<1R>Last Saturday (6th October) when Harlequins defeated Bristol 24-18 in the Guinness Premiership, the Quins Community Team enjoyed a busy day at the Twickenham Stoop.
Approximately 500 participants were involved in a combination of the Guy Salmon Land Rover Coaching Clinic, the Guard of Honour and the opening round of the Etihad Airways Curtain Raiser Cup.
Touring side Melle College from Belgium participated in the Land Rover Coaching Clinic and focused on defence, lineout play and attacking from set pieces; all crucial elements of the sport from which any side should base their game plan on. The session was aided by Quins scrum half Danny Care and new signing Chris Brooker.
The Guard of Honour was formed by Southend Under 7s, who were also visited by Care and Brooker during the course of the day.
The Etihad Airways Curtain Raiser Cup resulted in the following teams qualifying for the next round of the tournament:
Under 7s - Southend RFC
Under 8s - Bromley RFC
Under 9s - Bromley RFC
Under 10s - Bromley RFC
Under 11s - Bromley RFC
An early start to the day was arranged to ensure that all participants could then watch England defeat Australia in the World Cup quarterfinal, before they then saw Quins record their third league victory of the season.
All qualifying teams in the Etihad Airways Curtain Raiser Cup will be invited back to play in the semi-finals in the New Year.
There is still availability within the Etihad Airways Curtain Raiser Cup, Guard of Honour and Land Rover Coaching Clinics for the remainder of the season.
If you would like more information or would like to book your team in to any of these matchday activities, then please contact Community Development Officer Ben Thurlow on 020 8410 6058 or by email at email@example.com.
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.