Last night, Monday 25th March, Frazer McKenzie and Will Bordill visited the ATC in Ashton Under Lyne. After initial introductions by Sgt Simon Rowland, the Sharks players joined in with some Touch Rugby, offering advice on techniques for success as they went along. The games were followed by a Question and Answer session, with the cadets asking questions about the life of a professional rugby player, including questions about the training regime, recovery, diet and nutrition, when they started to play rugby, and attitudes in the changing rooms pre match. Whilst the cadets then took their break and changed back into their uniforms, the Fraser and Will were invited to try their hand on the indoor rifle range. Following some instruction by Flt Lt Wilson, the players took their shots with very good results.
Pictured above are Fraser and Will with the ATC back in their uniforms and below is a photo as the cadets forming the Guard of Honour at the Sale Sharks v Bath game on 22nd March.
The ATC are members of the Sharks Community Connections partnership, which looks to support grassroots rugby organisations. The benefits of the partnership are complimentary season tickets, player appearance, a signed Sharks shirt, as well as invitations to attend Carrington to see the Sharks squad training and more. If you would like to find out more, please contact Community Events Co-ordinator Helen Stuart by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by ringing 0161 286 8888 ext 268.