Training our rugby future
We had over 50 children join us at Merton Lane on Tuesday and Wednesday (30th – 31st August) on what was a brilliant camp for all. 1st XV players; Cam Murray, Jesse De Vries, Tommy Williams, Jamie Stephens, and Nathan Morris were joined by Canterbury Women’s 1st XV player Freddie who led 3 groups of enthusiastic young players. The players focused on the key principles of; attack, defence, and transition whilst creating a mnemonic to represent the values they feel underpin rugby union.
The winning mnemonic of Rugby was fostered as the camp’s mottos. Respect, Understanding, Guidance, Belief, and “Yellow and black” (to represent CRFC).
On the last day, we had a “World’s Strongest Group” challenge where each participant; ran a bronco, competed in body weight exercises, threw the rugby ball as far as they could, and took part in tyre flipping/carrying challenges. Wales came out victorious with Scotland close runners up.
The final event of the camp was the Rugby Festival where all players from Y6-Y10 were evenly split into groups and competed in a mini World Cup. Cam Murray kept up the Scottish tradition of coaching his country to the wooden spoon with 0 victories and 3 defeats. Wales came out with the Grand Slam completing a clean sweep and led valiantly by coach Freddie.
Our award ceremony saw 4 good eggs awarded.
Campers of the week were;
Dylan (Primary school age)
Luke (Secondary school age)