Marconi hosts NRL school holiday clinic

The UK Armed Forces rugby league team were the special guests at a NRL school holiday clinic at Marconi Park yesterday.

More than 100 children took part in the clinic at the home of the Marconi Mustangs.

A group of 30 kids were put through their paces by a group of UK players.

The players carried out basic rugby league skills with the eager youngsters, followed by a brief question and answer session with the team. They also handed out NRL merchandise along with some UKAFRL stickers.

One of the players was even challenged to a drop goal kicking competition.

“It was fantastic to see the players interacting with the local kids. Both they and the children seemed to benefit from the experience,” major Dave Groce said.

“What really hit me was how well resourced the NRL initiative was and how excited the children were to participate. It is a shame such sessions are not run at home for our youngsters.”

The UK Armed Forces rugby league team finish their World Cup campaign with games against New Zealand today (Windsor) and on July 14 in the third/fourth playoff at Wentworthville.