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Zombie apocalypse hits Stamford Rugby Club

A 'spooktacular' day was had by all at Stamford Rugby Club as it hosted a Halloween-themed training day for the junior sides on Sunday.

Around 100 Rugby-mad youngstersdonned creepy masks and monster-like facepaint and hit the pitch to raise money for the junior sides to go on a tour and also just have some fun.

Werewolves, zombies and skeletons could be seen all over the pitches.

"It was a really good day," said Louise Warren, events organiser for the junior sides at the club.

"The main aim was to make things even more fun and and do something a bit different as well as raising some money.

"All of our age groups, from the under 7s upwards, go on a tour each year.

"Last year for instance, they went to Holt in Norfolk and we have to raise money for that.

"I think we have raised about £300 so far for next year.

"As well as games, we put on activities for them like laserquest and outward bound-style activities.

"We'll be taking the under 7s, 8s and 9s to Holt again next year at Easter time."

As well as the Rugby, there were also games such as a Pumpkin treasure hunt, ping-pong bucket challenge and prizes for the best fancy dress.

The under 5s and 6s kicked off the day with lots of games, chased around by the ghoulish coaches, who all dressed up in the spirit of Halloween.

The juniors then started their training sessions with zombie attacks and ghosts versus vampires.

Stamford Rugby Club are also keen to attract more juniors to the club.

Louise added: "We have been trying to do a big push this year because when they join Stamford, they go all they way through to the first team.

"We are also setting up a girls team.

"The great thing about Rugby is that it's for all sizes, shapes and builds.

"We are also opening up the clubhouse for the community for the Autumn Internationals next month.

"We want to make it a real family fun event."

Email play@stamfordrugby.com if you're interested in joining.

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