Rugby club needs junior recruits

The club's junior section desperately needs new players.
The club's junior section desperately needs new players.

BRIDLINGTON RUFC is looking for new players for its junior teams for the new season.

A shortage of numbers meant several age groups failed to complete a full season last year.

The youngest teams seem to fare better, but there is a desperate lack of players aged between 11 and 16.

Free summer rugby camps start this weekend at Dukes Park, as a way of introducing children to the contact form of rugby.

Leigh Fulton from the club’s junior section, said: “Does your child want to learn how to play rugby?

“Has their only experience been non-contact tag rugby at primary school?

“Then Bridlington RUFC needs them, especially if they are aged 10 to 13.

“We want to teach them the skills to play the modified junior contact game.”

At present, most primary schools only offer tag rugby, but at club level, it becomes a contact sport from under 9 level.

Coaching sessions will be held at Dukes Park, off Queensgate, from 1.30pm to 4pm each Sunday throughout July, and possibly into August, depending on the demand.

Mr Fulton added: “Why not come as a family and watch your child train, free membership for the day, the bar will be open and there is the rest of the green park for younger children to use.

“This opportunity is ideal for children making the move up to secondary school, as from Year Seven rugby is part of the PE curriculum, so give them a headstart.

“Please dress in suitable training kit, appropriate to weather conditions, suncream if required, and while free liquids will be available during training, they may like to bring their own.”

For more details call Mr Fulton on 07749 828979.