 39-30 Aviva Premiership win over Sale, Mark Atkinson admitted that the performance wasn't perfect but that the team's character shone through in a game that could easily have slipped away.
Scotland scrum-half Greig Laidlaw is targeting a 'unique' finish to his Gloucester tenure in the European Rugby Challenge Cup final at the venue where his professional playing career began, BT Murrayfield Stadium (Friday 12 May).