Are these our Saints stars of the future?

The Easter Skills Camp for Primary-age kids has been a huge success.  Who knows – we may be breeding the Saints stars of the future?

Regional Rugby Development Officer Rab McHenry was pleased with the response to the venture which was held at Park Farm during the schools’ break.  “We aimed it specifically at the Primary-age and ended up with nearly 30 youngsters.  As usual,  I was more than impressed by their level of commitment.  For youngsters of that age, each of the days was long and hard – but they were keen to work away until late afternoon.”

Rab was greatly assisted by several of the young Colts players – Captain Cammy Taylor, MA Kyle Lindsay, Jack McHenry and Callum Fitzpatrick.  He was also helped by a visitor – Cameron Inglis from Rab and "His Little Helpers"the Isle of Man (shown on right) – who had two younger brothers at the camp. Rab commented “The Colts lads and Cameron were really good with the youngsters.  Their involvement also helps them to analyse training drills and aspects of coaching- and that will undoubtedly help their own play in the long run.”

The council assist in advertising in their Easter Camp brochure.  The food is financed from the daily fees  – £10/participant per day.   The youngsters were supplied with soup, a hot roll, plenty of fruit, juice and yoghurts.  We averaged about 28 youngsters per day, their ages ranging from P1 to S1.”