Young players invited to taste pro life

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PROMISING young rugby players are being invited to Borders College in Galashiels to get a taste of what life in the pro ranks would be like.

The free Pro Rugby Taster Sessions have been designed for players age 15 and over and will take place on April 7 and 8.

Those signing up will experience the working day of a professional player and be introduced to the commitment and work ethic required to attain this status in real life.

In addition to this insight into pro rugby reality is the chance to fully investigate the Borders College specialist rugby programme - BASE Rugby - designed to give an overall grounding, including skills development and conditioning, in conjunction with a structured education leading to nationally recognised qualifications.

Spearheading the initiative will be Hawick RFC coach Phil Leck .

He’ll be assisted by professional players and coaches over the two days.

Places are available as a two day residential camp staying at the Jean Muir Student Village on campus or as a drop in daily programme.

Accommodation on a Bed and Breakfast basis along with lunch and dinner is available at the venue at reasonable rates.

For further information and to book a place, call the Student Advice Team on 01896 662516 or email before March 28.