Coventry Rugby and Coventry Rugby Supporters’ Club are delighted to announce a ‘Meet the Players & Coaches’ event, to be held at BPA on Saturday July 22nd. The event is an open invitation to all, giving the opportunity to meet the full squad for the 2017 / 2018 season.
The intent is to make the event a Supporters / family fun day, with active participation for all ages in selected training drills, ensuring the safety of all those participating. Alternatively, you can just watch. Please see below for further details. Also, the new playing kit for the season will be available to view at the Supporters’ Club Stand in the Arena Bar, from 11.00am onwards, throughout the day. Orders for replica shirts can be placed at that that time. The provisional itinerary for the day is as follows:-
Meet the Players 22/07/17 – Provisional Timings
10.30am Gates Open
11.00am Official Welcome & Announcements of What’s On & 2017 / 2018 Kit launch
11.05am CRSC stand, Ice Cream van, Bar Open, Raffle ticket sales.
11.30am Open training session from Coventry Rugby Club players on the pitch
12.30pm Selected Training Drills & Demonstrations (Supporter Participation with the Players is welcomed, alternatively, you can just watch).
Drills will be the following:-
Scrum & Lineout:- (all front row & second row to deliver this) Matt Price & Phil Boulton to lead.
Kicking:- punt, goal, drop, grubber, box (all 9s, 10s to deliver this) Pete White & Tony Fenner to lead.
Gladiator Gauntlet / Contact skills:- (all back row to deliver this) Jack Preece & Brett Daynes to lead.
Touch games:- (all centres and back 3 to deliver this) James Stokes & Rob Knox to lead.
13.15pm BBQ Open
13.15pm Coaches Corner:- Open Q&A session for supporters with coaches regarding tactics, strategies & coaching techniques, supported by demonstrations from Development / Academy players – if it is raining this will be held indoors in the Arena Bar
13.30pm Players available at the BBQ
13.30pm Giant Jenga – the set up will be 4 Coventry players at a time, for supporters to come and play with. The first 4 players will be Litchfield, Poole, Makaafi & Nilsen. They will swap with 4 others after 20-30 mins. The Jenga will run continuously throughout the afternoon – if it is raining this will be held indoors in the Arena Bar
14.15pm Cross Bar Challenge for Supporters – lead by (Maisey, Fenner, Palmer)
14.30pm BBQ closed
14.35pm Find the Players Competition – forms available from the Supporters’ Club Stand in the Arena Bar
15.30pm Raffle Draw
There is an open invitation for all those attending to talk with the players & coaching staff in an open and relaxed environment from 13.15pm onwards until 16.00pm.
Any questions please contact the Coventry Rugby Supporters’ Club via E-Mail to CRSC1874@gmail.com
The Supporters’ Club looks forward to welcoming you on the day.