This weekend sees London Scottish continue their first CSR project of the season with young people from the Challenge Network.
Community Development Officer Ross Peacock's team will welcome 30 young people from the Challenge Network across the duration of the weekend.
15 young people will have the privilege of working with and assisting departments within the London Scottish professional rugby set up on Saturday 6th September when London Scottish take on Rotherham Titans at the Athletic Ground.
The remaining 15 young people will then work with and experience the amateur side of the game when they attend the Minis & Juniors section registration day on Sunday.
Ross said: “This weekend is all about providing the young people at the Challenge an insight into what happens here at London Scottish.
“At too many rugby clubs, players and supporters just turn up, the game is played, and then everyone goes home.
“However, much like many organisations, there is a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes that, without, there would be no organisation and indeed no rugby.”
He continued: “I think it's very important that young people get to see and experience all different sides to the club from professional rugby on a Saturday to mini and junior/amatuer rugby on a Sunday.
“I am excited about the weekend and my Community Team look forward to further developing relationships with the Challenge Network.”
If you would like to find out more about the London Scottish community programme, contact Community Development Officer Ross Peacock at email@example.com.
Modena Rugby Club Visit – Thursday 4th September – Saturday 6th September 2014
Tomorrow, Thursday 4th September, Community Development Officer Ross Peacock and Club Development and Academy Manager Corne Du Rand fly out to revisit their friends at Modena Rugby Club in Northern Italy.
It's straight down to work on arrival with a coach education work shop run by Corne and Ross focusing on a number of different components of the game from individual skills to session structure and session planning.
Friday, and it's off to the junior rugby training camp where the focus is on the junior teams and primarily U16s and U18s where both London Scottish coaches will work on the attacking and defensive side of the game.
Ross Peacock: “It's fantastic that we are back out in Modena for the second time this year.
“The first visit was very much about building foundations and learning about the club. This visit is a lot more hands on and I am looking forward to getting involved with the coaching in Modena.”
Corne Du Rand added: “We work hard to build relationships within the local Richmond area but to be afforded the opportunity to extend the London Scottish name across Europe is something we couldn't ignore.
“This relationship will be mutually beneficial for both London Scottish and Modena and we aim to have biannual matches between the clubs at various age group levels hosted both in Italy and England.”