Stew Mel Rugby Academy Kicks Off
The Academy has received excellent support with over 50 boys signing up for the programme so far. Bruce Ruthven and Ralph Campbell are delighted with the uptake, however are keen to widen the net and involve more kids in the North of Edinburgh.
The inaugural Stew Mel Rugby Academy camp saw the squad camping overnight at a beach near Dunbar for a team bonding session. The lads enjoyed a BBQ and a rugby session from Bruce. Fresh from his trip to the Canterbury Crusaders this summer, Bruce passed on some of the lessons learnt during his time there.
An early morning start on the Sunday kicked off with a fitness session. After a good run along the beach, sand dune sprints and a dip in the North Sea (even some of the Dads joined in!), the boys were up for a touch tournament on the beach.
The weather was kind throughout the weekend and the feedback has been that everyone had a great experience – overall an excellent start to the Academy.