England Rugby MU20 assembled at St. George’s Park for their first training camp since March in which they played an internal match between their North and South squads.
Following a large lay-off due to the COVID-19 pandemic England Rugby’s development teams hadn’t met since Spring 2020 so the first opportunity for the squads to meet was seized with both hands and St. George’s Park offered the perfect venue for their North and South based players to combine.
The MU20 squad first joined up on Saturday 28th November and have since used the Burton base weekly. To round off the year the team’s final camp at St. George’s Park takes place on Saturday 19th December.
The RFU’s Men’s Under-18 squad also met at St. George’s Park towards the end of November for two separate training camps on Sunday 22 and Sunday 29 November. It was another great opportunity for the players to integrate after being apart for over six months.
Speaking after their first internal match, England Rugby Men’s under-20 Head Coach, Alan Dickens “St. George’s Park is a fantastic facility. We chose to host our internal training match here because we were guaranteed a quality playing surface and that has been proven today.”
St. George’s Park General Manager, Holly Murdoch “It is great to have welcomed England Rugby’s men’s development teams to St. George’s Park and provide them with world class facilities to deliver a successful training camp for their squads.
We hope to welcome the RFU back soon as they have been such fantastic guests and we are pleased to have had the opportunity to showcase the diverse facilities we have on offer at St. George’s Park not only for football but for all other sports as well.”
England Rugby Men’s under-20 player, Tom Roebuck “St. George’s Park is a great facility. The pitches are lovely and all the facilities we have used today have been fantastic.”