20th March 2017, 15:07 | north_east

Rockets' holiday camps benefiting from innovation this Easter

Rockets' holiday camps benefiting from innovation this Easter

New Ponteland venue, camps and online booking system launched.

Cramlington Rockets have revealed a brand new set of camps for the forthcoming Easter holidays.

The Northumberland-based 2016 nominee for national rugby league club of the year has expanded what it offers local children.

As well as camps at Cramlington Sporting Club and Alnwick, now back at Longhoughton First School, the club is adding a camp at Ponteland First School following demand created by a successful schools coaching programme.

With Cramlington-born ex-Sunderland goalkeeper, Greg Purvis recently joining the Rockets Community coaching staff, they have also added a football camp to their Alnwick camp.

The camps in Alnwick and Ponteland are running for two days for 5-12 year olds whilst the main camp at Cramlington will be running two four-day blocks over the Easter for 5-16 year olds.

Medals in the mud!

Former Sunderland goalkeeper Greg Pruvis has joined the team

The popular rugby camps will be a key feature alongside the much loved multi-sports camp at Cramlington Sporting Club, the Rockets’ home base. All will have Easter themed games and prizes.

In addition to all that, the Rockets have now added an online booking option to make it even easier for people to get involved.

“We are very excited about all the innovations we have coming up this Easter” said Rockets Community manager, Steve Beaty.

“Ponteland is an area that has really embraced rugby league and we get a lot of players coming across every Saturday to play. It made sense to give more kids the chance to get involved.

“We have returned to Longhoughton First School in Alnwick, which is another school that loves its rugby league and we are excited to welcome Greg Purvis to the fold.”

“He’s a young lad from the area that has been involved with very high level professional sport. You couldn’t find a nicer young man and he really clicks with the kids, which is a great mix and I am sure his football camp will go down very well.

Speaking about the new online payment system, Beaty added: “This is something we’ve being wanting to add for a while.”

“Making it as easy as possible for both non and current members was important and by being able to do it through our website means people can have confidence it is secure as well as hopefully spending time to see what else is on offer through the website.”

“We believe it will really enhance the booking process for anyone that wants to join us for what are set to be some excellent camps.

To find out more about Cramlington Rockets’ camps this Easter, click HERE.