RUGBY: ScrumKids

ScrumKids at Bilton Grange
ScrumKids at Bilton Grange

Raising money for Meningitis Now

Sports enterprise, ScrumKids has teamed up with the charity, Meningitis Now. The club, which runs rugby-based sports sessions for children aged 2-7, has pledged to donate £1 from every ScrumKids shirt sold, and on Saturday sold off foam rugby balls for £2 each, with all proceeds going to the charity.

ScrumKids, which started up in Rugby in 2013, has recently celebrated its first birthday. The coaches led the children through a series of birthday-themed exercises and games, and each child received a special ScrumKids wristband.

Since the launch, the family-run business now boasts an additional five venues, in Corby, Northampton, Coventry, Milton Keynes and Kenilworth.

Through the fun and active sessions, children learn basic rugby skills – kicking foam or small-sized rugby balls over mini posts, passing, playing simple tag games and enjoying a whole host of other activities designed to develop their control, coordination, motor skills and passion for the game of rugby.

Just under 90 children currently play at the Rugby venue. Classes take place at Bilton Grange School in Dunchurch, indoors in winter and outdoors in summer. The classes are held on Sundays (six classes in total - ScrumTots ones are 2 - 3.5, ScrumJuniors are 3.5 - 5 and ScrumSeniors are 5 - 7).

Parents can visit www.scrumkids.co.uk for more information and to book a free trial class. There’s also more on www.facebook.com/scrumkids