The inaugural Bedford Blues Community Rugby Department summer camp is well underway with around 100 youngsters enjoying plenty of sunshine and plenty of rugby at Goldington Road.

Following the launch of the Community Rugby Department in June and the appointment of Former Blue Ben Gulliver as its head earlier this month, the buzz has certainly hit the town as children of all ages came through the Goldington Road gates on Tuesday morning to participate in the three-day camp.

Youngsters have been given the opportunity to train as professional rugby players while also being put through their paces with a variety of drills including core skills, evasion tactics and fun-packed games all under the close tutelage of experienced coaches and a number of the Bedford Blues squad.

Speaking about the camp, Gulliver said: “I’m absolutely delighted with the impressive turnout that we have had for this camp and it is great to see so many kids having such fun out on the rugby field. It is obvious that rugby is a hugely popular sport in the town and this has been the perfect start for the Bedford Blues Community Rugby Department.”

The rugby camp opened on Tuesday and will run until Thursday 25th August. Anyone interested in attending the final day of the camp can do so by arriving at Goldington Road and registering at 8.45am. The cost for a single day is £20. Participants will need rugby training kit, a packed lunch and a water bottle (which can be topped up throughout the day).

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