After only a short break the London Scottish Schools and Community Programme is preparing for one of the busiest terms of the year. With the summer recruitment finished, schools returning this week and the Rugby World Cup now only a fortnight away, Community Development Manager Ross Peacock and his team are getting ready for and extremely busy few months.
We caught up with Ross this week ahead of the season starting to get his thoughts on the year ahead and the Rugby World Cup:
“We have a very busy few weeks ahead of us and I know that the boys are looking forward to getting started again. The development team has been working extremely hard throughout the summer months to ensure that there is constant engagement with the community by running initiatives such as recruitment fairs and the summer rugby camp.
“With the Rugby World Cup just round the corner it's impossible to escape the game of rugby and that is something that we must capitalise on. As rugby coaches in the community we need to use the buzz and the momentum of this great tournament to get more and more youngsters playing the game of rugby.
“It's another extremely exciting season for London Scottish and I am looking forward to what the next few months hold for all sections of the club.”
For more information about the London Schools and Community Programme contact Community Development Manager Ross Peacock firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the summer months the London Scottish Development team have been on constant duty by running a number of initiatives. These have been a great success and have helped to ensure that our grassroots playing numbers are healthy moving into September.
This season the club is open for the following age groups in minis rugby – U6/U7, U8, U9, U10, U11 & U12
Sunday 6th September is the first day of the mini & junior season which allows players at all age groups to sign up to play for London Scottish for the duration of the season. On the day mini's rugby/registration will take place from 9.30-11.30am and junior rugby/registration from 11.30am-1.30pm.
We look forward to seeing as many of you down at the ground on Sunday as possible!
Minis Team Management (Season 2015/16)
U6/U7 Lead Coach & Team Manager – Spencer Draper
U8 Lead Coach & Team Manager – James Newhall
U9 Lead Coach – Giles Allen
U9 Team Manager – Brett Hailey
U10 Lead Coach – John Kelly
U10 Team Manager – Scott Gray/Mark Eburne
U11 Lead Coach – Philip Reid/Kenny Logan
U11 Team Manager – Simon Kimble
U12 Lead Coach & Team Manager – Richard Cole