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Young rugby players get professional training
1:21pm Thursday 21st February 2013 in News
YOUNG rugby players have been picking up tips after receiving training from professional coaches.
Durham Tigers’ junior players enjoyed two days of coaching provided by the Bradford Bulls community foundation staff.
The Shildon-based club runs teams that range from juniors to adults and 18 youngsters took part in the training sessions.
Tom Dawson, Durham Tiger’s head coach, said: “We approached them about coming to Shildon to coach the youngsters and they jumped at the chance.
“These sessions are good for our players as they pick up tips and advice which will stand them in good stead as they try to become professional players.”
Durham Tigers play in the North East Rugby League and they are based at the Shildon Sunnydale Leisure Centre.
Adam Payne, a Bradford Bulls community rugby league coach, said: “We provide professional coaching for the youngsters which can only do them good.
“We provide tips on all aspects of the game in a fun way that the youngsters enjoy.”
Training sessions are held at the leisure centre between 6.30pm and 8pm on Tuesdays for players aged 16 and over.
The club has training for its under-14s team on Tuesdays between 6pm and 7.30pm and junior players train from 10am on Saturdays.
More information about the club is available on 07933-658153 or by visiting the We Are Durham Tigers Facebook page.