Wooden Spoon-supported Rugby Camps stir up a success!

The first Rugby and Multi-Sports Camp sponsored by Wooden Spoon, the children’s charity of rugby, has been a huge success. Organised by Fylde Rugby Community Foundation and hosted at Fylde Rugby Club, the camp attracted an incredible 130 boys and girls, from ages 5 to 12, who enjoyed rugby related games and other fun activities.

Head of Community Coaching for the Foundation, Phill Mills, said:

“We are delighted at how well the Camp has gone. Everyone attending has had great fun, lots of exercise and top rugby coaching as we had drafted in England U’21s women’s squad member Laura Perrin, Fylde 1st team head coaches Alex Loney and Chris Briers along with some Fylde 1st XV players. The impact of COVID-19 on youngsters wanting to play rugby has been tough. Many just want to get back to playing sport generally and we were delighted by how many children were playing rugby for the first time.”

Sir Bill Beaumont CBE, Chairman of World Rugby, Fylde Rugby Community Foundation Honorary President and Wooden Spoon Lancashire Honorary President officially launched this new initiative in conjunction with Martin Long, Chairman of Wooden Spoon Lancashire and a fellow Trustee of the Foundation along with other Wooden Spoon Committee Members.

The cost of running the camp was supported by funding from Wooden Spoon Lancashire, enabling the camps to be accessible to as many children as possible. This three-year project will provide positive and fun sports activities for local children aged 6-14 on the Fylde coast.

Further information and details of future camps are available from Phill Mills Tel: 07534 321418 Email:

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