Brumbies in the making

Budding rugby union players take part in the Brumbies Rugby holiday clinics at Rotary Oval. They received coaching from the region's best junior development staff.

Budding rugby union players take part in the Brumbies Rugby holiday clinics at Rotary Oval. They received coaching from the region's best junior development staff.

THE future David Pocock, Stephen Moore or Nic White may have been running around Rotary Oval in Cooma earlier this week when the Brumbies held their rugby school holiday clinics.

Youngsters from Cooma and Jindabyne rugby clubs attended the day on Tuesday, July 8, where participants received elite rugby coaching from the Brumbies development staff.

Tom Beinke, the Brumbies Rugby Development Office for the Monaro and South Coast, guided the participants through a number of skill activities.

"We help kids from six years old to 13 years, the idea is to improve their core skills," Mr Beinke said.

"They take part in activities such as catch and passing, and decision making exercises."

As the Brumbies look to cement a finals berth in the Super Rugby competition this weekend, Beinke has seen strong numbers in the holiday clinics across the region.

"Cooma always attracts strong numbers at the clinics, we also visit Yass, Goulburn and Batemans Bay."

The budding stars kicked, passed and tackled their way from 9am till 3pm, the smiling faces an indication they were enjoying the clinic

For their efforts the children received a Brumbies pack which included a Wallabies rugby ball, a drink bottle, cap and Brumbies poster..

Beinke coached junior Brumbies teams before his role as development officer and says it is important to continue pushing rugby within regional areas.

"We also have development programs with junior clubs and schools, such as gala days, to get the kids involved in rugby."

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