The club has been running a three-day camp for players aged between 6 and 16, which has been bookended by specific days concentrating on girls’ rugby and kicking, at which first team coach Alex King took time out of his schedule to pass on his tips on this important aspect of the game.
In all well over 300 youngsters have attended one or more of these three camps, and Saints community officer Will Parkin says that it has been an energetic few days, with plenty more to come over the rest of the summer holidays.
“It’s been a great week,” he said. “Everyone has worked hard, we’ve been helped by the weather, and it’s been fantastic to share the training pitches with the Saints first team in their pre-season training, which has given the youngsters the chance to watch what the professionals go through in their own week.
“If the rest of the summer goes as well as the past few days have then we’ll be in for a memorable few weeks!”
The Saints’ packed programme of Elite Insurance Rugby Academies continues next week with the sold-out five-day residential camp at Stowe School, with further three-day camps across the east of England at venues as far afield as Banbury and Colchester.
For a full list of venues and more information about how to book online head to www.northamptonsaints.co.uk/camps