Grantham rugby players return to training following lockdown
Kesteven Rugby Club’s men’s and women’s sections are back in official training for the new season.
Having seen last season curtailed due to Covid-19, Monday nights have now become fitness nights as the Girls’ and Ladies’ sections return to action, followed by the Men and Colts on Tuesdays.
The RFU has delivered a comprehensive ‘return to rugby’ roadmap, which will ensure that those who use rugby as their exercise of choice – and gain the multiple physical, mental and social benefits of playing – can return as safely as possible to action.
More than 50 players joined each of the outdoor sessions this week in segregated pods of six to ensure no close contact with others. They were put through their paces by Kesteven’s very own Mr Motivator (Robert Sheardown) and a team of RFU-qualified coaches who introduced Jumping Jacks, Reverse Lunge Burpees, Air Squats, Planks and Donkey Kicks to the players while high-tempo music was blasted out at full volume.
Sessions will be held on Monday nights over the summer months for the Ladies, and Tuesday nights for the Senior Men and Colts. These will progress into more conventional training as the RFU’s roadmap develops.
New-comers, or those returning to the game, are all very welcome – details can be found on Kesteven RFC’s website – www.kestevenrugby.club