QBE RUGBY PRO WINNER BISHOPTON RFC TRAINS WITH GLASGOW WARRIORS
Glasgow Warriors players Stuart Hogg, Peter Horne, Mike Cusack and Andrew Redmayne were at Glasgow Warriors training ground on Tuesday to take a specialist training session after Bishopton RFC was announced as the winner of the inaugural 2013 QBE Rugby Pro competition in Scotland.
Members of Bishopton RFC under 12s to under 16s team trained with the Glasgow Warriors players and community coaches courtesy of QBE, the business insurance specialist. In addition to the training session Bishopton RFC will also receive £1,000 worth of training equipment.
The prize was awarded to the club that best demonstrated the benefits of receiving expert guidance from Glasgow Warriors. The judges were particular impressed by Bishopton RFC’s community spirit and willingness to accommodate rugby for all ages providing a playing pathway from 3 to 63 years olds.
The training session provided the Bishopton RFC under 12s to under 16s with the rare opportunity to learn from professionals and pick up specialist advice on core rugby skills and game play.
Andrew Jackson, coach of Bishopton RFC’s under 12s said; “The training session taken by Glasgow Warriors players and coaches was a great success as our coaches and players got the opportunity to develop and learn a number of new skills. Hopefully this will greatly benefit the squad throughout the remainder of this, and future seasons. We are very grateful to QBE for this fantastic experience and the new training equipment.”
Stuart Hogg, Glasgow Warriors full back, said: “QBE Rugby Pro is a fantastic initiative and it is great to be able to give something back to the grassroots game. It has been fun working with Bishopton RFC and I hope that the access to professional players and coaches during the specialist training session will inspire them further.”
QBE is committed to supporting the development of rugby at all levels. For more information on QBE’s rugby activity visit www.QBErugby.com.