Coaching masterclass in rugby league

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Super League giants Wigan Warriors are coming to Galashiels and they want Borders youngsters to come and join them.

The legendary rugby league club are putting on a two-day junior training camp at Netherdale on July 30 and 31 for S1-S4 rugby players, with Scotland Rugby League head coach Steve McCormack, who is on the coaching staff at Wigan, delivering some of the sessions.

Last year Scotland brought international Rugby League to the Borders for the first time when they played France in the European Championship, an event widely considered a great success by organisers.

McCormack, who led Scotland to a first-ever European crown last season following their historic quarter-final appearance at the 2013 World Cup, will join his Wigan Warriors colleagues in putting on a coaching masterclass on Thursday July 30 at Netherdale at 6.30pm for any local coaches who want to learn from the 13-man code’s leading practitioners.

For both events, Wigan Warriors, Scotland RL and Gala RFC welcome players and coaches from both codes, including rugby union players who wish to work on particular skills that come to the fore in league, or to learn a new code, and coaches who would like to broaden their rugby knowledge and experiences.

To book a place in the training camp visit wiganwarriors.com or call 08716 633 552 and for more information on the coaching masterclass call Doug Folan of Scotland RL on 07782 110 497.