BE YOUR BEST - Residential Rugby Camp sets new record
14 June 2006 15:13pm
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 after the 15-3 Aviva Premiership defeat at Northampton, Director of Rugby David Humphreys couldn't criticise his team's effort in difficult conditions, but pinpointed the errors and indiscipline that allowed Stephen Myler to kick the home team to victory.
A handful of the Gloucester Rugby Mo-Bros visited Pride Hair Salon in Gloucester on Wednesday afternoon to have the final touches applied to their Movember efforts, and the team captain Jacob Rowan spoke to GRTV ahead of the final few days of the month.
Northampton away was the first Gloucester game under David Humphreys last season, but the Director of Rugby told the local media that the Cherry and Whites are a different proposition compared to 12 months ago and are looking forward to the challenge.
Having skippered Gloucester against the Barbarians last week, Nick Wood once again wore the captain's armband on Monday evening as Gloucester United kicked off their Aviva Premiership A League campaign with a bonus point win at Leicester.
Gloucester recorded a 32-20 win over La Rochelle on Thursday evening, and second row Jeremy Thrush was thrilled to pick up the victory on his first taste of a trip to France and the hostile atmosphere.
Gloucester were forced to battle for their 33-20 victory in La Rochelle on Thursday evening, something that centre Bill Meakes said that he and the squad were well prepared for as well as thanking the travelling support for the part they played.
Gloucester got off to a winning start in the European Rugby Challenge Cup last weekend, but Head Coach Laurie Fisher is expecting a much tougher challenge when the Cherry and Whites travel to La Rochelle for Thursday night's Round Two encounter.
After missing out on Gloucester's two recent European fixtures, Jonny May is back on the left wing for Friday evening's Aviva Premiership fixture at Northampton, while Mariano Galarza is named in the matchday squad for the first time this season.