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Scrum Down to Rugby Summer Camp

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July 2012

Clackmannanshire Council's Sports Development team are gearing up for the start of the new rugby season with five action packed days of coaching and playing at a terrific summer camp.

Alloa Rugby Club will be the venue for the Rugby Summer Camp from 13th-17th August.

All young players will receive top level coaching from qualified Scottish Rugby coaches, including the Council's Rugby Sports Development Officer, Stevie Swindall, a former Scotland "A" internationalist and member of the Glasgow Warriors.

Specialists from other sports will use their expertise to help each player get the most out of their performance. In addition there will be special rugby guests throughout the week.

Daily awards for effort will be made at each age group, and there will be a free group photograph and t-shirt for all participants.

Primary one to three children at Rugby Camp will be taught basic skills through games, meeting new friends and having plenty of fun. Primary four and five rugby enthusiasts will also learn the basics as well as Improve on those basic skills through games.

Councillor Ellen Forson, Convenor of Clackmannanshire Council's Education, Sport and Leisure Committee, said: "The whole camp is aimed at developing fitness while at the same time having fun and building confidence."

There will also be sessions for primary six and seven pupils aimed at developing the player, developing game and understanding of players. The sessions will also Improve their core technical skills through games and build on specific fitness needed for rugby.
Councillor Forson added: " We also have sessions during the camp for first and second year pupils at Secondary school where they will be encouraged in learning to train and advancing their skills through games.

"Nutrition, fitness, injury prevention advice and how to improve their fitness while having fun will also form part of what will be a busy but enjoyable programme for the children during the camp."

Third to fifth year pupils will get the chance to take part in a strength and conditioning academy and to train like a pro for a week.

The sessions are geared at improve strength, speed, flexibility and skill. They will also receive nutrition and recovery advice.

The Rugby Camp will be held each day from 10am until 2pm at a cost of 40 for the week. For further information telephone the Contact Centre on 01259 213131.