WOODEN SPOON RUGBY AND MULTI SPORTS CAMPS (5 – 12 YEARS)
The first Rugby and Multi Sports Camp sponsored by Wooden Spoon, the “Children’s Charity of Rugby” has been a huge success. Organised by Fylde Rugby Community Foundation and hosted at Fylde Rugby Club, the camp attracted an incredible 130 boys and girls, from ages 5 to 12, who enjoyed rugby related games and other fun activities.
Head of Community Coaching for the Foundation, Phill Mills, said: “We are delighted at how well the Camp has gone. Everyone attending has had great fun, lots of exercise and top rugby coaching as we’ve drafted in England U’21s women’s squad member Laura Perrin, Fylde 1st team head coaches Alex Loney and Chris briers along with some Fylde 1st XV players. The impact of COVID-19 on youngsters wanting to play rugby has been tough. Many just want to get back to playing sport generally and we were delighted by how many children were playing rugby for the first time.
Chairman of World Rugby and Fylde Rugby Community Foundation Honorary President Sir Bill Beaumont CBE officially launched this new initiative in conjunction with Martin Long, Chairman of Wooden Spoon Lancashire and a fellow Trustee of the Foundation along with other Wooden Spoon Committee Members.
The cost of running the camp was subsidised by Wooden Spoon in order to make it accessible to as many children as possible.
SENIOR RUGBY CAMP (13 – 18 YEARS)
Fylde Rugby Community Foundation also arranged Senior Rugby Camp over the Easter holidays which were also held at Fylde Rugby Club. This was a more intensive 2 day camp which included specialised field rugby skills, strength & conditioning, nutrition and game analysis workshops from experienced coaches.
Phill Mills said “It was great to see so many young players, male and female enjoy our senior rugby camp. The camp aim was to give a sense of what it takes to play at a semi-professional and professional level. There were different elements to the camp including fun on field games and skills along with classroom workshops on nutrition and how to analyse sports performance. We are looking forward to running our next senior rugby camp.”
Phill added “As well as ensuring that the participants had a fun and physically active experience, a major priority in the running of both Camps has been the safety of all the youngsters who attended. We have adopted the Rugby Football Union’s COVID-19 guidelines and have implemented these strictly.”
Further information and details of future camps are available from:
Phill Mills Tel: 07534 321418 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Below: Back row: Phill Mills, Dave Chapman (Wooden Spoon), Martin Long (Wooden Spoon), Sir Bill Beaumont, Mark Cadley (Wooden Spoon) and John Turnbull (Wooden Spoon). Front row: Thomas Pilling and Jake Addy