Nottingham Rugby's Joe Cobden and Finlay Barnham will be
offering a helping hand at Nottingham Moderns' recruitment day on
Sunday (22nd September), before their team mates take to
the field for The Big Kick-Off against London Welsh at Meadow Lane
(Kick off 3.15pm).
Centre Cobden and Scrum Half Barnham will be present between
11am and 12pm to help deliver training sessions alongside the
club's community coaches as they continue to develop their links
with local clubs.
Nottingham Moderns are hoping to boost the numbers in their
Under 13 ranks by hosting the recruitment day and have invited four
local schools along to take part in the day.
Attending the session will be students from Djanogly City
Academy, Blue Coat Academy, Farnborough School and The Nottingham
The recruitment day will take place between 10:30am and 1:30pm
at Nottingham Moderns RFC, Main Road, Wilford, Nottingham, NG11
Nottingham Rugby Community Co-ordinator, Rob Pearce, said, "The
recruitment day at Nottingham Moderns is a great opportunity for
young players from the schools in attendance to show what they've
got and join a structured set-up.
"Playing for a club will help the players develop their skill
set in an encouraging environment and will help some of them on the
pathway to taking rugby more seriously as they get older.
"The Nottingham Rugby Community Programme exists to help clubs
develop players and promote rugby as both a viable career path and
an excellent leisure activity. We're proud to support such
initiatives and look forward to seeing the talent on offer on
The Championship players will be available for photographs and
will be taking part in The Big Kick-Off photograph with those who
attend the recruitment day before the main action gets underway at
Meadow Lane later in the afternoon.
Participants will be granted free tickets for the Green &
Whites opening home game of the season, as they look to build on
the good start they made against Leeds Carnegie in the season's
curtain raiser last time out.
Nottingham face a difficult challenge as they take on the side
who were relegated from the Aviva Premiership last season and have
been installed as the favourites for the title this season.
Both teams go into the game in good form after securing
impressive wins in the opening round of matches.
Tickets for the game are available by contacting the Nottingham
Rugby office on 0115 9070070.