Rugbytots, who hold sessions at Midsomer Norton Rugby Club, were joined by The Exeter Chiefs for their training session at Millfield Prep School last week.
On their only day off, before the quarter-finals of the European Cup, these inspiring players volunteered their time, to meet and inspire the tots.
The Chiefs were amazed at the children’s ability to follow the coach’s instructions and with excellent rugby skills at that age! The Chiefs were particularly keen to focus on the ubiquitous rugby values of team play, sportsmanship and respect, and over 100 Rugbytots families got the opportunity to get involved.
One parent, said: “We all had a fab day. Thanks so much to you all for organising such a brilliant morning! We really sensed the commitment of the coaches. I was so proud to see Liam get a medal, considering how shy he has been in the past!”
Rugbytots Founder Gareth Turnbull said: “This is a great example of how accessible rugby is, for a world-renowned premiership rugby team to have a culture where their players actively engage the community. These superstars got stuck in and were incredible role models and heroes for our Rugbytots.”
Chief’s prop, Billy Keast said: “I’m really happy to be involved with Rugbytots. To see our youth enjoying rugby, having a smile on their face, that is what sport is about. Rugbytots’ inclusivity and culture makes the day enjoyable, creating new friendships, learning skills and lessons along the way, all while having a rugby ball in hand.”
Rugbytots continue to play each weekend. They aim to create a great memory for the children involved while breaking the £1 million milestone of funds raised for Wooden Spoon Charity!