Yorkshire Carnegie Community Manager Adam Blades has been working with various rugby clubs around Yorkshire recently to ensure that we have had a coaching presence at as many clubs as possible throughout the season.

Over the last two weeks Adam, along with Yorkshire Carnegie first team players and club mascot Terry the Terrier, have paid a visit to the following rugby clubs: Sandal, Wharfedale, Malton and Norton, Dinnington and Cleckheaton. At the recent Sandal festival, Terry took his time introducing himself to all the players present. Terry was also joined by Carnegie first team players who greeted  over 500 players who were present on the day. Wharfedale Rugby Club were treat to two visits by Adam and the first team players who managed to coach the whole junior set up from the Under-7s to Under-16s.
 
Malton and Norton Rugby Club along with Dinnington Rugby Club, who are both hosting rugby camps during the Easter holidays for Yorkshire Carnegie, also held training sessions to help promote the rugby camps.
 
Adam was also able to attend a school tag rugby festival at Wales High school and took Terry along to entertain the children. The day was run by the school students and culminated with Terry being on hand to present the certificates to all players taking part.
 
Commenting on the club visits Adam said: “Whilst booking the visits and players takes a long time, on the day and evenings the events run really well and it’s great for us as a club and what we are trying to achieve in terms of player development, to be able to get in front of so many children and pass our coaching messages on. All the sessions were very well appreciated by all the clubs and further enhanced our links with the various clubs within Yorkshire.”