Sled helps Frampton Cotterell rugby kids push on to next level
YOUNG Frampton Cotterell rugby players are being helped to win more scrums after their club invested in new training kit.
Their new scrum training sled is designed for players aged between seven and 16, and allows children to learn correct scrummage, rucking and maul techniques.
The equipment is aimed at increasing the children’s confidence and skill levels and making it easier and safer when it comes to games.
Many of the youth coaches have attended courses on how to teach scrummaging.
Club captain Mike Weaver said: “The purchase was possible using money raised from the club's successful minis rugby festival, which prides itself on being free to enter, with the emphasis on player enjoyment.
"The club would like to thank those volunteers and parents, who continually help and support the minis and junior section, making such equipment purchases achievable."
*COVID-19 may have ended last season prematurely, but Frampton Cotterell’s rugby players have managed to return to action.
The club hosted a COVID-compliant RFU touch rugby tournament at the Crossbow.
The event saw four teams of 10 payers, led by Brandon Ball, Harry Blake, Taine Buffery and George Frost, take part in a round-robin format, with finals at the end of the day-long competition on September 12.
George Frost led his Sodbury 2s to victory, taking the spoils after beating Harry Blake’s Weaves Choir Boys in the final.
Mike said: “It was a little step, but also a big step to keep the guys together on the day, which would have been the first proper game of the season.”