England's Red Roses train with February's Quilter Kids First Champions
Henley Hawks RFC won February's Quilter Kids First Champions award and ex-England Rugby stars Ugo Monye and Nolli (Danielle) Waterman were joined by some of today's England stars to present the award.
England Red Roses Leanne Riley, Rachael Burford and Abby Dow (picutred), who are currently in action in the Six Nations Championship, got stuck in with the kids, taking part in the club's training session - check out the video.
Henley Hawks won for creating a great rugby environment. They have a five year plan to increase the number of kids in younger age groups and to keep players, in particular girls, in the game for longer. To achieve this, they use innovative ideas and tools, such as ‘super power cards’ to make training more enjoyable – something Rachael (on the far right of the picture) found really important: "The reason I stayed in the game for so long was the enjoyment factor. Using the little magic cards with the little super powers and stuff, you can see all the smiles on the boys' and girls' faces."