Diss rugby sessions prove a big hit with children

Youngsters enjoy the rugby sesions held at Diss Rugby Club by Leicester Tigers

Youngsters enjoy the rugby sesions held at Diss Rugby Club by Leicester Tigers - Credit: Archant

Youngsters from the Diss area have been given top rugby tips from one of the country's leading teams.

Diss Rugby Club has hosted a five day training camp for junior and mini rugby players that was run by Leicester Tigers and their academy of youth coaches.

In every age group boys and girls enjoyed training together, getting top tips from the Leicester Tigers coaches and playing matches.

Sessions focussed on strengthening core basic skills like passing, kicking, positioning and tackling.

The young players were also shown the importance of personal abilities and skills needed to be a success in rugby, such as healthy eating, strong self-discipline and working as a team.

Daniel Flatman, a member of Diss RFC Under 10's who was attending his first full five-day camp, said: 'I've really enjoyed the course and liked the coach who helped me and my under 10's friends on the course.

'He has helped me improve my passing and tackling skills, so I'm looking forward to September when we can play again as a team. It's been really fun.'

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Andy Jermy, chairman of youth rugby at Diss Rugby Club, said: 'The players, aged seven to 15 years old, came together not only under the spirit of rugby, making new friendships, learning innovative skills, but take away with them memories that will last a lifetime.

'We are very proud of their achievements as players and representatives of Diss RFC.'

The parents of any youngsters interested in playing rugby in September should contact Diss Rugby Club on dissrugbyclub@yahoo.co.uk or visit dissrugby.com for further information.

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