Wee Reds tackle summer camp

Youngsters having fun at rugby club summer camp at Mains Park, Linlithgow.
Youngsters having fun at rugby club summer camp at Mains Park, Linlithgow.
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Mains Park was the place to be this week for rugby fun.

Nearly 30 youngsters were there to take part in Linlithgow RFC’s annual summer camp for Micro and Mini age groups.

Wee Reds summer camp was a huge success.

Wee Reds summer camp was a huge success.

This camp was geared to the ‘‘Wee Reds’’ age group, that is players in primary school. Participants took part in rugby-related drills and activity that were aimed at having fun while learning play rugby.

The youngsters also took part in daily games and competitions.

Dougie Thomson, Linlithgow RFC’s club development officer, was in charge of the camp and he was ably supported by Jack Frame, the club’s modern apprentice, and also by senior players from Linlithgow Academy who have taken their coaching qualifications.

Dougie said: “The youngsters thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

‘‘Most of them are already keen Wee Reds and are using the camp to keep themselves busy and in touch with their rugby skills during the close season.”

Also assisting was Tom Townend who will be joining the club as a modern apprentice for the next year.

His predecessor, Jack Frame, is going on to college and Linlithgow RFC, in partnership with Scottish Rugby moved at once to advertise for a replacement.

Tom, who captained Linlithgow Academy’s 1st XV last season, was the successful candidate. He will work alongside Dougie Thomson in working with the local schools to promote the game of rugby and introduce youngsters to the game.