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Pleasure and Payne at camp

PUBLISHED: 12:08 29 August 2008 | UPDATED: 21:09 05 July 2010

ENGLAND international rugby player Tim Payne was in Corton last week to put local youngsters through their paces as part of a summer training camp.

Wasps prop Payne visited Lowestoft and Yarmouth RFC last Friday for the final day of the Rugby Evolution camp.

ENGLAND international rugby player Tim Payne was in Corton last week to put local youngsters through their paces as part of a summer training camp.

Wasps prop Payne visited Lowestoft and Yarmouth RFC last Friday for the final day of the Rugby Evolution camp.

Forty-two local youngsters, aged from six to 16 years old, spent three days at the club learning drills and skills to suit their abilities and to round off their action-packed three days they were joined by the England international who has been capped eight times.

Payne spent the afternoon leading training, awarding prizes, presenting certificates and conducting a question and answer session, as he told the children how he has made a career out of the sport he loved.

“The camp went really well. Tim said that they were all very enthusiastic and was impressed with their levels of skill,” said Michele> Garbutt, of Lowestoft and Yarmouth RFC.

It was the second year that the club had held the Rugby Evolution training camp and children came from Southwold, Beccles and Lowestoft to take advantages of the professional level coaching.

The summer rugby camp's programme has been specially designed by former USA Eagles backs coach Brett Taylor and former Northampton Saints coach and England international Paul Grayson to include the latest drills in the game.

Children were first assessed for their level of skills, before they learnt the latest techniques and practise drills from the professional game, to improve handling, mauling, tackling, speed and agility.

It all culminated in the afternoon with Payne and a number of tag and full contact games, where the children were able to showcase the skills they had learnt.

The success of the event has encouraged the club to re-book the camp for next year, and it has been provisionally scheduled for August 19 to 21.

If you are interested in taking part in youth rugby, Lowestoft and Yarmouth RFC, in Gunton Long Lane, Corton, are holding a signing on day on Sunday, September 7 from 10am to 2pm.

For further details call 07917 226402 or visit www.lowestoftandyarmouthrfc.com


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