Successful 'Return to Rugby' session held in Plymouth

05 Sep 2016 10:09 | Sara Raine

CORNWALL/DEVON League side Plymouth Argaum held their first ‘Return to Rugby’ session on Sunday morning at the University of St Mark and St John.

The club were delighted 12 players of all ages and abilities turned up to attend.

They are also hoping numbers will increase as the sessions continue.

Club secretary and spokesman Stuart Quarterman said: “To have a dozen players turn up for the first week is great.

“We are going to keep pushing it and, hopefully, we can get even more people over the remaining nine weeks.”

Argaum chairman Nick Hancock was at the first session to offer encouragement just days after he was named amateur player of the year at the National Rugby Awards.

Hancock only took up rugby at 43 years-old as a social activity. He was a self-confessed ‘couch potato’ going through a mid-life crisis, but he has since helped Argaum to two promotions and played 21 matches in the Cornwall/Devon League last season.

The ‘Return to Rugby’ sessions run by Argaum will be held every Sunday morning at 10am until early November at the University of St Mark and St John (Marjon).  They are designed to try and make it easier for people thinking about giving rugby another go.

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