Cramlington Rockets community team goes from strength to strength

Youngsters taking part in Cramlington Rockets Community Camp.
Youngsters taking part in Cramlington Rockets Community Camp.

Dozens of youngsters have been giving rugby league a try.

Since its formation in September 2014, Cramlington Rockets’ community team has been going from strength to strength.

Working with local schools and community partners, the Rockets’ coaches have been hard at work, spreading the rugby league gospel through a number of programmes that includes healthy eating and Rocket Tots.

More and more children have been attending the Rockets’ school holiday camps.

Held at the award winning Cramlington Sporting Club, both the junior multi-sports camp for five to 11-year-olds and the senior elite rugby camp for 12 to 16-year-olds make use of the full range of indoor and outdoor facilities on offer.

A total of 65 children attended the first camp in January, with the figure beaten during May half term as 74 took part, and it was bettered again last week when 86 children attended.

Rockets Community set a benchmark for attendees with their first camp of the year in January when an amazing 65 children attended.

Community development manager Steven Beaty said: “We are in awe at the enthusiasm and demand for rugby league we have in Northumberland.

“When the Rockets Community was launched last year, we never imagined it would be so popular. To get the numbers we are now is a record in the north east.

“We work had to make the camps fun and enjoyable so either people who are new to the sport or have been a part of the club for several years can get a lot out of it.

“They are also the perfect way to spend the holidays even if you do not want to play rugby league on a weekly basis.

“Our next camps will be in the first and last week of the school holidays and we are really excited to see everyone again.”

For more information email cramlingtonrockets@gmail.com or call 07809 114905.