Cup kings Camelot are raring to go ahead of the new campaign

Last season's Camelot U8s are the reigning county champions and won five other major festivals. Picture (c) John Cannon, JCpix.co.uk
Last season's Camelot U8s are the reigning county champions and won five other major festivals. Picture (c) John Cannon, JCpix.co.uk

The junior rugby union season kicks off on Sunday and the Hemel Hempstead Camelot youth teams are hoping to build on last year’s successes.

Last season’s U8s are the reigning county champions and won five other major festivals – and they are relishing the move from tag rugby to the tackling game and plan to retain their titles.

The RFU have implemented rule changes that encourage team play and eases the transition from tag rugby to the contact form of the game.

These changes have proved popular and assisted the development of new players – and Camelot are now on the hunt for fresh talent.

The club is looking to recruit new players between the ages of five and 15, whether they are new to the game or seasoned competitors.

Players in school Years 1, 2 and 3 play tag rugby, which is non-contact, fast, fun and competitive, while school Year 4 and upwards play tackling rugby. No specialist equipment is required to start, just plenty of enthusiasm.

For further details on getting involved with rugby at Camelot, please visit www.camelotrugby.co.uk or e-mail John Cannon at CamelotU10s@gmail.com