7 November 2022
During the October half term holidays, Kirkham Grammar School hosted a Rugby Camp for our J4, First, Second and Third Year pupils. The fully residential camp was professionally delivered by the following experienced coaches and rugby players:
Dan Bibby: Former England and Great Britain rugby sevens player and 2016 Olympic silver medallist. Currently playing for caldy rufc. Previously played for Sale Sharks RUFC, Fylde RUFC and Cardiff Metropolitan University.
Chris Briers: Currently Head Coach at Fylde RFC and previously played for England U18s, England Counties Men, Lancashire Men, Fylde, Sale Sharks, Doncaster, Sedgley Park, Orrell and Rotherham.
Mark Sutcliffe: Currently U14s Coach at KGS, Senior Coach at Garstang RUFC. Previously worked at England Rugby for 15 years as their Development Officer. Played for Preston Grasshoppers RFC and Vale of Lune RUFC.
In addition to the technical sessions, Dan Bibby also led the Strength and Conditioning sessions.
The camp concluded with a tournament and presentation in The Old Hall and it was wonderful to see parents, friends and family at KGS supporting the pupils.
A huge thank you to our coaches who delivered outstanding sessions throughout the camp; our catering staff for their delicious meals and regular supply of snacks and fluids; and Mr Lyon, Mr Corkish, Mr Bowker and Mr Trenhaile for looking after the pupils all week in the Boarding House.
Despite the cold and wet weather at times, a fantastic action-packed week was had by all.
Well done to all of our camp attendees for a fantastic week of rugby and congratulations to our prizewinners.
The photographs from the camp can be viewed on our KGS Flickr page at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kgsphotos/albums/72177720303326078