Earlier this month 80 young rugby players between the ages of 13 and 17 took part in the five day residential training camp at Barnard Castle held in conjunction with Newcastle Falcons.

The annual camp, which has been held at the school for the past seven years, again proved to be a huge success throughout the four night stay. The 140 young players including 60 from Newcastle Falcons experienced some excellent coaching throughout the duration of the camp along with full day visits from the Yorkshire Carnegie and Newcastle Falcons first team players who ran the whole days coaching on the Wednesday of the camp passing on some great tips and coaching points to the attendees.
Community manager Adam Blades commented: "Throughout the camp all the attendees were fantastic. It is a great process to be able to bring young players from different areas together and experience different coaching styles and meet the respective teams first team squad players whist experiencing a week away from home. The camp ran very well and it was great to see the young players challenging the coaches to create testing sessions for them to enable them to improve their game. The feedback from the boys at the end of the camp was fantastic and they all left the camp having had a great five days training."