Players and coaches set to don their overalls and get their hands dirty across the North East
Newcastle Falcons players and coaches will be out and about helping grassroots clubs and charities as they take part in a pre-season week with a difference.
Over the course of the next five days, the squad and staff will be on the tools during the day. as they visit an array of community groups to undertake a wide variety of DIY tasks.
Trained by professionals from Zara Residential the Falcons will be getting their hands dirty at 12 different clubs and organisations, who have been selected from the many applications received earlier in the summer.
As the Falcons wing their way across the region they will be getting to grips with changing room refurbishment at clubs including Houghton and Percy Park, outfitting new changing rooms for the women’s team at Winlaton Vulcans and stand painting and refurbishment at Redcar and Sunderland.
Away from rugby, the team’s services will also be assisting Dementia Matters in Brunswick prepare their gardens for events taking place over the summer while the North Tyneside Disability Forum will be helped in moving to their new shop premises.
As well as allowing the team to provide important help to the clubs and organisations they will be visiting, it will also be a chance to experience training as grassroots players do, with the week’s pre-season sessions taking place at Kingston Park on an evening.
The idea of the Falcons’ coaches, it is hoped the week will not only provide tangible benefits to the community but also offer players and staff an opportunity to bond and lay the foundations for a successful 2019/20 season.
Check the club’s social media channels over the course of the week for updates from the players and coaches.