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.
GRTV travelled to Sixways on Wednesday morning, for the Urban Rugby Squad Festival, where the Gloucester Urban Rugby Squad met other Premiership teams. Young players from Cinderford Fire Cadets and MY:UK, Gloucester made up the Cherry and White squad.
GRTV FEATURE | We caught up with Rugby Development Manager Terry Fanolua on Monday morning, on the first day of the Half Term Rugby Camps at Wycliffe College. Fanolua spoke about what was in store ahead of a busy week on the pitch! Check out the GoPro footage as we got up close to the action!
Speaking after the 37-8 European Rugby Challenge Cup win over Benetton Treviso, James Hook admitted that the Italian side made things tough for Gloucester at times but that the Cherry and Whites are happy to take the bonus point win and turn their focus to Northampton next week.
Speaking to GRTV after the game, Backs Coach Tim Taylor was happy with the squad as they cruised to victory over Treviso. The result wasn't in doubt, but the Cherry and Whites laboured to secure a crucial try bonus point.
Speaking to the local media this week, Gloucester Rugby centre Matt Scott is excited to take the field again as the Cherry and Whites look to build on the win in Bayonne when Treviso come to Kingsholm this Saturday.
Defence Coach Jonny Bell admitted this week that the European Rugby Challenge Cup victory in Bayonne was a welcome one, stressed that Benetton Treviso will pose a tough test on Saturday at Kingsholm but that Gloucester are determined to deliver in front of their own fans.
Motu Matu'u is looking to make up for lost time this week as the Cherry and Whites head to Basque Country to take on Bayonne in the European Rugby Challenge Cup opener. The Samoan hooker made his first appearance in the jersey last weekend, and is hoping to contribute to the team this weekend.
The Gloucester Rugby Half Term Rugby Camps got off to a great start on Monday morning, with over 60 young rugby players braving the chilly weather to experience a great day of skills, learning and fun thanks to the Gloucester Rugby Community Department.