Rugby camp kids meet legend Sam Burgess

The Hunslht Club’s Easter school Holiday Rugby Camp included a visit to The Halliwell Jones Stadium to watch the Warrington Wolves first team train ahead of their game against Leeds Rhinos.

Our young rugby players got to watch the first team train, run drills and go through their game-plan and afterwards got to meet and greet the players and coach, the rugby league legend Sam Burgess.

Burgess told the young rugby enthusiasts about his Hunslet Parkside roots and his fond memories of playing and coming up in Hunslet. Our young players found this fascinating and were truly inspired by this. There was an ‘If he can, why can’t we’ attitude and this is what our rugby camps are all about. Inspiring our young people through sports.

Burgess was endearing and humble and we can’t thank him, the Warrington Wolves first team and the Warrington Wolves Foundation enough for hosting us and supporting our charity.

As a charity The Hunslet Club is dedicated to enriching and empowering our young players and giving them the skills and opportunities to thrive and achieve their full potential. Our Rugby camps are accessible and affordable to all young people despite their financial circumstances.

Our next trip will see us take our young players to watch the Leeds Rhinos captains run at Headingley Stadium, we are then heading to The Climbing Lab in Leeds for a bouldering session to challenge our young players to try something new but also have fun!

We are so excited to be able to offer these experiences to all aspiring young rugby players from ages 6-12 from South Leeds and surrounding areas. To inspire and ignite passion and to have fun and enjoy the sport with likeminded young people.

Our next School Holiday Rugby Activity Camp will run on Thursday 30 and Friday 31 May. Tickets are limited and are first come, first served and will be on sale via our website from Wednesday 1 May. All funds raised through ticket sales go back into our charity to enable us to continue to help all young people in our area.

The Hunslet Club and Hunslet ARLFC, we run Rugby Camps every school holiday. Our camps provide young players with the opportunity to stay active, develop their skills, and deepen their passion for the sport.

These camps offer structured coaching sessions led by experienced coaches, allowing players to learn new techniques, improve their game, and build confidence in a fun and supportive environment. Our Rugby camps also provide a valuable opportunity for players to make new friends, develop teamwork and leadership skills, and gain a sense of belonging within the rugby community.

By running camps during the school holidays, we ensure that young players have access to high-quality coaching and support year-round, helping them to reach their full potential, both in the sport and in their life.


This post was written by Zoe Cressar


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