Despite a cloudy start, the sun shone on Sunday (1st February) for Cranleigh's Powergen Coaching Clinic with NEC Harlequins.
Community Development Officer Nick Hyde, together with first team player Luke Sheriff, put the rugby club's Under 12 and Under 15 team through their paces.
The Zurich Premiership club provided both players and coaches with the opportunity to tackle some of the concepts used in the professional game, concentrating on game strategies and identifying areas for player development. The two-hour session was also supported by coaches from Cranleigh School and local Sussex club, Pulborough.
Cranleigh Rugby Club is benefiting from its ongoing association with Quins and is looking forward to the development of this relationship in line with Cranleigh's changing vision for the future. The club is also fortunate to have the support in this process of Surrey Rugby Development Officer Jon Bates.
Quins' Nick Hyde is very enthusiastic about the partnership and highlights that "the hard work done by many volunteers should ensure that rugby can flourish for all at Cranleigh and NEC Harlequins are very happy to support Cranleigh using initiatives such as the Powergen National Rugby Community Programme."
Cranleigh always welcomes new players to the game. For more information, check out the club's website by clicking here or call 01483 275843.
During week commencing 22nd April Harlequins will launch an innovative, new Membership Scheme which will replace the existing Season Ticket Holder Programme. Further details of the scheme will be announced in due course.