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Moderns Recruitment Day a Great Success

Nottingham Rugby's support of the player recruitment day at Nottingham Moderns RFC on Sunday 22nd September was viewed as a "Great success" by all involved.


Moderns Recruitment Day

The day was held to demonstrate what the local club has to offer to young players in the Under 13 age group with the aim of encouraging some of them to join their ranks.

Nottingham Rugby's Community department were joined by first team players Joe Cobden and Finlay Barnham to help lead the coaching session and were on hand to offer advice while offering living proof of where junior rugby can lead.

Four local schools were invited to the day - Djanogly City Academy, Blue Coat Academy, Farnborough School and The Nottingham Emmanuel School - and plenty of students took up the offer to strut their stuff.

By the end of the session, Moderns had six new recruits for their age group team, with the potential of more to follow.

Nottingham Rugby's Community Co-ordinator Rob Pearce said, "The recruitment day was a great success with a lot of youngsters turning up to give rugby a go.

"They showed a lot of enthusiasm and were really keen to take on board the advice they were being given.  Having Joe and Finlay with us was a big boost as they were able to talk about their 'rugby journeys' which have culminated in them representing the Nottingham first team.

"For Moderns to have finished the day with six new recruits is a brilliant result and hopefully those boys will enjoy the environment that club rugby offers.  They may then go off and tell their friends about what they're up to which could, in turn, lead to further interest.

"Big thanks must go to the four schools for their commitment to supporting their pupils and to Moderns for hosting what was a very beneficial day for all involved."

Nottingham Rugby's next home match also has a focus on the local clubs.  The match against Jersey on 6th October will play host to the club's Finals Day, where clubs who featured in the finals of the Notts, Lincs and Derbys cup will be invited to Meadow Lane and will be given a lap of honour before the match.

Over 1000 juniors enjoyed Finals Day last season and the club will be hoping to see a further increase on those numbers this year.


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