Two years to go until Rugby World Cup hits Gloucester
WINNING dropgoals spiralled through newly installed public rugby posts to signal two years to go until the World Cup comes to Gloucester.
Potential superstars of the future joined those lucky enough to have tasted past glory at Kingsholm for a training session in Gloucester Park yesterday.
There, a set of rugby posts has been put up to ramp up the excitement ahead of the World Cup kick-off date – September 18, 2015.
Former Gloucester rugby players Adam Balding and Thinus Delport were on hand to show youngsters from Longlevens Junior School the ropes in a game of touch rugby. Adam is a former Cherry and Whites captain and has been made Gloucester's World Cup co-ordinator by the city council.
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He helped put 10 Year 6 pupils from the school through their paces, under the watchful eye of their teacher Nathan Riley.
Nathan said: "It was great for the kids to come and mix with Adam and Thinus, two Gloucester legends. Adam is a former captain and this is what a lot of the children here aspire to emulate."
Adam added: "Events like these are brilliant for the kids. We want to reach out to the wider community and not just the rugby community. We want to create a carnival atmosphere here during the World Cup."
Teresa Tyler from Longlevens, was with son Louis, 11, and said the posts were "great". Kingsholm will host four matches, featuring the likes of Tonga, Scotland and Argentina.
Council leader Paul James said: "It's not about the 'rough and tumble' of playing, it is about just getting out there and having a go at kicking a ball or just throwing one around. There will be 10 sets of posts around the city, so plenty of opportunity for people to get involved."