Cash boost to develop young players

Ian Scholefield of Carres's Grammar School presented Sleaford rugby club's mini and junior section with a cheque for �1,000. EMN-150802-173011001
Ian Scholefield of Carres's Grammar School presented Sleaford rugby club's mini and junior section with a cheque for �1,000. EMN-150802-173011001

A grant from Carre’s Grammar School will help the development of young rugby players in Sleaford.

On behalf of the school, Ian Scholefield presented a cheque for £1,000 to Sleaford Rugby Club last week.

The money will be used by the club to purchase equipment for the mini and junior sections.

The new equipment will help young players in all aspects of the game and will be easier for them to use than equipment designed for adults.

It will enable the mini and junior sections to practice more and for more children to practice at the same time without having to share equipment.

The club hopes they will be able to develop the players’ skills more quickly and take them to a higher standard.

Chairman of the mini and junior section, Eamonn McLarnon, and players from across the age groups were there to accept the cheque.

Eamonn said “The equipment is going to help all our players, from under six upwards, develop their game and make training more fun and enjoyable, which hopefully means better players who love to play rugby and who may become the stars of the future”