Littleborough Rugby Club taster day

Date published: 23 July 2019

Children and young adults of Littleborough and the wider villages took part in Littleborough Rugby Club’s annual taster day at Rakewood on Sunday.

An army of club volunteers arrived early morning on a Sunday morning to set up for the event and prepared for a jam-packed day of rugby-based activities, barbecue and community engagement games to show everyone what Littleborough Rugby Club is all about.

The event attracted approximately 150 children, old and new alike to try the sport, with current players getting stuck in to help encourage rookies and visitors to give it their best.

Under 10’s coach Adam Bracegirdle said: “This year’s taster day was a big success for the under 10's with eight new faces and 13 of our regulars turning up.

“It's always a fun day which I look forward to as coach, a few warmup drills then straight into some relay races which the kids seem to enjoy.

“After the half-time oranges, we went into a massive game of rugby rounders which the majority of the parents took part in, lots of fun was had by all.”


The taster day at Littleborough Rugby Club


After the taster session in the morning and the barbecue in the midday sun, adults and children alike took to the first team pitch to play one big game of walking rugby.

There was even a tombola and cake stall to boot as the club looked to raise money to continue providing a safe and fun environment for young and old in the community to enjoy sport.

Following the taster day, most teams are now training for the upcoming season with all teams from Under 8’s to senior male and female starting to train over the next few weeks.

If you didn’t manage to attend the taster day, but would love to give rugby a try - new players are always welcome at Littleborough Rugby Football Club.

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