Luctonians Youth Rugby celebrate the arrival of their junior scrum sledge, tackle rolls and contact pads.

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The Luctonian’s Youth Rugby Club will be raising their game next season thanks to the addition of new training equipment, bought with the help of a grant from Kingspan Insulation’s Community Trust.

The junior scrum sledge, tackle rolls and contact pads will allow the young players to develop their technique and indulge in the rough and tumble of the game, without risking player to player contact injuries.

Instead, the youngsters will be able to pit their strength against sporting equipment, under the watchful supervision of their coaches, twelve of whom are due to benefit from special training on the use of the new equipment. The expert coaching should allow the young players to safely develop the strength and skill needed to improve both their personal game and the success of the teams.

Each season, around 100 enthusiastic girls and boys, who are members of Luctonians, will benefit from the new training aids. Mike Powell, who is Director of Youth Sport at Luctonians agreed that the new equipment would improve the technique and welfare of the young players. He added:

“We see sport as essential for the development of young people, and youth sport is the life blood for the adult game. Because of this award our coaches will have the correct sized equipment to fully demonstrate and coach safety in the contact area, particularly scrummaging and tackling. It is a bonus to the club which I’m sure will produce even greater results for us in the future.”

The Kingspan Insulation Community Trust was set up to bring funding into the heart of the communities of Shobdon, Pembridge and Kingsland for projects which support at least one of the Trust’s four objectives: road safety, healthy recreation for young people, environmental conservation and biodiversity.

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