The next generation of rugby players will be hoping to pass through Saints’ summer camps with flying colours over the coming weeks, and rugby development officer Adam King is confident a new player ‘passport’ can help them do just that.
Deployed across a series of rugby camps for the first time this summer, the passport will debut at the Club’s camp at Franklin’s Gardens from July 30 to August 1, before it is used throughout the summer at Bedford, Ipswich YM, Framlingham College, and Olney.
“We’re confident this passport will encourage participants to become more rounded rugby players.”Adam King, rugby development officer
Replacing the ‘Kick, Pass and Run’ challenge at Saints Community camps, the passport is a visual tool that budding rugby players can use to track their progress, structure their targets for training sessions, and identify areas in which they need to improve.
Provided for free at every Saints camp and designed to be used over the course of a season, the passport tests skills such as kicking, passing, agility, tackling and decision-making, as well as promoting the Community department’s SPIRIT values (Sportsmanship, Pride, Innovation, Respect, Integrity and Teamwork).
Moreover, the passport will also serve to reward those who regularly attend the sessions hosted by the Club – with a free camp provided for those who collect four stamps within their passport.
“The Saints Community team wanted a more effective tool to test a broader range of skills at our camps than the old Kick, Pass and Run challenge,” said King.
“So, we devised the structure for this new passport and we’re really excited to see the result of that work in action.
“We’re confident this passport will encourage participants to strive to improve and hone many more match-relevant skills, making them more rounded rugby players.”
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