From 21 - 25 October the British School in the Netherlands Rugby Club hosted its 4th week-long Rugby Camp with The Leicester Tigers, ten times Champions of England. The 2013 course was the most popular yet, with over 120 kids aged 5 - 18 years old enjoying the late October sunshine in Voorschoten.
The Camp is the result of a long-standing collaboration between the BSN Rugby Club and The Tigers and was open to players from any club. This year over two-thirds of the participants were Dutch players, travelling from all over the country to experience top class rugby training from 7 of the Tigers' finest Academy coaches and first team professionals.
The kids had great fun developing their rugby skills through games, exercises and match play and on Thursday had the opportunity to train with the current Tigers No 8, Brett Deacon, who afterwards answered their questions about life as a professional rugby player.
As part of BSN Rugby Club's mission to develop the game of rugby in the Netherlands, on Wednesday evening the Tigers Academy also travelled to Amsterdam to coach 80 men and women from the AAC Senior Rugby Team. Head Coach, Matt Roper, the common link between the Tigers, BSN and AAC squads commented on the success of the 2013 Camp "it's fantastic to see kids of all ages and from all over the Netherlands enjoying top class coaching from the Tigers professionals. Even the weather is smiling on us!"
The British School in The Netherlands is an independent British international school with three Junior School campuses in The Hague and a Senior School in Voorschoten. With around 2,000 students, the BSN is the largest provider of International education in the Netherlands for children aged 3 to 18.