Hellfire return to play
After not getting into their chairs since March 2020, Canterbury Hellfire were able to start their rebuilding program with the first of three taster sessions held at the Medway Sports Centre Gillingham. A lot of effort was put into getting the session promoted on the back of GB’s Gold medal in Japan and this was rewarded with potential new players trying the sport for the first time and enjoying the afternoon exercise.
The event was supported by England’s lady prop forward Shaunagh Brown who showed the sort of determination that has led her to win two 6 Nations Championships with England during the country’s lockdown.
Omar Forster and Steve Brown coached the afternoon and set the pace perfectly for the existing players whilst involving the new players in every drill that they had planned.
Wheelchair Chair Brian Pitchford said “Canterbury Rugby Club is branded as a #OneClub Community Club and this event showed this working at its best with club President Greg Mayne, former President John Scurr, Lifetime member Ian Lloyd and club member Jack Lloyd, all giving up their Sunday afternoon to load up 15 rugby wheelchairs in the backs of their cars and driving to Gillingham (the long way round due to works on the A2) just so we could play and welcome new members into the fold, thanks should also be said for Shaunagh, who has supported us as a club and promoted the event over her many social media followers.”
The final word should go to one of the new players who when asked did they enjoy the afternoon replied, “I’m totally knackered but I loved every minute of it and will be back.”
Our next taster sessions are:
Wednesday 22nd September: 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm at the Medway Sports Centre, Gillingham
Sunday 24th October: 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm at the British Legion Larkfield, Maidstone
Come and join us!