Rugby camp success for Blackburn youngsters

Blackburn Rugby Club has thanked parents and children who supported this year’s Summer Rugby camp.

It was the first rugby training camp to be hosted at the club since the Coronavirus lockdown.

More than 65 young rugby players attended the two-week camp on Ramsgreave Drive in Blackburn to learn new skills from RFU qualified coaches and guest professional players. The clamp covered vital core skills, fitness, game understanding and winning strategies.

Dino Radice, director of Blackburn Rugby Club and head coach, said: “We were determined not to let the Summer pass without giving our community of young players a training camp to remember. It meant a lot of extra work to ensure all the RFU guidelines were followed. But the safety and wellbeing of the children and their families were always foremost in our minds.

“After everything that’s gone on this year, I’m proud we decided to organise the coaching. I’m grateful to the families and players who supported us and the coaches who went above and beyond to deliver such high-quality training. The children loved it.

“We are also grateful to our sponsor Bowker Motor Group. Support from local businesses who care so much about grassroots sport really does make all the difference.”

Bowker Motor Group has been a long-time supporter of the club. Two years ago Blackburn Rugby Club volunteer coaches officially reopened the new £1 million-refurbished Bowker BMW centre on Whitebirk Industrial Estate in Blackburn.

For Bowker Motor Group, Chris Eccles said: “Hats off to Dino and the coaches for their efforts in putting on this great training fortnight. When we visited, the children were having a great time. The work the coaches do to inspire young players is so important. That’s why we are so happy to help out.”