Prop Idol Returns
Neal Hatley is the Academy Manager at London Irish and he will be delivering all of the player education sessions. He is a very experienced coach and player who has had a great deal of experience as a premiership and international prop. Following on from last year’s success Neal, and the Front Row Mentors who work alongside him, have re – designed the program and the tasks to take into account the very latest scrummaging techniques.
The programme is aimed specifically at players in the U13/U14 Boys’ age groups and U15/U18 Girls age groups.
Prop Idol heats will be run across the county with a final which will be held at the London Irish training ground at Sunbury as a warm up before the London Irish A v Saracens A game.
Each event will run from 19.00 – 21.00 and the schedule of these events is set out below
17th January 2011 Prop Idol Heat US Portsmouth RFC
7th February 2011 Prop Idol Heat Andover RFC
14th March 2011 Prop Idol Heat Eastleigh RFC
4th April 2011 Finals Sunbury – London Irish A v Saracens A
The Prop Idol competition will give players an idea of what is required to play in the scrum and test the technical ability and physical attributes of the players. Please note that players do not have to be existing forwards but please be aware there will be an element of live scrummaging at each of the events.
If you wish to take part please contact Andy Gay, who will forward the relevent application documents to you.