As part of the Quilter Kids First campaign, Wallsend RFC travelled to Twickenham on the 10th December to play a game of touch rugby on the pitch at Twickenham before the England v New Zealand match against Scarborough RFC. They then acted as guard of honour as the players came out and finished their exciting day by watching the match.
This tremendous experience has left an indelible mark on both the players and the coaches and will be a day that none of them will ever forget.
Quilter Kids First puts children first – upskilling coaches and creating a great rugby environment so that children stay in the game for longer. Wallsend RFC, together with their coaches and parents, have signed up to this campaign to drive the best game possible for players and to deliver a range of high quality standards, with the aim of developing the players and keeping them in the game.
About their experience, Head Coach of Wallsend RFC U12s, Davy Davison, said ‘the trip was awesome and the kids’ behaviour was impeccable, credit to the coaches, parents, and the club.’
Endorsing their wonderful experience, one of the players went on to say ‘it was a brilliant experience and a once in a lifetime opportunity, I would love to do it again and it was one of the best days of my life.’
NRU are delighted that the squad have enjoyed this amazing experience and it’s a great testament to the hard work that all the coaches have put in to this initiative.
Wallsend RFC have generously offered an invitation to any other clubs in the county to join them for joint training sessions if they would like to. This would give coaches an opportunity to meet up and discuss what they’re doing and allow parents to see, feel and understand what it’s like to put kids first. If you’re interested or would like to join as a new player, please contact Davy Davison at Wallsend RFC on 07534 289478 or email email@example.com. This is just another great example of how our clubs can work together to support, assist and improve our great game in Northumberland!