FROM OCTOBER, right through to April, every Premiership club will be hosting a tournament for junior clubs and your kids could take part.
The Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup is a nationwide series of under-11 and under-12 rugby festivals, with each grassroots festival being run in conjunction with Premiership Rugby and the Premiership Rugby club’s Community departments. The thriving tournament has now seen over 40,000 children take part since its inception in 2008.
The intention of the festivals is to allow young rugby players to enjoy a tournament that is delivered to the highest standards and to inspire them to be like their rugby heroes. Stars of the relevant Premiership Rugby club come along to watch the young players in action, pass on some tips and sign autographs on the day. Sessions can be held by the likes of Leicester Tigers and England’s Toby Flood.
In addition, Land Rover will be bringing their fantastic radio control cars to the festivals this season. The radio control cars are just as capable as the real thing and you will have the opportunity to test them for free across the challenging Everest, Sahara and Grand Canyon terrain.
The unique opportunities that the festivals offer do not end once the day is over, as each of the winning teams are then invited to take their place on the coveted Parade of Champions. This Parade sees all of the winning teams come to Twickenham, the home of English Rugby, for the Aviva Premiership Rugby Final.
The day begins with each team having a photo takenon the hallowed Twickenham turf, then after that all players are presented to a capacity crowd at half-time of the Final, where they do a lap of the pitch – all of which makes for a truly unforgettable day for the rugby stars of the future.
To find out more about the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup, including dates and locations of tournaments visit: www.premiershiprugby.com/landrovercupLike Rugby World? Subscribe to the magazine for the latest comprehensive content.