February camp participants helped Bring the Noise as the Falcons took on Wasps last Friday

Easter camps launched following success of February events

Thursday 26 February 2015

Following their successful February camps, the Falcons Community Foundation are pleased to announce details of their Easter coaching camps and Barnard Castle residential camp.

Last week saw the Falcons Community Foundation deliver specialised rugby training to over 250 junior rugby fans across the region as part of their February half term coaching camps.

These camps were a great success, with many of the participants continuing their rugby fun on Friday night as they turned up to help Bring the Noise during the Falcons’ game against Wasps.

The next set of Community Foundation Coaching camps will take place during the Easter holidays at a number of locations throughout the region.

Running from 10am – 3pm each day and open to players aged between six and 16, each participant will receive:

  • Over hours a day of rugby skills and drills
  • Coaching from the Falcons Community Foundation’s DBS cleared coaches
  • A Gilbert PRA camp t-shirt
  • A visit from a Newcastle Falcons player
  • A free ticket to a Newcastle Falcons game

Easter camp dates and locations are as follows:

  • Tynedale: 30/31 March
  • Wigton: 30/31 March
  • West Hartlepool: 30/31 March
  • Middlesbrough: 1/2 April
  • Morpeth: 1/2 April
  • Kingston Park: 7/8/9 April
  • Kirkby Lonsdale: 9/10 April
  • Houghton: 9/10 April

These events offer a fantastic experience for young rugby hopefuls and are a great way to keep youngsters active during the holidays.

Each two day camp costs £50 per person with the three day Kingston Park camp priced at £65. Camps can be booked online at www.rugbycamps.co.uk/newcastle-falcons or by calling 0191 214 2866.

Once again this summer the Falcons Community Foundation will be running their popular residential camp at Barnard Castle School.

Taking place from 3rd to 7th August 2015, the residential camp is available for booking now, although the cut off for earlybird pricing is this Sunday.

Set in the stunning location of Barnard Castle School, the five day residential course gives aspiring rugby stars from Under 13 to Under 18 the chance to test their skills in a competitive and professional environment.

Participants will enjoy over five hours of rugby coaching per day from the Falcons Community and Yorkshire Carnegie Coaches accompanied by specific skills sessions, visits from Newcastle Falcons players and coaching staff.

The camp is run in conjunction with Yorkshire Carnegie and the lucky participants will also benefit from coaching staff and academy scouts from the Yorkshire set up attending camp. Providing three meals per day as well as supper, the price also includes evening activities for the players to wind down after a long day of rugby coaching; usual offerings include dodgeball, five-a-side football, cricket, swimming (numbers and conditions apply) and touch rugby.

Previous feedback from camp participants includes :

"I enjoyed the opportunity to meet new people from different places, who have similar interests in the sport of Rugby. The motivational work helped prepare me for the new season ahead. The training was a good experience. Loved the venue."

“The coaching was fantastic, & it was a great experience meeting John Bentley & Sir Ian .... I'll be back next summer!"

The residential camp costs £295 at Early Bird price if booked by Sunday 1st March. Places can be booked online at www.rugbycamps.co.uk/newcastle-falcons or by calling 0191 214 2866.

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