Gloucester Rugby are delighted to announce that, in association with the RFU, an exciting 'Rugby in the Park' event will be held in Cheltenham on Saturday 18th July.
The event, which will run from noon until 5pm, will include lots of fun activities for people of all ages to enjoy including the O2 Rugby Inflatable Village.
In addition throughout the day, we will also be holding special coaching clinics with a number of youngsters from invited clubs, led by our coaches and players. The day will conclude with a round robin fun tag tournament
Players leading sessions with clubs;
11:30 - Chelt RFC, Carlos Spencer and Nicky Robinson
12:30 - Stow RFC, Dave Lewis and Luke Narraway
13:30 - Old Pats, Paul Doran-Jones and Adam Eustace
14:30 - Tewks RFC, Mike Tindall and James Simpson-Daniel
The round robin tournament will take place from 3:30pm to 5pm.
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.
After a series of contract announcements last week, hooker Richard Hibbard is the latest Gloucester Rugby player to commit to a new contract at the club and told GRTV how much he enjoys playing in the Cherry and White of Gloucester.
A try scorer in the 36-18 Aviva Premiership win over Wasps at Kingsholm on Saturday, Charlie Sharples admitted that Gloucester would enjoy the moment but can't get too carried away. The team got what they deserved but the winger wants these performances to be more frequent.
England Head Coach Eddie Jones has made two changes to his side to play Australia in Saturday's final match of the Old Mutual Wealth Series at Twickenham Stadium (kick-off 2.30pm, live on Sky Sports 2). Jonny May lines up on the left wing.