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.
Willi Heinz scored Gloucester's second try as the Cherry and Whites overturned a disappointing first 40 minutes and 0-6 half time deficit, to earn a 26-18 Aviva Premiership victory over Bristol Rugby on Saturday.
It's the first Gloucester-Bristol derby at Kingsholm in over eight years this Saturday (kick off 4:30pm) and, previewing the game with the local media this week, Defence Coach Jonny Bell stressed that, with both teams in the bottom half of the table, they both need the points.
Speaking to the local media this week, Gloucester front rower John Afoa knows the challenge ahead this week against Bristol, and calls on the Cherry and Whites to make the most of home advantage as a determined squad look to bounce back from a narrow loss to Saracens.
Tom Savage speaks to GRTV and the local media as Gloucester went down by 24-20 at Saracens on Sunday afternoon. The second row was disappointed with the result, despite a strong showing from the hosts.
Speaking immediately after the game, skipper Willi Heinz thought that Gloucester had executed their game plan reasonably well and competed hard against Saracens. However, it wasn't enough but the squad will have plenty to work on this week ahead of the derby match against Bristol.
Gloucester may be coming off their best win of the season, the 38-16 victory over Wasps last weekend, but Director of Rugby David Humphreys admits that Sunday's trip to Saracens is an even tougher test.
Talk about a game of two halves. Things looked grim on Saturday as Gloucester trailed 0-6 to Bristol at half-time. However, Matt Scott's eighth try of the season got Gloucester off and running, and the visitors fell apart as the Cherry and Whites eased to a 26-18 bonus point Aviva Premiership win.