The Gloucester Rugby Premiership Rugby Academy Camps have been a wonderful success this season with an average of 80 participants at each camp and each and every camp has been visited by at least three first team players such as Olivier Azam, Willie Walker and Peter Buxton.
Wootton Bassett Rugby Club provided a great venue for the first of the Easter camps and with over 80 players over the two days the camp proved to be a fantastic success. The young rugby fanatics were treated to a visit from Ryan Lamb, Mark Foster and Will James.
Mark Roshier said: 'the camp has been fantastic parents and kids are already asking when the next one will be."
Hartpury College hosted the first ever master-class for Gloucester Rugby aimed at 13-17 year olds. The masterclass aims to provide the next step in rugby camps with both practical and theory sessions over a three day period. The course highlighted areas such as nutrition, injury management and educational options through sport as well providing participants with the facility to learn about basic weight training and speed work.
The masterclass also proved to be a successful event with 11 first team players taking part in the coaching, giving the young rugby players to opportunity to learn from the best. Other activities on the masterclass incluced some Army activities aimed at improving fitness, team work and social skills.
Andy Brown Community Coach said: 'the course was great at Hartpury, the facilities have been incredible and the coaching programme has enabled the players to have a great time whilst still learning about the game."
The next Premiership Rugby Academy Camp is the 5 day residential camp at Aldershot Army Barracks in August - for further information please contact the community department on 01452 872286 or visit http://www.rugbycamps.com/
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