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.
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
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