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Celebrating One Year of Success: Embracing Community and Growth in Kids Rugby in Eastbourne

Updated: Sep 6, 2023

Greetings from the heart of Eastbourne! As we wrap up an incredible first year at 360 Rugby, I, Joe, along with our top-notch coaching team—Coach Tommy and Strength & Conditioning Advisor Harri—want to take you through our extraordinary journey. We've become more than just a rugby coaching centre; we're a thriving community for the young rugby enthusiasts of Eastbourne. So, let's dive into what makes 360 Rugby the go-to place for children's rugby in our vibrant town.

Since 3 June 2022, we've been holding steadfast to our commitment—providing consistent Saturday sessions that have become the cornerstone of kids' rugby in Eastbourne. Come rain or shine, we've only had to cancel twice due to unsafe grounds. This unwavering dedication ensures that our young athletes have a reliable platform to hone their skills, build confidence, and forge meaningful friendships.

You might be wondering, how do we handle Eastbourne's unpredictable weather? Well, we embrace it. Whether it's a downpour, gusty winds, or the occasional hailstorm, we stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our players, guiding and cheering them on. The resilience shown by our young athletes during these challenging conditions is nothing short of inspiring and speaks volumes about our collective passion for the sport.

But let's talk about success—because at 360 Rugby, it's not just about what happens on the pitch. From shy newcomers gaining the courage to participate, to our young talents making it into Harlequins' DPP programme, every achievement is a cause for celebration. We've fostered an environment where each individual is encouraged to unlock their full potential, instilling a deep sense of pride in their personal and collective accomplishments.

Community is at the heart of 360 Rugby. Parents, you're not just spectators; you're an integral part of this journey. Your cheers and support contribute to the inclusive, family-like atmosphere that is quintessentially 360 Rugby. This strong sense of community serves as the bedrock for the personal and collective growth of all our players.

As we toast to a successful year and look to the future, the sky's the limit. Our foundational pillars—community engagement, a love for rugby, and a commitment to individual growth—will continue to steer us forward. Coach Tommy, S&C Advisor Harri, and the entire coaching squad are pumped to build on this year's successes, shaping the future rugby stars of Eastbourne.

In closing, our first year has been nothing short of phenomenal, marked by resilience, community spirit, and a relentless pursuit of excellence. We're not just setting the bar for children's rugby in Eastbourne; we're continually raising it.

So, what's next for 360 Rugby? Stay tuned. We're just getting started, and we're excited to leave an indelible mark on Eastbourne's rugby scene for generations to come.


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