Wannabe Wallabies dream big at TAS

Posted 7th July 2017

Australia’s national rugby side may be having some challenges on the field, but that has not dampened the enthusiasm of 80 youngsters who will spend next week living and breathing the sport at a three day camp at The Armidale School.

Camp Wallaby, a grassroots development arm of Australian Rugby, is giving a swagger of 5-14 year olds with a passion for the game the opportunity to ‘train like a Wallaby with a Wallaby’.

From 10-12 July the boys and girls will develop rugby skills and drills with ARU-accredited coaches, culminating in a training and friendship session with Wallabies Will Skleton and Paddy Ryan who will be attending on the final day.

A beginners program will develop basic skills for the game, while an advanced program focuses on tackling, clear out and set piece strategies for 10-14 year olds with experience and representative aspirations. The camp will also be home for three days for 25 students who will make use of the school’s boarding facilities.

“The chance to train with your heroes, three days of action packed-rugby with specialist coaches and camping with new friends – what’s not to love about that?,” said organiser Andrew Nash.

“Although online registrations have now closed, anyone else who is interested can just turn up and register on Monday,” he said.

For more information contact Andrew Nash on 0407 860 650 or [email protected]