It's well maintained pitches and superb indoor facilities ensured that the camp went ahead like planned, and that all those who had booked their place on the camp were not disappointed by another bad weather cancellation.
The other scheduled Gloucester Rugby junior rugby camp due to take place at Tewkesbury RFC this week (Thurs 20th, Friday 21st February) was an unfortunate casualty of the weather, and plans are now in place to host another camp at this venue later in the year.
Combining fun with learning, coaches cover the following fundamental principles at each of our accredited camps; basic skills including passing, catching, decision making, attack, defence, mini-unit skills, unit skills, tackling technique, communication, teamwork and most importantly comradery.
The highlight of the camp for most was James-Simpson Daniel's arrival on the second day. Taking time out from his intensive rehabilitation schedule, lucky participants enjoyed a coaching session led by the Gloucester legend. His inputs re-enforcing the Gloucester Rugby coaching staff mantra of basic skill development, as he explained the level of importance that they play not just at underage level but in the professional game also.
After the coaching session, James Simpson Daniel treated not just players, but coaching staff and accompanying parents to a personal account of some of his best sporting moments and a rare insight into his own day to day life as a professional rugby player.
Gloucester Rugby coaching staff are highly enthusiastic and motivated individuals, with a wealth of experience, having worked countless times with players at grass roots and junior level, in both school and club environments.
Each Gloucester Rugby camp caters for male and female rugby players between the ages of 8-13years old and is a great opportunity for some extracurricular coaching during the holiday periods.
For further information or to book your place on one of the upcoming camps please visit www.gloucesterrugby.co.uk/community or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org