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5 August 2014, 1:52pm

Rugby fun for Army children at Warminster

Bath Rugby’s Community team last week brought together 40 children of Army personnel at the Warminster Land Warfare Centre for two days of rugby fun.

The rugby camp was a rare opportunity for the children, aged six to 16, to interact with others of their own age on the site. It focused on individual skill development and game understanding, along with the all-important fun activities.

The Army assisted in putting on a thoroughly entertaining show. They provided a bouncy castle, assault course inflatable, paintballing, food (including a barbecue) and on the last day the children were even shown around one of the tanks on base!  

On the subject of tanks, a special guest turned up on the second day to surprise the camp: Lance Corporal Semesa Rokoduguni, otherwise known as Bath Rugby’s star winger and scourge of opposition defenders. When not scoring sensational tries for Bath, Rokoduguni is a tank driver in the Army.  

“It was a fantastic two days which the children thoroughly enjoyed,” said Bath Rugby Community Coach Kim Oliver. “We love coming to these camps and having the opportunity to coach the Army children. The activities they put on to entertain the entire camp were brilliant.”

The Community team would like to thank Garrison Sergeant Major Diver for his great organisation. 

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