Back in February, our Minis section were awarded KidsFirst Champions by the RFU. We were due to have a training day at Twickenham in May as a reward, but COVID19 saw the event postponed and then cancelled.
In recognition of the club's fantastic effort to create a positive environment for kids rugby and to compensate for the cancellation of the event, the RFU donated 102 balls to the club.
We secured funds from Sport England to top these up to 𝗴𝗶𝗳𝘁 𝗿𝘂𝗴𝗯𝘆 𝗯𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗼𝗳 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝟮𝟭𝟯 𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗶 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗷𝘂𝗻𝗶𝗼𝗿 𝗺𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘆𝗲𝗿𝘀. Some were awarded by coaches this weekend, with the rest finding their way into players hands next week.
Players are encouraged to use their new rugby balls to practice skills, play with family and friends, and spread their love of the game to others. And maybe bring a friend along to training after Christmas!
We are grateful to the RFU and Sport England for making this initiative possible.