Tom Harrison’s Junior Report: Easter course for club’s youngsters

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Next week the Rugby Club will be running an Easter Rugby Camp for all players aged between 11 and 17.

The camps will be held on Tuesday 3, Wednesday 4 and Thursday April 5, from 10am to 3pm.

Driffield RUFC's East Yorkshire Mini Rugby Festival 2012

Driffield RUFC's East Yorkshire Mini Rugby Festival 2012

The focus of the rugby camp is the more advanced aspects of the game and is open to anyone but an understanding of the game is advised.

Each day will consist of three sessions; each one and a half hours long and will cover a wide range of aspects from the game.

There will be sessions on continuity, nutrition, video analysis, strength and conditioning training plus the principles of team and set play.

Each day will run from 10am-3pm and will include both indoor and outdoor sessions.

The target age range is for 11-17 year olds, but if you have someone who you feel may be an exceptional case please feel free to contact me on

All the sessions will be run by and supervised by qualified coaches and be held in the gym, outside or in the sports hall so please bring appropriate footwear for both indoor and outdoor sessions.

The cost of the camps will be £5 per day for current members of the club and £10 per day for non-members. Please bring a packed lunch for each day.

These camps are a great opportunity to experience area specific coaching in an environment tailored to each individual.

The video analysis sessions will provide a great experience for players to see themselves in action and compare themselves against video footage from professional games.

The nutrition sessions will give players an insight in to how to look after themselves before, during and after matches.

Each player will have a chance to work on any areas of their game they feel needs improving and the strength and conditioning sessions will provide and insight into how to improve their performance away from the rugby field.

Back to this week and today, Scarborough Sixth Form College play their last game of the season with an away trip to Thomas Rotherham College.

The game was supposed to be a top of the table decider but due to a mix-up with previous results being entered incorrectly the Sixth Form College can now only play for pride.

Thomas Rotherham sit five points clear and only three points being awarded for a win, the college will look to finish the season with a bang.

For a few of the players it will be the last time they play for College as they will be moving on to university and after two years, and in some cases three, they have always been an asset to the college and represented it in the correct manner.

This Sunday there are two home games with the under-14s taking on Scunthorpe for the first time ever.

The game will be played on pitch three and will kick-off at 11am.

The other home game will see the under-17s play against touring side Pontefract at 12 noon, and the game will be played on the 1st XV pitch.

Last Sunday, under-17s player Ben Dixon was stretchered off on a spinal board and taken by ambulance to hospital where he spent the night.

I’m happy to report that Ben was released on Monday with thankfully nothing more serious than a sore back and a stiff neck.

After a few jokes about faking it to keep a shirt and get out of his paper round, everything was back to normal.

If you see Ben around the club on Saturday or Sunday please make sure you wish him well.

Other fixtures this Sunday include the Minis in a return fixture with Thirsk and after the success of the first fixture all the teams are in great spirits going into this Sunday.

An important reminder; If you’re in the Minis section please remember that the buses leave at 8.30am

Finally, two more away fixtures with the under-15s away at Middlesbrough and the under-16s away at Whitby.

Thanks for reading

Tom Harrison

YDO, Scarborough RUFC