Following on from the success of the first joint visit by Yorkshire Carnegie and Harrowells Solicitors earlier on in the season at Malton and Norton Rugby Club the second club visit was held on Tuesday at Thirsk Rugby Club.

Hosted in partnership with Harrowells Solicitors incorporating Highleys, who had representatives there, the session was attended by the Thirsk Juniors, ranging from Under-7s-Under-16s.  The Juniors took part in various sessions led by community manager Adam Blades, supported by first team players Jon Clarke, Jarad Williams, Christian Georgiou and Pete Lucock.
 
Commenting on the evening Yorkshire Carnegie’s Community Manager Adam Blades said: “We had a great night at Thirsk Rugby Club, supporting the excellent coaching that already goes on at the club.
 
“It was great to see so many junior players in attendance and the high standards that they were showing within the sessions. Being able to take the four players with myself and John Bentley was fantastic and the Thirsk players got some really good coaching throughout the evening.

“Following the coaching session, the players were given a meal provided by Thirsk before commencing a question and answer session with John Bentley and the Yorkshire Carnegie players, who were able to speak about their past experiences, where they started playing rugby and their life as a professional rugby player. More importantly it gave the players chance to stress the need of concentrating on their school lives and the importance of their education which was highlighted by Jarad speaking about how he juggles his university studies and full time rugby career.  
 
“Jon Clarke spoke about the background on the club’s name change to Yorkshire Carnegie and what the club is striving to achieve whilst Pete and Christian covered the importance of a good diet and lifestyle along with how they react to being out of the game due to injury. In all this was a great night which we will be repeating with the support of Harrowells on the 11th March at Pocklington Rugby Club."