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Re: A battle for Polynesian talent on the Anglo-Welsh border
Posted by: TringSaint
Date: 07/02/2018 14:05
Casual Saint
why not have the club support 'in school' rugby training during the week as well as weekends - that way the kids get up to speed faster and become better players.

This already happens - the RFU has a scheme whereby the Northampton schools are linked to a local club. The local club provides in school coaching support as well as a destination for the lads who want to play on a Sunday. As with all things school related thought, time and resources are limited so the level of engagement of schools in the process is mixed.

if that is happening in northampton then great - certainly isnt happening here and its a shame.
interestingly, for some time now, there has been a growing contingent of girls wanting to play age-group rugby (post the gender split) and both the RFC and the schools simply stick their fingers in their ears and pretend that there is no interest - they have now started to act independently of the schools and club and are going it alone - how sad that they couldnt be accommodated and supported!

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