Falcons first team players visited over 70 youngsters at the Falcons Residential Camp today to give the talented youngsters the inside track on what it takes to make it as a professional player.
The camp, which is held in the beautiful surroundings of Barnard Castle School, is aimed at the more experience rugby player. These participants have dedicated themselves to a week of hard training in the hope that they may one day emulate the achievements of ex-pupils of the School, including Rob Andrew, Rory Underwood, Mathew Tait and Alex Gray along with the Falcons players who have travelled down to put them through their paces today.
The boys were treated to a position-specific session with Ali Hogg, Tane Tu’ipolotu, Tom Catterick, Rob Vickers and James Hudson, with Academy Manager Mark Laycock on hand to view the talented youngsters’ progression. With a wealth of experience between them, the group could not fail to gain an invaluable insight into the world of professional rugby and a once-in-a-lifetime coaching experience. The session ended with a question and answers session where the group had the chance to gain further advice on nutrition, strength and conditioning and how to progress through the Academy process to name a few.
Falcons Academy Manager Mark Laycock said “It’s great to see such a skilled group of youngsters here on the Camp, proving the amount of talented players in the North East and Cumbria is growing. We are pleased to attend today and are delighted to see such fantastic support for both rugby and the Falcons in this area.”
The Falcons run this camp annually and local camps throughout the year. There’s still time to book position specific camps or pre-season fitness and fun in August, or view our October camps at Kingston Park, Currie RFC, Durham City and Penrith RFC.
www.rugbycamps.co.uk/newcastle-falcons or call the camp hotline 0191 2142 866