23 May 13
Harlequins confirmed today (23rd May) that Chris Brooker is leaving the club to join Worcester Warriors.
The Streatham-Croydon RFC mini rugby sidewill be training with Harlequins courtesy of QBE, Official Business Insurance Partner of Premiership Rugby. They are one of twelve grassroots rugby clubs across the country to be awarded a training session with top Premiership Rugby players and coaches, as well as £1,000 worth of training equipment. The QBE Rugby Pro training sessions will offer specialist advice on technical and physical rugby skills which have been identified by each winning club as areas for their improvement.
QBE, the specialist in business insurance, awarded the prizes to clubs who demonstrated how winning the training session and equipment would benefit the development of the club. The judges were impressed byStreatham-Croydon RFC mini rugby'scommunity spirit and continued growth despite facing a number of challenges. Their enthusiasm and ambition also shone through in their entry.
Femi Oresanya, Streatham-Croydon RFC'smini rugby coach,said: "We are so proud to win this fantastic prize. The Streatham-Croydon minis has only been going for eight yearsand we have already built strong links with the local community.It will undoubtedly benefit our youngsters and coaches to train with professionals from Harlequins."
Elliot Miller, QBE General Manager UK National, said: "We are delighted that Streatham-Croydon RFC minis have won. Their entry was a great example of how sport helps inspire the community, and we hope that the contribution of a specialist training session and new equipment from QBE will help the club to develop and introduce more people to the game."
In its second year, and going from strength to strength, the competition was judged by a panel which included members of the media, Premiership Rugby and QBE.
For more information on the winning clubs and further details on QBE Rugby Pro visit www.qberugby.com.