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Excellent experience as youngsters rewarded at celebration of rugby's values

Youngsters from Stamford Rugby Club followed in the footsteps of Leicester Tigers on Saturday as they took part in the Prima Cup held at Welford Road.

The Under 10s have been taking part in a series of festivals around the country which celebrate the ethos of rugby’s core values - teamwork, respect, enjoyment and discipline.

Stamford Under 10s in Prima Cup action at Leicester Tigers' Welford Road ground. (5216457)
Stamford Under 10s in Prima Cup action at Leicester Tigers' Welford Road ground. (5216457)

The Prima Cup, run by Leicester Tigers, is now the largest and most prestigious single age group playing opportunity in the rugby calendar, heavily promoting these values.

Throughout the festivals, Tigers were looking for clubs who demonstrated teamwork, discipline and sportsmanship of the game under their event criteria in keeping with RFU Age Grade Regulations and guidelines.

And it was fantastic news to find out that Stamford Under 10s, along with other selected clubs from each festival, were invited back to take part in a series of games straight after the Tigers and Worcester Warriors, providing an excellent experience to all young and aspiring players.

Peter Durose, Stamford Under 10s’ head coach, said: “We were delighted to be playing in the Prima Cup on Saturday in what was a great opportunity for the kids to get to play at Welford Road and promote the rugby values through gamesmanship and teamwork.

“It was an amazing turn out as 28 boys and girls got to play on the Welford Road pitch under the floodlights straight after a Premiership Rugby match and frankly put on a more entertaining match than Tigers achieved.

“Well done to all the kids for some fantastic rugby played with the right values of Stamford rugby.”

Anyone interested in playing rugby at the Stamford club can attend adult training in the week (Tuesdays and Thursday from 7pm) while the mini’s (Under 5s) and juniors (up to Under 18s) train and play every Sunday from 10am.

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