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Despite the on-going COVID-19 pandemic and various restrictions surrounding participation within rugby and sport. Our summer rugby camps have been a huge success and enjoyable for all involved. Our coaches have loved the challenge of planning and delivering safe and enjoyable games that also promoted social interaction between all of the participants. Below is some of our favourite moments from the summer camps and a short summary of the 6 weeks of summer camps (plus some of our favourite photo’s from the summer camps).
Throughout the 6 weeks of delivery we had around 50 participants attend the summer camps. It was great to see some familiar faces but also some new comers to rugby. We would like to say a massive thank you to the local rugby clubs who helped to support our summer camps, these clubs include Baildon RUFC, Bradford and Bingley RFC and Bradford Salem RFC. It was great to see many junior players from the clubs interacting and showing some great core values. A key focus for our summer camps was to create the opportunity for all participants to safely socialise with their friends and also people whom they may not have met before, as well as our coaches.
Camp games and sessions:
Our coaches loved the challenge of coming up with new and different games that stuck to the RFU regulations, we wanted to ensure our summer camps weren’t repetitive so we challenged the coaches to deliver something new each week. The participants loved games such as rugby croquet, rugby cricket and even rugby table football (bit of a tongue twister!). An all round favourite for the participants was kick rounders, the game promoted all of the core values, especially team work and enjoyment, but also provided the opportunity for players to learn and practice new kicking, catching and passing skills. Ps our coaches loved getting involved too!
Safety and Wellbeing
All of our summer camps ensured safety and wellbeing for both participants and coaches. Throughout every camp, all of the equipment was cleaned and we ensured all participants used hand sanitiser gel throughout all activities (a whole 5 litres of hand sanitiser was used). We also ensured that social distancing was followed at all points – all of the participants enjoyed being violet from the incredibles and having their own forcefield.